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GREAT WRITERS SHARE

It’s no secret that writing can be lonely work. But, does it really have to be?

Whether you’re full-time, part-time, or just starting out, you’ll get insights into the tricks, tips and production habits of writers from every level of the biz. From bestselling authors, to those launching their first novels, you’re sure to be in the company of friends as we encourage great writers to divulge and share their secrets.

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Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song “The Luck You Got” can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show “Shameless.”  His critically acclaimed novel, Bird Box has been adapted into a Netflix feature film starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson and was also nominated for the Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Herbert Award. The sequel novel, Malorie, was released earlier this year to roaring success, and his books Black Mad Wheel and Goblin have also been nominated for Stoker Awards. In this episode we go deep into: - What it is to be an artist in today’s world - The power of writing “the end” on your first novel - Josh’s early writing journey - How rough drafts can perform their own magic - Pacing yourself on larger projects - Experimenting with form and process - How consistency can aid the early writer - The different kinds of re-writes - What it means to be a Prolific - How the act of writing is its own optimism - Remaining humble under global attention - Helping others along their journey - Equality amongst artists - Keeping the momentum of a story alive for fourteen years - Giving books for free and earning karma - Why Josh writes Josh answers questions from Patrons: Faye Trask: How much say did you have when it came to turning Birdbox into a movie? Did you get to do anything neat like meet the actors or visit the set? Find out more about Josh: https://joshmalerman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/joshmalerman/ https://twitter.com/joshmalerman/ https://www.facebook.com/JoshMalerman/ Links from the show: https://www.danielwillcocks.com Josh Malerman’s This Is Horror interview: https://pod.link/599755380/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGhpc2lzaG9ycm9yLmNvLnVrLz9wPTMxNTk3 Malerman’s “Goblin”: https://books2read.com/u/b6Kvq0 Malerman’s “Malorie”: https://books2read.com/u/me79aV Malerman’s “Bird Box”: https://books2read.com/u/mKywq5 Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black  Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lucinda E Clark is an award-winning self-published writer of memoir and psychological thriller, a global traveler, scriptwriting lecturer, and owner of a South African video production company. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including a finalist for book excellence awards, the 2017 New Apple award for excellence in independent publishing, a two-time winner of the readers’ favorite book award, and a finalist in the Independent Author Network’s book of the year awards. Lucinda has lived a colorful life, having met Nelson Mandela, broadcasted with a bayonet at her throat, managed a rock band, gotten involved in a crowd at a public hanging, survived riots, dodged a hail of bullets as well as deportation from Libya In this episode we go deep into: - How managed a rock band - How traveling can impact your writing - Switching genres - How Lucinda fell into numerous jobs - How The very worst riding school came to be - Scriptwriting and her production company - Writing propaganda  - What it was like meeting Nelson Mandela - What makes the best Memoir and Psychological thrillers - The history of Umhlanga Press - Broadcasting with a Bayonet to her neck - Advice for new writers - Why Lucinda writes Find out more about Lucinda: https://www.lucindaeclarke.com/ Links from the show: Blog https://lucindaeclarke.wordpress.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lucindaeclarke.author Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/226303738779560/ Twitter https://twitter.com/LucindaEClarke Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/   GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andy Conduit-Turner is a writer, editor, occasional quiz host and serial podcaster from the UK (mostly). Writing across a number of genres and mediums, He is a fan of horror, comedy, picking on the small details and has a spreadsheet for everything! Andy is one of the founders of Horde Comics and, in addition to his work there, several of Andy’s short stories have featured on The Other Stories podcast. He recently directed The Halloween Horrors of Old Mill Lane, a week-long audio production which starred Emily Booth in the lead role. In this episode we go deep into: - The Halloween Horrors of Old Mill Lane - Premiering podcast episodes on YouTube - Using audio adaptations of your stories in your portfolio - Write once, publish many - Working with Emily Booth - What the future holds for Old Mill Lane - The formation of Horde Comics - Keeping your story ideas manageable… Start small! - Writing