EPISODE 50: Happy New Year and Writing Goals for 2019

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Indie Kidlit Podcast.

In this episode we discuss out goals for 2019 and encourage you to do the same. Feel free to email them to us at theindiekidlitpodcast@gmail.com

In case you don’t listen to today’s podcast we also announce that we are taking a break from the podcast for the next six months at least and re-evaluating things. We might return in mid 2019. It all depends. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for listening to the podcast, and growing along with us. We have loved sharing it with you and walking alongside you on this author journey. We wish you every success for 2019! We’ve had a blast!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lots of love

Marti & Elena

 

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EPISODE 49: Workshop & Goal Setting – Lessons learned from episodes 43-48

Welcome to Episode 49 of the Indie Kidlit Podcast. On this episode Elena and Marti discuss their recent interviews (43 to 48), and what they’ve learned from the advice and experience provided. 

Here is a quick reminder of the last six interviews that Marti and Helen discuss in today’s show:

  1. Laurie Wright on Amazon ads
  2. Melanie Schubert on marketing your first book creatively
  3. Dr Terence Shipman on building a community of fans and supporters
  4. Karen Inglis with the latest book marketing advice
  5. David Blaze on writing and selling Chapter Books
  6. Jessica Brody on nailing story structure

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EPISODE 48: Nailing story structure with Jessica Brody

Todays interview is with author Jessica Brody.

Jessica Brody is the author of more than 17 novels for teens, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Better You Than Me, the three books in the sci-fi Unremembered trilogy, and the forthcoming Sky Without Stars (a sci-fi reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, co-written with Joanne Rendell). She’s also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants and the LEGO Disney Princess chapter books. Jessica’s first non-fiction book, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel (a plotting guide for novelists) released in October 2018. Jessica’s books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and Unremembered and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father are currently in development as major motion pictures. She lives with her husband and three dogs near Portland, Oregon.

                                           

Jessica talks us through her new fiction book Save the Cat! Writes a NovelShe goes into detail about how to plot a great book that readers will love. What beats to include in your story to make the journey for your protagonist transformational. And how to categorise your story into a genre to help understand what ingredients it needs to work.

In addition she shares some fantastic tips on how to be a more productive writer. This and more!

Jessica also runs FANTABULOUS courses for writers on Udemy. You can find them HERE!

You can find Jessica and purchase her books (Including Save the Cat Writes a Novel) at www.jessicabrody.com , follow her on AMAZON, and get social with her on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

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