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Stumped for blog post topics? Author Blog Challenge to the rescue!

A little stumped for subjects for your blog posts? The Author Blog Challenge will help! We’re daily-writing-promptgetting ready to launch the third Author Blog Challenge tomorrow, Sept. 13. This one gets back to basics, with a focus on writing and publishing. Every day of this 5-week challenge (35 days), we’ll offer a writing prompt you can use for the day’s post – or you can write on the topic of your choice. The biggest caveat is that you must have your own blog on which to post!

Just to whet your appetite, here are the first four days’ prompts:

What are your goals for the Author Blog Challenge? Do you want to introduce new readers to your writing? Increase traffic to your blog? Get in some extra writing practice? Share your very important message with the world? Use your first post to talk about why you joined the ABC, what your goals are, and what you hope to learn from the experience. In short, let your readers know that you’re participating in the ABC and why.

When did you begin writing? Describe your earliest memory of writing. Are you formally trained, or did your writing begin as a hobby? How did your writing habit/process/career develop?

What kinds of classes, programs, or workshops have you taken to hone your skill as a writer? What sorts of exercises did/do you use to improve? Have you ever taught a writing class or workshop?

Who are your writing role models? Whose writing has most influenced you? Who are your writing mentors?

A blog challenge is a great chance to improve your writing, draw new readers (and subscribers) to your blog, expose your book/writing to potential new fans, demonstrate your expert status, and connect with other talented authors. Will it take some commitment? Of course! But anything worth doing takes commitment.

Everything is spelled out on the Author Blog Challenge site. Peruse the Guidelines­, Prompts­, Giveaways­, and posts­. Then REGISTER­ to take part!

Here’s to your BLOGGING success!



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