for comics - Online comics communities - How to decide which medium best suits a story - Using spreadsheets to collaborate on big writing projects - Early storytelling experiences - Publishing contracts (Things to look out for) - Why Andy writes Find out more about Andy: https://twitter.com/AndyCTWrites https://www.hordecomics.com/ Links from the show: Selling Your Story – Peaks and Pitfalls of Publishing Contracts – https://superandyt.tumblr.com/post/622286140908666881 The Awesome Comics Podcast – https://awesomecomics.podbean.com/ Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to our patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jessie Shedden is a British-Australian chicken-loving, cult-escaping badass woman, who has become a sought-after speaker, consultant and inspirational author of Those Boots Were Made For Walking. Jessie is an entrepreneur, coach, author, chicken mom, internationally published model and motivational speaker. After 23 years of bullying for her appearance, and with her self-esteem deeply eroded, she decided to create a life where she could be herself, experience freedom and independence, and develop the confidence she'd never known. Jessie now helps other women become the most successful version of themselves in their lives, relationships and businesses, through her mindset course and practical wisdom on releasing confidence blocks. With her rustic Western charm and authentic personality, she shares her personal journey of creating freedom and independence, and finding love on her own terms. In this episode we go deep into: - The limitations that she grew up with as part of a cult - Her writing background - The system she used to write her book in 40 days - The transformative act of writing a memoir - The pushback from her old community over the book - The thought processes behind her decision to independently publish - Her plans to write a follow up book - Her move into motivational speaking and working with women to empower themselves Jessie answers questions from Patrons: - Dan: What one piece of advice would you give to someone who's heading into the coach and personal development space to help them embrace the role and grow their business? Find out more about Jessie: https://www.jessieshedden.com/ Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/   GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On today’s show, we forego the usual Great Writers Share format, as we turn off the lights, ignite some candles, place our Jack-o-Lanterns in the windows and invite the monsters in for a special Halloween episode of, what our guests have lovingly dubbed, the Great Writers Scare podcast. The premise is simple. Four horror writers. Ninety minutes of unfiltered time to discuss all things horror writing. But who are these other three writers, you might be wondering.  Joining Dan today we have one of our regular co-hosts, sci-fi and horror author, John Crinan, as well as two powerhouses in the horror community. I’m excited to welcome back to the show, the founder and host of the This Is Horror podcast, Michael David Wilson, and to say hello for the first time to his glamorous (but haunting) co-host, Bob Pastorella. In this episode we go deep into: - Why do we write horror? - Our earliest horror experiences - Why are we not repulsed by horror? - What has 2020 brought to horror, and how has the pandemic shaped writers of the genre? - Michael and Bob’s new book, “They’re Watching" - Michael and Bob’s collaboration process when writing the book - John Crinan’s story as featured on Hawk & Cleaver’s “The Halloween Horrors of Mill Lane” limited series - The Other Stories anthology, edited by Daniel Willcocks Find out more about Dan, John, Michael, and Bob: www.danielwillcocks.com https://www.johncrinan.com/ https://www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk/ https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/about/staff/bob-pastorella/ Links from the show: Michael’s Interview on the show: https://pod.link/1473869415/episode/NmM2NWRjMTctZDA3Yy00Y2VlLWI0N2MtMTA5NDMxODQ2MTlm Michael and Bob’s, "They’re Watching": https://books2read.com/u/4A7YGd Michael David Wilson’s, "The Girl in the Video": https://books2read.com/u/b5krzR Bob Pastorella’s "Mojo Rising": https://books2read.com/u/m2Mvn7 Chuck Palahniuk’s “Guts”: http://readfulltext.blogspot.com/2013/10/guts-by-chuck-palahniuk.html Let’s Scare Jessica to Death: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067341/ Night of the Living Dead: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/ Texas Chainsaw Massacre: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271/ Poltergeist: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084516/ Stephen King’s “Cujo”: https://books2read.com/u/bQd9Xd An American Werewolf in London: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082010/ Get your copy of “They’re Watching” from This Is Horror: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/shop/ The Other Stories podcast (The Halloween Horrors of Mill Lane): https://pod.link/theotherstories http://www.emilybooth.co.uk/ The Other Side Anthology: https://books2read.com/tosanthology