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The Novel Analyst Podcast: Creative Writing Advice & Author Interviews

By Jed Herne

Hi! I’m Jed Herne, and I'm a fantasy author. My books include The Thunder Heist, Fires of the Dead, and Across the Broken Stars. Each episode I analyse a story to help you become a better writer. Sometimes I also interview other authors. Enjoy! jedherne.com novelanalyst.com

  1. 1.
    Introducing: Wizards, Warriors, & Words - my new fantasy writing advice podcast!08/10/2020
    28:02
  2. 2.
    55. [Book Review] Shadows of Self - Mistborn 5 - by Brandon Sanderson06/30/2020
    11:43
  3. 3.
    Q & A with Jed - why I write fantasy, why did I self-publish, and the state of the fantasy genre06/16/2020
    17:41
  4. 4.
    54. [Interview] Gabriel Bergmoser talks about The Hunted, adapting his book into a major movie, and how to write gripping stories06/02/2020
    1:39:59
  5. 5.
    Q & A with Jed Herne - My favourite character, the books that inspired me to start writing, and more05/26/2020
    27:22
  6. 6.
    53. [Interview] Rob J. Hayes – Writing a Fantasy Trilogy, Overcoming Doubts, and The War Eternal05/12/2020
    1:01:00
  7. 7.
    52. [Interview} S. Andrew Swann - Lessons learned from publishing 26 fantasy and sci-fi books05/05/2020
    51:05
  8. 8.
    51. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie - Concrete and Specific Setting Descriptions04/28/2020
    28:08
  1. 9.
    50. Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie - A Simple Way to Craft Compelling Characters04/14/2020
    18:36
  2. 10.
    49. [Interview] Kate Heartfield - Interactive Fiction and The Magician's Workshop03/31/2020
    48:23
  3. 11.
    48. The Magician's Workshop by Kate Heartfield - Lessons from Interactive Fiction03/17/2020
    27:00
  4. 12.
    47. [Interview] Rob J. Hayes on Viking Martial Arts, Achieving Success as a Self-Published Fantasy Author, and Turning Messy Drafts into Great Stories03/03/2020
    57:38
  5. 13.
    Fires of the Dead is FREE for the next 4 days!02/28/2020
    3:35
  6. 14.
    46. Never Die by Rob J. Hayes - Choreographing Excellent Ensemble Casts02/18/2020
    23:19
  7. 15.
    Book Launch Party for Across the Broken Stars by Jed Herne02/12/2020
    1:04:52
  8. 16.
    [Announcement] Across the Broken Stars by Jed Herne is out today!02/04/2020
    6:28
  9. 17.
    45. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin - Crafting a Slow-Burning Narrative02/04/2020
    18:38
  10. 18.
    44. Master of Sorrows by Justin Call - Crafting Compelling Magic Systems01/23/2020
    28:08
  11. 19.
    [Sneak Peek] - Chapter 1 of Across the Broken Stars - My Upcoming Space Fantasy Novel01/19/2020
    21:32
  12. 20.
    43. [Interview] Justin Call - Author of Master of Sorrows - board games, fantasy, and the creative life01/07/2020
    1:01:44
  13. 21.
    8 Top Writing Lessons From 8 Years of Writing12/24/2019
    28:08
  14. 22.
    42. A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix - The Triumph of Humanity12/10/2019
    35:47
  15. 23.
    41. The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding - Nailing the Opening 48 Pages11/26/2019
    32:08
  16. 24.
    40. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - Writing an Amazing Series11/12/2019
    33:13
  17. 25.
    39. Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey - Grounding Stories With Characters10/29/2019
    23:39
  18. 26.
    38 - Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson - Giving Readers Chills10/16/2019
    33:14
  19. 27.
    [Announcement] Win a signed copy of Fires of the Dead + send me your questions!10/11/2019
    2:37
  20. 28.
    37 - Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling – Disguising Exposition10/01/2019
    17:49
  21. 29.
    36 - [Interview] Gareth Hanrahan: World Building, Writing Advice, and Creating a Successful Writing Career09/19/2019
    59:37
  22. 30.
    35 - The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan - World Building for Fantasy Cities09/17/2019
    28:33
  23. 31.
    Special sneak peek! Chapter one of my debut fantasy novella, FIRES OF THE DEAD09/10/2019
    15:21
  24. 32.
    34 - The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough - Creating Emotion09/03/2019
    18:39
  25. 33.
    33 - A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. - Exploring Theme through Structure08/20/2019
    26:52
  26. 34.
