Writing is a lonely exercise. It is just you, your thoughts, your words and your laptop or pen and paper. You are the author, the editor and the reader too.
This pattern works for some all of the time, and for all some of the time.
There comes a time when inspiration dries up and all ideas seem stale. You wish to grow, you want to learn more and you need a second opinion, a sounding board.
There comes a point when you want to reach out to and connect with fellow bloggers and writers. People who understand you and help you understand.
Every writer reaches this point in their writing / blogging journey and a Blogging Communities is what is needed then.
Blogchatter is one such Online Community, of and for Bloggers.
Blogchatter should be credited for starting India’s first weekly chat on Twitter. Every Wednedsay at 8:30 pm IST. The topics are interesting and educative and the knowledge shared by Bloggers participating in the chat immense. Bloggers from all over the world, writing all genres, converge on Twitter for these chats.
Apart from the chats, Blogchatter also has a feature called Spotlight, where they highlight submitted Blogposts. They also host Writing Festivals where well known Authors share tips and advice. Photo and Word Prompts are also shared to give you inspiration to write and run contests with exciting prizes. Innovation is an ongoing process where Blogchatter is concerned, so you never know what surprise they would come up with next.
So how could Blogchatter make you an Author?
April of each year sees Bloggers from all over the world participating in a month long writing challenge called the A to Z Challenge where participants blog through the month alphabetically. Since 2017, Blogchatter joined hands with A to Z Challenge to co-host it.
If you wish to be part of this Challenge, you register for the AtoZ Challenge with Blogchatter, link up your daily posts with them and read and share the posts of the other bloggers participating. On successfully completing this challenge you should have 26 posts ready.
If you think your posts could be compiled to form a book, register with Blogchatter to get your EBook published post the challenge. Compile your posts, format them, design a cover for your book, pen a short Author Bio and your Book Blurb and send it all to Blogchatter, and they take over from there.
The only condition they have is, you need to read and review 3 EBooks from the list of mint new Authors being published by Blogchatter.
Post which Blogchatter publishes your book and guides you to become a Goodreads author too. Ask as many questions as you wish, they always answer back promptly.
Could it get better than that, you aspiring Author you!
Blogchatter holds rights over your book initially, allowing you 200 copies that your readers could download for free. They provide you more copies, if your 200 are snapped up.
After which you own your book completely. You could price your book and sell it on Amazon, in Kindle format. I know some people who have got their books published traditionally too, in Paperback.
So when are you registering with Blogchatter?