Welcome to Marketing for Romance Authors 52 week blog hop challenge. Each week, a lovely group of romance authors blog on a common theme. Visit them all here.
Blogging inspiration is something I am searching for at the moment. Years ago, I was part of a multi-author blog, where we each blogged every two months to a common theme. All the writers were paranormal and/or science fiction romance authors, and so the themes reflected those interests.
I loved it.
Seeing 14 different authors show the variety around a single question was super stimulating. From favorite villain to perfect date with an alien to best vampire on television to writing a round robin, I found being part of a joint approach to story telling improved my writing and my ideas. So much so that I generated a large number of the theme topics. One of the reasons I joined this blog hop is that provided a similar environment, seeing different writers tackle the same theme or question. However, I must admit to missing the paranormal bent, the inclusion of fantasy into every post. While I suppose nothing is stopping me, the fit is not always there.
What I have discovered through my participation in the MFRW blog challenge is a new love of visuals. For the first time in all my years of blogging, I paid for an istock subscription to use photos at a higher level. As a writer, I should focus on words, but the blog is a different opportunity. And I am loving the process of words and pictures. I spend hours on istock looking either for the perfect photo to fit my words. Sometimes I fall in love with the picture.
Here's one I could not resist. How would you caption it?
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