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Author Life

Welcome to Author Life Podcast! Learn about the lives of authors, their writing and publishing journeys, and lessons they've learned along the way.

Episodes will also feature helpful tips and advice on the craft of writing, book marketing, self-publishing, and growing your reader base.

Jun 8, 2022

SeriouslyGina joins me on the podcast this week to talk about her early experiences in querying. This was originally recorded several years ago, so some references may be out of date, but you can still get an interesting a look into the overall process of querying agents.

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Jun 1, 2022

Fully developing villains and secondary characters can be challenging because so much focus and effort goes into creating stellar main characters. Skimping on rounding out villains and secondary characters can leave a story feeling flat. Learn how to dive more deeply into who your villains and secondary characters are...

May 25, 2022

Several Bestselling Reads authors are back on the podcast this week talking about setting. We discuss the importance of setting in various genres and writing styles, make a side trip into a discussion of aphantasia and how that might affect writing and description, and offer tips for integrating setting into story.


May 18, 2022

Writing a query letter is not only intimidating for many writers, but it can take what feels like endless amounts of revisions to get one just write. In this episode, I'll give practical tips for writing a query letter that will make the process less overwhelming and help you craft a compelling letter.

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