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Friday, July 16

Checking In

I've been trying some new things lately, so I thought it might be good to check in with everyone and see how they're working. I'll put a poll up on the side menu, but feel free to comment here as well if you have more to say.

What I'd like to know is:

1. How do you feel about the "How They Do It" columns?
I've gone through all my guest posts, and before I start collecting more for the rest of the year, I wanted to see if everyone found them helpful or not. Do you want to see more? Do you have any particular topics or even writers you'd like to hear about? (I can't promise I can get those writers to blog, but I can try and it never hurts to ask).

2. How do you feel about the "Real Life Diagnostics" columns?
These come in when they come in, but do you find them helpful? I know everyone likes to see examples, and I like using them to help illustrate a topic.

3. Is there a topic you'd like to see more of on a weekly basis, like the Re-Write Wednesday column?
I know my last poll had plotting at the top of the list of things to hear more about, though to be honest, I'm not sure I can do plot every week. But I'm willing to try if folks want it. I'll be starting a new book in a few months, so I'll be able to pay attention to what I do and hopefully be able to offer some good tips like I've done with revision. Maybe widen the topic a little and say "story development?" Probably a bit more to work with there.

That about does it. As always, feel free to ask any questions you want here about things on your mind or topics you'd like to see posts on. Or any suggestions you might have on how to make the blog more helpful or useful.