The Writing Hut's Podcasts

How to understand the author's mind

Published: 26 May 2020

Jon Newlyn and Andy Gibney discuss the three areas of the mind: the human, the chimp and the psychopath. Does everyone have these traits or just the creatives and the entrepreneurs? Along the way vintage Datsuns, Bruce Springsteen and a certain football team may creep into the conversation. .

How do authors cope in the lockdown?

Published: 26 May 2020

Lockdown has been a strange time but one of great creativity. Publishers Andy Gibney & Caroline Snelling discuss the past few weeks: the impact it has had, the trends they have seen and what there is to look forward to in the summer.

How to get good PR for your book

Published: 06 May 2020

Getting publicity for your book is a vital part of the publishing process, but how do you do it? Here, Emma Spiers of Ballyhoo PR lets you in on the trade secrets.

What does an editor do?

Published: 04 May 2020

Authors often wonder if they need their work edited. In this episode, Julia Thorley, an editor and author, explains the process and the reason why editors are so important. She also tells very good stories. .

How to make your author website work

Published: 22 April 2020

Simon Langham talks you through the geeky stuff you don't want to know, but have to know to have a successful web presence online. If your readers can find then you will sell more books.

How to sell a million books

Published: 09 April 2020

Louise Jensen is a phenomenon. From nowhere to million-selling author in under a year. She has continued to develop as an author and has now written 6 books. In this interview she describes the process, her struggles and what success looks like. An inspiring listen for any author or aspiring author.

How to create a recurring character

Published: 02 April 2020

Harry Chase has already appeared in three books with a fourth on the way. In the episode author, Malcolm Parnell, goes through the process of making his characters come alive and how he makes each book different.

How to master social media with Samantha Cameron

Published: 25 March 2020

Most authors have heard that you should use social media, but exactly how and what do you say? Samantha Cameron, social media expert, takes you through all you need to know to get you started.

How to start a publishing company with Caroline Snelling

Published: 18 March 2020

Books have to be published by someone and it's often not one of the big five. So how do you do it? Here Caroline Snelling, one of the partners of 3P Publishing, talks us through the process of how to start a company. It's not all success, but there's a lot of fun to be had on the way as well.

How to be an author with Sue Moorcroft

Published: 12 March 2020

Sue Moorcroft is an award-winning, bestselling author published by Harper Collins. She has written 17 books, being first published in 2005. In this episode she talks about the discipline of being a writer, how she became published, the excitement of seeing her books in bookshops and winning awards. It's a real look inside the art of being a published author.

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