The PPS Club Podcast
By Priscille B. Fatuma
The PPS Club PodcastJul 14, 2023
Maximizing Your Author Platform through Social Media Marketing
In this episode of the PPS Club Podcast, host Priscille dives into the world of social media marketing for authors. As a writer herself, Priscille understands the challenges of building an online presence and shares her expertise as a freelance social media manager.
She discusses the definition of social media marketing for authors and the three essential activities involved: creating strategies, creating campaigns, and listening and monitoring analytics. Priscille provides valuable insights and tips for authors looking to effectively promote their books and services on social media.
Don't miss out on a special announcement at the end of the episode. Tune in to learn how to effectively market your books on social media.
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Finding yourself, your culture and community through literature with Daniella Zabiti
What do you do when you can't find the words to explain your feelings, challenges, and circumstances to others?
In this episode, Congolese writer and poetry book illustrator Daniella Zabiti joined us to discuss literature in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its ongoing impact on and its future in the Congolese society.
Tune in to hear Daniella's personal journey, her thoughts on what makes a good role model for the next generation and why it should be a writer.
You can find out more about Daniella by reaching out to her via Instagram.
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Building a fan base and monetizing your work with Emmanuel Eyo of Iko Africa
Can African writers really make money from writing?
This week, we have a special guest on the show: his name is Emmanuel Eyo and he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Iko Africa, a literary app that solves the audience building and monetisation issues that affect African writers today.
Tune in to hear their story, tips, and advice for aspiring writers.
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Imposter Syndrome - How writers cope with it with Terah Harris and Jennifer Bohmueller
What else can we say about Imposter Syndrome except it is always there, lurking, and ready to make us feel inadequate? But here's the thing - writers have mastered the art of coping with Imposter Syndrome!
Today's guests, Terah Harris (@terahsharis on Twitter) and Jennifer Bohmueller (@JenBohmueller on Twitter) have shared some special information you might find incredibly useful.
Jennifer is currently represented by Lori Galvin at Aevitas Creative Management, and you can find out more about here.
How to plan for success in your writing career with Glory Abah Mogbo
Do you feel stuck when trying to make a decent living out of your writing, but hit a wall? Are you writing from Africa, wondering if a writing career is a sustainable option for you?
Then this episode is for you!
Glory Abah Mogbo is a professional writer, publishing coach and consultant, who has joined us to share tips, advice, and practical examples to help you plan for success in your writing career.
“Sometimes people quit over and over and over again. And so it's very easy to give up on writing, especially when you've been trying to break into the market and it's not working." — Glory Abah Modgo
Want to learn from the expert and The Business of Writing School? Follow Glory Abah on Instagram.
Link to Glory's free E-book: Career Pathways for Writers.
Other links to useful resources shared in this episode:
If you think you might be too young to be a published author, think again! with Author Kayleigh Richardson
Ever thought you might be too young to be a published author? Well, think again because our guest Kayleigh Richardson knows all about getting published young as she became a novelist at just 16 years old!
In this episode, we discuss how to find the time to write amid school work, what to do when facing doubt, and more.
To purchase Kayleigh Richardson’s debut, “Remember Me” and leave a review, simply click here.
Kayleigh can also be found on Twitter at @kayleigh_author.
Taking your writing out of the closet (What is a writerpreneur?)
Break's over!!! We're back with new episodes and exciting conversations on the art/craft and business of writing.
In this episode, Priscille shares her story of going from writing in the closet to becoming a writerpreneur, as well as a preview of what's coming next on the show.
If you like this episode, be sure to leave a review on iTunes to help this show reach more listeners!
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Joys Hidden in Writing with Benjamin Cloth
What brings you joy? That is the question. In a joined effort, Benjamin and Priscille share their idea of joy, joyful memories and how they relate to their creativity or writing.
This is also the last episode for 2022; The PPS Club Podcast will be back next year. Want to hear from Priscille in the meantime? Simply subscribe to her newsletter at mail.theppsclub.co
Bonus 00 - Previously unreleased segment from Season 1 - Episode 2
Meet Author Ivy Oakes, former guest of The PPS Club Podcast in this previously unreleased segment where she shared great writing advice for new writers, which didn't make it into the episode to keep it from being too long!
