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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 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.
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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.

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Episodes

136 - How to Make Money with Your Creative Work

9/14/2018
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I'm going to gloss over the conversation about whether or not you should make money with your creative endeavors. I firmly believe that there is a happy place where you can get paid to do what you love. Yes, you can also sell out. I can't tell you where that line is, but I think you know it in your heart when you do it. Here are some common revenue streams for creative people: Those aren't all the ways you can make money, but some of the more common ways creative people are making money...

Duration:00:30:13

135 - Pick One Thing

9/7/2018
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In this blog post and podcast episode, I'm sharing about the power of having a single focus. I don't do well with one thing at a time, but I'm telling you to pick one thing and sharing what happened when *I* did! I am a serial starter. I am reading probably eight books right now. I have no less than four half-finished paintings in my house. I am currently working on three books. I DO NOT LIKE TO NARROW DOWN. But I learned something this summer. Even though I don't like doing one thing at a...

Duration:00:26:48

134 - Writing Rules and When to Break Them

5/27/2018
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In this post and podcast episode, we'll be diving into the idea of writing rules and when you can break them. I was honestly surprised with where I landed on this. Keep reading and see if you agree! We've all heard that phrase: "Learn the rules; then you can break them." Or something like it. But how do you know what the rules are? And when can you actually break them? This post contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a commission if you purchase something by clicking...

Duration:00:39:47

133 - Why Writers Need Writing Groups

5/14/2018
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Writers don't write in a vacuum. Or...they SHOULDN'T. Writers need writing groups and communities of other writers to help support, teach, encourage, and promote. We need each other! Keep reading to find the why and the how. Successful writers don't write alone. Okay, let me qualify that. Successful writers may write alone, but they don't WORK alone. They have writing groups and writing communities, both online and offline that help them to achieve their goals. (This is true of bloggers as...

Duration:00:30:39

132 - Tips for GDPR Compliance and Why Data Matters

4/23/2018
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If you haven't heard of GDPR, get ready. Like the term "data," you're going to be hearing this buzzword a LOT. I've got several posts on it already and will likely have more to say. In this post and podcast episode I'll share why all this data talk is significant, why we need to think about it to not be smarmy, and tips for GDRP compliance. I'm also running a free workshop this week on Freebies + GDPR you won't want to miss. REGISTER NOW! WHY DATA MATTERS Did anyone else catch all those...

Duration:00:30:42

131 - How to Plan a Writer's Retreat on a Budget

4/9/2018
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It's no secret that I go on a lot of writer's retreats. Well. For a mom of five pretty young kids I go on a lot of writing retreats. This post will explain why, how, and how you can DIY a writer's retreat on a budget! You may be familiar with the idea of writer's conferences (and blogger conferences!) as an important part of community and growth for many writers. I am a conference JUNKIE and have attended tons. But I don't think people talk enough about a writer's retreat and how to make...

Duration:00:37:46

130 - Why You Need to Just START

4/2/2018
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It's time to START. Why you need to stop listening to fear and join the conversation. Evergreen Platform School http://createifwriting.com/algorithm $49 through the end of April 2! AFTER April 2, use code podcast to get 30% off.

Duration:00:13:50

BONUS: A Modern-Day Easter Parable

4/2/2018
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In a departure from the norm, I'm sharing a modern-day Easter parable with you! music by http://bensound.com

Duration:00:14:21

Update: Where Are New Episodes?

3/18/2018
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Hey, guys! I wanted to share why I've missed a few episodes lately. First: my computer crashed in a most epic way. But it's okay! It's back now...but then I got sick. You can hear it on this episode, but it hurts to talk and I have asthma, so I can't even. But hopefully it will be back. Soon. For now, know that my platform isn't just about the podcast! It's about the PEOPLE. And that's YOU. So please connect with me where we can talk like people: http://createifwriting.com/community <-...

Duration:00:07:41

129 - How to Create Viral Content

2/26/2018
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I've written about how to create binge-worthy content, but today it's all about how to create viral content. You know: the kind that everyone keeps sharing like hotcakes until your blog catches fire? That kind. Let's dive in! Going viral. I'd really love to know what comes to mind when you hear those words. Good thing? Bad thing? Something you've experienced or just hoped for? My question to you today is this: If you knew how to create viral content, would you? The easy answer might be...

