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

Great Podcast!

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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!

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By Benjisan3 - Mar 10 2020
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Insightful questions and interesting answers from great authors. Love it.

Great Podcast!

By Paperplatemonkey - Mar 18 2019
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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!
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Rank #1: Icelandic Noir with Quentin Bates – JoinedUp#87

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Episode 87 brings us a chat with Quentin Bates, creator of the atmospheric Icelandic crime series centered around his heroine Officer Gunnhildur. Quentin’s got an interesting story to tell about how he came to writing and how he found himself in Iceland in the first place.

Quentin is the author of six crime fiction novels and the translator of Ragnar Jónasson and Lilja Sigurðardóttir novels. He’s also the co-founder of the crime writing festival Iceland Noir and is one of the very few British authors who has a deep understanding of Iceland, having been married to an Icelandic woman for 30 years and spending nearly a decade living there. His latest book, Cold Breath is released on October 11th 2018 and is part of his Officer Gunnhildur series.

Find out more about Quentin and his work at Graskeggur.com and follow him on Twitter @Graskeggur.

This week’s Book Blogger’s corner comes from Emma Rose Hollands and her review of ‘Of Things Gone Astray’ by Janina Matthewson. You can find more of Emma’s reviews and blogs at whywordswork.wordpress.com and follow her on Twitter @ERHollands.

There’s also an update on my own writing, a great question from Wyatt R Smith on Editing and some updates on new content coming to the show.

Dont forget – this is YOUR SHOW and I need your feedback – so take a look at my recent post about upcoming plans for the show and the blog. Also keep tweeting us, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and let’s get Joined Up!

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Oct 09 2018

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Rank #2: It’s All In The Reveal – Karin Salvalaggio – JoinedUp#95

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It’s episode 95 with Karin Salvalaggio, author of the Macy Greeley Mystery Series. Karin has a really interesting background and lots of practical tips based on her own writing process.

Karin was born in West Virginia and has fond memories of her nomadic childhood as part of a military family. She’s lived everywhere from Alaska and Florida to California and Iran and now lives in London, since 1994. Bone Dust White was her first full-length novel and began the Macy Greeley Mystery series – the most recent of which is Silent Rain. She’s currently putting the finishing touches to a new standalone novel, which we mention in the interview.

Take a look at Karin’s website here, follow her on Twitter here or Instagram here. She also interviews authors over at Bookanista.

Thanks to all the listeners who got in touch with their thoughts on the show and plans for the new year.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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 I mentioned in today’s show. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

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Jan 02 2019

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Rank #3: Creative Focus with Jessica Abel – Joined Up#103

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It’s episode 103 bringing you an interview with Jessica Abel, writer, creative professional, tutor, cartoonist and author of the brilliant book ‘Growing Gills: How To Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning In Your Daily Life’. Jessica is full of wisdom and ideas to help you find focus and achieve more with your work.

Jessica Abel is an American comic book writer, artist, author and creative professional who’s written and created several works including Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, La Perdida, Out On The Wire, Trish Trash:Rollergirl of Mars and book I mentioned at the top of the show, Growing Gills: How To Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning In Your Daily Life.

Check out Jessica’s website and blog here and follow her on Twitter @JccAbel

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Mar 26 2019

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Rank #4: NaNoWriMo Special with Maria Smith – Joined-Up#91

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Episode 91 is a special NaNoWriMo themed show – that’s National Novel Writing Month, a global free to enter competition that runs every November where you challenge yourself to write at least 50,000 words of a novel. I’ve completed the challenge in years gone by, but this year I’m deep in the final edits of my novel, Safe Hands so I’m content to cheer you all on from the sidelines and help as many of you as I can. With that in mind, I invited friend of the show, collaborator and friend of mine, Maria Smith on to the show to talk about her experience with NaNoWriMo and to get her practical advice on smashing your Nano goals and staying motivated to write at any time of the year.

Maria writes dark fiction, urban fantasy and paranormal. Her short fiction has been published in a number of anthologies and her work has been adapted for stage and an award-winning short film. She is passionate about inspiring other writers through her personal blog, Script Aloud Workshops and a soon to be announced non-fiction project she is currently collaborating on with me. Follow her on Twitter @MariaAsmith and check out her First Draft Cafe Blog.

I also mention an excellent series of YouTube videos from Creative Life Coach, Gabriela Blandy called Write No Matter What which are part of a wider campaign Gabriela has launched to help writers and creatives overcome fear and procrastination. She’s running a free webinar in December and you should subscribe to her YouTube channel to find out more – I’ll put a link to it in the shownotes or you can search the hashtag WriteNoMatterWhat on YouTube. You can also follow Gabriela on Twitter @gabrielablandy.

