The Write Stuff: Creating Captivating Characters With Heather Rose Jones

September 19, 2017

Heather Rose Jones On Writing Great Characters 

In this episode of The Write Stuff Sheena talks to Heather Rose Jones about her process for creating characters and hwo she nails the octopus to the wall.

Find out: 

  • What questions to ask about your character 
  • The three layers of story 
  • Why writing a character is like getting to know a friend 

 

About Heather Rose Jones 

Heather Rose Jones writes fantasy, historic fantasy, and historical fiction, including the Alpennia series with swordswomen and magic in an alternate Regency setting. She blogs about research into lesbian-like motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project which provides inspiration for her fiction. She has a PhD in linguistics, studying metaphor theory and the semantics of Medieval Welsh prepositions, and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech. 

You can find Heather Rose Jones on 

Amazon 

Her Weekly Podcast 

Her Website 

Twitter 

Facebook 

 

 

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The Write Stuff: The Vanity Publisher Scam

August 29, 2017

The Vanity Publishing Scam 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about the difference between vanity publishers, traditional publishers and self publishing.  

Find out:

Why we don’t recommend vanity publishers

Why most of them are considered a scam

Why you would use a traditional publisher

When you would want to self publish

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector.  

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts.

 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook

Twitter

Her website 

 

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The Write Stuff: 10 Tips To Creating Your Author Brand

August 22, 2017

10 Tips To Creating Your Author Brand 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about Author Brands. Last week we discussed what an author brand is and why authors need one. This week we give you 10 tips to help you create your own author brand

10 Tips Are:

1 What do you write? 

2 Who will be t adding it? 

3 How are you different form competitors? 

4 What's your style guide? 

5 Logo 

6 Headshot 

7 Website 

8 Contact Page 

9 Tag line/ elevator pitch 

10 Media kit, bio, headshot, press release, book synopsis, contact info 

 

 

About Tamara 

Tamara has a post graduate degree in Marketing and has been working in the field for over ten years. In this episode she lends us her expertise as we discuss how authors can create a strong brand for themselves. 

You can find Tamara on The Lesbian Talk Show website 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector.  

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter

 

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The Write Stuff: Why Do You Need An Author Brand?

August 15, 2017

Why Do Authors Need A Brand? 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat about Author Brands, what it is and why it is important. 

Find out: 

What is a brand? 

Why is it important? 

What is brand unity and how do you get it?

 

Look out for 10 Tips To Creating An Author Brand Next Week 

 

About Tamara 

Tamara has a post graduate degree in Marketing and has been working in the field for over ten years. In this episode she lends us her expertise as we discuss how authors can create a strong brand for themselves. 

You can find Tamara on The Lesbian Talk Show website

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter

 

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The Write Stuff: The Great Guide To Tweeting For Authors

August 8, 2017

The Great Guide To Tweeting For Authors 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff Sheena and Tamara chat about Tweeting for authors. This is a follow up episode to The Twitter Bio episode. 

 

Find out:

  • What kind of tweets you should be considering 
  • What are hashtags and why you need them 
  • What hashtags to consider using 
  • Why you want to retweet people 
  • How frequently you should tweet 
  • How to use a pinned tweet and why 

 

About Tamara

Tamara is a marketing guru and has helped Sheena build both of her websites and her social media presence. 

You can find Tamara’s profile here

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter 

 

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The Write Stuff: Creating A Great Author Profile On Twitter

August 1, 2017

Creating A Good Author Profile On Twitter 

by Sheena and Tamara 

In this episode of The Write Stuff marketing guru, Tamara, and digital content specialist, Sheena, chat about creating a good profile as an author. 

Find out: 

  • Why it’s important to be on Twitter 
  • What you need to think about in terms of photos 
  • What your text your include 
  • How to use a pinned Tweet 
  • What tool to use for photo editing 

 

About Tamara 

With a post graduate degree in marketing and over 12 years experience in the marketing arena, Tamara is well versed with both online and offline marketing. 

You can find Tamara online 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a gap for great content for listeners and readers. The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts. 

 

You can find Sheena on 

Facebook 

Twitter  

Online 

 

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The Write Stuff: Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream

July 25, 2017

Kiki Archer On Taking Her Lesbian Fiction Mainstream 

by Sheena and Kiki Archer 

In this episode of The Write Stuff we chat to author, Kiki Archer about how she has taken her lesbian fiction (Lesfic) into the mainstream charts. 

 

Find out: 

  • How she ended up with a huge straight following 
  • What the reaction has been from straight readers 
  • Where she recommends you advertise 

 

About Kiki Archer 

Kiki Archer's latest novel not only got the lesbian fiction number one spots in the UK, USA and Australia, it also got to number 32 in the UK mainstream contemporary romance chart. 

