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Great Writers Share
Great Writers Share
Hawk & Cleaver

GREAT WRITERS SHAREIt’s no secret that writing can be lonely work. But, does it really have to be?Whether you’re full-time, part-time, or... more

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#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
#046: Iain Rob Wright – Finding success in horror in 2020, effective mailing lists & bringing your spouse into your creative business.

One of Horror’s most respected authors, Iain Rob Wright is the writer of more than twenty books, many of them... more

30 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#045: Kristina Rienzi – Pitching through Twitter, the power of perpetual learning & choosing honesty.

Kristina Rienzi is a Jersey Shore local, new adult author, certified professional coach, and the former president of Sisters in... more

23 Jul 2020 · 59 minutes
#044: Robert J. Sawyer – How to win awards, The Oppenheimer Alternative, & the evolving publishing approach.

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the world’s top awards for... more

16 Jul 2020 · 57 minutes
#043: Gemma Amor – Funding horror through Kickstarter, keeping things simple, and the joy of creation.

Gemma Amor is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror fiction author, podcaster illustrator, and voice actor based in the UK. Her... more

09 Jul 2020 · 54 minutes
#042: Garrett Robinson – Serializing fantasy, making it through the hard times, and changing the world with fiction.

Garrett Robinson is the author of #1 bestselling Amazon fantasy series, “The Nightblade Epic”, a heroic fantasy saga with tens... more

02 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#041: Daniel Willcocks – “Collaboration for Authors."

Daniel Willcocks is an international bestselling author and podcaster of dark fiction. He is one fifth of digital story studio,... more

25 Jun 2020 · 34 minutes
#040: Julie Hiner – Growth through challenge, the welcoming arms of writers, and embracing your genre.

Julie Hiner is a writer of dark crime, horror, and non-fiction. Julie has been fascinated with the complexity of the... more

18 Jun 2020 · 43 minutes
#039: Jenna Moreci – YouTube for writers, diversifying income streams, and cultivating superfans.

Jenna Moreci is a half-human, half-weaponized robot hellbent on overthrowing mankind. She’s also a best selling author specializing in so-cute-you-could-barf... more

11 Jun 2020 · 49 minutes
#038: Drew Starling – The power of short stories, real-time feedback, and emotionally insulating yourself.

Drew Starling is an Amazon bestselling author of horror and dark fiction, a husband and dog dad who loves strong... more

04 Jun 2020 · 49 minutes
#037: Lindsay Weisner – Finding ‘happy,’ the Neurotic Nourishment podcast, and talking is healing.

Dr. Lindsay Weisner is the host of the Neurotic Nourishment Podcast – a show where she talks with smart, sweary... more

28 May 2020 · 1 hour,
#036: Clare Littlemore – Writing dystopian fiction, the power of closing a series, and using trial and error to find your outlining process.

Clare Littlemore is a young adult dystopian and sci-fi author who thrives on fictionally destroying the world with a cup... more

21 May 2020 · 53 minutes
#035: Mag Dimond – Award-winning memoirs, documenting your life to leave a legacy, and mindfulness for writers.

Mag Dimond is the award-winning author of BOWING TO ELEPHANTS, Tales of a Travel Junkie (which hit #1 in 5... more

14 May 2020 · 52 minutes
#034: Nick Cole – Innovating rapid release, guarding your brand, and giving readers what they want.

Nick Cole is a former soldier and working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials,... more

07 May 2020 · 56 minutes
#033: Michael David Wilson – ’The Girl in the Video,’ creating your own opportunities, and confronting your fears.

Michael David Wilson is the founder of the popular UK horror website, podcast, and small press, This Is Horror. He's... more

30 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#032: Joanna Penn – Staying ahead of the game, the realities of indie authorship, and prioritizing your health for the long-game.

Joanna Penn is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as a writer of... more

23 Apr 2020 · 56 minutes
#031: Tosca Lee – Learning enough to be dangerous, evolutions as a writer, and finding the joy in your work.

Tosca Lee is the multi-award winning, New York Times, IndieBound, and Amazon bestselling author of eleven novels including The Line... more

16 Apr 2020 · 54 minutes
#030: T.W.M. Ashford – The difference between good prose and great storytelling, lessons learned from SPF, and soft relaunching your author career.

Tom (T.W.M.) Ashford is a British novelist. He lives in London with his American wife, not far from where he... more

09 Apr 2020 · 48 minutes
#029: Jonathan Yanez – Conquering the impossible, becoming a healthy writer, and finding freedom in sci-fi.

Jonathan Yanez is an author of sci-fi and fantasy fiction. He's the creative mind behind the “Forsaken Mercenary” series and... more

02 Apr 2020 · 58 minutes
#028: Jeffrey A. Carver – Over a decade of publishing changes, becoming your own publisher, and the power of teaching in your own fiction.

Jeffrey A. Carver is an American science fiction author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Brown University.... more

27 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#027: Jonathan Janz – Knowing your value, cultivating positivity, and being authentic to yourself.

Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories. His work has been championed... more

20 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#026: H.B. Lyne & Angeline Trevena – Navigating collaborations, running author events, and reviving a podcast.

HB Lynne and Angeline Trevena are the power duo behind the Unstoppable Authors podcast and the masterminds behind the UK’s... more

13 Mar 2020 · 52 minutes
#025: Brandon Ellis – The secret to marketing box sets, embracing mentorship and tutelage, and using vision boards to drive success.

Brandon Ellis is the bestselling author of the Mars Colony Chronicles, Ascendent Chronicles, and many more sci-fi works. Brandon grew up... more

06 Mar 2020 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#024: John L Monk – The importance of being unforgettable, writing through the tough stuff, and the reality behind rapid release.

John L. Monk is the creative mind behind such series as The Jenkins Cycle, This Dark Ages, and The... more

28 Feb 2020 · 57 minutes
#023: Meg Cowley – Creating an author brand, business vs art, and making the muse your b**ch.

Meg Cowley is a USA Today bestselling author of fantasy fiction. She lives in Yorkshire, England with her husband, son, and... more

21 Feb 2020 · 55 minutes
#022: Craig Falconer – Lessons in writing Sci-Fi, modeling specific success, and quality versus quantity.

Craig A. Falconer is a bestselling Scottish novelist, specializing in science fiction. He has written several widely popular series in... more

14 Feb 2020 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#021: Steff Green – Doubling down on what works, engaging your readers, and setting boundaries to focus on what works for you.

Steff Green is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author, blogger, metalhead and heavy metal maiden living in an off-grid... more

07 Feb 2020 · 1 hour,
#020: Katie Forrest – Time Management for Writers, the only constant is change, and the benefits of saying ‘yes'.

Katie Forrest is a busy wife and special needs parent, doing her best to juggle this with her work. She... more

31 Jan 2020 · 45 minutes
#019: Bruce Olav Solheim – Documenting the paranormal, serving veterans with education, and trusting the muse.

Bruce Olav Solheim is a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He served for six years... more

24 Jan 2020 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#018: Welcome to 2020! – Goalsetting, productivity, and expectation management ft. Luke Kondor

I'm BACK, baby! Welcome to the first episode of the Great Writers Share in 2020. After a 2 month hiatus,... more

17 Jan 2020 · 45 minutes
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HB Lynne and Angeline Trevena are the power duo behind the Unstoppable Authors podcast and the masterminds behind the UK’s Indie Fire... more