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Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice Podcast

Wizards, Warriors, & Words: A Fantasy Writing Advice Podcast

By Jed Herne

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 some quality authorial banter.

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3.36 Gabriel Bergmoser talks ‘The Hitchhiker’ - an Audible Original
3.36 Gabriel Bergmoser talks ‘The Hitchhiker’ - an Audible Original
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 GABRIEL: Wizards, Warriors & Words (2021): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/search/gabriel%20bergmoser The Novel Analyst Podcast (2020): https://novelanalyst.com/2020/06/03/54 The Novel Analyst Podcast (2019): https://novelanalyst.com/2019/08/06/32 The Novel Analyst Podcast (2018): https://novelanalyst.com/2018/09/01/episode5/ Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon, Daniel and Luis!
01:15:19
September 05, 2022
3.35 Peter V. Brett (author of The Demon Cycle) explains his writing process
3.35 Peter V. Brett (author of The Demon Cycle) explains his writing process
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 The Painted Man), The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, The Skull Throne, and The Core. And, if you'd like to pick up the paperback of Peter's newest book, The Desert Prince, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Desert-Prince-Peter-V-Brett/dp/1984817108/ Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon and Daniel!
39:53
August 29, 2022
3.34 Peter V. Brett talks about The Demon Cycle
3.34 Peter V. Brett talks about The Demon Cycle
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. Brett—stay tuned for part two next week! And, if you'd like to pick up the paperback of Peter's newest book, The Desert Prince, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Desert-Prince-Peter-V-Brett/dp/1984817108/ 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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon and Daniel!
30:13
August 22, 2022
Joe Abercrombie talks about the Age of Madness (Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast Crossover)
Joe Abercrombie talks about the Age of Madness (Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast Crossover)
Listen to the full interview on the Friends Talking Fantasy Podcast: https://www.theftfpodcast.com/
35:15
August 18, 2022
3.33 Top 8 beginner writing advice tips
3.33 Top 8 beginner writing advice tips
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 view and tense - but it’s okay to mess up There’s no one right way to write a book Be consistent with your routine (but it’s okay to take a break) Just keep writing WORKS/VIDEOS MENTIONED: How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster: https://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Novels-Like-Professor-ebook/dp/B0015DWNR4 How to write your first book (on Jed's YouTube channel): https://youtu.be/amEfcgyUamw 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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon and Daniel!
43:47
August 15, 2022
3.32 Writing interactive fiction with Hannah Powell-Smith & Kate Heartfield
3.32 Writing interactive fiction with Hannah Powell-Smith & Kate Heartfield
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: Hannah's website: https://hannahpowellsmith.com/ Kate's website: https://kateheartfield.com/ Blood Money: https://www.choiceofgames.com/blood-money/ Crème de la Crème: https://www.choiceofgames.com/creme-de-la-creme/ The Road to Canterbury: https://www.choiceofgames.com/road-to-canterbury/ The Magician's Workshop: https://www.choiceofgames.com/magicians-workshop/ 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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon and Daniel!
58:45
August 08, 2022
3.31 We talk podcasting with SFF Addicts' Adrian M. Gibson
3.31 We talk podcasting with SFF Addicts' Adrian M. Gibson
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… Watch or listen to SFF Addicts podcast here: https://anchor.fm/sff-addicts/ https://www.youtube.com/c/FanFiAddict/ PODCASTS/BOOKS MENTIONED: Novel Analyst podcast Something Like an Autobiography by Akira Kurosawa The Emerald Forest Diary by John Boorman Just Tell Me When to Cry by Richard Fleischer The Magic Lantern by Ingmar Bergman 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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ SFF Addicts: https://twitter.com/SFFAddictsPod Adrian M. Gibson: https://twitter.com/adrianmgibson This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Taylon and Daniel!
01:38:05
August 01, 2022
3.30 How to write comics & graphic novels with Mike Carey
3.30 How to write comics & graphic novels with Mike Carey
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 Scott McCloud My Faith in Frankie by Mike Carey (NOTE: these are affiliate links—using them helps supports the show at no extra cost to you). 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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Daniel Henderson and Taylon!
25:02
July 25, 2022
3.29 Mike Carey on working with Neil Gaiman & writing Marvel comics
3.29 Mike Carey on working with Neil Gaiman & writing Marvel comics
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 you. Apply for book editing here: 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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patrons, Daniel Henderson and Taylon!
28:13
July 18, 2022
3.28 We critique a book blurb!
3.28 We critique a book blurb!
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 bonus content: 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 ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patron, Taylon!
30:09
July 11, 2022
3.27 A new host (?), lessons from each other, & pen names (Listener Questions)
3.27 A new host (?), lessons from each other, & pen names (Listener Questions)
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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ Thanks to all of our patrons for funding the show, and an extra-special shoutout to our Legendary Wizard patron, Taylon!
