For Writers & Authors

Writing resources, the business side of writing, and writer and author branding.

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Earn More Money from Your Freelance Writing in 2020

Is It Time to Earn More Money from Your Writing? Folks, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve partnered with The Write Life.com, one of the top websites for writers, that is offering a crazy-good package they call The Writer’s Bundle:…
how to get started personal brand writer

Q & A:
How do I get started branding myself?

Q: I want to start a website to gain followers and make money with my writing. I've identified a niche, but I'm wondering how to get started branding myself. -Trish Andrea: Understand Yourself & Your People Before you do anything else dig…
writer as business brand

Q & A:
What are some of the mistakes to avoid in branding yourself as a writer?

Q: For writers new to the idea of writing as a business, what are some of the mistakes to avoid when thinking about branding? —Gabrielle Andrea: Great question. One of the biggest personal branding mistakes is trying to be everything to…
Author branding social profile

Q & A:
Should I have a book or author photo as my profile picture?

Q: My profile photo on Facebook and Instagram is my book cover. Should I keep it that way, or have a picture of myself? —Brian Andrea: Make it a personal photo for sure! People want to connect with a human being, they like books because…
brand your book or yourself

Q & A:
Should I establish a brand for my book or myself?

Q: I have a book out and one forthcoming. How do I establish a brand? Should I brand my book or myself personally? Do I link the two books through titles? —Lee Andrea: Generally speaking you want to establish your brand for you as the…
write multiple genres how to build audienceAndrea Guevara

Q & A: I write in multiple genres and topics, how do I build an audience?

Q: I, like several of the other writers here, write multiple genres and on multiple topics. Consciousness, mindfulness, dance and somatics in nonfiction largely; also poetry (several books) and fiction. I've a Facebook presence, tweet, blog.…
build your audience for your creative work

3 Creative Ways to Build Your Audience

You've created something amazing—an important book, a stirring song, a cool website, an amazing new service—and now it's time to build your audience. These days there are more ways to get in front of more eyeballs than ever before. The…
Finding Your Voice in Writing

The Most Important Element of Your Writing Style & How to Find It

Sounding Like "You" “This is good Mom, but it doesn’t sound like you,” my son told me one afternoon, after reading an essay draft I had just shared with him. “Yeah.” My daughter nodded from her spot on the couch. I gulped…
How branding helps writers and creatives
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Why Branding is So Important for Writers and Creatives

One of the most common questions I get from writers and creatives is, "how can branding help me?" There are so many ways, but for brevity's sake let's just look at these few. But first, remember that great personal branding is all about knowing…
Personal branding defined

Branding is not platform, or marketing. Here’s the real definition.

Branding (or personal branding) is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately. It seems that everyone’s talking about it, but only some actually know what it means. If you're one of those who's scratching your head at this jargon, don't worry…