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A weekly podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTub ...
 
The writing life must be nurtured. It's hard out there. But telling stories is a glorious endeavor. Join award-winning writer, bestselling author, and the editor of WRITER SHED PRESS, David W. Berner inside his writing shed outside Chicago as he delves into the triumphs, struggles, and adventures of the writing life.
 
This is a podcast series on the history of cricket through the people and moments that made the game. Series three is a look at the first major victory over England of each nation. Double Century is a team effort. Jarrod Kimber wrote, produced and narrated this series. Max Wiggins was a co-writer. Our fact checker is Abhishek Mukerjee (@ovshake42). Nick McCorriston is our producer (@Nickamc).
 
Do you want to share your story, earn more money and make an impact with your writing? You're in the right place. On the Become a Writer Today podcast, Bryan Collins interviews creatives and best-selling authors. He profiles their writing processes, so you can learn about everything from writing your book to building a profitable creative business. Subscribe today!
 
We're here to inspire and motivate you to vanquish the monsters in your head and get writing. It’s time for some tough love, a little bit of swearing, and the inspiration to finish your work in progress once and for all. Discover what unusual and unexpected obstacles are stopping you from writing and publishing more, and how to defeat them. Formerly called The Writer's Cookbook.
 
Indie Spiritualist host Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict, spiritual director, and author. Through commentary, interviews and ragged truth-telling, the Indie Spiritualist podcast offers raw and real experiences and insights from an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, yogis, skateboarders, actors, spiritual teachers and more. A come as you are invitation to spiritual exploration.
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
The Writing Podcast was founded in late 2014 in the wake of The Self Publishing Roundtable’s final host stepping down from the show. Adam and Lindsay (the newest hosts of SPRT at the time) decided it would be best to branch off into a new show rather than continue with one in which all original hosts and owners were no longer involved.So what are the similarities and differences between this podcast and the old?I am glad you asked, convenient narrator. Like Adam and Lindsay’s prior show, thi ...
 
A weekly podcast chronicling the adventures in the life of hybrid author Alissa Grosso. Learn about her writing progress, find out more about her marketing efforts, take a look at her monthly income and get a peak into all the ups and downs of this publishing business.
 
The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is your #1 source for how to hack the film business and indie film world! The show is here to help as many indie filmmakers as I could. We wanted to bring the best guests, industry leaders, creative legends, and film business friends to you, the IFH Tribe. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning Writer/Director Oliver Stone, Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black), Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot), James V. Hart (writer Dracula, Hook), John August (Big Fish, A ...
 
A podcast about how to make film and TV by filmmakers who actually make them. Interviewing guests from the film-making world from Indie film to Hollywood and everything in between. Hosts Giles Alderson (The Dare), Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Knights of Camelot), Christian James (Fanged Up) & Andy Rodger (World of Darkness), Dom Lenoir (Winter Ridge) and many others.
 
Welcome to indie author diaries. A weekly diary with two indie writer mums. Show hosts Sarah Gai and Lisa M White chat about how they are fitting writing into their every day lives, their writing process from idea to published novel, and more. A podcast for beginner indie authors. Sarah is the author of The Curvies trilogy (a sweet, plus size, romantic comedy), contemporary romances, and Christian fantasy) Lisa is the author of A Touch of Magic (a women's fiction contemporary fantasy) & she' ...
 
Author News Weekly is the only news show you need to become a better writer, market your books successfully, and stay in-the-know about the latest and greatest news in the self-publishing world. Every Monday we bring you a panel-like discussion of what’s what in the self-publishing and indie author community, featuring interviews with best-selling authors, book marketing and sales experts, and more. Hosted by RA McGee, Philippa Werner, Jim Heskett, and Nick Thacker.
 
