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.

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Author Platform: What Should I Blog About? – Celebrating Others

October 26, 2020

In the first post in this series, “What Should I Blog About?” we discussed the five topics that could make up a core strategy for author platform blogging. We also looked in more depth at the topic of “personal life”. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the topics of supplemental literature and also …

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Author Platform: What Should I Blog About? – Inspiration / Behind the Scenes

October 19, 2020

In the first post in this series, “What Should I Blog About?” we discussed the five topics that could make up a core strategy for author platform blogging. We also looked in more depth at the topic of “personal life”. Last week, we looked at the topic of supplemental literature as a subject for blogging. …

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Author Platform: What Should I Blog About? – Supplemental Literature

October 12, 2020

In last week’s post, “What Should I Blog About?” we discussed the five topics that could make up a core strategy for author platform blogging. We also looked in more depth at the topic of “personal life”. Today, we will look at using supplemental literature as a subject to include in your blogging strategy. Using …

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Author Platform: Blogging Part II – What Should I Blog About? – Personal Life

October 5, 2020

In the Blogging Part I post that was published a few weeks ago, I discussed the reasons why you should get writing little and often on a blog on your website. However, knowing you should blog and knowing what to blog about so you can get going are two very different things. This post begins …

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Essential Elements For Your Author Website

Essential Elements For Your Author Website – A Checklist

September 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks in the Planning for Authors series, we’ve looked at the basics of setting up your Author Platform. Today we will look at the absolute essential elements for your Author Website. So far, we’ve covered the following areas: Why you need a website Domain and hosting Set up and site map/plan …

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Author Platform: A Useful Guide to Graphics

September 21, 2020

Images on your website, blog posts, newsletter and social media are often key to getting people to click to read more. Having an image that complements your content, is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, is on brand and draws the reader in is essential. Today’s post is a useful guide to graphics – what you …

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Author Platform: Social Media for Writers

September 14, 2020

The world is doing more of its socialising online than ever before. Yet social media is not just the place for chatting to friends, sharing videos of cats and posting images of what you’re eating for tea. Social media is the place to be for advertising your business, interacting with customers and selling your products …

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Author Platform: Should I Have a Newsletter?

September 7, 2020

The “should I have a newsletter or not” debate is a topic that is a bone of contention, and really, there is no definitive answer! In this post, we’ll take a look at the subject, give you the pros and cons, so you can decide what works best for you and your audience. There are …

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Why do I need to blog?

Author Platform: Blogging Part I – Why Do I Need to Blog?

August 31, 2020

We live in the digital age – there is absolutely no way to possibly escape that, especially in the current climate. We all spend a massive amount of time online, and the internet is now our “go to” place for information. We read, we research, we watch, we communicate and we socialise online – at …

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Author Platform: Set Up and Site Map

August 24, 2020

In the last post, we looked at getting your domain and hosting organised. When these are in place, you can begin to build your site. Set Up Depending on which platform you choose, will depend on how you complete the initial install and set up, so you will need to follow the instructions of the …

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Author Platform: Domain and Hosting

August 17, 2020

Last week, I talked about the four main considerations for setting up an author website, and this week, I go into more detail about the first two of those – domain, and hosting. Website Domain As we discussed in last week’s post, this is your website address, and in the post we talked about the …

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Author Platform: 4 Considerations When Planning Your Website

August 10, 2020

In the last post, Author Platform: Why Do I Need a Website?, I discussed the reasons why you should consider having a website for your author business, and how important having a website is. Today, we will look at the four main things to consider when you begin to plan your brand-new, shiny website. #1 …

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