However, since I also blog about writing, I thought it was about time I did an edition aimed at writers!
So here are 15 blog post ideas for writers:
- Why do you write?
Everyone has their own reasons why they write, whether it’s a form of therapy for them, a creative outlet, or it’s their lifelong dream to be a published author and share their stories with the world. Whatever your reason, why not discuss it with your blog readers? When and why did you start writing, and how does it benefit you?
- Explain your writing process.
Everyone has a different process when it comes to writing, although it can take a while to hone that process, and find what works for you. So why not share your own process with other writers, so you can hopefully learn from each other?
- Discuss how to write better dialogue.
Dialogue is one of the trickier aspects of writing, so if you have any useful hints or tips, you could share them in a blog post, as I did here.
- Advice on how to name your characters.
Finding the perfect name for your characters can be hard work, so if you have any methods that make it easier (baby name books? Online name generators?) why not share them?
- Are you a plotter or a pantser?
It’s the age-old writing question, but people are still always interested to know which way other people fall.
- Discuss how you outline your stories.
Everyone outlines differently (and other people don’t outline at all!), so why not discuss your own process, and offer tips to anyone looking to hone their own outlining method.
- Give advice on writing short stories.
Short stories can be difficult to master, so if you have any experience writing them, you could give other writers some advice.
- Share a short story or poem and ask for feedback.
Alternatively, rather than writing about writing you could share a work of fiction or a poem that you’ve written and ask your readers for feedback.
- Discuss your writing strengths or weaknesses.
Different writers are naturally better at different things, and this can be an interesting thing to discuss in a blog post. For example, I personally feel like my own strengths are writing dialogue and descriptions, whilst my weaknesses are plotting and keeping things concise (I’m a terrible rambler!). What are yours?
- Analyse your favourite fictional characters to see how the author developed them.
A great thing to do to learn as a writer, is to analyse the work of another writer particularly one whose work you’ve enjoyed. So if there’s a villain you thought was particularly effective, or a love interest that you really liked, take a closer look at how the author achieved this, and share your findings with your blog readers!
- Give world-building tips.
Particularly in the fantasy and science fiction genres, world-building is so important, yet it can be so hard to do. Therefore it makes a great topic to discuss in a blog post!
- Give your best writing productivity tips.
A lot of writers struggle with procrastination, so if you have any productivity tips to share, I’m sure a lot of people would appreciate it!
- How to deal with writer’s block.
Writer’s block is another issue a lot of writers struggle with, so you could share your own experience and how you worked through it in a blog post.
- Creative writing prompts.
Creative writing prompts can be really helpful to get you writing, so why not come up with a few of your own? Whether you come up with a first line, a theme, or a concept, your readers might find it useful, and you could even ask them to share their finished pieces of work on their own blogs!
- Share your favourite writing resources.
So what do you think of these blog post ideas for writers? Have you already written posts about any of these topics? Feel free to share your links in the comments!