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#106 - Creative Writing and Brutal Advice with Maxwell Alexander Drake

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

Release Date: 04/10/2018

#298 – Word-of-Mouth Marketing with Alison G. Bailey show art #298 – Word-of-Mouth Marketing with Alison G. Bailey

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Alison G. Bailey, award-winning author of contemporary romance and new adult novels that are full of emotional narratives with a focus on love, laughter, and romance. Alison’s latest novel, , is the latest instalment in her , released earlier this year. We chatted with Alison about her writing career, her life in Charleston, how she got started right at the beginning of the indie publishing boom over a decade ago, her success via word-of-mouth marketing, her background and experience writing for the stage, and much more. Find more information about our...

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#297 – The Business of Writing Romance with Nana Malone show art #297 – The Business of Writing Romance with Nana Malone

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Nana Malone, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of sexy, feel-good romance novels and creator of the #BrownNippleChallenge. We learned more about Nana’s experience writing not one, but two novels for Kobo Originals, her writing process regarding dictation, modelling for her own covers, the importance of Black women and women of colour on the covers of romance novels, the #Brown Nipple Challenge, judging a literary contest, and more! Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start...

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#296 – Creating an Author Universe with Penny Reid show art #296 – Creating an Author Universe with Penny Reid

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode we’re showcasing a live event that we held earlier this year on the and pages. KWL Director Tara Cremin chatted with the wonderful indie author titan, Penny Reid. The universe that Penny has created, the "Pennyverse," is hugely popular with readers but also with writers. After several authors expressed interest in writing in her worlds, Penny opened it up and created the collaborative universe Smartypants Romance. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#295 – Writing a Domestic Thriller with Samantha M. Bailey show art #295 – Writing a Domestic Thriller with Samantha M. Bailey

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 nationally bestselling author of Woman on the Edge. We discussed Samantha's next thriller, Watch Out for Her, her experiences finding a traditional publishing platform, following up a successful debut during a global pandemic, how curiosity can drive the creative process of writing a thriller, the importance of editing, of community, of her readers, and much more! Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#294 - How to Become a Bestseller on Kobo show art #294 - How to Become a Bestseller on Kobo

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode we’re showcasing a live event that we held earlier this year on the KWL Facebook and YouTube pages. KWL Director Tara and Author Relations Manager Joni, got together to talk about everything you need to know to become a Kobo bestseller. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#293 – Being Uniquely You with Marcus Tallberg show art #293 – Being Uniquely You with Marcus Tallberg

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Swedish author and entrepreneur, Marcus Tallberg. Tune in for a discussion on authentic representation of marginalized characters in fiction, why Marcus felt compelled to write from such a young age, and why it's so vital for everyone to have the opportunity to see their experiences represented. Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#292 – Unapologetic Happy Endings with Adriana Herrera show art #292 – Unapologetic Happy Endings with Adriana Herrera

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by USA Today bestselling romance author and trauma therapist Adriana Herrera (author of , , and more) who spoke to us about her writing journey, representation in genre fiction, and more.   Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#291 – Feminist Dystopian Fiction with Sara Foster show art #291 – Feminist Dystopian Fiction with Sara Foster

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by psychological fiction author and Ph.D. candidate Sara Foster (author of , , and more) who spoke to us about her recently released speculative fiction novel, .   Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#290 – Satirical Fiction with Zarqa Nawaz show art #290 – Satirical Fiction with Zarqa Nawaz

Kobo Writing Life Podcast

In this episode, we are joined by Canadian journalist, author, and filmmaker (creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie) who spoke to us about her recently released novel, Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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#289 - Marketing Books with Written Word Media show art #289 - Marketing Books with Written Word Media

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Tune in to our conversation with Clayton Noblit and Grant Shepherd of Written Word Media. They gave us lots of insight into successful marketing as an indie author, and the various services they offer to help authors sell books, including the newer Reader Reach program. We also talked about the results of the . Find more information about our podcast, including links to our guests' books . If you're ready to start your publishing journey, visit . 

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In this episode, Chrissy Munroe interviews award-winning author and creative writing instructor, Maxwell Alexander Drake. Drake, best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga, chats to us about his writing career, the creation of DrakeU and how he generated a reputation for giving brutal writing advice to aspiring authors. He also discusses being in rebuild mode at this stage in his career and what he is working on next.