A wooden modeling figure with giant headphones pressed to the sides of its head

Original image via Flickr creative commons, courtesy of Thomas Nielsen

Blogging is a great primary platform for a lot of writers, but it can literally take hours to write a post, get the pictures, make sure the content is just right and then get it up and running. I certainly don’t have time to do that for each blog post. But we want to make sure we have new content so what’s a writer who blogs to do?
A Coffee Break Blog!

This is the first in a long line of ideas for quick, five-minute blog ideas. Should you use these every time you blog? No. But every once in a while? Sure.

Here’s the first Coffee Break Blogs idea for you. You can copy and paste any of the information below to use in your own posts.

A stylized cup of coffee drawing with the words Coffee Break Blogs below it

Lots of writers are inspired by music when they write. Or they are just trying to drown out the sounds of family begging for dinner when they just have 1000 more words to write to make their daily word count goal. Why not let your fans/followers/readers know what you’re listening to.

Blog Title: (Name of Song/Band) is my jam for this book! #amwriting
Blog post content:
My fingers are flying over the keyboard trying to get my current WIP – (Working Title) finished. Luckily, I’ve got some great tunes to inspire those words to get out of my head and onto the page.
Here’s what I’m listening to today.

Add Media: Put in a YouTube Video, Spotify Playlist, etc.

Question: I love hearing from my readers, so tell me, what song has got you obsessed these days? Any suggestions for more inspiration for (Working Title)?

Follow up blog: When you get a few responses to your post you can do a follow up post, just like this one, but thank the fan/follower for some new inspirational writing music.


***Comments and Contests***

We do love to hear from you and we also love to spread the Coffee Break love. Three lucky commenters in September will win an e-book copy of The Coffee Break Guide to Social Media which releases October 15th, 2013. We’ll draw a winner at the end of the month and announce here on the blog on October 1st. Be sure to check back to see if you won!

Tell us, what’s your writing jam?

I’m currently working on a zombie book and this is my all time favorite song to write to when I need an extra oomph of wordage!

The Zombie Song by Stephanie Mabey


Best wishes,


Amy Denim