Sample How They Do It Posts:
- Claudia Gray on Outlining
- Kody Kemplinger on Dialog
- Cynthia Leitich Smith on Process
- Marie Lu on Creating Characters
- Lucienne Diver on Voice
- Elizabeth S. Craig on Middles
- Aprilynne Pike on Writing a Book
Guest posts typically run 600-1000 words, plus author bio, links and book blurb (if applicable). Topics can include anything writing related, from tips on craft to dealing with writer issues, from publishing and marketing to social media and fitting writing time into your life. Guest authors don't need to be professionally published (though they usually are in some way) as long as they have helpful advice/experiences/wisdom about writing to share.
Suggestions for Topics:
This blog is all about the How-To, so posts that dig into a technique or discuss how you handle it are well-received. What are you passionate about? What are you really good at? What struggles or tough aspect of writing have you overcome and how? What shows off an aspect of your book? (it's okay to promote as long as it's also helpful information to my readers).
Guest posts are scheduled months in advance, and I'll always try to accommodate a release date when possible. I'm also happy to pencil in someone for a spot later in the year.