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How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, wheth ...
 
Writing is hard. Writing well is even harder. That’s where WriterSpark comes in. Join National Bestselling Author Melissa Bourbon from WriterSpark Academy as she explores tips and tricks for fiction writing, and what it takes to write a great book. Listen to conversations with successful published authors who share what works for them. Listen and learn as we explore the craft of writing and take your writing to the next level.
 
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London Writers' Salon

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London Writers' Salon

Parul Bavishi, Matthew Trinetti

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What does it take to launch, grow and sustain a successful career as a writer? Listen in each week as Matt & Parul, two friends and founders of the London Writers' Salon, sit down with a writer they admire – from best-selling novelists to popular bloggers, award-winning playwrights, journalists, poets, and more – to explore the mindset, practical tools, craft secrets and creative practices they use to write well, publish often, and build successful and sustainable writing careers.
 
In Gilt City, conscripted couriers are both respected and shunned. They inhabit the borderlands between a growing industrial society and the untamed, arcane frontier that surrounds it. The Night Post is a weekly supernatural audio drama about survival, tradition, and the vast unknown. https://nightpostpod.com/
 
The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Death Of 1000 Cuts is a podcast for fiction writers, full of motivational rants, writing exercises, interviews with authors, and detailed critiques of first pages submitted by you, the listeners. Everything you need to write more and better, and love it. Presented by Tim Clare, author of The Honours, The Ice House and We Can't All Be Astronauts, and stand-up poet. Support the podcast at: https://ko-fi.com/B0B17913
 
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MFA Payday

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MFA Payday

Barry and Drēma Drudge

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Join us as we explore how to make your MFA in Creative Writing pay on our new podcast, MFA Payday!Through interviews with MFA graduates, publishing industry insiders, and more, we will share the most up-to-date info on what to do with that degree in your hand. Get your FREE pitch submission tracker at www.mfapayday.com.
 
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!
 
Writers write. Professional writers write a lot. The StoryADay May challenge exists to help you learn how much you're capable of writing in a month. The Write Every Day, Not "Some Day" podcast helps you figure out how to keep that commitment up for the rest of your life. Each 10-15 minute episode tackles a particular topic and gives you a writing assignment to complete before the next episode. Music credit: Alan McPike (http://standardstrax.com)
 
Discussion, debate, even a little dispute – expect it all on The Book Club Review. Every month hosts Kate and Laura bring you a new episode. That could be Book Club where we chat about the book read most recently by one of our book clubs. It could be Bookshelf, an episode dedicated to the books we’re reading outside of book club – the ones we get to pick and choose. Or it could be an interview with a book club, bookshop or book lover. Whatever the topic, every episode features lively and fra ...
 
Hello and welcome to Writer’s Therapy! Some people write therapeutically, authors need therapy after writing. We aren’t therapists, but we feel like we need one. This podcast is like our group therapy, just a couple of budding romance authors discussing writing, storytelling, reading and publishing--with many detours along the way.
 
This is Prose & Cons - a podcast for emerging writers, by emerging writers. Because sometimes we feel like pros, and sometimes we feel like cons. Brought to you by Precipice Fiction. Six Writers. Six Worlds. Alexandria Burnham, Paddy Boylan, Alex Eldridge, Matan Elul, Phoenix Raig and James Healy. https://linktr.ee/precipicefiction Our first anthology is available now! "The New Mythic: A Sci-Fi & Fantasy Collection". Find it in ebook or paperback: https://mybook.to/TheNewMythic
 
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Book Fight

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Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister

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A 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!
 
The Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show features Christian fiction and non-fiction authors on FIRE for God and committed to using writing as a tool for Christian ministry! Submit a request via the CAOT Blog Talk Radio Show Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/The-Christian-Authors-on-Tour-CAOT--Show-170285633038444) to request a FREE interview to market/promote your Christian book! If you don't have a Facebook account, email Lynn Pinder at ywaction1@yahoo.com.
 
Grab a drink of your choice, whether a martini or a hot tea, and enjoy the show with people from different areas of Arts & Entertainment. From novelists to comics and music to painting, it's time to be inspired! Supported by fans at Patreon.com/amberunmasked.
 
PHANTOM LIMB is a horror and weird fiction anthology podcast from Free Jambalaya Productions. Featuring new stories of terror and awe, each standalone episode offers listeners an immersive audio experience with original music and top-notch sound design. If you like what you hear, please leave us a rating and/or review and consider supporting us on Patreon!
 
