Why and How I’m Blogging My First Book

WHY I'M BLOGGINGThanks Nina Amir’s How to Blog a Book, I’m feeling more confident about using drafts of my forthcoming book, Starting From Day One, to post and share on this site.

Traditionally most writers have not always let it be known what book they’re working on, and maybe for good reasons. But after reading Nina’s book I realized how it makes sense for a number of reasons to blog drafts of my book. While the entire book won’t be posted online, several of the mostly evergreen chapters will be.

So here’s why I’m blogging my book.

Revising drafts: Blogging my book provides a space to revise chapters as I write, and hopefully get reader feedback before those chapters before book publication. When I blog, I’m of course writing with an audience in mind.

For example, this post of journal writing prompts consists of a much revised chapter in my book. As I re-read the chapter for blog posting, I realized how much more those and other prompts in the book need flushing out.

The more parts of my book that get read by different readers, the better I can revise and prepare it for publication. (Note: I also have a few dedicated draft readers who helping me with wonderful feedback.)

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