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Bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon discuss the truth about being an author, plus expert insider interviews.

The Honest Authors' Podcast Honest Authors

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Holly Seddon discuss the truth about being an author, plus expert insider interviews.

    S6E06 - How Clare Mackintosh writes a novel

    S6E06 - How Clare Mackintosh writes a novel

    Clare Mackintosh talks us through precisely how she writes her international bestsellers, from idea to planning to writing to rewriting until it's a 10/10 novel.

    • 55 min
    S6E05 - How Lisa Jewell writes a novel

    S6E05 - How Lisa Jewell writes a novel

    The Honest Authors interview the incomparable Lisa Jewell about how she writes a novel, from idea to delivery.

    • 42 min
    S6E04 - How WE write our novels

    S6E04 - How WE write our novels

    The Honest Authors interview each other about how we write a novel - from the germ of an idea to hanging the manuscript in to our editors.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S6E03 - How Jill Mansell writes a novel

    S6E03 - How Jill Mansell writes a novel

    Gilly and Holly talk to Sunday Times bestseller of over 30 books, Jill Mansell, about how she writes her novels...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S6E02 - End of Year Review

    S6E02 - End of Year Review

    The Honest Authors discuss their 2021 in review, and look forward to 2022.

    • 42 min
    S6E01 - How Giovanna Fletcher writes a novel

    S6E01 - How Giovanna Fletcher writes a novel

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Cyber fletch ,

An amazing podcast offering fantastic advice and comradeship for authors

I have read both Holly and Gilly for a few years now, but knew nothing about the podcast. What a fab by chance discovery this was two months ago. I’m an aspiring debut author (100k down of dirty first draft, now pruning) and I’ve listened to 90% already.
Thanks to both for taking the time and trouble. It’s like having two new “friends”.

Heather Barnett ,

Required listening for writers

I discovered this podcast shortly after I got my publishing deal and then binge-listened all series from episode one over the following year. I was bereft when I caught up as I now have to wait for new episodes to come out... I’ve found hearing about Holly and Gillian’s experiences fascinating and useful, plus the interviews with other authors and publishing professionals are great. I also really appreciate the fact it feels like you’re listening in to a conversation rather than being presented ‘at’.

Sophie_Flynn_16 ,

Truly the best writing podcast

I’ve been listening to HA for years and absolutely adore it. I’ve now got my first book coming out and am relistening to old episodes which seem even more relevant years later. Funny, clever, and of course, honest.

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