Planning for Writers

Read my blog posts that focus on planning for writers - not just how to write, but how to plan for your writing business.

Why It’s Ok to Change Your Plan

April 12, 2021

Today’s post is a slight deviation from the normal content I post, but it is a topic that is on my mind at the moment and one that is important to discuss. I have touched on it briefly before in posts such as Planning for 2021: Goal Setting for Writing and Business but it is …

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Social Media Expertise – Where, What and How to Be

April 5, 2021

Social media can be a bit of a minefield and building a social media following from scratch can be of an overwhelming and daunting prospect. In this post we’ll look as some basic social media expertise with the aim to prove to you that you don’t have to be the wittiest, or have the most …

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Lead Magnet Ideas for Authors

March 29, 2021

Following on from last week’s blog post on email list building, I am going to suggest some lead magnet ideas for authors. This post was inspired by Emily Judds on Instagram (@emilyjuddswrites) who commented on my Instagram post saying that she doesn’t know “what to send to people”. In my post “Should I Have a …

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Email List Building

March 22, 2021

Today we will explore email list building and, in particular, will be looking at: Why you should have an email list. How to build an email list. How long growing a list will take; and How to nurture your list once you’ve built one. Why Do I Need to Build an Email List? Some people …

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How to Cope When Too Stressed to Write

How to Cope When You’re Too Stressed to Write

March 15, 2021

Today, I am going to be entirely honest with you. My original plan was not to talk about this topic today but I have had the most horrendously horrible week and I feel I am wading through treacle. I am feeling this in all aspects of my life but it is impacting my writing as …

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Pinterest for Authors: A Quick Guide

March 8, 2021

I will start this post by admitting that when I started my writing journey back in the summer of 2020, I didn’t have a clue about Pinterest. I certainly didn’t think that Pinterest for authors was a “thing”. In fact, I just thought Pinterest was a very fancy pinboard for home interiors etc. Little did …

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Legal Pages on Your Author Platform

March 1, 2021

Legal pages on your author platform are an essential element of your website. They are required to protect both you, and the visitors to your website. If you think about it, you wouldn’t just give your personal details and/or credit card information to a random person on the street, so why would you do it …

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Fantastic Tools for an Author Platform – My Top 12

February 22, 2021

Are you just setting up your author platform? Or have you got an established platform but aren’t sure whether or not you’re using the best tools for the job? In this post, I share with you my top 12 fantastic tools for an author platform that I use on a very regular basis to make …

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How to Promote Events

February 15, 2021

Self-promotion is something that not all of us are good at. However, as an author or blogger, it is very likely that at some point, you will need to promote a product, service or event. This blog post on how to promote events is a mini guide to some of the options that are available …

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How to Get More Traffic to Your Website

February 8, 2021

The topic of how to get more traffic to your website is one that is talked about often but is a really important one. Some website owners and bloggers try to avoid the subject as they feel it is difficult and complicated to either understand or to do anything about. This is actually not the …

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Keeping Up With Social Media

February 1, 2021

In my previous post, “Author Platform: Social Media for Writers,” I looked at what platforms you should use, how to set up accounts, how to engage with followers, took a brief look at hashtags, and discussed strategy and scheduling. In today’s post, I take a look at how you can keep up with social media, …

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Designing Your Author Platform: A Guide to Get Results

January 25, 2021

In today’s post we look at how you should be designing your author platform in order to maximise the results you receive from it. In an earlier and related post, “Essential Elements for Your Author Website,” I looked at some of the essential elements you should always have on your author platform. In this post, …

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