Episode 2.10: A Halloween Reading: The Black Rope by Angeline Trevena

In a break from our usual schedule, we're bringing you something totally different. Listen to Angeline perform her gothic horror poem, The Black Rope. A Halloween treat! Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Music credit:Rogue One by Serge Narcissoff | https://soundcloud.com/sergenarcissoffMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com/Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Episode 2.9: Approaching NaNoWriMo With or Without a Plot

On the final approach to NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, we chat about the projects we'll be working on through November. We talk plotting, discovery writing, and everything in between. We break down our own writing processes, talk drafts, and abandoned stories, and we totally disagree on this week's would-you-rather question. Listen on your [...]

Episode 2.8: Using Dialogue to Reveal Character and Advance the Plot

Angeline explains how to get your dialogue working hard for you and your story. She shares her top tips for writing believable and useful dialogue. And then, she tackles those pesky speech tags, and those even peskier adverbs. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Resources The Emotion Thesaurus Music credit:Rogue One by Serge Narcissoff | https://soundcloud.com/sergenarcissoffMusic [...]

Episode 2.6: World-build With Me

In today's episode, Holly talks about the creation of her writing sandbox; creating the history, mythology and cultures of her dark, urban fantasy world in which all of her books to date are set. Listen on your favourite platform here. Holly's books are predominantly set in the fictional city of Caerton. In today's episode, she [...]

Episode 2.5: The Importance of Ongoing Learning

Happy International Podcast Day! We're celebrating with an episode about all the great things we've learnt, and a tribute to all the great podcasts we listen to. Hear about how the lessons we've learnt via podcasts, online courses, and from our peers have transformed our mindsets, our writing, and our businesses. Angeline reveals her big [...]

Episode 2.4: Building Your Author Platform

Today it's time for Angeline's first solo episode, and I'm talking about building your author platform. It's not just a simple case of getting yourself online, and I discuss all the issues around tackling imposter syndrome, and mindset, as well as delving into what you should be doing to build your platform. Hear about how [...]

Episode 2.3: Worldbuilding Education, Training, and Mentoring

In today's episode, we're going back to school, and talking about building education and learning into your world. We discuss the different things you need to think about; from how education fits into your wider world, to the different kinds of education you could include. We chat about tropes, and the problems that can arise, [...]

Episode 2.2: From Villainy to Heroism – Worldbuilding with Sacha Black

In today's episode, Holly talks to author Sacha Black about her fiction and non-fiction books, her new podcast, Rebel Author and her worldbuilding highs and lows. Listen on your favourite platform here. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, developmental editor and writing coach. She also has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, [...]