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Get the full NaNoWriMo author experience

Social media can definitely be a challenge to NaNoWriMo success. But it’s also an awesome opportunity to introduce your book to readers and build friendships with other writers! 

Our NaNoWriMo social media toolkit has everything you need to show up on social media throughout NaNoWriMo – without getting distracted from your writing goals and without using up all of your creative energy.

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“My kid has chicken pox and I’m in the middle of decorating my bathroom, but I’m not freaking out because I know I’ve got the masterclass to help me catch up in the next couple of weeks!”

Alexandra Dawning
Fantasy author taking part in NaNoWriMo

“Oh my gosh... this month’s [NaNoWriMo] toolkit and masterclass!! 😍😍😍😍😍 Yes, yes, yessss!!! I’m seriously loving it. It’s the BEST so far in my opinion.”

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Fantasy author taking part in NaNoWriMo

"I  LOVEEE the (Prep)October Kit! I’m even more incentivised to see through NaNoWriMo this year!”

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Dark fantasy author taking part in NaNoWriMo

“I just want to say that I am stupidly excited about doing NaNo. And really I think it’s largely due to Lemon Friday. I just rewatched the video and looked at the workbook on my phone… I’m hyped!”

G. B. Singh
Fantasy and Sci-fi author taking part in NaNoWriMo


“I’m finding the toolkit very helpful with my NaNoPrepMo / Preptober, thank you! I’m using the photos and prompts for some of my posts so I can direct more time to planning my new novel.”

Vanessa @vanessaprestoncreative
Writer and encourager of creatives

NaNoWrimo is about more than just putting words on a page

It’s about building lasting relationships with other writers, attracting readers early, getting them invested in your story – and generating some pretty priceless promo for your future book!

We can help you get the most from your entire NaNoWriMo experience

Start November with zero distractions
Get:
  • our NaNoWriMo video masterclass
  • a planning and goal-setting workbook
  • 30 conversation-starting caption prompts
  • 30 extra NaNoWriMo-specific caption prompts
  • pre-written 'fill in the blank' caption templates
  • 30 bookish photos
  • writing-specific image ideas
  • NaNoWriMo hashtag guide
  • goal (and reward) trackers
  • editable Story templates
Get our NaNoWriMo toolkit when you become a member today

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Every month we give our members...
With a Lemon Friday membership, you get a social media toolkit designed specially for authors
– refilled and refreshed every month – so you can show up comfortably and confidently

Boost social engagement 
The point is not to get a million followers. Really, it’s not! If those million followers aren’t engaging with you, it’s meaningless. Before followers can become fans, you need to build genuine relationships. With our engagement boosting prompts and bonus Story templates we make it easy to start conversations and get to know each other.

Feel equally proud of your content and aesthetic
On most social media platforms, you attract followers with both images and words. The same goes for your author brand. Images and words, working together. Maybe you’re better at one than the other. Maybe you have a hard time getting them to align. In either case, we’ve got you covered.

Take back your writing time
Writing a novel is already pretty impressive! You shouldn’t also have to be a pro photographer. Our made-for-you, ready-to-post photos mean you can cross one more thing off your to-do list, so you can use that time to write. Or read. Or play with your kids. Or hug your partner. Or even sleep. Just think of all the other things you could be doing!

Always know exactly what to post
Isn’t it exhausting trying to think of something interesting to say every single day? It’s temping to simply drop a few meaningless emojis or just… not post. But our daily caption prompts guarantee you will never run out of post ideas to entertain and intrigue your readers.

Build a community of readers ready to buy your booksAfter all the time, love and hard work you put into writing your book, you deserve a parade (or at least a sold out book tour) when it finally enters the world! But for that to happen, you need fans. Yup. Before your book is published. Before it’s even finished. Our social media masterclasses will teach you how to find and attract your ideal readers.

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What makes Lemon Friday different to regular stock photo sites?

First of all, Lemon Friday is NOT a stock photo site. We are a membership community for authors who want to attract and connect with their ideal readers, stand out to book bloggers, agents and publishers, and – ultimately – sell more books!  

Our gorgeous photos are specially created for writers and they are designed to stop readers scrolling right past you, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

You could join Lemon Friday, never use a single one of our photos and STILL get insane value.

Attracting the right kind of followers. Writing fresh and interesting captions every day. Turning followers into fans. Talking about your book without being pushy or ‘salesy’. Feeling confident enough to show up on camera and talk about yourself. Getting your followers to actually take action. Being part of a community of other passionate, ambitious authors. Having FUN on social media!

