130 episodes

A fantasy writing advice podcast, hosted by Jed Herne, Rob J. Hayes, Michael R. Fletcher, and Dyrk Ashton. Past guests include: Will Wight, Anthony Ryan, John Gwynne, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Anna Smith Spark, Gareth Hanrahan, Brian Staveley, R. J. Barker, and more. Each episode, we discuss a topic related to writing, editing, publishing, or marketing. With over 30 books published by our hosts - through traditional and self-published routes - you're bound to find new insights. Or at least hear some quality authorial banter. Subscribe for new episodes every Monday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/support
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Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice Podcast Jed Herne

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    • 4.1 • 21 Ratings

A fantasy writing advice podcast, hosted by Jed Herne, Rob J. Hayes, Michael R. Fletcher, and Dyrk Ashton. Past guests include: Will Wight, Anthony Ryan, John Gwynne, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Anna Smith Spark, Gareth Hanrahan, Brian Staveley, R. J. Barker, and more. Each episode, we discuss a topic related to writing, editing, publishing, or marketing. With over 30 books published by our hosts - through traditional and self-published routes - you're bound to find new insights. Or at least hear some quality authorial banter. Subscribe for new episodes every Monday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/support
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    3.45 A chaotic farewell (The final episode of the podcast!)

    3.45 A chaotic farewell (The final episode of the podcast!)

    Wizards, Warriors & Words has come to an end, and we've gathered together for our final episode to wish you all farewell. Tears are shed, laughs are had, and, as expected, chaos ensues...
    Thank you all for listening and supporting the show—without you, we wouldn't have gotten this far.
    - Love, Jed, Mike, Dyrk and Rob.
    BOOKS MENTIONED:
    The Bladed Faith by David Dalglish: https://www.amazon.com/Bladed-Faith-Vagrant-Gods/dp/075955708X
    The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Saint-Black-Iron-Legacy/dp/0356511537
    The Crew by Sadir S. Samir: https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Sadir-S-Samir/dp/9198817310/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1668197124&sr=8-1
    STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH US IN THE FUTURE:
    Jed's newsletter: https://jedherne.com/newsletter
    Rob's newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/f8d5k3
    Dyrk's newsletter: https://www.paternusbooks.com/newsletter
    Mike's Twitter: https://twitter.com/FletcherMR
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 42 min
    3.44 Top tips for writing multiple points of view (POV) in a novel

    3.44 Top tips for writing multiple points of view (POV) in a novel

    We discuss our DOs and DON’Ts for writing multiple point of view characters in a novel.
    Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords
    Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/
    Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 20 min
    3.43 What to do when your writing is going off track, author websites, motivation & more listener questions!

    3.43 What to do when your writing is going off track, author websites, motivation & more listener questions!

    We answer a big batch of listener questions from you, our wonderful listeners!
    Questions:
    - 1:32 - Question 1: What can I do if my writing goes off track?
    - 6:56 - Question 2: Should I make an author website?
    - 11:52 - Question 3: How do I stay motivated?
    - 15:31 - Question 4: How do I network in the writing community?
    Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords
    Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/
    Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 25 min
    3.42 Writing cozy fantasy (feat. Travis Baldree - author of Legends & Lattes)

    3.42 Writing cozy fantasy (feat. Travis Baldree - author of Legends & Lattes)

    We’re joined again by author and audiobook narrator Travis Baldree to discuss his cozy fantasy hit, Legends & Lattes!
    Listen to our previous episode with Travis here:
    https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/341-travis-baldree-cradle-narrator-talks-about-audiobooks-narration
    Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords
    Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/
    Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 24 min
    3.41 Travis Baldree (Cradle narrator) talks about audiobooks & narration

    3.41 Travis Baldree (Cradle narrator) talks about audiobooks & narration

    Jed and Dyrk chat to Travis Baldree - a prolific audiobook narrator whose narration credits include Cradle by (past guest on the show) Will Wight.
    CHECK OUT OUR PAST CHATS WITH WILL WIGHT (Author of Cradle):
    Writing progression fantasy (Dec. 2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/249-will-wight-author-of-cradle-on-the-danger-of-success
    The dangers of success (Dec. 2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/249-will-wight-author-of-cradle-on-the-danger-of-success
    Writing advice (May 2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/220-will-wights-best-writing-advice
    Will talks Cradle (May 2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/219-will-wight-talks-cradle-writing-and-hitting-the-nyt-bestseller-list
    Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords
    Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/
    Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 26 min
    3.40 Joe Abercrombie answers our questions about The Age of Madness, how he writes & more!

    3.40 Joe Abercrombie answers our questions about The Age of Madness, how he writes & more!

    If you haven't already listened to our first episode with Joe, check it out here: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/339-talking-with-joe-abercrombie-about-the-first-law-his-writing-methods-more
    We're joined once again by the Lord of all things grimdark, Joe Abercrombie! Joe is the author of The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, Red Country, A Little Madness, The Trouble with Peace, The Wisdom of Crowds, and more!
    Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords
    Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/
    Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com
    FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS:
    Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/
    Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/
    Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/
    Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
    This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
    Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

joeyjoeWilson ,

A motivating podcast!

I’ve been trying to write several books for years, but more recently I’ve been really serious about it. I found this podcast to help with my writing and it has done more than that. They help motivate me with great ideas of how to write, what to write about, and what to do when I can’t write. If you’re in a lull or experience writers block, listen to this podcast!

PixelKicker ,

Frustrating Listen

I started with 3.42 because I’m a fan of Legend’s and Lattes but had to turn it off because one of the hosts just kept talking over the guest. The poor guy was trying to tell his story about self publishing his book and then signing with Tor but the host thought it was a better idea if HE told the guy’s story. If you’re going to have guests, ask questions and let them talk. Easy enough!

JediYaris ,

Just Write It

Just Write it. Stumbled across this podcast by chance. I had been searching out advice to get out of a writing slump. The best advice found within this podcast are “just write it” of course no one says that, but it’s necessary to summarize many encouraging words into a few. Who cares if someone will read your work, Just Write It.

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