Hannah is a YA book blogger, who loves to chat and discuss books. She also writes some amazing reviews and the link to her blog is right here! Be sure to check it out!
We're talking about what it's like to set up a book blog, how Hannah went about it and if she has any tips for anyone who was thinking of doing the same.
I hope that you enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed filming it! When you get Hannah and I on a roll we just don't shut up! I hope that you enjoyed this video, if you want to see Hannah again on my channel - don't worry! We're for sure going to repeat this - mainly because we filmed enough content for about four videos on the same day. So if our outfits don't change you now know why!
As always guys I hope that you enjoyed this video. Be sure to check out some of my other videos, including my other Book Chatter Videos and my Girl Boss Goals Video. I'm going to be releasing my first ever Plan With Me Video really soon so I hope that you are as excited for that as I am. I hope you have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all very very soon!
So generally speaking after book one, come book two! Hopefully from there more and more books will follow. Some of them may even be related to one another. here's the thing, we all know a lot of sequels that are, for lack of a better way of putting this - total and complete disappointments (okay maybe there was a better way of putting that).
In all serious, a bad sequel can ruin any and all good reputation that the original material may have garnered. When people come across your books, they'll see the other books, see the comments below, see the star rating. I know personally, I'm not going to start a series if other people have hated what comes after the first book. I think most people would agree with me. So my advice is below!
Okay well I hope you found that useful. Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Sometimes sequels are easier depending on genre, style and how flexible your ideas and characters are. However I absolutely would not write a sequel for the sake of it. Wait for a good idea to come along - I'm sure that it will. The quality of your writing is more important than it's volume or frequency.
That's all from me this week. Do you agree with my list? Do you have additions? What do you think about this topic? Let's start a conversation and let me know. As always guys, I hope that you have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all very soon! Bye! :)
*GASP!* I hear some of you cry, but what about planning and time management! They are fantastic skills that individuals can use to maximise their productivity - and I do to great effect. However, the nature of that productivity is again a personal affair. Below, I explain why that is.
So that's what I think about productivity. Now of course, as mentioned before, I think that both time management, planning and a whole host of other techniques can be explored and used to great effect to increase productivity. But at the end of the day, some tasks are easier for some people. Some people have a natural flare for writing, editing, cover design and marketing (oh how I wish that last were me). The main thing, the most important tool to have in your productivity kit is to be kind to yourself and have a realistic expectation of what you can actually do. At the end of the day, sacrificing everything that makes you unique in order to pursue someone elses idea of productivity is just harmful and worse still - it's been done before!
What do you guys think? Do you agree? Do you think that people's productivity is unique? Do you have any tips and tricks that you want to share to help others find their peak performance? Let me know, let's start a conversation. Until next time guys, I hope you all have positive and productive weeks and I'll see you all very very soon. Bye!
So much stuff happened in February, but mostly they were good things. I found out where I'm going next in my job (we do rotations around different departments). I saw some beautiful books, made so many plans to move my publishing company forwards. So I didn't just achieve the goals on this list. I also made a lot of decisions about where I want to go next and things that I want to do, things that are secret so I can't share them on here - yet! Still, I had to cut quite a lot of material out and this video is still a long video. Because these are such long videos I'm thinking of splitting these videos in two, and having a mid month - check in. Does that sound good to you guys? Let me know in the comments section below. Would having a mid monthly check in video (I would need to come up with a good name - maybe Goal Check In or something - suggestions welcome!)
Anywho, without any more wittering from me, here is how I did this February.
And that was February. What do you think? I think that everything went super well. Obviously there were a few fails - and it's not normally in my behaviour to give up on a goal (and I haven't) but I've come to the realisation that sometimes timescales can't be put on project that is as complex and personal as this one is, after all it is a fictional story based off a real life event something that actually happened in my family. People are bound to get in their feelings about it.
Okay but seriously though, what do you guys think about me doing a mid month check in video? It would cut these in half which has got to be a good thing right? Because uploading this videos takes for ever as well, if I were to upload two smaller videos, that's surely better for everyone (and my rubbish internet).
I hope that you guys have positive and productive weeks this week. I hope that all of you enjoyed this video. Got a comment or a question? Let me know. Social media is at the end of the video and the comments section is below. Just down there! Let me know, let's start a conversation! Talking is dope!
