Episode 2.2: From Villainy to Heroism – Worldbuilding with Sacha Black

In today's episode, Holly talks to author Sacha Black about her fiction and non-fiction books, her new podcast, Rebel Author and her worldbuilding highs and lows. Listen on your favourite platform here. Sacha Black is a bestselling and competition winning author, developmental editor and writing coach. She also has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, [...]

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Worldbuilding Challenge

If you follow us on Instagram then it's likely you've seen our Worldbuilding Quest challenges in the past and hopefully seen something about our latest iteration of it. But I wanted to take a minute to give a bit more detail about what's happening with it. Next week, beginning on Monday 26th August 2019, we'll [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Episode 1.3: Origin Stories

In this episode, we discuss all things ideas; where they come from; where we keep them; how they become stories and worlds. We share our suggestions for those first steps into a new world, how not to get lost in worldbuilding before you even start writing and some of the resources we use. Resource List [...]

Getting to Know You: H.B. Lyne

I’m Holly Lyne, but I write as H.B. Lyne. I write dark, urban fantasy and I’ve been an indie author for just over 5 years. I’m a cat-loving Ravenclaw, bullet journal enthusiast and total geek. I’m obsessed with fantasy, sci-fi and superheroes, throw in a hefty dose of horror to round out the geekery. I [...]