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UK Writer, Wayne Kelly hosts a writing podcast with author interviews, book reviews and writing advice.

The Joined Up Writing Podcast Wayne Kelly

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

UK Writer, Wayne Kelly hosts a writing podcast with author interviews, book reviews and writing advice.

    If I can do it, YOU can do it too! with AJ Campbell - JU215

    If I can do it, YOU can do it too! with AJ Campbell - JU215

    Exclusive Audible 30 Day Free Trial Here! Find out more about my BIG SCREEN WORKSHOP SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST It’s episode 215 with best-selling psychological suspense author, AJ Campbell joining me to chat about her latest book, why and how she has taken both the indie route, as well as releasing books with a traditional publisher, and we’ll also discover the Book That Saved Her Life. AJ is an Amazon bestselling author of six psychological suspense novels and promises stories full of twists, turns and torment. Her fourth book The Phone Call was released in July 2022, and it topped the Amazon charts for several months. It was shortlisted for the Adult Prize for Fiction at the Selfie Book Awards 2023. Her latest book, released by Bookouture, is called My Perfect Marriage (the title changed just before broadcast of the show!) and is out everywhere right now. Find all AJ's links on her website here. WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE’S NEWSLETTER HERE Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – '10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 37 min
    Just Get Started! with Sandie Jones - JU214

    Just Get Started! with Sandie Jones - JU214

    Exclusive Audible 30 Day Free Trial Here! Find out more about my BIG SCREEN WORKSHOP SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST It’s episode 214 with Sandie Jones, freelance author and now best-selling author, about her writing journey, interviewing famous people, and the desire to prove her doubters wrong. All that and of course, we’ll find out about the Book That Saved Her Life. Sandie is the author of The Blame Game, The Guilt Trip, The Half Sister, The First Mistake and The Other Woman which is a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub Pick and New York Times bestseller. Her books have featured in Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, Good Housekeeping, Prima and more.  She lives in London with her husband and three children. Her latest novel, The Trade Off is out right now. Find all of Sandie's links on her website here. WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE’S NEWSLETTER HERE Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – ’10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 52 min
    Safe Hands Audiobook Special with W.A. Kelly

    Safe Hands Audiobook Special with W.A. Kelly

    Exclusive Audible 30 Day Free Trial Here! SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST It’s episode 213, a solo episode with W.A. Kelly, taking you behind-the -scenes of the making of my audiobook and giving a special preview of the audio version of my crime thriller, Safe Hands. A few of you have asked for more information, especially as I independently released the book and have narrated the audiobook myself – and I also wanted to give Joined Up listeners a chance to hear the first couple of chapters for free, right here in this episode. If you listen to the end and like what you hear, stay tuned for a surprise listener exclusive offer. W.A. Kelly is an author, filmmaker and musician. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film, INKLING and produced the feature-length documentary, No Fare: The Sian Green Story. Since 2014, he has hosted The Joined Up Writing Podcast and in November 2023, his debut crime novel Safe Hands, was released. He is currently working on the sequel, due out in late 2024. Safe Hands is available in paperback, on Kindle and now as an Audible-exclusive audiobook. WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE’S NEWSLETTER HERE Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – ’10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 34 min
    Nothing is wasted with Laura Pearson - JU212

    Nothing is wasted with Laura Pearson - JU212

    SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE’S NEWSLETTER HERE It’s episode 212 with Laura Pearson, number one best-selling author of The Last List of Mabel Beaumont and several other novels dealing with life, love and loss, including the new paperback release of a book called Missing Pieces, which I read and loved. I chatted to Laura about the joys of procrastination, or 'thinking time', as we like to call it, reading outside your genre and the journey to her current success, which has involved lots of perseverance and keeping the words and stories flowing throughout. It’s a fun conversation that I know you’ll love. Laura is the author of multiple novels, including The Last List of Mabel Beaumont which was a Kindle number one bestseller in the UK and a top ten bestseller in the US. Laura lives in Leicestershire, England, with her husband, their two children, and a cat who likes to lie on her keyboard while she tries to write and her latest release is the paperback version of Missing Pieces, which you can find everywhere right now. Check out Laura's website here and follow her on Twitter. My debut novel, SAFE HANDS is out everywhere now and Kindle Unlimited readers can even read it for FREE! Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – ’10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 57 min
    Just Finish It! Nordic Noir with Tove Alsterdal - JU211

    Just Finish It! Nordic Noir with Tove Alsterdal - JU211

    SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE’S NEWSLETTER HERE It’s episode 211 with Swedish crime writer, Tove Alsterdal talking about the new English language release of the latest in her High Coast series – Deep Harbour. We talk Nordic Noir, not being afraid to write shit and the power of just finishing a draft. My debut novel, SAFE HANDS is out everywhere now and Kindle Unlimited readers can even read it for FREE! Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – ’10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 49 min
    Find The Story with Ben Bruce - JU210

    Find The Story with Ben Bruce - JU210

    SUBSCRIBE NOW ON –  iTUNES   STITCHER   SPOTIFY   OVERCAST WANT A FREE eBOOK WITH 2 CRIME STORIES? SUBSCRIBE TO WAYNE'S NEWSLETTER HERE It’s episode 210 with Ben Bruce an Indie author of the popcorn thriller series based around a team called The Regulators. We talk about the UK Crime Book Club, being natural and organic, networking the right way, finding a story and as always we’ll hear about the book that saved Ben’s life. Like me, Ben grewup in a small town in the middle of the UK. After working in TV and learning his craft in screenwriting, Ben created his Regulators series of books, with the third book due out in the series very soon and another standalone on the way too. Ben is also one of the folks behind the brilliant UK Crime Book Club on Facebook and it’s famous online quiz. Check out Ben's website here. Buy his books here. My debut novel, SAFE HANDS is out everywhere now and Kindle Unlimited readers can even read it for FREE! Don’t forget – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting me, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and the brand new newsletter and mailing list. It’s totally free to sign up and you’ll get a FREE motivational PDF to download – ’10 Tips For Surviving NaNoWriMo, The First Draft and Beyond’ PLUS the 3 Act Story Structure Template to help you plot your story. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Benjisan3 ,

Excellent

Insightful questions and interesting answers from great authors. Love it.

Paperplatemonkey ,

Great Podcast!

This is a really great podcast! I listen almost everyday. Listening to Wayne talk about his own projects and to successful authors from all genres is genuinely interesting and helpful to those who write. Wayne knows all the right questions to ask! Everything I’m burning to know, he makes sure to go through it with his guest. It’s great!

JustEmilyC ,

Wayne is a great interviewer.

I love this podcast. Wayne Kelly is such a likable guy. I think his likability makes him one of the best interviewer in the book podcast world. He seems to have an empathy for the interviewees. Also, since he's an author himself he knows just the right questions to ask. Also the bookbloggers corner segment is an added bonus.

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