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If you want to know how bestselling authors find the time to write their books, the methods they use to be productive and how they find their ideas you will love this podcast. Writing coach Azul Terronez shares interviews with clients such as Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income, Jon Vroman, of the Front Row Factor, and Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom, Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies. Learn from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling authors. Want to get behind th ...
 
Voice medicine to soothe your soul, from freedom worker, poet, author, and spoken word artist Dr. Jaiya John. Bedtime bliss. Morning meditation. Daytime peace. Comfort. Calm. Soul food. Come, gather around the fire. Let me read for you... Books online wherever books hang out. Learn more at jaiyajohn.com.
 
Join an internationally bestselling children's book author and her down-home husband and their dogs as they try to live a happy, better life by being happier, better people . You can use those skills in writing and vice versa. But we’re not perfect, just like our podcast. We’re cool with that.
 
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James and Ashley Stay at Home

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James and Ashley Stay at Home

James McKenzie Watson and Ashley Kalagian Blunt

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James and Ashley are staying at home. Partly because there’s a pandemic, partly because they’re writers, and partly because of their health. Through discussions and interviews, they explore the big questions: how do books get written? How do people live with chronic illness? And just what ARE you reading? Hosted by James McKenzie Watson, winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize, and Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of 'How to Be Australian.'
 
I'm Mandy Halgreen, a Book Writing Coach who helps women entrepreneurs share their life stories in a book. In this podcast you can dig into real, raw, no-holding-back guidance. Learn valuable steps, processes, and insights that will help you write your book and have it create the impact and income you need to empower and uplift yourself and others.
 
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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra

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This is a podcast for emerging writers, who are looking to improve their work with an aim to having it published, or anyone who would like a behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry. Your host, Bianca Marais (the author of 'Hum If You Don't Know the Words' and 'If You Want to Make God Laugh') will be interviewing authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who's involved in bringing a book to market. She's joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and CeCe ...
 
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Timey-Wimey Tea Time: Doctor Who, Writing, Musings, And Beauty

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Timey-Wimey Tea Time: Doctor Who, Writing, Musings, And Beauty

Yomar Lopez a.k.a. @Yogizilla | http://twitter.com/Yogizilla | http://bit.ly/gangtip

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Timey-Wimey Tea Time is where friends gather to share their love for Doctor Who in a casual, warm tone. We discuss sci-fi, fantasy, zombies, beauty, poetry, creative writing, and other geeky ponderings. You can interact with us live at http://twitch.TV/geekyantics Saturdays at noon Eastern (5pm in London) or by leaving us VM/SMS at (646) 801-2149. Message us @GeekyAntics or twtt@geekyantics.net - we love our fellow Whovians! | TWTT is hosted by Yomar Lopez @Yogizilla alongside recurring and ...
 
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Stop and Fangirl

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Stop and Fangirl

Stop and Fangirl

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Stop and Fangirl is an entertainment, media, and television review podcast headed by Lizzie, Lyra, and Lynnie, (L3), that reflects, jokes about, and dares to question the writing, fandoms, and sensibilities of current television, movies, sports, books, and writing. With backgrounds in law, writing, and human rights' activism, we are a diverse bunch looking to change the conversation about the things we love. Above all, we hope to have fun, share laughs, and talk about the media we consume in ...
 
Authority Self-Publishing is a show where you can get detailed advice from three author marketing experts: Steve Scott, Barrie Davenport, and Ron Clendenin. Primarily, they cover Amazon Kindle publishing strategies (through the KDP platform). But they also offers a variety of marketing tactics you can use to grow your book-based business. Each episode contains 30+ minutes of actionable content you can immediately apply to your writing business. Tune in every Monday and Thursday to get the la ...
 
Let's nerd out where writing, psychology, and business success overlap! On this show, we look at how to ethically apply psychological principles of persuasion. You'll learn compelling copy tips to improve your writing of all lengths for biz. And you'll be ready to become a #1 bestselling published author on Amazon (faster, easier, and cheaper than you thought possible) and make money with your books as you grow your exposure and business. Join host Laura Petersen (a.k.a. @LaptopLaura) a tall ...
 
