ALAB 056: Your Craft as a Career with Zoe York


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Zoe York is the USA Today best-selling author of more than 50 books (some of them written as Ainsley Booth). She lives in London, Ontario, Canada where she is a full-time writer, a full-time mom, and a very part-time family chef.

Here are just a few of the things we touched on:

  • The importance of “professional development” when it comes to your writing career.
  • Margie Lawson's Writer's Academy, an excellent course for authors of all genres.
  • How your long-term goals for a novel can influence how it is written.
  • Goal, Motivation, Conflict, a novel that belongs on every fiction writer's shelf.
  • Writing to market versus writing for yourself, and how to find a balance.
  • How to allocate time between a ‘passion project’ and a ‘to-market’ project.
  • Using the trends of high-grossing authors to positively impact your book sales.
  • The importance of social media in keeping your readers engaged.
  • Tips and tricks when using Instagram to market and connect.
  • How to keep your readers hooked between releases.
  • The importance of that initial dead period when first creating social media pages and groups.
  • Why you should always follow through with your plans for a novel, even when things get rough.
  • And more...

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