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A podcast on the craft of writing fiction, supporting authors on their writing journey.

Writing Talk Podcast Michael Campling

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A podcast on the craft of writing fiction, supporting authors on their writing journey.

    Writing Conferences and taking the next steps in your author career

    Writing Conferences and taking the next steps in your author career

    Beat the post-conference blues and set your writing career on a sustainable path. Writing conferences are wonderful, but it can be hard to know what to do afterwards. Should you change direction, start something new, or compile a massive to-do list and then have a little cry? I’m suggesting a more positive approach that gives […]

    • 52 min
    Should you switch to writing in a new genre?

    Should you switch to writing in a new genre?

    When should you ditch the genre you’re writing in and try something new? Here’s the full podcast I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, please share it with your friends. You can also support the show by subscribing and leave a review and a rating: Your ratings and reviews will enable the podcast […]

    • 44 min
    How to Develop an Idea into a Great Book with Guest Andrew Hastie

    How to Develop an Idea into a Great Book with Guest Andrew Hastie

    Having a good idea for a novel is the first step, but how do you develop your concept into a great book? Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes This was a wide-ranging discussion, but here are some of the main points: Research genres before you begin, and try to find out where your book would […]

    • 1 hr
    Should You Start an Author Podcast?

    Should You Start an Author Podcast?

    Getting started with podcasting as an author Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes The main resource you’ll need is time – figure on two or three hours (or more) to put each episode together – be realistic! Will your podcast be aimed at readers or other writers – decide this early. Does your idea have […]

    • 48 min
    How Do We Address the Issues of Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Writing Fiction?

    How Do We Address the Issues of Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Writing Fiction?

    Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes We need to do a lot more to address the issues of inclusion, equality and diversity. Too many voices are under-represented. We need to make sure our characters represent the real world and include people from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want to avoice tokenism, stereotypes and cliches. […]

    • 31 min
    Episode 38 – How Can We Improve our Amazon Product Descriptions (blurbs)?

    Episode 38 – How Can We Improve our Amazon Product Descriptions (blurbs)?

    Here’s the full podcast Episode Notes Publishing your book – How can we make your book description work? Today we’re looking at the perennial problem of writing product descriptions (sometimes called blurbs) for our books on Amazon and other stores. Let’s take a step back and think in terms of strategies. Product descriptions are sales […]

    • 30 min

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