If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you would've noticed that I'm not a big talker. I'm a great listener, but not all that in love with talking (I can just hear my beloved scoffing in the background, but ignore him). I'm not referring to a wife's prerogative to talk her husband's ear off the moment he walks in the door, I'm speaking of the extrovert who can strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere. That's not me. I'm a die hard introvert and, as such, I find it incredibly difficult to start conversations. I mean, what on earth do people talk about? I can't just talk about nothing, it has to be something. Which is why (apart from #4of4 fighting Leukaemia for the last three years) this blog lolled a lot!I want to change that. It's my wish to cultivate a following and grow this blog, but it has to be worth the visit, I'm sure you would agree. So what do I talk about that would be interesting enough to draw readers and not bore me to tears? I've been thinking and puzzling over this problem, and I think I've come up with a plan.
As you would probably have noticed, I've started a "Pull Up A Chair With Mon" series where I talk writing craft. I aim to post a new PUACWM topic each week. As well as this I think I'd like to publicly hang out with my characters. This idea features something similar to character interviews but since I have no patience with these, my characters will be themselves. We'll sit around and chat like friends and you get to be the fly on the wall. What do you think?
That's two plans. The third is that yesterday I was hanging out at Celeste Jones talking about Deep POV and I got a number of positive comments on my example. After thinking about it, I've decided to continue the story and create a blog serialisation story out of it. I'm hoping to post a new part each week. I would even like readers to participate. I believe that could be a lot of fun. The story has no title as yet and I'm not entirely sure whether to simply begin the story from the example point. Since I'm not a fan of long intros, and much prefer my stories to start immediately, I might end up doing just that.
Would you follow this type of blog? Leave a comment below and tell me what you think. I'd love feedback on these ideas. :)