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This is the second of 3 fireside conversations to celebrate the release of The Indie Author book, with Anja Schüler-Renner & John Davis. Anja: https://asrenner.com John: https://johncdavisauthor.com— — We talked about: - how Anja & John navigate 'writing' and 'making money' - writing for yourself *and* for an audience / the 1000 True Fans concept -…
 
What is SEO? Why do authors need it? How does SEO help me sell books? These are just a few questions we’ll tackle today. Join us in the live chat at 10am EST to ask your own questions. 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MGR7431 Visit our website: https://christianindiewriters.net/ Learn more about the hosts... Jenifer: …
 
Todd McCaffrey is a multiple New York Times and indie bestselling author. His mother, Anne McCaffrey, turned over the Dragon Riders of Pern series to Todd and we have fun discussing the passing of that torch.As a successful indie author, we cover the pros and cons of traditional versus independent publishing and some tips on how to be a success as …
 
On this week’s podcast, Giles Alderson welcomes writer & director Ann Hu to the show. She is the Chinese Academy Award-winning director of the feature film Shadow Magic (2000), starring Jared Harris. Now Ann is back with her delightful second feature film, Confetti, which is out now. Ann dives deep into her filmmaking career, what it was like to wi…
 
S.M. Sterling, Jody Lynn Nye, Kevin J. Anderson with moderator John Goodwin discuss how to become one of the 12 winners to be published in the annual anthology? Writers of the Future judges and bestselling authors discuss the Contest, tips on story prompts, and short fiction. Then in the 2nd half, enjoy Q&A.…
 
David R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver, Colorado and write the books he always wanted to read. His latest novel, due out in October, is Trailer Park Trickster. NOTE! Stay tuned after the int…
 
Today I’m joined by documentary filmmaker Nick Scown, whose feature documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 was just released through Vice and is now available nationwide. As Nick shares in the interview, what started as a bootstrapped DIY passion project ultimately evolved into a larger production that attracted a ton of incredible talent. Despite…
 
After 500 episodes I need a break. To celebrate this insane milestone we are flipping the script. Many of you in the IFH Tribe have asked me to have someone interview me on the show. So I asked my long-time friend and current IFH Show appearance record holder (he's been on the show 13 times) writer, producer, actor and [REDACTED] come in and take h…
 
Matty Dalrymple is a thriller and suspense author who lives with her husband and their dogs in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and enjoys vacationing on Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Sedona, Arizona, and these locations provide the settings for her work. Matty is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Brandywine Valley Writers Group. Matty's author w…
 
My guest this week is the author of the Sky Fall series of books, Joseph Bendoski. Joseph's background is in screenwriting which he eventually left behind as he found the conventions of that particular genre too restrictive. When he switched to writing novels, he found it a more freeing format. He was initially undecided whether to write fiction or…
 
We love helping authors come together, especially if it means crafting more books! In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders, the D2D team are offering their tips for collaborating and co-authoring, from box sets to anthologies to short story collections. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-…
 
It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so back to square one they go for a total rewrite. What's your approach when this happens to you? You might think you have only two choices here: pantsing, which i…
 
Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is one of the biggest selling books in literary history. But reading his great fable of inner enlightenment is only part of the journey. Author Colm Holland delves into the real meaning of Coelho's story in the pages of his own bestselling book, The Secret of The Alchemist and joins Writer Shed Podcast host David W. Ber…
 
Ever since I saw District 9 and learned of all the mythical stories behind the short film becoming a feature, I have been a massive fan of today’s guest, Neill Blomkamp. Though Neill is here today to talk about his new sci-fi horror fiction film, Demonic, we also chatted up about his other films that have been successful over the years. Released in…
 
A conversation with RMFW president Sue Duff Loeffler about the protections being put in place for the Colorado Gold conference coming up Oct. 15 - 17 in Denver. More about the conference: https://rmfw.org/conference-2021/ Intro Music by Moby Gratis: https://mobygratis.com/ Outro Music by Dan-o-Songs: https://danosongs.com/…
 
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Co-Founder and CEO of IndieFlix, Scilla Andreen. We discuss how a chance catering job transformed into a career in film, her time working on the Wonder Years, her platform for Indie Creatives, IndieFlix, her new film 'Race,' her new book 'The Creative Coping Toolkit', and the …
 
On this week’s episode, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome writer & director Navot Papushado to speak about his latest feature film Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, and many, many more. What an incredible cast! Navot dives deep into the making of Gunpowder Milkshake, how he got …
 
Today, I am sharing with I started 'The Indie Author' project, and why I've stuck with it over these last two years. (I definitely haven't completed every project I've started, believe me...) I talk about: Why I'm so passionate about self-publishing and the 'indie' movement How traditional pubishing isn't the only way, and may not be the best fit f…
 
