Happy New Year from us all at Kobo Writing Life!
As we leave 2018 behind, let’s take a moment to celebrate and revisit some of the best blog posts published last year.
Sarina Bowen on writing romance in 2018
Amid the furore of the #MeToo movement, Sarina Bowen wrote a fantastic piece on the gendered politics of romance writing––and the potential for astonishing success within the genre.
Rebecca Diem on inspiring others to write
Rebecca Diem returns to her elementary school library to speak to a group of young writers and reflects on her own origins as a writer. This is such a lovely reflection and well worth reading if you missed it the first time!
Grace Burrowes explains why librarians are an author’s secret weapon
We just love hearing Overdrive success stories! Grace Burrowes explained why she places so much value on engaging with library readers.
Adam Croft explains how tweaking his marketing strategy skyrocketed his career
Another KWL rockstar, Adam Croft, with valuable advice on coming up with a winning elevator pitch for his title.
Susan Kaye Quinn on finding your power and the freedom of indie publishing
Susan Kaye Quinn wrote an incredible piece for international woman’s day on finding her power as an indie writer:
Julie Strauss on learning how to write a great newsletter
The wonderful Julie Strauss wrote about how she learned not to attempt a façade and simply to be authentic when engaging with her readers. (You should also check out her blog at https://juliewroteabook.com/blog/)
Rachel Amphlett explains how to plan for success as an author
Rachel Amphlett offers some incredibly valuable advice on treating your writing like a business, with actionable steps to help you grow your readership and increase sales––a perfect refresher to kick off your new year!
We’re excited to keep sharing your stories and advice in 2019! I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see more of on the blog––and if you have your own story to share, please do send me an email!