In a comment to my last post Sheelagh mentioned that, for her, this blog functions a little like a writing group, allowing her to feel part of a writing community. I love that idea!
Are there any ways you feel this blog could do more to offer support and encouragement to those who read it? I can't guarantee to adopt your suggestions, especially time consuming ones, but all suggestions are welcome.
A few random ideas of mine are –
Post weekly with the posts between the current regular twice monthly posts being discussion topics.
Extra posts with invitations to share your social media, blog or website links.
Posts inviting blog readers to share links to their books or other published works.
More frequent 'over to you' posts.
All those are things which I could set up in advance and could still run in my absence, so needn't take up too much of my writing and travelling time.
Talking of writing groups, if you use Facebook, here's one you might like to join.
The photos are all views from the mobile writing retreat (campervan) taken at stops during our recent trip to France. As well as photos, I got a few story ideas. One has already been written and submitted, another is being woven into a novel. See, I really am a travelling writer!
Free entry writing competition news.
Thanks to Sharon Haston for telling me about this short story competition from The Sunday Post. Sadly it's one of those where you give up all rights on your story just by entering. I wonder if the big name authors who are judging realised that before agreeing to get involved.