Beyond the Words

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Beyond the Words is a podcast that talks about writing, publishing and promoting your future bestselling novel. Join bestseller Holly Hunt as she talks to other authors and guides you, step by step, through the process of writing a great novel. Each week, join us for a new episode discussing a part of the writing journey with a new wonderful author, and gain some insight into the mixed and varied world of publishing in the 2010s. Episode List: Chapter 1 - Components 1.Deciding Why to Write 2.Coping with perfectionism 3.Your writing area 4.Finding the time to write 5.Developing characters 6.Settings and conflicts 7.Crafting a plot 8.Researching your story Chapter 2 – Mechanics 9.Crafting a beginning 10.You've set off on your adventure – now what? 11.The first conflict 12.Initiating change in your characters 13.Character development 14.The Big Conflict/the final battle 15.The Return Home 16.The HEA/HFN: Can you finish a book without one? 17.Planning for a sequel Chapter 3 – Techniques 18.Description vs Action 19.Clichés 20.Archetypes 21.The Villain You Wish You Could Strangle 22.Dialogue and dialogue tags 23.When is infodumping okay? 24.Finding the Ending Chapter 4 - Polishing Your Book 25.The rewrite a.Transitioning from Fiction to Non-Fiction: Why? 26.Finding those pesky mistakes 27.Grammar 28.Fleshing out your world 29.My hero is a sook – help! 30.Finding good betas a.Relating to your editor Chapter 5 - Publishing 31.You've written a book! Now what? 32.Discovering publishers 33.How to present your work 34.The dreaded rejection 35.I got a personalised rejection – now what? 36.Rewriting again! 37.Into the rabbit hole – presenting your work to publishers 38.Self-publishing – Is it worth it? 39.Amazon and other self-publishing tools 40.Coping with bad reviews Chapter 6 – Promotion 41.You're published! Wait, the journey's not over? 42.Basics of promotion: How & Where 43.Promotion for free 44.Marketing in the Modern World 45.Paying for promotion – is it worth it? 46.Physical vs Online 47.Book Tours and Author Appearances 48.The Dreaded Convention

48 episodes available. A new episode about every 10 days averaging 15 mins duration .