Tag: Heidi Angell

A4A: How to Manage Contracts Efficiently
June 18, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers, As an indie author, you become more than just a writer. You must manage every aspect of your business. Part of that is managing contracts. You need to protect your rights and your book. You also know as a savvy business owner that you cannot do all the work yourself. You will
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Top 10 Character Tropes and How to Twist Them
June 15, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers! There are literally thousands of character tropes in the literary world. Some are good, so good that they border on cliche. Others are offensive to certain groups because they rely heavily on stereotypes. But why do we use tropes in the first place? For the same reason that stereotypes hold a place,
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A4A Sunday: Authors Need to Network
June 4, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers, Networking is probably one of the hardest things for authors, and also one of the most important activities we can do besides just sit down and write. Good networking will help with every step of the writing venture. But we chose writing, a solitary profession, because it’s just not so people-y, right?
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How to Plan a Marketing Schedule
May 28, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely authors! The key to success as an author: strong marketing! The first step to that is having a marketing plan. Every year, I spend from Thanksgiving until Christmas putting together my annual business plan, and one of the key elements of that business plan is the marketing.  If you didn’t do this yet,
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How Authors Can Use Rafflecopter to Boost Engagement
May 21, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely authors! I have a lot of favorite tools to help me make an impact in my marketing strategies, but one of my favorite is Rafflecopter. It allows you to offer giveaways, build your audience, and protects you from accusations of favoritism for free. Plus, you don’t have to set up a google form,
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How to Use World Building When Planning Your Marketing Strategy
May 18, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Authors, We’ve had some great posts the last few weeks on world building! From World Building: an Intro for the newer writers among us, to World Building for Specific Genres.  There will be more great posts to help you get along with your world building, but did you know that you should use world
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Marketing in Minutes a Day
April 20, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

The life of an author is a constant struggle for balance. For most, that balancing act includes a full-time job, family, social commitments, writing, and then when writers hear “marketing” they throw their hands up feeling overwhelmed and demand that they don’t have any time. I’m here to show you how to add marketing to
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Tips and Tricks to Save on Editing Costs
March 16, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Editing. The hardest part of being an author. By FAR! And the place that you will find the most scammers out there to make a quick buck. Seriously, there isn’t a site I’ve been to that doesn’t have tons of people peddling questionable skills to authors. I have seen so many authors get badly burned
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The Business of Writing: Event Marketing & Networking
February 16, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

February on OWS is all about The Business of Writing. It is the hardest part about being an author. The writing is easy, right? We love it. It’s why we became authors in the first place! But the business end is HARD. Two of the hardest parts for most authors are A. Marketing and B.
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Smart Goals for 2017 Planning
January 19, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Our Write Siders, Welcome to 2017. A New Year, and an opportunity for a new start. We’ve all made goals, right? We’re trudging along trying to achieve them. Then, BAM, something (usually life, or lack of knowledge, or lack of time) gets in the way. We let the goal go and are left in
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