Social Media Writing, Week #3
On Monday, we discussed the social media experiment of writing about your personal blogging experiences. Today, we take things one step further and really encourage you to blog, by blogging an entire book during the month of April. April is also known as National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo). Nina Amir created National Book Blogging Month in order to inspire people to blog consistently in order to have enough material to create a book. Your job is to attempt this amazing feat by blogging a book during April’s NaBoBloMo event.
Creative Idea Gal’s Thoughts
I started blogging my book on faith, A Slice of Faith, in March 2012, even before I learned “blogging a book” was an industry term. In April 2012, I received a Writer’s Digest e-mail announcing a free webinar about how to blog a book, hosted by Nina Amir. From that moment forward, I was hooked.
I found the concept of blogging a book to be so rich, so deep, so innovative, that I just about lusted after any ounce of information I could get about this process. Several months later, Nina Amir generously sent me a copy of her book How to Blog a Book along with a beautiful, personal message. She thanked me for being her super fan and encouraged me to Achieve More Inspired Results (AMIR – her last name).
Between March 2012 and March 2013, I underwent a transformation in thought and really motivated myself to blog and keep on blogging. Although I ended up doing everything else except blogging my book, I was thrilled to pick up the pieces and start back up with formally blogging A Slice of Faith in March 2013. I am steadily making progress on my book and have nearly completed writing a book proposal to turn into a literary agent. Yes, that is how serious I am about publishing my blogged book.
“Writing a pitch gave me enormous clarity about what I intended to write in my book. It served as a guide—one I could reread every day when I sat down to compose my manuscript—to blog my book or to write it in another manner.” – Nina Amir, for HowtoBlogABook.com
“This essay covers the process I went through to produce a book, Bricklin on Technology, based upon material I had previously published on the web. It is not meant as a “how to” for everybody but rather as food for thought for others considering doing the same.” – Daniel Bricklin, for Turning My Blog into a Book
April 2013 – Extra Extra!
Don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter contest to win a copy of Nina Amir’s book, How to Blog a Book. See below.
Writing Prompt 044
- Step 1: Pick a theme or central idea about something interesting you’d like to write about. Create an outline or map of ideas around one theme. Start planning the type of book you’ll be blogging.
- Step 2: Start writing blog posts and building the content of your book.
- Step 3: Attempt to blog a book during National Book Blogging Month.
Please be sure to leave comments about this writing prompt. We want to hear from you!
About the Author
Amanda M. Socci, J.D., is a freelance writer with 14 years of experience writing professionally. Socci currently cuts her blogging chops on her personal portfolio blog, the Creative Idea Gal blog, and on an online news site, Mount Vernon Patch. Inspired by Nina Amir’s Write Nonfiction in November writing challenge, she created a unique 10-month training program for Writenonfictionnow.com and Writenonfictioninnovember.com blog visitors.
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