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Episode 111-“Your Genitals Can Talk?”

December 14, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Co-host: Dionne Lister

So Catharine’s busy enjoying the silly season, and whilst I should be too, I decided to hijack the show completely and have Author, editor and Tweeper Dionne Lister host a show with me. Bound to be fun, and quickly spiraled into talk of her latest creation: Close Call: A Doris & Jemma Vadgeventure

What is a Vadgeventure you ask? Let’s think about it for a moment.

Dionne is a trendsetter for Newbie Writers. First guest to drop an F-Bomb on our show and this time around, the first conversation about vagina’s. That’s right, we have the vagina talk for most of the show. Are you feeling uncomfortable or intrigued? I’d like your feedback below in the comments section. We discuss how using such terms has increased in awkwardness and howRead More

Episode 99 – “The Horror of Technical Difficulties!”

September 15, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Lori Michelle

Lila s perfect Saturday night means falling asleep on the couch with a glass of wine and a good book. But even the perfect night could go bad when Lila starts longing to know what secrets her brain keeps locked away. Left with only distorted nightmares of her life before the accident, she numbly goes through life, hoping to find out just who she is. Amber, double-crossed by a lover, would much rather be slipping something in the wine than sipping it. While she gives great pleasure, loving Amber comes with great pain. Her body is a weapon and she knows how to use it. Detective Balducci, now removed from the Harvester Killer case, begins an off-the-record investigation that will not only test his skill as aRead More

Episode 95 – “Uncooked Editing With North Atlantic Books”

August 17, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Erin Wiegand

Senior Editor for North Atlantic Books


On North Atlantic Books.

Founded in 1974, North Atlantic Books has been located in Berkeley, California since 1977. Over this period, North Atlantic has become a leading publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles.

Our mission is to affect planetary consciousness, nurture spiritual and ecological disciplines, disseminate ancient wisdom, and put forth ways to transmute cultural dissonance and violence into service. We have given voice to many new modalities of living and thinking about our world since the 1960s–ways to interrogate and rediscover diet, healing, mindfulness, psychotherapy, somatic and martial practice, and creativity. Our specific strengths are martialRead More

Episode 83- “Live Edits From The Classroom!”

May 19, 2013

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Episode 83 The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Draft revision, the live version

  Apologies on the audio quality. Had technical difficulties.

Draft from Catharine’s novel – Five Elements of Time (working title)

A rock shattered the stained glass window scattering shards of red glass at Charity’s feet.

She glanced up at the hole, almost perfectly round. Through it the sky hovered gray, heavy, and unchanged despite the increasing volume of the chanting outside.

Preacher John stopped Charity from reading any more from the One True Word.

A big imposing man, twice the size of slender Charity, he never the less, glanced out at the men in the congregation for approval. Charity didn’t see a single nod, or twitch from any one, but there must have been some approval.

“We will exit, thisRead More

Episode 80- “The Doctor’s In The House with Stacey Aaronson”

April 27, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Stacey Aaronson

Special Co-host: Philippe Perez of The TaleTeller Podcast


Stacey Aaronson, Professional Book Doctor
Writing & Editing; Graphic, Website & Book Design

Tell us about being a book doctor, what inspired you to create a career out of helping other authors?

Tell us about your clients – in general terms, who uses a book doctor? Should a newbie writer approach and hire a book doctor?

How far along should the manuscript be before you can really help an author with their book?

What is the worst thing you ever read?

The Best thing you’ve read?

Catharine always recommends that authors do not design their own covers – and you are a designer- what are some tipsRead More

Episode 79 – “Editing, Sequels and Pep Talks With Dionne Lister”

April 14, 2013

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Dionne Lister

Dionne Lister’s website


Sydney Writers’ Festival

I almost feel like I’m spamming everyone; my cover was ready so I did the cover reveal, and I was going to wait to upload to Amazon, but I couldn’t! So now, the next book in  The Circle of Talia series is out there. You can find it on Amazon or Smashwords and soon iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. The sequel to Shadows of the Realm continues the story of realmists, Bronwyn and Blayke and their creaturas, Sinjenasta and Fang. It’s fast-paced, scary and has awesome dragons (although those who have read Shadows of the Realm would know that).
I hope a lot of readers are waitingRead More

Why None of Us are Spelling well

February 1, 2013

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This was circulating around my CWC Redwood writers group:

Do you have a strange mind?

if you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too. Can you raed this? Olny plepoe with srtagne mnids can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

It gets even worse when you can read so fast, you take in wholeRead More

Episode 67- Toilets, Beaver’s Pond and Dara Beevas!

January 25, 2013

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Sorry for the mega lateness of this, the past week just vanished into thin air. Here are the show notes from last week.

Episode 67- The Newbie Writer’s Podcast

Special Guest: Dara Beevas


Dara Beevas is an author, speaker, coach, editor, and blogger. She is the vice president of Beaver’s Pond Press, an award-

winning mentoring publisher that provides consulting, editing, book design, printing, eBook and marketing services for indie authors. She is also president and co-founder of Wise, Ink, an online community dedicated to content creators. Her passion for writing and publishing has led her to help more than three hundred authors publish their books in her decade-long career in book publishing.

Her book, The Indie Author Revolution was released in fall 2012. She holds a Bachelor’sRead More

Branch Out & Barter Your Way to a Better Book!

November 1, 2012

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I am an indie writer, which is simply a spiffy phrase for being self-published. Why I chose this route is another story, but the bottom line is, I am on the hook for it all. In addition to writing my snippets of suspense, I also have to make sure the book is edited, designed, marketed and sold. I don’t know about you, but all of that stuff is much more daunting to me than the actual writing of the book!

ON TENTERHOOKS was my first novel and that means that writing for me occupies that nebulous space between engaging hobby and primal passion. It doesn’t pay the bills so I had to be very judicious about how much cash I spent to get things geared up.  Below are some useful tips I discovered that helped me produce a professionally edited book, an engaging cover and a polished bookRead More

Episode 38 – Careful of the Nakedness

June 23, 2012

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The Newbie Writer’s Podcast – Episode 38

Where do you write?

What does your environment look like? And does that make a difference?

I think it does. Some writers need complete silence, some need coffee houses, music and the sound of the espresso machine (which for me brings back happy memories of mornings in Italy)
I think those of us who like sound, either music or the TV in the back ground or a café, or a noisy library (college, the library is always noisy) Is that they distract our left brain, so our right brain can roam freely and deliver weird stuff to the page.

What kind of environment is perfect for your creativity to just flow? Do you need to be alone? Do you write at the kitchen table in the middle of interruptions? Have you even considered it?
JK Rowlings purportedly wrote inRead More