The Author’s Chair Blog – One Month in Operation – Any Suggestions?

portrait of senior man with aged typewriter isolated on whiteI started this new blog one month ago today. I am pleased and excited about the participation–hundreds of comments and more than 13,000 views. Thank you.

I would like to know what you think of the content so far.

What is helpful? Maybe I could focus on an aspect more frequently.

What isn’t so helpful? Maybe I could cut down on that aspect or even eliminate it.

Is there something new you would you like to see?

Thank you in advance for your comments.

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  1. I really like your blog so far. I think you have a nice balance of content, with no one type of post- writing tips, story posts, or critique posts- outweighing the others.

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  2. I love the blog so far, and can’t think of anything to change at the moment 🙂

    A question just came into my mind, though. Would it bother you if I wrote a short chapter/part of a chapter of a DIOM fanfiction and submitted it to your weekly critique? I don’t know if/when I would do that, since I haven’t had much time to write lately, but I thought i’d ask just in case.

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  3. Only thing I can think of would be to add a forums section, so your readers could discuss whatever they like without having to have a long thread of comments on a post. I think that would be pretty cool.

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  4. Yes; this blog has been great! Honestly, at this point I don’t have any suggestions; I’ve really enjoyed what you’ve done so far. Thanks so much for investing your time into this!

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  5. I have really enjoy your blog.
    Some of my favourite things is the writing tips; though overall, I wouldn’t change anything.

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  6. I love your blog so far! Great content everyday. By far my favorite days, though, are Monday’s writing tips and Friday’s critiques!

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  7. I love your blog! I really enjoy how you have an equal spread of subjects throughout the week.
    As far as I know, I wouldn’t change a thing. [Though I do like kntrytnt’s idea of a forum section, because then we could discuss thoughts and ideas with you and other fellow writers. :-D]

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  8. Yeah, a forum would be pretty cool. All in all, I really like this blog, and I look forward to reading the new posts. I wouldn’t change anything. However, have you ever talked about how to actually write a story, like outline and write and edit, etc? I think that would be very helpful for budding writers who have a story but don’t know how to start writing it. If you have talked about it, then I must have missed it. Still, I would like to know that.

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  9. I love it and can’t think of anything I’d change. 🙂 There’s a great balance of all sorts of writerly topics, and the weekly guest posts add a fresh voice each time. I think this blog is pretty much perfect! (And I have to wonder how you have time to post every day!)

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  10. I’ve really enjoyed what you’ve done so far. For me, the most beneficial aspect has been the story development series. Having an insider look into how an established author creates a story (and the reasons for various decisions) is really neat and informative, and I’ve already learned a lot. 🙂

    I wouldn’t mind a Q&A session more than once a month, but I know you’re putting a lot of time into the blog already, so that might not be realistic.

    Thanks for all your work!

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    • I think a Q&A would be good as well, because I have no where to ask this: Mr. Davis, do you ever start writing a story, but after thinking about it or writing for a little bit, you just don’t really like it, and you stop working on it?

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  11. The blog is great! I really love everything that you, or others, are posting on here. My only suggestion is that you post more of The Scent of Her Soul 🙂 Other than that, and the forum idea that others have brought up, I can’t think of anything that you could do to improve the site, it’s that great!

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  12. Ok… This isn’t really related, but I read I Know Why the Angels Dance. It was really good. It took me about two days and finished it this afternoon. I have been bawling my eyes out all day! I was literally sobbing in the middle of class. So sad! But it was really great. I loved it. It has great spiritual depth.

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  13. My biggest suggestion would be to keep this going, it provides great opportunities for readers to be able to interact with you, as well as each other. It also provides a great way to share out tough topics to those that may not find it easy to discuss.

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