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Blogs to Books

This is a group for women who use their blogs as a starting off point to writing articles, essays, and eventually books. Our blogs help us gain the confidence to follow our dreams of becoming paid writers.

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Is the voice of your blog and book the same?

Started by Lisa Kerr. Last reply by Stephanie Bird Mar 27. 20 Replies

I'm working on a book proposal for my blog and I have over 75 pages of book worthy blog material but now I'm thinking that the voice of the blog should be different from the book.  Anyone else…Continue

Getting from blog to book

Started by Hope A. Perlman. Last reply by Nancy Hinchliff Jan 20, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm wondering about a lot of practicalites when turning blog posts into articles -- do you pitch articles with a proposal, or do you pitch a finished product?

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Comment by Jody on October 16, 2013 at 9:23am
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Comment by Janice M Lauderdale on September 29, 2013 at 11:58pm

Hi, I'm new to this group and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with you.  My passion is advocacy for baby boomers and seniors which was born out of my own tragic story of elderly abuse in my own family when my 87 year-old aunt allowed her nephew to move in to provide caregiver services.  After just 3 months he took her to the bank and emptied out her safe deposit box of some $70,000.  A tragic saga and so sorry to say that the perpetrator in this horrific tragedy is my brother.  As a result, I have become an advocate for those who are each and every day put at risk. 

"Baby Boomer & Seniors Free Yourself from Harm and Danger"

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Comment by Amy Jo Sprague on May 22, 2013 at 12:09pm

My blog Difficult Degrees is a compilation of essays, journaling, music, poetry, creative nonfiction/memoir and I'd kill to make it all one book....how does this go about?  I've never really heard of this?

Comment by Amy Jo Sprague on May 22, 2013 at 12:07pm

So how do you find an agent interested in making your blog a book? Is it just luck?

Comment by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on February 26, 2013 at 5:18am

Hi All, I'm relatively new to the group. I have a quick question about new content in a book based on a blog. I started a parenting humor blog Science of Parenthood December 31 and I've been fortunate enough to land an agent who wants to sell a book based on the blog. We post humor and illustrations daily and of course we expect to create new material specifically for the book. My question is how much new stuff should I offer in the book proposal? 75% new? 50% new? Anyone have any experience with this? Many thanks for any insight! 

Comment by Totsymae on July 26, 2012 at 11:06pm

Welcome Kate and Susie. I've been blogging over a year now and it has been interesting. Never thought of turning my blog in a book, although I was familiar with the concept, until now. Though, still trying to decide on what specifically but the ideas have been planted. I blog at www.totsymae.com and have a few posts about my months in Saudi Arabia, which is where I am currently.

Comment by Katie Pilkington on July 12, 2012 at 10:57am

I'm a new blogger, hoping to make something of it! Check out my blog, Nested, and if you like it, follow me! Excited to be part of this group!

http://nested1.blogspot.com/

Comment by Susie Klein on June 4, 2012 at 9:38pm

Hi, I am new at SheWrites, I've been blogging for a few years, but my current blog was started one year ago with an idea for a non-fiction book that would encourage women in ministry. Testing subjects and learning my 'voice" has been really valuable through the blog, and the comments constantly remind me that there is an audience for my message.

Susie Klein

Recovering Church Lady

Comment by Melissa Kiefer on March 21, 2012 at 7:03am
Comment by Jennifer on February 17, 2012 at 8:22am

I've been a blogger for almost 4 years and have been a member here for a long time because I wanted to write a book. I had a difficult time deciding what to write about because my blog, Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology, didn't have enough evergreen posts to become a book. Yet I knew if I wrote a book it had to be related to my niche so that I could use my platform to sell it. After beginning and throwing out ideas that interested me but weren't good book topics, I finally stumbled upon my book - the benefits of video games.

I just self-published The Gamer Generation: Reaping the Benefits of Video Games last week. I decided to go the self publishing route because the topic is very timely and new if I went traditional, if I was lucky enough to get a contract, it could be 2 years before I got published. And I hated the idea of a book proposal. 

It has only been a week so I have no idea how it will do, but I love having the word author attached to my name, and especially in the niche that I already write about on my blog.

 

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