Until next time. BYE!
So today we're jumping straight in and talking about something had has to happen in every writer's journey. Someone else has to read what you've written - *GULP!* Yeah, it's a huge step that you have to take, but if you ever want to get your work published at some point someone has to read it. Now, most people are to embarrassed to give it to someone they know. Sure you plan to tell them when it's published, but right now it's just a baby manuscript right?
Hate to tell you this. But it's actually far better to give your manuscript to someone you know before sending it to an editor - which you should do before sending out to query. Why? Not only is it cheaper than having to constantly send it to an editor (which each time can cost you between £300-£400) but it's also a really good, effective and honest way to get some feedback about the main body of your story - if it's done right. So without further ado, let's jump straight in.
So that's my take on letting someone read it. There are things that you should consider when asking others to read your work. In addition to worry about how they will receive your work, think about your target audience. If you're writing a horror book, try and give the book to someone who likes horror books. If you're writing a romance, try and give the book to someone who likes romance. They will have most likely read a lot of popular books in that genre and will actually (maybe even without realising it) be able to give you a more informed decision because of it. If you give your historical romance novel to someone who only ever reads high-fantasy or cop thrillers, they may genuinely enjoy the book but they look for something else in a novel. As such their advice may actually hinder your book performing well on the shelves, which is why it's your job as the author to decide what advice you want to listen to and what advice you will strategically appreciate but effectively ignore.
Any who that's all from me this week. I hope that you all have positive and productive weeks this week. If you have any further questions about this, stick them in the comments section or hit me up on my social media platforms. What do you think? Do you think it's better to find beta readers online instead of friends? I know that some people do this through twitter. What is your opinion? Let's get the conversation going.
Until next week guys, take care! Bye :)
Now obviously, like most things, practice makes perfect. But sometimes it's important to remember that we need to emotionally distance ourselves from our book before we go in to do the edit. Why? Because otherwise when we start to notice problems (and we inevitably will), we may start to get emotional or get down in our feelings towards our book and end up prone to irrational action. So, do yourself a favour, emotionally remove yourself from your book as much as possible before this edit.
So here is my take on it. I hope that you guys found this interesting or useful. If you did, please let me know by telling me so in the comments section. As always, I hope that you guys have a positive and productive week and I'll see you all soon. Bye!
So here is a little list of all of the reasons I think that being a writer is pretty great!
So what do you guys think? Do you agree with my list? Do you have any things you think that I've missed off? Until next time guys, I hope you all have positive and productive weeks.
Okie dokie let's dive right in. Sometimes we want to write, but we just can't. We do our best, we sit in front of that blinking cursor, staring at the white page, but nothing happens. Its tough, but here is my solution for that problem. This is how i get into the Writing Frame of Mind.
I hope that you find this useful. To anyone who is going to try this and has tried this comment below about some of the things you're going to try doing. Maybe it'll help other people set up their own rewarding environments. Helping others be productive and positive is totally what I'm here for.
I hope that you guys all have a fantastic week and I'll see you next time for another Book Chatter video! Bye :)
Anywho let's get onto the interesting things. January was a really challenging month for me, but I think given the circumstances I've done pretty. You can learn more about that below.
So what did you think? Hopefully my goals for February aren't too ambitious, and I'm so excited for the release date at the end of May. There is so much that I have to do to launch Glass Slipper that I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. However I've never been one to shy away from a challenge and I'm looking forward to what everything that is going to come as a result, all the work but all the rewards as well. I'm hoping to launch a career that's 100% book focused - what could be better?
I hope that you guys are as excited for Glass Slipper as I am. Let me know in the comments section if you are. As always guys, I look forward to seeing you all again very shortly. I hope you all have positive and productive months!
Ending your novel in the right way is so important. You need to leave people wanting more, give satisfying yet powerful and unexpected endings. Striking the balance is extremely difficult, and the differences between ending a series, book one or a book in the middle vary wildly.
So what did you think? I hope that you guys enjoyed that! Please let me know if you have any comments, questions anything else that you'd like to know more about. I hope that you guys have fantastic, positive and productive weeks and I'll speak to you all again very very shortly.
Welcome to my blog! Here is the first place to find out about new events and releases! Along the way I share a few funny little stories from my life. I hope you like my ramblings as much as I enjoy sharing them!
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