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Episode 167 – “Pushups, Peeps And Poetry!”

March 29, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest author: Vicki Hudson

We interviewed Vicki Hudson author of No Red Pen, Writers, Writing groups and Critique



Here is the short version of Vicki’s advice for Newbie Writers looking to join a critique group or start their own:

  • Have a group with a code and established guide lines on submissions and critiques
  • Make sure there is a mix of genres being reviewed
  • Make sure the group is an attitude fit
  • Make sure the work load is manageable
  • Make sure the meeting time is manageable

More about Vicki:

Wanting always to become a writer and told “write what you know” she has worked in culinary, security, health, sales, educational, and other fields of endeavorRead More

Episode 166 – Killing Me Softly With Nathan Weaver.

March 24, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Interview with Nathan Weaver

Five dollar murder!

Damien signed up to be laid out. He is victim #5. You can review the previous entries here. The body count is rising and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight. Which is OK with me, I’m fine with selling out, if it means the death of a few people.

You can learn more about the gig and sign up yourself at this link.

Dionne Lister cohosted this week and we tried our hand at a radio melodrama. It was a lot of fun! Below is the excerpt we read out.

“He knocked on the door.

It opened and a small, wrinkly woman was standing there. “What do you want? Do you know how late it is?”

“Sorry to bother you ma’am,” he said politely.

“Miss. T’aint been married for years,” she said, “Don’t assumeRead More

Episode 165 – 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

March 16, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Susanne Lakin

We talked with Susanne in Episode 143
But she has a new book out: The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction: Your Blueprint for Building a Strong Story (The Writer’s Toolbox The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction)
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C.S. Lakin is novelist and writing coach who spends her time divided between developing new book ideas and helping writers polish theirs. She is the author of fourteen novels – six contemporary novels, seven in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and one in historical Western romance. Whether she is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her characters to the edge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magicalRead More

Is bestselling status worth the cost? Part I

March 11, 2015

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Write a lot of booksThere is Value in art and a price for Fame.

Any author can achieve best selling status, it’s not magic, it’s hard work and often expensive. What do you need to do, and what do you need to purchase reach that NYT Best Sellers list.

I am not yet a best selling author, but one of my clients is. She is self published and officially on the NYT best sellers list. As she said, you only need to hit the list once, and the title is yours forever. Kind of like a Miss America title.

But Sharon’s best selling status was not an accident, she is focused and driven to keep her income from book sales up and keep herself in front of her fans and new readers. The question that loomed in my mind, after watching her and helping her for four months, was, what kind of writer did I want to be? What kind ofRead More

Episode 164 – “Book Development With Naomi Rose”

March 7, 2015

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The Newbie Writers Podcast

Our Guest is Naomi Rose

Naomi talked with us about her approach to book coaching. She is more intuitive with her clients, finding that she works with them to uncover their essential message as well as their very essence!

In her words:

A Book Whisperer ~ at your service:

I help you write the book of your heart  by listening to what’s in you,  shining light on your natural creative pathways, and evoking your true voice  so your book rings with the intimate beauty of your own truth.

With over 30 years in the publications field, I offer a wealth of expertise and support.

As we work together, you will:

  • Come to feel held, nurtured, and expertly guided through the terrain of the book that’s knocking at your heart’s door.