Press Release Summary = From blog to book: Branley shares tips to sensational blogging
Press Release Body = BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. ---- The word 'blog' found its way into Merriam-Webster's lexicon in 1999, but it wasn't until the last two years that blogging - a word that combines the 'web' and 'log' - became a national pastime. At age 50, Bill Branley, a New Orleans native who has lived on Bainbridge Island for two years, is older than the average blogger according to a recently published report from the Pew Research Center. His creation of the serial web log, 'Peggy Finds a Friend' and converting it to the novel 'Sea Changes' (One Sock Press, ISBN 0-9778561-0-0, July 2006, $14.95) also sets him apart from the other 56 million adults who read or document their thoughts and experiences online. His exercise is a success-in-progress. On the heels of 'Sea Changes' rolling off the presses, Foreword Magazine named it a 2006 Beach Read. Branley now speaks to others about how to develop characters and their stories via web log. His top five tips to create an entertaining blog are: 1) Establish a main character. 2) Create a simple, straightforward storyline. 3) Write something interesting in each episode. 4) Use humor and suspense. 5) Get ideas from real life. "The No. 1 cool thing about writing serialized fiction as a blog is that you can reach readers directly," said Branley, who began his blog in May of 2005 as a writing exercise while he traveled by ferry to work in Seattle each morning. "There are no publishers or agents or bookstores sitting between you and the reader. I decided to take the leap from safe writers' environments such as writing groups and workshops with 'Peggy Finds A Friend' because I had been in several and wanted to see if I could appeal to the public at large as a writer."
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