Do you love books? Are you in the mood for a laugh? Join Megan O'Russell's journey as she dives further into the epic adventure of being an author, explores her love and obsession of all things book-related, and finds the humor in writing roadblocks. With twenty books across six series, Megan has taken the Indie Book world by storm. Her journey from traditional publishing to prolific Indie author has been filled with lots of laughter and more than a few tears. Whether you're an avid reader o ...
 
Do you have a story inside you that you want to share with the world? Do you dream seeing your name on a bestseller cover? Do you have a special message to tell? If yes, then what are you waiting for? If the reason you have not written a book yet is that you have doubts or you simply don't know where to start, then this podcast is for you. Write 2B Read podcast is created to encourage and inspire writers to become authors. It will have very short episodes with tips, reflections and encourage ...
 
Mike's Always Right—hosted by Mike Eiman—is high in fiber, and jam packed with inane ramblings about fiction writing, self-publishing, marketing, coffee and whatever else happens to strike Mike's fancy.
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
Geoffrey Schumann's the Storycaster. Welcome To The Dragon and the Griffin. The work is an anthology taking the listener on a journey of self-discovery, while the author guides those willing though the exploration of mind, body, and soul. Wisdom taught at the beginning of time, that has long since been forgotten is rediscovered in these 22 episodic two seasons quest for enlightenment. The Storyscaster is a space where my old writings and ideas become anew. The intersection where the classic ...
 
Although Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a wealthy landowner, in his later life he had what was considered a “religious awakening.” This experience went on to inform his writing and his lifestyle in profound ways. His views transcended the specifics of religion, as known in his day – so much so he came to be a helpful guide both to Mohandas Gandhi and to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The four stories in this collection ask profound questions and gently supply helpful, non-dogmatic hints to their an ...
 
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ~ In this podcast, we focus on the topics of Thelema and Aleister Crowley while also touching upon the subjects of magick, yoga, and initiation. The podcast includes lectures, music, interviews, discussions, and readings of the Holy Books of Thelema and other important texts written by Aleister Crowley. Our mission is to spread awareness of the Law of Thelema and the writings of Aleister Crowley. Speech in the Silence is also a creative outlet ...
 
I am Australian writer of fiction, poetry, and children’s titles. My writing is predominantly based on life events and is often described as honest, intensely passionate, and often, confronting. I recently made an author appearance at the Book Con and Book Expo America in NYC 2019, as well as in 2018, represented by Lulu Publishing. I also appeared in NYC in 2017 and Chicago 2016, represented by America Star Books. I am a mother of four and when I'm not writing, I am managing Limelight Publi ...
 
Its publication soon after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake got readers instantly hooked on the story in which Dorothy and her friends sink into the bowels of the earth, following a devastating earthquake in California. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the fourth in the series of books written by American children's author L. Frank Baum. In this novel, Dorothy visits her Uncle Henry in his California ranch. She, her friends, her cousins and a few pets are traveling in a buggy when the earth ...
 
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JohnShore

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JohnShore

John Shore

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"John Shore is American's leading non-douchey Christian." -- Dan Savage, Savage Love, and founder of the It Gets Better Project. "John Shore is awesome. The minute I started reading his stuff, I knew he was a brother from another mother." -- Rob Bell, author of Love Wins, Sex God, and Velvet Elvis. "John Shore is a gadfly, calling the Christian Church everywhere to act the way it says it believes about love and justice, which of course makes him an uncomfortable presence in those churches th ...
 
This is the tenth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for this collection is "war and conflict" - From battles to pub brawls to divorce, studying human conflict has produced some of the most powerful pieces of writing. Summary by Rosie
 
Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche A searing indictment of concepts like “truth” and “language” Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche is a deeply thought provoking book that forms one of the keystones of modern thought and politics. In this book, Nietzsche takes the position that our subservience to fixed perspectives that are forced on us by our language and our ideals make us incapable of perceiving reality. He propounds the theory that ideals are not fixed but change over ...
 
A mysterious crime is being plotted in a tiny garret above a dilapidated apartment building in St Petersburg in Russia. The plotter, Rodion Raskolinikov, is a poor student who has delusions of ridding the world of “worthless vermin” and counter balancing these crimes with good deeds. He commits a murder to test his own theories and prove that crime comes naturally to the human species. Crime and Punishment is a path-breaking novel of ideas that changed the course of novel writing in the 20th ...
 
