Category Archives: TMT

Flash Fiction – TMT#32

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT31.mp3 This is a very quick introduction to and overview of Flash Fiction. What is it? How do you go about writing it? And what can you do with it? Ok, first things first. What is it? Well our old … Continue reading

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Writing can be lonely! TMT#31

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp31.mp3 In the second of a new TMT mini-series, Leah looks at the solitary nature of Writing and what you can do to stave off some of the feelings of loneliness and detachment that can set in after long bouts … Continue reading

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Writing Sane & Healthy – TMT#30

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp30.mp3 In the first of a new Two Minute Tip mini-series, Leah looks at the role of mental and physical health in your writing life and gives an introduction in to upcoming episodes. This series was inspired by the reaction … Continue reading

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Self Publishing – Formatting a Paperback – TMT#29

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp29.mp3 Formatting your paperback book is the subject of today’s TMT – Two Minute Tip. Leah gives you the knowledge to format your very own paperback, using online tools. Leah has been self-publishing for several years. To find out what … Continue reading

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Self Publishing – Formatting an E-Book – TMT#28

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp28.mp3 How to format your e-book is the subject of today’s TMT – Two Minute Tip. Leah gives you the low down on how to use the right tools to format the electronic version of your book. Leah has been … Continue reading

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Self Publishing – Creating a book cover – TMT#27

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp27.mp3 How to create a book cover is the subject of today’s TMT – Two Minute Tip. Leah gives her advice on what options you have to make your self-published books look professional and stand out from the crowd. Leah … Continue reading

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Self Publishing Tips – CreateSpace – TMT#26

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp26.mp3 CreateSpace provides free tools to help you self-publish and distribute your books, and is also the subject of today’s TMT – Two Minute Tip. Leah tells you what it is and how to get started with this powerful tool … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing for Beginners – Smashwords – TMT#25

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp25.mp3 In the second of a short TMT series on Self-Publishing, today’s Two Minute Tip looks at Smashwords – a useful tool that makes it easy to publish your work across multiple platforms. Leah explains what it is and gives … Continue reading

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Self Publishing for beginners – KDP tips – TMT#24

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp24.mp3 In the first of a short TMT series on Self-Publishing, today’s Two Minute Tip looks at KDP – Amazon’s self publishing platform for Kindle. Leah explains what it is and gives a quick overview of its features. Leah has … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo Special TMT Part 5 -Editing Your Novel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp23.mp3 So, another Nanowrimo finishes and hopefully you are sitting there with at least 50,000 words of a new manuscript. Maybe you didn’t quite hit 50k –  it doesn’t matter. You’ve got the beginnings of a new book and now … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo Special TMT Part 4 – Cheating without cheating!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp22.mp3 Today, we’re looking at cheating! Ok, not really cheating – as my dad always used to tell me – the only person you’ll be cheating is yourself. No, by cheating, I just mean a couple of things you can … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo Special TMT Part 3 – Help! I’m Stuck!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp21.mp3 This is part 3 of a TMT mini-series all about Nanowrimo – or National Novel Writing Month which takes place every November. Today we’re looking at what to do when you get stuck. If you’ve been following along and … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo Special Part 2 – Keep The Words Flowing – TMT#20

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp20.mp3 This is part 2 of our TMT mini-series all about Nanowrimo – or National Novel Writing Month which takes place every November. Today we give you some tips to keep the words flowing against the clock. 1667 words. Every … Continue reading

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Nanowrimo Special Part 1 – TMT#19

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp19.mp3 In part 1 of a TMT mini-series, Wayne gives you the lowdown on Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month which takes place every November. What is it? It’s a free to enter challenge in which participants set themselves the … Continue reading

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Scrivener – The Writing Software You NEED to use! – TMT#18

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp18.mp3 Wayne sings the praises of the piece of software that can transform your writing and take your productivity and creativity to the next level – Scrivener. If you need help getting started, Wayne got started after watching a short … Continue reading

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Relax! Writing with Children Pt5 – TMT#17

