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ireadsomewherethat

I read somewhere that… Isn’t that always the way? You read a thing and you can’t remember where you read it but it made you think or it annoyed you or upset you or delighted you. Generally, the news tends to err on the side of the former descriptions not the latter and this podcast will feature random snippets that jumped out at me, because life is so crazy and random, right? Right!

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Episode 19: Conferences - yes, they're back!

As we emerge from Covid, so do book conferences start to blossom! Here are four that you need to know about!

4mins

19 Mar 2022

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Episode 18: Promoting your books in a time like this

What a time. We emerged from Covid - well, not entirely - to find a Russian maniac has declared war on an innocent nation. So what do you do, in a time like this, about promoting your book? Or even writing – all creative endeavours seem so puny compared with those losing their lives. I found this post by Kate McKean to be really helpful and please know this - I want to hear about your books and your writing. As Kate says, the one thing does not negate the other - and let's not let the Russian maniac destroy everything good in this world. 

5mins

2 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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Episode 17: Lessons on punctuation by Christopher Walken

Fabulous insights into Christopher Walken's unique delivery and tone! This may be a game-changer when it comes to writing prose!  Also, E.E. Cummings and a poem that brings joy to my heart every single time.

4mins

25 Feb 2022

Rank #3

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Episode 16: Words of wisdom from Margaret Atwood

You simply can't go wrong with words of wisdom from Margaret Atwood on how to succeed as an author!

4mins

11 Feb 2022

Rank #4

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Episode 15: How Patricia Highsmith will change your life

"Feeling lousy? Depressed? Like a failure? As if what you’re doing at the moment is futile?"  This post will inspire writers the world over - we've got this! Let's be fabulous, slightly nuts and live life our way!  Featuring Patricia Highsmith. 

6mins

30 Jan 2022

Rank #5

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Episode 15: Why reading Stephen King will help your writing

Are you struggling to read during this time of Covid? Are you struggling to finish reading a book you've picked up? And, if you're a writer, are you struggling to write? This post will help lift you out of the doldrums! 

7mins

23 Jan 2022

Rank #6

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I Read Somewhere That: Episode 14

Welcome to the Christmas Edition of I Read Somewhere That! Filled with fascinating facts about books and Christmas, lots of recommends and a tribute to Luciana Ricciutelli, always in our hearts. 

13mins

30 Nov 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 13: I Read Somewhere That

This week I give a shout out to authors Nate Hendley (The Beatle Bandit, Dundurn), Terri Favro (The Sisters Sputnik, ECW). Plus: do you suffer from abibliophobia, what’s the world’s smallest book, how much did the world’s most expensive book cost, how many books can you get from one tree, how Mills and Boon paved a crazy highway to romance, how long does it take to write a novel, which are the three most read books in the world, which is the most banned book as well as how many books are there in the world. Plus: I shine a spotlight on two fabulous artists, Fish Jones and John Bladen Bentley and I reveal ambitious plans for December!

10mins

18 Nov 2021

Rank #8

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I Read Somewhere That: Episode 12 Reviews, Reviewers, Hard Copy vs PDF, Top Insta Tips!

Much ado about reviews and reviewers in this podcast! Question for reviewers: hard copy or PDF okay? The Twitterverse casts its vote! Goodreads are reviewing their reviewers - yay and it's about time! A great newsletter you should sign up for, a motivational quote, is life the spinning wheel of death and top tips from Instagram on how to write great horror! Don't miss out!

6mins

9 Nov 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 11: I Read Somewhere That

What do the readers love? I bring you some of the most popular book genres in 2021. But does writing in popular genres actually matters that much? Should you follow trends? Should you write children’s books, romance, horror or inspirational books? Plus, how to be a successful, popular author and are people sick of reading about death? Should we all be trying to write the next Ted Lasso? Do you have emotional maturity? Do you have radical empathy? Can therapy and meditation help you become a better writer?

8mins

28 Oct 2021

Rank #10