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Honest Mum shares 10 tips to help digital influencers raise their game

I didn’t for one moment think that I would enter BritMums Live on Saturday as a speaker and leave as a multi-award winning blogger with the Outstanding and Social Media accolades weighing down my bag! Just wow! Going up to collect my first gong, I found myself literally lost for words. Those who know me […]

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#BML16: Implementing what you’ve learned

Now we’re all home from a heady weekend at BML16, it’s time to unpack our goodie bags, dish out the toys and sweets to eager little hands, and get back to real life. This was my third BML, and possibly the one I enjoyed most, meeting lots of new friends and reuniting with those I’d […]

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Launching your book & harnessing your community

Launching a book is a juggling act. Not only are you managing the pre-launch process of getting the cover designed, having your book edited, working out the formatting and deciding on the best distribution routes (which I covered in my last post), but you also have to plan ahead for the launch by laying the […]

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How to turn your blog into a book on a budget

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” * Stephen King If writing a book is on your to-do list, there is no better time to get on with it. The conditions will never be ‘just right’. You’ll never have more time (time has a habit of […]

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5 tips for the writing career of your dreams

Writer Kate Orson shares her top tips for pursuing the writing carer of your dreams. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first stories when I was five years old. As a teenager I loved to journal my thoughts and feelings. Then after studying English at University I did a postgraduate creative […]

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Copy writing tips for work at home mums

When you work for yourself, running your own little empire of one, all the jobs fall to you. You are operations manager (delivering the core function of your business), you are the finance manager (paying the bills, raising the invoices, taking the money, keeping the books, managing the budget), you are the marketing manager (promoting […]

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Interview with Stephanie Chapman blogger turned novelist

Stephanie Chapman has been blogging at I’m counting UFO‘s for a long time and was in the Food BiB Shortlist last year but today her novel Getting Over Jesse Franklin is out on Kindle, BritMums got in touch with Stephanie to congratulate her and to ask her how she did it? Have you got a book […]

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Publishing a book – what I’ve learned

I’ve just published my first ever book. It’s called A modern father (…and dad blogger) and it focuses on my life as a stay at home dad. As the title suggests, however, I couldn’t resist writing just a little about being a dad blogger. Getting the book into print has taken over my life and […]

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7 steps to writing a press release

Emma Jayne Jones is author of Baby In My Backpack and has been shortlisted for a Travel BiB award. Having worked extensively as a journalist she passes on some great tips on how to write a press release. We all need a little self promotion sometimes and when you’ve done something great – like being […]

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Tips on conquering writer’s block

Whether you’re writing the next War and Peace or your next blog post, writer’s block can strike. We gathered together a novelist, two prolific bloggers working on larger projects and and a blogger/time management expert to discover how to break through writer’s block on a G+ hangout. BritMums cofounder Jennifer Howze speaks to Novelist Amanda […]

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Hangout: Memoir writing with Damian Barr

When Damian Barr’s memoir Maggie & Me came out, it couldn’t have had more serendipitous timing. His story of the growing up amid hardships during the Thatcher years came out at the moment the Iron Lady died. Maggie O’Farrell called the book a “work of stealthy genius”; Diana Athill said, “It grips from beginning to […]

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The BritMums Literary Dragon’s Den: How to sign up

One of the most hotly anticipated parts of BritMums Live is the Literary Dragon’s Den. We’re delighted to feature the agents Luigi Bonomi Associates in the Den, where they will be listening to your book ideas and pitches and giving you one-to-one feedback. The folks at LBA are friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about hearing your […]

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You’ve written the book – what next?

So you have written a book, got a publisher and even finished all those fiddly bits like index and permissions. Well done. What happens next? Biographer Clare Mulley looks at what happens when it is time to let go of your book. Clare Mulley will be discussing ‘Feminism: Reclaim or Rebrand’ at BritMums Live! on […]

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From home cook to cookbook author – bridging the gap

Lucie Cash is passionate about food and her blog Fairytale Food is her stage where she shares all sorts of tempting delights with her readers, Lucie tells how she managed to turn her blog into a book for all budding authors there are lots of ideas and tips to help you on your way TV […]

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Hangout: Can I self-publish?

Publishing a blog is a lot like self-publishing a book — you’re driven by passion and excitement. Here, bloggers who have self-published (or want to) share their tips and advice and answer the most pressing questions. We hung out with Clare MacNaughton from A Modern Military Mother, Nadine Hill from Juggle Mum, Helen Neale from […]

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Audioguide: Using sound for storytelling

We love the idea of turning blog readers into blog listeners by using the sounds around us in a podcast. But how do you go about it? And more importantly how do you make it sound interesting? Tamsin Smith is a radio reporter with 15 years experience broadcasting for the BBC, from the Radio 4’s […]

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Hangout: Do I need a literary agent?

You hear a lot about agents in the book publishing process, but what exactly do they do and do you need one? We hung out with Amanda Preston, of LBA Literary Agency, who gave us the run-down on how agents help writers, when in your writing process you should approach one, and what publishers are […]

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OMG I just self-published a book!

Once upon time self-publishing was the social pariah of the writing world. The world of publishing would disapprove of the mere mortals who had the audacity to think they knew better than the great God of traditional publishing. But then the evil Sith Lord Amazon with his online Global marketplace, created a worldwide shop floor […]

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