Hmm… well on the advice of my sister in-law who is wise in the ways of publishing, I have set up a blog to go with my novel.
She also suggested myspace and facebook pages would be good and they would, my target audience is young adults and they love all that stuff. However, Myspace and Facebook are not intuitive things to me so will take hours I don’t have to set up. A blog on the other hand… well, yeh, that comes naturally to me!
So… in order to cover as many aspects of the world in which my characters live as I possibly can, in one place, I have set up a blog as the Free Yarthian Broadcasting Corporation. That allows plenty of scope for geography, history (an education area), religion, politics and even competitions.
I’m thinking maybe it should be Yarthan, now, after writing a book and calling it Yarthian to myself for about 10 years! Never mind, this is an experiment, the blog was named in a hurry and it’s far too long winded to use long term.
So far you’ll find a handful of posts. Pictures are tricky with a 10 month old I have very little of the right creative drive for art… never mind, it’ll come back eventually. In the meantime the blog is there to do three things.
- Pique the interest of my target market in a Lilly Allen kind of way but without plot spoilers (yeh, I know but you know what they say about the lottery, you have to be in it to win it).
- Amuse me and keep my brain wired into my writing project and writing, even when it’s coddled like a hide n’ squeak egg.
- Show publishers that I am willing to put in work marketing my book.
Well there you go. Let me know what you think. You can find it here.