It was also lovely to hear from Sharon Boothroyd about a charity anthology that features one of my short stories, along with dozens of others from some great writers. It’s been selling really well and all proceeds go to a great RSPCA charity. If you want to help out and read some quality short fiction, take a look at the Paws For Thought anthology, now available as an ebook on Amazon at the bargain price of £2.99.

I’ve just launched a 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’. In addition to that, members will get other regular exclusive content, more of our 10 Tips series, bonus blog posts on Writing Craft, extra podcasts, be in the running for future giveaways and you’ll be the first to hear about our upcoming live Q and A sessions.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and let’s get Joined Up! More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

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Nov 13 2018

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Rank #5: Nail Your Novel with Roz Morris – Joined Up Writing #106

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It’s episode 106 with Roz Morris – author, ghost writer and creator of the brilliant ‘Nail Your Novel’ series of books. Roz has tons of advice for writers, both new and experienced and her own writing history is really interesting too.

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Roz is an experienced speaker, tutor and writing coach. She has taught creative writing masterclasses for The Guardian newspaper in London and speaks at a range of writing and publishing events. In addition to writing her own novels – My Memories Of A Future Life and Life Form Three – Roz was a very successful ghost writer for a number of years and went on to create the excellent ‘Nail Your Novel’ series of writing books.

Follow Roz on Twitter here, check out her Nail Your Novel website here and have a read of her blog.

I also recommended the brilliant ‘Rule of Three’ podcast – check that out here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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May 07 2019

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Rank #6: Show Up Every Day – David Wappel – Joined Up#117

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It’s episode 117 with David Wappel, an award-winning screenwriter based in LA. I first came across David after reading his excellent Twitter thread giving tips on how how to avoid over-writing action lines in a screenplay. I’ll put a link to that in the show notes because his stuff about anchoring nouns, visual writing and how to consider scale in your description can be applied to any medium.

We touched on story, self-reflection, specificity when writing characters and even how you should consider measuring your success as a creative. So it’s a great conversation to fill your creative well as we hurtle towards the end of the year.

Follow David on Twitter @Davidwappel and take a look at his blog and website at davidwappel.com.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Dec 22 2019

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Rank #7: Keep It Fresh with Elena Passarello – Joined Up Writing Episode 114

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It’s episode 114 with essayist Elena Passarello – a funny, insightful writer who has a really interesting personal story as well as loads to say about her writing process, inspiration and how she found herself being all Marlon Brando in New Orleans. I laughed a lot during our conversation and came away feeling inspired.

Elena Passarello is an actor, writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the 2014 Oregon Book Award. Her essays on performance, pop culture, and the natural world have been published in Oxford American, SlateCreative Nonfiction, and The Iowa Review, and her latest book, Animals Strike Curious Poses, is out right now everywhere you can buy books.

I really enjoyed this chat that managed to cover everything from creative writing, to Charles Darwin’s tortoise, Elvis Presley and Doctor Who! Enjoy.

Check out Elena’s website here and follow her on Twitter @ElenaVox

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Aug 20 2019

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Rank #8: You Have To Love Your Characters – Bill Beverly – Joined Up#115

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It’s episode 115 with Bill Beverly, author of the multi-award winning novel ‘Dodgers’. He talks about how he found his way to what became a highly successful novel by way of short stories and a failed screenplay attempt as well as giving an insight into his writing process.

Bill was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He studied literature and writing at Oberlin College, including time in London studying theatre and the Industrial Revolution. His research on criminal fugitives and the stories surrounding them became the book On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America. He now teaches American literature and writing at Trinity University in Washington D.C. and his multi-award winning debut novel, Dodgers is out right now.

You can follow Bill on Twitter @BillBeverly and find more info on his website here.

Here’s the short documentary I mentioned in the intro – Life Lessons of an Artist, which is free to view on YouTube.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Sep 05 2019

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Rank #9: Too Far with Jason Starr – NYC Thrills – Joined Up#102

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Episode 102 brings us an interview with New York crime writer, Jason Starr. Jason’s written dozens of crime thriller novels, comics, graphic novels and screenplays and it was great to chat to him about his career, process and his latest book, Too Far (released as Fugitive Red in the US)

Jason Starr is an internationally best-selling author, comic book writer, and screenwriter based in New York City. He’s written loads of crime fiction novels and thrillers.

He’s won or been shortlisted for numerous awards including being Barry Award Winner for Best Paperback Original and winning the Anthony Award for Best Graphic Novel. His latest novel is a thriller released in the US as Fugitive Red and Too Far in the UK.

Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonStarr and check out JasonStarr.com

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Mar 12 2019

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Rank #10: Dystopian Thrills with Hanna Jameson – Joined Up#98

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Episode 98 features an interview with Hanna Jameson, author of the excellent dystopian thriller, The Last. Hanna and I talked about everything from her approach to writing, why she loves first person POV and why she thinks it’s best to eat dessert first!

Hanna Jameson was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger Award 2013 for her debut novel Something You Are. Girl Seven, the second novel in the London Underground series, was published in April 2014 and a third Road Kill, was published in 2016, all to critical acclaim. Hanna’s latest book, The Last, is a high-concept thriller set in a remote hotel and is released on January 31st – available everywhere.

You can follow Hanna on Twitter @Hanna_Jameson or Instagram here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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 I mentioned in a previous show. More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

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Jan 29 2019

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Rank #11: Don’t Look Back with Jackie Kabler – Joined Up#105

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It’s episode 105 and today we’ve got returning guest Jackie Kabler – TV journalist, presenter and about to publish her second series of crime novels. She has lots to say about the submissions process, changing genre and how she manages to fit the writing around her very hectic day job.

Jackie has spent many years in broadcasting and journalism – including a nine year stint on GMTV, reporting on some of that decade’s biggest stories. She’s worked freelance and for the BBC, Sky, as a newspaper reporter, media trainer and she currently works as a presenter on QVC in the UK. Her her first cosy crime series began with The Dead Dog Day but now she’s moved to darker territory with her psychological thriller Am I Guilty out now with Harper Collins.

Follow Jackie on Twitter @jackiekabler and take a look at her website here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Apr 23 2019

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Rank #12: Get The Thing Done – Clare Empson, Joined Up Writing Episode 112

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It’s episode 112 with debut mystery thriller writer, Clare Empson. Clare’s journey to publication is fascinating and we talked about editing, rewrites, finding depth and dealing with rejection.

Clare worked as a staff writer on national newspapers covering everything from collapsing merchant banks to tea with the late Barbara Cartland, until eight years ago, when she moved to the West Country and founded the arts and lifestyle blog countrycalling.co.uk.

The idyllic setting inspired her first novel, HIM which reveals the darker side of paradise and is out right now from Amazon and everywhere you can buy books.

Take a look at Clare’s website here and follow her on Twitter @ClareEmpson2

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Jul 23 2019

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Rank #13: Turn and Burn – CJ Walley Returns – Joined Up Writing 118

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It’s episode 118 with screenwriter, CJ Walley talking about his amazing journey from lone UK based screenwriter, to a writer for hire flying out to Hollywood for a 6 week shoot of his film. We’ll be digging into what he’s learned from the experience as well as touching on his ‘Turn and Burn’ process for writing scripts. There’s something here for creatives and writers of all stripes.

Based in the UK, CJ is a prolific writer of scripts and the creator of the superb free online showcase, Script Revolution. Last year he spent 6 weeks on location in LA, for the filming of his feature film, ‘Break Even’ which premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Check out his excellent website at CJWalley.com and take a look at Script Revolution here. You should also follow him on Twitter here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Jan 14 2020

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Rank #14: Into The Forest with Will Dean – Joined Up#109

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It’s episode 109 with a cracker of an interview with Will Dean, creator of the excellent Tuva Moodyson crime series set in the dark pines of a Swedish forest community. We talked about everything from writing a fast first draft to what to do when a bull elk turns up in your back yard!

Will grew up in the East Midlands, before studying Law at the LSE, and working in London. Eventually he moved to rural Sweden, built a wooden house in a boggy clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and wrote his successful debut novel, Dark Pines. His latest book, Red Snow, is out now from all good book shops.

Follow Will on Twitter here and subscribe to his excellent YouTube channel here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Jun 18 2019

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Rank #15: Take Writing Seriously, But Not Yourself – Karen Heenan – Joined Up#116

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It’s episode 116 with Karen Heenan talking about her debut Historical Fiction novel, Songbird. Karen explains how she broke through via Twitter, tells us about her writing process and the joy of breaking free of her cubicle prison!

Karen was born and raised in Philadelphia. She fell in love with books and stories before she learned to read, and has wanted to write for almost as long. After far too many years in a cubicle, she set herself free to follow her dreams – which include gardening, sewing, traveling and, of course, lots of writing. She lives in Lansdowne, not far from Philadelphia, with four cats and a very patient husband. And her debut novel Songbird is out right now.

Follow Karen on Twitter @Karen_Heenan and check out her website here.

