Bestselling novelist and host of The Worried Writer, Sarah Painter, reveals tips and techniques for overcoming fear, self-doubt and procrastination in order to write and publish books.
There are interviews with other authors, from debut novelists to established bestsellers, exploring their writing routines, struggles with self-doubt and imposter syndrome, and tips for success.
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The Worried Writer Ep#64: Hayley Chewins ‘I work very intuitively’
Hayley Chewins is an author of magical, feminist middle grade fiction. Her debut, The Turnaway Girls, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2018, and her second book, The Sisters of Straygarden Place, is forthcoming from Candlewick Press this September and has already been called ‘superb, spooky and unforgettable’ in a Kirkus starred review. Hayley lives […]
The Worried Writer Ep#63: Wendy Heard ‘Be A Little More Punk Rock’
Wendy Heard is a thriller author with two novels out from Mira in the US. Hunting Anabelle, a serial killer thriller, and The Kill Club. She co-hosts the Unlikeable Female Characters Podcast in which feminist thriller authors discuss female characters who don’t care whether you like them or not. For more on Wendy Heard and […]
The Worried Writer Episode #62: Writing In Uncertain Times
This month is a ‘just me’ episode. I know that everyone in the world is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and I just want to say that I wish you well wherever you are, and hope that you are safe, healthy, and coping as well as is possible in these scary and uncertain times. I […]
The Worried Writer Ep#61: Terry Lynn Thomas ‘You Have To Sit Down And Write’
Terry Lynn Thomas is a USA Today bestselling author with two historical mystery series. The Sarah Bennett mysteries are set in California during the 1940s and feature a misunderstood medium who is in love with a spy. The Cat Carlisle series is set in Britain during World War II and the first two books are […]
The Worried Writer Ep#60: Meg Cowley ‘I Love My Readers!’
My guest today is USA Today bestselling fantasy author Meg Cowley. Meg has two epic fantasy series The Books of Caledan and The Chronicles of Pelenor, as well as an urban fantasy series Relic Guardians. We have a great conversation about independent publishing, reader support, writing in series, and consistency, as well as self-doubt, mental […]
The Worried Writer Episode#59: 2020 Writing Goals
This month is a ‘just me’ episode in which I chat about my writing and publishing goals for 2020. The full rundown of my goals is available in a separate article here. Please feel free to head over and add your own to the comments section! THANK YOU! Huge thanks to everyone supporting the show […]
This has now become my favourite podcast on the topic! Thank you Sarah for sharing the amazing content about overcoming obstacles on the writing journey. I found courage in your soothing voice.
Quickly became one of my absolute favourite podcasts! I love Sarah's approach to writing and her interviews...it's supportive and affirming and just what all of us worried writer's need to help keep our chins up and our fingers on the keyboard.