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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Nathan O’Hagan Returns – Joined Up #57

Leah is going to be taking a bit of a break from co-hosting duties for a while, but I would encourage you to go and check out her Smut With Brains series over on YouTube.

Meanwhile,  it’s episode 57 and a bit of a relaunch of the show – complete with a new theme tune and everything.

Today’s guest is Nathan O’Hagan, returning to the show after chatting to us earlier in the year. Check out that episode 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.

We have a new feature – The BBC (Book Bloggers Corner) – where a book blogger gives us a three minute book review. This week author and blogger, Aimee Brown reviewed ‘I Have Never’ by Camilla Isley. Aimee blogs over at Lovechicklit.com but she also has her own author website authoraimeebrown.com where you can find details about the upcoming release of her own debut novel, Little Gray Dress and in fact, Aimee will be a guest on the show in a couple of weeks time, so look out for that.

We also made time for Tweets of The Week and would also ask you to look out for the new short bonus episodes – The Epilogue – in between the main shows.

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Book Bloggers Needed!

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If this is your first time here, Joined Up Writing is a regular free podcast featuring long-form interviews with writers plus loads of writing tips and advice. We’ve been established since 2015 and you can find our archive here. We’re always looking for ways to add more content and value to the show, so . . .

Book Bloggers – We Need YOU!

We’re looking to introduce a new 5 minute book review segment to the show, and would love to feature a variety of book bloggers and genres. Do you run a regular book review blog? Are you looking to grow your audience and reach new readers? Would you like to add another dimension to your posts, with a review that your audience can hear as well as read? Yes? Then this could be the perfect opportunity.

How will it work?

The idea is that during each show we will introduce a segment for a quick book review – it will have it’s own jingle and everything! Your recorded review (5 mins or less) will be inserted into the show. We’ll tell our listeners who you are, where they can find your other posts and will promote any other projects you are currently working on or passionate about.

What type of reviews are we looking for?

Initially, we are focusing on Fiction, with the caveat that we would be interested in Non-Fiction reviews if the book in question related to the craft of writing or publishing in some way. We are not precious about genres, but are keen to ‘Join Up’ with a wide range of bloggers to ensure we can cater for all of our listeners.

What you will need to provide . . .

We would require you to record your review and supply us with a WAV or AIF sound file with low compression. The file size will be relatively large, but you can use a free service like WeTransfer to send them over. We appreciate that not everyone will have radio quality recording equipment, but as long as the audio is clear and free of extraneous noise or music, it should be fine for us to work with. The review itself can simply be based on one of your existing or upcoming posts – in fact, this is a great way to lead potential new readers to your blog. Our only request is that you deliver the reviews with energy and enthusiasm

Tempted?

If this sounds like something you would love to try, then please drop us a line by emailing me waynekelly [at] mglmedia [dot] tv Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do, as well as giving us a link to your blog and Twitter profiles. Maybe you aren’t a blogger yourself but know someone who might be interested? Please feel free to share the post.

Our whole ethos is about ‘Joining Up’ with other writers, bloggers and creatives, so why not get in touch to help us to continue to build a network and resource that encourages and inspires everyone.

Have any other ideas for content you’d like us to add to the show? Want to give us feedback on previous shows? Leave a comment below, Tweet us and let’s get Joined Up!

 

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Scrivener Tips & Editing with Anne Rainbow – JU56

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Author, Editor & Scrivener Guru, Anne Rainbow

It’s episode 56 and today’s guest is going to be giving us a great introduction to a piece of software that we are both huge fans of – Scrivener – as we get to chat to writer, editor and creator of the fantastic ScrivenerVirgin and RedPen blog, Anne Rainbow.

Anne began her writing career almost 40 years ago, writing several educational text books before becoming a teacher and freelance editor, and eventually setting up her own publishing services company. She moved onto fiction later on, found the joys of NanoWriMo and went on to write a great book called Editing The RedPen Way. More recently Anne created the brilliant ScrivenerVirgin blog, which we highly recommend you take a look at.

Anne is soon to launch her RedPen Mentoring scheme – you can find more details here.

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Steph Broadribb – Thriller Writer JU#55

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It’s episode 55 and we’ve got such a great guest again today with crime writer, reviewer and trained bounty-hunter, Steph Broadribb dropping in for a chat.

Although Steph is a fairly newly published author, if you’re a fan of the genre, there’s a good chance you are already familiar with her work under her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl, having blogged regular book reviews for several years. But in November 2016, her debut novel, an action-packed crime thriller called Deep Down Dead, was published by Orenda Books. She’s already beavering away on a sequel, as well as other titles in a series of police procedurals for Trapeze Books, using one of her other alter egos, Stephanie Marland.

You can follow her on Twitter @crimethrillgirl, read her crime fiction reviews over at Crime Thriller Girl and, of course, go and buy Deep Down Dead, which I highly recommend.

Steph has so many great Writing tips and her own journey to publication is fascinating.

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Armley Press Publisher Mick McCann -JU#54

It’s episode 54 and today we’re chatting to writer and self-styled Punk Publisher, Mick McCann.

Mick has written books including How Leeds Changed The World and Coming Out As A Bowie Fan in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and after becoming disillusioned with the way the traditional publishing industry sometimes works, decided to go his own way and set up Armley Press in 2008. Since then Armley’s punk ethos and passion for finding edgy new voices has led to them publishing new talents like recent guests MW Leeming and Nathan O’Hagan.

Mick tweets at @MickMcCann01 and you can find more about Armley Press here. You should also go and check out the short film on YouTube Mick Mentions during our chat.

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