This is what Lemon Friday is all about.

REMINDER: join now and get instant access to your NaNoWriMo toolkit


Your social media success story starts here

Join as a monthly member

$27 per month

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

Join as an annual member

$324 $270 per year

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

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Early access to monthly toolkits
*12 toolkits for the price of 10*

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“I love getting the Lemon Friday toolkits. It's like receiving an electronic bundle of fresh ideas right when I need them. It always motivates me for the upcoming month and helps me think about how I can promote my writing in new and creative ways.”

Hannah (H. E. Smith) @smithstandard Contemporary Romance author


“As a first time author (hoping to be published) the encouragement I get from this community is so refreshing, inspirational, and motivating. I feel so empowered just by being part of this family.  If you have a passion for writing and need motivation then I promise you that Lemon Friday is for you!”

Angie @lizbethwrites
Romance Drama / Thriller author

“I’ve become more strategic in how I approach social media... using my time on Instagram more wisely (no aimless scrolling!), and seeing it as a way to create meaningful and positive relationships with writers and readers alike. If you’re struggling with finding social media inspiration, or are wondering how the hell to build an author platform that works, then Lemon Friday is for you!”

K N Tucker @kntuckerwrites
Fantasy author

“Lemon Friday has made me feel much braver in sharing some parts of myself and I now feel so much more confident in putting myself out there. I would highly recommend this group - it's great knowing that we're all in the same boat and are all there to support each other, watch each other grow and cheer each other on!”

Tracey Mayhew @traceymayhewauthor
YA Fantasy and Contemporary Romance author

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How it works

Join Lemon Friday

When you become a member, you'll get instant access to our special NaNoWriMo toolkit – with over 30 ‘writer lifestyle’ images, 30 NaNo-specific caption prompts, a planning, goal-setting and community-building masterclass and a welcome pack to show you around! Everything has been designed to save you time, increase your confidence, help you share your writing journey and build stronger relationships with your readers.

Log in to access your toolkits

On the first of every month (or earlier if you're an Annual member), an email will drop into your inbox letting you know that a NEW toolkit, full of freshly squeezed goodies, is ready for you! Whether you’re on your phone, laptop or tablet, it’s so easy to log into your membership area. From there, you can watch or listen to your latest masterclass, download your images, get caption inspiration and check out the fun bonuses we’ve snuck in.

Watch your masterclass

Every month, we break down a new social media hot topic (like how to use hashtags or take your own beautifully bookish photos). These simple, step-by-step tutorials are full of tips, tricks and insider knowledge to help you stay on top of trends, make the most of new opportunities and take your social media game to the next level. You also get a PDF workbook alongside your masterclass to fill in, save and refer back to later.

Download your images

Forget bad lighting, cramped ‘studio’ space (ie your dining table) or lack of time. Pick from more than 30 professional-quality images designed to catch the eyes of readers and reflect the prettiest sides of writer life! Feel free to mix it up though; we also include multiple photo prompts to inspire your own shoots, as well as editable Canva templates and surprise bonuses!

Plan your captions

You’d think captions would come easy for writers. But sometimes your best words have all gone on your manuscript! Our strategic caption prompts for every day of the month allow you to post consistently and with confidence, knowing each prompt has a clear purpose that entices followers to respond and leaves plenty of room for personalization.

Connect with other authors

When you become a Lemon Friday member, you also get access to our private, members-only Facebook group for extra tips, as well as chances to ask questions and share success stories. Plus, you’ll get support, encouragement, invitations to monthly live events and even cross-promotional opportunities with other authors!

The sooner you join, the sooner you can fully embrace the full NaNoWriMo experience
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HOW DO I KNOW IF A LEMON FRIDAY MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

You should only join Lemon Friday if:

  • You are an author or aspiring author who wants to share your stories with the world 
  • You see the value in building an online community full of your ideal readers
  • You want to spend LESS time on social media, not more

You should NOT join Lemon Friday if:

  • You already have a wildly successful author platform
  • You don’t want to spend ANY time on social media
  • You enjoy doing everything yourself, even if it takes longer or feels harder

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, there has never been a better time to take your social media presence to the next level

“But I’ve only just started writing. I don’t have a book to promote yet.”

