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Our mission is to help other fantasy authors with writing, marketing, and selling books to fans all over the world.

Our mission is to help other fantasy authors with writing, marketing, and selling books to fans all over the world.
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Our mission is to help other fantasy authors with writing, marketing, and selling books to fans all over the world.

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English


Episodes

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 37 – How to choose a title for your novel

9/9/2019
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You've got the story, but what do you title it? Is choosing a title for your novel pivotal? Are there any steps to pick the right title? Autumn and Jesper hash out why choosing a title is actually very important and how to go about doing it in episode 37 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast. Check out the links we mention in the podcast: https://www.adazing.com/book-title-generator/ https://www.pickfu.com/books http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/ https://publisherrocket.com/ Tune in for new...

Duration:00:34:14

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 36 – How to handle bad reviews

9/2/2019
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Not everyone will like your book, but they aren't supposed to either. You aim is to find the reader who likes the kind of fiction you write. What happens when you do come across someone who doesn't appreciate your work and leave a bad review on Amazon? How do you tackle it? 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:00:38:43

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 35 – Should you write every day?

8/26/2019
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If you spend any time on the Internet, you'll find advise stating that writers should write every day. Is that true? What happens when things get in the way? Are you then a failure? In episode 35 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast, Autumn and Jesper shares their thoughts on a topic that troubles many. 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:00:43:24

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 34 – Announcement: Major Change Coming

8/19/2019
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Sometimes you just have to face the facts and accept reality for what it is. Even when it hurts. We've decided to make a major change to the Am Writing Fantasy YouTube channel and Podcast. The reasons and what this change encompasses are shared in this announcement. Thank you so much for watching over the past three years. We sincerely hope that you'll continue supporting and find what we do helpful. New episodes EVERY single Monday. PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a...

Duration:00:25:58

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 33 – Author Self Doubt

8/12/2019
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You're not the first author struggling with a lack of confidence in your writing or imposter syndrome. Author self doubt is a very common theme. The good news is that we have a solution for you. Check it out here: https://ultimatefantasywritersguide.com/main New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a patrons. https://www.patreon.com/AmWritingFantasy LET'S CONNECT! Closed Facebook group:...

Duration:00:13:12

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 32 – Publisher Rocket Ninja Tricks (with Dave Chesson)

8/5/2019
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Now that KDP Rocket changed it's name to Publisher Rocket, we brought its founder and creator, Dave Chesson, on to Am Writing Fantasy. We discuss the recent change to Publisher Rocket, but more importantly, how authors can get the most out of Publisher Rocket. The conversation covers everything from how to rank on Amazon, insights on the Amazon A9 algorithm, KDP keyword selection and onto Amazon ads. There's a lot to take away....

Duration:00:40:23

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 31 – The importance of writing in series (with six-figure author, Lindsay Buroker)

7/29/2019
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The general advise is that it's better to write in series instead of standalone novels if we want to earn a full-time income. What does a six figure author has to say on that topic? Lindsay Buroker, a highly successful fantasy authors, join Am Writing Fantasy to share advice on how to earn a living as an author. You can find out more about Lindsay here: http://lindsayburoker.com/ New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many...

Duration:00:35:34

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 30 – How to Plot a Fantasy Book Series

7/22/2019
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First, don't forget that we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary on Patreon with some special rewards if you join us before July 31, 2019. Wahoo!! Check them out at https://www.patreon.com/AmWritingFantasy! Do you love tightly plotted novels where little clues become huge problems in the next book? I do! But how do you plot them as an author – without spending months outlining or writing everything first? Well, I'm so glad you asked! Because I know a simple trick that will lay the...

Duration:00:08:50

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 29 – Are audiobooks worth it?

7/15/2019
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Should you create an audiobook version of your novel? Are audiobooks worth it? If you do go ahead and get an audiobook created, despite the production costs involved, how do you then market the audiobook? And what about how to publish and distribute it? All your questions will be answered in this episode. The resources we mentioned were: ACX (Amazon audio production available for US citizens only): https://www.acx.com/ FindAwayVoices (available Internationally):...

Duration:00:33:28

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 28 – How to attend author conventions and get results from it

7/8/2019
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Is it really worth it attending author conventions and events? And if it is, how can you ensure to get results from it? What is you would like to organize your own convention or event? What do you need to consider and are there financial risks to take into account? Zach Bohannon & J. Thorn from The Career Author podcast (http://thecareerauthor.com/) are sharing their experiences. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many...

