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Scribendi provides helpful and comprehensive tips to help you improve your grammar and your writing today. Whether you need help with punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, or tone, Scribendi will give you everything you need to improve your writing.
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A fantasy writing advice podcast, hosted by Jed Herne, Rob J. Hayes, Michael R. Fletcher, and Dyrk Ashton. Past guests include: Will Wight, Anthony Ryan, John Gwynne, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Anna Smith Spark, Gareth Hanrahan, Brian Staveley, R. J. Barker, and more. Each episode, we discuss a topic related to writing, editing, publishing, or marketing. With over 30 books published by our hosts - through traditional and self-published routes - you're bound to find new insights. Or at least hear so ...
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Fantasy author Jed Herne analyses his favourite stories to help you become a better writer. Jed is the author of The Thunder Heist, Fires of the Dead, Across the Broken Stars, and Siege of Treboulain. He also hosts Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice podcast. Find out more about Jed on his website: www.jedherne.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Finding your place in the writing space can be very hard. For years I wrote more then I even spoke sometimes. It was my song, heartbeat, and I could sculpt my life online or on a page and it was incredible. But now I realize, writing in all forms is becoming harder to get noticed & share not only our value, but stories to the world. I’m here to help you with these shortcomings. I power through my experiencs each and every day and I wanna help you push through too. You as a writer have someth ...
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Wizards, Warriors & Words has come to an end, and we've gathered together for our final episode to wish you all farewell. Tears are shed, laughs are had, and, as expected, chaos ensues... Thank you all for listening and supporting the show—without you, we wouldn't have gotten this far. - Love, Jed, Mike, Dyrk and Rob. BOOKS MENTIONED: The Bladed Fa…
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We discuss our DOs and DON’Ts for writing multiple point of view characters in a novel. Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE AB…
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We answer a big batch of listener questions from you, our wonderful listeners! Questions: - 1:32 - Question 1: What can I do if my writing goes off track? - 6:56 - Question 2: Should I make an author website? - 11:52 - Question 3: How do I stay motivated? - 15:31 - Question 4: How do I network in the writing community? Support Wizards, Warriors, & …
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We’re joined again by author and audiobook narrator Travis Baldree to discuss his cozy fantasy hit, Legends & Lattes! Listen to our previous episode with Travis here: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/341-travis-baldree-cradle-narrator-talks-about-audiobooks-narration Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus episodes: https://…
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Jed and Dyrk chat to Travis Baldree - a prolific audiobook narrator whose narration credits include Cradle by (past guest on the show) Will Wight. CHECK OUT OUR PAST CHATS WITH WILL WIGHT (Author of Cradle): Writing progression fantasy (Dec. 2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/249-will-wight-author-of-cradle-on-the-danger-of-success The…
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If you haven't already listened to our first episode with Joe, check it out here: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/339-talking-with-joe-abercrombie-about-the-first-law-his-writing-methods-more We're joined once again by the Lord of all things grimdark, Joe Abercrombie! Joe is the author of The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argu…
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We interview Joe Abercrombie, author of The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, Last Argument of Kings, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, Red Country, A Little Madness, The Trouble with Peace, The Wisdom of Crowds, and more! As one of the best fantasy authors writing today, it was an absolute blast to discuss his writing methods, career, and more. St…
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This is part two of our two-part discussion about using Kickstarter to launch books. If you haven't already listened to part one, check that out first: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/337-how-to-launch-books-on-kickstarter-robin-michael-j-sullivan-part-12 In this episode, we continue talking with Robin & Michael J. Sullivan - a New York Ti…
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We’re joined by Michael J. Sullivan and his wife and business manager Robin Sullivan to discuss how to run effective Kickstarter campaigns. They’re masters at this - Brandon Sanderson even paid credit to them when running his own massive multimillion-dollar Kickstarter campaign, describing them as pioneers of this new publishing approach. Enjoy! Fo…
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Jed is joined by Gabriel Bergmoser to discuss his latest thriller - an incredibly tense and suspenseful story about a trip through the Australian outback that goes horribly wrong. To listen to 'The Hitchhiker' for FREE, sign up for a free, 30-day Audible trial here: https://www.audible.com/mk/freetrial CHECK OUT JED'S PAST CONVERSATIONS WITH GABRIE…
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Peter V. Brett joins us again to discuss how he went from writing on the New York subway to selling over 3.5 million books. This is part two of a two-part interview. Peter is the bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold more than three and a half million copies in 27 languages worldwide. His novels include The Warded Man (aka Th…
