74 Blog Post Ideas for Authors

Are you stuck and don’t know what to write about? Here are 74 suggestions to help you get your creative juices flowing.

  1. 10 things you don’t know about me.
  2. Share your top 10 favorite books.
  3. Review others books.
  4. Share a few embarrassing stories with your readers.
  5. Share excerpts or Chapters from your book.
  6. What I wish I knew about editing.
  7. A background story on your characters.
  8. Where I Write- List your top 5 favorite places to write.
  9. All Writers should read.
  10. What Inspires me.
  11. Top 10 Songs that get me motivated.
  12. List of your favorite authors.
  13. How to come up with new story ideas.
  14. What I have learned from people watching.
  15. Do you catch yourself eavesdropping for dialogue?
  16. 5 must read bedtime stories.
  17. Books you need to read before you start to write.
  18. 50 Writers to follow on Twitter.
  19. 15 Blogs I love.
  20. 13 Authors who motivate me.
  21. 17 reasons to write even when you are blocked.
  22. List of the best resources for authors.
  23. List of blog topics for authors (The irony isn’t lost on me).
  24. The best writers groups in your area.
  25. The best music to write to.
  26. Social Media Tips for Writers.
  27. The Best Literary Agents to Follow on Twitter.
  28. 10 Ways I come up with new story ideas.
  29. What I do when I get writer’s block.
  30. How to do a Podcast Tour.
  31. How to do a Blog Tour.
  32. Podcast Tour vs. Blog Tour.
  33. How to grow your email list.
  34. What to email your followers.
  35. 20 Things I wish I would have known before I published my first book.
  36. 30 Perks of being an Indie Author.
  37. 6 Tips to use when interviewing an editor.
  38. How to pick a book cover.
  39. My favorite Podcasts.
  40. Movies that inspire me.
  41. My top 5 Guilty Pleasures.
  42. What to expect at your first writers conference.
  43. Top Writers conferences to attend.
  44. What you need on your book table.
  45. Should you hire someone to work your book table.
  46. The best place to get your book printed.
  47. How to Survive NaNoWriMo.
  48. Why you shouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo.
  49. Top 10 Facebook Groups for Authors.
  50. Scams that target Authors.
  51. How to use Pinterest as an Author.
  52. Why you need to be on Instagram.
  53. 15 Ways to get the most out of Twitter.
  54. 6 Twitter lists to subscribe to.
  55. 14 Books I can’t live without
  56. How to run a contest on Facebook.
  57. How to create a book launch Facebook Group.
  58. How to get guest bloggers.
  59. How to submit your book to publishers.
  60. How to find an agent.
  61. Top interview questions when hiring an agent.
  62. How to research keywords for effective blog post SEO.
  63. How to cope when you kill a character.
  64. How to kill a (fictional) character.
  65. Your reading bucket list.
  66. 10 Authors you would love to meet dead or alive.
  67. Interview someone.
  68. Critique a book vs. movie (in theaters.)
  69. 5 Books you wish were movies.
  70. Host a giveaway.
  71. Share a conspiracy story.
  72. Share a ghost story or urban legend.
  73. Run a poll with suggestions on your next book.
  74. Write a mini-series ( That could be turned into a novella or lead magnet to help sell your book.)


Ashli AvalonAshli Avalon is the author of “A Blonde’s Guide to Be A Better Marketer: For Authors Only.”  and the owner of Den Enda Consulting. If you want to join the conversation follow her on Twitter at @ashliavalon use #coffewithashli for questions. They are answered live Twitter on Thursdays at 10am EST.