Begun when she was just eleven years old, Love and Friendship is one of Jane Austen's stories that very few readers may have encountered before. Austen experts feel that this story was written, like many others, only for the pleasure of her family and friends. It is scribbled across three notebooks, in childish handwriting, and the complete work is thought to have been written over a period of six or seven years. It is dedicated to one of her cousins, whom she was very close to, Eliza de Feu ...
 
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The biggest mistake I see authors make is thinking that they have to be perfect, or that their message has to be so clear. But what does it really take for authors to truly get their message out? In this episode, Jadah Sellner and I, talk about the importance of digging into the heart of the stories you want to tell, as well as writing from what we…
 
This week we talk about the horror aspects of Christmas. Werewolves. Cryptids. Santa's elves kidnapping naughty kids? It's all here. LINKS WE TALK ABOUT IN THE PODCAST http://www.americas-most-haunted.com/2015/12/10/weird-christmas-the-yule-log/ http://www.americas-most-haunted.com/2015/12/17/weird-christmas-werewolves-of-yule/ https://www.thetrave…
 
In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe are joined by writers, Sally and Katherine, to discuss their query letters and opening pages. We discuss trigger/content warnings in query letters; being specific without being spoiler-y; as well as weaving in emotion. And... wait for it... we actually suggest a prologue! Yes, we do that sometimes! After …
 
Reading from my new book, Fragrance After Rain. A passage that begins, "Your boundary need not always be an angry electric fence..." Fragrance After Rain is available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. You can be a precious part of our book launch by posting your copy on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging othe…
 
I've been setting up book promotions with a number of companies for my first in series for the festive season. Today I take you through the process of each of these companies, explaining the prices, the reasons for doing the promotions and what you can expect.Wendy H. Jones
 
In last week’s podcast we started to talk about how to punctuate dialogue because we’re sexy like that. And we’re continuing that discussion this week. A great source of how to to punctuate dialogue is from theeditorsblog.net They are calm and lovely and explain things really well. And for a reminder: A dialogue tag is just the bits like “they said…
 
Miriam, Daniel, Danni and Fiona make plans for their respective futures. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!) Buy Making the Cut on Amazon (Kindle) Buy Maki…
 
In today's Books with Hooks segment, we have Emmy Nordstrom Higdon from Westwood Creative Artists join us as a guest agent to review submissions not directed at Carly or CeCe. In this episode, Bianca and Emmy discuss authorial voice; jumping right into where the action is; how using appropriate comps can help cut down on a query's word count; inclu…
 
On this week’s episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk to Ruby about her book, Potent Leadership: Drop the Mask, Ignite the Real You, and Reclaim the Leader Within, potent leadership, and the personal transformation that writing her book created in her life and business. Ruby Fremon is a coach who knew she would need a book coach while writing her bo…
 
Reading from my new book, Fragrance After Rain. A passage that begins, "Human kind or human cruel..." Fragrance After Rain is available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. You can be a precious part of our book launch by posting your copy on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting reading…
 
Today, someone in the wealthiest 1 per cent of adults – a club of some 40,000 people – has a net worth 68 times that of the average New Zealander. Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2021) is the story of how wealth inequality is changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Possessing wealth opens …
 
A great source of how to to punctuate dialogue is from theeditorsblog.net They are calm and lovely and explain things really well. But if you’re a little weird, you’re in the right place. Let’s get started for this two-part podcast that we'll finish next week. And for a reminder: A dialogue tag is just the bits like "they said," "she whispered," "h…
 
What does the term "morally grey" mean, when it comes to building a character? And how does one create an unlikable but compelling protagonist? Join Avery and DC as we mull and discuss these questions! ----more---- References in this episode: - Brandon Sanderson's Three-Pronged Character Sliding Scales- V.E. Schwab's Vicious- Marvel Cinematic Unive…
 
In today's BONUS episode, Bianca chats with Ami J. Sanghvi and Patrick Hogan of Gutslut Press about the top ten reasons why indie presses reject submissions even if the writing is really great. After which Bianca chats with author, Lee Matthew Goldberg, about sharing your drafts with other writers; the writing process when it comes to writing chara…
 
Miriam gets some help from her new thrall — and then learns where she came from. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!) Buy Making the Cut on Amazon (Kindle) …
 