Duration:00:32:05

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 27 – How to sell books on Kobo (with former Kobo Director Mark Leslie Lefebvre)

7/1/2019
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It isn't easy to sell books. That's especially true outside of the Amazon eco-system. I sat down with the former Kobo Director Mark Leslie Lefebvre to pick his brain on how we authors can sell more books on Kobo. There's some really strong book marketing tips and tricks being shared. And, here's a link to Mark's podcast: https://starkreflections.ca/ New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become...

Duration:00:31:09

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 26 – Leaving MailChimp? Try this email marketing provider instead!

6/24/2019
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MailChimp's recent pivot from an email marketing provider to a full-service marketing platform left many authors in the dust. Including us! We jumped ship and we have some key tips to help you move on... and preferably move up to something that will make organizing your email list and newsletter life in ways you never dreamed were possible. Check out David Gaughran's article on MailChimp's changes here. You can check out Convertkit HERE and the migration form HERE. Join us on...

Duration:00:10:13

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 25 – Keep Your Writing On Track With This Outline

6/17/2019
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Don't you hate it when you have a fabulous idea, the writing flows well, and then when you hit edits you release your favorite bit has NOTHING to do with the novel plot? Keep your writing on track so you don't waste writing time OR inspiration with this very quick outlining method, which is nearly painless, even for pantsers! And don't forget to check out the FREE Starter Kit writing course for more great tips on writing HERE! The link to check out average word counts in your genre is at...

Duration:00:08:47

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 24 – Get rid of BORING chapters once and for all

6/10/2019
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Do you know the feeling of reading a book which really does have an engaging plot, yet each chapter just feels a bit... boring? We share our 5 steps which every chapter should contain. Learn how to write your chapters in such a fashion that they keep the stakes high and the tension going. These 5 steps will get rid of boring chapters once and for all. Grab our FREE writing course: https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/product/ultimate-fantasy-writers-starter-kit-short-course/ Here's a link to...

Duration:00:23:35

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 23 – Can I increase the price of my eBook?

6/3/2019
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The pricing of eBooks is an ongoing conversation among authors that might never reach a conclusion. Some say that a low price devaluate the books, whereas others swear that a eBooks should be cheap because of the online distribution mechanism. I had a talk with Joseph Malik, who didn't just succeed in making his first novel, Dragon's Trail, a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in four countries, but also decided to increase his prices to $9,99. Learn what effect this pricing strategy has on his...

Duration:00:30:34

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 22 – What can a new author do to build an audience?

5/27/2019
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When you first starting out as an author it can be incredibly difficult to market yourself and build an audience. You don’t have a large list of books to promote. You only have one. On top of that, you have no experience and probably no idea on where to begin. So, what can a new author do to build an audience? Learn the one thing that is more important than anything else. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks...

Duration:00:10:31

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 21 – Book Marketing Images Made Simple

5/20/2019
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From social media shares to ads, authors need a LOT of marketing images. But how do you create them, especially if you aren't a graphic designer or have a tight budget? Autumn checks out a new tool that might be the perfect solution for your marketing image dilemma. From a free option to a no fuss templates, is BookBrush all it looks to be on the surface? This is a walk through of the tool and while we tried to make it work for audio, we REALLY recommend checking out the video this...

Duration:00:25:40

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 20 – New way of testing story ideas

5/13/2019
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What if there was a new way in which you could test our your story ideas before committing the time to write a full novel, or even trilogy, only to find out that readers aren't interested? We've run some experiments over the past month and are here to discuss if this way of testing story ideas is a viable option for authors? New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a patrons....

Duration:00:26:53

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 19 – See how easily you can make character introductions interesting

5/6/2019
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You’ve gone through all the trouble of creating an amazing character for your fantasy novel, only now you have to introduce him or her to the reader. Your fingers hover over the keyboard. You feel paralyzed. How do you best introduce the character? Here's you'll get my best advice on how easily you can make character introductions interesting. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a...

Duration:00:10:14

The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 18 – How to write a good prologue for a book

4/29/2019
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Don’t you hate when opening a novel and you’re presented with a ten-page prologue which dumps a whole slew of ancient history on you? The question is though, what should a prologue contain to make it a good one? And how about the epilogue? New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a patron of the channel. https://www.patreon.com/AmWritingFantasy LET'S CONNECT! Closed Facebook group:...

Duration:00:08:45