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How do you write a book? What is your process like? How do you finish your first draft? Where do you get your ideas?

My name is Amanda Leigh. I'm a multi-genre author best known for my Beauty of the Dark Series. I also have chronic health conditions, and mental health issues. These are questions I've been getting more, and more. I decided to start this podcast as a platform where I could talk about and answer them. As well as give advice on self publishing, and share my journey. So if you've ever wondered these, or want to hear my journey, be sure to tune into this podcast.

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How do you write a book? What is your process like? How do you finish your first draft? Where do you get your ideas?

My name is Amanda Leigh. I'm a multi-genre author best known for my Beauty of the Dark Series. I also have chronic health conditions, and mental health issues. These are questions I've been getting more, and more. I decided to start this podcast as a platform where I could talk about and answer them. As well as give advice on self publishing, and share my journey. So if you've ever wondered these, or want to hear my journey, be sure to tune into this podcast.

    Interview with Christina Herrara | Author of Kissing the Wrong Twin

    Interview with Christina Herrara | Author of Kissing the Wrong Twin

    Check out this interview with a friend of mine, Christina Herrara!! She recently published her third book, Kissing the Skater Boy. We talk about everything from favorite books, our writing process, to audiobooks to Stephenie Meyer and Twilight!! Grab a cozy beverage and join us for our chat!! 



    Christina Herrera has always loved romance. Even as a child she
    would make up romantic plots with her older sisters as part of her
    bedtime stories. As she grew up, she remained fascinated by
    storytelling. When she was nineteen years old, she authored her first
    book. Ever since then she knew what she wanted to do in life: read,
    edit, and write down all of her romantic stories.

    Instagram: @authorchristinaherrera

    Twitter: @CHerrera122116

    Website: https://authorchristinaherrera.blogspot.com/



    Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!

    Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ForbiddenTBR

    *Books MUST be read in order!*: https://amzn.to/2HVcKDA

    Go to my website to check out the books I've published and order signed copies :)  https://www.authoramandaleigh.com/

    I also offer book formatting, teaser and cover designs. You can check  out our pricing here :)  http://leighdesignsstudio.weebly.com/services.html

    Want to see some behind the scenes or send me a DM? Follow me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/amandaleighya/

    Check out my Blog Here  http://girlwithapenandadream.blogspot.com/

    Send Me a Voice Messageon My Podcast!! :)  https://anchor.fm/amanda-leigh7/message

    • 1 hr 12 min
    February (and January) Goal Update

    February (and January) Goal Update

    I thought it would be fun to do a monthly goal update, so this is my first one. Updating you all on how my goals are going so far, and how they ave gone for the months of January and February. Some are on track, some...not so much, Send me a message on Instagram if you want to let me know how you're doing. I'd love to hear from and support you if I can. 

    Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!

    Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ForbiddenTBR

    *Books MUST be read in order!*: https://amzn.to/2HVcKDA

    Go to my website to check out the books I've published and order signed copies :)  https://www.authoramandaleigh.com/

    I also offer book formatting, teaser and cover designs. You can check  out our pricing here :)  http://leighdesignsstudio.weebly.com/services.html

    Want to see some behind the scenes or send me a DM? Follow me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/amandaleighya/

    Check out my Blog Here  http://girlwithapenandadream.blogspot.com/

    Send Me a Voice Messageon My Podcast!! :)  https://anchor.fm/amanda-leigh7/message

    • 11 min
    My Last Couple of Books Have Ticked a Few People Off |Why This Isn't Bad

    My Last Couple of Books Have Ticked a Few People Off |Why This Isn't Bad

    Begin Again, and Forbidden, my last two books, have ticked off a few people. Initially, this is rather hard to take in. In today's episode, I talk about why this isn't necessarily a bad thing. And why, it might even be...a good thing. 

    Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!

    Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ForbiddenTBR

    *Books MUST be read in order!*: https://amzn.to/2HVcKDA

    Go to my website to check out the books I've published and order signed copies :)  https://www.authoramandaleigh.com/

    I also offer book formatting, teaser and cover designs. You can check  out our pricing here :)  http://leighdesignsstudio.weebly.com/services.html

    Want to see some behind the scenes or send me a DM? Follow me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/amandaleighya/

    Check out my Blog Here  http://girlwithapenandadream.blogspot.com/

    Send Me a Voice Messageon My Podcast!! :)  https://anchor.fm/amanda-leigh7/message

    • 13 min
    K. Webster and I Talk About Dark Romance, Writing, Editing, A Writer's Brain and Much MORE!! | Interview with K. Webster

    K. Webster and I Talk About Dark Romance, Writing, Editing, A Writer's Brain and Much MORE!! | Interview with K. Webster

    This is a super exciting episode for me!! K. Webster is one of my favorite authors, and an amazingly prolific fellow indie author. We chat about everything from writing, chatty characters, our scatterbrained author's brains, our love for Dark Romances, taboo subjects, favorite movies (including Crimson Peak), and so much more!! If you're a fan of K. Webster, want more insight into a writer's process, or want some great tips for getting in your writing time, then this episode is a MUST LISTEN!! 

    K. Webster's Website: https://www.authorkwebster.com/ 

    Instagram: @authorkwebster 

    Newsletter: https://www.authorkwebster.com/newsletter/ 

    K. Webster on Eden Books: https://edenbooks.org/vendors/k-webster/ 

    Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!

    Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ForbiddenTBR

    *Books MUST be read in order!*: https://amzn.to/2HVcKDA

    Go to my website to check out the books I've published and order signed copies :)  https://www.authoramandaleigh.com/

    I also offer book formatting, teaser and cover designs. You can check  out our pricing here :)  http://leighdesignsstudio.weebly.com/services.html

    Want to see some behind the scenes or send me a DM? Follow me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/amandaleighya/

    Check out my Blog Here  http://girlwithapenandadream.blogspot.com/

    Send Me a Voice Messageon My Podcast!! :)  https://anchor.fm/amanda-leigh7/message

    • 1 hr 16 min
    2020 Goal Review and 2021 Goals!!

    2020 Goal Review and 2021 Goals!!

    Happy New Year!!!!

    • 14 min
    Writing Process, Bad Reviews, Fairytales, Ableism, Invisible Illness and More | A Conversation with Authors and Poets, Jessica VanderWerff and Rebekah Palmer

    Writing Process, Bad Reviews, Fairytales, Ableism, Invisible Illness and More | A Conversation with Authors and Poets, Jessica VanderWerff and Rebekah Palmer

    Season two premiere!!

    I am SO EXCITED about this season premiere!! I have two of my closest friends, and fellow authors, on the podcast with me today. We just jump i and talk about so many topics. Bad Reviews, our writing process, fairytales, Ableism, invisible illness, writing a series, and so much more!! So much I can't even remember it all. But there is some good stuff in here. You have GOT to give this one a listen. It's a long one, so grab a cup of tea, sit back, and listen to all the wisdom and the fun in this one!!

    Jessica's Links:

    Like A Child: https://www.amazon.com/Like-Child-Collection-Original-Poetry-ebook/dp/B01DQ6UF0O/ 

    With Hopeful Eyes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073QJDTDF/ 

    Beneath the Willow: https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Willow-Collection-Poetry-Prose-ebook/dp/B07WKKNZSZ/ 

    Like A Child Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LikeAChildJV

    With Hopeful Eyes Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WithHopefulEyesBook 



    Rebekah's Links:

    A Letter to My Friend: https://www.amazon.com/Letter-Friend-Sharing-Learned-Teenager-ebook/dp/B00DYBS3EW/

    A Letter to Myself: https://www.amazon.com/Letter-Myself-Speaking-After-Silence-ebook/dp/B01HDOTE5M/

    Map of My Heart:https://www.amazon.com/Map-My-Heart-Portrait-Behind-ebook/dp/B07Y3XHDBH/

    Instagram: @jupiterreba @cystinosisociety

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanofJairus

    Website/Blog: https://cystinosisociety.wordpress.com/ 



    Start my Beauty of the Dark Series today!

    Goodreads: https://bit.ly/ForbiddenTBR

    *Books MUST be read in order!*: https://amzn.to/2HVcKDA

    Go to my website to check out the books I've published and order signed copies :)  https://www.authoramandaleigh.com/

    I also offer book formatting, teaser and cover designs. You can check  out our pricing here :)  http://leighdesignsstudio.weebly.com/services.html

    Want to see some behind the scenes or send me a DM? Follow me on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/amandaleighya/

    Check out my Blog Here  http://girlwithapenandadream.blogspot.com/

    Send Me a Voice Messageon My Podcast!! :)  https://anchor.fm/amanda-leigh7/message

    • 1 hr 51 min

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