My first year of blogging was one long ride on the struggle bus. Everything, from when to post to what to talk about, was confusing and stressful. I realised that I needed a system to organise my writerly blog post ideas, and so—as part of my big plan to be a better blogger in 2018—I brainstormed loads and loads of them.
And now I’m sharing a few of them with you.
25 Writerly Blog Post Ideas
- Share your knowledge. Odds are, you’ve spent a lot of time researching something very specific, like 1970s cars, or Georgian table manners, or the best way to kill a man with a ballpoint pen. You know, for writing purposes.
- Share when, how, and why you started writing.
- Where do you go/what do you to to get inspiration?
- How do you balance writing with school/work/family?
- Do an in-depth post on your main character. Who are they? What’s their history? (This works equally well for side characters and antagonists, btw.)
- What’s your preferred genre and why?
- How do you avoid writerly burnout?
- What keeps you writing?
- Tell us all about your current novel. How did you land on the idea? How long have you been working on it? What’s it about? How’s it going?
- Are you a plotter or a pantser?
- What do you do when you aren’t writing?
- Are you aiming for traditional publishing or self-publishing?
- How [XYZ] makes you a better writer. How does a particular person/habit/hobby help you along?
- Delve into a controversial topic—but only if you’re feeling brave!
- “Interview” one of your characters.
- What do you wish writers knew about writing [XYZ]? What does everybody seem to get wrong?
- What do you wish non-writers knew about writers?
- Tell us about your writing space. Pictures, please!
- How do you beat writer’s block?
- What songs are on your writerly/WIP playlist? How did you build that playlist?
- Share your writing process from beginning to end. Show us how you come up with ideas, write them down, turn them into potential novels, draft, edit, the lot.
- Write an open letter about something that’s been on your mind.
- How has writing has changed your life?
- List your short-and long-term writerly goals.
- Tell us about your typical day. When/how do you fit in writing time? What’s your ideal writing time?
Do you have a schedule for blog posts? How do you keep it all organised? (I use an Excel spreadsheet because I’m a colossal nerd.)