Almost ready to send your beautiful novel out into the world? Great! That means it may just be time to start looking for an editor. This is one of the most important steps in your publishing journey - finding the right editor for you and your unique work is vital for your career as an author. So how does one go about finding the right editor? That'…
 
Author News Weekly is the only news show you need to become a better writer, market your books successfully, and stay in-the-know about the latest and greatest news in the self-publishing world. Every Monday we bring you a panel-like discussion of what’s what in the self-publishing and indie author community, featuring interviews with best-selling …
 
Kim is the Founder, Coach and Facilitator of Empowered Life. She specializes in Trauma and Grief Recovery and has a passion for helping people move from suffering to empowerment. Kim found her passion and purpose through her own journey of healing trauma and loss. The experience of losing her 22 yr. old son to overdose in 2019 after years of Mental…
 
Writing can be a lonely business. Sitting alone for several hours, just you and your words. This is when a writing community or collaboration can be of real benefit. In this episode, I chat with Niki Hardy from Hope Writers and the author of Breathe Again. How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart. Niki talks to me about how she found the encouragemen…
 
Hello, Indie Creatives and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about the upsides and risks of investing in a slate versus a single film project and break down the meaning of a Pseudo-Indie Film. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.e…
 
In this episode, we tackle a very sensitive subject, often used, and more often misused in science fiction – politics.And to talk about it is Joe Montaldo -- the host of multiple award-winning shows: UFO Paranormal, News on the Flip Side, and the Centralist Radio Show. Science fiction is an inherently political genre, in that any future or alternat…
 
Kerry Anne King (who also writes as Kerry Schafer) is a Washington Post and Amazon charts bestselling author who writes compelling and transformational stories about family and personal growth. She loves to add in mystery, humor and an undercurrent of romance, and celebrates when she succeeds in making readers both laugh and cry. Kerry Anne has bee…
 
This week I am joined by filmmaker and film professor Marc A Hutchins, known for his directorial feature films Crossing Streets and Where Are You, Bobby Browning? After producing and directing numerous independent film titles - including a $300,000 feature - Marc decided to scale down his production approach and embrace the micro-budget realm. This…
 
Will building your personal brand help you to sell more books and courses or find you more clients as a writer? Personal branding is something that content creators should consider. I learned the hard way that building a brand isn't about spending hundreds of dollars on a fancy logo but is more about associating yourself with a specific topic or cr…
 
I am delighted to bring you today's episode which officially marks the launch sequence for the release of my first book :) This is my fireside conversation with Lynnda Pollio & Ritu Kaushal, two of the contributing authors to my forthcoming book, The Indie Author. Find Lynnda at: https://lynndapollio.com/ Find Ritu at: https://www.walkingthroughtra…
 
Joins us for episode 12 as we share about websites. * Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/authorcontentmarketing Website: https://www.authorcontentmarketing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcontentmarketing/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorcontentmarketing Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmjea3aw…
 
This week we’re adding a bonus episode on Afghanistan, the most likely team to beat England in the next few years. This is not a standard Double Century, it’s not a written and narrated piece. It’s just me talking about Afghanistan, how they almost beat England and wondering if they’ll get a chance again. - This podcast is brought to you by our sup…
 
It’s always way fun to have a guest who is also a fan of the show. This week’s guest is definitely a member of the tribe. We chatted up pre-interview about some of his favorite IFH podcast episodes and I knew front hen on we were on for a treat. My guest today is award-winning writer, director, and producer, Chris Sparling. Chris has written some o…
 
Kevin Wilde is an award-winning, American screenwriter. His horror/thriller screenplay 'Murdock' is currently signed to a shopping agreement with Four Thieves Productions, and his co-written LGBTQ romantic comedy 'Get the Girl' is signed to a shopping agreement with Disrupting Influence. Kevin has a passion for writing compelling character-driven s…
 
Ever wondered how to convert your book from a Word Doc to an EPUB in an instant? Looking for a way to send readers to everywhere your book is sold online from a single link? Trying to figure out how to set a promotional price for your book that ends on a specific date? That's a lot of questions. And we're here to answer all of them and more! In thi…
 