23:60
July 04, 2022
3.26 Writing text adventures & running a 6-figure Kickstarter with Aaron A. Reed
3.26 Writing text adventures & running a 6-figure Kickstarter with Aaron A. Reed
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 Games story, Hollywood Visionary (which was a big inspiration for Jed). How to run a successful publishing Kickstarter to launch a book Writing lessons Aaron learned from the 50 games he covered in his new book And more! 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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/
01:00:28
June 27, 2022
3.25 Working with a freelance book editor
3.25 Working with a freelance book editor
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 website, head here: https://sarahchornedits.com/ For links to tools/software mentioned in this episode: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/tools 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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
25:16
June 20, 2022
3.24 Our current book editing processes (2022)
3.24 Our current book editing processes (2022)
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: https://wizardswarriorswords.com/tools 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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
31:44
June 13, 2022
3.23 Great ideas, scene transitions and allegory (Listener Questions)
3.23 Great ideas, scene transitions and allegory (Listener Questions)
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/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
27:41
June 06, 2022
3.22 We write a book together
3.22 We write a book together
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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
26:35
May 30, 2022
3.21 How to publish starting this year (2022)
3.21 How to publish starting this year (2022)
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/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
27:40
May 23, 2022
3.20 Our thoughts on fantasy maps & listening to music when writing
3.20 Our thoughts on fantasy maps & listening to music when writing
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://open.spotify.com/playlist/2XlDg2tlyDWA4EnRSQVuTM?si=a4c6a144416d4baf Art for The Thunder Heist: https://jedherne.com/thunderheistartwork/ Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com FOR MORE ABOUT OUR HOSTS & OUR BOOKS: Jed Herne: http://jedherne.com/ Dyrk Ashton: http://paternusbooks.com/ Michael R. Fletcher: http://michaelrfletcher.com/ Rob J. Hayes: http://robjhayes.co.uk/ This episode was produced and edited by Adrian M. Gibson: https://amgibson.com/
29:24
May 16, 2022
3.19 Rob J. Hayes talks 'Sins of the Mother' (The War Eternal)
3.19 Rob J. Hayes talks 'Sins of the Mother' (The War Eternal)
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/wizardswarriorswords Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
40:49
May 09, 2022
3.18 Behind the scenes of Jed's recent book launch (Siege of Treboulain)
3.18 Behind the scenes of Jed's recent book launch (Siege of Treboulain)
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.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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
21:34
May 02, 2022
3.17 Our current writing routines (2022)
3.17 Our current writing routines (2022)
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): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
24:04
April 26, 2022
3.16 Project in depth: Siege of Treboulain by Jed Herne
3.16 Project in depth: Siege of Treboulain by Jed Herne
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/editing
25:09
April 18, 2022
You can achieve a lot in 2 years (writing motivation)
You can achieve a lot in 2 years (writing motivation)
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/
05:33
April 14, 2022
3.15 The Chaos Episode: Volume II
3.15 The Chaos Episode: Volume II
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://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 bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
44:50
April 11, 2022
3.14 Our thoughts on Sanderson's kickstarter
3.14 Our thoughts on Sanderson's kickstarter
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 our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
27:04
April 04, 2022
Rob J. Hayes reads Sins of the Mother (The War Eternal #4)
Rob J. Hayes reads Sins of the Mother (The War Eternal #4)
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 opening scars in reality, and monsters from the Other World are pouring through.   When an old acquaintance turns up out of the blue, Eska has no choice but to investigate the murders and the holes in reality.  Can she stop the murderer before the entire world is consumed? And will the conflict reveal her true nature?
08:17
March 31, 2022
3.13 How much does it cost to self-publish a book?
3.13 How much does it cost to self-publish a book?
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 Visit our website to send us a question (and see bonus content): https://wizardswarriorswords.com/ Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
33:32
March 28, 2022
3.12 How to make an audiobook as a self-published author
3.12 How to make an audiobook as a self-published author
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 bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Jed Herne: jedherne.com Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk
26:46
March 21, 2022
3.11 Dealing with burnout & writer's block
3.11 Dealing with burnout & writer's block
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 Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
29:41
March 14, 2022
3.10 We critique your covers & blurbs - part 2
3.10 We critique your covers & blurbs - part 2
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/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
22:21
March 07, 2022
3.09 We critique your covers & blurbs - part 1
3.09 We critique your covers & blurbs - part 1
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 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:46
February 28, 2022
3.08 TV Adaptations with Peter McClean
3.08 TV Adaptations with Peter McClean
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 Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:41
February 21, 2022
3.07 Fantasy Pet Peeves Gameshow
3.07 Fantasy Pet Peeves Gameshow
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.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
30:29
February 14, 2022
3.06 Making covers & blurbs that sell your book
3.06 Making covers & blurbs that sell your book
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://amzn.to/3KUSyBN (affiliate link) Kindlepreneur Bestseller Rank Calculator: https://kindlepreneur.com/amazon-kdp-sales-rank-calculator/ 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
38:50
February 07, 2022
What are your fantasy pet peeves?
What are your fantasy pet peeves?
