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Hosted by bestselling author, Daniel Willcocks, the Activated Authors podcast unlocks the processes, systems, and productivity habits that take authors to their next level.

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Hosted by bestselling author, Daniel Willcocks, the Activated Authors podcast unlocks the processes, systems, and productivity habits that take authors to their next level.

    What Makes A Good Book Cover?

    What Makes A Good Book Cover?

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam talk all things book covers! We cover everything from how to identify a “good” book cover, what a book cover “should” do, and best practices to familiarise yourself with modern book covers so that you can make your book shine.
    Recommended Resources
    Flash Fiction February: https://activatedauthors.com/flash
    Flash Fiction: Explained: https://activatedauthors.com/flash-fiction-explained/
    Market Research
    https://kindletrends.com/
    Book covers:
    http://100covers.com/?ref=51
    https://www.creativeparamita.com/
    https://miblart.com/?ref=danielwillcocks
    http://www.thecovercollection.com/
    https://www.rockingbookcovers.com/
    https://www.gobookcoverdesign.com
    Post-apocalyptic book covers
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    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Find more from Activated Authors
    IG: @activatedauthors
    YT: @activatedauthors
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 57 min
    What Are Tropes?

    What Are Tropes?

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam go in on Tropes, what they are, why they are important, why readers will not forgiving if you mess with their expectations and specific examples to help you get a handle on this important writers tool.
    Watch the show:
    https://youtu.be/Opo4sEKCjoE
    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 48 min
    How Do I Find My Tribe?

    How Do I Find My Tribe?

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam talk about how to find your people in a noisy world where every one is trying to get your attention and finding the right people can feel like a daunting task.
    Watch the show
    https://youtu.be/LY9CLnWMNC4
    Recommended Resources
    Free Resources (https://activatedauthors.com/free/)
    The Story Studio podcast (https://pod.link/1140596479)
    1,000 True Fans (https://kk.org/thetechnium/1000-true-fans/)
    Jenna Moreci YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/@JennaMoreci)
    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 57 min
    How Do I Edit My Book?

    How Do I Edit My Book?

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam break down the steps you need to follow to get your book from first draft, to edited manuscript.
    Recommended Resources
    https://reedsy.com/
    https://www.thecreativepenn.com/editors/
    https://www.activatedauthors.com/free
    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 1 hr 14 min
    2023 Goals and Plans

    2023 Goals and Plans

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam talk all things plans and goals for 2023, go over how they personally set goals, what their personal and professional goals are for next year and why.
    We’d love to know how you set your goals and what you want to achieve in 2023, drop a comment below and let us know!
    Watch the show
    https://youtu.be/TA_J80AMlJk
    Recommended Resources
    6 Small Habits to Change Your Life Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPxL1WmO7oo
    Year Compass https://yearcompass.com/
    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 39 min
    End Of Year Review 2022

    End Of Year Review 2022

    Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/
    On today’s episode, Dan and Sam take a trip down memory lane and look at their personal and professional highlights and challenges of 2022
     
    Watch the show
    https://youtu.be/SG_PMmOD-SA 
    Recommended Resources
    https://yearcompass.com/en/
    https://www.youtube.com/@foodfreedomwithbekka6453
    Claim your FREE 30 days of Activated Authors!
    https://activatedauthors.com/
    Find out more about Daniel Willcocks
    https://www.danielwillcocks.com/
    IG: @willcockswriter
    Twitter: @willcockswriter
    Find out more about Samantha Frost
    https://www.mastressofnone.com
    IG: @mastressofnone
    Special thanks to:
    Show theme: Karl Hughes
    Show editing: Sam Frost

    • 52 min

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