Created with Sketch.
35 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Edit with me
Recorded while I was in bed with covid attempting to edit. Join me as I get Avalanche ready for publication. I use pro writing aid and no, I have no sponsorship with them.
44 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Unpopular Writing Opinions
Reacting to unpopular writing opinions found on youtube. All opinions are expressed in a measured and constructive way with no personal bias. *ahem* For more steaming hot spicy takes, check out- Michelle Schusterman Kate Cavanaugh Alexa Donne You won't regret it! Don't forget my first book Snowblind is free to download on all platforms.
20 minutes | Aug 15, 2021
Plot Twist - How not to edit
The manuscript was meant to be finished... but my body was not having it. So how do you manage to keep going when your health decides it does not want to cooperate? That's what I experienced this week. Don't forget my first book Snowblind is free to download on all platforms. You will find writing coach Chad Allen here Angry Joe and AJS news you will find here
47 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
Confessions of a Writer Coffee Addict
A new type of show! Hear how I finish off the second edit of my third book- Avalanche. Also featuring- my dog, my cat and clips from Daniel Wallace and Jenna Moreci.
43 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Guest Show - Dyslexics that write books
Andrew Nehring comes on the show to talk about his book- David Massie and the Quantum Flux and to discuss the joys and difficulties of writing with dyslexia. You can find Andrew's work here
33 minutes | May 9, 2021
Using Scene Cards
In this episode, I go over how I use scene cards and how they have got me out of plotting pickles. Links- Scene Cards download My Website Sacha Black podcast Bookbub Ads David Gaughran Heroine's Journey- Gail Carraiger Fallen- C.N Crawford Outlining Podcast
51 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Guests- Writing Award Winning Novellas
This week I share the podcast with two winners of the Open Novella Contest: Rainer Salt and Evelyn Hail. We talk about inspiration, process and what it takes to win a place in a competition on one of the largest writing platforms in the world. Links- Daniel Wallace (Style and Voice Summit) Jeff Elkins (Dialogue Doctor) Evelyn Hail Rainer Salt
32 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Things I Hate Reading
Hate is a strong word but some things I read really set my teeth on edge. A different kind of podcast this time, no instructions or lessons, just me telling the world what I don't like. I had a rough week, the rant cheered me up. Oh as mention him this week you'll find Shad's youtube here A reminder that my opinions are just that- my opinions. You don't have to agree with me, in fact, I encourage you not to- because reading is an individual experience for everyone. (Some swearing in this show)
41 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Guest- A different way to publish
I welcome Kristi Elliot to the show. She is a Watty 2020 award winner with her horror-comedy Zombie Soap and she is about to publish her debut novel The Social Media Bride through a publisher that approached her after a Twitter pitch contest. (Some swearing in this show)
37 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Grab a blank character profile from my website and start building characters focused on storytelling. Every main character should be a bundle of inner conflict, a push and pull between what they want and what they actually need. Characters with agency and authenticity require careful consideration and that is where profiling comes in. Is this the only way to create characters? No. Is it the way I find best? Yes, so I'm sharing.
27 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Author of two books!
I have two books out, so how are my sales? I crack on with my self-publishing goals and start 2021 with a bang.
23 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
I am back home! Improved sound quality and a round-up of my first year in self-publishing. The victories and the defeats. But ever onwards I go! Bring it on 2021, I am ready for you!
38 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
Outlining- My Preptober
Yes, the sound quality will still be poor as I am living most of the week away from home- but I wanted to get this out. I am doing NaNo this year for my third novel and I am often asked how I plan my work- like most things I do, there is a system behind it so that is what I am sharing today.
36 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
Update and Book Two Done
I live! I have been off the grid for weeks but I kept writing in that time. I will tell you all about what has happened and what I am doing now I have finished Pler book two- Icedancer
34 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
First guest on Writer Rambles
I have invited fellow Roleplayer Hiedi onto the show to talk about how we approach character development and to highlight the benefits of this most gloriously nerdy form of collaborative storytelling.
28 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Bookbub and Editing
I am deep in the editing trenches, a few writers on Facebook have asked how I edit. Well, here is my process (and you will probably wish you had never asked.) I also go over how Bookbub changed my launch and how Amazon decided it wanted to change my prices.
20 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
So what does happen when you have pressed the publish button? LOTS! It's been busy days for me post-publication. Listen to find out why.
21 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
It's done, my first book Snowblind is out for a short preorder period at 99p. Still made some mistakes! Tune in to learn what to expect after you hit the publish button.
25 minutes | May 10, 2020
Proofreading and Formatting
So close to getting my book out there! But a few more hurdles to jump before then. In this show, I go over my recent experiences with proofreading and formatting. Links in the show notes on my blog at https://www.annavelfman.com/post/proofreading-and-formatting
25 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Crisis Writing and Developmental Editing
My book due for a November release is back from its Developmental Edit. Listen to find out about the feedback I got and if a developmental edit is right for you. Also, writing at a time of global crisis. How I got through the emotional mess and came out the other side by giving myself permission to do nothing. All links and samples in the show notes
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2021