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Episode 4.3: Writing Romance with TL Clark

In today’s episode, Angeline chats to cross-genre romance author, TL Clark. TL Clark has penned romance stories in several sub-genres, from regency romance to contemporary paranormal romance. She's a sucker for a love story, whether it comes with corsets or claws. They talk happy endings, historical research, romance rules, and have a giggle over the [...]

Episode 4.2: Writing Through Lockdown

In today's episode, Holly and Angeline look back at the plans they made at the beginning of 2020, and review which have been disrupted by current circumstances, and which are still being achieved. They give their top tips for finding motivation, and discuss the importance of rest, and respite from the pressure to be constantly [...]

Episode 4.1: Fantasy Worlds and Engaging Readers with Meg Cowley

Today, Holly talks to epic fantasy author Meg Cowley about creating rich fantasy worlds, readers block, cultivating strong relationships with readers and her cover design business. Meg has a new book launching later this month and is offering the first two books in the Chronicles of Pelenor series for free and heavily discounted. Find out [...]

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 [...]

Episode 3.11: Crowdfunding for Authors with Kit Power

Having just finished a successful crowdfunding campaign for his upcoming collection of essays, 'My Life in Horror', author Kit Power discusses how he did it. He talks about repurposing content from blog to book, the help he had along the way, and the important lessons he's learnt through the experience. Hear about his moments of [...]

Episode 3.10: Writing Morally Grey Characters and Anti-Heroes

Everyone loves an anti-hero, right? In this episode, Holly and Angeline talk all about how to create morally grey characters and anti-heroes. They discuss how to get the balance right to craft anti-heroes that your readers will love, even if they know they shouldn't. They also talk about how those characters can redeem themselves, and [...]

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, [...]