DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR?
When I wrote my first book in 2012 I learned quickly that writing a book, and getting it traditionally published are two very different things. I learned that theres a very specific order to things, and if you don't do each step correctly you can destroy your chances of ever being published. Needless to say that book was not published.
Learning things the hard way has one big upside, you don't make those mistakes twice! Not only that, now you have a blueprint that others can follow, a short-cut past the mistakes. It took a few years and another failed book before I got it right.
In 2015 I signed with my current literary agent, which in its own right is a HUGE accomplishment and the first step to getting published. This came after years of trying to get an agent, going about it the wrong way, with work that wasn't ready to be submitted. Six months after signing with my agent we got three offers and signed a publishing deal with Skyhorse Publishing in New York. That deal was sold on my proposal alone (the book was not yet written). I had exactly six months from signing the deal to turning in the finished manuscript. That might seem like a long time, but trust me it's nothing, especially for a 372 page book! KEEP READING
need a ghost writer?
HAVE AN AMAZING STORY TO TELL, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO WRITE IT?
Being a traditionally published bestselling author, who's written several books (second, a memoir due 2017), has given me a lot of writing experience over the past several years. I've been blogging since 2009 on my personal blog Thoughts.Stories.Life. which has received over 1M views since it began. Writing for my blog is how I first fell in love with the magic of the written word. It's where I realized that writing has enormous power; it can inspire, motivate, bring tears and deep emotion, as well as pure joy. My work has also appeared in Elite Daily, many blogs and won numerous short story writing awards.
If you have a story you've been dying to tell but don't want to, or know how to write a book, then working with a ghost writer might be the perfect fit. Essentially a ghost writer takes the story in your head and turns it into a manuscript that reflects your vision and storytelling, while you get the credit for being the author. KEEP READING
how to build a social media platform
how to create a successful blog
KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY CREATING A SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING AND BUILDING A BRAND FROM SCRATCH
I built an online platform initially by accident. When I started my blog Thoughts.Stories.Life., in 2009 I never intended for anyone to read it. Back then I was going through a painful divorce, had no friends or family to speak of, and was trying desperately to reinvent my life. Blogging was merely a therapeutic outlet for me.
So when a story I'd written went viral I was shocked to say the least. It became a turning point in my life, one where I realized it was time to step up and own my life, which meant owning my online presence as well.
Since then I've become comfortable using online platforms, and social media as a means to reach an audience that wants to hear what I have to say. I've learned that there's an art to this, and that it's not always easy. I've no-where-near, reached the online success that I envision, but I've come a long way and learned a lot in the process.
Today I've built an audience of nearly 90,000 followers across several social media platforms. Including: YouTube with several videos over 100,000 views, over 44,000 Instagram followers across several targeted accounts, over 7,000 Facebook followers across several targeted pages, and over 19,000 Twitter followers across multiple targeted accounts. My blog has had over 1M views since it started in 2009. I've had blog post reach nearly 4,000 Facebook shares and over 20,000 unique reads in a week.
LEARN SARAH'S TIPS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL BLOG.
Sarah's personal blog Thoughts.Stories.Life has had 1M global views since it went public in 2010. Several posts have had over 30,000 unique views and 3,000 plus Facebook shares.
This personal mentoring session with Sarah, is designed around your goals and dedicated to helping you create the blog you dream of!
This is perfect for you if: 1. You're not a blogger but want to become one, this will help you minimize "rookie mistakes" and insure your off to a great start! 2. You have a blog and are ready to take it to the next level.
These are just some of the topics we can discuss based on your specific needs. We can discuss any others that you might have and this can be done in one or more sessions according to your needs. Sarah is available for phone or Skype sessions and can even help you via desktop sharing if you get stuck on the technical side of things.
- Get help deciding which blogging platform to use, learn from Sarah's trial and error
- How to create great content that will be picked up in Google searches
- How to maximize your SEO tools
- How to "market" your posts effectively to get them more views, shares, comments and likes
- Why Facebook is a bloggers best friend
- How to use ads and Google Adsense effectively
- Why you need to build a social media platform to support your blog
- Should you build the brand around your personal name or your blogs name?
- Building a mailing list and newsletter
Includes 4 sixty-minute sessions