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Ep 25: When Should You Start Worrying about Your Author Platform?

Episode 25
19 min / Published

How early is too early to start getting a move on things like building an author platform, email list growth, website, income-generating activities, etc? Should you start worrying about the business side of writing fiction before, during, or after you finish writing your novel? Let's answer that question today. GRAB THE PLANNER to help you balance platform growth and novel writing CLICK HERE 👉https://rachelfahrenbach.com/planner


This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 


📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒

About the Episode:

00:00  Start As Soon As Possible

02:01  The Bad Advice Given to Writers

03:06  Increased Competition & Perfectionism Paralysis

08:02  Professionalism Takes Time

09:33  The Cost of Writing & Book Deals

13:14  Get Into the Habit Now Before the Pressure Comes

14:40  The Necessary Mindset


NEED HELP growing your platform while writing your novel? 

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Rachel is on a mission to help 1,000 Christian fiction writers make both an impact and an income from their storytelling. 


Here are the ways Rachel is in your corner: 

️FREE RESOURCES: Download FREE worksheets designed for fiction writers: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/resources


️LOOK OVER SHOULDER: Watch as Rachel implements the business and marketing tactics we talk about here into her current WIP: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/lookovershoulder


️COACHING: Not quite sure how to position yourself and your writing to accomplish your business goals (or even figure out your business goals)? I can help you figure out your next steps! Schedule a Call with Rachel: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/coaching


️BOOK: Check out the REST & REFLECT guided journal to help you put rhythms of rest in your week: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/journal


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About this video:

Welcome! Here on The Business of Christian Fiction podcast, we’re diving into what it takes these days to make an impact and an income as a Christian Fiction Writer. Each week, we talk about the creative process of writing a novel from the lens of business decisions and marketing strategies while keeping rhythms of rest a priority. If you are a Christian, write fiction, and want to understand how to publish a novel–and make money from it–you are in the right place.

  • business
  • marketing
  • book marketing
  • author platform
  • building a business
  • Fiction writing
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