Patreon for Authors

Patreon is a platform most authors know about that helps them raise money to help support their craft, but many writers struggle with it. What are the best monetary goals to set? What kinds of rewards are readers looking for? What are the downsides, and how time consuming is all of this? We’ve got some great guests tonight who have lots of experience!

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Eileen Cook on Writing YA Psychological Thrillers

YA books are HUGE, and Eileen Cook has written quite a lot of them. But one of her genres raises some questions: YA psychological thriller. Where are the lines between adult and young adult in psychological thrillers? What keeps YA audiences on the edge of their seat? The author of With Malice and The Hanging Girl joins us to share her insights!

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Writing Beach Reads & Summer Fiction

‘Tis the season for beach reads! But what does that actually mean? Amazon lists everything from technothrillers to women’s fiction to nonfiction to crime novels – so what is a beach read nowadays? Join us for a fun discussion!

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Tosca Lee on Movie-Worthy Writing

NY Times bestselling novelist Tosca Lee’s book THE PROGENY is in development as a TV series! Here’s the article: https://bit.ly/2xt2yf2. In this episode, Tosca will be one-on-one with Christie Stratos to share what makes her novel prime to come to a screen near you, what suggestions she has for authors who want to make their novels TV/movie marketable, what could be holding your novel back, and more.

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Where Sci-Fi & Fantasy Meet

Science Fiction and Fantasy may be different genres, but they overlap more than you think! Tonight we’ll find out where they meet, where they part ways, what each reader audience is looking for, and more.

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How & Why Authors Support Authors

Authors support fellow authors often. In fact, some dedicate full YouTube channels, videos, blogs, or events to helping others. So why do they spend time promoting others that could dedicated to promoting themselves? And what are some of the top ways to support our community? Find out on this episode!

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Chatting with Coffin Hop Press

We chatted with Coffin Hop Press, a small press in Calgary with the motto “New Crime. New Weird. New Pulp.” We talked about who they are, what they look for, how they work with Creative Edge, and a whole lot more!

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