33 minutes | Aug 9th 2020

Achieving Your Writing Dreams with Nathan Bransford

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, offers writing tips, and interviews Nathan Bransford, agent, author, and writing coach about the best advice for writers hoping to break into the publishing world.

Chapter 2: News
a)Book sales are up during the lockdown, especially for eBooks.
b)The largest US printer is being sold, leaving traditional publishers uncertain whether they’ll be able get large quantities of books printed.
c)Crooked Lane Books has opened a new imprint, Alcove Press, specializing in books relating to families and friendship.
d)Bonnier Books UK launches a new music imprint.
e)Arcadia launches a new children’s imprint
f)A new digital publisher called NeoText will publish shorter genre work.
g)An Indian author offers a new software program for writers called Granthika to help novelists organize their books.

Chapter 3: Writing Tips
Bernhardt discusses the latest Reddit uproar involving the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas who Googled how to dye a dress red, then wrote into his new historical novel a formula from The Legend of Zelda (which involves elements that don’t actually exist). You don’t want that to happen to you. Don’t be sloppy about your research, and don’t be dependent upon the internet. Put as much effort into the research as you do the writing.

Chapter 4: Interview
Bernhardt interviews writing coach Nathan Bransford on the best ways writers can help themselves, like targeting an audience before they write, and writing what will make them happiest.

Chapter 5: Parting Words
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