Welcome to The Writer’s Guide To…


I’m Zoe Lea. I live in the Lake District with my husband, kids, dogs and falcons (yep, falcons, but they mostly belong to my husband) and I love writing.
I’ve written two psychological thrillers, If He Wakes and The Secretary and I’m currently finishing off my third that’s due to be published in 2024 or there abouts.
I’m also a copywriter and feature writer and basically love writing and love helping other people become writers who get paid so they can stop working in a job they hate.


Well, here’s the thing. I dreamed of becoming a published author since forever and when that dream came true, it wasn’t everything I’d hoped for. That sounds so ungrateful, and I promise I’m not, I’m really thankful for it all. Some absolutely amazing things did happen, are still happening, and I love a lot of it, but I also hate a lot of it. And when I got the deal, I thought that would be it!

But alas, if you write books, you also have to write other stuff to pay the bills and I found out that can be just as satisfying if you know how to get the paying writing gigs.

So why this newsletter?

I want to send out a weekly newsletter for authors, aspiring writers and creatives on ways to use this digital landscape to create a life they love living.

That’s it really.

Here’s what happens…

I send out a weekly email. Used to be on Fridays, and used to be free, but now it’s can be on any day and sometimes it’s not free.

It could be musings on something, tips on social media, paying writing gigs, or something else.

For paying members, you’ll get access to six months worth of the Monday Muse which is a round up of content ideas for TikTok and Reels, trending audios and effects as well as a content idea for social media. Included in that is a short course on how to start your own Substack and get paying subscribers.

There’s also a Writing Planner and How to Find Your Ideal Reader workbook.

And here’s 10% off for reading this whole page!

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I'm an author and copywriter and I'm sharing tips on how to get paying writing gigs so you can quit the 9-5, work on your novel, sell your novel, and basically, be the badass writer you are full time.


Zoe Lea

Author of thrillers, social media strategist for authors and part-time copywriter.