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Episode 199 – The World Beyond Sight

January 16, 2016

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 The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Josh Delaney

This week we chat with new and upcoming author Josh Delaney. Find out about the road to becoming published!

The Amazon is here http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_2_18?ie=UTF8&rh=i%3Aaps&search-alias=aps&k=the+world+beyond+sight+upon+arrival&rh=i%3Aaps&sprefix=The+world+beyond+s

The name of the book is The World Beyond Sight: Upon Arrival!

The first part being the name of the series and Upon Arrival the actual title of the first book.

The Facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/Worldbeyondsight

“In a world far from our own. A dark force wishes to consume all living beings to end everything. Battling this force for centuries the gods of Light decide to use one last ditch effort to bring peace and order back. Choosing a young manRead More

Episode 198 – “Conquering Twitter In Ten Minutes A Day”

January 9, 2016

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Author, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day
Falling For Your Madness

I have a new tool for writers and I’d love to reconnect with you.

I have a workbook: Conquering Twitter in 10 Minutes A Day. It’s a step by step guidebook on clarifying brand, targeting the precise market, setting up a daily, weekly and monthly system for using Twitter effectively.

I also have a new novel, Soulless Creatures, about two college freshmen in 1986 who bet a new car that one of them doesn’t have a soul. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Soulless-Creatures-Katharine-Grubb/dp/1515299309/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439306748&sr=1-2&keywords=soulless+creatures

The website:  www.10minutenovelists.com

Katharine sends weekly inspiringRead More

Episode 196 – “Fatal Flaws Of Fiction”

December 12, 2015

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Special Guest: C.S Lakin

5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing (The Writer’s Toolbox Series)

Fiction writers often struggle to improve their craft

And the biggest challenge comes from the inability to see what isn’t working. The prose feels off. The scene isn’t gelling. The dialogue sounds stilted or clunky. But they don’t know why or how to fix it.

This book lays it all out

5 Editors Tackle the Twelve Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing demonstrates the deadly dozen pitfalls on the road to a strong story, along with revisions that show writers exactly how to avoid novel failure.

No other writing craft book offers such detailed instruction in how to spot and remedy the major flaws of fiction writing.

What makes this book an importantRead More

Episode 195 – “Carla Caruso is Star Crossed!”

December 5, 2015

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 Special guest: Carla Caruso


Carla Caruso was born in Adelaide, grew up amid a boisterous extended Italian family – yet somehow managed to become a bookworm…
Carla always wanted to be a novelist, annoying the kindergarten teachers by dictating long, detailed stories to them.  It just took her a while to realise her childhood dream – journalism seemed a more practical course. Her media career has included stints as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR and fashion stylist. These days, she works as a freelance journalist and copywriter. She began seriously writing fiction three years ago when she went freelance full-time.
The romance genre appeals as she is a sucker for rom-coms (especially if Channing Tatum is in the mix)Read More

He Said, She Heard, no one is really listening. POV

December 2, 2015

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CameraWhat is POV?

Point of view is the relative identification of the narrator with the character. Point of view is the story as seen through the eyes of the narrator. It is one of the easiest ways to tell a story. But even with a simple explanation like that, we can still get it wrong.

We are reasonably intelligent, even talented people. Why the confusion?

Film and Video games.   Hell on POV

Film gives you the long shot, shows other people that the main character cannot possibly know or see. Film gives you zooming perspectives and close-ups. Film mixes it up. Film shows us who and what is around the corner. Film gives us the character motivation visually. We are used to knowing everything.

Video games are even better at violating POV.

You already know the cast of characters and theirRead More