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The podcast for aspiring authors who want to write the next big YA or Middle Grade novel. Following methods used in Hollywood and by bestselling authors, we’ll take you through the process of writing, publishing, and marketing your book so you can start earning royalties. With a focus on overcoming your personal challenges and self-doubts, you’ll learn how to transform your life, live your dream, and train your brain to think like a bestselling author. This series is part of Blockbuster YA’s coaching programs for aspiring authors. Get free guides, tips, and pep talks on blockbusterYA.com

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The podcast for aspiring authors who want to write the next big YA or Middle Grade novel. Following methods used in Hollywood and by bestselling authors, we’ll take you through the process of writing, publishing, and marketing your book so you can start earning royalties. With a focus on overcoming your personal challenges and self-doubts, you’ll learn how to transform your life, live your dream, and train your brain to think like a bestselling author. This series is part of Blockbuster YA’s coaching programs for aspiring authors. Get free guides, tips, and pep talks on blockbusterYA.com

    49. Advancing Authors: You Don’t Need a Retreat

    49. Advancing Authors: You Don’t Need a Retreat

    Hi writers! I'm super excited to announce a new group program I'm launching called Advancing Authors.

    I get a kick out of the name because I look at it like the anti-writing retreat.

    The problem with writing retreats is they tell us that our lives are somehow a problem that need to be escaped from.

    But you do not need to hide away from your life in order to write. Your life is not the problem. Your mindset is the problem.

    In Advancing Authors, we teach you the tools to grow your self-confidence, to manage your calendar, to stop people-pleasing, and to reprogram your brain so it works with you and not against you.

    We teach you lifelong skills for living your best life. Combined with individual writing tips along the way that will make your story stand out among the crowd.

    You do not have to give up your job, your sleep, your family, or your sanity to be a writer. You can be that writer now – let us show you.

    Sign up for the waitlist at https://www.blockbusterya.com/advancing-authors

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    © Blockbuster YA Author Coaching LLP

    Created and produced by Tiana Warner and Stephanie Warner

    Jingle:

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 9 min
    48. Why Writing Won’t Give You Self-Worth

    48. Why Writing Won’t Give You Self-Worth

    Do you want to write or publish a novel because you think it will prove something about yourself?

    Do you want a novel because you secretly believe you are not good enough as you are?

    You’re not alone. Many writers, including myself, try to write books to feel better about ourselves.

    But it doesn’t work.

    Thinking that you aren’t good enough without a published novel puts way too much pressure on yourself to write a novel. You end up failing and proving yourself true that you are worthless. So to try and feel better, you bully yourself into writing. But this just makes you feel terrible and makes writing incredibly difficult.

    The only way to write a novel (and to learn how to feel good about yourself) is to see yourself as worthy now.

    This is some of the hardest and most profound work. Learn how you get started in this podcast episode.

    https://www.blockbusterya.com/post/self-worth



    © Blockbuster YA Author Coaching LLP

    Created and produced by Tiana Warner and Stephanie Warner

    Jingle:

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 10 min
    47. How to Write Fight Scenes

    47. How to Write Fight Scenes

    Fights and battles need to be written carefully so they don't come across like a list of actions. The key is to assign meaning and emotional drama to every fight, and to weave the protagonist's interpretation and inner voice into the action.

    Let’s look at five guidelines to keep in mind as you write. In this lesson, we'll discuss:


    Using the protagonist's inner voice to amplify tension.
    Different types of goals to lace through your fight/battle scenes.
    Tips for sentence structure and word choice.
    Important considerations for fight scenes in YA.
    Two lessons from screenwriting.

    Download free writing checklists and worksheets at https://www.blockbusterYA.com/blog

    • 7 min
    46. Achieve Your Writing Goals with Massive Action

    46. Achieve Your Writing Goals with Massive Action

    “Massive action” means taking action consistently, until you get what you want. It can be a game-changer for writers who struggle with commitment, or self-doubt, or the frustration that comes with trying to achieve a goal and not having it go as planned. If you’re trying to get a publisher, finish a novel, or get a movie deal, you can apply massive action to get it.

    Massive action eliminates this pressure of doing the right or wrong thing because it doesn’t matter what you choose. You just keep taking action until you get the result you want. If something doesn’t work, you try something else. Maybe that’s after 5 actions, maybe that’s after 500. It doesn’t matter. If you don’t have the result, it’s because you’re not done taking action. 

    In this podcast, learn how you can achieve your writing goals through massive action.

    https://www.blockbusterya.com/post/massive-action

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    © Blockbuster YA Author Coaching LLP

    Created and produced by Tiana Warner and Stephanie Warner

    Jingle:

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 11 min
    45. Book Marketing Tips: Top 6 Promotion Strategies

    45. Book Marketing Tips: Top 6 Promotion Strategies

    A lot of book marketing strategies exist, but which ones are the most effective? Where should you focus your time, effort, and money when promoting your book? Let’s talk about the most effective channels for authors. In part two of this two-part book marketing series, we’ll cover:


    Why reviews are so important and how to get them
    Connecting with book bloggers
    Price promotions and Bookbub
    Ads, influencing, and other strategies

    Download the example book marketing checklist at https://www.blockbusterYA.com/post/book-promotion

    • 9 min
    44. Committing vs. Wanting to Write

    44. Committing vs. Wanting to Write

    How many of you think you are committed writers?

    Despite the fact I had very little work to show for it, for ten years I thought I was committed to writing a novel. The truth was, I was just wanting to write a novel. Wanting, though it was a very safe place to be, left me feeling pretty awful about myself.

    Commitment requires risk. That’s why our brain doesn’t like it. But if you want to write a novel, you need to go from wanting to write a novel to being committed to writing a novel. It’s the only way.

    Many of you writers are also stuck in this place of wanting. We tell ourselves we are committed, but actually, we are not willing to keep taking action no matter what. We are not willing to keep writing when it gets hard or when we get busy.

    In this podcast and blog, learn about commitment vs. wanting so you can spot the difference and save yourself from the decade of struggle I went through.

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    © Blockbuster YA Author Coaching LLP

    Created and produced by Tiana Warner and Stephanie Warner

    Jingle:

    Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 14 min

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