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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! We're here to motivate and encourage you. Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast/

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! We're here to motivate and encourage you. Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast/

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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! We're here to motivate and encourage you. Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast/

Language:

English


Episodes

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's July-September 2022 Goals

7/3/2022
Welcome to my quarterly writing updates, goals, and podcast news! If this isn't 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's coming up next in my writing and on this podcast. And if you'd like to share your...

Duration:00:24:38

How to Stop Procrastinating and Foster Consistency with Aluko Deborah JB

6/20/2022
Today I'm talking to Aluko Deborah JB about every writer's greatest foe (besides burnout, self-doubt, etc): the rabbit hole of procrastination. Want to know how to beat procrastination and foster consistency instead? You've come to the right place. Note: we sadly had technical issues when we were recording, so we apologise if this chat sounds a little rushed. We had a lot to cover and were aware of our time limit. *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its...

Duration:00:36:30

What to Include on Your Author Website (& Do You Even Need One?) with Marisa Mohi

6/6/2022
This week, I talked to Marisa Mohi about Author Website 101 - what kind of content you should have, how early on your writing path you should create one, your questions from social media, and if you even need a website in the first place. *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Marisa, check out her website, her Instagram, her Twitter, her TikTok, her Facebook, and her YouTube channel. Find out more...

Duration:00:44:41

Worldbuilding with Bekah Berge

5/23/2022
Sparrows, we're finally discussing one of my favourite subjects this week! Bekah Berge stopped by to talk about *drumroll* worldbuilding! We specifically discuss things like maps in fantasy novels (how much do you need to include?), magic systems, the flora and fauna of your world, worldbuilding in epic fantasy and in urban fantasy genres, series bibles, and all that fun stuff. Prepare a notebook and a pen and get ready to take notes, because we had a blast talking about this! *** Come...

Duration:00:56:28

How to Market Your Book with Chloe Hodge

5/9/2022
Welcome to our second episode on book marketing! This time, Chloe Hodge joins me to discuss this most daunting of author tasks. And if you missed it, Lyndsey Hall talked us through her strategy a few weeks ago in Episode 61! *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Chloe, check out her Instagram, her website, her TikTok, and her Facebook. Find out more about Sarina and her books on her website, and find...

Duration:00:37:27

How to Write About Sensitive Subjects with C E Hoffman

4/25/2022
Welcome to one of my favourite chats of all time! In this week's episode, I talked to C E Hoffman about how to approach sensitive subjects in our writing. We discussed things like gender, spirituality, and the Shadow in Jungian psychology, so you're in for a fantastic episode. The short answer is that it all comes down to respect. The long answer is in this episode. (and the even longer answer is on Patreon, where you can find the extended versions of all episodes! This one is 1 hour 40...

Duration:00:45:45

Writing Routines: Kirsten McNeill

4/11/2022
Once a quarter, 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 quarter, I talked to Kirsten McNeill, a writer, editor, and fellow...

Duration:00:40:47

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's April-June 2022 Goals

3/28/2022
Welcome to my quarterly writing updates, goals, and podcast news! If this isn't 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's coming up next in my writing and on this podcast. And if you'd like to share your...

Duration:00:21:24

Patreon for Authors with R.S. Williams

3/14/2022
For this week's episode, R.S. Williams kindly agreed to come back to discuss Patreon for Authors! If you want to know what this platform does and how authors can use it to connect with their readers, this is the episode for you! *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! You can learn more about Rhianne and her books on her website, her Instagram, or support her directly via Patreon. Find out more about Sarina and her books on...

Duration:00:46:11

How to Successfully Launch Your Book with Alice Ivinya

2/28/2022
Alice Ivyna joins me this week to talk about how to make your next book launch a success! She has a lot of information for you guys, so I recommend you get a notebook. As promised in the episode, here is a summary of the steps she takes when she publishes a new book: Include a pre-order link to the sequelDo a cover, blurb, and/or title reveal 1-2 months before the book is outSend your book to your Advanced Reader Copy teamdo a social media countdownThese steps may not be sufficient for you...

