Hi, I'm Emma – your host of the Turning Readers Into Writers podcast.
Have you ever asked yourself, "How can I find the time to write when I am already so busy? How can I write my first novel when I have no confidence in my writing? How do I even write a book, anyway?"
Then you're in the right place!
Beginner writers dream of finishing their first novel and either getting an agent or publishing independently. Either way, they have a vision of holding their book in their hands and seeing it for sale in a bookshop or online. But they are totally overwhelmed with the thought of writing so many words and crafting an engaging story with characters their readers care about.
In this podcast I take you right back to basics and look at all the ways you can find time to write and build your confidence. Along the way we'll delve into the practical elements of story structure and writing great characters, as well as the tools and techniques you can use to keep yourself motivated when the going gets tough.
With my 3 Step approach (schedule, write, analyse), I deliver content to help you say no to procrastination and yes to creation. I have turned my own writing from snippets on my computer to fully formed, published novels that are out there in the world for readers to enjoy. Let me show you how to do the same.
Remember, you don't need to know it all you just need to get started. Join me every Tuesday for new episodes on how you can go from Reader to Writer.
058 - Simple Story Structure with Lisa M Lilly
About Lisa M LillyAn author, attorney, and adjunct professor of law, L.M. Lilly founded Writing As A Second Career to share information with people juggling writing novels with working at other jobs or careers. She has written and published multiple...
057 - How to co-write a novel with author and podcaster Crys Cain
Who's in this episode?After having a kid, losing her job, going broke, and moving across countries to live with her parents, Crys Cain started publishing romance under a super secret pen name in 2017. She now shares what she's learned as a full time,...
056 - Clarity and Confidence with Non-Fiction Book Coach Andrea Glass
In this episode:We talk about Andrea's start in the writing world, and eventual move into ghostwriting. She explains how she 'got into character' to write in someone else's voice.Andrea talks me through the essence of her book, Your Fabulous First Book:...
055 Interview with Asian American poet and writer Dr Stephanie Han
055 Interview with poet and essayist Dr Stephanie Han
047 - The Structure of Story with Ross Hartmann
What's in this episode:Like many of us, Ross' journey to writing was a meandering one, starting off with songwriting, moving into film making and now storytelling.Ross Hartmann tells me about the tools of story rather than the rules of telling a story....
053 - It's all about the journey, says trailblazing author Sylvia Hubbard
What's in this episode:Sylvia Hubbard tells us how she got started in fiction (thanks Mom!) and explains that when she got the bug, she didn't stop writing and eventually started using her skills to earn a living. She's now been a bestselling author for...
Lovely information beautifully delivered
Emma has a lovely lilting voice, with which she imparts nuggets of wisdom and advice for budding authors. Thank you for putting this out there.