The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Brenda Knight


http://lowerhaightholler.blogspot.com.au/
Twitter: @lowerhaightbk

Brenda has opened an “author-centered marketing consultancy.” Among her first clients are members of the band Blink 182.

Many times a publisher is acquired by a larger company because they are unique and distinctive in the field. Cleis Press worked hard for 34 years to become “best in class” and the leader in their genres, even being named “Publisher of the Year 2014” during my tenure. This made “the little publisher that could” attractive to a bigger company. What made Cleis different was what made Cleis great and that legacy … Read more

The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Sean Williams

We are pleased to have iconic author (and adelaide based!) Sean Williams on the show to discuss how he started in the world of writing, life as an established author and more.

From Seans website:

Sean Williams was born in the dry, flat lands of South Australia, where he still lives with his wife and family and a pet plastic fish. He has been called many things in his time, including (somewhat ostentatiously) “the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age” (Aurealis), the “Emperor of Sci-Fi” (Adelaide AdvertiserRead more

Writing the DIY Memoir

DIY memoir, a memoir based on crafts.  These memoirs are either historical, the author looks back and says, wow, there is a pattern here, I can construct a book around that pattern.  OR the writer picks up a craft on purpose and as she creates each item: the cupcake, the sweater, each recipe in the cook book, she uses those projects as   triggers and organizing memes for each chapter in her memoir.

Either approach can be very effective. And on first reading: easy.

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Courtney Killian

Courtney has two websites. One is What Not To Write And Writing Tips (https://whatnottowriteandwritingtips.com/) and My Life According To Courtney (https://mylifeaccordingtocourtney.com/)

Days of the Kill is Courntey’s first book. It was nearly two years in the making. In this tale of murder and mystery, a small town girl moves to Oregon to start a new life away from her dysfunctional family. However, after she takes a teaching job she realizes to her horror she had not really escaped the dysfunctional members of her family. As the body count rises … Read more

Elizabeth's LandingWelcome to our  on-going interviews with Cool Authors, Cool Books

Katy’s debut novelElizabeth’s Landing has won First Place in Fiction in the 2013 “Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-book Awards.”

Katy discusses her self-publishing journey and advice for Newbie Writers

Publishing too early is tempting. Full control, and the siren song of the book in readers’ hands, can lead to shortcutting the revision process. I don’t feel that’s the case with Elizabeth’s Landing, although there are always things I could have done differently.

The main disadvantage to self-publishing is having every decision and job on my shoulders, from cover and … Read more

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