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Miraya Engelage and Elise Volkman bring you writing, editing, and reading tips from the tea-tables of their living rooms. Whether you're an experienced author or new writer, pour yourself a cup of tea and join us for discussions on first drafts, querying, and everything in between.
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The Tea Grannies Elise Volkman and Miraya Engelage

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Miraya Engelage and Elise Volkman bring you writing, editing, and reading tips from the tea-tables of their living rooms. Whether you're an experienced author or new writer, pour yourself a cup of tea and join us for discussions on first drafts, querying, and everything in between.
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    Tea Break

    Tea Break

    Today we’re here for our final episode of season three, and the topic is…a little bit of everything. It’s hard to believe this is our last episode of season three, but here we are. Please leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. Thank you so much for listening, we can’t wait to get started on season four. Until then, happy writing!
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    • 49 min
    Surviving Self Publishing

    Surviving Self Publishing

    Today we’re here with author Kate McWiliams to chat about self publishing, so pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s get started! Don’t forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. We’ll see you next time for our final episode of season two. Happy writing!
    Links:
    Follow Kate Online! 
    Kate’s Author Website
    Goodreads
    TikTok
    Instagram
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Bookbub
    Kate’s Books
    Light in the Dark
    Into the Light
    Light Me Up
    SACRED Anthology
    Ink & Earth Socials
    Ink & Earth Facebook
    Ink & Earth Instagram
    Resources
    IngramSpark
    Booksprout
    BookSirens

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    • 57 min
    Deep Dive into Self Publishing

    Deep Dive into Self Publishing

    We’re here with a deep dive into self publishing, so pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s get started! Don’t forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. We’ll see you next time for a chat with indie romance author, Kate McWilliams. Happy writing!
    Links:
    ISBNS for Canadians:
    Library and Archives Canada website (for ISBNs)
    Cover Designs:
    The Book Cover Designer (There are tons of designers on this site, so if Maja’s designs aren’t your style, keep looking!)
    Book Layout Design:
    Reedsy Book Editor (free online tool)
    Vellum (book design software only for Mac)
    Atticus (alternative to Vellum, for PC, Mac, Linux, and Chromebook)
    Graphic Design:
    Canva (online graphic design platform with a free option)
    Book Brush (online graphic design platform specifically for authors)
    Marketing:
    BookBub (a robust book marketing platform) 
    BookSirens (an ARC distribution platform)
    Reedsy Discovery (an indie book review platform)
    The StoryGraph (a Goodreads alternative that’s not owned by Amazon)
    Mixtus Media (for tips and tricks and all things indie-author marketing)
    The Creative Academy for Writers:
    Join the community! (they have resources and experts on ALL this stuff!)
    Indie Publishing Resources (checklists, walkthroughs, Q&As, and much more)
    Contribute to the community ♡ (every little bit helps)

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    • 53 min
    Traditional Publishing Q&A with Rob Samborn

    Traditional Publishing Q&A with Rob Samborn

    Today we’re here for a Q&A about traditional publishing with Rob Samborn, so pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s get started! Don’t forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. Happy writing!
    Rob Samborn Links:
    Rob Samborn
    Email Rob at author@robsamborn.com
    The Prisoner of Paradise on Goodreads
    The Prisoner of Paradise on The StoryGraph
    Resource Links:
    Absolute Write
    Net Galley
    Cover Designer David Ter-Avanesyan
    TouchPoint Press

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    • 55 min
    Agent Capture with Author Maja Hampson

    Agent Capture with Author Maja Hampson

    Today we’re joined by our friend and fellow author Maja Hampson, to chat about what happens when you finally land an agent! Don’t forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. Happy writing!
    LINKS:
    Maja on Instagram: @maja_is_writing
    Maja on Twitter: @maja_hampson
    Alexa Dunn: Questions for THE CALL! What to ask a literary agent
    Context Literary Agency

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    • 42 min
    Agent Hunting

    Agent Hunting

    Today we’re here to chat about finding an agent, so pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s get started! Don’t forget to rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @theteagranniespodcast and on Twitter @theteagrannies. We’ll see you next time for our episode on what happens when you get an agent, featuring a special guest. Happy writing!
    Links:
    Query Tracker: https://querytracker.net/ 
    Manuscript Wish List: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/ 
    Twitter #MSWL: https://twitter.com/hashtag/MSWL?src=hashtag_click 
    Publisher’s Marketplace: https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/ 
    Writer’s Digest: https://www.writersdigest.com/search?query=literary+agents+2022 

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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Ask Why Not ,

This is amazing!

As someone who once thought about being a writer, I have to say this is incredibly valuable! If you are considering being a writer, in the process of releasing your first book, or completely established, this is a great resource. Both hosts are incredibly thorough in the step-by-step process & deliver the information concisely while maintaining a level of fun. Overall great podcast. Definitely recommend

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