Indie Fire Writers Conference

Indie Fire is a brand new, UK-based writers conference that we are organising. It is dedicated to the world of independent publishing, focusing on the fantasy, science-fiction, and horror genres. Indie Fire will be happening on Saturday 30th May 2020 at The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, West Yorkshire. The venue is a community centre with a great [...]

5 Steps to Creating Your Own Opportunities

Over the years, I've done a lot of waiting around for opportunities to come my way. Some I've jumped on, some I've dithered too long over, others have passed me by completely. But, you can't always sit back and wait for opportunity to come knocking. Because it very rarely does. And, if you find yourself [...]

Episode 2.5: The Importance of Ongoing Learning

Happy International Podcast Day! We're celebrating with an episode about all the great things we've learnt, and a tribute to all the great podcasts we listen to. Hear about how the lessons we've learnt via podcasts, online courses, and from our peers have transformed our mindsets, our writing, and our businesses. Angeline reveals her big [...]

Episode 2.4: Building Your Author Platform

Today it's time for Angeline's first solo episode, and I'm talking about building your author platform. It's not just a simple case of getting yourself online, and I discuss all the issues around tackling imposter syndrome, and mindset, as well as delving into what you should be doing to build your platform. Hear about how [...]

Episode 2.3: Worldbuilding Education, Training, and Mentoring

In today's episode, we're going back to school, and talking about building education and learning into your world. We discuss the different things you need to think about; from how education fits into your wider world, to the different kinds of education you could include. We chat about tropes, and the problems that can arise, [...]

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 [...]