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 :)
02:02
February 02, 2022
3.05 How to get reviews before your book is published
3.05 How to get reviews before your book is published
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.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:11
January 31, 2022
3.04 (Listener Questions) Writing long series, disabled characters, and point of view
3.04 (Listener Questions) Writing long series, disabled characters, and point of view
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.jedherne.com/editing Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
41:29
January 24, 2022
3.03 How to avoid scams as a writer
3.03 How to avoid scams as a writer
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 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:02
January 17, 2022
3.02 Our fave books we read in 2021
3.02 Our fave books we read in 2021
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 Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
53:29
January 10, 2022
3.01 What writing lessons did we learn in 2021?
3.01 What writing lessons did we learn in 2021?
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/wizardswarriorswords Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
32:32
January 04, 2022
2.50 Writing progression fantasy: tips from Will Wight (author of Cradle)
2.50 Writing progression fantasy: tips from Will Wight (author of Cradle)
Will Wight (author of Cradle) joins us to share his best advice for writing progression fantasy! 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
36:46
December 20, 2021
2.49 Will Wight (author of Cradle) on the danger of success
2.49 Will Wight (author of Cradle) on the danger of success
Will Wight (author of Cradle) returns to the podcast to discuss the perils of success and his experience of dealing with criticism. 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
32:38
December 13, 2021
2.48 When should you know your story’s theme?
2.48 When should you know your story’s theme?
Jed approaches the other hosts for some writing counselling... He's starting a new project, and he doesn't yet know the theme. Is that an issue? We dig in to discuss.  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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:37
December 06, 2021
2.47 Developing your voice, tone, & style
2.47 Developing your voice, tone, & style
We answer a listener from one of our patrons, who asks about how to find your voice and style as a writer. 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
22:58
November 29, 2021
2.46 Introducing readers to new fantasy worlds
2.46 Introducing readers to new fantasy worlds
We answer a worldbuilding question from one of our patrons, who asks: “How do you handle confusion about your world building? How much reader-flailing or hand-holding is acceptable to you?” 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
19:04
November 22, 2021
2.45 When is a book done?
2.45 When is a book done?
We discuss when it’s a good time to finish a project. We also talk about how to develop an objective mind when you’re editing – including some of the strange tactics we use to see our stories with fresh eyes. 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:01
November 15, 2021
2.44 How to focus
2.44 How to focus
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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:40
November 08, 2021
2.43 Gabriel Bergmoser: defining the modern Australian thriller
2.43 Gabriel Bergmoser: defining the modern Australian thriller
Gabriel Bergmoser (author of The Hunted, The Inheritance, and much more) joins me to discuss the often painful process of editing drafts, the state of the Australian thriller genre, the joys (and challenges) of The Wheel of Time, and much more. Enjoy! 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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
01:12:37
November 01, 2021
2.42 Resurrecting old writing projects
2.42 Resurrecting old writing projects
We discuss how to get back into working on an old story.  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 Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
23:44
October 25, 2021
2.41 Recovering from failure as a writer
2.41 Recovering from failure as a writer
How can you get back on track after a bad writing experience, or when a book is rejected? That's what we discuss in this 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://www.jedherne.com/editing Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Join Jed Herne's Writing Advice Wednesday newsletter: jedherne.com/wednesday Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
31:52
October 18, 2021
[In-Depth Interview] Rob Hayes on writing The War Eternal Trilogy
[In-Depth Interview] Rob Hayes on writing The War Eternal Trilogy
Jed Herne interviews Rob J. Hayes about his epic fantasy trilogy, 'The War Eternal.' Check out the Novel Analyst here: https://anchor.fm/novelanalyst
01:01:55
October 11, 2021
2.40 What is 'success' in writing?
2.40 What is 'success' in writing?
Join 'Writing Advice Wednesday' - Jed's free weekly newsletter: https://jedherne.com/wednesday Each edition takes less than 2 minutes to read, and contains 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question to ponder. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
36:35
October 04, 2021
Writing Advice Wednesday: engaging prose, blank pages, and a writer's highest priority
Writing Advice Wednesday: engaging prose, blank pages, and a writer's highest priority
Join 'Writing Advice Wednesday' - Jed's free weekly newsletter: https://jedherne.com/wednesday Each edition takes less than 2 minutes to read, and contains 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question to ponder.