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Peter V. Brett is the bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold more than three and a half million copies in 27 languages worldwide. His novels include The Warded Man (aka The Painted Man), The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, The Skull Throne, and The Core. This is part one of a two-part interview with fantasy author Peter V. Bre…
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Listen to the full interview on the Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast: https://www.theftfpodcast.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/support Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Prompted by a listener question, we share the tips we wish we’d known when we started writing our first book. If you’re a new writer, then this episode is for you! Our top 8 tips: Finish the book Don’t expect to find your voice right away - and that’s okay Try to enjoy the process - writer what you like It’s okay if it’s hard Think about point of v…
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Jed Herne (author of Siege of Treboulain) is joined by fellow Choice of Games authors Hannah Powell-Smith (Blood Money, Crème de la Crème) and Kate Heartfield (The Road to Canterbury, The Magician’s Workshop). Together, we discuss writing interactive fiction, our experiences of writing for Choice of Games, and more. Enjoy! WORKS/GAMES MENTIONED: Ha…
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In a special crossover episode, we chat about podcasting in the sci-fi and fantasy space with SFF Addicts host Adrian M. Gibson (who is also the producer/editor of WWW). We dig into the origins of WWW and SFF Addicts, the ins and outs of running a podcast, ordering alcohol from Amazon UK, getting yourself a Jed and more. Of course, chaos ensues… Wa…
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Mike Carey is a prolific comic book writer and graphic novelist. His work includes The Sandman spin-off series Lucifer, runs on Marvel’s X-Men and Fantastic Four series, and The Girl with All the Gifts, which he helped adapt into a movie. BOOKS MENTIONED: Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud Making Comics by Sco…
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We’re joined by comic book, screenwriter, and novelist extraordinaire Mike Carey (aka M. R. Carey)! Mike has an amazing backlist of work, including The Sandman spin-off series Lucifer, Marvel’s X-Men, and The Girl with All the Gifts, which he helped adapt into a movie. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with …
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We take a listener’s blurb and try to improve it. NOTE: There were some issues with Rob's recording, so he drops out of the episode partway through. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonu…
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We answer a bunch of listener questions! If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bon…
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Check out Aaron’s ‘50 Years of Text Games’ Kickstarter: bit.ly/50yearskickstarter Jed is joined by Aaron A. Reed, who’s spent the last year writing in-depth research pieces on text adventure games from the last 50 years. He’s now put his learnings together into an awesome new book, which you can check out on Kickstarter. We cover: Aaron’s Choice of…
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Freelance editor Sarah Chorn (who has edited Michael Fletcher’s books) joins us to discuss the process of working with editors. We cover the 4 different types of editing passes, how much it costs to edit your book, and more. NOTE: Apologies for some audio issues this week. We had difficulties with our guest's final recording. To visit Sarah's websi…
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We’re joined by freelance editor Sarah Chorn to discuss how we edit our books, and how our processes have evolved over time. NOTE: Apologies for some audio issues this week. We had difficulties with our guest's final recording, especially her introduction, so we had to cut a bit of that out. For links to tools/software mentioned in this episode: ht…
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We answer listener questions. If you have a question for us, send it through via our website (link below)! If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizards…
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Prompted by a patron question, we come up with a book concept on the spot. Chaos ensues… If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Visi…
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We discuss what we would do if we had to start from scratch and publish our first book this year. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorsw…
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We answer two listener questions. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Jed's writing playlist for Siege of Treboulain: https://ope…
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Rob J. Hayes talks about his latest book with Jed. Read Sins of the Mother here: https://amzn.to/3sk3ukX If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswa…
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Jed & Michael talk about their different book launch strategies, and we go into depth on Jed's recent launch of Siege of Treboulain. Check out Siege of Treboulain here: https://www.choiceofgames.com/siege-of-treboulain/ If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedh…
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We discuss our current writing routines and systems. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support us on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content):…
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Play Siege of Treboulain here: https://jedherne.com/treboulain/ The Wizards, Warriors, & Words crew grills Jed with questions about his latest project, Siege of Treboulain – an interactive epic fantasy game. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/edi…
