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Welcome to The Daring Author podcast, where we share inspiring interviews and information on writing and marketing ideas for your book. So that you can build an easeful, empowering and profitable author business! Your host, Jenna Lee, is the owner of The Daring Press, a virtual marketing and support agency where we help indie authors who are ready to take their author business to the next level with more ease, growth and time.You can find the episode show notes and a bunch of marketing resources at thedaringpress.com. Let’s become daring authors together!
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Ever found yourself staring blankly at your social media, struggling to figure out what to post about your book? I’ve been there too, and today on the Daring Author Podcast, I’m here to help you conquer that challenge with 10 impactful post ideas. From the excitement of a book cover reveal to the allure of behind-the-scenes glimpses, these strategies will spark your creativity and make content creation a breeze. Plus, learn why a call to action is essential for every post to maximise your mar...
Have you ever tried walking in someone else's shoes only to find they just don't fit? That's the heart of our conversation today as we talk about the intricate subject of author success. What defines it, how to create your own unique path of success and not getting caught up in all the noise. This episode reveals Jenna's sacred morning routine, revealing how it anchors her creativity, ensuring her writing remains a source of joy amidst everyday life. Let's celebrate our individual d...
Have you ever found yourself lost in the book world, yearning to reconnect with your first love—writing? I'm Jenna Lee, your guide through the thicket of 'shoulds' and trending demands, taking you back to the heart and soul of storytelling in this episode of the Daring Author Podcast. It's time to unearth the golden nuggets buried within your life experiences and let them infuse your narratives with authenticity. Whether you're tangled in the web of writer's block or simply seeking a spa...
Step into the world of storytelling for pleasure and intimacy as we're joined by Eleanor Hadley, the embodiment coach who transformed her passion for pole dancing into a calling that empowers others to revel in their sensuality. We hear Eleanor's perspective on the romance genre, with its varying 'spice levels' and the intricacies of slow burn narratives, offers a fresh viewpoint for both readers and writers alike. Our discussion also illuminates the burgeoning world of narrative-driven ...
Ever felt like your email marketing efforts just vanish into the digital void? Email wizard Holly Darling joins us to cast a spell that'll ensure your emails not only reach inboxes but open the door to meaningful reader relationships. Holly unravels the technical skein of email authentication, with the alchemy of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records, and why a domain-specific email is your golden ticket in the eyes of email giants like Google and Yahoo. Buckle up, authors, as we equip you with t...
In this chapter of The Daring Author podcast Jenna sits down with the ever-insightful Lauren Clarke, her writing coach, editor extraordinaire, and cherished friend.Together, we peel back the curtain on the transformative process that has sharpened my storytelling prowess. Hear Lauren's journey from a jack-of-all-trades to the queen of romance edits, and discover the unique editorial alchemy.As authors, we're often told that the devil is in the details, but how do we spot those devils? I'll sh...
When the lines between human creativity and artificial intelligence start to blur, where do we draw the line in the realm of authorship? As authors, we're guardians of imagination, weaving tales that resonate with the hearts of our readers. On this week's episode of The Daring Author podcast, Jenna tackles the fiery debate surrounding AI's role in writing and book marketing. Join me as I passionately defend the artistry that defines us, questioning whether AI-generated content risks unde...
In chapter forty-one we're talking with Kate Hall about 2024 TikTok trends for authors. During our conversation, Kate reveals a new method she learned for creating unique content on TikTok and shares insights on the evolving TikTok trends for 2024. We also touch on the potential of TikTok for authors, the challenges of managing TikTok content, and the future of TikTok shops for book sales.In this episode, we chat about:Kate shared her predictions for upcoming trends on TikTok, emphasisin...
In the latest episode of The Daring Author Podcast, Jenna shares her personal experience with burnout and provides valuable tips and strategies for setting realistic goals for 2024. She emphasizes the importance of easing into the new year and laser-focusing on one goal to truly make an impact in your author business. Jenna's candid insights and actionable advice are sure to inspire and guide you on your own author journey.If you've ever felt exhausted, overwhelmed or burnt-out, this one...
