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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 144 – Write Better Fight Scenes with Carla from FightWrite

9/27/2021
You've researched how to ride a horse, maybe how to shoot a bow or what that fiddly bit on a sword hilt is really called, but have you considered how combatants actually FIGHT? Or how long it takes a bruise to heal... and what exactly is the impact of adrenaline post fight? Join Autumn and special guest Carla Hoch from FightWrite as they tease apart what so many authors get wrong about fight scenes, how to write a great fight scene, what Wonder Woman got wrong, and why dragon smoke is...

Duration:22:04:59

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 143 – Tips on Book Marketing to Different Generations

9/20/2021
Sure, you can target ads by keywords, age, and gender... but have you ever thought about what all that means? Not every generation is the same or will respond to the same tactics! In this week's episode, we take a look at the different trends of Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z. Where do they hang out online? What are their spending habits? What key phrases will get them to buy your book... or cause them to run away in disgust? You might be surprised at which generation is the most...

Duration:00:50:06

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 142 – What to do Every Day to Become a Better Writer

9/13/2021
The Internet is filled with advice for how to become a better writer. Some are good, others not so much. In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper share the best of them and try their hardest to agree on one winning tip. It's not as easy as it might sound. 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...

Duration:00:49:07

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 141 –Top 10 WORST Powers to Have

9/6/2021
It's time for another of our humorously competitive top ten lists! This time Jesper and Autumn go head to head to see who can come up with the worst power to have—you know, the one that makes you think maybe NOT having any magic might not be such a bad thing. 🤣 Join us for some laughs and then comment to let us know who you think won the battle! 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...

Duration:19:55:28

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 140 – How to Get a Literary Agent for Your Book (with Jane Friedman)

8/30/2021
What kind of stories are agents interested in? How do you find an agent and how do you know if the person is any good? And what about your publishing contract? What should you be mindful about there? All these questions, and many more, are answered in this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast by Jane Friedman. Links to what was mentioned in the episode: QueryTracker: http://querytracker.net Duotrope: http://duotrope.com Publishers Marketplace: http://publishersmarketplace.com Not...

Duration:00:49:45

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 139 – Does Race & Gender REALLY Matter in Fantasy?

8/23/2021
Dominic asked a question in our Patreon group and we answered with this episode! Does race and gender really matter in fantasy? We take a look at the history of fantasy up through modern trends, looking at how fantasy has changed and is still changing. This simple question leads to an outcome that surprises Jesper... how important do you think race, gender, and sexuality are in fiction? And a big thank you to Dominic for the question! We really appreciate having you with us on Patreon....

Duration:00:45:00

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 138 – Book Pre sales vs Pre orders

8/16/2021
What is the difference between preselling your book and making it available as a preorder on sites like Amazon? Is one better than the other? Tune in to the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, episode 138, where Autumn and Jesper share the result of a recent experiment, using the pre sales function as mentioned by Mark Coker, the CEO and founder of Smashwords, in episode 118. If you're interested in the $150 discount voucher, to be used for any of the Am Writing Fantasy premium courses, sign up...

Duration:00:42:34

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 137 – How to Maintain Your Story's Flow

8/9/2021
No matter how fast you type, you can't write an entire novel in one day. So how do you keep your story's flow going? From character traits to how to pick up writing where you left off, we go over tips to help you pull your story together so you can keep writing without letting readers feel something is disjointed. Join our newsletter to receive a coupon for one of our premium writing and book marketing courses at https://www.subscribepage.com/awfnewsletter Learn more about the changes...

Duration:00:49:02

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 136 – Top 10 Worst Characters EVER!

8/2/2021
It's time for one of Autumn and Jesper's very entertaining episodes. This time they have prepared competing lists of the WORST characters they've ever encountered in either works of fiction or movies and TV series. Tune in to episode 136 of the Am Writing Fantasy and judge who you think have the best of the worst listed. As mentioned during the episode a massive discount for the premium writing course and worldbuilding course will be offered to those on the email list. If you want to get...

Duration:00:53:15

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 135 – How Beta Readers Improve Your Writing—with Pam Burleson & Paul Kilpatrick

7/26/2021
Sure, you've heard about beta readers, but why do they help improve your writing so much? And what's the best way to utilize (and organize!) their help? Join Autumn and two special guests, Pam Burleson and Paul Kilpatrick from Betabooks, as they talk about how beta readers can be such an asset, how best to use and find them, and how they created Betabooks to help authors learn to ease into the intimidating realm of asking people to read your book. PLUS, grab the 25% off coupon on...

Duration:00:50:34

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 134 – A Bit About Our Writing—Listener Q&A!

7/19/2021
We've had listeners ask SEVERAL times for us to talk about our books and writing... haven't we done that yet?! 😱🤣 So, in the spirit of sharing, we are answering listener questions about us and our writing! Because who doesn't want to squirm with the question, "Have you ever written a book/series that didn't sell well and what did you do?" Join us for some insight, fun, and maybe a few secrets... Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please...

Duration:01:05:54

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 133 – Tips on How to Write Fiction Well

7/12/2021
The more you write, the better you’ll get at it. Some think that you’re naturally born as a good writer, but that’s not the case. Practice is the only thing that’ll make you better. In this episode of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper aim to make your journey a bit easier with some advice on fiction writing which you can go and implement right away. Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY PODCAST! Please tell a fellow author about the...

Duration:00:45:24

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 132 – Top 10 WORST People to Ever Teach Magic

7/5/2021
Some people don't make great teachers... so imagine what would happen if they were teaching magic! Join us as we try to out-do one another with the worst person we can imagine having as instructor for magic. Expect to laugh, and to be suddenly grateful that any bad classes didn't include having to learn hexes... 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...

Duration:00:55:38

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 131 – Jeff Wheeler on Amazon as a Publisher and Writing Fantasy

6/28/2021
Jeff Wheeler is a highly successful fantasy author. His books have been on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 5 times and have sold more than 4 million copies. His novels have also been translated into many languages. Jeff Wheeler joins the Am Writing Fantasy podcast to talk about his road to becoming a full time author, having Amazon as a publisher and his love for fantasy. Jeff can be found here: https://jeff-wheeler.com/ Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT...

Duration:00:45:49

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 130 – What is the Emotional Plot?

6/21/2021
There are a LOT of parts involved in writing a story. Even if you are a panster, you should be thinking about the story's plot, characters arcs, how the two inter-link, sub-plots and how they affect the main plot, and then there is the story's emotional plot. Wait. Emotional plot? The emotional plot of a story isn't something we talk about much. In fact, there isn't a ton of information out there on it, but it is an important part of plotting as well. Tune into episode 130 of the Am...

Duration:00:42:22

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