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Writing And Producing Audio Drama And Podcast Fiction With Sarah Werner

The opportunities for creation and marketing in audio format continue to expand and the lines are…

Travel Writing With Jeremy Bassetti

What are the different types of travel books and how can you blend them within the…

Author Mindset: Strengths For Writers With Becca Syme

We all have different strengths as writers, but sometimes we don’t know what they are. Or…

Narrative Design In The Gaming Industry With Edwin McRae

How can you design a story that branches into multiple directions? How does writing for games…

Stories Are What Save Us: Writing About Trauma With David Chrisinger

Writing can help us process trauma — whatever that means for you — as well as…

Worldbuilding With Angeline Trevena

If you write fiction in any genre, you need to build your world. Whether it’s the…

Lessons Learned From A Decade Of Self-Publishing And Marketing Children’s Books With Karen Inglis

Taking the long-term view plus taking advantage of new marketing tactics can help you sell more…

Rediscover Your Creative Free Spirit With Peleg Top

How can you rediscover your creative free spirit if you’re feeling burned out? How can you…

Writing And Publishing Literary Fiction With Roz Morris

How do you know when the seed of an idea is enough for a novel? What…

Gentle Book Marketing With Sarah Santacroce

Can book marketing really be gentle, sustainable — and even enjoyable? Sarah Santacroce talks about how…

Writing And Marketing Crime Fiction With Ed James

What are the key elements of a good crime novel? How can you reboot your author…

From Self-Published Book To A Life-Changing Health Movement With Gin Stephens

Your personal story can change other people’s lives, but only if you get your words into…

Writing Humor And Insights From A Long Term Creative Career With Scott Dikkers

How can you write funny characters and make readers laugh with your writing? Plus the importance…

Writing Non-Fiction With Personal Stories with Natalie Sisson

How can you write a useful self-help book with actionable tips, but also bring it to…

Embracing Multi-Passionate Creativity And Running A Small Press With Jessica Bell

Some say you can only be successful if you focus on one thing, but what if…

Transitioning From An In-Person Business To Online Multiple Streams Of Income With Guy Windsor

The pandemic has favoured digital business models, but how can you transition to online sales when…

Limited Time Deal: 10 Books On Writing Craft And Business

These 10 fantastic ebooks for authors are on sale right now for 99c / 99p each…

Discovery Writing And Sustaining A Long-Term Writing Career With Patricia McLinn

What is discovery writing (sometimes known as pantsing)? How can you write a novel with structure…

The Challenges Of A First Novel With James Blatch

What are the challenges of writing a first novel — even when you think you know…

The Heroine’s Journey with Gail Carriger

What is the heroine’s journey and how can it help you write a story that readers…

Tips For Translation, Self-Publishing, And Marketing In Foreign Languages With Nadine Mutas

The book market is saturated for certain genres in digitally mature markets like the US and…

Mind Management, Not Time Management With David Kadavy

How do we make time for original insights that set our creative work apart? How do…

Global, Wide Self-Publishing With Mark Leslie Lefebvre

How can you reach every reader on every platform in a global, distributed reading environment? How…

Writing, Publishing And Marketing Books For Children With Crystal Swain-Bates

How can you write a children’s story with a message without being preachy? How can you…

Writing Dialogue And Character Voice With Jeff Elkins

How can we write authentic and engaging character dialogue? How can we incorporate sub-text that deepens…