Instagram Post & Story Ideas
Updated: Oct 11
Instagram is a great space to grow your author platform. Something that'll draw viewers and subscribers are using effective hashtags and brand photos. Read more about that here.
Look for monthly challenges that allow you to talk about you, your book, and your writing process. Some current & past ones include: #StorySnippetSaturday, #authorschallenge2019, #FantasyWIP(month), #pwpoeprompts, #instawrimo (There are so many! Find ones you connect with most)
Selfies/get to know you posts
Your Outlining Methods or how it's going
Writing Area (desk, motivational wall/desk decor, must haves while writing).
Self-Pub or Trad-Pub tips
Memory/Story about your WIP
A look back- how you've grown
Goals, & where you're at with those goals
Snippet from WIP
Character Art/Book Merch (including from books that aren't yours)
Collections- like candles, funko pops, bookmarks, etc
Book Signings- how that went
Writing Conferences- how that went
Shapes with books- fav books, tbr, books that have the same colors or for the season
Live writing sprints
Day in the Life
Quick lessons learned
Shout out other authors/accounts
Share ^ their posts & stories
Talk about your latest blog post
Talk about your latest YouTube video
Answer questions to a Tag or Challenge
Share facts about yourself
Share your favorite things at the moment
Share what you're up to
What are you doing? Take a pic & tag others
This app allows you to write your content in the caption of your photo for easy upload to Instagram. If you're feeling inspired to create a ton of posts, you can write them all in Preview and then schedule them for the week or month or whatever. It's so handy and helpful!
For more helpful tips, check out my YouTube Channel.