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BONUS – Podcast Recommendations with Matt Wesolowski – Epilogue

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp74Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue – number 74 –  our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Matt Wesolowski, and if you haven’t listened to his full … Continue reading

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Hydra Writer Matt Wesolowski – Joined UP#74

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp74.mp3 Episode 74 brings us Matt Wesolowski talking about his latest book, Hydra – a creepy Crime-Horror crossover based around a fictional podcast. There’ll also be time for another trip to Book Blogger’s Corner with show regular, Katherine Sunderland reviewing … Continue reading

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BONUS – Why We Love Psychological Thrillers with Sam Carrington – Epilogue#73

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp73epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue – number 73 –  our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Sam Carrington, and if you haven’t listened to her full … Continue reading

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Sam Carrington – Psychological Thriller Writer – Joined Up#73

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp73.mp3 It’s episode 73 – with Psychological Thriller writer, Sam Carrington. We’ve also got another review in Book Blogger’s Corner from one of our regular reviewers, BiblioManiac, AKA Katherine Sunderland. Sam lives in Devon with her husband and three children. … Continue reading

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BONUS – Crowdfunding Tips from Claire Handscombe – Epilogue#72

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp72Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue, our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Claire Handscombe, and if you haven’t listened to her full interview I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Unbound Crowdfunding with Debut Novelist Claire Handscombe

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp72.mp3 It’s episode 72 and today I’m talking to debut novelist, podcaster and crowd funder extraordinaire, Claire Handscombe. I’ve also got a new review from one of our dynamic duo of book bloggers, Victoria Goldman in Book Blogger’s Corner. Claire … Continue reading

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BONUS – Richard Rippon – Should you write everyday? Epilogue #71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp71Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue, our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Richard Rippon, and if you haven’t listened to his full interview I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Richard Rippon on Writing Serial Killers – Joined UP#71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp71.mp3 It’s episode 71 – with Thriller writer, Richard Rippon. We’ve got another review in Book Blogger’s Corner from one of our regular bloggers, BiblioManiac, Katherine Sunderland. We’ve also got a new occasional feature I’m trying called ‘Listener Spotlight’ where … Continue reading

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BONUS – Marnie Riches on Self-Doubt – The Epilogue#70

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp70Epi.mp3 Welcome to The Epilogue, our quick listen in-betweeny episodes featuring an extra question or topic not covered in our main guest interviews. This week it’s Marnie Riches, and if you haven’t listened to her full interview I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Marnie Riches on Mancunian Noir and Gritty Thrillers – Joined Up#70

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp70.mp3 It’s episode 70 that brings you a fascinating chat with gritty Thriller writer, Marnie Riches talking about her own unique writing journey and the background to her George McKenzie and Manchester Gangland books. We’ve also got another review in … Continue reading

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BONUS! Author Marketing with Tony Schumacher – Epilogue#69

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp69Epi.mp3 Yes, it’s the Epilogue, our bonus inbetween episodes, little quick listens containing an extra question or topic not covered in the original interview. This week it’s a follow up with AltHistory writer, Tony Schumacher talking about why authors need … Continue reading

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Tony Schumacher – Funny & Inspiring Writer – Joined Up Writing#69

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp69.mp3 it’s episode 69 with guest Tony Schumacher. Tony writes the John Rossett Alternate History series set in a 1940’s where England lost the second world war. Aside from being a fantastic writer, Tony is a funny and inspiring bloke … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes with Bonnie Macbird – Joined Up#68

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp68a.mp3 It’s episode 68 and the first of 2018, starting the year with a cracking interview with Bonnie MacBird, who writes new Sherlock Holmes novels. Bonnie has years of experience as a Hollywood writer and has loads to say about … Continue reading

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BONUS – Christmas Epilogue with Claire Fuller & Steve Turnbull

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp67EpiXmas.mp3 Our epilogue shows are usually quick listen shows featuring a bonus question from the previous week’s guest, but today is a bumper Christmas Bonus show where we have not one but two guests for your listening pleasure. First up … Continue reading

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Claire Fuller Interview – Joined Up #67

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp67.mp3 It’s episode 67 bringing you a fascinating chat with literary writer, Claire Fuller. Claire has loads to say about her journey to publication, her book and how she goes about writing and editing her novels. Claire is a writer … Continue reading

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BONUS! Thriller Writer Kate Medina – Joined Up Epilogue#66

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp66Epi.mp3 Yes, it’s the Epilogue, our bonus inbetween episodes, little quick listens containing an extra question or topic not covered in the original interview. This week it’s the turn of Thriller writer, Kate Medina. If you missed it, you can … Continue reading

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Kate Medina Thriller Writer – Joined Up #66

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp66.mp3 It’s episode 66 – with Thriller writer, Kate Medina joining us for today’s interview. Kate is a fascinating guest and had loads to say about why and how she writes, her characters, inspiration and her journey to publication. We’ve … Continue reading

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Joanna Penn on Healthy Writing – The Epilogue#65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp65Epi.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews.You can find Joanna’s full interview here. Joanna is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as … Continue reading

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The Creative Penn – Joanna Penn Interview – Joined Up#65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp65.mp3 It’s episode 65 and I’m really excited to be bringing you an interview with the inspirational, indie-publishing powerhouse that is Joanna Penn. I’m so chuffed to have Joanna on the show and, as you’d expect, she has loads of … Continue reading

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BONUS – Rachel Amphlett – Epilogue#64

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp64Epi.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews.You can find Rachel’s main interview here. Today, I chat to Rachel about one of her side projects on storytelling platform, … Continue reading

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Indie Author Rachel Amphlett – Joined Up #64

