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#35 Talking about writing Christie and page-turnability with Sophie Hannah, Part Two


In my first conversation with Sophie , we discussed her successful career as a poet and thriller writer and the support she gives to other writers through the Dream Author programme. Many listeners have already been inspired by her words about resilience and self belief in the face of repeated rejection, which is something most of us are familiar with. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, I strongly suggest you give it a listen. In part 2, as well as telling me about her writing process and using the blurb as a 'story promise', she intriguingly mentions her exclusive ‘gnocchi’ technique for planning and drafting. As she says, you can apply to her directly for this and she will send it to you for free. Sophie is hugely generous with her advice. You can see why she’s been my guest twice this season.   NOTES: Sophie’s website: https://sophiehannah.com The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-killings-at-kingfisher-hill/sophie-hannah/agatha-christie/9780008264550 Dream Author website: https://dreamauthorcoaching.com'How I Prepare to Write' by Sophie Hannah: https://sophiehannah.com/how-i-prepare-to-write/'The Four Tendencies Quiz' by Gretchen Rubin:  https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com (Turns out I'm a Questioner by the way.)The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah: https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/sophie-hannah/the-couple-at-the-table/9781529352832/ Apples Never Fall by Lianne Moriarty: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/306/306877/apples-never-fall/9780241396087.html 


20 Aug 2021

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#32 Talking about the writing coach with Sophie Hannah


I wanted to talk to Sophie about many things – her career as an international bestselling thriller writer of books such as Little Face, The Carrier and the Monogram Murders­, her work with the Agatha Christie estate, what got her into writing, and how she helps writers with her Dream Author coaching programme. This was more than we could fit into the time available, so we had to save crimewriting, the Christie estate and Sophie’s special tips for planning for part 2, which I’ll be releasing soon.  In part one, we discuss the essential urge to write. Sophie explains having to fight to do a typing course as a teenager, and why stuffing envelopes and cataloguing library cards were the perfect jobs for someone with powerful ambition.  She describes the good bits, such as what happened when she released a collection of rhyming poetry, and got a letter out of the blue from Trinity College Cambridge. And the tough bits, such as the years and years it took to get her first novel published.  Over those years Sophie learned a lot. She tells me about her Dream Author coaching programme: how it helps writers to deal with negative feelings and find your own self belief and validation. You will feel Sophie’s positivity, so I’m not surprised that she can help authors learn to enjoy the process, right here, right now, despite however many rejections the industry may throw your way.  Buckle up. We have a lot to talk about.  We recorded this episode in June 2021. I hope you enjoy our conversation.  NOTES: Sophie’s website:  https://sophiehannah.com Dream Author coaching: https://dreamauthorcoaching.comBrooke Castillo Life Coach School: https://thelifecoachschool.com  

1hr 2mins

23 Jul 2021

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Mechanicsburg Mystery Presents a Conversation with Sophie Hannah

Mechanicsburg Mystery Presents

Author Sophie Hannah talks about her journey on continuing Agatha Christie's Detective Hercule Poirot in all new mysteries.


21 Jun 2021

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11. The Killings at Kingfisher Hill - Sophie Hannah

The Unsolved Case of the Missing Salmon

Join us for a pleasing Poirot tribute - The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah. Spoiler alert! We will be revealing whodunnit so read before you listen. There is discussion of underrated Agatha Christie novels in Mystery Business, according to Sophie Hannah. We also discuss Green Wing, making our own MegaBus Mystery and sugar crashes. Mystery Mentions At Bertram’s Hotel, Hallowe'en Party, Murder in Mesopotamia, Appointment with Death, Cat Among the Pigeons, Sparkling Cyanide , By The Pricking of my Thumbs and After The Funeral, all by Agatha Christie. AOB: Ronald Knox’s 10 Commandments of Detective Fiction and Julian Rhind-Tutt Next book: Wish you Were Here - Rita Mae Brown In the mood for more mystery? Check out Episode 7 - Halloween Party or Episode 1 - The Man in the Brown Suit (also discussing Agatha Christie reads) Follow us on Instagram: @missingsalmoncase Share with a friend: The Unsolved Case of the Missing Salmon Nominate a Queen of Crime: missingsalmoncase@gmail.com This podcast is created, produced and edited by Maddy Berry and Hannah Knight. Our music is sourced from Melody Loops and composed by Geoff Harvey.


