A new podcast for writers

Are you struggling with your first draft? With editing? Do you want to be traditionally published but are not sure where to start? Do you know how to write a synopsis? How to find an agent? How to write a covering letter? Have you been rejected and are not sure what to do next?

Twice a month, I’m going to be releasing podcasts on Patreon about getting traditionally published. These will cover both aspects of writing (editing, the first draft, characters, world-building) as well episodes focused on the more technical side – such as finding an agent, attending events, social media, beta readers, writing a covering letter, the different stages your book goes through when you are picked up by a publisher and so on.

I want to help writers avoid some common mistakes, answer questions I see all the time and help you get your novel into the best shape possible so that it is ready to go out on submission. The odds of getting published are tough, so you want to make sure your book is ready. My novel was picked up off the slushpile, and I tried for many years (and many novels) before being published. So I have a lot of knowledge and experience to share. I’m going to be direct, pull no punches but also be honest in these podcasts.

Stephen Aryan on Patreon