About the Beyond the Words Podcast

Join Holly and an assorted cast of authors as they discuss the best way to write, publish and promote the novel within you. Every week we cover a different topic, to help you along your writing journey. Tune in every Thursday for new episodes (Also available on iTunes, Spreaker, iHeart Radio and TuneIn, for your listening convenience)!

Show List

Chapter 1 - Before We Begin

Episode 1: Deciding Why to Write, with Patricia Leslie
Episode 2: Coping with perfectionism
Episode 3: Your writing area
Episode 4: Finding the time to write
Episode 5: Developing characters, with Tracy Joyce
Episode 6: Settings and conflicts, with JE Cammon
Episode 7: Crafting a plot, with Belinda Crawford
Episode 8: Researching your story, with Joseph Hirsch

Chapter 2 – Mechanics

Episode 9: Crafting a beginning, with James Owen
Episode 10: You've set off on your adventure – now what?, with Ivana L. Truglio
Episode 11: The first conflict, with Felicity Banks
Episode 12: Initiating change in your characters, with B. Lynn Goodwin
Episode 13: Character development, with Matt Pike
Episode 14: The Final Battle, with Jeffery E. Doherty
Episode 15: The Return Home, with Lauren McKeller
Episode 16: The HEA/HFN: Can you finish a book without one?, with Brantwijn Serrah
Episode 17: Planning for a sequel, with Kathryn Berryman

Chapter 3 – Techniques

Episode 18: The Dialogue-Description Balance, with Alan Baxter
Episode 19: Clichés, with Duncan Smith
Episode 20: Archetypes, with Maren Robison
Episode 21: Building the Villain You Love to Hate
Episode 22: Dialogue and Dialogue Tags
Episode 23: Excessive Exposition and Infodumping
Episode 24: Finding the End of your Series
Episode A: Transitioning from Fiction to Non-Fiction: Why, with Maren Robison

Chapter 4 - Polishing Your Book

Episode 25: The Rewrite
Episode 26: Finding those pesky mistakes, with Carolyn Denman
Episode 27: Grammar
Episode 28: World Building
Episode B: Spin-offs, with L. L. Hunter
Episode 29: My hero is a sook – help!, with Matthew Soall
Episode 30: Finding a Beta Reader
Episode C: Relating to your editor, with Nikki Andrews

Chapter 5 - Publishing

Episode 31: I've written a book! Now what?, with Carly Marino
Episode 32: Beginning the Search
Episode 33: Query Letter, Cover Letter, Synopsis, Sample
Episode 34: Dealing with Rejection, with Clare Rhoden
Episode 35: Self-publishing – Is It Worth It?, with Jodie Pierce
Episode 36: Covers and Blurbs
Episode 37: Amazon and Other Self-publishing Tools, with Kevin Tumlinson
Episode 38: Reviewing Books, with B. Lynn Goodwin
Episode 39: Coping with Bad Reviews, with Laurie Forest
Episode 40: Rewriting to Feedback, with Jason Franks

Chapter 6 – Promotion

Episode 41: Life After Publishing, with Mirren Hogan
Episode 42: Basics of Promotion: How & Where, with Angela Page
Episode 43: Paying for Promotion – Yay or Nay?, with Alan Baxter
Episode D: Bestseller Lists
Episode 44: Marketing in the Modern World, with Isobel Blackthorne
Episode 45: The Art of the Marketing Giveaway, with Russell Nohelty
Episode 46: Mailing Lists, with Andre Gonzalez
Episode 47: Physical vs Online Sales, with Kathryn Berryman
Episode E: Dealing with Pirates
Episode 48: Book Tours and Author Appearances, with L. J. M. Owen
Episode 49: The Dreaded Convention, with Rachel Le Rossignol
Episode 50: Crowdfunded Publishing, with Jacqui Castle

Chapter 7 – Author Notes

Episode 51: Supporting the Indie Scene, with Naomi Eccles-Smith
Episode 52: Awards and other Promotional Recognition, with Devin Madson
Episode 53: Music and Fiction
Episode 54: Adapting Your Work

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