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Fantasy author Jed Herne analyses his favourite stories to help you become a better writer. Jed is the author of The Thunder Heist, Fires of the Dead, Across the Broken Stars, and Siege of Treboulain. He also hosts Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice podcast. Find out more about Jed on his website: www.jedherne.com
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The Novel Analyst Podcast: Creative Writing Advice & Author Interviews Jed Herne

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Fantasy author Jed Herne analyses his favourite stories to help you become a better writer. Jed is the author of The Thunder Heist, Fires of the Dead, Across the Broken Stars, and Siege of Treboulain. He also hosts Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice podcast. Find out more about Jed on his website: www.jedherne.com
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    Introducing: Wizards, Warriors, & Words - my new fantasy writing advice podcast!

    Introducing: Wizards, Warriors, & Words - my new fantasy writing advice podcast!

    Hey there! I'm stoked to finally reveal my latest podcast: Wizards, Warriors, & Words. Jointly hosted by myself, Michael R. Fletcher, Dyrk Ashton, and Rob J. Hayes, each episode we explore an element of writing, editing, publishing, and marketing, with a focus on fantasy stories. Between us, we've published around 25 books - in both the traditional and self-published worlds. The first 3rd episodes are available to listen to for FREE right now. New episodes every week.
    In this particular Novel Analyst episode, I share episode 1 of the WWW podcast, where we discuss our best tips for writing great characters. Enjoy!
    Subscribe to the Wizards, Warriors, & Words podcast now:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/wizards-warriors-words-a-fantasy-writing-advice-podcast/id1526146915
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/48tHxinnYSUTm8Z1rCIONf
    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords
    YouTube: http://youtube.com/channel/UCVjB-qFoNxNbQq0S3boWxIA
    Join Jed Herne's email newsletter for a free short story & behind-the-scenes updates:
    https://jedherne.com/lies
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    • 28 min
    55. [Book Review] Shadows of Self - Mistborn 5 - by Brandon Sanderson

    55. [Book Review] Shadows of Self - Mistborn 5 - by Brandon Sanderson

    My in-depth thoughts on Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5) by Brandon Sanderson.
    Email: jed@jedherne.com
    Booknest Reviews: https://booknest.eu/review-2/jed
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    • 11 min
    Q & A with Jed - why I write fantasy, why did I self-publish, and the state of the fantasy genre

    Q & A with Jed - why I write fantasy, why did I self-publish, and the state of the fantasy genre

    I was recently interviewed by Lavender Lass Books about Across the Broken Stars - my entry into this year's Self-Published Fantasy Book-Off, run by Mark Lawrence. This episode is the audio version of that interview. Enjoy!

    Twitter: @JedHerne
    Email: jed(at)jedherne.com
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    • 17 min
    54. [Interview] Gabriel Bergmoser talks about The Hunted, adapting his book into a major movie, and how to write gripping stories

    54. [Interview] Gabriel Bergmoser talks about The Hunted, adapting his book into a major movie, and how to write gripping stories

    Gabriel Bergmoser and I sat down to discuss The Hunted (his latest thriller novel) in depth. This is the third time I've interviewed him, and somehow he keeps getting better. The Hunted is my favourite book of his and it was enthralling to dive into the mind of its creator. Enjoy!   
    Buy The Hunted here:  https://www.gabrielbergmoser.com/novels.html  
    @gobergmoser 
    www.gabrielbergmoser.com  
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    Let me know what you thought on twitter: 
    @jedherne  
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    And if you'd like to try my own books, check out Fires of the Dead - a fast-paced fantasy novella, perfect for fans of The Hunted: https://jedherne.com/firesofthedead/
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Q & A with Jed Herne - My favourite character, the books that inspired me to start writing, and more

    Q & A with Jed Herne - My favourite character, the books that inspired me to start writing, and more

    I recently did a live video in the Grimdark Fantasy Readers & Writers group, answering Qs about my writing. It was a lot of fun! Here's the audio replay - enjoy!
    novelanalyst.comAnd if you have any other questions, I love talking with you listeners - email me at:
    jed(at)jedherne.com
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    • 27 min
    53. [Interview] Rob J. Hayes – Writing a Fantasy Trilogy, Overcoming Doubts, and The War Eternal

    53. [Interview] Rob J. Hayes – Writing a Fantasy Trilogy, Overcoming Doubts, and The War Eternal

    I chat with Rob for the second time to discuss his latest grimdark fantasy trilogy, The War Eternal. The trilogy follows Eska, a young magician struggling to reconcile her urges for revenge with her longing for human connection. The books include:
    Along the Razor’s Edge The Lessons Never Learned From Cold Ashes RisenWe also talk about overcoming doubts, Rob’s techniques for building captivating fantasy worlds, and which of his characters he’d share isolation with. Enjoy!Show Notes:
    My BookNest review of The Lessons Never Learned: https://bit.ly/jedreviews
    Rob’s twitter: @RoboftheHayes
    Rob’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeresyWithin
    Rob’s blog: http://www.robjhayes.co.uk/
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Linda T 50 ,

Great show

I just listened to the interview with Gabriel Bergmoser and found it such a fantastic insight into how his novels and other texts are written. Informative and easy to listen to.

JedH98 ,

Great podcast

I love this show, but you should take that recommendation with a grain of salt because I'm also the host...

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