Episode 2.14: Health, Self-Care and Goals When Life Happens

Holly gets personal in this episode with her NaNoWriMo experience this year and what happened to her writing when she was struck down with appendicitis. She shares tips for goalsetting in the face of interruptions from real life and talks through finding the story through world-building. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Resources Indie Fire [...]

Episode 2.13: Writing FAQs

In a somewhat epic episode, we tackle some of the frequently asked questions about writing and publishing; from language and grammar to marketing and universal links. We discuss the decisions that authors need to make, and chat about how we tackle the stylistic choices. Sometimes we agree, and sometimes we don't! We talk about our [...]

Episode 2.11: Worldbuilding Climate and Weather

On today's episode, we talk all things weather and climate, indulging the ultimate British stereotype! Find out how we use the weather in our own writing and get tips on incorporating it into your worlds. Listen on your favourite platform HERE. Resources Embarrassing 80s - Michael Fish Gets It Horribly Wrong!Episode 1.2: Camp NaNoWriMo Survival [...]

Episode 2.6: World-build With Me

In today's episode, Holly talks about the creation of her writing sandbox; creating the history, mythology and cultures of her dark, urban fantasy world in which all of her books to date are set. Listen on your favourite platform here. Holly's books are predominantly set in the fictional city of Caerton. In today's episode, she [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]