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Mentoring Writers Resource Box
6 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
B042 FOUR THINGS A KIDS BOOK NEEDS
This one is for children's book writers. Today we discover the four most important elements that is characters needed to be part of a good kids book.
12 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
P060 BECOMING A BESTSELLING AUTHOR PT 3
This is the concluding part of a three part podcast which offers tips and advice on how you can become not just a writer and author but a best selling one at that. Learn what it takes to start writing a book and how to succeed at it.
20 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
P059 BECOMING A BESTSELLING AUTHOR PT 2
This is the second part of a three part podcast which offers tips and advice on how you can become not just a writer and author but a best selling one at that. Learn what it takes to start writing a book and how to succeed at it.
20 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
P058 BECOMING A BESTSELLING AUTHOR PT 1
This is Part 1 of a three part podcast which offers tips and advice on how you can become not just a writer and author but a best selling one at that. Learn what it takes to start writing a book and how to succeed at it.
37 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
I006 IN CONVERSATION WITH... ADE BOWEN
Ade Bowen is an award-winning children's entertainer, stand up comic, author, illustrator, marketing expert, dad and husband as well as being an all-round funny guy. Join Ade and myself as we put the world to rights and talk about him coping with entertaining children throughout lockdown amongst other things happening in his life.
9 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
B041 CHARACTERS READERS WILL CARE ABOUT
Today I discuss how to go about finding those characters who will make your writing and stories come to life. Discover how to help your readers learn not only to fall in love, hate or misunderstand your characters but also to care about them.
13 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
P057 SYMBOLISM IN WRITING
Symbolism? What is it? Especially in writing. Hopefully through this podcast Ann is able to help you understand not only what it symbolism is, but how you can use it within your writing.
11 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
B040 WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION
Historical fiction/romance is one of the largest genres of writing. In today's podcast we give you some 'tips and how to's' in order to assist those who wish to write in this genre. We hope this helps you understand how to go about creating your first historical novel.
18 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
P056 WRITING FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Often writers forget that they are in business. Todays podcast highlights some of the ways in which you can use your writing talent to develop, grow and enhance the business side of being a writer, a blogger, illustrator, etc. Remember readers are leaders!!
15 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
P055 INSTAGRAM AND INDIE AUTHORS PART 2
This is the second of two podcasts where we take a look at how Indie authors can utilise and use Instagram to develop and grow their reader following, as well as their business. The podcast offers you some fabulous ideas, know-hows, and tips to make this social media platform your own.
20 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
P054 INSTAGRAM AND INDIE AUTHORS PART 1
Through these podcasts we take a look at how Indie authors can utilise and use Instagram to develop and grow their reader following, as well as their business. The podcast comes in two parts, and offers you some fabulous ideas, know-hows, and tips to make this social media platform your own.
9 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
B039 PLACING BOOKS IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY HUB
As a self-published/Indie author what is the legal standing with depositing copies of your work (regardless of format) in accordance with the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2013? In this podcast we give a summary of your responsibilities in complying with this legal requirement.
8 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
B038 TIME OUT FOR ME
What does a Writing Mentor do when she suddenly feels fed-up and starts wondering what life and her job are all about? This happened recently to author, mentor and podcaster Ann Brady. Here are her thoughts on the subject as she tells how she overcame the feelings bothering her.
8 minutes | May 27, 2021
B037 CREATING A FANTASY WORLD
If you want to write fantasy fiction then you need ensure you get the right format for your storyline. Here are a few questions and tips for you that we believe will help you in planning your next fantasy book.
11 minutes | May 19, 2021
P053 THE PROCRASTINATION PROBLEM
There are times when one can suddenly find that sitting down to write or in fact starting to do anything that requires an effort is a chore. You find an excuse to do something, anything rather than the job in hand. We call that procrastination. Today we look at how you can overcome this problem.
12 minutes | May 15, 2021
B036 WRITING A GOOD SEX SCENE
Writing rom-com fiction is not for everyone yet it is becoming more and more popular. Here we discuss how one writer discovered how to overcome the pit falls of writing steamy novels in order to deliver good sex scenes and therefore exciting books to read.
11 minutes | May 11, 2021
P052 WHEN TO TURN DOWN A PUBLISHING CONTRACT
How do you know if the publishing contract you have been offered is genuine or even worth the paper it is printed on. Ann tells us about an author friends first experience of being approached by the wrong type of publisher and what you should be aware of?
8 minutes | May 7, 2021
B035 HAVING A LOT TO SAY
Sometimes we writers have too much to say. We will explain about how to control the urge to include all you know on a subject, or want to put in a storyline, from being included. It's not easy but its worth remembering Less is More.
35 minutes | May 3, 2021
I004 IN CONVERSATION WITH... DR. MAUREEN EDWARDS
Maureen Edwards is an American English Academic who turned author and who was mentored by Ann through a Mentoring Writers Book Programme. Today we learn more about the journey Maureen undertook with Ann in order to produce her first successful debut modern fictional novel titled 'It Is What It Is.'
7 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
B034 YOU ARE YOUR BEST AUDIENCE
All writers need to know that what they write is going to be read. In other words you need to know that you writing for and finding your ideal readers. Today we explain how you can do this so as to ensure your work hits the right spots.
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