3 Ways Writers Can Make Money from a Blog

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Many writers consider blogging a waste of time because blogging “for free” takes them away from paid work, like articles and books. In fact, blogging can lead to more paid writing gigs. And your blog can even generate income. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which your blog could lead to […]

How to Book a Blog Using Scrivener

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I use Scrivener to write most of my blog posts. Why? Because Scrivener allows me easily to file them in folders and later, if I want, turn those folders into books. However, before I used Scrivener, my posts were all written in Word or directly into WordPress. That made it hard to create a manuscript […]

Share Your Wisdom by Blogging a Book

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You’ve begun blogging a short book (or even a long book). Or maybe you decided to blog to build platform for a forthcoming book, to promote a previously released book, or simply to express yourself. You had a lot of momentum when you started, and now… suddenly, you’ve begun to wonder: Do I really have […]

Why Now is the Best Time to Blog a Book

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If ever there were a time to start a blog or to blog a book, it’s now. Yes, the blogosphere is crowded and loud. On the other hand, the number of people on or using the internet continues to grow, which creates an enormous opportunity for anyone—including authors and bloggers. Now truly is the best […]

How to Test Market Your Book Idea with a Blog

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I once heard Ellen Archer, president and publisher of Hyperion Books, say the advent of blogs provided publishers for the first time with a way to test market potential books. In other words, a successful blog equals a successfully test marketed book idea. Why? Publishers consider loyal blog readers and subscribers potential buyers of a […]

How to Structure Your Nonfiction Blogged Book


You’ve got an idea for a blogged nonfiction book. Maybe you’ve even brainstormed some ideas for content, completed a mind map or come up with a tentative outline. Now you’re wondering about how to structure your book. It’s really not that difficult to create a structure for a nonfiction book. Although not all nonfiction books […]

Six Steps to Take Before You Begin Blogging a Book

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Most writers simply begin writing the moment they come up with a book idea they feel is worth pursuing. However, it’s best to wait a moment…or a few moments…to focus and evaluate that idea. This helps your book have a chance of succeeding in the ever-more competitive book market. After all, no matter how you […]

3+ Reasons I’ve Started Using Scrivener as a Blogging Tool

For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of using Scrivener as a writing tool. I hadn’t seriously considered using it for blogging, except I was interesting in finding out if it could become a blog-to-book tool. If it could import posts form WordPress, I figured it might be quite useful. I […]

5 Tips to Keep You Publishing Posts After You Finish Blogging a Book


Carefully pick your blogged book topic. I always offer this bit of advice first when I teach people how to blog a book. Why? Because you have to continue publishing posts long after you finish blogging your book. How do you keep coming up with ideas for posts after your book is complete? These 5 […]