Here’s the link to the trailer for my short film ‘INKLING’.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Nov 26 2019

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Rank #16: NaNoWriMo Tips and Scrivener with Anne Rainbow – JoinedUp#88

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The first of this year’s special NaNoWriMo shows, episode 88 brings us Red Pen Editing and ScrivenerVirgin guru, Anne Rainbow giving us her tips on how Scrivener – an amazing, inexpensive bit of software – can turbocharge your Nanowrimo experience. Nanowrimo – sometimes abbreviated to Nano – is National Novel Writing Month and it comes around every November. It’s an international, online contest to see if you can write at least 50,000 words between the beginning and end of November. It’s great fun and there are local support groups wherever you live.

In this episode we’ll be paying particular attention to how Scrivener can give you a better chance of hitting your Nano target, but also how it will make editing and finishing the novel so much easier.

Anne is maybe best known as ScrivenerVirgin and her ScrivenerVirgin blog over at ScrivenerVirgin.com motivates writers to make the most of what I regularly tell you is amazing software. As RedPen Mentor, she published her book Editing The RedPen Way as a guide to writers wishing to self-edit and, for a select few, Anne supports writers in achieving their publishing dreams via her mentoring scheme.

Anne ‘discovered’ NaNoWriMo in 2009 and became ML for Devon and Cornwall in 2010. She’s currently ML for Cornwall and, as well as her duties in that region, she is offering online support ahead of NaNo, during November and after, to anyone who maybe can’t make face-to-face meetings. Everyone is welcome.

For the next seven weeks, you can also ‘Make the Most of Mondays’ with Anne. She’s promoting Come-Write-Ins at her local library on Kingsbridge, Devon, and at the Cottage Hotel, Hope Cove, where she co-hosts the Wednesday Writers group, based on the need for artist dates a la Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way.

If you want to know a little more about how I use Scrivener to write scripts, you can find a guest article from me on Anne’s blog here.

Today’s Book Blogger’s Corner comes courtesy of Katherine Sunderland over at bibliomaniacuk.co.uk reviewing The Classroom by A L Bird. Follow Katherine on twitter @KatherineSunde3 and check out her blog here too.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and let’s get Joined Up! More content coming soon, including videos, blog posts and loads of extra writing tips.

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Oct 16 2018

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Rank #17: Emma Viskic – Find Your Rhythm – Joined Up#86

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It’s episode 86 with Emma Viskic, Australian author of the excellent Caleb Zelic series of novels – the latest being And Fire Came Down.

Emma is a classically trained clarinettist, and author of the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series, RESURRECTION BAY  and AND FIRE CAME DOWN. RESURRECTION BAY won the 2016  Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. And Fire Came Down is published in the UK by Pushkin Press and available at all good book stockists.

Find out more by checking out Emma’s website and following her on Twitter @EmmaViskic

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Sep 25 2018

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Rank #18: Write Like You Dance – Make It Big with KH Irvine – Joined Up Writing Episode 113

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It’s episode 113 with KH Irvine joining me to talk about her debut, ‘A Killing Sin’. We got into all kinds of subjects, including pop culture, flawed characters, psychology and tackling controversial topics. It was a really interesting chat.

KH Irvine grew up in Scotland and now lives near London. Her work has taken her to board rooms, universities and governments all over the world and has included up close and personal access to special forces. A Killing Sin is her first book, published by Urbane, and out right now.

You can follow KH Irvine on Twitter @KHIrvineAuthor

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Aug 06 2019

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Rank #19: The Prolific Steff Green – Joined Up#110

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It’s episode 110 with Steff Green, best-selling indie author of fantasy, paranormal, steampunk and lots of other genres besides. Steff has a really interesting personal story and much to say on productivity and her writing process.

Steff Green is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author, blogger, metal-head and heavy metal maiden living in an off-grid home on 4 acres of rural paradise in New Zealand. She publishes dark fantasy and science fiction under the name S C Green, and paranormal romance as Steffanie Holmes.

Follow Steff on Twitter here and check out her books and website here.

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Jul 02 2019

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Rank #20: Tell Yourself “I’m a writer!” with Rod Duncan – Joined Up#120

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It’s episode 120 with Rod Duncan. Rod is a multi-genre writer, from contemporary crime to fantasy and his amazing steampunk alternate history series. Get ready to be inspired because Rod’s full of insight and knowledge and it was great to catch up with him again.

Rod writes alternate history, fantasy and contemporary crime. His novels have been shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, the East Midlands Book Award and the CWA’s John Creasey Dagger. A dyslexic with a background in scientific research, he now lectures in creative writing at DeMontfort University. His new book ‘The Fugitive and The Vanishing Man’ is the 6th in his steampunk flavoured Gas-Lit Empire series of books and is out right now.

Follow Rod on Twitter @RodDuncan and find more info at his website here.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, 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.

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Mar 03 2020

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