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In this week’s episode, Julia talks to Jessie Cunniffe, the brains behind Book Blurb Magic, an online course dedicated to taking the pain out of blurb-writing. If you've ever battled with writing blurbs for your books, this episode will give you some great tips. Find out some of the most common mistakes authors make when putting a blurb together, a…
 
In this week's episode, Angeline, Holly & Julia discuss their experiences of working with editors, the different type of edit you might want to consider for your book, what it can cost to hire an editor, how to find a good one, and what to do if you can't afford one. Read the full show notes and get links to resources at www.unstoppableauthors.com…
 
This week, Julia gives a technical overview of the software and resources available to writers for all parts of the self publishing process. From plotting and drafting to editing and formatting, and even cover and map design, find out what some of your options are and tips to make the most of technology in the process of writing a book. Find the sh…
 
This week, Angeline gives her top tips for creating futuristic worlds, whether near or distant future. With advice on brainstorming timelines, designing future tech, and tying the world to the characters and story, this episode will set you on course for writing a future your readers can believe in. Find the show notes at www.unstoppableauthors.com…
 
This week, Holly interviews mystery author, Sara Rosett. They talk about: Who inspires Sara Plotting mystery books How she came to write and podcast for other writers What authors need to consider when writing a series The different types of character arc for a series What sorts of topics to choose when podcasting for readers See the full show note…
 
In this week’s episode, Julia talks to young adult fantasy author Lyndsey Hall about publishing anthologies and collaborating with other authors. Lyndsey has recently been published in her first anthology, Enchanted Waters, along with seven other authors, and has two more lined up for 2022, so she's got some great insight into the process and tips …
 
In this week’s episode, Angeline talks to children’s author Dan Metcalf about his switch from traditional to self publishing. With invaluable insights from the traditional publishing route, Dan talks about what lessons he’s brought over to his self published projects, and gives advice to those pursuing a traditional contract. Read the show notes at…
 
In this week's episode, Holly and Angeline discuss the coming changes in the publishing industry with the arrival of Kindle Vella and Apple's changes to their email open reporting. Get tips on general coping strategies for this ever-changing business of writing and publishing books. Get the full show notes at www.unstoppableauthors.com…
 
In this week's episode, Holly digs into the mindset required to maintain a sense of joy and passion for writing when the business tasks threaten to overwhelm the creative side. Get tips on choosing your marketing activities and keeping the writing fresh and flowing. See the full show notes at www.unstoppableauthors.com…
 
Welcome to this special landmark episode of Unstoppable Authors! Holly & Angeline are joined by a whole host of guests to dissect what it takes to be an unstoppable author. They cover mindset, strategies, and get personal with some big life experiences. Today's guests are: Sacha Black Daniel Willcocks Meg Jolly TL Clark Julia Scott Mark Leslie Lefe…
 
Today Holly & Angeline are talking about what to share in your newsletter and on social media besides "Buy my book!" It can sometimes be tricky to think of things to share with your audience, so this episode is all about filling your tank with ideas. As ever, there is a big caveat around everything included in this episode: If you're comfortable wi…
 
In this episode, Angeline talks about how to find story ideas from your world map. She discusses why you might want to use your map as inspiration, and then looks at all the different places stories might be hiding. From finding places of conflict, to creating characters from locations, this episode offers a whole host of ways you can discover insp…
 
In this episode, Holly interviews returning guest, Daniel Willcocks. In the interview, Holly and Dan talk about his journey to become an author coach, what authors can get out of personalised coaching and his new program, the 90 Day Book Camp. Find out more about Daniel and his services at https://www.danielwillcocks.com/ Get the full show notes at…
 
In this week's episode, Holly & Angeline bust some common myths about discovery writing, discuss the pros and cons of this approach, and share some tips on how to write a series without outlining in advance. The conversation highlights how all of us are unique and that what works for one person won't work for everyone. There is no magic bullet solu…
 
In this week's episode, Angeline talks all about how to get the most out of opportunities that come your way. She looks at the benefits of both in-person and online events, giving top tips for networking with other authors as well as meeting readers. Get advice on how to find opportunities, how to create your own opportunities, and how to maintain …
 
In this week's episode, Holly & Angeline get stuck into what comp titles are, how you find them and what to do with them once you know them. If you've ever wondered about what it means to "write to market", or "know your market", this episode should shed some light on the subject. Even if you have no intention of writing to market, it's important t…
 
In this episode, Holly chats to best selling urban fantasy author, Steve McHugh. They covered his writing journey so far, getting picked up for a book deal with Amazon imprint, 47North, writing interconnected series, being a free agent with an eye on going indie again in future, and how the last year has impacted his writing output. Get the full sh…
 
Angeline chats to YA fantasy author, Nathan Scammell, about the fictional worlds that fuelled his love of fantasy, and his proudest worldbuilding moments. They talk about how he tackles worldbuilding in his first draft, take an indepth look at the world of his upcoming debut novel, Escape from Arcadia, and he has a go at convincing Angeline to aban…
 
