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Activated Authors
Activated Authors
Activated Authors

Activated Authors is an online author community centered around principles of healthy productivity, community, and shared knowledge. Founded by international bestselling author,... more

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Episodes

Why “Writers Block” Is Bullsh*t

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28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Why Is Genre So Important?

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21 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
What is Theme and Tone?

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14 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
Tools For New Authors

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07 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
When To Start Your Business

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31 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
What Is a First Draft, Really?

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24 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
What Is NaNoWriMo?

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17 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
What Is Your Why?

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10 Oct 2022 · 50 minutes
What Is Story?

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03 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes
J. Thorn ON: CHANGE And Moving Forward

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19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
ONE YEAR Of Activated Authors

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12 Sep 2022 · 53 minutes
News, Updates, and to the Future (Part II)

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02 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Dan Howarth ON: Finding DISCIPLINE And The Circle Of Community

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18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Tim Lebbon ON: TRADITIONAL Publishing, Tie In’s & Loving The Job

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11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
(BONUS Ep: 003) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything

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08 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Luke Kondor ON: SYSTEMS n’ Books & Stuff

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04 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Kathy Murray ON: RECALCULATING & Taking The Leap

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27 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Robin Waite ON: Being FEARLESS With Integrity & Alignment

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20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
News, Updates, and to the Future

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13 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
Philip Duncan ON: BUILDING Your Way From Rock Bottom

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06 Jun 2022 · 52 minutes
(BONUS Ep 002) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything

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03 Jun 2022 · 43 minutes
Ella Barnard ON: FINDING Your Value & Knowing It Could Be Better

Ella Barnard is the host of the Author Like a Boss podcast and owner of Author Boss Academy. She is... more

30 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Emme Grange ON: Finding The FUN Of Being Only Yourself

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23 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Daniel Willcocks ON: The PURSUIT Of Creative Freedom

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16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Renee Gallant ON: RETURNING to Writing and Putting Yourself First

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09 May 2022 · 54 minutes
Mark Leslie Lefebvre ON: HEART, Passion and Collaboration

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02 May 2022 · 54 minutes
Thomas Fenton ON: QUALITY Work and the Practice of Creativity

Thomas Fenton is an American screenwriter whose writing credits include SAW IV, I Spit On Your Grave 2, Slay Per View on CryptTv.... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Julie Hiner ON: AUTHENTICITY And Following Your Passion

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18 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Bekka Willcocks ON: Food FREEDOM and Listening To Your Body

Bekka Willcocks ON: Food FREEDOM and Listening To Your Body Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're... more

11 Apr 2022 · 54 minutes
”Writing Short Horror Stories” Graduates ON: The POWER Of Short Stories & Investing In Your Craft ⁠

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04 Apr 2022 · 52 minutes
Samantha Frost ON: MENTAL HEALTH, Neurodivergence and the Dance of Recovery

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28 Mar 2022 · 50 minutes
Kristina Adams ON: CREATING The Path That Works For You

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21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
(BONUS Ep 001) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything

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18 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
Crys Cain ON: Your RELATIONSHIP with Work and Finding Your Value

To find out more and how you can help 'Writers for Ukraine' head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/ukraine/ now. Thanks for tuning... more

14 Mar 2022 · 58 minutes
Katlyn Duncan ON: Systems, Reversions and LEARNING AS YOU GO

To find out more and how you can help 'Writers for Ukraine' head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/ukraine/ now. Thanks for tuning... more

07 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
Helen Scheuerer ON: EMBRACING what you want and Riding the Learning Curve

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28 Feb 2022 · 53 minutes
Jeff Adams ON: ACCESSIBILITY and the MENTAL GAME of Being an Author

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21 Feb 2022 · 48 minutes
Jonathan Yanez ON: How to be YOUR OWN Champion

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14 Feb 2022 · 36 minutes
Welcome to the Activated Authors podcast

Welcome to the Activated Authors podcast! Daniel Willcocks is BACK with his unique dose of author advice, featuring guests from... more

26 Jan 2022 · 28 minutes
#080: So I guess this is goodbye...

On this, the final episode of the Great Writers Share podcast, Daniel Willcocks is joined by Holly Lyne, John Crinan,... more

26 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
#079: Jennifer Anne Gordon – Gothic horror, winning the Kindle Award, and experimenting in all mediums.

