Beyond the Words is a podcast that talks about writing, publishing and promoting your future bestselling novel. Join bestseller Holly Hunt as she talks to other authors and guides you, step by step, through the process of writing a great novel. Each week, join us for a new episode discussing a part of the writing journey with a new wonderful author, and gain some insight into the mixed and varied world of publishing in the 2010s.
Chapter 1 - Components
1.Deciding Why to Write
2.Coping with perfectionism
3.Your writing area
4.Finding the time to write
6.Settings and conflicts
7.Crafting a plot
8.Researching your story
Chapter 2 – Mechanics
9.Crafting a beginning
10.You've set off on your adventure – now what?
11.The first conflict
12.Initiating change in your characters
14.The Big Conflict/the final battle
15.The Return Home
16.The HEA/HFN: Can you finish a book without one?
17.Planning for a sequel
Chapter 3 – Techniques
18.Description vs Action
21.The Villain You Wish You Could Strangle
22.Dialogue and dialogue tags
23.When is infodumping okay?
24.Finding the Ending
Chapter 4 - Polishing Your Book
a.Transitioning from Fiction to Non-Fiction: Why?
26.Finding those pesky mistakes
28.Fleshing out your world
29.My hero is a sook – help!
30.Finding good betas
a.Relating to your editor
Chapter 5 - Publishing
31.You've written a book! Now what?
33.How to present your work
34.The dreaded rejection
35.I got a personalised rejection – now what?
37.Into the rabbit hole – presenting your work to publishers
38.Self-publishing – Is it worth it?
39.Amazon and other self-publishing tools
40.Coping with bad reviews
Chapter 6 – Promotion
41.You're published! Wait, the journey's not over?
42.Basics of promotion: How & Where
43.Promotion for free
44.Marketing in the Modern World
45.Paying for promotion – is it worth it?
46.Physical vs Online
47.Book Tours and Author Appearances
48.The Dreaded Convention
Beyond the Words: Foreword
Meet Holly Hunt, the author hosting the show, and discover just what it's going to be about!
Beyond the Words Episode 1: Deciding Why to Write, with Patricia Leslie
In this episode, we talk to Australian author Patricia Leslie about her book 'A Single Light'. This episode will help you decide why you want to write, and how to start. Includes a review of 'A Single Light'
To buy a copy of A Single Light, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Single-Light-Patricia-Leslie-ebook/dp/B01BURRI7E
Beyond the Words Episode 2: Conquering Perfectionism
Holly talks a little about beating that little voice in the back of your head complaining about where you put that comma and the word you chose to begin the sentence, and offers some tried-and-true ways of ignoring the perfect sentence, lying just out of reach. Includes a review of 'UnEarthed' by Rebecca Bloomer.
To purchase UnEarthed, click here: http://www.amazon.com/UnEarthed-Rebecca-Bloomer-ebook/dp/B006B2LUOQ
Beyond the Words Episode 3: Your Writing Space
Where should you write? In a cafe? At a bar? With one hand on your Xbox control? Holly highlights some writing areas, and encourages you to find your own style. Includes a review of 'The South Forsaken' by Rachel Drummond
To buy a copy of The South Forsaken, click here: http://www.amazon.com/The-South-Forsaken-Rachel-Drummond-ebook/dp/B00G5S0OIO
Beyond the Words Episode 4: Finding the Time to Write
Just how does one find the time to write with a full time job and a family? The same way they find time to sleep! Holly explains where she has found time to write her books, and challenges you to find your own. Includes a review of 'The Species Within' by Kimberly Clark.
To buy a copy of The Species Within, click here: http://www.amazon.com/Species-Within-Battles-Dark-Book-ebook/dp/B00GA638T8
Beyond the Words Episode 5: Developing Your Characters, with Tracy Joyce
Our longest episode to date! Join Holly and her guest Tracy Joyce as they talk about the creation and development of characters as you plot and put pen to paper. Includes a review of 'Altaica' by Tracy Joyce.
To buy Altaica, click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KSNC3FO