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24.6.15

Britmums Live 2015 Room 4 Session Summary | 'How to market yourself and your writing'

Confession...I took 3 notebooks to Britmums Live this year. And a ridiculous number of pens. The past two years I have taken endless notes in each session, writing down quotes from the speakers and copying things written on their presentations.
Being a room moderator meant that I was able to attend sessions that maybe I wouldn't have attended before. However, I was also really lucky to have some amazing sessions and I can honestly say that I learnt something from all of them.

I felt it was easier for me to tweet anything I found helpful this year, not only because it was quicker than writing it all down in a notebook but also to entice attendees into my room.
I wanted to collate all of my tweets together and thought it would be a good idea to write posts about each sessions but just focussing on my tweets. I figure that even though it may not make sense to some, and there may not be a huge amount of tweets, it could be helpful to others.

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers and non-fiction. She is also a professional speaker and entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers. Twitter: @thecreativepenn


"We are in a binge consumption culture. We binge watch tv series. So write a series of books"

"Take advice from people who are making money in the way you want to make money"

"Be authentic. Be real. Don't fake it"

"Be generous. Share each others work because you want to, because you enjoy it. Not because you want something back"

"Who are you? What suits your personality? Write about things you're passionate about. Stand out."

"Who is the person behind the profile? It's not traffic, it's people"

"What is the point of your blog?"

"Who is your target market? What is your niche? Who do you want to attract? How can you entertain/inspire?"

"Develop your voice & community, social proof and attract opportunity"