Listen to This Is Horror podcast: https://pod.link/599755380 Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the REFORGED series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and Rain, the first book in their fantasy quartet, won New Apple Literary's Excellence in Independent Publishing Award in 2015 and a Literary Titan Gold in 2020. In addition, they have published short fiction in several anthologies. When not writing, they work as a contract archaeologist throughout the northeastern U.S. They live in a Tiny House with their spouse, a fellow archaeologist, their not-so-tiny dog, and own too many books for such a small abode. As a disabled and queer human, they work as an advocate and educator for representation in SFF worlds. In this episode we go deep into: - V’s tiny home and how that came into being - What the life of a contract archeologist looks like - How V got into writing and what fuels that passion - How V won their awards, and what the process looked like in the five years between - V’s understanding of complex political structures and how they apply that to their writing - What is that bone behind them on camera? - V's approach to genre hopping and how that affects their writing - What is Amphibian Press and how does that changes their publishing process - What’s the secret behind raising the voices of marginalized voices? - What are the common mistakes people make when writing queer or disabled characters - The importance of at least trying to write the voices of characters outside your comfort zone - Working with sensitivity readers as part of your writing process - V recommends an example for reading queer voices - Working and building a collaborative universe - How to market books in a collaborative universe - Managing conflict and disagreements when you go your separate ways in a collaborative arrangement - Exploring the possibilities of direct selling through your own website - Managing pen names across genres - Why V writes Find out more about V.S. Holmes: https://vsholmes.com/index.html https://www.facebook.com/authorvsholmes/ https://twitter.com/VS_Holmes https://www.instagram.com/vs_holmes/ Links from the show: The Other Side anthology: https://www.devilsrockpublishing.com/theotherside 9 Things Career Authors Don’t Do, Marketing: https://books2read.com/u/bPKVOz Dan’s Boot Camp: https://www.danielwillcocks.com/bootcamp O. E. Tearmann’s “Aces High, Jokers Wild” series: https://www.amazon.com/Hands-Were-Given-Aces-Jokers/dp/B07TMGQLBL/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=o+e+tearmann&qid=1603124448&sr=8-3 Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Julia Scott is a British author, whose goal is to take you out of ‘regular life’ and teleport you to new worlds and alternate futures through her writing. The Mirror Souls is her debut novel, and like many sci-fi and fantasy books, it started off as a dream. In her ‘other’ life, Julia lives in Essex, England with her husband and two children. She spends her time mum-ing, writing, prettifying books (via Evenstar Books), graphic designing, singing, and digging or planting stuff up in the garden without really knowing what she’s doing. In this episode we go deep into: - How Julia got started as a new author - The difficulty of writing the second book after such a well-received debut - Her history as a graphic designer - How she wound up being such an in-demand formatter - The common mistakes authors make when formatting their own books - Having multiple streams of income - the pros and cons - Her formatting course, The Book Formatting Formula - And why she writes Find out more about Julia: https://www.evenstarbooks.com/ https://www.juliascottwrites.com/ Links from the show: NaNoWriMo Bootcamp: https://www.danielwillcocks.com/bootcamp Holly’s new release: www.bookst2read.com/fate-blue-moon Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/   GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley Jo Sacha Black Laura K  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ben Errington is a writer from Bristol, UK. With debut novel ‘Ten Tales of the Human Condition’ and novella ‘Dye Pack’ under his belt, Ben’s fast-paced, chaotic, cinematic style has earned him many plaudits. He co-created the post-apocalyptic Luchador comic book El Marvo with Luke Kondor and is the co-host of horror movie discussion podcast Horror Hangout. He’s also a member of the storytelling collective Hawk & Cleaver and one of the minds behind the highly successful fiction podcast ‘The Other Stories’, which releases original narrated horror, science-fiction and fantasy shorts every week. In this episode we go deep into: - Publishing his first short story quickly - Public accountability - The early days of Hawk and Cleaver - Using the momentum from small wins to complete his first novel - Imposter syndrome - Gaining Confidence as a writer - Trusting the process - Collaboration  - Designing his own book covers before starting to write - Tips for authors working with their cover designer  - The importance of positivity on social media - Curating your social feeds - Writing for an audience of one - Repurposing content Find out more about Ben: https://linktr.ee/ben_errington https://twitter.com/ben_errington https://www.instagram.com/ben_errington/ Links from the show: https://play.acast.com/s/thehorrorhangout https://www.danielwillcocks.com/bootcamp Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/   GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Faye Trask has had a love for writing and telling stories since she was a little girl. She was immediately drawn into the world of fantasy and science fiction. Throughout her schooling her passion grew. she put her writing on hold to serve in the US military. When not working at her day job or on her debut novel she can be found in the woods of Maine camping, hiking or trail riding with her fiancé and their dog.  