03:49
September 29, 2021
2.39 Writing friendships in stories
2.39 Writing friendships in stories
Join 'Writing Advice Wednesday' - Jed's free weekly newsletter: https://jedherne.com/wednesday Each edition takes less than 2 minutes to read, and contains 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question to ponder. 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
28:20
September 27, 2021
2.38 Writing Great Antagonists (ft. Krystle Matar)
2.38 Writing Great Antagonists (ft. Krystle Matar)
The Wizards, Warriors, & Words crew discuss how to write great villians. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
30:10
September 20, 2021
2.37 Unique Writing Techniques (ft. Krystle Matar)
2.37 Unique Writing Techniques (ft. Krystle Matar)
Krystle Matar (author of Legacy of the Brightwash) joins us as we discuss unique aspects of our writing process. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:08
September 13, 2021
Rob J. Hayes reads from Spirits of Vengeance
Rob J. Hayes reads from Spirits of Vengeance
Pre-Order Spirits of Vengeance here: https://bit.ly/SOVbook (releases Sep 28th, 2021). Jed was sick for this week's recording, so instead of our usual episode, we instead have Rob J. Hayes reading from his upcoming epic fantasy book, Spirits of Vengeance (releases September 28th 2021). We should be back with a normal episode next week! Enjoy :)  Support Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com 
09:05
September 06, 2021
2.36 Levelling up your writing (ft. Anthony Ryan)
2.36 Levelling up your writing (ft. Anthony Ryan)
We are joined once more by Anthony Ryan (The Pariah, Blood Song, The Wolf's Call)  to chat about how to level up your writing, his creative process, and his best advice for writers. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
29:55
August 30, 2021
2.35 Anthony Ryan talks about his writing journey
2.35 Anthony Ryan talks about his writing journey
We're joined by Anthony Ryan (The Pariah, Blood Song, The Wolf's Call) to discuss his decade-long publishing journey! Along with Andy Weir, Hugh Howey, and Jeff Wheeler, Anthony was one of the first authors to make it big through indie publishing, and that's what we chat about in this episode. He's also back next week, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
26:55
August 23, 2021
2.34 Writing re-readable stories
2.34 Writing re-readable stories
What makes a story re-readable? In this discussion, we share some ideas.  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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:44
August 16, 2021
2.33 Brian Staveley's writing process & how to 'hack' Kindle Unlimited
2.33 Brian Staveley's writing process & how to 'hack' Kindle Unlimited
Brian Staveley (The Emperor's Blades, Skullsworn, The Empire's Ruin, & more) joins us to discuss why he had to re-write a 300,000 word novel, how he stays persistant and motivated, and what his writing process looks like in general. We also discuss the merits of Indie publishing vs. traditional publishing, and Brian has a surprising revelation about Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
30:35
August 09, 2021
2.32 How to make your city a character (ft. Brian Staveley)
2.32 How to make your city a character (ft. Brian Staveley)
We're joined by Brian Staveley (The Emperor's Blades, Skullsworn, The Empire's Ruin, & more) to discuss how to write vivid, rich, atmospheric fantasy cities that feel like characters in their own right. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
29:39
August 02, 2021
2.31 Character introductions, editing, and discovering your idea is taken
2.31 Character introductions, editing, and discovering your idea is taken
Today we're joined by Michael J. Sullivan, M. D. Presley, and Daniel Potter to answer a series of listener questions. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
41:19
July 26, 2021
2.30 Ghostwriting, best co-writing practices & more (ft. Clayton W. Snyder)
2.30 Ghostwriting, best co-writing practices & more (ft. Clayton W. Snyder)
We continue to talk with Clayton about co-writing. What are the best principles to keep in mind for co-writing projects? How do you avoid conflict? What did he learn from the process? We also chat about Dyrk Ashton's co-writing experience for Wraithmarked Press. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
29:50
July 19, 2021
2.29 Co-writing a fantasy novel (ft. Clayton W. Snyder, co-author of Norylska Groans)
2.29 Co-writing a fantasy novel (ft. Clayton W. Snyder, co-author of Norylska Groans)
Clayton W. Snyder (co-author of Norylska Groans, along with our very own Michael R. Fletcher) joins us to discuss how to successfully co-write a novel. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
19:11
July 12, 2021
2.28 Anthologies, running a fantasy magazine, and tips for successful Kickstarters (ft. Adrian Collins, founder of Grimdark Magazine)
2.28 Anthologies, running a fantasy magazine, and tips for successful Kickstarters (ft. Adrian Collins, founder of Grimdark Magazine)
Check out 'The King Must Fall' (a fantasy anthology by Grimdark Magazine) on Kickstarter: bit.ly/kingmustfall (Ends Thursday, July 15th). Today, we're joined by Adrian Collins, the founder of Grimdark Magazine, to discuss their latest kickstarter. (Which features a story by our very own Michael R. Fletcher!). We also chat about running a publishing house, kickstarter mistakes to avoid, and much more. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
01:04:09
July 02, 2021
2.27 Listener Questions vol. 6
2.27 Listener Questions vol. 6
We continue answering listener questions from you awesome listeners :) 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:44
June 28, 2021
2.26 Listener Questions vol. 5
2.26 Listener Questions vol. 5
We answer listener questions about imagery, and 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 Wizards, Warriors, & Words on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:01
June 21, 2021
2.25 The death of heroic fantasy
2.25 The death of heroic fantasy
Today we tackle a question from one of our Patrons: why don't we have heroes in our fantasy stories any more? 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
23:37
June 14, 2021
2.24 - Random stuff, SPFBO, and more!
2.24 - Random stuff, SPFBO, and more!
