It has been time for a fresh look here on the blog, inspired in part by my upcoming newsletter. That nifty little button on the right that says ‘Subscribe’ will take you to the place where you can sign up for that newsletter, which will go out on the last day of each month with a highlight of the previous month, a preview of the next month, and some exclusive content and/or writing samples that won’t get posted onto the blog itself. As an added bonus, you will also get a code for 20% off a paperback copy of King of Ages when you sign up.
As I have been reevaluating the blog so far this year, I have noticed a trend for random posting dates and times, with the content focusing more on book reviews and less on anything else. So I took some time to figure out a schedule for each week and plan to work on getting some exciting content up onto this site. Here is what the future will look like, beginning this Saturday:
Scholarly Saturdays: A new post each Saturday focusing in on a topic of interest. My own interests reside in Medieval England, Medieval Iceland, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Medieval Literature so the majority of the topics will fall into one of those categories. Some Saturday posts will be a glancing look at a subject or topic, while others might explore an idea or event in greater depth. Plus, the name is a throwback to the days when this blog was the Scholarly Scribe.
Mondays are funny, as they have a rotating schedule. The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month are going to be Guest Posts, while the 2nd and 4th will be Book Reviews. The rare 5th Monday will be whatever suits the needs at the time.
Guest Posts: Twice a month I aim to have an author or publisher featured on this blog. They might write an original post about the writing or publishing process, they might do an interview, or it might be something completely different such as a giveaway or other promotion. I’m already starting to schedule in these slots, so if you are interested in appearing on this blog reach out to me via one of the methods listed on my About page.
Book Reviews: Simply put, I will be reviewing only 2 books most months. I average more than this number, between reading and listening to audiobooks, so I will be a little more selective about which ones are worthy of getting a featured review. Any books won as part of a giveaway or via a review request will be likely to get a post, but all books will get reviews on the three major websites for book reviews. See my review policy for more information if you are interested in having me review your book!
Writer’s Toolbox Thursdays: Every Thursday will be dedicated to some topic in the writing world. This may be basic tips about writing, revising, or fleshing out a plot. They might be about finding an agent or publisher. They could be about dealing with rejection or with marketing your story or book. The topics are endless and there is so much to cover without treading on the exact same thing twice, so look for my own advice and experiences to be shared every Thursday.
So there you have it, the plan for each post, each week moving forward. And here is what the rest of March’s content will look like:
3/12 – Kennings
3/14 – Book Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin
3/17 – Strong, heroic female characters
3/19 – Poetry: Spenserian Stanzas
3/21 – Guest post from Julia at Hijinksblog: Fight Scenes
3/24 – Writing First Drafts
3/26 – Tolkien on Translation
3/28 – Book Review: The Ancient One by T.A. Barron
3/31 – Revising v.s. Editing
What are some topics that you would like to see featured on this blog? Leave a comment below and let me know!