Join Angeline and Holly today for an audience Q&A in celebration of the two year anniversary of podcasting together. Audience members submitted their questions in the Facebook group. If you'd like to join and participate in future Q&As, you can do so at www.facebook.com/groups/weareunstoppableauthors You can support the show on Patreon and get acce…
 
This week, Angeline explores the pros and cons of freelance writing, including insights from her own freelancing experience. She talks about the benefits of having different income sources, and looks at the various ways you can make extra money from writing. Get the full show notes at unstoppableauthors.com…
 
In this week's episode, Holly gives a rundown of some of the things that indie authors can learn from their traditionally published counterparts. Both sides of the industry have strengths and weaknesses and have valuable practices for each other to emulate. Writers contemplating a traditional publishing contract would also benefit from looking at w…
 
This week, Angeline and Holly discuss what foreshadowing is, why you need it, how to do it, how NOT to do it, and the mystical power of the MacGuffin! CAUTION: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR - Ready Player One, Aliens, The Shawshank Redemption, Signs, Sixth Sense, Avengers: Endgame, Jaws, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, and possibly more. Y…
 
In today's episode, Angeline is taking you backwards, upside-down, inside-out, and every which way! She discusses how to take those super cool, but unconnected ideas, and back them up with reasons and causes to make sure they really fit into your world. She gives her top tips for working backwards, and shows you how you can use those cool ideas to …
 
This week, Holly & Angeline get stuck in to the meaty topic of pre-orders. They cover the pros and cons, the nitty-gritty technical details and share some resources on further information. It's a juicy episode packed with useful information, so grab a notebook and take notes! Or visit the show notes at www.unstoppableauthors.com for a break down of…
 
In this episode, Angeline and Holly dig into the nitty-gritty of outsourcing tasks in your author business. They talk about what you might want to outsource and why, the things to look for in a freelancer, where to find freelancers, what to do if things turn sour, and how to nurture a positive relationship with your collaborators. Get the full show…
 
In this week's episode, Angeline and Holly discuss ways to help make your book launch a success. They talk through setting up pre-orders, utilising social media and your mailing list, and running review teams. They also cover some of the pitfalls and mistakes they've made and touch on some tricky things to watch out for. This overview of the topic …
 
Off the back of her New Year's Day traditions, Angeline talks about creating festivals and celebrations for your books. She talks about how festivals can be used to reveal character, create conflict, and reflect the themes of your story. She talks about the importance of bringing your worldbuilding back to character, and offers up a whole load of t…
 
In this week's episode, Holly goes in depth on the subject of reviewing your progress in order to make better plans for the future. She talks about the Clifton Strengths test, common traits among writers, and ways to lean into your strengths to make you a more successful goal-setter. Get more help with planning 2021 with Holly's book, Goal Setting …
 
Welcome to our 75th episode of Unstoppable Authors! What a landmark episode. This week we are delighted to be bringing you some 101 publishing tips in our Back to Basics episode. We're talking about the fundamentals, such as "what is KDP?" and "what files do I need to publish a book?" If you're near the start of this author journey we hope we answe…
 
This week, Angeline chats with Anita Davies of Freedom From Tedium, talking all about how to get yourself organised and manage your time well. Anita discusses the benefits of time blocking and the Pomodoro method, as well as giving her top tips for dealing with schedule disruptions, and holding yourself to account to hit self-imposed deadlines. Wit…
 
In this special epsiode, Holly and Angeline reflect on the big event and talk about world building, their first love, with guests Marisa Noelle and J.D. Groom. The discussion was live-streamed on Facebook in the Unstoppable Authors group, which you can find at www.facebook.com/groups/weareunstoppableauthors Get the full show notes at www.unstoppabl…
 
In this episode, Holly interviews her NaNoWriMo writing tribe. Meet first-time novelist, Sam Frost; adult fantasy adventure author Laura Kendrick; and dark fantasy author Yanni Jade. In this panel-style discussion, we dig into what's working during this round of NaNo, the importance of finding your tribe, our plans for the future, and what challeng…
 
Today, Angeline interviews fellow fantasy author, J E Nice. She chats about how she creates her characters, and whether they could fit into another genre. She tells us about her favourite character tropes, and about starting from scratch with a new pen name. Find out more at https://jenice.co.uk Read the show notes at http://unstoppableauthors.com…
 
Today, Holly interviews gothic horror writer, Becky Wright. They discuss Becky's background in storytelling as a child, how she was drawn to writing ghost stories and the gothic fiction that she writes today. She talks about writing the taboo, doing historical research, blending the erotic with the period setting, and being a control freak! Becky d…
 
In this week's episode, Angeline and Holly dissect their favourite classic horror monsters and the books, films and TV shows that put a new twist on them. Get ideas for stories in all mediums to consume this spooky season and beyond in this feature length episode. Everything from vampires, to werewolves, to ghosts... there's something to scare ever…
 
This is a super short episode as Holly hasn't been well this week. But we wanted to make this special announcement. We are delighted to announce that we're taking Indie Fire virtual! This means that wherever you are in the world, you can join us for all of the amazing workshops and panel discussions as well as the live recording of the podcast! We …
 
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