Also, I’m also happy to receive recommendations, so please leave me a comment (or drop me an email) if there is a book or resource that you think I should check out. Thanks!
I think this wins out as the most-recommended book by authors on the podcast! It’s a wonderful memoir and a practical writing guide and the book I credit with helping me to finish my first novel.
Another often-recommended book is Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat!
Recently, Jessica Brody has taken the Save The Cat framework and applied it directly to writing novels. Full disclosure – I’m only halfway through reading, but I already think it’s brilliant, so it’s on the list!
The Courage To Write by Ralph Keyes
Stop Worrying; Start Writing by Sarah Painter
The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Business and Productivity:
Creating a Podcast
I started my podcast three years ago and still use the same set-up – there may be better ways of doing things, now, but I followed the advice of internet entrepreneur Pat Flynn and, as always, Joanna Penn!
I use Amazon storage services to host my podcast files. You only pay for what you use so it’s very cost-effective.
Blubrry for statistics
Auphonic for levelling sound
ECAMM call recording software for recording interviews over Skype
I went for a RODE NT-USB microphone as it came with everything I needed (desk-stand and pop guard).
I have since upgraded to a boom-stand, but the desk stand does the job and the microphone is unbelievably easy to set-up and use.