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The Writing and Marketing Show
29 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
The Nuts and Bolts of Researching Your Novel
Things are opening up and we now have more freedom to roam. For authors this means we can now turn our hands to research that doesn't involve the internet and electronic resources. However, the world has changed and so too has the way we now approach our research. Today, I give you an in depth overview of what needs to be done to manage research trips in this changed world that we now have to navigate.
24 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Writing Effective Relationships in your Fiction
Today I talk to Ruth Leigh about writing effective relationships in your fiction. Ruth's book, The Diary of Isabella M. Smugge, is the perfect example of how relationships are key to any book.
29 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Writing Science Fiction
Today I'm talking all things science fiction writing with Andrew Chamberlain. Science fiction is one of the largest genres in terms of readership so there are numerous reasons why you should consider writing in this genre. Find out why?
33 minutes | May 26, 2021
The Life of a Debut Author
Today I'm chatting to Debut Author, Jocelyn-Anne Harvey, about what life is like as a debut author, the publishing process and the steps you need to take on publication of your book. Even if we are experienced authors, it is worthwhile looking back to see what we did then and how that can help us now. There's something for everyone in here.
31 minutes | May 19, 2021
Book Brush for Authors with Kathleen Sweeney
Today I'm chatting to Kathleen Sweeney Marketing Lead and Customer Service Advisor for Book Brush, a tool which allows authors to develop custom marketing and promotion images for their books. This is the only graphics and video tool which is specifically for authors. Join us to find out what it is, how you can use it, and how it can change your marketing endeavours.
24 minutes | May 12, 2021
Writing in the Midst of Chaos
Life seems to be increasingly frenzied and crazy and sometimes we. as writers, can wonder how we ever find time to write. Today I'm chatting to author and mother of four, Maressa Mortimer, about writing in the midst of chaos.
26 minutes | May 5, 2021
Writing Historical Characters part 2
Today on the show I am talking about developing historical characters that ring true for their time and how their environment can be used to help shape characters who are believable, interesting, and of their time.
36 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
The World of Literary Agents
If you are looking for a literary agent, are wondering why you should have them, or even what they do, then today's show is perfect. Join me as I chat to Literary Agent Tony Collins about the World of Literary Agents
46 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Editing For Writers
Editing is one of the most crucial parts of the writing process and professional editing can be key to ensuring your. book is as good as it can be. Today I talk to professional editor Ian Skewis about the editing process and working with an editor as well as getting some hints and tips for self editing.
57 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Bookshops and Authors Working Together
Today I'm talking to bookshop manager Andrew Lacey about how Bookshops and Authors can work together to ensure that books get into the hands of the right readers. This is a fascinating insight into how bookshops are run and how this understanding can deepen the relationship with bookshops.
36 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Writing Biblical Fiction
Biblical fiction seems to be becoming increasingly popular and more writers are turning to this genre. Today I discuss the why and how fo writing biblical fiction with best selling author, Amanda Bedzrah.
16 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Self Care for Writers
This weeks show is a little different as I look at the pandemic one user in and talk about caring for yourself as a writer. There is no doubt life has completely changed and many of us may be more stressed or worried than we realise. It's important to be kind to yourself and to look after yourself so I would urge you to listen to this weeks show, one which is important for every writer.
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Writing Believable Series Characters
This week I am talking to award winning author, Marni Graff about writing characters that endure and continue to be believable throughout a series.
20 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Developing Believable Historical Characters part 1
Today I am talking about developing believable historical characters. have you ever wondered how you can get inside the mind of someone from another era? Today's show is full of actionable tips that will get you started.
34 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
The How and Why of Historical Research
Today on the show I do an episode myself on what I have found out about undertaking historical research and why each piece of documentary evidence is important. It takes thing deeper and I share what I have found out about the process. I share lots of tips and ways you can do this research for yourself, applying it to your own topic.
34 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
From Book to Audiobook
Today I'm chatting to audio and media expert, David White about the process of moving your book to an audio book. Why and how should you do this? Now is your chance to find out.
31 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Why Should You Write Historical Fiction?
Today Chris Longmuir and I are discussing the enduring love readers have for historical fiction and why we writers should consider writing it.
23 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Finding Your Inner Motivation
Today I'm talking about finding your inner motivation with award winning author and motivational coach, Paul Vann.
36 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Effective Public Speaking Made Easy
In todays' show I chat to Izolda Trakhtenberg about how to develop your skills as an effective public speaker. Izolda has travelled the world as a NASA Master Trainer so she knows the subject from every conceivable angle. Jam packed with hints, tips and advice, you cannot afford to miss this one.
38 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
How Can Storytelling Help Your Writing with Brian Fox Ellis
As writers we are all storytellers but how can we develop our storytelling to make us better writers? Today I'nm chatting to Brian Fox Ellis about this very subject. Jam packed full of helpful hints and tips for every writer.
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