Libbie Hawker is a novelist who writes historical fiction. Since launching her career, she’s published over 20 novels and novellas.
In this episode, I talk to Libbie about her bestselling non-fiction book, Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faste…
. In her book, she shares the approach she uses to outline her novels. It’s an approach that has enabled her to drastically improve her writing productivity.
In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground:
- She dives deep into the outlining approach she discusses in her book, which is essentially a method for planning your novel to ensure that it has all the elements in place for a story that your readers won’t want to put down.
- Libbie also shares her advice for encouraging readers to leave reviews and for dealing with negative reviews.
- She talks about advertising on Facebook and other sites and when the best time is to invest in advertising your books.
- And, Libbie talks about what it’s like to pursue a hybrid publishing strategy: while she still publishes independently, she also has a contract with a traditional publisher as well.
It’s a fun conversation that’s packed with advice for novelists and non-fiction writers as well.
For more information about Libbie and links to her books, check out the show notes to this episode over at writewithimpact.com/episode32
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