The Aspiring Authors Podcast
Episode 13 - How To Pitch Your Book Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 13 - How To Pitch Your Book Aspiring Authors Podcast

May 21, 2020

This week we discuss pitching your very first novel!

We run through the different types of pitches - yes theres more than 1!

And chat about lots of nonsense inbetween.

L&H

Episode 12  Indie or Traditional?  Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 12 Indie or Traditional? Aspiring Authors Podcast

May 14, 2020

This week we announce what path we're both going to take - Indie or Traditional.

Touching on the pros and cons of both and share our recommendations for the week.

 

L&H

Episode 11 - Writing The Antagonist The Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 11 - Writing The Antagonist The Aspiring Authors Podcast

May 7, 2020

What makes a good antagonist? This week we chat about the villain and look at examples from books and film.  We share our tips on how we write antagonists and our recommendations for the week.

L&H 

Episode 10  Writing The Love Interest  Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 10 Writing The Love Interest Aspiring Authors Podcast

April 30, 2020

This week we're talking about the love interest, how we decide what traits the love interest will have, do we base them on people we know, if their appearance is important and we look at fairytales on how the love interest is written. 

We also give our own tips for creating the love interest....

L&H 

Episode 9 - Writing Characters & The Protagonist Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 9 - Writing Characters & The Protagonist Aspiring Authors Podcast

April 23, 2020

This week we talk about how we plan a character, how do we get inspired for creating a character and what our process is to work out each character.  We share our tips on how to create characters, discuss the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and give this week's recommendations.

L&H x

Episode 8  How We Edit  Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 8 How We Edit Aspiring Authors Podcast

April 16, 2020

This week we chat about our editing process, starting from the first draft.  We talk about different ways of editing, our struggles and what we love about it.  It's a slow process, but we share our tips on how we try to tackle editing and give our recommendations of what we're listening to this week.

L&H x

Episode 7 - Covid19 & Writers Block Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 7 - Covid19 & Writers Block Aspiring Authors Podcast

April 9, 2020

We talk about the uncertain times we face in the middle of the pandemic.  Feelings of anxiety and stress may be upon you, making you struggle to concentrate.  We chat about what is happening in our lives during this time, but we are looking to the positive ways of using this time to write.  

Sending love out to everyone, Lorna & Hayley x

Episode 6 - How We Create & Plot A Story  The Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 6 - How We Create & Plot A Story The Aspiring Authors Podcast

April 2, 2020

We talk and share how we come up with an idea, how we adapt on it and write the story.  We discuss our process on plotting, covering 3 act structure and Plotters versus Pantsers.  We share helpful tips and recommendations for fellow aspiring authors 

Episode 5 - Our Writing Routines The Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 5 - Our Writing Routines The Aspiring Authors Podcast

March 26, 2020

We chat about our writing routines in our hectic lives and how we make time to write.

We share our habits of when we write, where we write, and all the other good stuff in between!

Lorna & Hayley x

Episode 4 - Fear & Self Doubt Aspiring Authors Podcast

Episode 4 - Fear & Self Doubt Aspiring Authors Podcast

March 19, 2020

We bare our souls and talk about our fears.  A daunting topic, but an important one to discuss - finding the route cause of our insecurities and lack of confidence.  We have a frank (and silly) chat about self doubt, covering various topics like the class system, gender and nationality!