In this episode we go deep into: - Where Faye’s love of writing started from - Why Faye used to get distracted in English classes, and how that led to her teaching parts of the curriculum - The importance of exploring your imagination and holding onto that muscle - Dropping out of college and joining the military - The existential crisis of leaving the military - How Faye rediscovered her creative muscle - Discovering writers on YouTube and falling down the rabbit hole of indie - Lessons learned from Neil Gaiman and Jenna Moreci - How Faye approaches finding the right bits of learning, and how to digest the lessons learnt - Approaching your second novel and learning from your process - Faye’s writing process and how to squeeze words in during the day job - Understanding that your first book is likely not going to be your best book - Immersing yourself in craft books and getting into the weeds in the words - Approaching the next steps of publishing your book as a first time author - Why finding the right author communities helps to keep you accountable - Using lessons from the military to keep you accountable - Making it through burnout and getting back to the page - Why Faye writes Find out more about Faye: https://www.instagram.com/writerfayetrask/ Links from the show: Jenna Moreci’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_fcv9kBpDN4WWrfcbCrgw Neil Gaiman’s Masterclass https://www.masterclass.com/classes/neil-gaiman-teaches-the-art-of-storytelling Jenna’s Livestream with Meg LaTorre and Sacha Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqw89UXrL7o&t=336s&ab_channel=iWriterly Jenna’s Interview on Great Writers Share https://pod.link/1473869415/episode/NjQzMjU1ZDgtMDJlMi00MDlhLTgzNTItMGE5YmU2Y2E4M2Jk Three Story Method https://books2read.com/u/4jWkwv Save the Cat https://books2read.com/u/bzj5a9 Jenna’s Tips for Writing Fight Scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM4lWE3qwBo&t=512s Rebel Author Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebelauthors https://thecareerauthor.com/summit2021/ Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo Sacha Black  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jennie Nash is the founder and chief creative officer of Author Accelerator, a company on a mission to help writers write books worth reading. Since the company’s inception, writers serious about reaching readers have trusted Jennie to coach their projects from inspiration to publication. Her clients have landed top New York agents, national book awards, and deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette. Jennie is the author of 9 books in 3 genres. She taught for 13 years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, is an instructor at CreativeLive.com  and speaks on podcasts and at writing conferences all over the country. In this episode we go deep into: - Jennie’s love of Seth Godin and how the start-up world can translate into the craft of writing - The importance of asking yourself ‘Why’ to zero in on your writing goals and focus - How Jennie found herself in the business of book coaching instead of writing - What exactly is book coaching, and why should authors consider it? - Why people expect writing to be an innate talent instead of something that you work on - Recognizing the true hard work of the writer journey - When to recognize that you need to switch business focus and turn from prioritizing writing to offering services - Embracing the modern changes in the publishing industry - How to confidently ensure that you’re actually helping writers with your services as a teacher and coach - The power of systems and processes in order to grow your business - Why coaches shouldn’t be tied to outcomes, but to processes - The importance of asking the right questions - The value of working with a coach who has been in the trenches as a writer - Why writers aren’t the best judge of their own work - Comparisons between personal trainers and book coaches - Changing your mindset on money and understanding your worth as an author - The importance of providing value to your clients and being honest with what they can expect - Why Jennie coaches Find out more about Jennie: https://bookcoaches.com/abc  https://www.authoraccelerator.com/ Links from the show: Wildviolet Creative Https://www.danielwillcocks.com Seth Godin's "Alt