It’s been a whirlwind month. is finally coming on its own as a “real” blog, at least in my opinion–judging by increased visitor interactions, personal emails I’ve received and a general feeling of “sweet, it’s working.”

So I thought I’d take this Friday morning to say a resounding, gracious “thanks.”

A word of thanks

Specifically, thanks to the early adopters who’ve already signed up for the new course, The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Writing Fiction (and if you haven’t, check it out!). It’s completely free, and I’m really excited to get know you all!

Second, thanks to all the awesome sites that have had me as their guest. Here’s a brief list of the notable blogs. Make sure to check them out, leave a comment, and subscribe to their feeds!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of the awesome blog owners, readers, and those of you who left a comment or three!

My goal with guest posting is three-fold: For one, I’ve learned much from the other bloggers and writers in these niche markets, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything they’ve got to offer.

Second, it’s amazing how many awesome relationships I’ve started building just from the small amount of interactions I’ve had.

And finally, I love being able to build something.

Building with Cranes

My blogging strategy has always been to try to provide actionable, useful content–the kind I would like to read.

As I’ve learned from others, I hope to share in a way that’s easily understood and digestible by others.

In building a blog, I’ve also adhered to the “crane” strategy: to build a skyscraper without a crane, you start by building a crane.

My small reach and few guest posts are my first “crane:” it will allow me to build a small platform, on which I can build the next crane–a slightly larger version of the first.

By repeating this crane-platform-crane strategy, by guest-posting and writing increasing amounts of content and courses, I can hopefully build a skyscraper.

And I hope you’ll continue to be a part of it!

Let me know how I can help

This site has always focused on one simple question: “What can I do to help?”

I don’t usually have the perfect answer, or even a halfway answer, but I want to provide support and maybe help point people in the right direction.

You’ll realize this if you sign up for the newsletter, after which you’ll get an email asking this, and throughout our discussions in the comments, I’ll continue to ask.

So let me ask you now–based on what you’ve read here and some of the other places I’ve been writing–how can I help?

Leave a comment, and let me know!