In chapter thirty-nine we're talking with Emilia Rose about subscriptions for authors. Emilia discusses the power of using a subscription-based model for authors. She shares her journey of starting with serialised writing on Wattpad and transitioning into a successful subscription format. Emilia also talks about her co-founding of Ream, a platform designed specifically for authors. In this episode, we chat about:The power of using a subscription-based model for authorsEmilia's journey of...
In chapter 38, we're diving into the burning question that many authors have: when is the right time to hire support for your author business? We'll be discussing the different types of team members you can hire, such as virtual assistants and marketing experts, as well as the factors to consider before making that decision. Plus, I'll be sharing the costs involved and how to ensure you find the right fit for your needs. We'll cover:When to hire support in your author biz and who to...
In chapter 36 we're delving into a topic familiar to many authors - overwhelming feelings in their author business. Join me as I share strategies to regain balance, prevent burnout, and discover renewed joy in writing. We'll cover:Understanding the signs of overwhelm as an authorHow to master delegation to free up your timeThe importance of prioritising rest and self careWhy boundaries are your bestieHow to create your own support networkBook your complimentary discovery call here!Discov...
In today's chapter, we delve into the world of burn out as our host Jenna Lee bravely shares her own experiences as a burnt out author. Jenna opens up about the challenges she faced this year, from the pressures of rapid book releases to juggling multiple businesses. She takes us on her journey of recognition, revealing the moment when she hit a wall and realised she could no longer push through. Join us as Jenna shares her reflections on prioritising her own well-being, rediscovering th...
In chapter 37, Jenna shares her personal experience of losing her love for fiction writing and falling into writers block. She also talks about how she managed to bounce back. It's a story of resilience and finding inspiration in unexpected place. We'll cover:Taking a step back from your writing and exploring other creative outletsThe power of writing coaches Collaborating with co-writersChanging your environments Freewriting method Book your complimentary discovery call h...
In chapter thirty-four we have a special guest joining us - the one and only Nikki Rome, a USA Today bestselling romance author. Get ready, because in this chapter of our podcast, we're diving deep into the world of writing smut.In this episode, we chat about:The emotional connection and community of romance readers.Exploring kink and BDSM in romance writingHow to balance spice and plot developmentFinding your motivation and writing style as an authorThe power of community, Facebook Groups, B...
Today we're diving deep into the topic of building your author support network. Get ready to be inspired and motivated as we discuss the power of surrounding yourself with a strong team of cheerleaders and experts. You don't have to do this author gig on your own! We'll coverHow to surround yourself with successful and inspirational people in your industryThe power of your support network and where to find themDifferent types of support you can have around you to build your author busine...
In chapter thirty-two, we chat with author Angel Lawson about writing dark romance and the latest Kickstarter updates from their sold-out campaign. We chat about:How Angel started writing dark romancesTips for writing dark romance andkeeping characters darkStrategies for finding your comfort zone and pushing your own boundaries within the dark romance genreKickstarter updates About Angel:Angel Lawson is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance author of adult and young adu...
In chapter thirty-one, we chat with Heather from The Plot Genie about crafting compelling book outlines. We chat about:The different types of plot structuresWhat are pre-made plots and the Plot Genie differenceWhy finding the right plot structure can be helpful, whether that's through chapter outlines or detailed plots like the eight-point plot or book arcHow to plot even if you are a panster About Heather - The Plot Genie:Heather Cardona is the CEO and founder of The Plot Genie, the fir...
In chapter thirty, we chat with a returning favourite Willow Winters about her writing process, strategies for staying motivated, Kickstarter tips and book signings. We chat about:Willow's book writing process how she approaches it and strategies for staying motivated during the creative processAuthor biz updates Willow's experience with Kickstarter and what marketing strategies she usesBook signing tips for authors doing them About Willow:Willow Winters is so happy to be a US...
Feeling overwhelmed with the list of things to do? Then you'll love this week's chapter on time management tips for authors. We'll coverUsing time blocking within your Google calendarTask management apps Future planning quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily Book your complimentary discovery call here!Discover what social media platform is right for you here!Download 50 content ideas for authors here! Website: https://thedaringpress.com/
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