Archer is also proud of the fact that Jane Green once sent her a public message. Archer says,  “When Too Late... I Love You was sitting side by side to her in the mainstream charts saying: Welcome to the gang.” 

You can find Kiki Archer on 

Twitter

Facebook 

YouTube

Her website

 

Find her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

About Sheena 

Sheena started The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. She saw a need for great content for listeners and readers.

The Lesbian Review is now one of the biggest review websites in the sector and The Lesbian Talk Show is one of the biggest podcasts in the sector. 

Great content is a priority for Sheena and she is always chatting to authors and listeners in search of new topics for her podcasts.

 

You can find Sheena on

Facebook 

Twitter 

YouTube

The Lesbian Talk Show website 

 

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Curves Welcome: Why Every Writer Needs A Blog

July 18, 2017

Why Every Writer Needs a Blog 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr shares her insights on blogging with everything from why you need one, to what it should include, and the benefits you’ll gain. 

A Note to Listeners: 

Have a question about blogging? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know.  

More info 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: All About Audiobooks

July 4, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

All About Audiobooks 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss audiobooks. 

Find out:

  • How to make your own audiobook 
  • What is ACX 
  • Split royalties vs paying the narrator outright 
  • Who Harper uses for her audiobooks 
  • The pros of using an audiobook publisher 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Make My NaNoWriMo Novel Work

June 27, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Make My NaNoWriMo Novel Work 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what the minimum length should be for a lesbian romance novel and how to turn a first draft NaNoWriMo novel into a finsihed product 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo  

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Should I Write Trump Into My Book?

June 20, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Should I Write Trump Into My Book? 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) answer the listener question - Should I write Donald Trump into my book? 

Find out: 

  • Their thoughts on incorporating politics into your novels 
  • What could happen 

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Is It Worth Submitting My Story To An Anthology?

June 13, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Is It Worth Submitting My Story To An Anthology? 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the pros and cons to anthology submissions. 

Find out: 

  • What Harper feels pissed about 
  • Why she first submitted a story to an anthology 
  • What Harper thought was painful but good 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.  

Sign Up for the My LesFic newsletter and get weekly bargains on lesbian novels. This is a fantastic service brought to you by The Bliss Duo 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Sell Your Books

June 6, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Sell Your Books - Bliss Interview Highlights 

In this episode Sheena takes over from Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) to bring you highlights from her 2016 Interview with Harper Bliss.  

There are a few key points that can help you sell more books. Enjoy.

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How To Set Up Your Launch Team

May 30, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Set Up Your Launch Team 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss setting up a launch team and why all authors should have one. 

Find out: 

  • Why all authors should have a launch team 
  • How Harper Bliss started her launch team 
  • What her stats are for reviews vs review requests 
  • How she manages the launch team 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: How Best To Use Kindle Unlimited

May 23, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

How To Use Kindle Unlimited To Maximize Sales 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss how they use Kindle Unlimited (KU).

Find out: 

  • How KU has changed since they last spoke about it 
  • What their research has shown works and what doesn’t work 
  • How much of their sales come from KU 
  • And why it is important to add our books to KU 

 

This was a question by Cheyenne Blue. If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Outlining For Successful Writing

May 16, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Outlining For Successful Writing 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss Harper’s process for outlining her book. Harper’s goal is always to shorten her writing times and she has figured out that outlining helps but not in the traditional sense.  

Find out: 

  • How much outlining Harper does initially 
  • What her process is before she starts the book 
  • What she does at the end of every writing session and why it helps her write faster 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: The Lowdown On Editors

May 9, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

The Lowdown On Editors 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss finding and using an editor

Find out:

  • What types of editors you can get
  • Which editor you need
  • When an editor is not for you

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Happily Ever After Endings

May 2, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Happily Ever After 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss the happily ever after or happy for now ending and when it’s a good idea to give th readers a different kind of ending. 

Find out: 

  • Why you would want to do a Happy Ever After or Happy For Now ending 
  • When you can do a realistic ending 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Launching MyLesFic

April 25, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

Launching MyLesFic

 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss thier latest business veture, a competitor to discount mailing lists.

 

Find out:

  • What they are doing
  • Why they think it's a good idea
  • Where to find it
  • What the costs are for you

 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog.

 

 

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Harper Bliss And Her Mrs: Outsourcing For Authors

April 18, 2017

Harper Bliss And Her Mrs 

Outsourcing For Authors 

In this episode Harper Bliss and Her Mrs (Caroline) discuss what authors can and should outsource and why. 

Find out: 

  • What Bliss considerers her most important tasks 
  • What they choose to outsource 
  • Why they outsource these things 

If you have questions please feel free to email them to HarperBliss@TheLesbianTalkShow.com and they will either answer them on the show or on their blog. 

You can also find Harper Bliss on her website HarperBliss.com or on the Ladylit website Ladylit.com check out her books on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 

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