In this show, we discuss a bunch of random topics, including what we think about SPFBO. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:15
June 08, 2021
2.23 Gabriel Bergmoser: writing empathetic YA, Bruce Springsteen, and his movie adaptations
2.23 Gabriel Bergmoser: writing empathetic YA, Bruce Springsteen, and his movie adaptations
Welcome to a special mid-week edition of Wizards, Warriors, & Words, where I interview one of my favourite authors for the 4th time! Gabriel Bergmoser is the author of Boone Shepard, The Hunted, and his recent release - The True Colour of a Little White Lie. 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 Listen to our previous chats on the Novel Analyst Podcast: 1) https://anchor.fm/novelanalyst/episodes/5---Gabriel-Bergmoser-Interview---Windmills--Boone-Shepard--Movie-Maintenance--and-Red-Dragon-by-Thomas-Harris-e3ubuf 2) https://anchor.fm/novelanalyst/episodes/32---Gabriel-Bergmoser-Interview---lessons-learnt-from-book-deals--movie-deals--and-becoming-a-full-time-writer-e4rmtj 3) https://anchor.fm/novelanalyst/episodes/54--Interview-Gabriel-Bergmoser-talks-about-The-Hunted--adapting-his-book-into-a-major-movie--and-how-to-write-gripping-stories-eet9eh
01:20:52
June 03, 2021
2.22 John Gwynne: using history as inspiration
2.22 John Gwynne: using history as inspiration
Fantasy author John Gwynne (Malice, The Shadow of Gods, and more!) joins us for a second time to discuss how to use history to write engaging fantasy novels. He also talks about his favourite lesser-known Viking myths and legends! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
43:13
May 31, 2021
2.21 John Gwynne's tips for writing great characters
2.21 John Gwynne's tips for writing great characters
Today we're joined by John Gwynne (author of Malice, The Shadow of the Gods, and A Time of Blood) to discuss how he creates rich, interesting, and compelling characters. Enjoy! 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 Show Notes: Vaesen: Spirits and Monsters of Scandinavian Folklore - https://amzn.to/3vc7qUo (Affiliate link - helps support the show at no extra cost to you!) Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:39
May 24, 2021
2.20 Will Wight's best writing advice
2.20 Will Wight's best writing advice
Will Wight joins us again for the second part of our conversation! 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 If you're enjoying the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon for bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
32:32
May 17, 2021
2.19 Will Wight talks Cradle, writing, and hitting the NYT bestseller list!
2.19 Will Wight talks Cradle, writing, and hitting the NYT bestseller list!
Today, we're joined by the wonderful Will Wight - who recently hit #1 on the entire Amazon store for the latest book in the bestselling Cradle series! This is the first part of a two part discussion. He'll be back on for the second part next week. Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss it! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
22:15
May 10, 2021
2.18 Marketable covers, working with artists, and more - with Felix Ortiz
2.18 Marketable covers, working with artists, and more - with Felix Ortiz
This is the second part of our discussion with all things book covers with Felix! In this episode, we broaden our talks to discuss working with artists, how to prepare good briefs, and how to make marketable covers. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:13
May 03, 2021
2.17 Designing Fantasy Book Covers with Felix Ortiz
2.17 Designing Fantasy Book Covers with Felix Ortiz
Cover artist extraordinare Felix Ortiz joins the show to share his wonderful cover design tips! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:10
April 26, 2021
2.16 Querying & Submitting to Publishers and Agents
2.16 Querying & Submitting to Publishers and Agents
How do you go about contacting agents and publishers to get your book out into the world? While all of us are mostly focused on indie publishing, we've also had some traditionally published experience - which is what we talk about in this episode. Enjoy! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:29
