Coming Sept. 10th…80/20 Rule

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Social media is a prominent aspect of book marketing, but sometimes it can be tricky to figure out what to post. Some writers may be more comfortable with marketing posts, and less comfortable with sharing parts of their lives, while others are happy to chat but nervous about promoting their books. Common wisdom suggests the 80/20 rule for social media—80% social or personal posts, and 20% marketing or promo related posts. Let’s talk about what this looks like in the next #RWchat. Join us Sunday September 10th at 7pmEST/4pmPST. 

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Coming Sept. 3rd…Distractions

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Between the news, social media, family, and friends, there’s a lot to distract us from our writing, especially when we’re on deadline. How do you stay focused and on task in the midst of everything else that’s going on? How do you know when it’s time to just take a break? We’ll talk about it next week, on Sunday, September 3rd, at 7pmET/4pmPT on #RWchat.

Coming Aug. 27th…HOOKS

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We talk a lot about hooks as writers, but we’re also subject to hooks from the reader perspective. When you’re reading a blurb and you get that feeling of “Yes! This book! I have to read it!” that’s a hook at work.

So let’s talk about how we can utilize strong hooks to our advantage as writers, in our stories and in our marketing.

Join us Sunday, August 27th for #RWchat at 7pmET/4pmPT.

Coming Aug. 20th… Burnout

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You know the feeling.

You’re on a roll. Or you’re on deadline. You’re living and breathing the story as your schedule allows. And then…burnout.

Whether it manifests for you as writer’s block, sickness, physical pain, or just mental exhaustion, burnout is something we need to watch out for no matter where we are in our writing careers.

Join us next Sunday, August 20th, to discuss what burnout is, how to avoid it, and how to deal when it inevitably happens.

Coming Aug. 13th… Writing Strong Settings

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A romance is a romance no matter where is takes place, right? It’s timeless. So does setting really matter? Without a doubt, yes. Where and when a novel takes place is vital to the plot and characters. Setting can create tension, add wonder and even serve as a character in the story. It can supports a novel, makes it richer and unforgettable.

Come chat about how you do your settings and learn how others do it too. Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

 

 

Coming July 30th… FOMO

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The urge to do it all can be stressful and tiring. In truth, we don’t have time to do everything, and sometimes what we’re not doing can haunt us when we’re not seeing the results we’d like to see. Worrying about what we’re missing out on is normal, and in this chat we’ll talk about those worries to see if they’re real, or just fear-based. Maybe the thing you’re worried about doing isn’t really right for you anyway!

Come chat with us about the fear of missing out. Sunday 7pm ET/4pm PT.

See you then!