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Author Spotlight: A Conversation with Scarlett Cole

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In this episode titled "Author Spotlight: A Conversation with Scarlett Cole", Matt and Christina invite Scarlett Cole, an acclaimed romance writer, on to talk about her history as an author. Scarlett talks about her journey from being a reader to an author, and her dual careers as a romance writer and senior vice president of strategy for a leading company. She discusses her transition from writing full-time to part-time and exploring different genres like contemporary romance and darker romances in her writing career.
Scarlett speaks about her strategy in writing, emphasizing how her background in corporate strategy helped her in understanding trends in romance and applying them to her writing. She shares her experiment of writing a motorcycle club romance which she states led to higher sales than ever. Scarlett also speaks about her decision to pivot back to work, expressing how it fulfilled a part of her and ultimately helped her produce more work. Additionally, she details her focus on branding and putting out releases every 10 weeks as a part of her marketing strategy.
00:02:47 The Pivot
00:04:24 Scarlett's Background
00:09:46 Pivot to Motorcycle Club Romance and 1st Person POV
00:13:07 Scarlett References Larry Brooks's Story Engineering
00:13:47 Going Indie
00:18:21 The Success Motorcycle Club Series
00:23:35 Writing Full-time vs Part-time
00:28:08 Trusting Your Intuition
00:30:45 "The Loves We Lost" by Scarlett Cole
00:33:00 Where to Find More Scarlett Cole

 Hey, thanks so much for listening to the podcast. We really hope that you're enjoying every bit of it, but we would love to hear your feedback. Drop us an email either to Matt@writeoutloudpod.com or christina@bookmatchmaker.com. We would love to hear your thoughts. What's working, what's not working. And what do you want to hear more of? Thanks so much. We really appreciate it.

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Chapters

1. The Great Pivot (00:02:47)

2. Scarlett's Background (00:04:24)

3. Pivot to Motorcycle Club Romance & 1st Person POV (00:09:46)

4. Scarlett Mentions Larry Brooks's "Story Engineering" (00:13:07)

5. Going Indie (00:13:47)

6. The Success of the Motorcycle Club Series (00:18:21)

7. Josh Mario John on the Cover (00:21:13)

8. Writing Full-time vs Part-time (00:23:35)

9. Trusting Your Intuition (00:28:08)

10. "The Loves We Lost" by Scarlett Cole (00:30:45)

11. Where to Find More Scarlett Cole (00:33:00)

28 episodes

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Manage episode 405781355 series 3495269
Content provided by Matt Cassem & Christina Trevaskis, Matt Cassem, and Christina Trevaskis. All podcast content including episodes, graphics, and podcast descriptions are uploaded and provided directly by Matt Cassem & Christina Trevaskis, Matt Cassem, and Christina Trevaskis or their podcast platform partner. If you believe someone is using your copyrighted work without your permission, you can follow the process outlined here https://player.fm/legal.

In this episode titled "Author Spotlight: A Conversation with Scarlett Cole", Matt and Christina invite Scarlett Cole, an acclaimed romance writer, on to talk about her history as an author. Scarlett talks about her journey from being a reader to an author, and her dual careers as a romance writer and senior vice president of strategy for a leading company. She discusses her transition from writing full-time to part-time and exploring different genres like contemporary romance and darker romances in her writing career.
Scarlett speaks about her strategy in writing, emphasizing how her background in corporate strategy helped her in understanding trends in romance and applying them to her writing. She shares her experiment of writing a motorcycle club romance which she states led to higher sales than ever. Scarlett also speaks about her decision to pivot back to work, expressing how it fulfilled a part of her and ultimately helped her produce more work. Additionally, she details her focus on branding and putting out releases every 10 weeks as a part of her marketing strategy.
00:02:47 The Pivot
00:04:24 Scarlett's Background
00:09:46 Pivot to Motorcycle Club Romance and 1st Person POV
00:13:07 Scarlett References Larry Brooks's Story Engineering
00:13:47 Going Indie
00:18:21 The Success Motorcycle Club Series
00:23:35 Writing Full-time vs Part-time
00:28:08 Trusting Your Intuition
00:30:45 "The Loves We Lost" by Scarlett Cole
00:33:00 Where to Find More Scarlett Cole

 Hey, thanks so much for listening to the podcast. We really hope that you're enjoying every bit of it, but we would love to hear your feedback. Drop us an email either to Matt@writeoutloudpod.com or christina@bookmatchmaker.com. We would love to hear your thoughts. What's working, what's not working. And what do you want to hear more of? Thanks so much. We really appreciate it.

Support the Show.

Find out more at our website.

  continue reading

Chapters

1. The Great Pivot (00:02:47)

2. Scarlett's Background (00:04:24)

3. Pivot to Motorcycle Club Romance & 1st Person POV (00:09:46)

4. Scarlett Mentions Larry Brooks's "Story Engineering" (00:13:07)

5. Going Indie (00:13:47)

6. The Success of the Motorcycle Club Series (00:18:21)

7. Josh Mario John on the Cover (00:21:13)

8. Writing Full-time vs Part-time (00:23:35)

9. Trusting Your Intuition (00:28:08)

10. "The Loves We Lost" by Scarlett Cole (00:30:45)

11. Where to Find More Scarlett Cole (00:33:00)

28 episodes

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