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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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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.

By the following week, Chip MacGregor, ofRead More

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

www.booktastik.com

Booktastik provides innovative solutions to connecting books with readers. Advertise your ebook deal, new release, promotion, giveaway or competition with Booktastik and reach new readers and fans.

What you get

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.

How it works

Booktastik offers a comprehensive service for publishers and authors looking to reach new readers and fans. Our categories include limited-time ebookRead More

Episode 120 – “It’s An Ample Attraction With Melissa Craig!”

February 15, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Melissa Craig

We all know the saying “sex sells” and for Australian erotic author Melissa Craig, it certainly does! This week we have the pleasure of chatting with her about what it takes to write erotic romance fiction, how it’s perceived and what Aussie newbies need to know when it comes to Amazon royalties. Catharine is busy this week in San Francisco so Dionne Lister is co-hosting.

From Melissa’s website:

http://melissacraigauthor.wordpress.com

I released my debut erotica novella called PLENTIFUL PACKAGE  in October, 2011 in e-book edition and then Paperback in November, 2011.  It’s the first novella in the Simply Breathtaking Series – which will be six books. stay tuned for the release news of the next five. 

I am very lucky toRead More