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The Am Writing Fantasy Podcast

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts

In today's publishing landscape, you can reach fans all over the world. Query letters are a thing of the past. You don't even need a literary agent. There is nothing standing in the way of making a living from writing. Join the two bestselling fantasy authors, Autumn and Jesper, every Monday, as they explore the writing craft, provides tips on publishing, and insights on how to market your books.

In today's publishing landscape, you can reach fans all over the world. Query letters are a thing of the past. You don't even need a literary agent. There is nothing standing in the way of making a living from writing. Join the two bestselling fantasy authors, Autumn and Jesper, every Monday, as they explore the writing craft, provides tips on publishing, and insights on how to market your books.

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United States

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In today's publishing landscape, you can reach fans all over the world. Query letters are a thing of the past. You don't even need a literary agent. There is nothing standing in the way of making a living from writing. Join the two bestselling fantasy authors, Autumn and Jesper, every Monday, as they explore the writing craft, provides tips on publishing, and insights on how to market your books.

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English


Episodes

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 129 – Our Favorite Book Sales Tracker and Why You Need One

6/14/2021
Do you know how well your books are selling? We mean really know? Without accurate sales and royalty data, you can't make accurate assessments on advertising, read-through rate, or how well that last giveaway did. Join us as we discuss some of our favorite book sales trackers and how exactly to use them. Check out the book sales trackers we mention in the episode! https://www.getbookreport.com/ https://www.smashwords.com/https://kdpreports.amazon.com/https://www.booktrakr.com/...

Duration:00:47:21

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 128 – Top 10 Reasons Why Your Character Will HATE You

6/7/2021
In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper compete to come up with the best (or worst rather) list of things you could ever do to your characters. Here's a list of the worldbuilding and RPG podcasts where Autumn and Jesper were interviewed recently. Worldbuilders Weekly: https://youtu.be/I_yLroTjxVc TableTopTotality: https://youtu.be/YbikMcycuig Game Mastery:...

Duration:00:42:58

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 127 – What Fantasy Readers are Looking For—with Damon Courtney

5/31/2021
What are fantasy readers looking for? What attracts them to your book? What sort of reader magnet do they pick up the most? Heck, what sort of giveaway should you join? Join Autumn and special guest fantasy author and creator of Bookfunnel, Damon Courtney. They hash out some tips to help you understand what readers love and some ways that Bookfunnel can help you reach readers. Oh, and the fun of introducing your kids to D&D! 😉 Check out Bookfunnel at https://bookfunnel.com/. Tune in for...

Duration:01:08:14

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 126 – Magic Systems Explained

5/24/2021
How do you create a magic system for your novel that is both unique and interesting? How do you tackle magic systems when worldbuilding a fantasy setting? Tune in to episode 126 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast where Autumn and Jesper share exactly how they create magic systems for their fantasy world. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fellow author about the show and visit us at Apple podcast and leave a rating and...

Duration:00:47:52

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 125 – What is Deep POV and How Can it Help Your Story?

5/17/2021
Do you want to make your characters and writing pop? There are some pro techniques to enhance a character and connect the reader with her/him. One of them is using Deep POV. Join us for a discussion on Deep POV. What is it? How do you do it? And when are there times you can purposefully not use it? We've got you covered in this episode! To check out the K-Lytics report we mentioned, head over to https://k-lytics.com/dap/a/?a=7419&p=k-lytics.com/epic-fantasy And you can check out our book...

Duration:00:43:26

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 124 – Will Social Media Actually Help to Sell Books?

5/10/2021
Perhaps you've asked yourself more than once whether or not social media actually sells any books? Is it worth the time and effort you put into to schedule and post new stuff on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.? In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper share their personal experiences and provides an answer as to whether you're better off spending your time writing or if social media is actually a good thing. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single...

Duration:00:50:38

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 123 – Top 10 WORST Fantasy Worlds

5/3/2021
An awesome fantasy world can make a story — just as a terrible or terrifying one can make you run for a different book. Join Autumn and Jesper as they go head to head to come up with the worst fantasy world... or figure out how to create a story out of some pretty horrifying recommendations. If you want to check out the Story Idea book Autumn and Jesper mention in the podcast, head over to https://books2read.com/StoryIdeas (and check out the brand new audiobook that was just...

Duration:00:57:22

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 122 – Latest Trends and Niches in the Fantasy Book Market (with Alex from K-lytics)

4/26/2021
Do you want to sell more books, face less competition, and achieve a higher return on your publishing investments? K-lytics has the answers and this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Jesper talk to the owner of K-lytics, Alex, to gain a better understanding of what K-lytics is and what the latest trends and niches are within the fantasy genre. Learn more about K-lytics here: https://k-lytics.com/ Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY...

Duration:00:44:46

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 121 – Thoughts, Tips & Tricks, on ProWritingAid

4/19/2021
Over the past few months Autumn and Jesper have tested out different types of writing software. Against AutoCrit and Fictionary, your hosts decided that ProWritingAid is the best one of them all. In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper (well, mostly Autumn), explains why ProWritingAid is such a great support tool for authors. Sprinkled in are tips and tricks, you can take away and apply in your own writing process. ProWritingAid can be found here:...

