Episode 79: Book Release Strategies

In this week's episode, Angeline and Holly discuss ways to help make your book launch a success. They talk through setting up pre-orders, utilising social media and your mailing list, and running review teams. They also cover some of the pitfalls and mistakes they've made and touch on some tricky things to watch out for. [...]

Episode 78: Worldbuilding Festivals and Celebrations

Off the back of her New Year's Day traditions, Angeline talks about creating festivals and celebrations for your books. She talks about how festivals can be used to reveal character, create conflict, and reflect the themes of your story. She talks about the importance of bringing your worldbuilding back to character, and offers up a [...]

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 [...]

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 2.13: Writing FAQs

In a somewhat epic episode, we tackle some of the frequently asked questions about writing and publishing; from language and grammar to marketing and universal links. We discuss the decisions that authors need to make, and chat about how we tackle the stylistic choices. Sometimes we agree, and sometimes we don't! We talk about our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]