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How to Write a Guest Blog as an Author by Ryan Wieser | The Shadow City Book Tour | Silver Dagger Tours Presents SciFi Space Opera

The Shadow City by Ryan Wieser is on virtual book tour. The science fiction (space opera) stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. ...

The Shadow City by Ryan Wieser is on virtual book tour. The science fiction (space opera) stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

How to write a guest blog as an author

Writing guest blogs can be a great way to market yourself as an author. You might initially feel hesitant. Maybe you don’t know anything about blogs, maybe you don’t know what you could possibly blog about, or who would even want to read one of your blogs. There can be a lot of doubts that arise, but don’t back down from the challenge! As a good writer, you know that you can exercise your skills by writing different kinds of content. Use blogging as a tool to perfect your talent! If you want, you can follow these helpful tips to ensure your blogging success.

  1. Research – Perhaps a good way to start the research process is to list out some of your interests. If I were to do this, my list might include reading, traveling, and marketing. If I go online and do a quick search for ‘guest blog travel blogs’ I get 65,300,000 search results. The first result is a list that tells me which popular travel blogs accept guest blog posts. If I look at a few of these results, I can put together a pretty decent list of sites that I can approach.  
  2. Voice - You, as a skilled writer, already have a sense of your own, unique voice. Definitely be prepared to use it, but also remember that you are writing content for someone else’s site. You want to establish a good working relationship with these sites. Well-written content formatted to suit the voice and style of the site will help you achieve just that. For example, some blogs are family friendly, so if you get the chance to write a guest blog for this kind of site, keep the tone and the content appropriate for the whole family to appreciate. A good way to learn what you should be writing is to look at the site’s recent content.
  3. Professional bio - You have to sign off on your blog posts so have a professional bio ready to go! You don’t want to get to the end of the blog and just write your name and you also don’t want to have another three paragraphs detailing your life story. Keep it simple. i.e. Ryan Wieser is a fantasy author who enjoys traveling with her family and reading books on the sofa with her dog.
  4. Records - Keep a record of the guest blogs you write. This is for your benefit. You want to keep track of the posts you write and the sites you write for. In the future, you might be asked to provide a portfolio of your work, including examples of your blog content. You might find that you enjoy guest blogging and would like to keep it up. If that’s the case, knowing the right contact details of who you wrote for, and what you wrote for them, will come in handy!
  5. Search Engine Optimization – This one isn’t a requirement, but it’s definitely helpful. Try to learn a little about SEO and how to write enticing, searchable content. For example, a good SEO practice is to write structured blogs that have a beginning, middle, and end. Incorporating SEO tactics into your writing will help you get ahead in the blogging world.
  6. Enjoy the process! Writing blog posts can be fun, especially if you find the right platform for your writing and you get to write about something you really care about.

If writing is what you love, blogging can be a great way of doing more of it! Start the research process, think about what you would like to be writing about, and reach out to various sites that host guest blogs in your interest area. It can be a long process in the beginning and there is a definite learning curve, but it will all be worth it in the long run.

Good luck!

Ryan Wieser is a fantasy author who enjoys traveling with her family and reading books on the sofa with her dog.

The Shadow City

Hunters of Infinity #2

by Ryan Wieser

Genre: Sci-Fi/Space Opera

Pub Date: 10/16/18

The Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .

Jessop, the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon, the Hunter who once loved her.

Now, as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’ territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts, testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .

The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity #1

The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him.

As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?
Allegiances will be questioned.

Loyalties will be betrayed.

Vengeance will be brutal.

"This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together a strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series." —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade

Ryan Wieser completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental Psychology. Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple countries, Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse cultures. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where she is writing her next book.

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  1. I love the cover! I think it stands out a lot!

  2. Love the covers and the storyline sounds exciting!

  3. I kind of question if the cover does the story line justice. That said I love the excerpt and it certainly looks like a gripping read.

  4. I really dont have any questions. I love the cover and would like to know where the inspiration came for writing it.

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