Duration:00:43:21

How to Write Romance vs Erotic Romance vs Pure Smut with Lyra Thorsson

2/14/2022
This week I welcome romance author Lyra Thorsson onto my show! We discuss the differences between romance novels, erotic romance novels, and pure smut ;) Her action step for those of you wanting to write one or all of the above holds true for any genre: read books like the ones you want to write, familiarise yourself with how other authors approach your subject, and then get writing yourself! It's fine to copy those other authors first until your find what works for you. *** Come join The...

Duration:00:46:57

How to Market Your Book with Lyndsey Hall

1/31/2022
In today's episode, marketer Lyndsey Hall chats about what's possibly the most daunting part of being an author: book marketing. She shares her tried-and-tested marketing techniques, tips, and lots of advice on how to market your book in free as well as paid ways. Why not treat yourself to the Enchanted Waters anthology she's a part of? It's for charity! *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Lyndsey,...

Duration:01:01:06

Writing Routines: Tris OR How to Write with a Baby

1/17/2022
Content warning: Please be advised that this episode mentions the author of a certain popular wizarding series as well as the books several times. Please also be advised that the word paedophile comes up once but is not discussed in detail beyond the mention. I would like to make it clear that this mention has absolutely nothing to do with my guest's baby. __________ Once a quarter, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter,...

Duration:00:51:36

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's 2022 Goals AND January-March Goals

1/3/2022
(Sooo, I'm here saving and scheduling this episode for Monday, and I notice I only have 58 previous episodes scheduled. This is because I had a moment many months ago and made a spot for '59: 27/12: Christmas Break' in my planner -.- Ignore me when I say this is E60. It's of course E59 *ahem*) Welcome to my quarterly writing updates, goals, and podcast news! If this isn't why you're here, don't worry - it'll only happen four times a year. Hopefully, my process, goals, and achieved deadlines...

Duration:00:26:22

How to Read with Intention with Faith Rivens

12/13/2021
Today I have the great pleasure of talking to Faith Rivens about reading with intention. It's no secret that writers can learn a lot by reading--in fact, many writers swear by it and will tell you that you need to be a reader if you want to be a writer. In today's episode, Faith and I discuss how reading can improve your writing skills! *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Faith, check out her...

Duration:00:51:04

How to Put Together an Anthology with Stephanie Ellis

11/29/2021
Today I'm talking to Stephanie Ellis about how to put together an anthology! Stephanie has worked closely with horrortree.com for the last four years doing just that. In this episode, she shares her experience with how it's done and what to keep in mind. *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Stephanie, check out her Twitter and her website. Find out more about Sarina and her books on her website, and...

Duration:01:00:58

How to Write Cross-Genre with Dani Hoots

11/15/2021
Today I'm talking to Dani Hoots about how to include several genres in one book (or one series)! Dani is the author of over 20 books, and with her latest being a sci-fi western, she knows a thing or two about crossing genres. *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more about Dani, check out her Instagram, her Twitter, her website, or support her on Patreon. Find out more about Sarina and her books on her website,...

Duration:00:39:51

How to Nurture Your Creativity with Jon Tilton

11/1/2021
This week I talk to Jon Tilton about how we can nurture our creativity - a subject he discusses regularly with his guests on the Cause of Craft podcast. I can't think of better timing for this chat than the first of November - happy NaNoWriMo, everyone! We hope our discussion will help you nurture your own creativity this month, whether you participate in NaNo or not. *** Come join The Writing Sparrow on its very own Facebook fan page or its very own Instagram account! To find out more...

Duration:00:50:29

Writing Routines: Becky Wright

10/18/2021
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 Becky Wright, a gothic horror writer and...

Duration:01:03:06

Holding One Another Accountable - Sarina's October-December 2021 Goals

10/4/2021
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:00:27:25