Episode 3.13: How to Procrastinate and Still Get Stuff Done with Cindy Guentert-Baldo

In this episode, Holly talks to illustrator and online content creator, Cindy Guentert-Baldo. We get into Cindy's quirky floral illustrations that have a subtle hint of her blunt style (colourful language included!) and discuss how she was approached by a publisher to produce a hand lettering book. Cindy talks about managing a chronic health condition [...]

How To Get Back Into Writing

This article is a transcript of our podcast episode on the topic of overcoming a writing slump. To listen to that episode, please see our show notes here. All of us wear multiple hats. We’re not only writers but also students, parents, carers, employees.  Then within our author life, we might write both fiction and [...]

Episode 3.9: Getting Back Into Writing After A Break

In this episode, Holly talks about how to overcome the struggle to get back into writing mode after a break. Life can get in the way of writing and getting back into a creative flow can be a real problem for a lot of writers. Holly shares tips on getting the creative juices flowing efficiently, [...]

Episode 3.8: Author Bucket Lists

In this episode, Angeline and Holly talk about what success means to them in this author business and how important it is to make your own definition of success. They get stuck into the items on their author bucket lists and the perils of comparisonitis. Find out what dreamy author goals Angeline and Holly have [...]

Episode 3.6: Social Media for Authors

This week, Holly and Angeline discuss how to get the best out of social media and how to avoid getting distracted by it. It's one of our greatest tools for connecting with readers and fellow writers. But it can be all too easy to end up using social media as a means of procrastination. In [...]

Episode 3.4: Co-Authoring & the Writing Community with Daniel Willcocks

Holly talks to Daniel Willcocks today about best practices for co-authoring with other writers, the writing community, podcasting and knowing when to take a step back from things. Daniel Willcocks is an international bestselling author and podcaster of dark fiction. He is one quarter of digital story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, co-producer of iTunes-busting 'The [...]

Working With Beta Readers

As an author, you will have a range of people read your books before and after they're published. Your Alpha reader, the first person who reads it, might be a spouse or critique partner. Someone you trust and who you feel comfortable sharing your writing with quite early in the process, perhaps as you write [...]

Episode 3.1: Improv and Publishing with Bryan Cohen

Holly talks to Bryan Cohen about his background in improv and what he's learned about publishing and advertising along the way to being a successful indie author and business owner. Find out the most important thing you need to know in order to grow your author business. Hint - it'll bring Angeline out in hives! [...]

Episode 2.14: Health, Self-Care and Goals When Life Happens

Holly gets personal in this episode with her NaNoWriMo experience this year and what happened to her writing when she was struck down with appendicitis. She shares tips for goalsetting in the face of interruptions from real life and talks through finding the story through world-building. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Resources Indie Fire [...]

Episode 2.11: Worldbuilding Climate and Weather

On today's episode, we talk all things weather and climate, indulging the ultimate British stereotype! Find out how we use the weather in our own writing and get tips on incorporating it into your worlds. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Resources Embarrassing 80s - Michael Fish Gets It Horribly Wrong!Episode 1.2: Camp NaNoWriMo Survival [...]