Episode 4.5: How to Relaunch Your Novel

Today, Holly gets into the hows and whys of relaunching a novel. How do you know if you would benefit from a relaunch? Why would you want to relaunch a book? How do you go about it? What kind of relaunch is best for you? If you've been asking yourself these questions, then this episode [...]

Episode 4.4: No Job To Quit? Starting Your Author Career as a Full-Time Parent

This week, we discuss what it's really like to get started as an author when you're a full time parent. We realise that not all writers are working towards quitting a job. You can never really quit parenthood so a certain set of skills are required to make it all work. We get into the [...]

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 [...]