And so it begins…

It’s 2023 dear reader. It’s time for new things.

I’ve known the website needs work. I’ve pulled back large portions of it in order to better organize and improve it. I’ve also been thinking about the blog and ways to improve content here.

So, here’s what we’re doing this year. The website will come back section by section as improvements and developments occur. The blog will be more regular and predictable in terms of content (more regular… I’m not promising perfect scheduling, life happens). Here’s a general look at the way things will go:

  1. Fiction and game posts: usually occurring in the first week (this month it will happen later in the month (probably as a non-scheduled post) with some new information and fulfilling a promise I made last year). These posts will be about writing and creating stories and games (and sometimes will include fiction/game content).
  2. Non-fiction: usually occurring in the second week, these posts will focus on skills, techniques, and issues surrounding non-fiction work. There are a lot of genres and subgenres in non-fiction and all of them have their own interesting quirks. Some posts will focus on general information applicable across multiple genres, others will be more focused. What genres are you interested in? (Leave a comment)
  3. Tools: happening in the third week of the month, these posts will include software reviews and other tools that help us do the work. It’s all fair game, dear reader. If there’s a useful tool out there, I’m interested. So, feel free to suggest something.
  4. Business: Yes, writing has a worky icky side. It’s not “put words on paper and then profits”. Generally, in the fourth week of the month, I’ll be doing posts on the business side of writing: marketing, working with publishers and agents, working with contractors. These posts will focus on the team and dollars and cents side of writing (the stuff we usually don’t love but need to do if we’re going to succeed as writers).
  5. Non-standard posts: sometimes life happens. Holidays are a thing (whether we want them to be or not…). And a certain amount of “weird” will creep in from time to time. That means there will also be occasional unscheduled posts and shifts in the flow of things (for instance, today’s post isn’t about fiction or gaming, so that post will slip in later in the month (probably off the usual Friday schedule)).

I’m looking forward to the new (and better organized) way we do things around here. I’m looking forward to a year of getting good work done (I might even have time to write something along the way…). I’m also looking forward to hearing from you, dear reader, about your adventures and successes.

We all have our reasons for writing. We all have our own challenges. But, as doers of the work, we share a bond.

It’s a new year, dear reader. Let’s make it a good one. I’ll see you next post.

Published by Farangian

I'm a writer (fiction and non fiction) with a Masters in Psychology. I am also a sculptor, metal smith, lapidary, tutor/trainer, and eternal student. The name Farangian comes from the name of a fantasy world I created called Farangia. That name comes from Farang with is a term that the Thai use for westerners.

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