Guest Blogging at ALLi

Holly has been blogging over on the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) website, Self Publishing Advice. You can see the article all about starting an author podcast here: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/how-to-create-an-author-podcast/ ALLi members receive a number of benefits, not least being the amazing community online as well as opportunities to contribute to the blog and to their [...]

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Use Your Fear

Happy Monday, folks! Holly here with my top tip for this week: Use your fear. We’re all afraid of something and it’s so easy to get lost in it and become paralysed. But what if you could ride your fear like a surfer rides a wave? Rather than being crushed by it, you can use [...]

Some Words on Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is, in essence, self-doubt. A particular kind of self-doubt. Beyond saying "I'm not good enough," and "I can't do this," impostor syndrome will convince its victim that they will be found out for the fraud they are. That they are merely pretending at being what they claim to be, and that their deception [...]

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Most writers have been asked at least once where we get our ideas. There’s no one answer. But there is one truth: ideas are everywhere. The better question might be: How do I notice the ideas? Taking time every day to generate creativity is so important. Make it a habit to find ways to express [...]

Episode 1.10: Making Maps

It’s a classic expectation: a beautiful map in the front of a fantasy book. But, whether you're an expert cartographer, or your drawing skills are limited to a few squiggly lines, maps are a helpful way to stop yourself from getting lost in the world you create. Which is actually surprisingly easy. In this episode, [...]

Episode 1.9: Edge-Lit After Party

Recording together the morning after attending Edge-Lit 8, still suffering with post-convention exhaustion, we offer up our thoughts on the event. We're talking workshops and panels, networking and the need to clone ourselves multiple times. Hear our highs and lows of the day, and our biggest takeaways, all while in recovery mode, and barely coherent! [...]

Using Your Authentic Narrative Voice

This seems to be in the air right now. Angeline posted something about it on Instagram the other day and then I got into a lively debate in a Facebook group about a related topic that my brain automatically connected - the use of English vs American English. This is going to be a bit [...]