How Blogging Regularly Helps Me Write Fiction

How Blogging Regularly Helps Me Write Fiction by R.S. Mollison-Read

I try to write a blog post at least once a week. Some weeks are better than others, but over the last five years of blogging, I have amassed several hundred blog posts. I know some writers do much better than this, but I know a once-a-week blog post is something I can manage, without burning out entirely, and still managing to find plenty of time to write fiction.

When I first started blogging I found myself becoming annoyed at how frequently I felt I had to produce content, and blogging really began to feel like a chore. But as I became more practiced at it, I’ve found a secondary benefit. Here are three ways in which blogging has helped me write fiction:

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3 Tips To Help You Carve Out Better Writing Time

3 Tips To Help You Carve Out Better Writing Time R.S. Mollison-Read

I’ve written quite a bit about making your writing time work for you. Posts like this, this, this, and this all illustrate the variety of ways in which you can carve more time for writing out of your day.
But not all time is created equal, and in our increasingly distracted lives, sometimes creating better writing time can do more for your writing than just increasing the amount of time you’re writing:

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Elden Forest Print Editions!

Elden Forest series by R.S. Mollison-Read

Hello, friends! I am so excited to announce that the Elden Forest Series is now available in print!

Although I published the first novel, Magician’s Mayhem, in 2012, for a variety of reasons I elected not to release print editions. But now, after some changes Amazon has made to their CreateSpace Print on Demand program, and after purchasing a formatting program from Vellum (my newest obsession, which I will discuss in a future post), I am thrilled to announce that print editions are here!

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3 Tips To Get Away From Your Keyboard and Into Your Story

I’ve written about my need to ‘stew‘ in my story in greater detail here. I know this isn’t the most effective process for everyone, but for me, sometimes getting away from the actual process of writing can help me to develop my story much more quickly, and effectively. Here are three tips to get away from your keyboard and into your story:

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