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The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey.

The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey.

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United Kingdom

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The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey.

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English


Episodes

Arranging School Visits with C.M. Healy

7/26/2021
Ready your pens and notebooks, Sparrows, because there's a lot of info in this one! Especially in the first 20 minutes or so - you won't have time to drink your tea, you'll be scribbling so furiously! Your action step for this week is to research schools in your area/schools you could easily get to and find out if they're open to arranging a visit. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can find out more about C.M. Healy on his website, his Instagram, his Facebook, and his YouTube...

Duration:00:43:08

Creating and Selling Your Own Bookish Merchandise with Dana Fraedrich (+ GIVEAWAY)

7/19/2021
(Note: please ignore the message at the beginning mentioning transcripts; unfortunately, these are no longer available) Dana Fraedrich is back this week to talk us through how to create our own bookish merchandise, how to price it and where to sell it, and how to figure out what merch is right for your book. Oh, and we're holding this podcast's first ever giveaway ;) To take part in our giveaway, simply share this episode on social media and tag both of us so we know you're taking part -...

Duration:00:40:23

Writing Routines: Beverley Lee

7/12/2021
Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? , Do you write every day? , Where does your inspiration come from?, What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you. This month, I talked to Beverley Lee, a horror author from...

Duration:00:44:22

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's July-September 2021 Goals

7/5/2021
As requested in my reader group on Facebook, I will be sharing quarterly writing updates and goals. If that's not why you're here, don't worry - it'll only happen four times a year. Hopefully, my process, goals, and achieved deadlines (as well as surprise challenges) will be interesting for you whether you're here as a writer or as one of my readers! Listen to find out what I'm working on, what progress I've made on my WIPs, and what I'm planning next. And if you'd like to share your...

Duration:00:23:12

Pen Names with T.L. Clark

6/28/2021
For this week's episode I had a chat with author T.L. Clark about pen names! We discussed what authors need to know when considering using a pen name, the legal side, how to choose the right name for you, and more. To find out more about T.L. Clark, you can find her on Instagram, her author page on Facebook, Twitter, and her website. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. Find out more about me and my books on my website, and find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:30:51

TikTok for Authors with G.R. Thomas

6/21/2021
For this week's episode, I had a chat with G.R. Thomas about how authors can use TikTok to reach new readers and sell more books. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can find out more about Grace on her website, find her on Instagram, or follow her on TikTok. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website Find out more about me and my books on my website, and find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:37:10

Writing Routines: Briana Morgan

6/14/2021
Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? , Do you write every day? , Where does your inspiration come from?, What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you. This month, I talked to Briana Morgan, a horror author from Georgia. Her...

Duration:00:54:11

BookFunnel for Authors

6/7/2021
In today's episode, I talk about how authors can use BookFunnel to reach more readers faster without spending a fortune! Your action step for today is to check out BookFunnel's website and do a little research. Do they offer what you're looking for? *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website or right here via Buzzsprout. Find out more about me and my books on my website, and find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:13:25

My Experience of Writing My Whole Trilogy Before the First Edit

5/31/2021
In this week's episode, I talk about my experience of writing all three books of my Blood Wisp trilogy before I started editing the first book. I talk about what the benefits and downsides are for me to help you decide whether this might be a good approach for you. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website or right here via Buzzsprout. Find out more about me and my books on my website, and find me on Twitter, on Instagram, and on...

Duration:00:15:51

How to Write a 10-Book Series with Sharon Turner

5/24/2021
In this week's episode, I talk to fantasy author Sharon Turner, who has written the 10-book series Kingdom of Durundal. We discuss her process, how she approached writing such a long series, and her tips for writers wanting to attempt the same. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website or right here via Buzzsprout. To find out more about Sharon, check out her website or follow her on Instagram. Find out more about me and my books on...

Duration:00:34:37

Writing Routines: James Fahy

5/17/2021
Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? , Do you write every day? , Where does your inspiration come from?, What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you. This month, I talked to James Fahy, a multi-genre author from the...

Duration:00:47:08

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing with Rachel Grosvenor

5/9/2021
This week, Rachel Grosvenor is back to talk about the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing and the pros and cons of each. If you're unsure which path is right for you (or if you're just curious to learn more!), this episode is for you! It's a little longer, but it's worth every second *high five* *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website (currently experiencing a delay) or right here via Buzzsprout. To find...

Duration:00:56:34

The Different Paths to Audiobook Creation with Dana Fraedrich

5/3/2021
This week, I had a chat with Dana Fraedrich about her experience of creating audiobooks with FindawayVoices, ACX, and by herself! If you'd like to read more on the topic, I recommend Dana's blog posts: ACX vs. Findaway ~ My Audiobook Creation Experience Hiring an Audiobook Narrator Through Findaway Voices You might also be interested in my Audiobook Diaries, where I blogged about my experience as it happened, and last week's episode, where I talked about my experience of working with...

Duration:00:46:15

How to Create Your Audiobook with FindawayVoices

4/26/2021
In this week's episode, I explain how I created my audiobook of Rise of the Sparrows with FindawayVoices. Next week, we'll hear from Dana Fraedrich, who has created audiobooks with FindawayVoices, ACX, and by herself. Here are the resources I used for my research as mentioned in the episode: Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn (book) ACX vs. Findaway ~ My Audiobook Creation Experience (blog post by Dana Fraedrich) Hiring an Audiobook Narrator Through Findaway Voices (blog post by Dana...

Duration:00:16:55

What Does a Writing Coach Do? with Rachel Grosvenor

4/19/2021
For this week's episode, I talked to Rachel Grosvenor, an author and writing coach. We had a chat about what a writing coach does, who the service is right for, and what to look for when you consider hiring one. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website (currently experiencing a delay) or right here via Buzzsprout. To find out more about Rachel, check out her website , find her or Twitter , or follow her on Instagram. Find out more...

Duration:00:28:29

Writing Routines: Julia Blake

4/12/2021
Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? , Do you write every day? , Where does your inspiration come from?, What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you. This month, I talked to Julia Blake, a multi-genre author from...

Duration:00:47:50

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's April-June 2021 Goals

4/5/2021
As requested in my reader group on Facebook, I will be sharing quarterly writing updates and goals. If that's not why you're here, don't worry - it'll only happen four times a year. Hopefully, my process, goals, and achieved deadlines (as well as surprise challenges) will be interesting for you whether you're here as a writer or as one of my readers! Listen to find out what I'm working on, what progress I've made on my WIPs, and what I'm planning next. And if you'd like to share your...

Duration:00:18:14

New-Writer Q&A with Marco Arzate

3/29/2021
For today's episode, I become the guest on my own podcast as Marco Arzate, a new writer who hasn't published yet, asks me his questions on writing and publishing. We discuss things like character development, whether you can still query agents once you've self-published and vice versa (spoiler: you can!), how to find your tribe of like-minded writers, and many more! *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the transcript of this episode on my website or right here via...

Duration:00:53:17

Your Team of Pros: Your Cover Designer with Andrew and Rebecca Brown

3/22/2021
This week, I had the great pleasure of talking to my cover designers, Andrew and Rebecca Brown from Design for Writers, about all things--you guessed it!--cover design! If you're a writer who's unsure about how to find the right designer or if there's anything you should know before you hire, this is the chat for you. It's also a great listen if you're just curious about what exactly cover designers do and how they work their magic. *** Support this podcast on Patreon. You can read the...

Duration:00:44:22

Writing Routines: Katie Masters

3/15/2021
Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? , Do you write every day? , Where does your inspiration come from?, What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you. This month, I talked to Katie Masters, a multi-genre author from...

Duration:00:51:13