Activated Authors
Activated Authors
Jun 11, 2020
#039: Jenna Moreci – YouTube for writers, diversifying income streams, and cultivating superfans.
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Jenna Moreci is a half-human, half-weaponized robot hellbent on overthrowing mankind. She’s also a best selling author specializing in so-cute-you-could-barf romance interspersed between extreme violence and bloodshed.

A Silicon Valley native, Jenna hosts a YouTube channel with over 210,000 subscribers (at the time of recording) where she uses her passion for storytelling and background in business to help other creators navigate their writing and publishing journey. When she’s not writing or ’tubing, Jenna enjoys listening to music, cuddling with her dog, and kissing her fiancé’s gorgeous face. Her other talents include prolific cursing, spilling/dropping things, accidentally making people cry, and cooking.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • How Jenna accidentally makes so many people cry
  • How Jenna first got started with writing
  • Choosing passion over smarts
  • Jenna’s introduction into YouTube and how she made it work
  • What it takes to make it on YouTube
  • Why ‘being yourself’ is so important online
  • The success of “The 9 weird habits of writers"
  • Why you don’t need to wait until you’re published to start a YouTube channel
  • The importance of honesty
  • What it means to be a writer on YouTube
  • The harsh reality of being a woman on YouTube
  • Why writers should consider YouTube
  • A platform for superfine and multiple streams of revenue
  • How long does it take to make film, edit, and upload videos to YouTube
  • What the conversion rate is from YouTube hits to actual book sales
  • Targeting the right audiences and sticking with your gut
  • Jenna’s writing process for her latest books
  • Preserving mental wellbeing while juggling writing and caregiving
  • How Jenna keeps the creative well filled
  • Jenna’s love for Greek mythology and the foreshadowing dream
  • Why Jenna writes

Jenna answers questions from Patrons:

Yanni Jade: How long did it take for you to write The Savior’s Sister and edit it to the point where you were happy with the end result?

This week’s question:

Based off the content of this week’s interview, I’m posing the question: How successfully do you engage with your readers and/or fans?

Find out more about Jenna:

The Savior’s Champion:

The Savior's Sister:

Links from the show:

The Nine Weird Habits of Writers:

Jenna and Sacha Black, How to Become a Full-time Writer:

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