    32 - Gabriel Bergmoser Interview - lessons learnt from book deals, movie deals, and becoming a full-time writer08/06/2019
    1:02:06
  27. 35.
    [Announcement] I'm giving away 7 Joe Abercrombie novels for FREE!08/05/2019
    2:37
  28. 36.
    31 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - Using the Relationship Axes to Create Interesting Character Dynamics07/23/2019
    15:20
  29. 37.
    30 - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - Writing Twists07/09/2019
    15:02
  30. 38.
    29 - The Way of Kings - Stormlight Archive book 1 - by Brandon Sanderson - Crafting Epic Fantasy06/25/2019
    17:30
  31. 39.
    Talk isn’t cheap - Quick Storytelling Tips 00506/17/2019
    1:11
  32. 40.
    28 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling - Meaningful Supporting Characters06/11/2019
    17:41
  33. 41.
    … But really, I hated them - Quick Storytelling Tips 00406/10/2019
    1:32
  34. 42.
    Truth in writing - Quick Storytelling Tips 00306/03/2019
    2:48
  35. 43.
    27 - Skulduggery Pleasant - Death Bringer by Derek Landy - The Gap05/28/2019
    16:44
  36. 44.
    Theme is not preaching - Quick Writing Tip 00205/27/2019
    3:14
  37. 45.
    Stay off the nose - Quick Writing Tip 00105/20/2019
    2:57
  38. 46.
    26 - Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling - Ring Structure05/14/2019
    21:43
  39. 47.
    25 - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo - The Art of Setting Descriptions04/30/2019
    34:20
  40. 48.
    24 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams pt. 2 - How to Write Funny04/23/2019
    21:26
  41. 49.
    23 - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams pt. 1 - Why Characters Don't Matter04/16/2019
    15:29
  42. 50.
    22 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Finding your Perfect Prose04/02/2019
    27:39
  43. 51.
    21 - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Meaningful Endings and the Truth03/19/2019
    15:25
  44. 52.
    20 - Elantris by Brandon Sanderson - Avalanche Endings03/05/2019
    18:29
  45. 53.
    19 - Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - The Art of Naming02/19/2019
    17:12
  46. 54.
    18 - Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson - Misfit Characters02/04/2019
    15:10
  47. 55.
    17 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Crafting Compelling Narrators01/21/2019
    20:44
  48. 56.
    16 - Boone Shepard - The Silhouette and the Sacrifice by Gabriel Bergmoser - Writing Awesome Endings01/08/2019
    17:18
  49. 57.
    15 - 2018 in review - Everything I Read, Favourite Books, and Top Writing Lessons01/04/2019
    38:07
  50. 58.
    14 - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes - 6 Steps to make the reader cry12/25/2018
    19:51
  51. 59.
    13 - The Martian by Andy Weir - Problem and Response Story Structure12/11/2018
    18:27
  52. 60.
    12 - Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - Controlling Pacing using Chapters11/27/2018
    15:24
  53. 61.
    11 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling - Narrative Misdirection11/13/2018
    13:54
  54. 62.
    10 - Mistborn The Final Empire - by Brandon Sanderson - Mastering the Grand Skill of Worldbuilding10/30/2018
    23:24
  55. 63.
    9 - The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester - Grounding the Future in the Past10/16/2018
    14:02
  56. 64.
    8 - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Creating Empathy for the Hero10/02/2018
    9:49
  57. 65.
    7 - The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie - Exploring Theme09/18/2018
    24:47
  58. 66.
    6 - Neuromancer by William Gibson - 6 Lessons for Writers09/04/2018
    10:44
  59. 67.
    5 - Gabriel Bergmoser Interview - Windmills, Boone Shepard, Movie Maintenance, and Red Dragon by Thomas Harris09/01/2018
    1:02:20
  60. 68.
    4 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein - Writing an Amazing Midpoint08/21/2018
    8:48
  61. 69.
    3 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling - Creating Suspense Using Question Arcs08/07/2018
    15:16
  62. 70.
    2 - The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie - Characterisation through Contradiction08/07/2018
    16:05
  63. 71.
    1 - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - Making Every Scene Interesting08/07/2018
    23:11
  64. 72.
    0 Novel Analyst Teaser08/06/2018
    2:06

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