Blog Your Book with Nina Amir–Episode 80–November 19 2015

On episode 80 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I talked writing, blogging, and platform creation with bestselling author Nina Amir.

    • How writing conferences changed her career
    • The advantages of meeting agents in person
    • The specifics of how to blog a book
    • The advantages of giving away your book for free
    • The biggest mistake novelists make (they don’t make a business plan)
    • Why agents are seeking Novelists with book proposals in this new market

Plus, on “Today in Writing,” happy birthday to Charlie Kaufman

About our guest:

Nina Amir, bestselling author of How to Blog a Book andThe Author Training Manual, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. A sought-after author, book, blog-to-book, and results coach, some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She writes four blogs, self-published 13 books and founded National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.

2 thoughts on “Blog Your Book with Nina Amir–Episode 80–November 19 2015”

  1. I want to cry whenever I hear someone say people who write by the seat of their pants are doing it wrong. This is such a damaging statement and in my opinion a misunderstanding of how process works. I am both traditionally published and self published with 30 novels, novellas, and short stories on sale. I have one doorstop book and it’s the one I attempted to plan in advance. Planning out my chapters in advance is fatal to my process. I am by no means alone in this. Use the process that works for you. It might well be advance planning. But it might not be.

    1. Hi Carolyn,
      I couldn’t agree more. And I never want to give the impression that any process is right for everyone. I make a very rough outline, just capturing some key twists and turns, then write from the seat of my pants. In the interview, I think Nina was speaking specifically about novelists who want to blog their novels as they’re writing them. That is, to release chapters or scenes one at a time as they create them, rather than writing a whole book and publishing it. Personally, I wouldn’t do that, and probably couldn’t do that, given how I write. But I know some folks who are doing that. And to end up with a coherent story they find that planning in advance is crucial because they can’t go back and change things much after a chapter has already been released. 🙂

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