BONUS – Aimee Brown on Antagonists – EPILOGUE

The Epilogue is our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews.

Today it’s the turn of American debut novelist, Aimee Brown. Aimee’s full interview precedes this one, so if you’ve got the time, I’d recommend you go and have a listen. But for our little bonus round, I wanted to chat to Aimee about how she found writing the antagonist in her book. We all love to write a good villain, right? Remember – DON’T BE ‘A GRETA!’

Thanks again to Aimee and if you’re a fan of romantic comedies or ChickLit, you should definitely go and check out her book Little Gray Dress, published by Crooked Cat.

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Aimee Brown on ChickLit – Joined Up #60

It’s episode 60 and today we’ve got an interview with debut novelist, Aimee Brown – giving her perspective on being a first time author, writing ChickLit and how she spent years learning the ropes as a book blogger.

Aimee is a writer and an avid reader of ChickLit. She spends much of her time writing, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She spent several years building up a network of writer friends and contacts, blogging over at LoveChickLit, before finally getting her own book out into the world, with Little Gray Dress which was published by Crooked Cat in August of this year.

You can find more about Aimee at AuthorAimeeBrown or follow her on Twitter @authoraimeeb.

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BONUS – Simon Toyne on Writing A Series of Novels

The Epilogue is our new extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews.

In this extra bonus conversation, last week’s guest Simon Toyne gives the lowdown on what it takes to write a series of novels. Simon has written two series so far, with his Solomon Creed books and The Sanctus Trilogy.

Simon also presents a new true crime TV show ‘Written In Blood’ which started on CBS Reality on September 3rd.

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Simon Toyne – Solomon Creed Author – JU#59

It’s episode 59 and today we’ve got a brilliant interview with best-selling author, Simon Toyne telling us about how he left a lucrative job in TV to write his first novel and now, 5 books and 6 six years later, one of his books has been optioned for TV and he’s fronting his own upcoming TV series, interviewing crime writers about the true crime inspirations behind their own books.

Simon is the internationally bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogySanctus, The Key and The Tower. – and also the Solomon Creed series, which has been optioned by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company and is currently being developed as a major new TV series.

He is also producer and host of ‘Written in Blood’, a ten part, true crime series for CBS where bestselling crime writers explore the true crimes that inspired their own work. The show debuts in the UK on CBS Reality this coming Sunday, September 3rd at 10pm and continues for the next 10 weeks.

You can find more about Simon and his projects over at his website, including details of his latest release, The Boy Who Saw. He tweets @simontoyne.

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BONUS – Angela Ackerman – Epilogue#58

In this bonus chat with last week’s guest, Angela Ackerman, we give a practical example of how useful Angela’s ‘Setting Thesaurus’ collection can be, by applying it to one of the locations from my own upcoming crime novel, ‘Safe Hands’.

Angela Ackerman is a bestselling author, writing coach, and international speaker. Her unique thesaurus books are available in multiple languages, are sourced by universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. Angela also co-founded the popular Writers Helping Writers® site, a hub for writers to hone their craft, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library filled with unique tools, resources, and a massive description database to help writers elevate their storytelling.

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Emotion Thesaurus Author Angela Ackerman – Joined Up#58

It’s episode 58 and today’s chat is with Angela Ackerman – co-author of the brilliant writing reference book “The Emotion Thesaurus” and the whole Thesaurus series covering everything from Setting to Texture in your fiction. I had a great chat with Angela, speaking all the way from Canada.

Angela Ackerman is a bestselling author, writing coach, and international speaker. Her unique thesaurus books are available in multiple languages, are sourced by universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. Angela also co-founded the popular Writers Helping Writers® site, a hub for writers to hone their craft, as well as One Stop for Writers®, an innovative online library filled with unique tools, resources, and a massive description database to help writers elevate their storytelling.

Today’s Book Blogger’s Corner came courtesy of Katherine Sunderland over at bibliomaniacuk.co.uk. She reviewed They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen. Follow Katherine on twitter @KatherineSunde3 and check out her blog here too.

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BONUS – Nathan O’Hagan – The Epilogue

In the first of our new shorter bonus episodes – THE EPILOGUE -we delve deeper with an extra talking point not covered in our main author interviews.

Last week’s guest, Nathan O’Hagan talks about the difficulties of motivating yourself to write around the pressures of life and work. If you haven’t done so yet, go and check out Nathan’s full interview here.

After spending most of his teens and twenties in various unsuccessful bands, Nathan eventually turned his hand to writing.  In 2013 he self published a short fiction collection, “Purge”. A year later his first completed novel, “The World Is (Not) A Cold Dead Place” was published by Armley Press. He’s also written a screenplay and another series of short stories which he may self publish in the future. He regularly writes features and reviews for the online fanzine God Is In The TV and his latest psychological thriller, Out Of The City is available on Amazon He’s recently started his own small press – Obliterati with fellow author and friend of the show, MW Leeming.

Follow Nathan on Twitter or check out his Facebook page here.

How do you motivate yourself to write? Do you struggle to balance Writing with other life and work committments? Share your thoughts in the comments below or get in touch on Twitter.

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