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Breaking into the poetry market
Joshua Effiong is a writer and digital artist from the Örö people of Nigeria. Autopsy of Things Left Unnamed, his poetry chapbook, was published in 2020.
As a guest in today's show, Joshua shares his publishing journey and tips on how to come up with the best new poems out there.
Here you can read the poem discussed in this episode, Explaining The Autopsy of Survival to A Class of Black Bodies.
Overcoming suicide ideation - Mental Health and Writing Part 3
Trigger warning for descriptions of mental breakdown, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations. Listen to these real-life events at your own risk.
Priscille wants to raise awareness concerning suicide ideation by sharing her own story as a contribution to this Suicide Prevention Week, because it is more than just a topic.
Please share this episode with someone who's struggling with suicidal thoughts. And for more information about suicide prevention, visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention's website.
Thanks for listening!
Pushing through difficulties and prejudice - Mental health and writing part 2
Do you ever look at yourself and see your potential and believe you can do great things? In this episode, Benjamin Cloth shares his story and experience with weight loss, and we talk about how one can believe in themselves in the face of difficulties and prejudice whether they can control the outcome or not.
Recovering from burnout - Mental Health and Writing Part 1
In this discussion that touches on work-life balance, US-based writer Jennifer Bohmueller shares her best tips to recover from burnout as somebody who has experienced and overcome burnout in her time working for a big corporation.
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Becoming a professional copywriter - Where to start?
A quick guide to starting your copywriting career the right way, wherever you are, especially in Africa, with Nigerian DR Copywriter Janet Fasakin.
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How to know if (a career in) writing is for you
This Friday we'll be hearing directly from Congolese author and poet, Loic Ekinga about what it's like to make the jump and start writing.
To read Loic Ekinga's work online, please visit his website at loicekinga2.wixsite.com/web-site
And to purchase How to Wake a Butterfly, here's the Amazon link.
Don't forget you have the chance to make the show with us by taking part in this 3-minute survey: https://hv00qm9s7ma.typeform.com/to/IyyyGK3R
Season 2: Following your Writing Dreams
Our podcast is back for a new season! As part of our listener's club, you are invited to take part in a Listener's Survey that will help make the show better for you. To participate, simply follow this link: https://hv00qm9s7ma.typeform.com/to/IyyyGK3R
Episode 8: Finale - The Christmas Bucket List.
Episode 7: How losers win and what the MCU teaches us about winning in life
Sports, television, and this three-part essaysode might be the only things coming between you and an erroneous belief that to be a winner, you have to be the best at everything.
Read Tara's first poem "I Would Like to Be A Child Again" in Paper Trail Literary Journal's First Issue.
Episode 6: What My Perfect Day Looks Like
Coming to you with a personal essay, Tara discusses how she thinks a perfect day in her life in 2021 would be like. You will also hear why she can't stop learning as a writer and why you shouldn't either.
Episode 5: Poetry Edition - "What Happens To Time?"
This month, we're fixating on the art of poetry. "Poetry comes in many forms, yet for something so accessible, it seems like only a few of us think it’s actually worth a read.”
Read the article “What I have to Say About Poetry” by Tara Emmanuel on Medium
Bonus: Episode 2 Behind-The-Scenes (BTS)
Episode 4: "Diaspora Dreams" with Author Andrew Chatora
In this episode, I bring to you a book that I have particularly enjoyed reading during the month of June. And this book is called Diaspora Dreams.
Listen to an excerpt from and a discussion between Tara and Andrew over this insightful book, and discover a new expression to add to your French and Lingala dictionaries in Thricelation.
To catch up with Andrew Chatora at https://achatora.wordpress.com/
Episode 3: How I Started Writing Fiction
In this episode, Priscille aka Tara Emmanuel talks about how her fiction writing journey began and what motivates her. You also get to hear the first romance she ever wrote in a short story. For more stories, subscribe to mail.theppsclub.co
Episode 2: "What If Stars Don't Die" with Author Ivy Oakes.
Episode 1: "I'm Never Going to Do This Again!"
Follow an incredible interview with an interestingly odd character and learn our word of the month in three different languages with Tara Emmanuel.
To read 'Needling' go to: www.theppsclub.substack.com or click on this link.