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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.




The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 42 – How to Cope with Stress as a Writer

Autumn have been feeling quite overwhelmed and stressed out lately. Unfortunately, she is far from alone in dealing with these feelings, yet its a topic that each writer often deals with in isolation. It's our hope, that by putting it out in the open - with this episode 42 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast - that others will feel more empowered to talk about their feelings. Hopefully, Autumn also managed to be inspirational in sharing her personal story. Tune in for new episodes EVERY...


The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 41 – Should you be using free ISBNs?

Have you noticed those free ISBNs that come with distributors or with Amazon's paperbacks? Is there a catch to using them and you should run like a maverick demon on a rampage to purchase "safe" ISBNs directly ... or are they really OK to use and might be saving you up to $125 a book?! Join Jesper and Autumn as they lay out what an ISBN is and does as well as what the deal actually is with those free ones! Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT THE AM WRITING FANTASY...


The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 40 – Character Arcs

The character arc represents the change the character will undergo as the story progress. Stories are all about growth. If the character doesn’t change then there is no story. But how do you create a character arc and what different kinds are there? Join Autumn and Jesper as they share how to create an authentic and believable character arc. And here's the link to the really cool (funny) map, Autumn was talking about:...


The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 39 – Group promos - are they worth it?

There are so many ways to market your book from paid advertising to join promos and newsletter swaps. But does joining a free group promo really help you with sales or new readers? Join Autumn and Jesper as they discuss the pros, cons, and possibilities out there with group promos in Episode 39 of the Am Writing Fantasy podcast. Check out some of the links mentioned in today's show at: Tune in for new episodes EVERY single Monday. SUPPORT...


The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 38 – Is visibility the worst enemy of self-publishing authors (with Jim Kukral)?

Discoverability is a true challenge for authors in today's publishing landscape. The Internet is a crowded place and it’s getting increasingly difficult for authors to get their work seen. Jim Kukral is an Internet Marketing veteran who has helped companies like Fedex and Ernst & Young to understand how to use the Internet to grow their businesses. He is also a bestselling author of non-fiction books and an international professional speaker. On top of that, he is the co-host of the Sell...


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

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: Tune in for new...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


The AmWritingFantasy Podcast: Episode 33 – Author Self Doubt

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: New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become a patrons. LET'S CONNECT! Closed Facebook group:...


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

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....


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

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: New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: PATREON! Many...


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

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! 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...


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

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): FindAwayVoices (available Internationally):...


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

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 ( are sharing their experiences. New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: PATREON! Many...


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

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: New episodes EVERY single Monday. To subscribe on YouTube, go here: PATREON! Many bonus perks for those who become...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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: Here's a link to...


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

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...