It can be hard for any writer to come up with blog post ideas, especially if you’re a fiction author, like me.
I have heard some fiction authors say that they don’t know what to blog about and have seen many author blogs that only have one or two posts, usually containing something about the release of an author’s book and that’s about it. But only blogging about your next book’s release soon becomes boring. Yes, you can write about your writing process that would soon become boring too.
Blogging can be easier for non-fiction authors – myself included – because you can write about things to solve people’s problems or about the particular non-fiction topic that you write about.
Whatever you decide to blog about don’t make all of the posts just about you. Networking with other authors is important too.
Here are 50 blog post ideas to get you started:
- An excerpt from your book. It can be occasionally good to share an excerpt from one of your books. Whether it’s already published or if it’s an excerpt from your current work in progress.
- Do a spotlight post on another author promoting their work and their book. This can be a great way of connecting with other authors. A good way of doing this is to become a host for an author’s blog tour. I do this frequently on this blog.
- Allow another author to do a guest post on your blog about their chosen topic if it relates to your blog. For example, let them write a post about what inspired them to be a writer or to write that particular book.
- Do a post or a series of posts about your creative writing process and how you work.
- Do a behind-the-scenes post of your writing process and give your readers a glimpse into your writing world. For example, how you research a particular topic, etc.
- Write a post about how you overcome when the dreaded writer’s Block sets in.
- Book reviews. Do a review about a particular book you have recently read or product you have used.
- Who or what inspired your characters.
- Share chapters all parts of your books that didn’t make it into the final draft.
- If you are already an established author by occasional tips for aspiring authors.
- Write about your writing space and show a picture of it to give your readers a glimpse into your world.
- My blog post is one of the characters from your book. There should make an interesting read!
- Interview another author on your blog. This can be a great way of getting to know one of your favourite authors.
- Share images “of things that inspire you. Not all blog posts have to be very long. As I could just be an image with a few words.
- Make a YouTube video and turn it into a blog post.
- Record a podcast and turn it into a blog post.
- A day in the life. Show your readers and give a glimpse into your writing life.
- Talk about your publishing process, especially if you are a self published author.
- Talk about the lessons you learned since publishing your first book or between publishing your first and second book.
- Write a post about whether you are a plotter or a pantser. Someone who writes an outline of their book or writes on the fly or by the seat of their pants as a pantser is known to do.
- Write about your favourite book and why it meant so much to you.
- Write about a book or a moment that has truly inspired you in your life.
- Where do your characters come from? Do they just appear in your head or do something inspire them to come into being?
- Why about the first thing you ever wrote and perhaps share it with your readers if you still have it. Looking back on old work can be a good way of seeing how much you have grown as a writer.
- What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
- Talk about your favourite genre and why you chose that particular genre.
- Talk about and show some of the locations sat in your books.
- Talk about real life events that have inspired your work.
- Talk about the moment you first knew that you wanted to be a writer.
- What interests and hobbies to your characters have? Do another character post as your character and have them talk about those things.
- Interview one of your characters. This should be an interesting post.
- If you found something really interested in your research write about in share with your readers.
- Who is your favourite author and why?
- Talk about your plans for the future and how you plan to get there.
- Talk about your goals and how you plan on achieving them.
- Talk about your latest book and give your readers a glimpse as to what is about.
- What is your mission as a writer? Do you plan on publishing a lot of books or just the one?
- Talk about some writing advice that has helped you in the past and continues to help you now.
- Share your other projects with your readers whether they are related to your hobbies, interests, etc. Especially if they are in some way related to your books.
- Post a giveaway or contest for the chance of your readers to win something such as a signed copy of one of your books.
- Who is your favourite hero or heroine in writing?
- Who is your favourite character?
- How you market your books
- Who are your characters based on? Friends and family? Real people? Characters in a TV show?
- Name your top 10 favourite books.
- Name books that have helped your writing process in some way or inspired you to write.
- How do you find inspiration?
- What are your favourite tools as a writer?
- What thing has the most helped with your creative writing process?
- What is the thing that you love most about writing?
There may come a time as an author blogger that you run out of blog post ideas but as you can see there are a lot of ideas out them. Hope you find this list helpful!
How do you find ideas for your author blog?