Coming June 10th… Feedback & Critique

Goodreads. Amazon. Twitter. Your aunt Linda while passing the potato salad at Thanksgiving. Once your book is out there, people are going to tell you what they think about it. Sometimes it’s soaring praise that gives you a special glow all day/week. Sometimes it’s soul crushing criticism that makes you question if you should even be doing this. Sometimes it’s uninformed bullshit that makes you want to fire back with a storm of facts (probably don’t do that).

Learning how to receive feedback and critique graciously, and how to corral the feelings associated to their proper place, is a necessity for a career in publishing. Join us on Sunday, June 10th at 4pm PT | 7pm ET to discuss how we handle it, and how we could handle it better.

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Coming June 3rd…Keeping It Fresh

Romance Writers chat topic for June 3 Keeping It Fresh

Writing kissing and sex scenes over and over has the potential to become stale or boring. How many different ways can you say, “They kissed”? What do you do when you’ve used the words “lips,” “tongues,” and “mouths” too many times in the same scene? Have you ever used the phrase, “Their tongues battled for dominance”? And really, how often do your characters need to “look” at each other? Let’s talk about how to keep it fresh in your relationship–with words–and how to get through those sexy scenes without repeating the same old words and phrases. Join us Sunday, June 3rd, at 7pm EST/4pm PST.

Coming May 27th. . . Making Promo Fun

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It’s the last week of Marketing Month, and we’re talking about how to be motivated to do all this promo stuff. 

For most authors selling themselves (and their books) is a special kind of nightmare, but promoting your work doesn’t have to be so hard. Figuring out where your strengths are and implementing a few well placed hacks can revolutionize the way you think about promo and maybe, possibly, even make it…fun?

Join us on Sunday, May 27 to find out if we’re for real or BIG FAT LIARS WHO LIE.

Coming May 20th. . . Pull Quotes & Excerpts

romance writers chat topic pull quotes and excerpts

May is Marketing Month, and we’re chatting all kinds of promo. This week it’s how to quote your book!

Readers love getting hints, little carrots of quotes to lure them into reading a book. Whether it’s the sneak peek of a full chapter, the short snippets in memes, or the sexy moments to heat up the anticipation, finding the right words to ensnare a reader out of context is important but sometimes difficult. How do you pick your quotes and excerpts for promoting your books? What’s your strategy for using them for promotion? Join us with your comments and your questions on Sunday, May 20th, 4pm PST/ 7pm EST.

 

Coming May 13th . . . Newsletters

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May is Marketing Month! We’re chatting branding and promo, and this week it’s email lists!

Email has the highest return on investment of any marketing channel, and it gives authors the power to connect with their audience whenever they want, about whatever they want, but it can be daunting when you don’t know what to do. How often should you send emails? What should you put in them? How in the hell do you even build an email list? Join us on Sunday, May 13th to talk about email tips, tricks, and best practices. 

Coming May 6th… The Author/Brand Connection

Welcome to May Marketing Month, RWchatters! The next four chat we’re talking branding, newsletters, and other promo fun stuff. 

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Every author has a brand, whether we intend it or not. Our writing combined with our interactions with readers forms our brand. Figuring out how our personal likes and social media voices intersect with the subject and tone of our books takes time. Join us to talk about your experiences with merging your author voice with your brand. Is it something you think about or work on? Or is it something you prefer to let fall naturally?

Join us to talk about it, Sunday 4pm PST / 7pm EST on #RWchat    

Coming April 29th… Relationships with Editors and Agents

 

Every writer needs an editor when it comes time to publish a book. Many in pursuit of traditionally publishing have agents, too. But these professional relationships are complex and come with their own systems of etiquette that can be tricky to navigate at times. If you’ve spent lots of time working with editors/agents, come share your tips. If you haven’t worked with one yet, come with your questions.

Join us Sunday 4pm PST/7pm EST on #rwchat