The Merry Writer Podcast
How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 1, 2022
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Are you interested in being a fantasy author?  This week, author I. L. Cruz joins Ari to discuss how to approach writing fantasy and things to consider when building your fantastical worlds.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 
ABOUT I. L. Cruz

I.L. Cruz decided to make writing her full-time career during the economic downturn in 2008. Since then she’s used her BA in International Relations to sow political intrigue in her fantasy worlds and her MA in history to strive for the perfect prologue.

When she’s not engaged in this mad profession she indulges her wanderlust as often as possible, watches too much sci-fi and reads until her eyes cross. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter and a sun-seeking supermutt named Dipper.

Connect with Ivia and buy her books:

Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter

Buy A Noble's Path

 

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Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 25, 2022
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Today, we discuss the concept of adding pictures to your novel and the different forms these can take.  Do you think you would ever add imagery to your book?  

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 18, 2022
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Have you ever come across a secondary character in your novel that doesn't need to be there? Or maybe a character's death needs to advance the character development of the MC?

This week, we discuss a few ways to get rid of your characters - and yes, that means we're talking mostly about character deaths. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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Should You Let Family And Friends Read Your Manuscript? | Ep. 111 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Let Family And Friends Read Your Manuscript? | Ep. 111 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 11, 2022
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When you have finished your manuscript, is it a good idea to let family and close friends read your work?  You may be surprised by our thoughts on this one. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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What Are Some Tips For Writing Craft Books? | Ep. 110 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are Some Tips For Writing Craft Books? | Ep. 110 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 4, 2022
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Have you ever thought about writing craft books? Or do you read them and haven't quite found the information you're looking for? Luckily, that's exactly what we're talking about in this week's episode.
 
Author Sacha Black joins Ari and Rachel in talking about her process of writing craft books for writers. We cover outlining, difficulties, research, and more.
 
Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
 
ABOUT SACHA BLACK

Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, rebel podcaster, speaker and casual rule breaker. She has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories,  self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills.

Sacha writes books about people with magical powers, sapphic fiction for teens, and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Cambridgeshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.

When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.

Connect with Sacha and buy her books:

Website | The Rebel Author Podcast | Amazon Book Page | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram

8 Steps to Side Characters13 Steps to Evil | 10 Steps to Hero | The Anatomy of Prose

 

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Should You Offer Your Books For Free? | Ep. 109 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Offer Your Books For Free? | Ep. 109 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 27, 2022
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We are back with a Marketing episode today, when we ask "Should You Offer Your Books For Free?"  and whether the free book is a good marketing strategy or not.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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Should You Have A Writing Buddy? | Ep. 108 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Have A Writing Buddy? | Ep. 108 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 20, 2022
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Writing can be a lonely job and there are many other writers who have similar setbacks with their novels as you do. Also, they have different strengths and weaknesses than you. 

In this week's episode, we're discussing whether you should have a writing buddy or not. We discuss pros of having writing buddies and also a few cons to having one. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Do You Deal With Decision Fatigue? | Ep. 107 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Deal With Decision Fatigue? | Ep. 107 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 13, 2022
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Do you find yourself getting tired throughout the day, and struggling to make good decisions?  You might be suffering from Decision Fatigue.

 
That's the topic of this week's podcast episode as we discuss what it is, how it affects us and what we can do to combat it.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the episode. 

 

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What Are Some Tips For Writing A Series? | Ep. 106 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are Some Tips For Writing A Series? | Ep. 106 | The Merry Writer Podcast

April 6, 2022
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Have you ever thought about writing a series of books but thought it might be too daunting to start? This week, author KM Allan joins Ari and Rachel as we discuss tips and tricks to writing a series of novels.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

About KM Allan

K.M. Allan is an identical twin, but not the evil one. She started her career penning beauty articles for a hairstyling website and now powers herself with chocolate and green tea while she writes novels and blogs about writing.

When she’s not creating YA stories full of hidden secrets, nightmares, and powerful magic, she likes to read, binge-watch too much TV, spend time with family, and take more photos than she will ever humanly need.

Visit her website, www.kmallan.com, to discover the mysteries of the universe. Or at the very least, some good writing tips.

 

Connect with KM Allan

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | AllAuthor | Amazon | Buy Black Birch 1 | Buy Black Birch 2

 

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What Should You Include At The Front Of Your Book? | Ep. 105 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Should You Include At The Front Of Your Book? | Ep. 105 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 30, 2022
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Today on the show we are going through the different things you should and could include in your Front Matter (the front of your book). 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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