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EP262: James Swallow Listener Q&A – A Deep Dive

Ahead of our main episode with James Swallow in a few weeks, we have this exclusive Q&A with James where he answers our listener questions on working in rooms with other writers on series like The Black Library, and he gives us great tips on pace, characterisation, balancing realism and the fantastic, writing for games, […]

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EP260: Barbara Poelle – The Hook, The Book & The Cook

In this exclusive Deep Dive episode for our Patreons: Barbara Poelle is a New York literary agent and author of Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry.  She answers our listener questions on trends, genre, slush piles, getting an agent, and generally de-mistifying the publishing industry. This […]

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EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao

Author A.Y. Chao tells us how she funded her debut novel Soul Affinity on Kickstarter in just 4 days! If you’ve never tried Kickstarter before, but always wanted to give it a try, this is a great episode to see just how it works and what strategies you could use to make your novel a […]

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EP246: A ProWritingAid Masterclass with Chris Banks

We took a chapter from Mr Stay’s new work-in-progress and ran it through ProWritingAid. PWA founder Chris Banks was on hand to give us greater insight into how to use PWA’s reports on readibility, style, dialogue, repetition, sticky sentences and glue indexes, more effectively. PODCAST For the special Black Friday deal mentioned in the show, […]

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EP243: Networking for Writers – With Dana Kaye

Dana Kaye is the author of Your Book, Your Brand and is the founder of Kaye Publicity, specialising in publishing and entertainment. She gives us great insight into how you can network while overcoming anxieties, and she answers our listener questions on building relationships with bloggers, reviewers and readers. Links Kaye Publicity: https://kayepublicity.com PODCAST Hear […]

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EP237: How Book Deals Work with Phoebe Morgan

In the fourth of a series of Deep Dives into the business side of dealing with publishers and agents we speak to Phoebe Morgan, author and publisher. Phoebe takes us through the essentials of how a publisher chooses the books it publishes, and the common misconceptions that debut authors might have. We also discuss cover […]

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