17 May 2021

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Sophie Hannah on Healing Childhood Trauma and Mental Health

#Unfiltered Life with Charlotte Jonsie

In this friendly chat, Sophie Hannah and Charlotte Jonsie get uncomfortable discussing their childhood trauma and how therapy has worked for them, sharing the tools that has helped them. We discuss why Sophie Hannah launched her mental health series on YouTube to her millions of followers to help others. Be prepared for an open conversation about life online, on how to deal with being judged by others, the cancel culture and how to be confident with who you are. With an added bonus of how to go viral with content tips.Tigger warning ⚠️ suicide, alcoholism, mental health, therapy, triggersLinks & social Guest: @SophieHannahFind Sophie's mental health series over on her YouTube Channel Host: The Women's Coach @CharlotteJonsie www.charlottejonsie.comIf you loved this episode, please share on social and tag me!Please subscribe, download and leave a review to help me reach and help more people with this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

2 May 2021

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#66: Question Time: Getting personal with Monah and Sophie Hannah


Monah and Sophie Hannah get up close and personal as they ask each other life’s most important questions.--------------------------------------- FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION #EthnicallySpeakingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitedmelanincoFacebook: https://facebook.com/unitedmelanincoTwitter: https://instagram.com/unitedmelanincoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unitedmelaninco/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UnitedMelaninGroupGet in touch with us: ethnicallyspeaking@unitedmelaningroup.com---------------------------------------- LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://unitedmelaningroup.com/es066(Website – Show notes)----------------------------------------Join Monah, Nushy Rose and Sophie Hannah, three smart, curious and opinionated highly-melanated women, as they and their guests discuss everything from current affairs to pop culture, and everything in between. No subject is off limits for these ladies, especially when it comes to issues affecting British communities of colour. Get ready to laugh, learn and liberate your mind, because if there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that the Ethnically Speaking ladies will be giving it to you straight!----------------------------------------Music by GC


28 Apr 2021

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Being a Dream Author with Sophie Hannah


A bumper edition Heart, Craft and Business of Writing episode featuring Sophie Hannah, thriller author and founder of the Dream Author program. Sophie is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction published in 49 languages and 51 territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie's family, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than 15 countries. She has since published two more Poirot novels Closed Casket, and The Mystery of Three Quarters, both of which were instant Sunday Times  top 10 bestsellers   She's also the founder of Dream Author a transformative coaching program for writers, which is where Pam first discovered Sophie and her many talents. In this episode Sophie talks about literary diagnostics, writing a gnocchi draft, creating a mindset for success and being your own advocate in the world of publishing. Sophie's latest novel is Haven't They Grown. It's a psychological thriller with a seemingly impossible mystery at its heart. She lives with her husband, children, and dog in Cambridge Brewster who features quite often on her podcast and webinars.  SHOW NOTES: Writes4Women www.writes4women.com Facebook @writes4women Twitter / Instagram @w4wpodcast W4W Patreon https://www.writes4women.com/support-us-on-patreon Sophie Hannah Website : click here Dream Author Website: click here Facebook: click here Twitter: click here Instagram: click here Pamela Cook www.pamelacook.com.au Facebook: click here Twitter: click here  Instagram: click here This episode produced by Pamela Cook for Writes4Women. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/writes4women?fan_landing=trueSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 27mins

25 Mar 2021

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Author Stories Podcast Episode 1042 | Sophie Hannah Returns To Coach You With Dream Author

Author Stories - Author Interviews, Writing Advice, Book Reviews

Today our author interview guest is Sophie Hannah. Sophie stops back by the show today to talk...


25 Jan 2021

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Ep 35 - How to be happier, according to mystery writer Sophie Hannah

everywoman Podcast

What is happiness and how can we have more of it, in every sphere of our lives? That’s the million-dollar question that New York Times bestselling author Sophie Hannah sets out to answer in her latest title.  Though this non-fiction title is a departure from her usual genre, Sophie Hannah employs the devices better known to her crime fiction detectives: she analyses the evidence, from ancient texts by Aristotle to holding late-night sessions with American life coaches, navigating plenty of twists and turns along the way before presenting her theory.  In our latest everywomanBookClub podcast, host Rebecca Lewis uncovers more on Sophie’s theory — her struggles with happiness as a concept, why it’s our thoughts that create our feelings without exception, and how perhaps the true meaning of happiness is accepting that the human experience contains a mixture of all emotions — positive and negative. 


16 Nov 2020

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Author Stories Podcast Episode 958 | Sophie Hannah Returns With The Killings at Kingfisher Hill

Author Stories - Author Interviews, Writing Advice, Book Reviews

Sophie Hannah returns to the show today with The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot...


15 Sep 2020