Wow! What a year of blogging this has been.
And this week, the MFRWAuthor hoppers are talking about blogging inspiration.
For this blog hop, the subject matter is pretty obvious–just blow up the image above and you’ll see what inspires my Friday posts.
I also post here every Tuesday, and I’ve done so every week for the past four years. What inspires these posts?
Everything from posts on writing craft to release day posts, and most especially historical research, can inspire multiple posts.
For example, for The Bastard’s Iberian Bride, I researched travel routes to Gretna Green and Regency weapons.
For The Viscount’s Seduction, I looked into Irish politics and social conditions of the era, as well as plumbing and London sewers. For the next book in this series, The Rogue’s Last Scandal, I’ve researched piracy in the West Indies during the era and the Mexican War of Independence. For Book Four, I’ve looked into English smuggling during the period.
Not every topic makes it into a blog on my site. I use many of them for guest spots with other historical authors.
My Friends and Colleagues
Many of my blog posts are guest spots, frequently spotlights of new books published by authors I know. I love having guests!
Usually my travel posts default to historical subjects, but not always. I’m not the world’s best photographer, but there are some scenes not even I can mess up, like this picture I took at Joshua Tree last year!
This is a blog hop, so hop along with my fellow MFRW Authors and see what inspires them.