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Fiercely Independent Publishing with Louise Walters – Joined Up#138

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Wayne Kelly – The Man, The Myth, The Mediocrity – Joined Up#137

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Emma Curtis – TAKE IT FURTHER – Joined Up#136

SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST Subscribe to the newsletter for free stuff and bonus content here. https://chtbl.com/track/73G45B/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp136.mp3 It’s episode 136 with writer of psychological thriller ‘KEEP HER QUIET’, Emma Curtis. It’s an inspiring chat and another … Continue reading

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DRIVEN TO WRITE with Lauren North – Joined Up Writing #135

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KEEP WRITING UNTIL IT’S GOOD with Christopher Fowler – Joined Up#133

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You Have To Work At It – Susannah Dickey – JoinedUp#132

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Refuse To Go Away with Matt Wallace – Joined Up#131

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The Paralysis of Self Doubt – Mac Rogers – Joined Up#129

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I Have To Write – Jackie Kabler – Joined Up Writing Episode 128

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World Building with Maram Taibah – Joined Up#127

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Laura Zigman – Trust Your Instincts – Joined Up 126

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Jessica Anthony – How’s The Writing? – Joined Up#125

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Pitching Your Book and Honing Your Story with Kate Harrison – Joined Up#123

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Be Willing To Improve with Steve Cavanagh – Joined Up#122

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Tell Yourself “I’m a writer!” with Rod Duncan – Joined Up#120

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A Twenty Year Overnight Success Story – Rosanna Amaka – Joined Up#119

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp119.mp3 It’s episode 119 with Rosanna Amaka, telling us about her highly original debut novel The Book Of Echoes and her fascinating journey into writing and eventual publication. Rosanna has lots to say about perseverance and telling a story that’s … Continue reading

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Turn and Burn – CJ Walley Returns – Joined Up Writing 118

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp118.mp3 It’s episode 118 with screenwriter, CJ Walley talking about his amazing journey from lone UK based screenwriter, to a writer for hire flying out to Hollywood for a 6 week shoot of his film. We’ll be digging into what … Continue reading

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Take Writing Seriously, But Not Yourself – Karen Heenan – Joined Up#116

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp116.mp3 It’s episode 116 with Karen Heenan talking about her debut Historical Fiction novel, Songbird. Karen explains how she broke through via Twitter, tells us about her writing process and the joy of breaking free of her cubicle prison! Karen … Continue reading

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You Have To Love Your Characters – Bill Beverly – Joined Up#115

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Writing Tutor, Bead Roberts – JU#53

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp53.mp3 Today’s episode is an interview with Bead Roberts, a fascinating writer and tutor with years of experience and knowledge to share on writing short stories, using life experience in your work and why you should never be afraid to … Continue reading

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Nathan o’Hagan Interview – Never Give Up Joined Up #50

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp50.mp3 It’s episode 50 – yes, a real landmark for us, our 50th full length episode, just over 2 years since we started this little podcast. We’ve had loads of fantastic guests along the way and today is no exception … Continue reading

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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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Sarah Hilary – BritCrime Special – Joined Up 46

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp46.mp3 “You can always write a better book.” – Sarah Hilary. After a little break (sorry, we’ve both been very busy!) here is a little treat for you – a great interview with Sarah Hilary, author of the Marnie Rome … 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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Self-publishing sucks, right? – Joined Up#45

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp45.mp3 Self-publishing sucks, right? Well, actually, no, but a recent article by Ros Barber in The Guardian seemed to be making that assertion so we decided to give our reaction to it. Understandably, Leah in particular has some very strong … Continue reading

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Mental Well Being and your writing – Joined Up#44

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp44.mp3 After a very long break – sorry about that, folks – we’re back with a catch up episode and a chat about how your mental well being can impact your work, using Leah’s recent ups and downs as a … 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 – 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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Writer Interview with Laura Wilkinson – Joined Up #43

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp43.mp3 Episode 43 of the show brings us another special guest with writer, Laura Wilkinson who tells us about her latest novel, Redemption Song as well as a fantastic writer’s conference she’s helping to organize – Beach Hut Writing Academy … 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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Cosy Crime Writer Jackie Kabler – Joined Up #42

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp42.mp3 It’s episode 42 and today we’ve got another fantastic guest in Jackie Kabler – TV journalist, presenter and now published crime author. Really looking forward to chatting to Jackie about her latest book, how she fits in her writing … Continue reading

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Editing Options for Self Publishers – Joined Up Writing Episode 21

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Self Publishing for Beginners – Joined Up Writing Episode 20

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp20.mp3 Keep sharing the show & please give us your feedback. Remember, this is YOUR SHOW – keep tweeting us, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and let’s get Joined Up! Co-host Leah has been successfully self … Continue reading

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Joined Up Writing – Episode 17 – Writing a Series Vs Writing a Novel

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Joined Up Writing – Ep16 – Plotting Your Story

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Joined Up Writing – Ep15 – Beta Readers

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Joined Up Writing Ep 14 – Characterisation

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Joined Up Writing Episode 12 – Writing Fit and Staying Healthy

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Joined Up Writing Episode 11 – How to use social media

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp11.mp3 New to social media or an old hand? Either way, we talk Twitter, Facebook, blogging, and Goodreads, giving you tips and advice on how to get the best from your online profiles. Referencing the excellent advice of Kristen Lamb … Continue reading

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Joined Up Writing – Episode 10 – Philip K Dick Shortlisted Author, Rod Duncan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp10.mp3 In this week’s show we were lucky enough to interview Rod Duncan, author of Steampunk/Alternate History novel, The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter. The book has been shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award, the winner of which is announced on … Continue reading

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Joined Up Writing – Episode 9 – Writing Competions

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp9.mp3 This week’s episode has Leah and Wayne chatting about Writing Competitions. Why enter them? Where can you find them? And what should you bear in mind before you start sending your pieces out in to the world? We give … Continue reading

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Joined Up Writing – Episode 8 – Vampires and Horror with Daniel Ribot

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp8.mp3 In our first ‘in-person’ recording of the show (we usually record via Google Hangouts) we were lucky enough to be joined in the studio by writer, Daniel Ribot – author of Stalin-era vampire adventure ‘Vampsov 1938:A Spectre Haunting Europe’. … Continue reading

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Joined Up Writing Podcast Episode 7 – Genre Writing – Interview with Film Maker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp7.mp3 This show talks about genre writing. Why do certain genres get a bad rep from critics and the wider public? Featuring an interview with Marc Hamill, writer and director of British Grindhouse film, The Wrong Floor. It’s Marc’s debut … Continue reading

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