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Getting Published

Getting Published is for aspiring writers everywhere who want to turn their hobby—their passion—into a career. I'm Peter Brewster, a Barcelona-based graphic designer; but deep down I've always been a writer. If you feel the same, follow me on my journey as I try to hone my craft and earn credibility as an author. Episode to episode, you'll hear the lessons I learn, as well as invaluable advice from interviews with published authors and other aspiring writers like me. Let's build a community together and propel each other forward. The end goal? Getting Published.
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Getting Published is for aspiring writers everywhere who want to turn their hobby—their passion—into a career. I'm Peter Brewster, a Barcelona-based graphic designer; but deep down I've always been a writer. If you feel the same, follow me on my journey as I try to hone my craft and earn credibility as an author. Episode to episode, you'll hear the lessons I learn, as well as invaluable advice from interviews with published authors and other aspiring writers like me. Let's build a community together and propel each other forward. The end goal? Getting Published.

Dec 20, 2016

I talk about everything genre means to me at this stage in my writing career. From choosing genre, to genre stigmas, to my various attempts (and failures) at writing in the genres I love to read; I tackle this broad topic for the first time and offer the little advice I have.

Comments and Questions about the show are greatly appreciated!

write@peterbrewster.com

Dec 13, 2016

I discuss the various projects on my plate and how uncertainty about which I should tackle next has left my in a bit of a writing slump. Then I examine the importance of reading to aspiring writers, and why keeping up the habit has always been a struggle for me.

Dec 6, 2016

In one of the funnest interviews I've had so far, I talk to Laura E. Goodin. Laura is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia who's just released her first book, After the Bloodwood Staff.

Find out more about Laura on her website:

http://www.lauraegoodin.com/index.html

Or about her book here:

http://odysseybooks.com.au/titles/9781922200723/

You can also follow her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Laura.E.Goodin.Writer

And as always, you can send me feedback by shooting an email to:

write@peterbrewster.com

Nov 28, 2016

In this episode I share a little about my NaNo novel and talk through why I decided to completely mix it up and change my entire plot. I also talk about (accidentally) breaking my Magic Spreadsheet chain, and how I'm dealing with it.

Send me feedback at: write@peterbrewster.com

Nov 23, 2016

I talk with Chrys Kelly about his web serial, Sanctioned. We discuss new media fiction, character diversity and much more.

Find out more about Chrys and check out Sanctioned here:

http://sanctionedwebserial.co.uk/wp/

And don't forget to check out his new web serial, Wordsmith:

http://www.thewordsmithoflondon.wordpress.com

And you can find him on social media:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GenNewMedia/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/GenNewMedia 

Nov 21, 2016

I talk about my NaNoWriMo progress, and how the quantity vs. quality mentality can sometimes get me down.

Comments or topic ideas for the show? Great! Write me at:

write@peterbrewster.com

Nov 15, 2016

I have a chat with young writer, Nasim Mansuri, who's currently living in Lithuania as a volunteer. We talk NaNoWriMo, fan fic, first sales, and much more!

Check out Nasim's blog here:

https://nasimmansuri.wordpress.com

Or follow her on twitter!

https://twitter.com/search?q=nasimwrites

Send feedback for this or any episode at:

write@peterbrewster.com

 

Nov 11, 2016

I discuss finding the will to write when faced with a major setback, or even when you feel like the whole world is upside down. I also talk about using that emotion as fuel for your writing.

Check out my NaNoWriMo stats:

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/zerohitwonder/

Send me questions or topic suggestions!

write@peterbrewster.com

Nov 8, 2016

I had a blast talking to writer and founder of the 600 Second Saga Podcast, Mariah Avix. Listen to hear all about the cool things she's been doing with flash fiction and new media!

You'll find her website here:

http://insani-x.com

Check out her podcast, 600 Second Saga:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/600-second-saga/id1084386891?mt=2

And here's the video she mentioned in our interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4

Don't forget you can send me feedback at:

write@peterbrewster.com

Nov 6, 2016

Even though I'm off to a great start in NaNoWriMo, I'm yearning to take on the next stage with my writing. Get ready for some great interviews coming soon!

Write me at:

write@peterbrewster.com

Don't forget about my book cover contest! Send me an email if you are interested in having me design a book cover for you! You have until November 15th.

Nov 2, 2016

This is my first NaNoWriMo check-in! Find out how I'm doing.

Also—be my NaNo buddy!

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/zerohitwonder

If you'd like to enlist my mad graphic design skills to make you a killer book cover—send me the following details to write@peterbrewster.com:

  • Book Title
  • Author Name
  • Brief Synopsis
  • Any other details that could help with the artwork concept

 

I will choose one lucky winner by November 15th.

Oct 31, 2016

In my second interview, I speak with published author Jean Davis. Jean is an inspiration for NaNoWriMo participants hoping to publish their drafts some day and offers lots of great advice for new writers.

Check out her blog here: http://jeanddavis.blogspot.com

The just-released anthology:

Brewed Awakenings 2: https://www.amazon.com/Brewed-Awakenings-2-Jean-Davis-ebook/dp/B01LYQ29B9/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

And her novels here:

Sahmara: https://www.amazon.com/Sahmara-Jean-Davis-ebook/dp/B01LRFQNSE

A Broken Race: https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Race-Jean-Davis-ebook/dp/B01773Z03Y/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

And you can always send me feedback: write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 27, 2016

I discuss writing even when you're sick and everything seems to be going wrong, followed by day jobs/careers and how to stay driven when they just keep getting in the way.

Remember you can send me feedback!

write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 23, 2016

In my very first interview segment, I talk to budding author E.P. Wyck about the sci-fi saga he has in the works as well as his first attempt at NaNoWriMo.

Check out Evan's blog here:

https://epwyck.wordpress.com

And his Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/epwyck

Anything you'd like to share about this interview? Questions for me? Send me an email at:

write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 23, 2016

I talk about my first attempts at short stories and break down my process when it comes to outlining and prepping for my next novel.

Feel free to send some feedback my way!

write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 23, 2016

Having finished my novel's first draft, I decided to dabble in short stories until NaNoWrimo begins. I talk about what makes a short story, and share my outlook on the pros and cons of the short fiction format.

Send me comments and questions!

write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 23, 2016

First I discuss a problem I've been facing with the protagonist in my novel that stems from my personal experience. Then I recommend a very helpful tool for anyone looking to start a daily writing habit.

If you want to start a daily writing habit, The Magic Spreadsheet will change your life:

https://plus.google.com/communities/106847484544547135997

Have any questions or comments for me? Shoot me an email:

write@peterbrewster.com

Oct 23, 2016

In the very first episode of Getting Published, I let you know a little about myself and talk about my return to NaNoWriMo after a several-year hiatus.

If you haven't heard of NaNoWriMo, check it out!

http://nanowrimo.org/

Also check out the amazing podcast that inspired me to create my own, I Should Be Writing:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-should-be-writing/id79085800?mt=2

If you have any feedback for me, send me an email at:

write@peterbrewster.com

Thanks for tuning in!

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