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As I’m going over my blogging plans for this year, I’ve noticed that a lot of my topics could be put into series of “master classes” (Not that I’m a master or that they are actual classes… I’m just trying to confuse you, to keep your mind sharp *awkward cough*) Since you are the ones who have to put up with my rambling and the information I throw at you, I thought it best to let you choose what you’re most interested in πŸ™‚ I will then publish the series in order of popularity.

Let me just explain what each of them contains, and then I’ll let you get on with your day πŸ™‚

Beta Reading

I get asked about beta reading and various aspects of it quite often, so I hope this series will be helpful to many of you. There’ll be posts on how to be a beta reader, how to know which changes to apply, when (and how!) to ask for beta readers, and other helpful tips to make it a rewarding experience – no matter weather you’re the reader or the writer.

World Building

This will cover how to create the basics of your world, like its religion and important historical events, why you need a map if you write high fantasy, and how exactly google maps can help you make your world easier to grasp – for your reader as well as for yourself.

Character Creation

This series will include how to make your characters stand out, why your side characters are just as important as your MCs, how to make them human and relatable, and a couple of bits on POV.

Writing

This will explain what it’s like to be a plotster (as opposed to a plotter or pantser), why it’s important to write for yourself, and how to know when to start over or walk away from a project altogether.

Writer’s Block

Here I’ll give you a few ideas on how to beat writer’s block, and how you can prevent it from putting your writing to a stopΒ for months at a time.

Self-Publishing

Since choosing the indie route can be a daunting experience I’m hoping that this series will help you decide whether it’s for you! It will cover topics such as why your book’s cover and editor are important (and how to find ones you like!), how social media can help you, why breaks are important and encouraged, and why you need to write for yourself above anyone else.

Blogging

This will explain how often you “should” blog, why interaction with your readers is important, and how to avoid blogging becoming a chore.Β  Setting up your first blog – especially when it’s supposed to be for your writing – can seem overwhelming or even complicated. I hope this series will help newcomers relax and create an online home they can be proud of.

Onto the poll! You can vote for as many options as you like if you’re interested in more than one series, but please don’t vote every day while the poll is active. We want this to be fair now, don’t we? πŸ™‚

If there’s anything else you’d like to see, please leave a comment πŸ™‚

Thank you! ❀

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