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

Coming April 22nd . . . Show and Tell

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“Show Don’t Tell.” We’ve heard it from the time we first start writing–show what’s happening in the story, don’t just tell the reader. But there’s a balance. Sometimes it’s appropriate to “tell” sometimes it’s best to “show.” How do you decide which one technique to use? What has your relationship been with this touted of writing rules? Do you follow it, have you ever followed it?

Join us on Sunday to chat about it #rwchat 4pm EST / 7pm PST.  

Coming April 15th… Project Management

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So you have any idea for a book. You start writing it. Maybe you even get to finish it before the panic sets in, and then…holy crap.

Being a published author isn’t just about getting words on the page (and that’s hard enough all on it’s own). How do you take an idea from plot bunny to paycheck, not just once but enough times to make a career out of it? And how do you juggle all those steps when you’ve got more than one project going, all in different stages? With as fast as Romance wants authors putting out books, there’s a lot of overlap and that can be difficult to manage.

Join us on April 15th to talk about the project management side of being an author on #RWChat Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET.  

Coming April 8th… Mentorship

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It’s impossible to do this alone. Writing may be solitary but without support and learning from other writers, we’ll never make it in this romance writing business. What have you learned from those you have mentored over the years? Is there a way of passing on personal experience that is more helpful than others?

#RWChat thrives on authors paying it forward. Come tell us about your experiences mentoring or being mentored, Sunday April 8th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. 

Coming April 1st… Favorite Things

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Cinnamon roll heroes and page sizzling sex.

Trope-busting heroines and “who’s pairing up next?”

Handsome, kind strangers who are secretly kings.

These are a few of our Favorite Things!

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…That’s all the rhyming I’ve got in me, but you get the idea. We’re shaking off Marketing March with a light hearted topic about everything we love about the romance genre. Come talk about all the favorite things that make you swoon on #RWChat, Sunday, April 1st at 7pm ET | 4pm PT.

Coming March 25th… Goodreads

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March is Social Media Marketing Month on #RWchat, and we’re focusing on the platforms widely used for book marketing.

Goodreads is the reader hangout, and a jungle all on its own. From its brutally honest reviews to its yearly reading challenges to its never ending To-Be-Read lists, it serves as a hub for reader hangout. But for authors it can be a tread-lightly-dangerous ground. Or is it? Come chat with us about how you use Goodreads as a writer for promo and as a reader for discovering books, Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET on #RWChat

Coming March 18th… Instagram

romance writers chat topic march 18th instagram and snapchatWe’re continuing Social Media Marketing Month this Sunday with Instagram!

Scrolling through Instagram can be the ultimate time waster with the emphasis solely on the visual senses. It’s not the marketing heavy giant of Facebook and Twitter, but many writers say it’s on it’s way, and it’s selling their books. Do you have an Instagram author platform? Is it important or not to selling books? (We might touch on Snapchat this week too. Do you use it? How’s it different from Instagram? Does it do anything for marketing books?) 

Let’s chat about it, Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET.

Coming March 11th… Twitter

romance writers chat march 11th social media marketing month twitterFor March 2018, we’re doing Social Media Marketing Month. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Goodreads… to name a few. We’ll be chatting about each one in the coming weeks.

Sometimes the Twitter timeline can feel like chaos, and tweeting can feel like you’re shouting into the void. While RWchat provides built-in engagement through the question and answer format, engaging on Twitter outside of the chat can be a bit trickier. Oversharing, undersharing, how much is too much? Let’s talk about engaging on Twitter outside of RWchat on Sunday, March 11th, 7pmEST/4pmPST.