The Importance of Having Great Characters

December 6th, 2019

In today's episode I talk about the importance of having great characters. I offer some tips on how to avoid the cliched ones, and how to create the great ones. This includes using the strengths from cliched characters to build on to create those unforgettable characters we all want to write.


115 Questions to ask your characters


Personality Traits



Reviews: A Necessity for Authors

November 23rd, 2019

In today's episode I talk about how important reviews are to authors. Why we need to have reviews and what options there are to develop leads to get reviews. I also speak at length on how to deal with negative reviews in a professional manner. 

Talking Nanowrimo

November 13th, 2019

On this episode I'm talking about Nanowrimo and what it means to me. 

Black Mountain A Paranormal Mystery

November 7th, 2019

Thank you for joining me today for this special podcast. Today, I'm reviewing Raven Moon's novella, Black Mountain: A Paranormal Mystery. Its available now from all ebook retailers.  


Abandoned as a young child, Jade Sierra lived on the streets in the small town of Golden Pond, Ky. But after a Vampire attack, she was left for dead until a thousand-year-old Vampire named Jewel found her.
Jade has spent her life living with Immortals and Shapeshifters. She has hidden her true identity from the human race. But when suspicions rise in the small town, Jewel moves her Immortal family to Black Mountain, NC.
Just when Jade thought being uprooted was the worst that could happen, she learns she is dead wrong. When she stumbles upon a dead body, she is in for a rude awaking. Now with Black Mountain starting to grow suspicious of the newcomers, Jade must learn everything about the murderer before they strike again.
Jade must help the first murder victim get justice so she can be rid of him. But is she strong enough to go against something she knows nothing about?

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Using the World we’ve Built

October 31st, 2019

In this second part to Building our World, I explore how to use it successfully. I'll touch on what to keep and what to lose, when it comes to putting the world note into our writing and how important it is to have the world details included in your novel. This episode is helpful for those who have done an in depth, detailed collection of notes for the world within their book. 

World Building For Beginners

October 23rd, 2019

Welcome to Distinct Authors podcast. Today's episode is World Building for Beginners. It features tips for building a believable world. Go to the patreon page to get the workbook mentioned for a small pledge of $5.00 - superior podcast hosting.

October 14th, 2019

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