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In today's extra special bonus episode, I'm going to answer some questions from my listeners! Here's a quick overview of what we talk about in this episode: [01:15] Ame says, “Would you be able to talk more about the coming of age genre, specifically how to develop a good plot and the aim of the book?” [02:50] Emme says, “I have a really compelling…
 
“Stories can both be cautionary tales as well as directions on where we could go as humanity.” In this episode of How To Write The Future, titled “ChatGPT and Creating Fiction" Beth Barany, creativity coach, and science fiction and fantasy novelist, talks about one of the latest AI tools to grab the public imagination, Chat GPT, and discusses some …
 
I'm a big science fiction reader. I also like to watch a lot of science fiction on television. But I have little interest in writing science fiction because it's the type of genre that I like to read when I want to switch off. The best science fiction or speculative fiction books always have a big idea behind them. They have topics they want to tac…
 
VM Burns is the author of multiple cozy mystery series. We had a great talk about the importance of adding diversity of all kinds to your cast of characters. It's essential to have conversations like these so we all learn how to represent races and cultures and sexuality intentionally and with authenticity and respect in our writing. Because we liv…
 
Novelist Laura Kay (@lauraelizakay) on her writing journey from journalism to novels, how her writing career was launched from Penguin WriteNow programme, queer visibility in fiction, writing sex scenes and how Laura writes and edits her romantic comedies. Laura also talks about tackling writer’s block with an ‘ideas walk’, the reality of forging a…
 
On this episode we talk with author Anne Armistead. Take a listen! From Anne: Welcome to my writing journey! I write love stories, set in the past and present. I earned my English literature degree from the University of Georgia and my MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. I am a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, Georgia Romance Write…
 
Jay Clouse (@Jay Clouse), entrepreneur, writer and host of The Creative Elements Podcast, on how to find your niche, become a professional creator and build your creative platform. We discuss the role of a creative platform and how to charge for your services without guilt. Plus, the importance of experimentation, finding and succeeding in your cre…
 
Chapter 1 of the book in which a young Timmy learns that his name isn't Timmy; that he has strange latent abilities he can't use and doesnt understand and thanks to a disgusting and tramautic experience of his own deserved making due to naivity makes a friend and builds plenty of charachter. LOTS of character.…
 
Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show today (2/3) at 2 p.m. (ET) to hear a LIVE interview with Pastor Steven L. Turner. Steven L. Turner is a musician, comedian, author, radio host and pastor. Having recently lost his beloved wife, First Lady Leora Turner, Pastor Turner is determined to honor her memory, live for the L…
 
Kate Wolf and Eric Newman are joined by author De'Shawn Charles Winslow to speak about his novel, Decent People. The book is set in the fictional small town of West Mills, North Carolina, and takes place in 1976, when West Mill is still segregated. It focuses on a crime: the calculated murder of three siblings in their home. Marian, Marva, and Laza…
 
Note: Apologies for the re-upload on this one, there was an issue with the original that was creating gaps in the audio. We will be back to our regular scheduled programming next week! Today we talk about books that we did not finish... but not because we didn't like them! Today's episode features: - DNFing perfectly serviceable books for treatises…
 
Show Notes: ISBW S19 Ep02 Good News Good News Chaos Terminal edits are done! Team Rejection 2023 Count: 17 Main Topic: Keeping Yourself Going The path of creativity might not always be upwards, but it’s usually forward You can’t control reader responses to your work, so avoid responding in anger (or at all) Links: The Hot Mic Socials: Twitter, Mast…
 
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women's fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and kid. You can find her at meganframpton.com at facebook.com/meganframptonbooks/ and @meganf.…
 
Today’s guest, Argentinian novelist, short story writer, and journalist Mariana Enriquez has been called the queen of Latin American gothic horror. She is in the vanguard of a generation of Latin American women writers breaking new ground in the horror genre. We look at the ways her work extends Argentina’s long and storied tradition of fantastical…
 
2 Find the text to this short story on Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/66446 Become a patron today! Visit patreon.com/writinginthetinyhouse Get ahold of Krissy Barton with Little Syllables editing services. She does free sample edits to see if you and she would be the right fit. www.littlesyllables.com Instagram: @authordevindav…
 
This episode is like a time capsule, despite only happening ~ 1 1/2 months ago. Pretend it's at some point in December 2022, listener, to achieve the full vibe. We talk about forbidden love, and the microtropes within the trope that make it work! Also Bagel Church. Note: Fun Fact! This episode was recorded a few hours after Kate ingested norovirus-…
 
Artist and illustrator Thomas Woodruff joins the show to celebrate his amazing new graphic opera, Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral (Fantagraphics). We get into how Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan floored him and inspired him to make this 300-page extravaganza, what it was like to finally make a comic after decades of critiquing them in …
 
In today's episode, we’re going to talk through the different types of editors you might need to work with to get your book ready to publish. Here's a preview of what's included: [01:40] A developmental editor is someone who is concerned with the overall content and structure of your manuscript, and whether or not your story “works.” They focus on …
 
Every story since the beginning of time has involved conflict. Somebody wants something, goes out to get it, and has trouble getting it. That’s what story is in a nutshell. Conflict is essential because it creates narrative tension that keeps your readers invested. But conflict is not just on the plot level. Every scene is a reconstruction of the m…
 
They start the episode brilliantly by Clare freezing during the intro, making TB chuckle. TB has a lot going on, including an upcoming in-person GCLS event in New Jersey that she’s looking forward to. Clare had a fab time in Whitstable, where she accomplished a lot of plotting. As usual, the duo exchange barbs, support each other, and Clare reveals…
 