In today's Books with Hooks segment, Liz and Jami join us to discuss their submissions. Carly and CeCe unpack when to put the stakes at the beginning of the query instead of at the end; the Pixar storytelling rules about coincidences; weaving in emotion with explanation to make it more showing than telling; writing a story in first person and then …
 
Michelle Black is the author of Sacrifice: A Gold Star Widow's Fight for the Truth. Michelle is the widow of Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, a Green Beret killed and ambushed in an ISIS militant attack. In this episode, she shares how she came about discovering the truths of her husband's death, as well as her process in writing this book. What We Disc…
 
Have you ever thought about setting up a multi-author book signing? Today's episode takes you through the process of setting it up as well as giving you the experience from the perspective of three authors - myself, Sarah Grace, and Ruth Leigh.Wendy H. Jones/Sarah Grace/Ruth Leigh
 
CSI: TASMANIA, the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival, is happening 27 & 28 November 2021, and it's entirely online! In this bonus ep, James and Ashley speak to festival director and author LJM Owen about this year's festival highlights. (This isn't a paid promo, we just love connecting readers and writers.) TAF2021 - CSI: TASMANIA onlin…
 
These next few podcasts, we thought we should get all nitty-gritty with some quick grammar tips or style tips for people writing fiction. It can help you nonfiction writers, too, we swear. When you’re writing dialogue (people talking to each other), you’re going to want to follow these punctuation rules. Use quotes. Have the dialogue tag (who the s…
 
Te Rauparaha is most well known today as the composer of the haka ‘Ka mate’, made famous the world over by the All Blacks. A major figure in nineteenth-century history, Te Rauparaha was responsible for rearranging the tribal landscape of a large part of the country after leading his tribe Ngāti Toa to migrate to Kapiti Island. He is venerated by hi…
 
The paradox of Progressivism continues to fascinate more than one hundred years on. Democratic but elitist, emancipatory but coercive, advanced and assimilationist, Progressivism was defined by its contradictions. In Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform (Harvard UP, 2019), Marilyn Lake poin…
 
DC and Avery discuss whether "said is dead" or "said is invisible", the use of outlandish dialogue tags, and how action beats can break up repetitive dialogue. Featuring an excerpt from one of Avery's very oldest writing samples.----more---- Books mentioned in this episode: - A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara ----more---- Drinks for this episode: …
 
Miriam comes face-to-face with the vampire prince, Malcolm ard’Valos. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!) Buy Making the Cut on Amazon (Kindle) Buy Making …
 
In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe discuss whether publishing is ready for Covid stories yet; using an inciting incident that is super specific, but doesn’t give away any spoilers; the importance of having a great, unique hook and a beautiful first line; why emotion needs to be on the page before description in a tense scene; and how a pro…
 
Andrew Warner wrote ​​STOP ASKING QUESTIONS How to Lead High-Impact Interviews And Learn Anything from Anyone. It's a definitive guide to how to have a deep meaningful online conversation based on over 2,000 podcast interviews he has done consistently for over 14 years. Today, he talks about his process of writing the book as well as some great ins…
 
Today's show focuses on the Society of Authors and applying for the grants which are available to members of the society. I am surprised that many people do not know these grants are available or how they apply for them, so today's show addresses this.Wendy H. Jones
 
James is back! He and Ashley chat about his recent CIDP relapse and ongoing recovery, and how his perspective on living with chronic illness has shifted. Thankfully, the steroids haven't affected his sense of humour. Disclaimer: None of the information in this episode is medical advice, and if you're concerned about your own health, you should cons…
 
Reading from my new book, Fragrance After Rain. A passage that begins, "All your life..." Fragrance After Rain is available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. You can be a precious part of our book launch by posting your copy on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, posting readings of your fa…
 
Everyone tells you to raise the stakes in your writing. And that’s a lovely, easy thing to say when you are the editor and not the writer. But what does it actually mean? You hear this and think, “Yeah. Yeah. High stakes equal important. Cool. Cool.” But then you start thinking about dinner or something. But it’s important. Carrie's first breakout …
 
Planning a novel is hard. Today we talk about some of the tools and processes we use to get started.----more---- Items mentioned in this episode: Anthemion Writer's Cafe Scrivener Aeon Timeline Jami Gold Beat Sheets Character Development Worksheet World Anvilanditswriting
 