Jennifer Anne Gordon was born a strange, pale, and quiet child, a ghost scared of ghosts.... Originally from New Hampshire,... more

19 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
#078: Miranda Oh - Taking inspiration from life, working from home, and podcasting your way to better writing

Miranda Oh is the author of the successful Chick Lit series, Chin Up Tits Out! Author Miranda Oh, a girl... more

12 Mar 2021 · 56 minutes
#077: Suzy Vadori – Making it past the “half-books,” diversifying income streams, and bonuses of book coaching.

Suzy Vadori is a Book Coach, Editor, Public Speaker and the Calgary Bestselling Author of The Fountain Series, a fantastical... more

05 Mar 2021 · 47 minutes
#076: Marc Watson – Approaching the right small presses for your book and writing in a way that feels right for your life.

Marc Watson is an author of genre fiction of all lengths and styles. His works include the novels Death Dresses... more

26 Feb 2021 · 51 minutes
#075: J Benjamin – Learning from your failures, writing authentic LQBTQ+ characters, and networking with authors.

J. Benjamin is a sci-fi writer with a passion for space opera and aliens. He’s been writing since the 7th... more

19 Feb 2021 · 51 minutes
#074: Michelle Raab – The psychology of writing and selling and redefining the world of work and family.

Michelle Raab is not the biggest fan of talking about herself unless you ask her about what her current passion... more

12 Feb 2021 · 57 minutes
#073: JD Barker – On working with James Patterson, professional from the get-go, and grasping every opportunity.

J.D. Barker (Jonathan Dylan Barker) is an international bestselling American author whose work has been broadly described as suspense thrillers,... more

05 Feb 2021 · 56 minutes
#072: Jenna Greene – Writing YA, the art of balance, and podcasting to complement your writing.

Jenna Greene is a YA fantasy author from Alberta, Canada. She is known for the award-winning novel, REBORN, as well... more

29 Jan 2021 · 35 minutes
#071: Laura Kendrick – A Master's degree in Creative Writing, fan fiction, and being authentically you.

Laura Kendrick is a Manchester based multi genre author with a love of the strange and unusual.After years of putting... more

22 Jan 2021 · 1 hour,
#070: Paul Michael Anderson – Writing moral murkiness, making short stories work, and prioritizing life.

Paul Michael Anderson is the author of the collection Bones Are Made to Be Broken, which Jack Ketchum called... more

15 Jan 2021 · 57 minutes
#069: Chris Allen – Games writing, storytelling through role-play & “Aren’t we all writing fanfic, anyway?”

Chris Allen has written, edited, and designed dozens of tabletop gaming products since 2005, including roleplaying games, board games, and... more

08 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
#068: NEW YEAR SPECIAL – 2020 highlights, plans for 2021, and Patreon Q&A (ft. Daniel Willcocks, Holly Lyne, John Crinan, and Faye Trask)

In this weeks’ episode, Daniel Willcocks, Holly Lyne, John Crinan, and Faye Trask sit down as a group to discuss... more

01 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Bad Behaviors for Authors, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 6 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

31 Dec 2020 · 27 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Author Brand, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 5 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

30 Dec 2020 · 21 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Hopping, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 4 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

29 Dec 2020 · 19 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Marketing, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 3 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

28 Dec 2020 · 22 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Expectations, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 2 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

27 Dec 2020 · 21 minutes
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Book Covers, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 1 of 6)

In this episode of the Great Writers Learn miniseries, "Writes & Wrongs,” bestselling authors John L. Monk and Daniel... more

26 Dec 2020 · 23 minutes
#067: Christmas conversations; mindset, rest, lessons, goals, and beards with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks

In this week’s episode, Dan invites collaborator, author, and friend, Luke Kondor onto the show to talk all things creativity,... more

25 Dec 2020 · 1 hour,
#066: Victoria LK Williams – Getting cozy with mystery, finding balance between the light and the dark side, and tips for Florida gardening.

Victoria LK Williams writes Cozy Mysteries with a Tropical Twist. Her Citrus Beach Mystery series, Sister Station series, Storm Voices... more

18 Dec 2020 · 37 minutes
#065: Samantha Frost – Winning NaNoWriMo, writing groups, and the importance of creativity.

Samantha Frost is an actor and first-time novelist who recently took on the challenge of NaNoWriMo (to write 50,000 words... more

11 Dec 2020 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
#064: Alesha Escobar – Learning from collaboration, writing diverse characters, & learning through fiction.

Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys reading everything from Tolkien and the Dresden Files, to... more

04 Dec 2020 · 42 minutes
#063: Josh Malerman – Definition of an artist, the power of “the end,” and what it means to be a Prolific.

Josh Malerman is a New York Times bestselling author and also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The... more

27 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#062: Lucinda E Clark – Living a life worth writing, lessons learned from writing, and falling into what’s right.

Lucinda E Clark is an award-winning self-published writer of memoir and psychological thriller, a global traveler, scriptwriting lecturer, and owner... more

20 Nov 2020 · 56 minutes
#061: Andy Conduit-Turner – Writing comics, navigating publishing contracts, and choosing the best medium for your story.

Andy Conduit-Turner is a writer, editor, occasional quiz host and serial podcaster from the UK (mostly). Writing across a number... more

13 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#060: Jessie Shedden – Escaping the cult, healing with writing, and empowering others through personal experience.

Jessie Shedden is a British-Australian chicken-loving, cult-escaping badass woman, who has become a sought-after speaker, consultant and inspirational author of... more

06 Nov 2020 · 41 minutes
#059: Great Writers Scare – Exploring horror with Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, Daniel Willcocks, and John Crinan.

On today’s show, we forego the usual Great Writers Share format, as we turn off the lights, ignite some candles,... more

30 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
#058: V.S. Holmes – Advocating for queer and disabled representation, winning awards, and collaborative relationships.

V. S. Holmes is an international bestselling author. They created the REFORGED series and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS. Smoke and... more

22 Oct 2020 · 1 hour,
#057: Julia Scott – Formatting books the right way, tackling the second novel, and diving into audio.

Julia Scott is a British author, whose goal is to take you out of ‘regular life’ and teleport you to... more

15 Oct 2020 · 42 minutes
#056: Ben Errington – Starting with just a cover, gaining confidence as a writer, and positivity on social media.

Ben Errington is a writer from Bristol, UK. With debut novel ‘Ten Tales of the Human Condition’ and novella ‘Dye... more

08 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#055: Faye Trask – Debut novel writing, finding mentors, and falling in love with learning.

Faye Trask has had a love for writing and telling stories since she was a little girl. She was immediately... more

01 Oct 2020 · 54 minutes
#054: Jennie Nash – Becoming a book coach, the truth behind the author journey, and the power of integrity.

Jennie Nash is the founder and chief creative officer of Author Accelerator, a company on a mission to help writers... more

24 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
#053: Ritu Bhathal – “Marriage Unarranged,” setting priorities, and poetry versus prose.

Ritu Bhathal is a blogger and author of fiction and poetry. She was born in Birmingham in the mid-1970s to... more

18 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#052: V Castro – Boosting marginalized voices, word counts during lockdown, and writing in the horror genre.

V Castro is a Mexican American writer originally from Texas who now resides in the UK. She is the author... more

10 Sep 2020 · 59 minutes
Bonus Minisode, feat J. Thorn: "9 Things Career Authors Don't Do"

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Great Writers Share podcast. In this bonus mini episode of the... more

07 Sep 2020 · 15 minutes
#051: Autumn Birt – Travelling the world while writing, talking to your characters, and running a business with your partner.

Autumn Birt is an award-winning and best selling author of almost 20 books. Her second epic fantasy series, Games of... more

03 Sep 2020 · 45 minutes
#050: What single piece of advice would you give to writers to carry them from 2020 into 2021? Feat. Special guests.

In this week’s episode, Dan celebrates 50 episodes of the Great Writers Share podcast by inviting back some old favorite... more

27 Aug 2020 · 54 minutes
#049: Meg LaTorre – From literary agency to self-publishing, building a platform on YouTube, and finding your niche.

Meg LaTorre is a bestselling science fiction and fantasy author, YouTube darling and founder of iWriterly, creator of the free... more

20 Aug 2020 · 53 minutes
#048: James Blatch – The many iterations of the first novel, journalism to fiction, and serving authors with podcasts and courses.

James Blatch is a former BBC Defence Reporter and a former BBFC Film Examiner. He reported for the BBC on... more

13 Aug 2020 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#047: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss – Getting started with gay romance fiction, collaboration, and keeping the creative passion burning.

Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are both writers of gay romance fiction, as well as the hosts of both the... more

06 Aug 2020 · 51 minutes
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Autumn Birt is an award-winning and best selling author of almost 20 books. Her second epic fantasy series, Games of Fire, has... more