The Two Most Important Questions To Ask Yourself As A Romance Writer in 2019

I have a favourite saying. "You must be clear on why you're here." As authors, we're often really caught up in the what we're here for. The how we deliver our product and the who is reading our books. But, we rarely stop to clearly identify the Why. So, I've got two questions for you and I'd love to hear your answers. Once you've answered these questions, my hope is that, the noise that we're all encountering will quiet and our focus will return. You remember that focus, don't you? When you wrote for the first time, with the intention of having your first release hit the best-seller list? Selling thousands of copies? (My hand is so high up. This was, 100% me!)

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Top 5 SEO Tips For Your Website

It's 2019. Just in case you are still writing 2018 on your cheques. Wait, do people still write cheques? I might be alone on that one. Wellll, one thing I know almost all people do is use the internet. Actually, 4 BILLION people use the internet EACH DAY. And what do you want to bet, a whole pile of them are searching for their next read? Search Engine Optimization has got to be your new best friend!

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Why A Website Is Essential To Sell Books In 2019

For the most part, we’re all aware that if you don’t currently have a website, you’re going to fall behind. (Psst, talking to you in the back, the one without a website. Don’t skulk away, you know you need one!) One of the first things I always advise new clients when starting their business is not to just register with the government, but get their preferred domain purchased. Even if you’re not going to build a website immediately, grab it. And then, get that website built.

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Pinterest: Your Marketing Secret Weapon

My inbox is filled up today with quiche recipes (Ew? Damn husband's keto recipe searches), tween room decor and pressure cooker ideas, (that one I'll totally cop to). And it makes me so freaking excited. What in the world does this have to do with marketing your novel? Oh, so very much. I'm about to start talking about my two very favourite marketing subjects. Pinterest and Emails.

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My Top 5 Reasons To Love Squarespace for Your Business

 Admittedly, I'm a bit of a website junky. I currently hold domains in Wordpress, Squarespace, Weebly and Wix. In my line of work, it pays to know a little bit about all of the web options out there and so, I've made it my business to do just that.

Over the past two years, I've chosen a platform that I gravitated to over and over again and even though one of my most profitable businesses still uses a Wordpress website, I chose this platform for all of my design clients. And I’m super excited to finally transfer that Wordpress site over to my fav!

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When Writer's Block Meets Burnout

I’ve got a huge secret. The last time I completed a book was summer of 2018 and I haven’t been proud of anything I’ve written since. And it took a LOT to be proud of that book to start with. I started writing in the winter of 2014 and instantly knew I’d finally found the one thing I could do well, that I loved to do. I wrote morning, noon and night. I entered contests, I networked, I sprinted, I late night and early morning wrote.

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My Favourite Storytelling Methods For Social Media

Okay, so by now, you know that as writers looking to use social media to grow our reader base, we need to become great story-tellers of our own stories. You know why, so now we’re diving into the how. Here are my favourite types of content you can create to build that crucial relationship with your readers.

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