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Beyond the Words Episode 30: Finding a Beta Reader

2/18/2018
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Have you ever wondered how to improve your books? Can't find someone to help? Tune into the latest episode to discover what a beta reader is, why you need one, and how to find one. Includes a review of "The Teacher and the Astronaut" by Bokerah Brumley at the end. To purchase The Teacher and the Astronaut, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072JH55CV

Duration:00:06:44

Beyond the Words Episode : My Hero is a Sook! - Help! with Matthew Soall

2/10/2018
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Join Holly as she and her guest Matthew Soall examine the fixes needed to turn that irritating, childish hero into a knight in shining armour.

Duration:00:38:51

Beyond the Word Episode B: Spin-offs, with L. L. Hunter

1/31/2018
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On this small deviation from the normal path of things, follow Holly and her guest L.L. Hunter as they talk the craft of a spin-off. Includes a review of "The Chronicles of Fire and Ice" by L.L. Hunter at the end. To purchase a copy of The Chronicles of Fire and Ice, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KYAZKU6

Duration:00:11:20

Beyond the Words Episode 28: Worldbuilding

1/24/2018
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Join Holly as she discusses the many routes to world building, and decide the best way for you. includes a review of Confronting the Demon by Ciara Ballintyne at the end. To purchase a copy of Confronting the Demon, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FF8NY3C

Duration:00:07:57

Beyond the Words Episode 27: Grammar

11/29/2017
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Join Holly as she talks about her greatest pet peeves when editing. Includes a review of A Blood Moon Rising by Stephanie O'Hanlon at the end.

Duration:00:22:04

Beyond the Words Episode 26: Finding Those Pesky Mistakes, with Carolyn Denman

11/16/2017
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Join Holly this week as she talks to her guest Carolyn Denman about finding the mistakes in your writing, and how best to combat them. Includes a review of the upcoming book "A Black Seraphim" by Stephanie O'Hanlon at the end.

Duration:00:25:03

Beyond the Words Episode 25: The Rewrite

11/1/2017
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Join us this week as Holly discusses how to figure out when to rewrite, and how to make the most of it.

Duration:00:07:29

Beyond the Words Episode A: Transitioning from Writing Fiction to Non-Fiction, with Maren Robison

10/19/2017
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This week, we're going to take a small deviation from our normal schedule, and close Chapter 3 with a shirt, small topic that will give you food for thought. This is a topic that you may want to consider at a later date, once you've completed all your research – after all, if you have enough research that it fills a book, why not write one? This week's guest is Maren Robison. VIsit Maren's blog here: http://paradoxtalk.com/

Duration:00:11:13

Beyond the Words Episode 24: Finding the Ending to your Series

10/14/2017
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This week, we take a quick look back, and finish the thoughts introduced in Episode 19, approaching from the other end: How do you end your series? Includes a review of "The Night and the Land" by Matt Spence at the end

Duration:00:07:43

Beyond the Words Episode 23: Excessive Exposition and Infodumping

10/6/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the importance of Descriptive balance, and avoiding the dreaded Infodumping/Exposition traps. Includes a review of "Gifts, Glitches and Falling Stars" by Kendall Bistretzan at the end. Gifts, Glitches and Falling Stars available soon from Eternal Press.

Duration:00:08:14

Beyond the Words Episode 22: Dialogue and Dialogue Tags

9/29/2017
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Join Holly this week as she discusses the correct use of dialogue and the tags that follow. He said, she said, indeed! Includes a review of "The Slow Regard of Silent Things" by Patrick Rothfuss at the end. For a copy of The Slow Regard of Silent Things, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Regard-Silent-Things-Kingkiller-Chronicle/dp/0756411327

Duration:00:09:28

Beyond the Words Episode 21: Building the Villain You Love to Hate

9/21/2017
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Join Holly as she talks this week about building the biggest part of your book: The antagonist. Includes a review of "Firelight of Heaven" by Lizbeth Klein at the end. For a copy of Firelight of Heaven, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Firelight-Heaven-Bethloria-Lizbeth-Klein-ebook/dp/B00EVG8GFA

Duration:00:11:35

Beyond the Words Episode 20: Archetypes, with Maren Robison

9/15/2017
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Join Holly as she discusses the pros and cons of the Archetype, and how to adjust them to your story. Includes a review of "The Circle" by Cindy Cipriano at the end. For a copy of The Circle, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Book-One-Sidhe/dp/1922200042

Duration:00:12:45

Beyond the Words Episode 19: Cliches, with Duncan Smith

9/7/2017
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To use them, or not to use them, that is the question? Join Holly as she talks cliches and when to break them. Includes a review of "Cultown", by Duncan Smith, and the title track of the book's soundtrack, "Cultown", at the end. To grab a copy of Cultown, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Cultown-Duncan-Smith-ebook/dp/B071NS5HHB And for the CD, click here: http://vortexwinder.com/product/cultown/

Duration:00:19:44

Beyond the Words Episode 18: The Dialogue-Description Balance, with Alan Baxter

8/31/2017
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Join Holly as she begins talking the technicals of writing, in the first episode of Chapter 3. She and her guest discuss the Dialogue-Description balance, and how to find it for your novel. Includes a review of "The Darkest Shade of Grey" by Alan Baxter, at the end. For a copy of The Darkest Shade of Grey, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Shade-Grey-Alan-Baxter-ebook/dp/B007N9B7F8

Duration:00:11:05

Beyond the Words Episode 17: Planning for a Sequel, with Kathryn Berryman

8/23/2017
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Join Holly as she talks to Erinland author Kathryn Berryman about the amount for foreshadowing needed, and how to best set up a sequel to your works. Includes a review of "Erinland" at the end. To purchase a copy of Erinland, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Erinland-Kathryn-Berryman-ebook/dp/B01MR9IAQL

Duration:00:16:24

Beyond the Words Episode 16: The (Optional) Happily Ever After, with Brantwijn Serrah

8/18/2017
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In this second-last episode of Chapter 2, Holly and her guest discuss whether the Happily Ever After is required reading, or if you can get away without happiness on all sides for your characters. Includes a review of "Goblin Fires", by Brantwijn Serrah, at the end. To purchase a copy of Goblin Fires, click here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012DZS1PA

Duration:00:19:02

Beyond the Words Episode 14: The Final Battle, with Jeffrey E Doherty

8/3/2017
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In this episode, we get closer to the end of your book. Join Holly as she's joined with Jeffrey E Doherty, and they talk about the Final Battle, the big bang that brings all your hard work together. Includes a review of "Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies" at the end. To get a copy of Olivia Stone and the Trouble with Trixies, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Olivia-Stone-Trouble-Trixies-Guardians-ebook/dp/B01AXZ5I26

Duration:00:10:47

Beyond the Words Episode 13: Character Development, with Matt Pike

7/26/2017
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Join host Holly Hunt as she talks all things Character Development with Matt Pike, author of Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor. A review of Apocalypse is included at the end of the show. For a copy of Apocalypse, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Diary-Survivor-Matt-Pike/dp/B00LGBN1G2

Duration:00:12:16

Beyond the Words Episode 12: Initiating Change in your Characters, with B. Lynn Goodwin

7/19/2017
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This week, join Holly as she talks to B. Lynn Goodwin, author of Talent, about the process of initiating change in characters. Includes a review of Talent at the end. To get a copy of Talent, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Talent-B-Goodwin-ebook/dp/B0182N1PZA

Duration:00:19:30

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