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Episode 165 – 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

March 16, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special guest: Susanne Lakin

We talked with Susanne in Episode 143
But she has a new book out: The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction: Your Blueprint for Building a Strong Story (The Writer’s Toolbox The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction)
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C.S. Lakin is novelist and writing coach who spends her time divided between developing new book ideas and helping writers polish theirs. She is the author of fourteen novels – six contemporary novels, seven in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and one in historical Western romance. Whether she is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her characters to the edge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magicalRead More

Is bestselling status worth the cost? Part I

March 11, 2015

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Write a lot of booksThere is Value in art and a price for Fame.

Any author can achieve best selling status, it’s not magic, it’s hard work and often expensive. What do you need to do, and what do you need to purchase reach that NYT Best Sellers list.

I am not yet a best selling author, but one of my clients is. She is self published and officially on the NYT best sellers list. As she said, you only need to hit the list once, and the title is yours forever. Kind of like a Miss America title.

But Sharon’s best selling status was not an accident, she is focused and driven to keep her income from book sales up and keep herself in front of her fans and new readers. The question that loomed in my mind, after watching her and helping her for four months, was, what kind of writer did I want to be? What kind ofRead More

Episode 164 – “Book Development With Naomi Rose”

March 7, 2015

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The Newbie Writers Podcast

Our Guest is Naomi Rose

Naomi talked with us about her approach to book coaching. She is more intuitive with her clients, finding that she works with them to uncover their essential message as well as their very essence!

In her words:

A Book Whisperer ~ at your service:

I help you write the book of your heart  by listening to what’s in you,  shining light on your natural creative pathways, and evoking your true voice  so your book rings with the intimate beauty of your own truth.

With over 30 years in the publications field, I offer a wealth of expertise and support.

As we work together, you will:

  • Come to feel held, nurtured, and expertly guided through the terrain of the book that’s knocking at your heart’s door.

Reach Out and Touch Someone

March 2, 2015

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MIT Media Lab is working on an interface that will allow two people to reach out and “touch” each other remotely.


As a writer of dystopic literature – Future Girls – my first thought was wow, remote sex.  You thought the same thing, admit it.  If we can touch and “physically” interact with one another what does that mean?  For my series, what will that mean for the Reality Cloud? If a battle was raging, could people actually be killed remotely?  Would there be a fail safe to prevent that?  And if so, then (as a standard Science Fiction trope) what happens when that fail safe, fails?

Both history and science informs the work and creative ideas for Future Girls.  What does the MIT project inspire for you?

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Episode 162 – Lost, Kidnapped And Eaten Alive!

February 17, 2015

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Laurie King

Just to start this out: The kidnapped story in Laurie King’s travel memoir, Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive, is when she accepted a ride from a “very nice” man who, it turned out, was not so nice, and she was rescued by a few locals.

The eaten alive refers to an encounter with a beautiful clear pool of water and hundreds of tiny leeches (in Austraila, had to point that out)

And we didn’t get to the lost story.

The market for Travel writing has changed and Laurie attributes that change to the internet, like pretty much everything else. Her advice to Newbie Writers is to create the articles about your travels, post them, gather a body of work, and then start pitching those articles to magazines or web sites. Money? This is not aRead More