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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Hank Mattimore
The author is a parent, foster parent and a surrogate grandpa for twenty-four abused and neglected kids. A long-time newspaper columnist and author of four books, his career includes working with children, older adults and persons living with AIDS. He writes from a spiritual perspective about life,love and the human condition.
Books include: Grandpa to a Children’s Village
Figuring It Out as I Go Along: Thoughts on Kids and the God Within
The Priest Who Couldn’t Cheat
Life’s a Growin’ Thing
Hank is also a former priest who wrote about that experience in The Priest who Couldn’t cheat.
I’ve been considering Natalie Goldberg’s idea that writing is a form of meditation or even a way to access the spiritual side of our lives,Read More
June 3, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 84 of the Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Carly Findlay
Damien is sick this week, but that won’t stop the show!
I have a blog – www.carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
I write regularly for it, and do some freelance writing (was published on Daily Life last week). I am also a speaker – I recently spoke at a bloggers conference, and will speak at a youth week conference and guest lecture at Melbourne Uni.
Tell us about your blog – how many readers do you have?
What do you do to bring more readers to your blog?
Do you get speaking opportunities because of the blog? And how do you think that works?
For the blog conference, what did you say? What kinds of questions were asked?
An item that lives on your desk that you will never part with but if anyone else cleaned your desk itRead More
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
May 18, 2013 Writing Tips
Self-publishing a book is a complicated endeavor. It is an especially daunting effort the first time it is undertaken. The new author will face a series of issues, tasks and decisions that must be addressed.
One way to get a handle on all this activity is to use a project management approach. That is the way I approach a new book that I’m prepping for publishing. I’ve developed this process over a number of years in in publishing a number of print and ebooks. It works.
To begin the process, the author needs a manuscript that is complete and ready to publish. What ready to publish means is that, prior to this point, other writers have critiqued the book and you’ve made the changes they suggested.
The first order of business at this time is to establish a budget. Yes,Read More
May 11, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 82 of The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Anne Waddington-Feather
Recommended by Tim Leeder via Facebook. The Newbie Writers’ Group on Facebook
Annie trained as a journalist before taking to the road as a tour leader for an adventure travel company. She now lives in Blackwood and has written for a number of publications ranging from travel, historical and martial arts to business, insurance and finance trade articles. When she’s not writing for her local newspaper The Blackwood Times, her regular column for the UK publication Credit Control, also a couple of blogs, she is writing a child’s novel based in Shropshire where she grew up – watch this space!
Latest Book: From the GrandRead More
May 4, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 81- The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest:Jordan Rosenfeld
–Author of debut novel FORGED IN GRACE, “…a luminous, edgy debut…” (Patry Francis), MAKE A SCENE, and WRITE FREE (with Becca Lawton).
–Co-Creator, Indie-Visible: Literary Justice for All, a Writer’s Collective
Jordan E. Rosenfeld learned early on that people prefer a storyteller to a know-it-all. She channeled any Hermione-esque tendencies into a career as a writing coach, editor, and freelance journalist and saves the Tall Tales for her novels. She earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is most
recently the author of the novel, Forged in Grace (indie-visible ink).Read More
April 27, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Stacey Aaronson
Special Co-host: Philippe Perez of The TaleTeller Podcast
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
April 7, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 78- The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Special Guest: Keith Abraham
Book: Living your Passion
He is the author of the best selling book ‘Creating Loyal Profitable Customers’ and his second book ‘Living Your Passion.’ From humble beginnings, he climbed the rung to head a team of 65 with a $15 million dollar budget at the tender age of 27. In 1999, Keith was awarded the prestigious title of Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers’ Association-acknowledging him as one of Australia’s top 30 professional speakers – and today he shares his thought – provoking ideas with over 175 corporate clients in 3 continents. He regularly contributes to magazines and industry journals across the country.
Our belief is thatRead More
March 23, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 76 Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Special Guest: Brett Bumeter
My website is http://softduit.com. I am working to build out my YouTube channel this year at http://youtube.com/brettbum
I am a newbie writer in progress myself. My books is called Peter3d Out at http://peter3dout.com . It’s a nice little science fiction novel based prosthetic sexual devices used as drugs wrapped in a formulaic murder mystery, or at least it would be formulaic if I could follow a formula.
A Gripping Cyber Punk ‘whodunnit’!
Filled with intrigue and erotic role reversals, Peter3d Out is a comical peep show into the future of technology, crime fighting, politics and sex.
In the spirit of Forest Gump visiting the set of Boogie Nights portrayed by the descendants of the cast of PulpRead More
March 16, 2013 Newbie Writers Podcast
Episode 75: The Newbie Writer’s Podcast
Special Guest: Mike Vardy
WRITER • TALKER • PRODUCTIVITYIST
INACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.
Mike Vardy may spend a lot of time writing and talking, but it’s what he writes and talks about that can turn inaction into action. His work has been featured by many productivity-focused websites and publications, including Lifehack.org, Lifehacker, The Next Web, The Globe and Mail, and SUCCESS Magazine.
Mike, you describe yourself as a productivity enthusiast or, rather, a “productivityist”. Tell us what that means, and how you came to this position and vocation.
In your blog and web site youRead More