About the Beyond the Words Podcast

Join Holly and an assorted cast of authors as they discuss the best way to write, publish and promote the novel within you. Every week we cover a different topic, to help you along your writing journey. Tune in every Thursday for new episodes (Also available on iTunes, Spreaker, iHeart Radio and TuneIn, for your listening convenience)!


Show List

Chapter 1 - Before We Begin

Deciding Why to Write, with Patricia Leslie
Coping with perfectionism
Your writing area
Finding the time to write
Developing characters, with Tracy Joyce
Settings and conflicts, with JE Cammon
Crafting a plot, with Belinda Crawford
Researching your story, with Joseph Hirsch

Chapter 2 – Mechanics

Crafting a beginning, with James Owen
You've set off on your adventure – now what?, with Ivana L. Truglio
The first conflict, with Felicity Banks
Initiating change in your characters, with B. Lynn Goodwin
Character development, with Matt Pike
The Final Battle, with Jeffery E. Doherty
The Return Home, with Lauren McKeller
The HEA/HFN: Can you finish a book without one?, with Brantwijn Serrah
Planning for a sequel, with Kath Berryman
TBR 24/08/17


Chapter 3 – Techniques

Description vs Action, with Alan Baxter
TBR 31/08/17

Clichés, with Duncan Smith
TBR 07/09/17

Archetypes, with Maren Robison
TBR 14/09/17

The Villain You Wish You Could Strangle, with Jane Washington
TBR 21/09/17

Dialogue and dialogue tags, with KA Last
TBR 28/09/17

When is infodumping okay?
TBR 05/10/17

Finding the Ending
TBR 12/10/17


Chapter 4 - Polishing Your Book

The rewrite, with D.L. Richardson
TBR 19/10/17

a. Transitioning from Fiction to Non-Fiction: Why, with Maren Robison
TBR 26/10/17

Finding those pesky mistakes, with Carolyn Denman
TBR 02/11/17

Grammar, with Matthew Soall
TBR 09/11/17

Fleshing out your world, with Ciara Ballintyne
TBR 16/11/17

My hero is a sook – help!, with Laura L Hunter
TBR 23/11/17

Finding good betas
TBR 30/11/17

a. Relating to your editor, with Nikki Andrews
TBR 07/12/17


Chapter 5 - Publishing

You've written a book! Now what?
TBR 04/01/18

Discovering publishers, with Michelle Lovi
TBR 11/01/18

How to present your work
TBR 18/01/18

The dreaded rejection, with Clare Rhoden
TBR 25/01/18

I got a personalised rejection – now what?
TBR 01/02/18

Rewriting again!, with GR Thomas
TBR 08/02/18

Into the rabbit hole – presenting your work to publishers
TBR 15/02/18

Self-publishing – Is it worth it?, with Jodie Pierce
TBR 22/02/18

Amazon and other self-publishing tools
TBR 01/03/18

Coping with bad reviews, with Laurie Forest
TBR 08/03/18


Chapter 6 – Promotion

You're published! Wait, the journey's not over?, with Mirren Hogan
TBR 15/03/18

Basics of promotion: How & Where, with Angela Page
TBR 22/03/18

Promotion for free
TBR 29/03/18

Marketing in the Modern World, with Isobel Blackthorn
TBR 05/04/18

Paying for promotion – is it worth it?, with Alan Baxter
TBR 12/04/18

Physical vs Online
TBR 19/04/18

Book Tours and Author Appearances
TBR 26/04/18

The Dreaded Convention, with Rachel Le Rossignol
TBR 03/05/18