April 19, 2021
2.15 M. L. Spencer returns for more questions!
2.15 M. L. Spencer returns for more questions!
M. L. Spencer (author of Dragon Mage) returns for round 2. This time, we ask about her writing routines, storytelling advice, and a whole bunch of other things.  Check out Dragon Mage here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3mmiZVj 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
37:45
April 12, 2021
2.14 Twists
2.14 Twists
This episode is about puppies. Just kidding - it's actually about TWISTS!  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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
22:33
April 06, 2021
2.13 Marketing with M. L. Spencer, author of the bestselling DRAGON MAGE
2.13 Marketing with M. L. Spencer, author of the bestselling DRAGON MAGE
M. L. Spencer is the author of the bestselling epic fantasy novel, Dragon Mage, which has ranked around the top 1000 books on the ENTIRE amazon store for months. In this episode, she shares her marketing secrets. 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
31:03
March 29, 2021
2.12 Listener Questions vol. 4
2.12 Listener Questions vol. 4
What to do when your story idea has already been done, when should you introduce the main character, and more! 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 Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
42:26
March 22, 2021
2.11 We respond to weird book reviews
2.11 We respond to weird book reviews
Welcome to another game show edition of the pod, where Rob gives us weird reviews and we try to guess whose book they belong to! 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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
42:13
March 15, 2021
2.10 The Chaos Episode
2.10 The Chaos Episode
In today's episode, Michael R. Fletcher takes the lead as we discuss random aspects of the writing life, as well as some deeper thoughts about our philosophies in general. Enjoy! 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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
41:10
March 08, 2021
2.9 How to Write Great Endings
2.9 How to Write Great Endings
Endings are maybe the most critical part of your story, because they provide meaning to everything that's come before them. In this episode, we discuss how to write good ones - and how to avoid common mistakes.  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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:44
March 01, 2021
2.8 Writing a Captivating Opening Chapter
2.8 Writing a Captivating Opening Chapter
Following on from last week's episode about first sentences, this week we discuss first chapters. Enjoy! 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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:26
February 22, 2021
2.7 Writing the Perfect Opening Line
2.7 Writing the Perfect Opening Line
Your opening line might be the most important sentence in your book. You need to hook readers right away, and offer them a compelling reason to keep reading. In this episode, our hosts describe their approaches to doing this. Enjoy! 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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
26:58
February 15, 2021
2.6 Our thoughts on story structure
2.6 Our thoughts on story structure
Featured book: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne We discuss our different approaches to story structure. Enjoy! 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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
32:44
February 08, 2021
2.5 Rob & Dyrk's top books to improve your writing craft
2.5 Rob & Dyrk's top books to improve your writing craft
Hey everyone! Jed had some annoying medical things this week, so we're doing a mini episode where Rob J. Hayes and Dyrk Ashton discuss the books that have taught them the most about writing. Enjoy!   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   Email us your questions: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
17:41
February 01, 2021
2.4 Structuring Chapters
2.4 Structuring Chapters
Support the show on patreon for exclusive bonuses! www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords . In this episode, we discuss chapter structure. Do we aim for a certain length? How should they start? How should they end? Are cliffhangers smart, or are they gimmicky? All those answers and more in this show - enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
29:11
January 25, 2021
We just launched a Patreon! Check it out for bonus content :)
We just launched a Patreon! Check it out for bonus content :)
Visit our new Patreon page to support the show: bit.ly/w3podcast (and get sweet bonuses!) When you join our Patreon page, you'll get cool bonuses in exchange for a monthly donation (like free books, ad-free episodes, priority Q & A access, and even editorial feedback on your own stories!). Don't worry - the show won't be disapearing behind a paywall. And it's not mandatory to support us on Patreon by any means. But if you can afford it and you enjoy what we do, it's the best way to help support us, which will let the show continue to grow :). Thanks for being awesome!
03:56
January 20, 2021
2.3 The Grimdark Fantasy Genre
2.3 The Grimdark Fantasy Genre
Support the show on patreon for exclusive bonuses! www.patreon.com/wizardswarriorswords . What is grimdark fantasy, and what do our hosts think about it? Our books are often labelled as 'grimdark' (especially Michael R. Fletcher's), so how do we respond to this? 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
26:47
January 18, 2021
Listener Questions volume 3
Listener Questions volume 3
We discuss tropes vs. unique content, long book series, staying focussed while writing, and constructing a fellowship of characters. Enjoy! And if you have more questions for us, feel free to submit them at: wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
23:48
January 11, 2021
The Bad Reviews Game Show
The Bad Reviews Game Show
Get the complete Paternus trilogy audiobook for free with our special link: www.audibletrial.com/words . Welcome to the bad reviews game show, where we read bad reviews and try to guess whose books they're for! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
23:47
January 05, 2021
2020 in Review from the Wizards, Warriors, & Words team
2020 in Review from the Wizards, Warriors, & Words team
With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, the Wizards, Warriors, & Words crew discusses what we did this year, our proudest writing accomplishments, our most effective marketing tactics, the most useful writing lessons we learned, our favourite books read, and what's ahead for 2021. Thank you for making the first season of WWW such a fun ride - and here's to the new year ahead! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
52:36
December 29, 2020
(Quick Bites) How Adrian Tchaikovsky stayed persistent - despite taking 15 years to get published
(Quick Bites) How Adrian Tchaikovsky stayed persistent - despite taking 15 years to get published
This is a short extract from a recent episode with Adrian Tchaikovsky (author of Children of Time, Shadows of the Apt, The Doors of Eden, and more). Listen to the full episode here: https://anchor.fm/wizardswarriorswords/episodes/1-21-Adrian-Tchaikovsky-Q--A-enpbpk.  What did you think of this 'quick bites' edition of the podcast? Let Jed know by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .
