100 episodes

Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.

Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston's Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.

Create If Writing Kirsten Oliphant

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.

Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston's Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.

    The End of a Season

    The End of a Season

    It's time for a new season in my creative journey. Which means a pause on the podcast. Find out why and what's next!

    • 25 min
    How to Write a Bestseller

    How to Write a Bestseller

    Learn the craft behind writing a book that hooks readers and sells copies.

    • 35 min
    Instagram for Authors

    Instagram for Authors

    I've talked recently on social media for authors, but wanted to highlight a specific platform that I've been using more and seeing results from and discuss Instagram for authors.

    • 34 min
    Lessons Learned in Three Years as an Author

    Lessons Learned in Three Years as an Author

    The first month I published a book in 2018, I made $115. Which totally excited me! People were reading my book! I wrote and published a book! But the goal was always a CAREER. I joked (but not really) about building an Emma Empire.

    Three years later, I made $26k in February 2021 and am slated to make over $20k this March. Want some takeaways? I've got 'em!

    • 31 min
    Advertising for Authors

    Advertising for Authors

    As a part of my series on what authors need to sell books, I've covered the overall author platform, email, social media, and blogging/content strategy. Which leads me into another piece of the puzzle: ads for authors.
    For the full show notes, head to http://createifwriting.com/201

    • 27 min
    What Should Authors Blog About? Content Strategy for Authors

    What Should Authors Blog About? Content Strategy for Authors

    What should authors blog about? Let's talk about content strategy, and the purpose of creating blog posts, videos, podcast, and even TikTok posts.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

rprenevost ,

This podcast is excellent!

Very useful information for writers at every level. Highly recommend!

Shana Gorian ,

Great podcast

Informative podcast with very helpful advice and suggestions for writers in regard to many, many areas of the business, especially for the indie author. With advice for both new and seasoned authors.

Sara R Ward ,

Great podcast for writers

Practical help and lots of specific information on what works and what doesn’t for writers. Love listening!

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