During my social media hiatus, I began thinking about ways I might be of use to my community of writers, especially my community of speculative fiction writers. I've been afforded the opportunity to write about my work in three interviews recently, and I've been grateful for each one. They not only gave me a forum for discussing my writing, they helped me think about my process, which is always valuable to me.
I'd like to pay that forward by offering my blog space to fellow writers periodically so they can talk about their own writing and processes. I want to read about works in progress and the processes around those, forthcoming work that includes featured samples, elements of the craft, editing, marketing and any other worthy topic that nurtures and promotes writers and writing.
My intention is to make this an egalitarian space. If you're traditionally published and have something to say, I'd like to hear from you. If you're self-published and have something to say, I'd like to hear from you as well. I hope to balance posts with an eye toward diversity of writers and topics, so if I receive too many requests from one corner of the community or too many of one kind of post, it will likely take longer for those to appear on the blog. At most, these guest blog entries will run every two weeks, so if I'm fortunate enough to find myself with a backlog, I'll likely stop taking entries until I clear it out. Finally, I'm not planning to write a set of interview questions because I don't want to lead the conversation. I'd rather you write organically about what you find meaningful.
It would probably be best if you wrote me with a proposed topic before you began drafting your blog entry, and for the sake of the folks who will read your work, it's probably best to keep your entry under 2000 words. For purely selfish reasons, I'm especially interested in hearing from paranormal and speculative romance writers right now with entries about process, works in progress and forthcoming work, but if that's not in your wheelhouse, write me anyway and share your ideas.
Thanks very much for reading, and I'll look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me by email or via my contact form.