Episode 1.8: Author Events, Networking, and Meeting Readers

Today, we’re breaking away from the stereotype of the solitary author hunched over the manuscript, and we’re getting out in the real world. Yes; it really does exist. We’re talking about real life events: literary conventions, book festivals, book signings, and public readings. We share our history with events, our thoughts, and, yes, our fears. [...]

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Episode 1.7: Worldbuilding Essentials

This week, we're going back to basics, and talking about all the essential things you need both before, and just as you start, worldbuilding. We chat about the things we can't live without while worldbuilding, and all the lessons we've learnt along the way. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. (Apologies for intermittent sound issues [...]

Episode 1.6: Indie Author Week

This week, we're celebrating Indie Author Week UK. Hear what indie authoring means to us, and how we decided that it was the right path to choose. We discuss the highs and lows of the business, and offer up our top tips for anyone considering becoming an indie author. Resource List: Indie Author Week UK [...]

Episode 1.5: Living Legends

One of our favourite parts of worldbuilding is creating religions, belief structures, rituals, festivals, myths, and legends, and that's what we're chatting about in today's episode. Hear our recommendations for books that do it well, and listen to our tips for creating your own religions in various different genres. We also discuss the urban legends [...]

Episode 1.4: Horror Stories

As both of us are huge horror fans, we decided to dedicate an episode to the genre. We talk about our favourite and least-favourite sub-genres, and list the books and movies that have scared us the most. We talk tropes, world cinema, Stephen King, and more. Hear our top tips for writing horror, plus, Angeline [...]

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 [...]

Episode 1.1: Relaunch Party

Today, we relaunched The Great Western Woods Worldbuilding podcast into a brand new era; now with two hosts, dystopian urban fantasy author Angeline Trevena and dark fantasy author H.B. Lyne. Introducing ourselves we talked about how we first became interested in genre fiction, and when we first started writing. We discussed the authors who have [...]