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 

7 podcast recommendations for hopeful creatives

7 podcast recommendations for hopeful creatives

I’ve been enjoying the recent explosion in podcasts so much recently. Over the past year and a bit, I’ve come across some incredible podcasts for people looking to explore their creative side – whether it’s already your business or a hobby you want to do 

Telling your story online: Instagram prompts for writers

Telling your story online: Instagram prompts for writers

A few weeks ago, coincidentally just as I was about to launch my new author mentoring programme, The Brand Stylist held an Instagram challenge. Under the hashtag #MyBrilliantBrand, each day there was the opportunity to share something about your business. What I learned from the 

Sharing a Life of Words

Sharing a Life of Words

You know when you get an idea, and you think, “that’s crazy, don’t be ridiculous,” but it won’t go away? Like you’ve turned a light on in your head, and no matter what you try, you can’t turn it back on again? That’s what it’s 

8 authors with great Instagram feeds

8 authors with great Instagram feeds

So, this is clearly hugely subjective. I got SO MANY recommendations when I put a call out for people’s favourite author Instagram accounts, and many did not make this list. What might instantly appeal to me might completely turn someone off, and vice versa. What 

Ch-ch-changes (AKA why your target audience is so important)

Ch-ch-changes (AKA why your target audience is so important)

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog lately. I have been writing on and off here for almost 5 years, which seems completely insane. I’ve kept going because a) I always need a writing outlet and b) I get such lovely comments from people 

2018 goals: 6 month review

2018 goals: 6 month review

It’s mid way through the year. How did we get here already? I wanted to talk a little bit about goal setting, and give an update on my goals for this year. Setting goals is hugely important to me. I tend to generally feel as 

On writing morning pages

On writing morning pages

  Ages and ages ago, I tweeted something along the lines of ‘I’d love to be the sort of person who woke up early to meditate every morning or write morning pages, but sleep just means too much to me right now.’ Friends, I am 

Setting intentions for the new year: 7 goals for 2018

Setting intentions for the new year: 7 goals for 2018

Originally, I decided not to set any goals for 2018. I’ve been doing monthly goals for a while now, and that framework works really well for me. I also had a pretty rough November/December, and looking ahead to next year felt like a bit too 

Getting ready for 2018 – Setting up my new bullet journal

Getting ready for 2018 – Setting up my new bullet journal

So the time has come! I have bought a new bullet journal and am in the process of setting it up for the new year. When I got my first bullet journal I immediately headed to Pinterest and Instagram and looked up ALL the pages.