Jack Canfora is an actor and screenwriter. He has won two Edgerton Playwriting Awards, for Jericho (2010) and The Source (2018). He won the 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing in a Web Series. Watch the pilot here: www.thesmalltimeseries.com. We talk screenwriting, storytelling and dialogue this show. Find more about Jack at https://www.jackcanforawr…
 
We're joined by V.V. Ganeshananthan, author of two critically acclaimed novels, most recently Brotherless Night, which takes place during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Sugi is also a former grad school classmate of ours, and she began Brotherless Night back when all three of us were at Iowa together. So one thing we talk about is that process, and what…
 
“When we vision what is possible and we put that into our fiction, we actually help make it happen in the world because our readers read them, feel it, and it can change their outlook. When your outlook changes, you can change how you operate in the world, how you behave, and how you think.” In this episode, “Where to Start with the How To Write th…
 
Join hosts J.D. Barker and Christine Daigle, along with JP Rindfleisch IX and Kevin Tumlinson, as they welcome law enforcement consultant Patrick O'Donnell (episode 47) to the guest host chair. Then stick around as Christine chats with best-selling novelist C. J. Tudor about finding the right agent, writing what you love no matter what, and her upc…
 
One of the most impactful books I've read about productivity and time management is the best seller, Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. The book proposes that the average human lifespan is just 4,000 weeks long, which is a blip in the grand scheme of things. Oliver also writes about how we're just 35 lifetimes separated from the ancient Egypti…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette Kowal, DongWon Song, Erin Roberts, Dan Wells, and Howard TaylerIn this episode Howard Tayler conducts our interview with Mary Robinette Kowal, leading with a wide-open question: "Where did you even?" Mary Robinette talks to us about how she came to the world of writing, and some of the amazing things she picked up along t…
 
It’s Bookshelf time here at The Book Club Review podcast, when we talk about the books we’re reading outside of book club, the ones we get to pick and choose for ourselves. And so listen in to find out what Laura thought of The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd, a lesser-known backlist gem, A Place of Greater Safety, Booker-winner Hilary Mantel’s immersiv…
 
David, Nathan, and Nick continue on their expedition for misplaced minutes, this time tackling Marcel Proust’s fifth installment, The Captive & The Fugitive. Topics this time around include: the endless cycle of the narrator’s obsession and apathy toward Albertine; the errors and inconsistencies of this posthumously published work (and whether that…
 
Author and co-founder of Banshee Press, Eimear Ryan (@eimear_ryan) on her 13-year journey to writing her award-nominated debut book, the importance of creative resilience and a behind-the-scenes look at Banshee Press & Banshee Literary Journal. * ABOUT EIMEAR RYAN Eimear Ryan is a co-founder of the literary journal Banshee and its publishing imprin…
 
Interview with Hopwood DePree, author of DOWNTON SHABBY: One American's Ultimate DIY Adventure Restoring His Family's English Castle. You can support the podcast today by buying me a coffee. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reading-and-writing-podcast/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: ht…
 
REAL-LIFE FICTION EP 16: Real-Life Fiction LIVE! with Andrew Clawson - An "Ask Me Anything" Online Event . This podcast includes the audio from an "Ask Me Anything" Facebook Live event, and the first of a bonus series called "Real-Life Fiction LIVE!" SUBSCRIBE today!By Conundrum Publishing
 
Kathryn Ma joins Eric Newman to discuss her most recent novel, The Chinese Groove, which follows protagonist Xi Liu Zheng, who goes by Shelley, as he leaves his home in China's Yunnan province to make his future with the help of a rich uncle in San Francisco. But Shelly's journey is a comedy of errors in which nothing is as he expected. Yet, with i…
 
Lisa has been a paparazzi photographer, an aid worker in Kenya, a script doctor in LA, and a literary publicist at HarperCollins in Toronto. Her stories have been published in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Narrative, The Idaho Review, and others. She holds a BA in Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario, a graduate degree i…
 
Debra Bokur is the author of The Dark Paradise Mysteries series from Kensington. She’s traveled the world as a writer, journalist and staff editor for various national media outlets, with more than 2,000 print pieces carrying her byline to date. Debra's work has garnered multiple awards, including a 2015 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. F…
 
Greenlight welcomed Zakiya Dalila Harris in-person to our Fort Greene events stage to celebrate the paperback release of her New York Times-bestselling novel The Other Black Girl, a "dazzling, darkly humorous story" that explores the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publis…
 
Interview with Michael Bracken, prolific short story writer and the editor of many short story anthologies. An Edgar Award nominee, he has received multiple awards for copywriting, three Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. You can support the p…
 
Louise and Denise discuss 5 tools that will help any editor or proofreader work more efficiently. Listen to find out more about Consistency checking and style enforcement Text expanders Macros Social media schedulers Your body clock Resources mentioned in the show 10 killer editing macros for writers and editors: theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/epis…
 
This week, guest author Troy Lambert talks to Marty and Kate about his platform Plottr, how it helps writers figure out and visualize their story arcs, his book The Call of Karen (A Cthulhu and Karen Adventure Comedy), and just about everything in between. Go to plottr.com for more information. Find Troy Lambert on Instagram at @authortroy or his w…
 
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