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This is an audio version of a recent video that Jed posted on YouTube. He thought it might be worthwhile sharing here, to show what's possible after two years of consistent work. Enjoy! Check out Siege of Treboulain (releases April 14, 2022): https://jedherne.com/treboulain/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/support H…
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Michael R. Fletcher unleashes chaos by springing a surprise topic on the rest of the Wizards, Warriors, & Words crew... Listen to our previous chaos episode here: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/episode/210-the-chaos-episode If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://ww…
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We answer a listener question about Brandon Sanderson's record-breaking kickstarter. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Visit ou…
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Pre-Order Sins of the Mother here: https://amzn.to/3uIvtel (releases May 3rd 2022) Blurb: In her darklight the world will burn. Eskara Helsene is missing. She left her queendom, her friends, her children, even her own name behind. No one has seen the Corpse Queen for a decade. Someone is murdering Sourcerers, forcing them to reject their magic and …
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We're joined by a first-time author who asks us questions about the costs of self-publishing. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords…
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Check out our new website: www.wizardswarriorswords.com We discuss strategies and best practices for producing an audiobook as a self-published author. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for b…
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Check out our NEW website! https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ We tackle a listener question and discuss our strategies for avoiding burnout and writer's block. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreo…
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We continue to critique books submitted by our brave listeners. Strap in, because this section part is a tad more brutal than the first (sorry!). Watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/9Nq-uA2C9Cc If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editin…
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Following up from a previous episode (3.06 Making covers & blurbs that sell your book), we had several brave listeners send in their books. In this episode, we critique them! Stay tuned for part 2 next week. Watch the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/KcNSxOXhrSs If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to wo…
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Peter McClean's 'Priest of Bones' (billed as Peaky Blinders with swords) is getting adapted for TV! In this episode, Peter joins us to discuss the process, along with a host of other topics. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wiza…
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We run through a list of fantasy pet peeves (thanks for sending in so many!) and confess our writing sins. Featuring Peter McClean! (Author of Priest of Bones, Priest of Lies, Priest of Gallows, and Priest of Crowns). If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedher…
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Jed Herne, Rob J. Hayes, and Dyrk Ashton discuss how to create effective covers and blurbs. Improving your cover and blurb is critical when it comes to marketing your book - and there's quite a few mistakes you should watch out for. (We know, because we've made them!). Enjoy! Resources mentioned: Writing Killer Cover Copy by Elana Johnson: https://…
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Send us an email at wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com and let us know about your fantasy pet peeves! We're going to take these answers and use them in a future game show episode, so stay tuned :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/support Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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We answer a listener question about getting reviews. Resources mentioned: Reedsy book review blog list: https://blog.reedsy.com/book-review-blogs/ Booksirens: https://booksirens.com/ Self-Published Fantasy Book-Off (SPFBO) If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.j…
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We answer listener questions from our wonderful patrons! If you want priority Q&A access (like these patrons enjoyed in this episode), please consider joining our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedhern…
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There's a ton of predatory 'marketers' and 'publishers' looking to manipulate authors. In this episode, we share our experiences, discuss red flags, and explain how to avoid these scams. PS: If you're listening on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, please be sure to leave us a review! If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to wo…
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The Wizards, Warriors, & Words crew discuss the best books (and movies!) we read/saw last year. Also, Jed posted a more detailed list of his top reads on his website: Click here to check it out. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support …
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We review the previous year, and explore some of the fantasy writing lessons we learned (and re-learned) in 2021. If you're interested in having Jed Herne edit your book, he'd love to work with you. Apply for book editing here: https://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/…
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