The Writing Sparrow Episode 61 | How to Market Your Book with Lyndsey Hall

In today’s episode, marketer Lyndsey Hall chats about what’s possibly the most daunting part of being an author: book marketing. She shares her tried-and-tested marketing techniques, tips, and lots of advice on how to market your book in free as well as paid ways.

Why not treat yourself to the Enchanted Waters anthology she’s a part of? It’s for charity!

To find out more about Lyndsey, check out her Instagramher Facebook, and her website.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 60 | Writing Routines: Tris OR How to Write with a Baby

Content warning: Please be advised that this episode mentions the author of a certain popular wizarding series as well as the books several times. Please also be advised that the word ‘paedophile’ comes up once but is not discussed in detail beyond the mention. I would like to make it clear that this mention has absolutely nothing to do with my guest’s baby.


Once a quarter, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? ,  Do you write every day? ,  Where does your inspiration come from?,  What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you.

This month, I talked to Tris, a writer and young mother who’s juggling both like a pro.

Her advice to new mums is to not put any pressure on yourselves. You’re learning to be a mum – cut yourself some slack and take time for yourself when you can.

Her book recommendation is On Writing by Stephen King. Don’t forget to check out the library on my website for all book recommendations from these routine chats! Alternatively, check out my guests’ fiction recommendations.

To find out more about Tris, check out her website.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 59 | Holding One Another Accountable – Sarina’s 2022 Goals AND January-March Goals

(Sooo, I’m here saving and scheduling this episode for Monday, and I notice I only have 58 previous episodes scheduled. This is because I had a moment many months ago and made a spot for ’59: 27/12: Christmas Break’ in my planner -.- Ignore me when I say this is E60. It’s of course E59 *ahem*)

Welcome to my quarterly writing updates, goals, and podcast news! If this isn’t why you’re here, don’t worry – it’ll only happen four times a year. Hopefully, my process, goals, and achieved deadlines (as well as surprise challenges) will be interesting for you whether you’re here as a writer or as one of my readers!

Listen to find out what I’m working on, what progress I’ve made on my WIPs, and what’s coming up next in my writing and on this podcast.

And if you’d like to share your goals with me, too, go right ahead! Let’s hold one another accountable *high five*

Prefer to watch this episode? Here’s the video recording on Patreon.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 58 | How to Read with Intention with Faith Rivens

Today I have the great pleasure of talking to Faith Rivens about reading with intention. It’s no secret that writers can learn a lot by reading–in fact, many writers swear by it and will tell you that you need to be a reader if you want to be a writer. In today’s episode, Faith and I discuss how reading can improve your writing skills!

To find out more about Faith, check out her Twitterher Instagram, and her website.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 57 | How to Put Together an Anthology with Stephanie Ellis

Today I’m talking to Stephanie Ellis about how to put together an anthology! Stephanie has worked closely with horrortree.com for the last four years doing just that. In this episode, she shares her experience with how it’s done and what to keep in mind.

To find out more about Stephanie, check out her Twitter and her website.

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It’s BLOOD WISP’s Release Day! & Catch the Live Event Replay on YouTube

My dark epic fantasy vampire novel is out today *throws dark confetti*

I had loads of fun with the live event in my Facebook Reader Group this morning. If you missed it, the replay is now available in my group as well as on YouTube!

This has been my most pre-ordered book to date. Thank you so much to everyone who supported Yua on her big day <3

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A young woman struggling with her Shadow. A blood-thirsty demon fighting for control. Neither prepared to lose against the other.

The country of Midoka embraces magic, also known as the gift. Its most powerful order of sorcerers, the Mist Women, teach novices at the coven in Maishi Hou, and their graduates serve as expert advisors all over the world. Magic is every Midokan’s undeniable birthright.

Except for Yua. An unwilling resident at the Maishi Hou coven, she can’t call forth the smallest flame. Her only childhood memory is soaked in blood. The only hint as to who—or what—she is lies in her blackened veins.

But they also hide a shadow thirsting for blood, and even the leading Mist Woman fears it.

All her life, Yua has fought her Shadow… until she meets Aza, who says there’s no darkness without light.

Yua is done being scared of herself, but embracing her Shadow could kill everyone. If she tries, she could lose herself forever…

Or she could answer its whispers and become something new.


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The Writing Sparrow Episode 56 | How to Write Cross-Genre with Dani Hoots

Today I’m talking to Dani Hoots about how to include several genres in one book (or one series)! Dani is the author of over 20 books, and with her latest being a sci-fi western, she knows a thing or two about crossing genres.

To find out more about Dani, check out her Instagramher Twitterher website, or support her on Patreon.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 55 | How to Nurture Your Creativity with Jon Tilton

This week I talk to Jon Tilton about how we can nurture our creativity – a subject he discusses regularly with his guests on the Cause of Craft podcast. I can’t think of better timing for this chat than the first of November – happy NaNoWriMo, everyone! We hope our discussion will help you nurture your own creativity this month, whether you participate in NaNo or not.

To find out more about Jon, check out his Instagram and his website.

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The Writing Sparrow Episode 54 | Writing Routines: Becky Wright

Once a month, I talk to another writer about their writing routine. We answer questions such as Are you a plotter, pantser, or somewhere in between? ,  Do you write every day? ,  Where does your inspiration come from?,  What’s your beverage of choice?, and many more! At the end of each episode, the writers recommend their favourite book on writing and share their advice for establishing the right writing routine for you.

This month, I talked to Becky Wright, a gothic horror writer and formatter from England.

To find out more about Becky, check out her Instagramher Twitter, and her website.

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