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Episode 3.5: Deadlines and Dealing with Stress

Despite Holly working frantically to meet a deadline, she has taken the time out to chat with Angeline. They discuss the horrors of meeting deadlines, and admit the times that they very nearly didn't. Plus, they fall down a rabbit-hole discussing obsolete tech which reveals their ages! They also give their top tips for dealing [...]

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 [...]

Episode 3.2: How to Successfully Write Urban Fantasy

Angeline and Holly discuss the differences between high and low fantasy, how to delve into adding fantasy elements to a real-world setting, and why you should never put a goat on your book cover! What is the difference between second-world fantasy and intrusion fantasy? And where does portal fantasy fit in? Find out about 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 2.15: Author Confessional

We've got something to tell you... In today's episode, we're confessing to our crimes to literature. We're reliving painful mistakes, feeling cheated by our schooling, and revealing our deepest, darkest, most shocking secrets as authors. There are many things that authors don't admit to; embarrassing slip-ups, or breaking convention, or doing things that are generally [...]