Discussion: what makes you read a blog post?

Hello, fellow bloggers and readers! What makes you read a blog post? I’ve been wondering this for a while: it’s something that I’ve toyed with, trying to get right, seeing one post get loads of views and another get practically zero. What attracts you to click on a post? Is it a book-related headline, or…

4 things I do to find blogging inspiration

Who doesn’t love a good blog post? More accurately (if you’re a blogger, too): who doesn’t love the feeling of writing a great blog post, knowing that you’ve hit the nail on the head and are producing some pretty stellar content, all from a half-remembered thought you had once on the underground? That’s the dream!…

Writing the perfect agent’s submission letter

Time to find out how to snag that agent’s attention… Let me start with blog post with a caveat: having never published a book myself, I cannot definitely say whether or not this submission letter works. However, I recently attended YALC and went to one of the Agent’s Arenas (basically you get five minutes to…

Blogging for stats

Everybody loves being successful. I mean, why not! The feeling of knowing that you’re doing something right is great. Let’s apply this to blogging. I started my blog back last March as a way to get through all of the books that I was reading as part of my work at the bookshop. All those…

Unleash your inner writer with these great Twitter book chats

I have a confession: I’m an avid Twitterer. Since I discovered it last year, it’s been an amazing resource, letting me spread my bookish thoughts around the Internet- and, more importantly, helping me to connect with people who also love reading. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I’ll even come across a book chat. Usually hosted by…