The Merry Writer Podcast
What Is The Process Of Creating And Publishing An Audiobook? | Ep. 062 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Is The Process Of Creating And Publishing An Audiobook? | Ep. 062 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 2, 2021

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Have you ever wanted to publish an audiobook version of your stories but never knew how to go about it? Spoiler alert: it's easier than you think!

This week, author Tori Zigler joins Ari and Rachel, discussing the process of creating and self-publishing an audiobook.

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ABOUT TORI ZIGLER

Victoria Zigler is a blind vegan poet and children's author.  Born and raised in the shadow of the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, she moved away from Wales three times: once to spend six months living in Alberta, Canada, the other times to spend a few years living near Hastings on the South-East coast of England, UK, each time returning to Wales.  Now she lives in Wales again, along with a chinchilla named Mollie, a West Highland White Terrier named Lilie, a Cavapoo named Logan, a Hermann’s Tortoise named Artemis, and her Canadian husband, Kelly.

Despite spending far more time than she’d have liked in hospital, and eventually losing her sight to Congenital Glaucoma, Victoria - or Tori, if you prefer - has been writing since she knew how, with no plans to stop any time soon.  So far she has published nine poetry books and 46 children’s books, all of which are available from a variety of online retailers in multiple eBook formats, as well as in both paperback and audio.  She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II, which is available in eBook only.  Additionally, Tori’s Hermann’s Tortoise, Artemis, was featured in both the Magnificent Pets Coloring Book For Children and the Magnificent Pets Mandala Coloring Book For Adults, which are available via Praise My Pet.

Vegan due to both a love for animals and dairy allergy, as well as an Eclectic Pagan, Tori describes herself as a combination of Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books: Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world.  She has a wide variety of interests, designed to exercise both the creative and logical sides of her brain, and dabbles in them at random depending on what she feels like doing at any given time, but is most likely to be found playing with her petkids, curled up somewhere with a cup of tea and a book, or trying to keep one step ahead of those pesky typo fairies while writing her own books.

Links:

Website: http://www.zigler.co.uk
Blog: https://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/toriz
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Zigler/424999294215717
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/victoriazigler
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCakYxH7BNyc2Lxr1g1nbP9w

Tori's Books:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/toriz
Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victoria-Zigler/e/B00BHS9DQ6/

 
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Do You Need A Dedicated Space For Writing? | Ep. 061 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Do You Need A Dedicated Space For Writing? | Ep. 061 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 26, 2021

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Do you have a dedicated writing space? Do you think they can help make you move productive or be a constraint?  Check out today's episode to get our scoop on writing spaces!

 

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What Are Good Self-Care Tips For Writers? | Ep. 060 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are Good Self-Care Tips For Writers? | Ep. 060 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 19, 2021

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Have you ever forgotten to take a shower for a few days? Or maybe you forgot to leave your computer and move your body for a bit.

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss some self-care tips for writers. We could all use a little TLC!

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Do You Review Books That You Read? | Ep. 059 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Do You Review Books That You Read? | Ep. 059 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 12, 2021

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This week, we are talking about writing reviews on books.  As writers we need reviews, so it's important we consider reviewing other books - do you review books you read?

 

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How Do You Deal With One-Star Reviews? | Ep. 058 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Deal With One-Star Reviews? | Ep. 058 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 5, 2021

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Have you ever gotten the dreaded one-star review on your book? Guess what? There's nothing to be worried about!

This week, author Wilmar Luna joins Ari and Rachel, discussing how to deal with one-star reviews on your books.

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ABOUT WILMAR LUNA

Wilmar Luna couldn't be a superhero in real life so he decided to write his own. When he's not writing about empowered female characters he can be found watching films, reading books, and playing too many video games.

Website: https://www.thesilverninja.com

For news on upcoming releases, discounts, and book news, please sign up for the newsletter at: https://www.thesilverninja.com/newsletter/

 
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What’s Your Favourite Childhood Story? | Ep.057 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What’s Your Favourite Childhood Story? | Ep.057 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 28, 2021

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Yesterday was Tell A Story Day, so with that as inspiration, we decided to discuss our favourite childhood stories, those ones that helped us fall in love with the written word and the importance of getting children reading eary.

 

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How And When Did You Begin Writing? | Ep. 056 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How And When Did You Begin Writing? | Ep. 056 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 21, 2021

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This week, we're sharing our stories about how we started writing. Let us know what you think on Twitter using #TheMerryWriterPodcast and share your story about how you began your writing journey!

For a laugh, be sure to check out Rachel's earlier writing here.

 

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How Important Are Book Covers? | Ep. 055 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Important Are Book Covers? | Ep. 055 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 14, 2021
This week on the podcast we are talking all about book covers and why they are so important. As the storefront of your story, covers need a lot of thought and a good cover artist is worth their weight in gold! Check out our thoughts on covers and things you need to consider.
 
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How Many Rounds Of Edits Do You Typically Do? | Ep. 054 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Many Rounds Of Edits Do You Typically Do? | Ep. 054 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 7, 2021

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In this week's epsiode, Ari is joined by special guest, Kim Golden, where they discuss all things about editing your novel. Enjoy!

 

ABOUT KIM GOLDEN

Kim Golden is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Kim left the US in 1995 and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn't writing love stories, she writes copy for a pretty famous Swedish home furnishings brand.

Website: kim-golden.com/

Twitter: twitter.com/kimigm

Instagram: instagram.com/kimgoldenbooks

Preorder Near Enough to Hold: bit.ly/NearEnoughToHold

Link to donate directly to West Park Cultural Center: westparkcultural.org/donate/

 
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How Do You Write Female Characters? | Ep. 053 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Write Female Characters? | Ep. 053 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 31, 2021

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In honour of International Women's Day (that was this month, March 8th... yes we know we're late, we do explain!) We decided to discuss Writing Female Characters, things we love seeing and things we really don't when it comes to female characters!

In case you missed our Writing Male Character Episode, you can find it here: https://themerrywriterpodcast.podbean.com/e/how-to-write-male-characters-ep-034-the-merry-writer-podcast/

 

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