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Clarifying your brand values as an individual

Clarifying your brand values as an individual

Last year, when I was clarifying what sort of direction I wanted to take my (then non-existent) business in, I took Jen Carrington’s Writing for Dream Clients course. One of the exercises was to think about what your brand values. Now, I am just one […]

5 reasons authors need to take control of their online presence

5 reasons authors need to take control of their online presence

I’ve been working in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and in that time, I’ve heard a lot of reasons about why authors don’t prioritise their online presence. They don’t have time, because all of their time needs to be spent writing. It’s boring […]

Setting big goals for 2019

Setting big goals for 2019

Before I start talking about my 2019 goals, a bit of exciting news: My author mentoring programme is open again! Over the course of 4 weeks, I will work with a small group of authors to help them tell their story online. This involves working […]

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

The realities of freelance life with Stuart Bache and Natasha Hughes of Books Covered

This week I have two of my former colleagues on my blog! Tash and Stu are two lovely individuals who fell in love in the office, then decided to change their entire lives together. They moved to the Midlands, where their families live, started up […]

Why I’m focusing on my mailing list in 2019

Why I’m focusing on my mailing list in 2019

Happy new year! Have you set any goals yet? Normally, at this time of year, I’m full on into workbooks and notebooks and big plans for the year ahead. This year, I’ve been trying to piece mine together more slowly. Partly because I’m actually taking […]

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

The Realities of Freelance Life: Ruth Poundwhite

I’ve only had a ‘multi-hyphen career’ for a a few months now, but I’ve absolutely loved the mix of things I’ve been working on. From working with authors directly to getting involved with a small publisher, it’s been so interesting to approach what I love […]

5 ways to take the pressure off at Christmas

5 ways to take the pressure off at Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the day, I love the run up, I love the whole atmosphere and the Christmas spirit that starts to appear at this time of year. I love our advent candle, which we’ve been lighting each morning (as we scarf down […]

How I plan content for my blog

How I plan content for my blog

One of the things I talk about in my author mentoring programme is creating a sustainable content plan that works for you. So much of the advice out there about creating a blog is about posting regularly, but ‘regularly’ means different things to different people. […]

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

The realities of freelance life: Franky Shanahan of Love Audrey

A few weeks ago, I asked people to tell me more about their lives as freelancers. It’s not something I’m planning to do just yet, but since I technically now have a ‘multi-hyphened career’, figuring out how other people do this thing full time is […]

5 things I learned from launching my author mentoring programme

5 things I learned from launching my author mentoring programme

In September, I announced my first ever¬†author mentoring programme. I created it to help authors clarify their online presence and create a sustainable social media plan during the times they didn’t actively have a book to promote. It felt like a huge gamble, launching an […]