02:43
December 23, 2020
1.22 Audience Q & A volume II
1.22 Audience Q & A volume II
We answer your listener questions, again! (Featuring Anna Smith Spark as a bonus guest). More questions? Email us at wizardswarriorswords(at)gmail.com 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
41:56
December 21, 2020
1.21 Adrian Tchaikovsky Q & A
1.21 Adrian Tchaikovsky Q & A
Arthur C. Clark award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of Time, Shadows of the Apt, The Doors of Eden) answers a whole bunch of questions from our hosts! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
34:29
December 14, 2020
1.20 Prose with Anna Smith Spark
1.20 Prose with Anna Smith Spark
Anna Smith Spark (author of grimdark fantasy book, The Court of Broken Knives) joins us to talk about her unique and celebrated prose styling, along with sharing her advice for improving your prose in general. 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
58:12
December 07, 2020
1.19 World Building Expanded with Adrian Tchaikovsky
1.19 World Building Expanded with Adrian Tchaikovsky
Arthur C. Clark award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of Time, Shadows of the Apt, The Doors of Eden) joins us again to discuss how to create amazing fantasy and sci-fi worlds. Enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
31:54
November 30, 2020
1.18 Innovative Fantasy Settings ft Gareth Hanrahan
1.18 Innovative Fantasy Settings ft Gareth Hanrahan
For most of the genre's history, fantasy books were usually set in analogs of medieval England. Today's episode explores why it might be a good idea to write about different types of worlds, and how you can do it. Enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Gareth Hanrahan: garhanrahan.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
31:14
November 23, 2020
1.17 - Animals ft. Adrian Tchaikovsky
1.17 - Animals ft. Adrian Tchaikovsky
Arthur C. Clark award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of Time, Shadows of the Apt, The Doors of Eden) joins the Wizards, Warriors, and Words team to share his secrets for writing fantasy and sci-fi animals. 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
35:21
November 16, 2020
1.16 - Productivity Featuring Gareth Hanrahan
1.16 - Productivity Featuring Gareth Hanrahan
Newsflash: there's a lot of words in a book. How are you going to write them all, while keeping your sanity? In today's episode, we talk routines, motivation, and word counts. Enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Gareth Hanrahan: garhanrahan.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:51
November 09, 2020
1.15 Writing Great Dialogue
1.15 Writing Great Dialogue
Books have words, and a lot of those are contained within dialogue. In today's episode, our hosts share some surprising tips for crafting engaging dialogue. Enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:19
November 02, 2020
1.14 Gods and Monsters Featuring Gareth Hanrahan (Author of The Shadow Saint and The Gutter Prayer).
1.14 Gods and Monsters Featuring Gareth Hanrahan (Author of The Shadow Saint and The Gutter Prayer).
Today we're talking all about gods and monsters ... and who better to join us than Gareth Hanrahan, author of The Gutter Prayer and The Shadow Saint! Gareth is well known for his innovative exploration of gods in fantasy. Our regular host, Dyrk Ashton, isn't too shabby either, thanks to his experience writing the epic urban fantasy Paternus trilogy, which sees hundreds of gods fight for supremacy in the modern day. Enjoy! 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Gareth Hanrahan: garhanrahan.com  Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
35:52
October 26, 2020
(Book Reading) The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne - Chp 1
(Book Reading) The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne - Chp 1
Read The Thunder Heist here: http://bit.ly/ThunderHeist In today's bonus episode, Jed Herne reads from his new pirate fantasy book, The Thunder Heist (Twisted Seas #1).  "From the very beginning, it’s clear that you’re going to get a very clever plot, coupled with action-packed, non-stop pacing. The first chapter alone destroyed me in terms of how frantic it was, it felt like a finale and a blockbuster finale at that. If chapter one is a hook, then Herne’s writing style is the line, and together they just pull you through the story with relentless energy." - Bookends & Bagends Blurb: A relentless thief. An impossible heist. Meet Kef Cutmark. Pirate, monster-slayer, scourge of the Twisted Seas. After a lifetime of running from her past, she’s returned to Zorith – a tangled jungle of a thousand boats, all lashed together to make a floating city-ship. Zorith is powered by a device that draws energy from lightning. Mysterious, unique, and locked in an unbreachable tower, it’s the envy of Zorith’s rivals. And Kef? She’s here to steal it. If she can take the device and cripple Zorith, maybe she’ll find justice for all the hurt the city has caused her. But with an unreliable thieving crew, hunters closing in, and her past bearing down upon her, failure looks more likely. And if she fails, she’ll never find peace again.
32:12
October 22, 2020
The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne is out now!
The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne is out now!
Grab your copy here: https://jedherne.com/thunder Jed's pirate fantasy novel, The Thunder Heist, has just released!  “The Thunder Heist is a high-octane adventure that starts off full throttle and doesn’t let up. As the title might suggest, this is a heist story, and one with a unique target: a lightning tower in the heart of a floating city. There are plenty of twists along the way to keep things interesting and the plot moves along at a good clip making for a fun, fast read.” – BookNest.