Duration:00:53:01

128 - State Of Create If

2/19/2018
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This is a new (hopefully) annual feature at Create If Writing. Consider this my State of the Union Address, where I share my goals for the Create If Writing community. THE STATE OF CREATE IF This episode and post will share with you my heart for Create If Writing this year. I'm going to walk through my goals for Create If Writing, my goals for 2018, and the offers (free & paid) that I'll have for you this year. Watch the video in the Create If Writing group! (You'll have to join first....

Duration:00:28:26

127 - How to Create Binge-Worthy Content

2/12/2018
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Learn how to create binge-worthy content that keeps people coming back for more! To connect with the community, head to the Create If Writing Facebook group!

Duration:00:40:54

126 - When to Run and When to Rest

2/5/2018
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This episode is a little different from the norm! No real show notes and not a lot of practicality...just some encouragement for you to keep on running. Unless it's time to rest! To join in the conversation with our community, sign up here: http://createifwriting.com/community To keep in touch via email with weekly updates, sign up here: http://createifwriting.com/quickfix

Duration:00:14:17

125 - How to Create a Facebook Group

1/29/2018
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I've been talking about Facebook groups since episode 16 of the podcast, but here on episode 125 I'm sharing how to create a Facebook group with the latest tools! With all the recent hoopla with the updated Facebook algorithm, there has never been a better time to learn how to create a Facebook group! I love email lists because it can create a really direct line from you to your fans. But when you create a Facebook group, you are fostering the ability for your fans to talk with each...

Duration:00:45:22

124 - New Facebook Update

1/22/2018
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http://createifwriting.com/124http://createifwriting.com/communityhttp://createifwriting.com/quickfix "Forget Facebook pages. I'm just going to create a Facebook group." "I'm not using a Facebook business page. My personal profile gets way more interaction." "My Facebook page drives most of my traffic. I'm scared my income will dry up along with my pageviews." These are the kinds of things I've been hearing since Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement about the new Facebook update and what...

Duration:00:32:33

123 - How to Get Un-Stuck: Tips for the Writing Process

1/15/2018
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When is the last time you thought about the writing process? Or, more specifically, YOUR writing process? The older I get, the more I know myself and understand how to tweak the writing process to fit what works for me. The writing process could really be called a system, the way we think of systems in business. Systems are simply the process, method, or course of action to get a desired result, especially consistently over time. When we get to know ourselves better and how we work, we can...

Duration:00:25:01

122 - How to Plan Your Year in Reverse

1/11/2018
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"You're doing it backwards." Does that sound like a good thing...or a bad thing? Usually when someone says that to you, what they mean is that you're doing it wrong. You are going about a task in the wrong order. But when it comes to making goals and accomplishing them, the best way is to work backwards on purpose. You need to look at your big goal as Point B. You are currently at Point A. Then work backwards to think about the steps in between to bridge the gap. If you look at your Yearly...

Duration:00:27:57

121 - Re-Launching, FOMO, and Time-Sensitive Launches

11/30/2017
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Should you re-launch your book? What about launching within a specific time frame? How do you deal with FOMO when it comes to buying courses? I'm answering three community questions! Are you in the community?? http://createifwriting.com/community Or join the paid community- FREE in December 2017! (Join the $4 level to get access to the private community.) http://createifwriting.com/patreon

Duration:00:28:52

120 - How to Throw a Book Launch Party

11/20/2017
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This week's blog post and podcast shares how to throw a book launch party. I'm sharing experiences from my own recent party and giving you tips and questions to help you decide if throwing a book launch party is right for YOU! When my latest book, Creative Collaborations, was nearing completion, I decided to throw a local book launch party. For myself. I've NEVER done anything like this before and typically am not the party-throwing (or going) type. Hellooooooo, introvert! Still, this...

Duration:00:34:30

119 - How to Increase Sales Rank in Amazon

11/14/2017
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See the show notes on Create if Writing for images and more! Why isn't my book selling? I've spent the time to write it. I got a great cover. I told my launch team. And...barely a blip on the radar. This is all too common! You're not alone if you have experience this! Today author and podcaster Kevin Tumlinson joined me to give feedback on three of my community members' books on Amazon. We talk about what they're doing right and what they could improve to better their sales rank on...

Duration:01:30:44