Great Writers Share

By Hawk & Cleaver

GREAT WRITERS SHAREIt’s no secret that writing can be lonely work. But, does it really have to be?Whether you’re full-time, part-time, or just starting out, you’ll get insights into the tricks, tips and production habits of writers from every level of the biz. From bestselling authors, to those launching their first novels, you’re sure to be in the company of friends as we encourage great writers to divulge and share their secrets.

  1. 1.
    #076: Marc Watson – Approaching the right small presses for your book and writing in a way that feels right for your life.
    51:33
  2. 2.
    #075: J Benjamin – Learning from your failures, writing authentic LQBTQ+ characters, and networking with authors.
    51:34
  3. 3.
    #074: Michelle Raab – The psychology of writing and selling and redefining the world of work and family.
    57:22
  4. 4.
    #073: JD Barker – On working with James Patterson, professional from the get-go, and grasping every opportunity.
    56:02
  5. 5.
    #072: Jenna Greene – Writing YA, the art of balance, and podcasting to complement your writing.
    35:02
  6. 6.
    #071: Laura Kendrick – A Master's degree in Creative Writing, fan fiction, and being authentically you.
    1:00:09
  7. 7.
    #070: Paul Michael Anderson – Writing moral murkiness, making short stories work, and prioritizing life.
    57:22
  8. 8.
    #069: Chris Allen – Games writing, storytelling through role-play & “Aren’t we all writing fanfic, anyway?”
    1:21:28
  1. 9.
    #068: NEW YEAR SPECIAL – 2020 highlights, plans for 2021, and Patreon Q&A (ft. Daniel Willcocks, Holly Lyne, John Crinan, and Faye Trask)
    1:20:02
  2. 10.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Bad Behaviors for Authors, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 6 of 6)
    27:24
  3. 11.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Author Brand, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 5 of 6)
    21:27
  4. 12.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Hopping, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 4 of 6)
    19:11
  5. 13.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Marketing, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 3 of 6)
    22:53
  6. 14.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Expectations, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 2 of 6)
    21:43
  7. 15.
    BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Book Covers, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 1 of 6)
    23:10
  8. 16.
    #067: Christmas conversations; mindset, rest, lessons, goals, and beards with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks
    1:00:37
  9. 17.
    #066: Victoria LK Williams – Getting cozy with mystery, finding balance between the light and the dark side, and tips for Florida gardening.
    37:28
  10. 18.
    #065: Samantha Frost – Winning NaNoWriMo, writing groups, and the importance of creativity.
    1:13:24
  11. 19.
    #064: Alesha Escobar – Learning from collaboration, writing diverse characters, & learning through fiction.
    42:00
  12. 20.
    #063: Josh Malerman – Definition of an artist, the power of “the end,” and what it means to be a Prolific.
    1:04:06
  13. 21.
    #062: Lucinda E Clark – Living a life worth writing, lessons learned from writing, and falling into what’s right.
    56:13
  14. 22.
    #061: Andy Conduit-Turner – Writing comics, navigating publishing contracts, and choosing the best medium for your story.
    1:08:53
  15. 23.
    #060: Jessie Shedden – Escaping the cult, healing with writing, and empowering others through personal experience.
    41:10
  16. 24.
    #059: Great Writers Scare – Exploring horror with Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, Daniel Willcocks, and John Crinan.
    1:37:15
  17. 25.
    #058: V.S. Holmes – Advocating for queer and disabled representation, winning awards, and collaborative relationships.
    1:00:58
  18. 26.
    #057: Julia Scott – Formatting books the right way, tackling the second novel, and diving into audio.
    42:32
  19. 27.
    #056: Ben Errington – Starting with just a cover, gaining confidence as a writer, and positivity on social media.
    1:12:56
  20. 28.
    #055: Faye Trask – Debut novel writing, finding mentors, and falling in love with learning.
    54:10
  21. 29.
    #054: Jennie Nash – Becoming a book coach, the truth behind the author journey, and the power of integrity.
    1:17:59
  22. 30.
    #053: Ritu Bhathal – “Marriage Unarranged,” setting priorities, and poetry versus prose.
    1:02:29
  23. 31.
    #052: V Castro – Boosting marginalized voices, word counts during lockdown, and writing in the horror genre.
    59:39
  24. 32.
    Bonus Minisode, feat J. Thorn: "9 Things Career Authors Don't Do"
    15:18
  25. 33.
    #051: Autumn Birt – Travelling the world while writing, talking to your characters, and running a business with your partner.
    45:56
  26. 34.
    #050: What single piece of advice would you give to writers to carry them from 2020 into 2021? Feat. Special guests.
    54:41
  27. 35.
    #049: Meg LaTorre – From literary agency to self-publishing, building a platform on YouTube, and finding your niche.
    53:58
  28. 36.
    #048: James Blatch – The many iterations of the first novel, journalism to fiction, and serving authors with podcasts and courses.
    1:06:12
  29. 37.
    #047: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss – Getting started with gay romance fiction, collaboration, and keeping the creative passion burning.
    51:59
  30. 38.
    #046: Iain Rob Wright – Finding success in horror in 2020, effective mailing lists & bringing your spouse into your creative business.
    1:02:10
  31. 39.
    #045: Kristina Rienzi – Pitching through Twitter, the power of perpetual learning & choosing honesty.
    59:39
  32. 40.
    #044: Robert J. Sawyer – How to win awards, The Oppenheimer Alternative, & the evolving publishing approach.
    57:33
  33. 41.
    #043: Gemma Amor – Funding horror through Kickstarter, keeping things simple, and the joy of creation.
    54:09
  34. 42.
    #042: Garrett Robinson – Serializing fantasy, making it through the hard times, and changing the world with fiction.
    1:12:57
  35. 43.
    #041: Daniel Willcocks – “Collaboration for Authors."
    34:11
  36. 44.
    #040: Julie Hiner – Growth through challenge, the welcoming arms of writers, and embracing your genre.
    43:19
  37. 45.
    #039: Jenna Moreci – YouTube for writers, diversifying income streams, and cultivating superfans.
    49:53
  38. 46.
    #038: Drew Starling – The power of short stories, real-time feedback, and emotionally insulating yourself.
    49:45
  39. 47.
    #037: Lindsay Weisner – Finding ‘happy,’ the Neurotic Nourishment podcast, and talking is healing.
    1:00:31
  40. 48.
    #036: Clare Littlemore – Writing dystopian fiction, the power of closing a series, and using trial and error to find your outlining process.
    53:10
  41. 49.
    #035: Mag Dimond – Award-winning memoirs, documenting your life to leave a legacy, and mindfulness for writers.
    52:09
  42. 50.
    #034: Nick Cole – Innovating rapid release, guarding your brand, and giving readers what they want.
    56:10

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