This is actually perfect! It means you have time to get readers invested in your story BEFORE you’re extra busy with editing deadlines, book tours and other super successful author stuff. Plus, a strong following sends a clear signal to agents and publishers, which could convince them to take a chance on you.

“Social media is a distraction I just don’t need during NaNoWriMo."

We know you need to focus on your story. We also know NaNoWriMo is the perfect opportunity to share your writing adventures with readers (and future fans)! That’s why we have given you everything you need to prepare all your posts ahead of time and take your readers on the journey with you.

“I’m not sure this whole social media thing is going to catch on…”

OK, this one was just for giggles. We all know that social media is THE best way to build an army of fans these days. Even before in-person events and book conventions got a lot harder to attend, social media was the cheapest, most powerful, most effective way to reach readers. Now, it’s even more important and valuable.  


choose your membership style

Join as a monthly member

$27 per month

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

Join as an annual member

$324 $270 per year

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

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Early access to monthly toolkits
*12 toolkits for the price of 10*

Join us

YOU’VE GOT TWO OPTIONS HERE…

You can keep muddling through with this whole social media thing on your own, using trial and error to figure out what works, pushing yourself to be an author AND a photographer AND a marketing strategist – all while using up valuable writing time.

– OR –

You could join Lemon Friday today and take all that weight off your shoulders! 

Focus on your writing while feeling calm and confident that you have everything you need to attract and entertain an engaged community of readers – month after month. 

Which will you choose?

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“Lemon Friday masterclasses and community conversations are like staying up late at a writer’s retreat, chatting with your best friends and buzzing with exciting ideas … cosy, fun, creative and yet somehow productive!”

Vanessa @vanessaprestoncreative
Writer and encourager of creatives

“I was really intimidated by social media … I had no idea how to create a page that I was proud of or how to show up and just be myself. But being a Lemon Friday member has taken so much stress out of it, they help you to be authentic while setting boundaries. I think of Lara and Laura as my social media fairy godmothers!”

Erin Thomson @authorerinthomson
Contemporary Romance author

“There are so many wonderful things about what Lara and Laura offer, but what makes Lemon Friday especially great is that everything is tailored to authors — no need to pick and choose from a more general program or masterclass... everything they do is for you!”

Geeta Schrayter @geetawrites
Women’s Fiction author

Lara & Laura

The original Lemons

That’s us. The Original Lemons!
We really want you in our community, so you should know who you’re joining!

Where to start? We could tell you about how Laura was an in-demand content marketing expert who followed her passion to set up her own digital marketing company. Or how Lara left her copywriter job to become a freelance editor, and thanks to her Instagram community of nearly 8,000 super passionate authors was able to launch a successful online worldbuilding course. We could even add up our… 17 years of combined marketing experience as ‘proof’ that we know what we’re talking about.

But you’re an author, so it feels right that we should share our story instead…

We actually worked together for a couple of years before we became friends. Oh we both had a major girl crush on each other before that… Lara thought Laura was this ridiculously impressive marketing genius, and Laura thought Lara was a rebellious wordsmith who would probably lead her astray. (She just didn’t know that that would mean away from corporate marketing and into the wonderful world of social media for authors!)

But what was it that eventually lit the spark of this friendship? Books.
Once we discovered that we loved all the same kind of books, we started sharing recommendations, swapping favorite copies, and even using our lunch hours to read aloud to each other.

Yes, we really did that. We are total book nerds. And proud of it. 
We understand the fundamental magic of books to bring people together, to change the way we see the world – and each other. And we understand the power of social media to shine a spotlight on books that may never otherwise see the light of day.

We are so grateful to authors for creating the stories that have brought us joy, and we want to make sure that YOUR stories get to do the same for others.

And… that’s why we created Lemon Friday!
Have questions? Drop us a line and we’d be more than happy to chat more.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I don’t join now, will I be able to sign up next month?

No. We only open our doors a couple of times a year so that we can focus all our attention on supporting our members. In fact, we're breaking our own rules just for NaNoWriMo! That means we won't be opening the doors again until next year.

What is the difference between monthly and annual membership?

When you join as a monthly member, you will be billed for one toolkit every month. This will repeat every month unless you choose to cancel your membership – which you can do at any time. When you join as an annual member, you pay for the whole year upfront. We appreciate this extra commitment to your author goals so we offer a discount. Annual members save $54 over one year, which means you'll get 12 monthly toolkits for the price of 10!

Can I listen to the monthly masterclasses, rather than watching them?

