Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Monday 18th July 2016.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.
If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul’s Podcast Diary
1) Getting Away With Murder event in Cumbria – how to write a compelling crime novel: https://www.firstpagecourses.com/
Course runs 31st October – 4th November, early-bird ticketing until 31st July.
2) Recent purchase – Save The Cat! I've heard so many people recommend this book and I can't find it on Audible, so I decided to buy it 🙂
3) The Murder Place, my second thriller, is now up to 21k+ first-draft words:
Don't Tell Meg has now been edited and sent to my copy editor and proof-reader, Helen Fazal.
Helen has the book until end August, or thereabouts.
You can find out more about Helen's work here: https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-13-helen-fazal/
4) Guests coming soon to this podcast:
Molly Looby: https://twitter.com/MollyLooby [YA & hybrid publishing]
Ashley Lister: https://twitter.com/ashleylister [Erotic fiction]
Janet Murray: https://twitter.com/jan_murray [PR & writing a book in 30 days]
Maggie James: https://twitter.com/mjamesfiction [Psychological thrillers]
Peter O'Connor: https://bespokebookcovers.com/ [Book cover designer]
Griselda Heppel: https://twitter.com/GriseldaHeppel [Adapts Classics for children]
5) The Author School: https://www.theauthorschool.com/ [Recommended!]
6) Join The Alliance of Independent Authors: https://self-publishing-academy.com/alli [Affiliate link]
7) Grammarly: https://self-publishing-academy.com/grammarly [Affiliate link]
Recommended Online Event [9th-11th September 2016]
The Festival of Writing is held every year.
This year it’s at at the University of York, in September.
It’s not a self-publishing event, but as a self-published author, I got immense value from this event last year.
I will be attending all weekend this year, I hope to see you there!
More information here: https://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/FestivalofWriting2016.html
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 15th July 2016: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-indie-success/