We’re joined by our good homie FAT THOR from the HomieVerse to discuss everything Beta Ray Bill, specifically Daniel Warren Johnson and Mike Spicer’s current mini series. Join us to talk the Horsefaced Killah, Shang-Chi talk, and The Weekly Pulls staple of just having a good time. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
 
This week I brought on the show, playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor, John Pollono. I wanted to go down the road a little bit about his remarkable journey in the business which expands across theatre and short films. John is one of the founders of the Jabberwocky Theatre Company in 2004 which became the Rogue Machine Theatre in 2008 where…
 
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the self-directed marketing initiatives deployed by actor Ryan Reynolds on his recently released feature film, 'Free Guy,' the new world of storytelling through tech, and the new "talent stack" in Indie Film. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to…
 
Today on the show, Giles Alderson and co-host Dom Lenoir welcome producer & director Jay Silverman to talk about his latest feature film Saving Paradise (2021), starring William Moseley, Johanna Braddy, Mimi Kennedy and many more. Jay dives deep into what it’s like to live and work in Hollywood. Not only does he talk about how he made his latest fe…
 
Today's guest is Ian Dawson, author of The Field and Midnight House, which are both loosely based on his own kidnapping and abuse as a child. We talk about the catharsis of addressing trauma through fiction, pushing the boundaries in the young adult genre, and knowing your goals when you choose to self-publish. Read the TranscriptSupport the Podcas…
 
This week, we're joined by Ben Winters (Golden State, The Quiet Boy) to discuss a Stanley Fish book about how to write great sentences. We talk about our love-hate relationships with craft books, why our first drafts are such a mess, and the false dichotomy of "language" vs "plot" when attempting to categorize writers. We also chat with Ben about h…
 
Shawn & I got together again and chatted about what kept us occupied this summer, teenagers in high school and going off to college, and some exciting news about my book anthology that just came out last month! The second book in my series is coming out later this year, and I can't wait for you guys to read it!! We also had time to do a quick oracl…
 
Simon King is the author of over 30 books across five different series, including the Sam Rader series, the non-fiction Prison Days series, and the MAX series. Before he became an author, Simon worked in a maximum-security prison in Australia, and he only published his first book in 2018. In this episode, Simon explains how he went from working a d…
 
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss "trust games", examples of trust games, and why they are so invaluable to an investors risk mitigation and deal flow. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCre…
 
If you want to build an inspiring writing ritual, but aren't sure where to begin, Kate and Abbie have got you covered in this episode. Today, we're studying writing rituals, and how you can build a strong, motivating routine that will work for you, and inspired you to write MORE. It's not about repetition, it's not about trying some "billionaire ro…
 
Do you know the difference between a book blurb and a synopsis? Or how long a blurb should be? Listen in as we discuss the difference between a blurb and synopsis, discuss examples of blurbs and more tips for self-publishing. Want more on Blurbs? Episode 43: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AqxuXGPEE 30 Days of Writing Sprint Prompts: https://www.…
 
Shannon Baker is author of the Kate Fox Mystery series. Set in rural Nebraska cattle country, according to a starred review in Library Journal, "Baker’s writing evokes the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills, and her colorful cast of secondary characters adds a depth of charm." Now a resident of Tucson, Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills, …
 
Joins us for episode 11 as we share about collaboration. * Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/authorcontentmarketing Website: https://www.authorcontentmarketing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcontentmarketing/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorcontentmarketing Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJmj…
 
This episode is about the first victory of the West Indies over England. Dentists from Panama, lawyers from the Caribbean, four white captains, the birth of bodyline and a hint of what they would become. - This podcast is brought to you by our supporters at Patreon, if you like what you heard here, please help out if you can over at https://www.pat…
 
Back in 1981, the action-adventure movie Raiders Lost Ark was a fan favorite for many. But the ultimate fans were a teenage trio who kind of took it a little bit further. At age 12 and 11, in the summer of 1981, our guest today, director, Eric Zala, and friends devoted what turned out to be seven years of their childhood to shooting a shot-by-shot …
 
Could you write a memoir? I used to think that you couldn’t write a memoir until you were old and at the end of your life. Your memoir would be one big book that would describe everything that happened from when you were born until the present moment. But, you can write a memoir about a particular theme, topic, or a single event in your life. Mario…
 
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