Danni gets a visit from Evan and Eva Selindi. Miriam wakes up in a strange bedroom. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!) Buy Making the Cut on Amazon (Kindl…
 
In today's Books with Hooks segment, Melissa and Stephanie join us on the show to have their query letters and opening pages critiqued. Carly and CeCe discuss the importance of hitting current social and class elements; not missing opportunities to let readers know more about the MC by adding in descriptions and reasons behind their choices; when a…
 
In this week’s episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Margaret about her newest book, "Sitting With Death: Buddhist Insights to Help You Face Your Fears and Live a Peaceful Life,” and how she feels that death can actually bring joy. Margaret Meloni has confronted death multiple times and, by turning to her Buddhist faith, she learned to make pe…
 
Carrie’s teaching a class at the Writing Barn for the next six weeks about . . . character! That means we’re talking a lot about character in our house. Of course, we’re also being characters because being characters is more fun than talking about them. It's like the difference between telling in your writing and showing. And in the writing world o…
 
In our first Halloween episode, we talk about the horror of queries! We chat a little about the query experience, and go over some key dos and don'ts when crafting your query letter. We also revise a spooooky query about a star-crossed ghost and the real estate agent trying to sell his haunted house. ----more---- Books mentioned in this episode: A …
 
Miriam faces the consequences of her participation in the Viscount Security raid. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!) Buy Making the Cut on Amazon (Kindle)…
 
Reading from my new book, Fragrance After Rain. A passage that begins, "Today I will write poetry for you..." Fragrance After Rain is available online at booksellers worldwide, in both hardcover and softcover. You can be a precious part of our book launch by posting your copy on Instagram, tagging #jaiyajohn, encouraging others to purchase, and by …
 
The Currowan fire – ignited by a lightning strike in a remote forest and growing to engulf the New South Wales South Coast – was one of the most terrifying episodes of Australia’s Black Summer. It burnt for seventy-four days, consuming nearly 5000 square kilometres of land, destroying well over 500 homes and leaving many people shattered. Bronwyn A…
 
Listen in on today’s solo episode of "Authors Who Lead," as I talk about how I wrote my book in 30 days and how you can follow the same plan, no matter where you are in life. When that idea comes to us, we need to pursue it. What We Discuss Today: Writing a book isn’t as hard as you think! Writing down “I am an author.” The prewriting process and e…
 
In today's revamped Books with Hooks segment, Carly and CeCe each tackle two queries that have been directed at them via the new submission process. They also discuss writing your first scene as if it were being filmed; trigger warnings vs. content notes; deciding what to include in the first five pages, and what to put elsewhere in the story. Afte…
 
Often we want to tell our life story but the rawness of it can be a barrier. Today, I talk to Avishai El who gives us hints, tips, and strategies to deal with our emotions and write memoirs which may be traumatic. Why should we do this and why is it important? All the questions are answered in the show.…
 
You’re writing a book. And that book has to start somewhere. Where it starts? That’s called the opening scene and this little baby has a lot of work that it has to do. It’s like the first moments of a blind date, but instead of a blind date between two people, it’s a blind date between the book and the reader. Will they like each other? Will they w…
 
Ashley's on her own again, and without James around, things get really earnest really fast. She shares ten of her favourite quotes from a variety of books, summarising 'The Most True Things She Knows About Life and Writing' (one of them, at least, is funny.) Then she does a deepdive #WhatAreYouReading into Rutger Bregman's 'Humankind: A Hopeful His…
 
In today's Books with Hooks segment, Emma joins us on the show to discuss her query and opening pages. Carly and CeCe tackle sparking curiosity; hooking the agent with keywords; repetition with dialogue tags and replacing them with action beats; writing in multiple POVs and making the reader question who’s doing the narrating; as well as homemade p…
 
Miriam searches for her missing agent. Victor has some intel for the Syndicate. Sasha and Danni have a talk about identity. Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice, Homecoming (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audib…
 
In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe discuss putting a fresh twist on a popular trope; taking care not to use titles of novels that are already published; how the present tense offers tension and immediacy; not burying the hook in your query letter; not inadvertently dating your work; and stating specifically what obstacles are getting in yo…
 
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