Duration:00:43:26

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 120 – The Mindset You Need to Self Publish Successfully

4/12/2021
There is an underlying key to being a successful self-published author. Do you want to know what the secret is? It's all about your mindset. Autumn and Jesper delve into what that outlook is and why it can make such a difference to how you fair as an indie author in this episode. See if you have the attitude and why you need to develop it if you don't. Check out the FREE Self Publishing Success Course that we mention in the episode at...

Duration:00:49:35

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 119 – Top 10 WORST Stories Ever Told!

4/5/2021
In preparation for this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper have suffered through some of the WORST movies. This is an entertaining top 10 of the movies which tells the worst stories EVER. At the end, the hosts share some thoughts on what NOT to do when creating stories of our own. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fellow author about the show and visit us at Apple podcast and leave a rating and...

Duration:01:06:05

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 118 – 2021 Indie Publishing Predictions - with Mark Coker

3/29/2021
What is in store for indie authors in 2021? Join Autumn and special guest, Mark Coker, the CEO and founder of Smashwords as they discuss his predictions for 2021. There are some highs and some trends to be cautious of, as well as some new tools that might help you find your readers. Check out the blog of Mark's predictions at https://blog.smashwords.com/2020/12/publishing2021.html and visit Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT...

Duration:00:57:13

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 117 – Tips on Writing a First Draft

3/22/2021
Writing a first draft is a hurdle that many really struggle with. Most will never make it any further than this step. In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper offer a whole range of tips and advice to help you conquer the first draft of your novel. Links mentioned in this episode: BookBub reasons for rejecting a featured deal: https://insights.bookbub.com/reasons-book-rejected-bookbub-featured-deal/ The FREE Self Publishing Success course:...

Duration:00:47:03

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 116 – Bookstagram & Book Marketing

3/15/2021
You've probably heard of Instagram Influencers, but did you know there are book influencers there too? We discuss what Bookstagrammers are and the age bracket of readers on Instagram. Because the best Bookstagrammers are passionate readers! Plus, we look into how to network with Bookstagrammers, some of the things they can (and can't) do for your book, and how to find the right Bookstagrammer for you. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY...

Duration:00:46:24

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 115 – Ten TERRIBLE Ways of Creating Characters!

3/8/2021
What happens when Autumn and Jesper lets go of the reigns and come up with the most crazy and stupid ways in which to create fictional characters? Episode 115 is NOT designed to give you any writing advice. Hopefully, it'll make you laugh instead. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fellow author about the show and visit us at Apple podcast and leave a rating and review. Join us at www.patreon.com/AmWritingFantasy. For as...

Duration:00:41:34

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 114 – How to Edit Your Novel

3/1/2021
You've finished the first draft of your novel. GREAT! Now, how do you tackle edits? We've got you covered. In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of different editing methods, take a peek at how Autumn runs her edits, and what you can do if you really aren't a fan of editing (like Jesper). Check out the Ultimate Fantasy Writer's Guide before enrollment closes on March 7th! Head over to https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/main/. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single...

Duration:00:44:56

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 113 – Getting a Traditional Publishing Contract (with Andrea Phillips)

2/22/2021
We've been asked more than one occasion how an author can get a traditional publishing contract? While Autumn did sign a traditional contract years back, none of us are experts on the subject matter. To bridge that gap, we brought in the award-winning author, Andrea Phillips, to share some insights and advice on this very topic. If you want to learn more about Andrea, you can find here: http://www.andreaphillips.com http://www.deusexmachinatio.com http://twitter.com/andrhia Tune in for...

Duration:00:47:26

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 112 – Goodreads Marketing for Authors

2/15/2021
Goodreads is a social platform where readers congregate. Are the ways in which we can market our books to these people without being sleazy? Jesper has no idea about Goodreads, so he asks all the stupid questions, while Autumn tries to convince him that Goodreads is a good platform. (For the record, Jesper did claim his author profile on Goodreads the day after the recording of this episode) Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please...

Duration:00:50:24

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 111 – Seven Steps to Writing a Novel

2/8/2021
Do you get lost in the middle of writing your novel ... or just lost when writing, wondering what should come next? Discover seven steps that will give each part of your novel a purpose, link the plot to your character's arc, and get you writing with a direction. We go over each step, give you a chapter estimate for each, and talk about how this technique has changed our writing. For the Youtube video we mention in the podcast that has some visuals on the Seven Steps, check out...

Duration:00:47:54

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 110 – Top 10 Most USELESS Spells & Magic Systems

2/1/2021
In this hilarious episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper share the most stupid magic spells, and extremely useless magic systems, they can think off. Listen in, have some fun, and learn about a spell animating walking tea cups, a more than deadly magic system made up by Autumn's evil mind, and lots more. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fellow author about the show and visit us at Apple podcast and...

Duration:00:47:16