MBA” https://altmba.com/ Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" https://simonsinek.com/commit/start-with-why/ Creativity Inc https://books2read.com/u/3Gdj2a Lisa Kron’s Story Genius https://books2read.com/u/4NL299 Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ritu Bhathal is a blogger and author of fiction and poetry. She was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970s to migrant parents, hailing from Kenya but with Indian origin. Ritu’s colourful background has been a constant source of inspiration to her. From childhood, the joy of reading spurred her on to become creative in her writing, from fiction to poetry, winning small competitions at school and locally along the way. As well as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and teacher, Ritu also writes on her award-winning blog butismileanyway.com, which was awarded first place in the Best Overall Blog Category at the 2017 Annual Bloggers Bash Awards, and Best Book Blog in 2019. Ritu is happily married and living in Kent, with her Hubby Dearest, and two children, not forgetting the fur baby Sonu Singh. In this episode we go deep into: - Where Ritu’s journey began - How life can prioritize over writing - Starting a blog on a whim without a plan - Indian family customs - How writing groups and accountability can help lift you up and keep you on track - Publishing Poetry vs a Novel - How having a support system is instrumental in the writing process - Stationary and her vast collection of brush pens - Being realistic when it comes to balancing everyday life and getting words written - What her writing advice is for new writers Ritu answers questions from Patrons: - Yanni Jade: What was the most surprising part of your writing/publishing journey? Is there anything that stands out as particularly spectacular? - Dan Willcocks: What lessons did the school competitions teach you to prepare for writing longer works?      - Meg Cowley: How do you take care of yourself and carve out time to create/publish/etc. Find out more about Ritu: https://ritubhathal.com Links from the show: Ritu’s blog: https://butismileanyway.com Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
V Castro is a Mexican American writer originally from Texas who now resides in the UK. She is the author of Maria the Wanted, Hairspray and Switchblades, along with the other upcoming horror titles: Goddess of Filth, Queen of the Cicadas and Mestiza Blood (all coming soon).   Recently, during lockdown, V co-founded Fright Girl Summer: an online book festival to promote women in horror with an emphasis on women from marginalized communities. In this episode we go deep into: - How lockdown and current events have affected V’s creativity - The writing of V’s first book, Maria the Wanted - Writing without a plan - Hopping between projects - Why V writes horror - Writing in the erotic horror subgenre - On writing what you wants to read - Cultivating a diverse reading list  - Fright Girl Summer - Writing short stories for submission calls - Playing with genre tropes  - Writing to music - Using dreams as inspiration for stories - Editing an anthology and boosting other authors - V’s approach to social media Find out more about V: https://www.vvcastro.com/  https://twitter.com/vlatinalondon https://www.instagram.com/vlatinalondon/  Links from the show: https://www.frightgirlsummer.com/  Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/   GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Great Writers Share podcast. In this bonus mini episode of the show, Dan talks to J. Thorn about his latest non-fiction experiment, how it works, what he's hoping to achieve, and how it can help authors with their careers. If you have suggestions for more content like this that you'd like to see from the show, then get in touch! Links: See the series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes BUY 'COLLABORATION FOR AUTHORS': https://books2read.com/collaboration Find out more about the Great Writers Share podcast at https://danielwillcocks.com/greatwritersshare Become a Patron over at https://patreon.com/greatwritersshare Join the Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare Instagram: https://instagram.com/greatwritersshare OFFICIAL Merchandise available! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. https://patreon.com/greatwritersshare Thank you to my current patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade HB Lyne Meg Jolly Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Autumn Birt is an award-winning and best selling author of almost 20 books. Her second epic fantasy series, Games of Fire, has received tremendous critical reviews and book 2, Gates of Fire & Earth, is also a Fantasia Reviews 2017 Book of Year nominee and winner of Best Worldbuilding. She writes epic and dark fantasy, with a bit of post-apocalyptic mayhem thrown in. Oh, and somehow a few non-fiction books have snuck into life as well, including stories of Yurt living (in Maine, in the winter …) and real-life travel adventures with her husband as well as writing help books co-written with her writing partner, Jesper Schmidt. She is also a graphic artist when not typing away or