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The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey! We're here to motivate and encourage you.Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewritingsparrowpodcast

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The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey! We're here to motivate and encourage you.Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewritingsparrowpodcast

    NetGalley and BookSirens for Authors with Sarah McKnight

    NetGalley and BookSirens for Authors with Sarah McKnight

    Welcome back, Sparrows, friends, and bookworms, for Season 3!! *and the crowd goes wild*

    We (read: I) have many exciting episodes lined up this season, which will take this podcast to just over 100 episodes (and we'll celebrate that with an epic three-episode series on writing magic systems!!) :O

    To kick all that excitement off, I invited Sarah McKnight back, this time to chat about using NetGalley and BookSirens to get reviews. Grab a notebook, your favourite tea, and your beverage of choice and settle in, because there's a lot to discuss this season *high five*

    To catch up with Sarah, check out her Twitter, her Instagram, her TikTok, and her Facebook page.

    NEXT WEEK: How to write Humour with Kyle A. Massa
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    To find out more about Sarina and her books, visit her website, find her on Twitter and on Facebook, or connect with her (and the podcast!) on Discord.

    • 36 min
    How to Write Humour with Kyle A. Massa

    How to Write Humour with Kyle A. Massa

    Welcome back, folks! This week, we have a HILARIOUS episode (no, really!) with Kyle A. Massa about how to write humour! Get ready to laugh, because we had a lot of fun with this chat.

    To catch up with Kyle, check out his Twitter and his website.

    NEXT WEEK: How to do a live writing collaboration in GoogleDocs with Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener
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    • 38 min
    How to Do a Live Writing Collaboration in GoogleDocs with Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener

    How to Do a Live Writing Collaboration in GoogleDocs with Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener

    Saddle up, Sparrows, 'cause you're in for a treat this week! I had the great pleasure to chat with Beverley Lee and Nicole Eigener about their newest book baby and passion project extraordinaire: A Conclave of Crimson. Hear all about how they co-wrote this book, live, in GoogleDocs, how they broke the platform, and the ups and downs of such an undertaking (and, of course, of what dark surprises lay in wait for all those who dare turn the pages).

    To catch up with Beverley, check out her Twitter, her Instagram, and her website.
    To catch up with Nicole, check out her Twitter, her Instagram, and her website.

    NEXT WEEK: How to set up a shared world with SK Gregory
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    To find out more about Sarina and her books, visit her website, find her on Twitter and on Facebook, or connect with her (and the podcast!) on Discord.

    • 37 min
    How to Set Up a Shared World with SK Gregory

    How to Set Up a Shared World with SK Gregory

    Make sure you have a pen and some paper ready, folks, because there's a lot of info in this one! Sam is no stranger to running anthologies or shared worlds and had a lot of knowledge to share.

    To catch up with Sam check out her Facebook and her website.

    NEXT WEEK: How to Narrate Audiobooks with Ashlee Nicole Davis
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    To find out more about Sarina and her books, visit her website, find her on Twitter and on Facebook, or connect with her (and the podcast!) on Discord.

    • 33 min
    How to Narrate Audiobooks with Ashlee Nicole Davis

    How to Narrate Audiobooks with Ashlee Nicole Davis

    Prepare for a fun and informative chat, folks, because today, I'm talking to Ashlee Nicole Davis - narrator extraordinaire who's working on my Chaos of Esta Anderson series!
    She has a lot of great tips on how to get started, what kind of teaching you may need/want and where to find it, and some other great do's and don't's besides! We had an absolute blast recording this chat.

    And if you found it helpful and want more, also check out E74, where narrator Adriene Arce talked about her approach.

    To catch up with Ashley check out her Facebook, her Instagram, and her TikTok.

    NEXT WEEK: How to Focus on Writing with ADHD with Shane Douglas Keene
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    To find out more about Sarina and her books, visit her website, find her on Twitter and on Facebook, or connect with her (and the podcast!) on Discord.

    • 37 min
    How to Focus on Writing with ADHD with Shane Douglas Keene

    How to Focus on Writing with ADHD with Shane Douglas Keene

    Today I'm talking to writer and poet Shane Douglas Keene about how you can focus on writing when your ADHD is making it more difficult.

    Shane's tips from personal experience are:


    Routine is important. Sitting down to write at the same time every day creates a habit, which may be easier for you to stick to longterm.If you can, have a separate computer just for writing. If you can't, there are programs you can use to block distractions, such as Scrivener's full screen mode.If you realise that you've lost the passion for your project, walk away for a while. You can either work on something else you do feel passionate about or take a break from writing altogether if you need it.Be brave and be transparent with your readers. If your ADHD is slowing your progress, it's okay to be honest about it - plenty of readers and other writers will see themselves in your struggles and sympathise. Alternatively, if you've fallen into a research rabbit hole, consider sharing some of your findings with your readers.
    To catch up with Shane, check out his Twitter.

    NEXT WEEK: Writing Routines: Dana Fraedrich
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    To find out more about Sarina and her books, visit her website, find her on Twitter and on Facebook, or connect with her (and the podcast!) on Discord.

    • 33 min

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