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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…

What Can Authors Learn From Digital Changes In The Music Industry? With Tristra Newyear Yeager

What can authors learn from the digital changes in the music industry? In this interview, Tristra…

How To Write A Cozy Mystery With Debbie Young

Why is cozy mystery such a popular genre? What are the important tropes? What are the…

Out Now: How To Make A Living With Your Writing. Completely Rewritten And Updated Third Edition

Do you want to make a living with your writing? Do you want to turn your…

Warrior Of The Blank Page. Writing, Marketing And Mindset With Steven Pressfield

How can you write through self-doubt? How can you break through Resistance to write and market…

How To Write Authentic Crime Fiction With Patrick O’Donnell From Cops and Writers

How can you write nuanced police characters in your crime novels? What are some under-used crimes…

Book Marketing On Podcasts: How To Be A Great Podcast Guest

Podcast interviews sell books — but only if you’re a great guest. Here are some tips…

How To Write A Non-Fiction Book Proposal With Alison Jones

What makes a non-fiction book stand out from the crowd? What are the essential elements of…

Value Your Books For The Long Term With David Farland

You are not writing one book. You are creating an intellectual property asset that can make…

Stop Worrying, Start Selling. Change Your Author Mindset With Sarah Painter

How can we reframe book marketing as a creative and essential part of the author life?…

Turn Your Author Failures, Setbacks, And Mistakes Into Success With Joanna Penn And Orna Ross

We all experience failures, setbacks, and mistakes on the author journey — but if we learn…

It’s Never Too Late. How To Achieve Your Goals At Any Age With Kate Champion

If you feel like it’s too late to achieve your goals — whether that’s because of…

How To Be A Healthy Writer In 2021 With Dr Euan Lawson

Let’s make 2021 a healthy, creative year! In today’s show, Dr. Euan Lawson talks about ways…

Tips For Your Author Business Plan With Joanna Penn

You are an author. You turn ideas into reality in the shape of a book. You…

From Chaos to Creativity: Productivity For Writers With Jessie Kwak

How do you balance your time between what you have to do and what you want…