Purpose and Schedule

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Announcing The Author’s Chair Blog!

Writers and readers, this new blog is for you.

Writers – Make your writing sparkle by implementing writing tips, participating in critique sessions, and gaining insight into the publishing industry.

Readers – Watch me develop a story over several weeks, read works in progress from up-and-coming writers, and chat with an author and other readers.

Here is the blog’s proposed schedule:

Monday – Writing Tips (Weekly).

I will be providing a tip on writing each Monday that will include examples so you can see how the tips work in practice.

Tuesday – Watch a Story Develop (Frequency dependent on story progress).

I will post regular updates to a story so you can see how it develops as well as the edits I make over time. I will include commentary on why I made certain story decisions. For readers this is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at a new novel. For writers this is a cool way to learn how to build a story.

Wednesday – Guest posts from other authors that will include writing tips and publishing insight (Frequency based on guest availability).

Thursday – News updates from the publishing world and/or from my author’s chair (Frequency based on news alerts).

Friday – Critique group: critiquing samples sent in by subscribers to this blog (Weekly).

If you subscribe to this blog, you may send in a writing sample to be critiqued by me as well as other readers. You need to be ready to receive input, both positive and negative, so bring your thick skin. Submissions must be fiction and 1000 words or fewer. No porn or gore allowed. It is best to send the beginning of your story. Email submissions to blogcritique@daviscrossing.com. I cannot guarantee that I will post your submission for critique.

Readers and other writers, feel free to participate in the critique by commenting on the submitted piece. I will provide rules for critiquing in a separate post.

Saturday – Reader chat with an author: Post questions, comments, and suggestions, and I will respond. I might even be able to have a guest author come to join us. This will not be a true chat-box format. I will respond to posted comments with my own posted comments. On other Saturdays I plan to post miscellaneous items that don’t fit on any other days.

Sunday – Thoughts from the Heart (Frequency unknown): My spiritual, philosophical, and devotional meditations.

Subscribers to this blog will be able to submit their work for critiquing and be allowed to participate in the chatting sessions.

Feel free to add comments or suggestions regarding what you would like to see in this blog. Look for regular posts to begin on Monday, January 5, 2015.

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  1. This… This is amazing, Mr. Davis. Thank you so  much! 😀

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  2. What a great idea, Mr. Davis! This could be so much fun for fans, and a great resource for writers. I look forward to watching it get off the ground!

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  3. This is amazing, Mr. Davis! Especially the critiques…
    This whole blog will be wonderful to help develop my writing. Thank you!

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  4. Reblogged this on Natasha Sapienza and commented:
    Author, Bryan Davis, is my mentor and can certainly benefit any writer. He’s a fantastic writer and has truly transformed my writing from rookie to quite good! His insight will certainly sharpen your skills. I’ve gotten the most help from Bryan’s input than any other writer or editor. Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Begin that journey by following his blog today. God bless you, Bryan aka Obi-Wan Brynobi!

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  5. What an awesome idea! I’m totally in, as a writer and a reader. Thank you, Bryan, for this stroke of genius.

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  6. This sounds like a great idea! I’m looking forward to it! =)

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  7. I am so excited about this blog!

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  8. I’m really excited about this blog Mr. Davis! 😀 I finally get to get advise from you and other artists! and weekly! I know I can learn much much more about the fascinating world of writing.

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