94 episodes

Welcome to the #badasswriters podcast! You'll find writing tips and how-to's to take your writing from good to great. There are interviews with fabulous guest authors and industry professionals to help writers in the community build their confidence and go from brand new to badass! All kinds of writing topics are covered, there are Q&As with agents and other professionals, plus pitch critiques, listener questions, recorded listeners' book recommendations, and recorded shoutouts from authors. Please reach out on Twitter @_badasswriters and on my website at kathleenfoxx.com/badasswriters-podcast

#badasswriters Kathleen Foxx

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Welcome to the #badasswriters podcast! You'll find writing tips and how-to's to take your writing from good to great. There are interviews with fabulous guest authors and industry professionals to help writers in the community build their confidence and go from brand new to badass! All kinds of writing topics are covered, there are Q&As with agents and other professionals, plus pitch critiques, listener questions, recorded listeners' book recommendations, and recorded shoutouts from authors. Please reach out on Twitter @_badasswriters and on my website at kathleenfoxx.com/badasswriters-podcast

    S6E8 | Author Carley Fortune

    S6E8 | Author Carley Fortune

    In today's episode, Kat chats with Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake (which is out TODAY, May 2!) about using a real location in a novel, her path to publication, her newest novel, MEET ME AT THE LAKE, the inspiration behind her novels, creating her characters, how she got her agent and book deal, how she had input on her book covers, her pivot from journalism to fiction writing, advice for writers, newsletters, and her book recommendations.



    You can find out more about Carley on her website at www.carleyfortune.com. She's on Instagram @carleyfortune an Twitter @carleyfortune.



    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com, ⁠⁠foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.



    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.



    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.



    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently paused. The podcast is booked solid until November 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on literary clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!



    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠),

    • 38 min
    S6 BONUS AskAgent with Lori Galvin

    S6 BONUS AskAgent with Lori Galvin

    Today's bonus episode features a Q&A with Aevitas Creative Management literary agent Lori Galvin! Kat and Lori chat about how she got involved in and her favourite parts of agenting, what she’s currently looking for, a shoutout for The Shit No One Tells You About Writing podcast, how agents get paid, earning out advances, qualities that make an agent request pages,  getting feedback, the publisher submission process, querying before a manuscript is ready, mentioning neurodiversity in a query letter, description in writing, nudging agents, preparing for “the call,” the importance of comps in a query letter, and how to get on bestselling lists or in major book clubs.



    Find out more about Lori at https://www.aevitascreative.com/agent/lori-galvin. She's also on Instagram @lorigalvin and on Twitter @galvinlori.



    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com, ⁠⁠foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.



    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.



    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.



    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently by referral only. The podcast is booked solid until November 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!



    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠)

    • 39 min
    S6E7 Author Michael Decter

    S6E7 Author Michael Decter

    In today's episode, Kat chats with Canadian author Michael Decter about his first novel, Shadow Life, where the inspiration came from, his experiences as a juror in a double homicide trial, his family history and how the Titanic could have changed everything, travelling to international locations and using those experiences, how he made Georgian Bay a character in the novel, research on stockpiling for the story, pivoting from nonfiction to fiction, the importance of librarians, fictionalizing people, title changes, his next books, working with an editor, and advice for writing fiction.



    Michael is on Twitter @MichaelDecter, on IG @michaeldecterauthor, and his website at www.michaeldecter.com.



    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com, ⁠⁠foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.



    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.



    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.



    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently by referral only. The podcast is booked solid until November 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!



    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠)

    • 40 min
    S6 BONUS Rachel Carson || Writing Conferences || Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford

    S6 BONUS Rachel Carson || Writing Conferences || Killer Nashville Founder Clay Stafford

    In today's episode, hear how scientist and biologist Rachel Carson used writing to convey a super important message to the masses, which started the environmental movement in the 1950s and 60s. Then, a little bit about writing conferences before Kat dives into a thrilling conversation with founder of the Killer Nashville International Writers' Conference, Clay Stafford. Topics covered include the plethora of things he’s involved in (writing, publishing, education, music industry, etc.), various forms of storytelling, how Killer Nashville began, what comprises ‘mystery, suspense, and thriller,’ why he loves doing what he does, diversity in books and in the conference, everything the conference offers, the awards and scholarships at available at KN, the generosity and Pay-it-Forward mentality of KN, volunteers, the importance of networking, the effect of Covid on conferences (virtual vs in-person), and a little bit about Nashville.

