I've heard from quite a few authors lately who just can't think of anything interesting to write about on their blogs. Sure, they know frequent blog updates are crucial for keeping their existing readers engaged, updating social media feeds, and  attracting new visitors to their websites. In short, they know that blogging is one of the best free tools for promoting their books. But they also feel like most of their creative energy goes into those books, and there's not much left over for weekly or, God forbid, daily posts... If this sounds familiar, if you're an author struggling to generate the kinds of blog posts that consistently interest your fans, I hope the three articles linked below will help you find the missing inspiration to blog, blog often, and build a bigger readership for your books:

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Blogging is tremendous fun, and pretty engaging even if you don’t love your topic. Well, this is true most of the time... Here's how to generating new blog ideas when you're stumped.

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Writing Flash Fiction for Your BlogStretch out with short fiction!

Sometimes it can take years to finish your next novel. What do you do in the meantime to keep your audience interested? Post a piece of flash fiction or a short prose poem on your blog every week!

What is Flash Fiction?

It's a short short story, or a short-ish prose poem, or a fable,  or.... actually, it's anything you want it to be. It could be as short as 140 characters (and perfect for Twitter), or it could be as long as 1000 words. Whatever feels right to you.

Why post Flash Fiction on your blog?

Well, giving yourself a weekly writing assignment that isn't directly tied to your main project (your unfinished novel) is a less stressful way to keep your creative brain in shape and keep your readers coming back to your website. You can even use these weekly posts to provide supplementary information about the worlds, events, and characters of your novels. Is there a mysterious, but somewhat underdeveloped character from your last book who will be appearing more in the next one? Write a flash fiction piece from their POV. Did someone die in your last book? Write a short story about them as if they'd lived. Make it fun! Need some inspiration to get started?

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Everyone is blogging these days, from unknown authors to literary legends—and you should be too. But since blogging has become ubiquitous as a book-promotion tool, it's important to do things right! Here are 7 ways to make sure your blog has a positive impact on your writing career.

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