motorcycling, hiking, paddling, or chasing her small dog through the Vermont woods. In this episode we go deep into: - Autumn’s route to writing via a career in conservation and then art - Learning how to make book covers - How she came to collaborate with her business partner - Going travelling after quitting her job - Business ideas coming to her while hiking in Canada - Talking to her characters in her head - Selling everything to live in a yurt - How the American Dream can kill YOUR dream - Running a business and writing books from the passenger seat of her truck - Cooking with limited facilities - Brainstorming with understanding partners - Writing allowing us to take on other personas - The Ultimate Fantasy Writers Guide course Find out more about Autumn: https://www.autumnwriting.com/ https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/ Links from the show: The Ultimate Fantasy Writers Guide course: https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/main/?affiliates=15 The FREE mini-course: http://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/starter-kit/?affiliates=15 Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s episode, Dan celebrates 50 episodes of the Great Writers Share podcast by inviting back some old favorite guests of the show to share their one piece of advice they would give to writers to carry them from 2020 into 2021. Featured writers and time stamps: - 00:09:19 – Michael Anderle - 00:11:40 – Craig Falconer - 00:16:25 – Clare Littlemore - 00:21:45 – Sacha Black - 00:23:48 – John L Monk - 00:26:42 – Jonathan Janz - 00:32:04 – Jenna Moreci - 00:34:36 – Rachael Herron - 00:38:03 – J. Thorn - 00:41:16 – Meg LaTorre - 00:42:47 – Joanna Penn New hosts Dan also announces some brand new additions to the podcast, introducing authors Holly Lyne, John Crinan, and Faye Trask to the Great Writers Share team. We also announce how the changes will affect you, and some improvements to the Great Writers Share Patreon page and community. Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Links from the show: LMBPN https://lmbpn.com/ Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland https://books2read.com/u/4DW0Nr Next Level Author podcast https://pod.link/1508555372 Great Writers Learn https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnHiLyMYRGJmcwsTqpc7D7aBrlJETI8DX The Rebel Author Podcast https://pod.link/rebelauthor How Do You Write Podcast https://pod.link/1122159165 The Author Life https://theauthorlife.com/ Writing with Jenna Moreci https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS_fcv9kBpDN4WWrfcbCrgw Rachael Herron’s Decision Tree https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RlFzFRFUhpyKdpU6qcXvanrZXq47ZVhT/view?usp=sharing iWriterly https://iwriterly.com/ The Creative Penn podcast https://pod.link/309426367 Unstoppable Author Podcast https://pod.link/1403887471 A Nice Chianti podcast https://pod.link/1478166074 Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Meg LaTorre is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy author, YouTube darling and founder of iWriterly, creator of the free query critique platform, Query Hack, co-host of the Publishable show, and blogger. Formerly, she worked at a literary agency, and she has a background in magazine publishing, medical/technical writing, and journalism. Needless to say, words are her thing.  In her free time, Meg enjoys spending time with her husband and son, running, going to Renaissance faires and comic cons, and napping. In this episode we go deep into: - How to take time off when you have a busy platform to maintain - How Meg got into the writing game - The importance of just taking that first step into writing - How Meg’s previous experience at a literary agency gave her a unique lens on publishing her new book, The Cyborg Tinkerer - Why Meg chose to self-publish her book - What are indie authors ignoring that traditional publishers are killing it at - Why Meg dived into the YouTube game and how she found success on the platform - How Meg dealt with imposter syndrome when starting her YouTube channel - The reality of being a writer on YouTube - What type of person you have to be to make it on YouTube - How to successfully manage a busy life as a YouTuber, author, mum, and wife - Meg’s advice for authors looking to YouTube in 2020/21 - Why Meg writes Meg answers questions from Patrons: - Yanni Jade  I love iWriterly! Her episodes are so helpful! Given there is the Pandemic going on...do you know what this would mean for the Traditional publishing side of things? - Sacha Black: How she write such a good 3-way sex scene? Find out more about Meg: iWriterly YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKeBsBrWDtIBrnrCkxHo5MQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meg_latorre/ https://iwriterly.com/ Links from the show: The Cyborg Tinkerer: https://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-Tinkerer-Curious-Case-Circus-ebook/dp/B089M9YNSB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+cyborg+tinkerer&qid=1597521785&sr=8-1 Think Media YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxjDWAN1KwrkXYVi8CXtjQ Think Marketing YTT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKegeYEy0lJxpkjWRthaRMw Eisenhower Matrix: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