    Find out more about the Killer Nashville conference on their website at www.killernashville.com. They're on Twitter @KillerNashville and on IG @killnernashville. More info about Clay is on his website https://claystafford.com/.

    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com⁠⁠ foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.

    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.

    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.

    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently closed for a short time. The podcast is booked solid until November 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!

    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠), Head Up by Sixteen Wheelers, and A New Earth by Ealot (⁠epidemicsound.com⁠)

    • 50 min
    S6E6 D.E.A.R. Day || Action/Adventure Thriller Author Avanti Centrae

    S6E6 D.E.A.R. Day || Action/Adventure Thriller Author Avanti Centrae

    I'm back with more literary history! Today: D.E.A.R. Day and Beverly Cleary! Then, I chat with adventure thriller author Avanti Centrae about her newest novel, Cleopatra’s Vendetta, her Van Ops series, how her ideas formulate, what archeoastronomy is, authors she draws inspiration from, reading while drafting, her outlining process, having family as early readers, her various publishing experiences, indie vs traditional publishing, film/tv, book covers, and advice for good pacing in a novel.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in April's MoodPitch! Stay tuned for our fall event date announcement!

    Find out more about Avanti at https://www.avanticentrae.com/. She's on Twitter @avanticentrae and IG @avanti.centrae.author.

    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com⁠⁠foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.

    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.

    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.

    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently by referral only. The podcast is booked solid until October 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!

    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠).

    • 50 min
    S6E5 | Genres | Author John Kennedy

    S6E5 | Genres | Author John Kennedy

    In today’s episode, Kat chats with author John Kennedy about his crime books, The Trauma Pool and The Kill Chain; gender inequality, treatment of mental health issues, and racism in the 1980s and 90s—especially on a police force; researching detective facts and details; using microfiche for research, reaching out to a professional for research; how things were done in the 80s and 90s vs now; choosing a specific reason to write in another time period as opposed to present-day; writing in different genres; publishing in anthologies; writing short form vs long form; competitions; thoughts on writer’s block; not listening to an agent’s or editor’s submission guidelines; digital first publishing; and advice for the drafting process.



    Website and mailing list – https://www.writerjohnkennedy.com Books available at - The Trauma Pool (DI Will Ashcroft Crime Thrillers Book 1) eBook : Kennedy, John: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Instagram @johnkennedywriter Twitter @JohnKen_writer



    Kat is on Twitter ⁠@kfoxx_writes⁠ ⁠@_badasswriters⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. On IG, she's ⁠@kathleenfoxxwrites⁠ ⁠@badasswriters_podcast⁠ ⁠@FoxxEditorial⁠ and ⁠@moodpitchers⁠. Her websites are ⁠kathleenfoxx.com⁠⁠foxxeditorial.com⁠, ⁠kathleenfoxxagent.com⁠, and ⁠moodpitch.org⁠.



    Signup for Kat’s newsletter ⁠here⁠.



    If you would like to submit a pitch for critique on the show, please fill out ⁠this form⁠.



    For questions for the podcast (to be answered in an episode), book recommendations or shoutouts to those who've helped on your path to publication, see details on Kat’s website ⁠⁠here⁠⁠. Please note interview bookings are currently by referral only. The podcast is booked solid until November 2023. WOW! As Kat may be starting to take on clients at that time, she needs to ensure a schedule that will work and can still include the podcast. Hang tight for more details over the coming months!



    Music: Bathtime Funk by All Good Folks (⁠uppbeats.io⁠)

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Carleen G ,

Love this podcast as an emerging writer!

As a new writer I am obsessed with writing podcasts, so it’s safe to say that I’ve tried them all! This one stays at the top of my list every time a new episode is released. Always good info and an enjoyable listen!

SammieMac2Be ,

Great info in easy to swallow doses

Kat does an excellent job of sharing key tips and suggesting ways to test them. Almost like writing prompts you would receive at a retreat. Her interviews with writers in various stages of works in progress gives listeners a broad range of what to expect every step of their journey. Her pro stance on finding a writing community and open nature to help fellow writers succeed makes this a great podcast.

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