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Interview with Allison Tait!

This week I have an interview with the lovely and gracious Allison Tait! Allison is an Australian freelance writer, author and blogger. I discovered Allison on the Podcast So you want to be a Writer. Its an amazing resource you have to listen to on your daily commute. Allison has been writing for 20+ years and is an amazing inspiration. Allison’s latest book The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race To The End Of The World has been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2015 You can learn more about Allison at her blog AllisonTait.com. There are some golden nuggets of wisdom below so enjoy!     Describe yourself in 3 words? Writer, Mother, Tired. […]

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10 Author Platform Examples

We all know we need to be creating this ‘Author Platform’ but what makes a good one anyway? I personally like to work by examples and see what other people are doing. Here are ten websites that do their authors justice. If you know any others I would love to know in the comments. 1. Jane Friedman I always seem to stumble on Jane’s blog. I think she comes up allot in curated content from other blogs. Why I like it? Simple and straight forward design. I like at the top how there is two options, ‘Hire Jane’ and the email icon. There is also a static menu bar that doesn’t […]

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3 Easy Blogging Tips you can do now

Blogging is one of the most effective ways to get your message out there and start building your platform. Here are 3 easy blogging tips you can do right now from some of the biggest Bloggers in town. 1. Amy Porterfield – Batching Posts Amy is one of the leading experts in the online marketing world and specifically Facebook. Here she shares a great tip: Since blogging consistency helps to create a loyal audience, “batching” is one of the best ways to ensure you are constantly creating new content.  Schedule the time in advance and work on writing multiple blog posts during one writing session – that way you won’t feel that […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog NOW

I’m a big advocate for Blogging. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard an author on a podcast say how when they asked their publishers if they should get a blog and when to start. The publisher always responded YES and you should of started YESTERDAY. Here are the biggest reasons I think you should start blogging immediately: Like I said Publishers Love them. You will be ahead of the pack and more desirable if you already have an author platform and some internet presence. Attract an Audience. You can potentially find your audience before you launch a product and they will keep you accountable. Blogging as a […]

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