James Blatch is a former BBC Defence Reporter and a former BBFC Film Examiner. He reported for the BBC on the UK military from, among other places, HMS Invincible, Kuwait, the Arctic Circle as well as covering the UK air offensive during the Kosovo Conflict in 1999.   However, you probably know James Blatch as one of the voices of the incredibly rich and popular Self Publishing Formula podcast which he co-hosts with thriller author Mark Dawson. James is also a director of the Self Publishing Formula Limited, an online course provider for independent authors, of which I have personally benefited from. In this episode we go deep into: - What 3 things James would never leave the house without - Where Jame’s writing journey began - Why NaNoWriMo helped James finish his first project - The challenge between switching from journalistic writing to fiction writing - The evolutionary journey of a 10-year novel - How being surrounded by other writers with the SPF podcast has influenced how James approaches his next works - Why you should always think of writing the next book - The origin of James’ involvement in the Self Publishing Formula podcast - What are the lessons learned from working with Mark Dawson and running the podcast - Getting over imposter syndrome by humanizing other authors - The pressure that comes with launching a first book when you’ve already got a large podcast platform - How to keep the pressure of waiting readers at bay when writing - When are we going to see The Last Flight published? - Why does James write James answers questions from Patrons: - H.B. Lyne: How do you use your journalism background in your writing? - Meg Jolly: James, is the book done yet?!? - Ian J Middleton: I really enjoyed listening to James on Writers Ink the other week. From his experience in journalism, does he have any tips for interviewing people? - Sacha Black: How many pints does James owe me now for not publishing by LBF? Find out more about James: https://selfpublishingformula.com/ https://www.jamesblatch.com/ Links from the show: J Thorn’s “9 Things”series: http://getbook.at/9thingsseries The Creative Penn Episode 500: https://pod.link/309426367/episode/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGhlY3JlYXRpdmVwZW5uLmNvbS8_cD0zMTc4OA== Ads for Authors course: https://selfpublishingformula.com/courses/ Author Accelerator: https://www.authoraccelerator.com/ Get more from Great Writers Share! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatwritersshare/ GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are both writers of gay romance fiction, as well as the hosts of both the Big Gay Fiction Podcast (a podcast aimed at sharing their love for gay romance fiction) and the Big Gay Author Podcast (in which they document their journey to full-time writerdom, interviewing successful indies along the way). Jeff and Will are a powerhouse couple in both business and life, residing in Northern California after more than twenty years of marriage. In this episode we go deep into: - How Jeff and Adam got into the writing game - How to keep the flame alive as a writer - What Jeff and Will’s collaboration looked like when they released their co-written novel - What were the pitfalls found in collaborating on a novel? - How to manage expectations on a series when the next book has fallen by the wayside - Marketing your books with content podcasts - The growth journey of a podcast - How to maintain your interest in your podcast after years of publishing - Jeff and Will’s shared experience in writing gay romance fiction - The best place to start when writing gay romance fiction - The truth behind the gay romance reader base and community - How COVID has affected Jeff and Will’s writing process and schedule - How to confidently write gay characters - Why do Jeff and Will write Jeff and Will answers questions from Patrons: - Jenn Mitchell: Even the smoothest of collaborations will occasionally have a difference of opinion so I'm curious how you deal with this. Does the fact that you're not just co-authors but a real life couple impact how you work out a writing related difference. Is it harder or easier since you know each other on a deeper level than most co-authors would. - Sacha Black: What’s your husbands best and worse working trait? Find out more about Jeff and Will: Jeffandwill.com Links from the show: Joanna Penn’s “Business for Authors” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MQTR9HA/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7 Romancing the Beat: https://books2read.com/u/4XnNkg Hockey Player’s Heart: https://books2read.com/u/4NL50G Big Gay Fiction podcast: https://pod.link/1055183594 Big Gay Author podcast: https://pod.link/1473717205 https://theauthorsuccessmastermind.com/superchargeyourscene/ Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne Jo  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One of Horror’s most respected authors, Iain Rob Wright is the writer of more than twenty books, many