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Episode 184 – An Epic Chat With Michael J Sullivan

September 5, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Very Special Guest: Michael J. Sullivan

Some notes from his books so far:

  • Written 27 books, published 9, and have 5 waiting for release.

  • Used all kinds of publishing to get my stories “out there”: small-presses (2 books), self-publisihing (5 books published, 1 on the way), big-five (8 books published, 4 on the way), and 1 whose fate is undetermined.

  • Pushed the publishing envelope by using Kickstarter, getting a “print-only” deal, directly signing audio contracts, and doing deals with and without agents.

  • Won a Stabby in 2014, had 4 books nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards, and showed up on more than 100 “best of” or “most anticipated lists.”

You commented that: Riyria is a fantastic “light” series, as it starts out very easy to read and evenRead More

Episode 178 – “Why’d It Have To Be Demons?!”

July 1, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Ciara Ballintyne

http://www.ciaraballintyne.com

Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend, Ladanyon. Despite saving the city from a demon, his reputation remains tarnished, and the council of wizards has penalised him severely for the practice of banned magic.

Now he learns his desperate efforts to stop Ladanyon led more to damnation than salvation. Finding a solution compels him to breach his sanctions and venture into forbidden places at risk of his life and freedom.

Alloran must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.

This week it’s an all Australian affair! We chat to Ciara about the ins and outs of fantasy writing, especially epic fantasy.Read More

Episode 177 – “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!?”

June 23, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Katharine Grubb

Author, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

http://www.10minutenovelists.com

The 60,000 word book has dozens of short exercises on how to set up your workspace, find the right writing tools, organize your time, sculpt your story, determine your genre and plot, develop your characters, organize your three act structure, fine tune your dialogue, revise, edit and then explain different publishing options.

Her story:

On Friday, I was contacted by a UK publisher and asked if I would write a book called Write A Novel In Ten Minutes. After nearly choking, reading the email three times to see if it wasn’t spam and calling my husband, I decided that it was legit! That meant I needed an agent.

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Episode 173 – “The Business of Writing”

May 29, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Robin Sullivan

The business of books

http://write2publish.blogspot.com.au/p/resources_05.html

Robin Sullivan joins us this week to discuss how she took her husbands books from self publish to traditional publish in a way that has made Michael Sullivan one of today’s most popular authors. This is a must listen episode that explores how to deal with publishers and their contracts. It is important to pay close attention to the wording!

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/05/extending-helping-hand/

Michael’s contact pages:  Goodreads | Amazon | Wikipedia | Riyria Website | First Empire Website | Hollow World Website | Twitter | Author Facebook | Riyria Facebook | First Empire Facebook

Here’s some information on Michael’s books:


Episode 159 – “It’s A Booktastik Good Time!”

February 1, 2015

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Special guest: Dionne Lister

January 23 2015

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When you promote your book with Booktastik, it reaches our 300-500 daily website visitors, and the book will be emailed in a one-off email to our subscribers (numbers available on the pricing and sales estimate page and growing daily). We also share your book to our Facebook page (7500+likes), Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus.

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