Absolutely. We provide an audio and a video option so you can follow along with every lesson whether you’re cozied up on the couch, working at your desk, out for a walk or doing the housework! We also give you a downloadable pdf for easy reference.

Do I need to give photo credit to Lemon Friday when I post?

Nope! Once you’re a member, your images are all yours. If someone asks you directly if you took the photo, feel free to say it’s a membership benefit – but if you have edited it in your own, unique style, make sure you claim that too!

What are the image dimensions?

The high-res downloads are JPEG images measuring 2791 pixels on their longest side. We give you full sized, high-quality images so that you have the choice of cropping them for different platforms and different uses. You can even crop the same photo in a variety of ways to create multiple images from the same source!

Can I use the images and prompts across all social media platforms?

Absolutely! We encourage you to post wherever your ideal readers are hanging out whether that’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or anywhere else!

Can I use the images and prompts for my website, blog or email newsletter?

Oh yes, definitely. That’s actually a great way to build a recognizable brand and create a consistent aesthetic across different platforms. Plus, it’s going to save you so much time! 

Will my account still look like ‘me’?

We’re guessing you’re worried about the same images showing up on other authors' accounts. Let us reassure you. There are so many ways to make sure your images stand out.
1. Edit the photos in your unique style:
- Add filters to match your color palette
- Overlay your images with text, graphics, illustrations or special effects
- You can even create a collage of multiple images
2. Make use of the ‘alternative options’ on many of our images to choose the one that best suits your aesthetic. For example, we often offer the same shot from multiple angles, or one on a light background and one a dark background, or a ‘casual’ version and a more ‘glam’ version!
3. Intersperse your Lemon Friday images with your own photos. You don’t even need to think of photoshoot ideas… We give you a list of suggestions with every caption prompt. Even if you only use Lemon Friday images for every other post, that’s still 15 fewer photos you need to take every month!

Can I use my Lemon Friday images for my book cover or merchandise?

Unfortunately not. Though that’s a lovely idea! You may not use any images you receive through your Lemon Friday membership for products that are for sale. These images are for you to use across your social media platforms, website and emails. You may not share, sell, give away, or allow someone else to use the images. 

What is your refund/cancellation policy?

Because our toolkits are all digital downloads, we cannot offer refunds but if you decide that Lemon Friday is not for you, you can simply cancel your membership at any point before your next billing date. You will unfortunately lose access to your toolkits after that date, but you can continue to use any images you’ve already downloaded for as long as you want!

Sign up now and get immediate access to your NaNoWriMo toolkit

Get organized, stay motivated and have fun on social media – without sacrificing precious writing time!

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“Instagram feels less like a mystery since becoming a Lemon; it’s more fun, less like a chore, and I feel like I’m posting with more purpose, plus forming some genuine connections — not just increasing a number.”

Geeta Schrayter @geetawrites
Women’s Fiction author


“With Lemon Friday’s lessons and feedback… I’m sharing more consistently and connecting deeply with my readers.  And I’ve gained over 100 new followers in 3 months!”

Vanessa @vanessaprestoncreative
Writer and encourager of creatives

“My attitude to social media has changed so much since becoming a Lemon... Lemon Friday really helps me each month to get a clearer vision of my account and where I want to go. Because of that my attitude has changed a lot and I now understand how beneficial it is to have an Instagram account as an author. ”

Julia @itsjuliameyer
Young Adult and New Adult author

“I no longer see Instagram as a complicated, enigmatic, impossible platform that was created JUST to mess with your head. It’s a place to build real relationships with real people and Lemon Friday has helped me be my authentic self in a virtual world.”

Samantha Has @samanthahasbooks
Fantasy author


ENROLMENT WILL NOT OPEN AGAIN THIS YEAR
Don't miss out on your chance to join

Join as a monthly member

$27 per month

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

Join as an annual member

$324 $270 per year

  • 30 x beautiful, bookish images
  • 30 x engaging caption prompts
  • Monthly social media video tutorials
  • Personalizable Instagram Story templates
  • Surprise bonuses
  • Access to our private Facebook community
  • Invitations to Live group coaching sessions

...every month

PLUS
Early access to monthly toolkits
*12 toolkits for the price of 10*

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EARLY BIRD BONUS Join us before midnight (UK time) on Thursday 27th May and get a bonus toolkit absolutely free! That’s an extra video masterclass, workbook, 30 photos, 30 caption prompts , Story templates and surprise extras… all totally free! 
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