01:18
October 20, 2020
1.13 Magic Systems
1.13 Magic Systems
For many readers, magic is what draws them to fantasy. Our hosts share their unique perspectives on what it takes to craft interesting, unique, and suspensful magic systems that add a layer of richness to a fantasy world. 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 For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:08
October 19, 2020
1.12 - RJ Barker Q&A
1.12 - RJ Barker Q&A
Today we're joined by fantasy author RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series) for a Q&A about his writing process. Enjoy! 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
30:17
October 12, 2020
(Book Reading) Chapter 1 of Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path #1) by Michael R. Fletcher
(Book Reading) Chapter 1 of Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path #1) by Michael R. Fletcher
Get the Black Stone Heart audiobook for free with a 30 day free audible trial: www.audibletrial.com/words (By using this link, it helps support the show - thank you!) In this bonus episode, Michael R. Fletcher reads the opening of his grimdark fantasy story, Black Stone Heart. Enjoy! Blurb: A broken man, Khraen awakens alone and lost. His stone heart has been shattered, littered across the world. With each piece, he regains some small shard of the man he once was. He follows the trail, fragment by fragment, remembering his terrible past. There was a woman. There was a sword. There was an end to sorrow. Khraen walks the obsidian path.
12:49
October 10, 2020
1.11 Listener Questions - Trunk Novels, Short Stories, Hiring Editors, and more!
1.11 Listener Questions - Trunk Novels, Short Stories, Hiring Editors, and more!
In this episode, we finally get around to answering your questions! We had a blast doing this, so we want to do more Q & A episodes. Send your questions to wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com and we'll try to answer them in a future 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://www.jedherne.com/editing For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
34:24
October 05, 2020
1.10 Fight Scenes ft. RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series)
1.10 Fight Scenes ft. RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series)
Blam! Whack! Pow! In today's episode, we're joined by fantasy author RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series) to talk about fight scenes.  Featured book: War of Gods by Dyrk Ashton ->  https://amzn.to/33hPDjn 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 Twitter: RJ: @dedbutdrmng Jed: @JedHerne Dyrk: @UnDyrk Rob: @RobOfTheHayes Michael: @FletcherMR Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
33:48
September 28, 2020
1.9 Tense and POV ft. RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series)
1.9 Tense and POV ft. RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series)
Today we're joined by fantasy author RJ Barker (Author of The Bone Ships and The Wounded Kingdom series) to discuss how tense and POV can serve our stories. RJ will also be back next week for another episode! Enjoy! Featured book: The Bone Ships by RJ Barker -> http://bit.ly/boneshipsRJ 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 Twitter: RJ: @dedbutdrmng Jed: @JedHerne Dyrk: @UnDyrk Rob: @RobOfTheHayes Michael: @FletcherMR Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:21
September 21, 2020
1.8 Secondary Characters
1.8 Secondary Characters
We give a lot of attention to our main characters, but what about the cast that surrounds them? In this episode, we discuss how to create three-dimensional, interesting secondary characters. Featured book: Fires of the Dead by Jed Herne -> https://jedherne.com/firesofthedead/ 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 Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
30:11
September 14, 2020
1.7 Character Flaws
1.7 Character Flaws
Flaws play a crucial role in developing good characters. In this episode, we discuss how we build flaws to make our characters more interesting, relatable, and complex.  Featured book: Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher -> https://bit.ly/BlackStoneHeart 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 Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:21
September 07, 2020
1.6 Editing
1.6 Editing
You've finished your first draft. Now what? In this episode, we discuss how we take our books from 1st draft to final publication.  Featured book: The Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang -> https://bit.ly/SwordOfKaigen 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 Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
24:40
August 31, 2020
1.5 Sequels
1.5 Sequels
Fantasy authors are well-known for long series - but how do you write sequels that add to a story, rather than making it worse? Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
27:33
August 24, 2020
1.4 Traditional vs Self-Publishing
1.4 Traditional vs Self-Publishing
With more publishing options available to modern writers than ever before, which is the right choice for you? Our hosts discuss publishing, based on experiences in both the traditional and indie world.  Featured book: Across the Broken Stars by Jed Herne Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
31:01
August 17, 2020
1.3 World Building
1.3 World Building
Arguably the reason why a lot of us choose to write fantasy is the joy of constructing a brand new world. In this episode, our hosts discuss how to build more interesting worlds.  Featured book: Chasing Graves by Ben Galley Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
28:42
August 10, 2020
1.2 First Chapters
1.2 First Chapters
How can you hook readers, set up character arcs, and get your story off to a great start? That's what we discuss in this episode.  Featured book: Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher. Read it here: https://bit.ly/blackstoneheart Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
19:43
August 03, 2020
1.1 Our Top Tips for Writing Characters
1.1 Our Top Tips for Writing Characters
Our hosts share their best tips for writing memorable characters. Featured book: War of Gods (Paternus # 3) by Dyrk Ashton. Read it here: https://bit.ly/warofgods Contact us: Send us questions/thoughts by emailing wizardswarriorswords@gmail.com .  Jed reads and replies to every email. We might even answer your question on the show! For more about our hosts and our books: Dyrk Ashton: paternusbooks.com Michael R. Fletcher: michaelrfletcher.com Rob J. Hayes: robjhayes.co.uk Jed Herne: jedherne.com
23:44
August 03, 2020