- I start out with explaining the story's connection to Scotland. In doing so, the reader is learning something about me and hopefully, making a connection. Maybe they are Scottish or have always been interested in visiting Scotland.
- The next item is quote of the day. This can be humorous, my preference, or on a topic that relates to my book or writing/reading.
- A book review. You have now become an authority on writing and your audience wants to know the genres you read and your thoughts on those books.
- They want to know about the book you are working on- how you came up with the idea, your frustrations, writing habits...
- Who influences your writing? Since authors are voracious readers, you'll find that there are several authors who have taught you something about style, voice, foreshadowing...
- Share a review. This lets your reader know that you honor their time and thoughts.
- Throwback Thursday. Upload a picture of you as a child, doing something funny, or enjoying a hobby. People want to connect with you on a personal level and what is better than an old photo with a short caption?
- Holidays. In May we have Memorial Day where we honor those who have served in the military. Do you have a story to tell? Maybe someone you know served and there is a story you could share.
Keep it between the lines,