- Do you remember what you wrote?
- Did you write about a traveling experience with your family…maybe to go see Grandma?
- Did you feel that your summer vacation had been way too boring for an essay?
- Did you make up some stuff for your assignment?
- Do you remember noticing that friends most certainly had fictional vacation experiences?
- Did some of your classmates have unhappy vacations?
When you are wondering what in the world you would write about in your blog posts, give yourself a ‘travel’ down memory lane. You can write about your thoughts on the vacation assignment. Or you can use that format to develop a little news report for your readers.
When you are writing your blog posts, simply use the same writing style that your readers have already told you they like. They are loyal and buying your books aren’t they? They have given you the big clue about how to write blog posts for them. Your style may be journalistic or ‘tight’. Some styles are more poetic and lyrical. Styles can be controlled by genre as well as whether your writing is fiction or non-fiction.
Write for them — about your vacation, or your writing, or your book clubs (maybe they want to start a book club), the path to your past stories, one by one as a series of posts, hints about works in progress to create a memory path that you can turn into another series.
When you are reaching out to readers through your blog, make their reading an experience. Just as your stories or non-fiction help to build memories or bring the past into readers’ imagination, make your blog posts a sticky experience. Be memorable