of them bestsellers. A previous Kindle All-Star and a mainstay in the horror charts, he is a prolific producer of unique and original stories. From his apocalyptic saga The Gates to his claustrophobic revenge thriller ASBO, Iain writes across a broad spectrum of sub genres, creating both beloved series and standalone titles. With work available in several languages and in audio, Iain Rob Wright is one of the fastest rising stars in horror, but when not writing he is a dedicated family man. Father to Jack and Molly, and husband to Sally, he is often seen sharing his family memories with his fans on Facebook. In this episode we go deep into: - The reality behind the difficulty of making money in writing in 2020 - An insight into Iain’s writing journey from 2011 until present - How to be certain you can continue afloat as a full time writer - Iain’s attitude towards series and standalone books when it comes to horror - Writing what makes you happy - The importance of calculating read through in your series - Why the mailing list is the central pillar of a sustainable author career - The mess of the horror charts and if there’s an answer - How to serialize horror effectively - Iain’s attitude towards the ‘rapid release’ schedule - Advice to a fledgling horror author looking to start writing in 2020 - Iain’s attitude towards collaboration and how that has changed or not changed since 2017 - What it’s like to bring your spouse into your creative business - What it takes to actually make it into the author game in 2020 - Why Iain writes Find out more about Iain: https://iainrobwright.com/ Links from the show: The Story Studio, Ep 32. Iain Rob Wright (https://pod.link/1140596479/episode/NjRjYWY4NTYtNWViYS00YTA3LTlmOWUtYTEzZjI0YTA1MWEx The Final Winter https://books2read.com/u/4Eo7XM Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors https://selfpublishingformula.com/courses/ Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure Katie Forrest Yanni Jade Meg Cowley H.B. Lyne  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Kristina Rienzi is a Jersey Shore local, new adult author, certified professional coach, and the former president of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. An INFJ who dreams beyond big, Kristina encourages others (and herself) to embrace the unknown through her stories about fierce women risking their lives to become who they were always meant to be.  When she’s not writing or drinking wine, Kristina is spoiling her three fur-beasts, dissecting true crime stories, singing (and dancing) to Yacht Rock Radio, or rooting for the WVU Mountaineers. She believes in all things paranormal, a closet full of designer bags, weekly manicures, the Law of Attraction, aliens, angels, and the value of a graduate degree in psychology. In this episode we go deep into: - Kristina’s experiences with the paranormal - How Kristina’s writing journey started - The power of seeking honest criticism - What Kristina’s writing process looks like as a mother in the middle of a pandemic - Why the writing bug pushes Kristina to write while raising a human being - The battle of tackling parental guilt as a writer - Why Kristina got involved in writing groups, despite being a self-proclaimed introvert - The power of being a perpetual learner - How to keep on pushing when all you want to do is give up - Remembering that writing is supposed to be fun, so enjoy it - The journey from short story to full length novel - Being deliberate with your editors and not hiding from feedback - Protecting your writing time to get it done - Being humble enough to own your shortcomings so that you can continually improve - What it takes to become a writer coach and work with other writers - How to know your worth, instead of questioning it - The science of happy - Why being honest with yourself is the quickest way to success - How Kristina’s writing process has changed since writing her debut novel - How to pitch your novel to agents through Twitter - Why does Kristina write? Find out more about Kristina: https://kristinarienzi.com/ Links from the show: Choosing Evil: https://www.amazon.com/Choosing-Evil-Ensouled-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07GC842F5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=choosing+evil+kristina+rienzi&qid=1595335356&sr=8-1 https://kristinarienzi.com/coaching/ Twitter pitches (#PITMAD): https://twitter.com/hashtag/pitmad?lang=en More information on Twitter pitching: https://www.bryndonovan.com/2020/03/03/what-is-pitmad-ill-tell-you-and-give-you-some-pitmad-tips/ Get your Great Writers Share merchandise! https://www.danielwillcocks.com/merch/gws GWS Press books: Collaboration for Authors: https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn Special thanks to: Intro vocals: Persephone Rose Show theme: Karl Hughes Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes. Thank you to my patrons: David Hines Harley Christensen Jon Cronshaw Jenn Mitchell Innes Richens Ian J Middleton PT Hylton Michael Anderle Mark McClure H.B. Lyne Meg Jolly  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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