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp64.mp3 It’s episode 64 and we have an inspiring conversation with Rachel Amphlett, Indie Author of the Dan Taylor Espionage series, The Kay Hunter crime series and other standalone projects too. Her output and work ethic is amazing and she … Continue reading

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BONUS – William Shaw – Get Writing! Epilogue#63

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp63Epilog.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews. Today it’s Breen and Tozer author, William Shaw. Check out William’s full interview here. Before becoming a crime writer, William … Continue reading

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William Shaw Interview – Joined Up#63

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp63.mp3 It’s episode 63 and today I’m bringing you a brilliant conversation I had with William Shaw, author of the excellent Breen and Tozer series of novels set in late 60’s London, not to mention a bunch of other contemporary … Continue reading

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BONUS – Authenticity in Crime Fiction – Matt Johnson – The Epilogue

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp62Epilog.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews. Today it’s Thriller author, Matt Johnson In the late 70’s, Matt served as a soldier from and throughout the 80’s … Continue reading

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Cop turned Writer, Matt Johnson – Joined Up#62

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp62.mp3 Episode 62 brings us a fascinating chat with ex soldier, ex policeman and now writer, Matt Johnson. We also have a return of Book Blogger’s Corner with a review from Victoria Goldman. In the late 70’s, Matt served as … Continue reading

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BONUS – Creative Writing Advice – Melanie McGrath – The Epilogue

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp61Epilog.mp3 The Epilogue – our extra ‘quick-hit’ of chat, featuring a bonus question not included in our main guest interviews. Today, Melanie McGrath joins us for some bonus chat. As a teacher of Creative Writing, Melanie has lots of advice … Continue reading

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BONUS – Aimee Brown on Antagonists – EPILOGUE

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp60Epilog.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Aimee Brown on ChickLit – Joined Up #60

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp60.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Simon Toyne – Solomon Creed Author – JU#59

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp59.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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BONUS – Angela Ackerman – Epilogue#58

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp58epilog.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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BONUS – Nathan O’Hagan – The Epilogue

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp57EPILOG.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Nathan O’Hagan Returns – Joined Up #57

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp57amend.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Book Bloggers Needed! – UPDATED

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 … Continue reading

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Scrivener Tips & Editing with Anne Rainbow – JU56

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp56.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Steph Broadribb – Thriller Writer JU#55

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp55.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Armley Press Publisher Mick McCann -JU#54

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp54.mp3 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 … Continue reading

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Thriller Writer MW Leeming Interview – Joined Up #51

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUp51.mp3 It’s episode 51 and we’ve got yet another great guest today with thriller writer MW Leeming. MW Leeming (known as Wayne to friends and family) has been writing since early teens. Wayne’s heart has always been with creative pursuits; … 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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LifeAfter Podcast Writer Mac Rogers – Joined Up#49

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp49.mp3 It’s episode 49 – almost at that half century – and today is a landmark episode because we have our first international guest in the award-winning playwright and writer of one of my favourite audio dramas – the LifeAfter … Continue reading

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From Story Idea To Reader – Patsy Collins Interview – JU#48

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp48.mp3 It’s episode 48 and today we’re lucky enough to have writer, Patsy Collins on the show. Patsy has loads of experience with long and short fiction and has also just released an excellent book packed full of useful writing … Continue reading

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Writing for Low Budget Films – Marc Hamill – Joined Up #47

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp47.mp3 Have you shared the show with at least one of your friends? If not, why not?! It’s Episode 47 and today we’ve got a great little catch-up interview with previous guest, filmmaker, Marc Hamill (not Luke Skywalker!) who has … 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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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Literary Agent Madeleine Milburn Interview – Joined Up#38

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp38.mp3 Top literary Agent, Madeleine Milburn from Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency joins us with loads of insight in to her job, how an agent can add value to your career and work – as well as helpful tips on getting … 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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Graphic Novelist Hannah Berry Interview – Joined Up #37

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp37.mp3 Graphic Novelist, Hannah Berry joins us to talk about her work, process and thoughts on the medium of comics. ‘Comics are a medium – not a genre!’ – Hannah Berry Hannah Berry is a graphic novelist, but also a … Continue reading

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Writing Conferences and Events – Are They Worth It? JoinedUp#36

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp36.mp3 Writing conferences and events can be a big investment of your time and money, but are they worth it? We talk about the different types of event that you may consider attending and what you can expect to achieve. … 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 POVs – First, Second or Third? – Joined Up Writing#35

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp35.mp3 Writing POVs – what are they and which should you use? That’s this week’s topic of conversation as Leah and Wayne chat about first, second and third person points of view. From the ‘I’ narrator of first person, through … 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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Beating Self-Doubt as a Writer – Joined Up Writing #34

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp34.mp3 Wayne and Leah talk about the dreaded Self-Doubt that can kill your writing and stop your creativity dead in it’s tracks. Those nagging doubts and niggling voices can really affect our productivity and our mental well-being. We discuss some … 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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Thriller Writer Tony Schumacher Interview – Joined Up Writing #33

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp33.mp3 Thriller writer, Tony Schumacher joined us this week. Tony has inspiration by the bucket-load and his journey to publication is one of the most interesting and funny stories you will hear. Tony has already fitted many lives and jobs … 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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Banish Self Doubt – interview with Sarah Painter – Joined Up Writing #30

http://traffic.libsyn.com/joinedupwriting/JoinedUpEp30.mp3 Keep sharing the show & please give us your feedback. This week we have special guest, Sarah Painter. Sarah is the best-selling author of The Language of Spells and also hosts the monthly podcast ‘The Worried Writer’. Her new novella, … Continue reading

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TMT#10 – Write What You Know?

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Blogging For Writers – Joined Up Writing #29

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Writing Myths Debunked – Joined Up Writing #27

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BritCrime SPECIAL – MJ McGrath Extended Interview

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