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp17.mp3 In the final part of her TMT mini-series, Leah adds the last piece of the puzzle when Writing with Children – Relax! Do what you need to get through your days and get the work done. Share your ideas … Continue reading

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Ask for Help! Writing with Children Pt4 – TMT#16

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp16.mp3 As a writing mum, Leah has bags of experience when it comes to being productive, despite the pressures of having two young children in the house. In part four of her mini series of TMTs, Leah explains why sometimes … Continue reading

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Writing with Children Around – Part 3 – TMT#15

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp15.mp3 In the third part of her mini-series on the perils of writing with small children in the house, Leah’s advice this week is simple: Slow it down! Don’t beat yourself up and expect that sometimes it will take you … Continue reading

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Writing with Children Around Part 2 – TMT#14

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp14.mp3 Having children around when you’re writing is no excuse for not getting a few words down. In today’s Two Minute Tip and part 2 of ‘Writing with Children’, Leah has some useful tips to distract the kids – even … Continue reading

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Writing With Children Part 1 – TMT#13

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp13.mp3 Writing with children in the house can be very tricky. In today’s Two Minute Tip, Leah gives the first in her ‘Working with Children’ TMTs. Don’t want to murderize your partner? Then you need to plan and get your … Continue reading

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Keep a Writing Journal – TMT#12

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp12.mp3 Keep a Writing Journal to increase your productivity and the quality of your prose. A writing journal is just a simple way to keep track of what you write, how you write and when you write it. It can … Continue reading

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Write Better – Change It Up! TMT#11

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp11.mp3 ONE TIP IN TWO MINUTES! Is your writing in a rut? Are you feeling stale and stilted? Only one thing to do – CHANGE IT UP! Leah has some quick tips to turn your prose purple once more and … Continue reading

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TMT#10 – Write What You Know?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp10.mp3 Leah with some advice around the old adage ‘Write what you know’. Just how literally should you take that advice – if at all? Keep sharing, reviewing and giving us your ideas for the show.

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TMT#9 – Writing to Music!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp9.mp3 Writing inspiration and advice in two minutes. Today Leah gives the low down on how music can set the tone and inspire your writing. Don’t forget to share!

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TMT#8 – IDEAS!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp8.mp3   Today, Leah serves up plenty of tips to help you come up with new ideas for your writing. Be inspired – don’t wait for that mythical muse!

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TMT#7 – Best Writing Podcasts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMTEp7.mp3 Wayne gives a quick run down of other great podcasts that you can listen to during the commute, out walking or in the gym – all designed to improve your skills and inspire you to success. Here are the … Continue reading

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TMT#6 – Treat Yourself!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT6.mp3 Leah gives the benefits of rewarding yourself when you hit those writing goals. Look out for regular TMTs in between episodes of the main show and let us know which topics you’d like us to tackle in future shows. … Continue reading

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TMT#5 – Interview Your Characters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT4.mp3 Wayne gives a quick and quirky way to write more rounded, interesting characters – by interviewing them! Look out for regular TMTs in between episodes of the main show and let us know which topics you’d like us to … Continue reading

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TMT#4 – Read It Out!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT5.mp3 Leah explains her tip to improve your drafts immeasurably – read your work aloud. Look out for regular TMTs in between episodes of the main show and let us know which topics you’d like us to tackle in future … Continue reading

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TMT#3 – Getting Back On Track

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT3.mp3   This TMT topic was suggested by Tasha on Twitter (@MetaCookBook). Tasha wanted to know what to do when you lose your way half way through a chapter or scene. Wayne has a few techniques to get you back … Continue reading

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TMT#2 – Getting Organised

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT2.mp3 Episode 2 of our Two Minute Tips (TMT) Series. Here Leah gives some killer tips on getting organised to increase your productivity and improve your writing. Look out for regular TMTs in between episodes of the main show and … Continue reading

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Two Minute Tip (TMT)#1 – 5 Stages of Self-Editing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpTMT1.mp3   In the first of our Two Minute Tips (TMT) Series, Leah outlines the 5 key stages of Self-Editing. Look out for regular TMTs in between episodes of the main show and let us know which topics you’d like … Continue reading

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