Apr 28 2011

Write a Guest Post for SN!

Published by at 7:35 am under Superhero Nation

I’m looking for informative and entertaining articles aimed at novelists and/or comic book writers.

 

 

Specifications:

  • The article should address some problem or issue facing a lot of novelists and/or comic book writers.  Most of our articles are about writing, but it could also be about marketing or sales or some other business advice.
  • Another possibility would be a writer’s review of a particular work.  You could focus on which aspects of the writing were effective, which weren’t, how the author could have fixed them, etc.
  • These articles do not need to be about superhero stories specifically.
  • Suggested length: 250-750 words.
  • It’s okay to mention your fiction writing, but if you do, please use it to make an educational point relevant to authors that are not familiar with (or terribly interested in) your work.  For example, if you were writing an article about how to make characters interesting right away, it may help to talk about some techniques you’ve used in your introductions.  But it would probably not be very helpful to just post your first page.  As a rule of thumb, readers should not have to be fans of your fiction to benefit from your writing advice.

 

If you’re interested:

  • Please email me a sentence describing each article you’d like to pitch and a few sentences describing how you’d like to be credited at the end.  (If you have a website you’d like to link to, please include the link).  I can be reached at superheronation-at-gmail-dot-com or my contact form.
  • Sample article idea: “I’d like to do a superpowers checklist. This would address a few of the most common problems for authors picking superpowers for their characters.”
  • Sample author bio: “John Doe is a comic book writer best known for nearly getting arrested at the White House on a third grade field trip.  For more of his writing, please see his gruesomely accurate blog about the publishing industry.”  (If you’d feel more comfortable introducing yourself in first-person, that’s fine, too).

 

What’s in it for you:

  • SN has had 300,000 readers and about a million page-views, so this is a good opportunity to build your audience.
  • Link-juice.  The link to your website will help your site place higher on search engine queries.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Write a Guest Post for SN!”

  1. cool don 29 Apr 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hey, B. Mac, I have a question. Is there any way I can write an article here?

  2. B. Macon 29 Apr 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I’ll consider any proposal. As above, please send me a brief email with:
    –A few article ideas and a brief description of each. For example, “I’d like to do a superpowers checklist. This would cover a few of the most common problems for authors picking superpowers for their characters.”

    –A paragraph describing how you’d like to be credited/linked at the end. For example, “John Doe is a comic book writer best known for [whatever]. For more of his writing, please see his gruesomely accurate blog about the publishing industry.”

  3. Torion 02 May 2011 at 3:59 pm

    When we describe ourselves, does it have to be third person? 🙂 Also, I was maybe going to write about avoiding stereotypes and the opportunites this creates- but I just posted it on my blog yesterday. Is that okat? (Both the idea itself and the fact that it’s already posted!) Or should I just do something else?

  4. B. Macon 02 May 2011 at 4:13 pm

    –Using first person is fine for your bio.

    –I’m okay with reposting articles that have been posted elsewhere. I’ll include a link to the original article so that Google knows it’s syndicated content and not scraped/plagiarized.

    –I like the idea of an article about avoiding stereotypes. Please send me the article.

  5. Torion 02 May 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I think I’ll rewrite it first, so it’ll have a more professional feel. However, I’ll send you the link to the post so that, in case you have any advice on anything, you can let me know. 🙂

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