Blogging Into Books

As I map out my next writing project, I’ve been asking various people about how their blogging fits in to their overall writing goals. I’m amazed by how many people don’t connect their posts to or with their larger pieces. One friend told me that there is not really a book idea in that. Well, I disagree. I think that if your posts are connected in some meaningful way to an overall theme or philosophy, these tidbits can be rounded out to become a fully fledged book. It could be a memoir. It could be an analysis. It could be a study in “following” and “liking.” You pick.

I’m hoping that I’ll get some feedback from you and your views on the long-term worth of a blog post. What do you think?

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I am an adjunct assistant professor of English at Pace University in NY, adjunct faculty in English at Raritan Valley Community College in NJ, an online member of the adjunct faculty at SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education, as well as a freelance editor and writer. For many years, I've taught, guided, and tutored many individuals from those as young as kindergarten age to Grad-school students. I've worked on fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. What has given me the greatest pleasure, is when I have students get together in a group, and create a story together. I offer the theme (e.g., Create a version of Red Riding Hood) and they run with it. I hope to offer this community collaboration to many more people. The goal is to prove that you don't have to be alone to write, you don't have to offer yourself up alone to the group, you can collaborate and offer the world (yes, the world is the community) a chance to create a narrative together. The results have been amazing.

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