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The Indy Author Podcast

Matty Dalrymple (DAL-rim-ple) podcasts, writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage as The Indy Author. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors, and her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Matty is also the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts, including CLOSE THESE EYES. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.
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Now displaying: January, 2023
Jan 31, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Mark Leslie Lefebvre about OUTSIDE-THE-BOX CONTENT: THE STORY BEHIND "THE CANADIAN MOUNTED" and how (and why) he decided to write a book of trivia about the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles published behind a cover mimicking the book John Candy’s character is reading when he meets Steve Martin’s character in the airport waiting area. We discuss the care Mark took in re-creating the cover of the original, the importance of not underpricing your product, how to find and market to a target audience, the fact that perennial marketing results in perennial sales (an advantage indy authors have over traditionally published authors), and the importance of putting yourself in your book.

Do any of those topics pique your interest? Check out 2 MINUTES OF INDY https://bit.ly/2MinutesOfIndy, where over the week following the airing of the episode, you'll find brief video clips from the interview on each of those topics. You can also catch up on some highlights of previous episodes there.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP171

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Mark Leslie Lefebvre is the author of more than twenty books that include fiction and thrillers, and paranormal non-fiction explorations. He has also edited numerous anthologies. With three decades of experience in bookselling and publishing, Mark is a seasoned and trusted book industry professional who embraces both traditional and indie publishing options.

Jan 24, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with M.K. Williams about CREATING A WINNING WORKBOOK, including why she chose to create a workbook, the importance of understanding your ideal reader’s needs, the vital role played by beta readers, hiring a design professional who specializes in workbooks, formatting options, and production costs.

Do any of those topics pique your interest? Check out 2 MINUTES OF INDY https://bit.ly/2MinutesOfIndy, where over the week following the airing of the episode, you'll find brief video clips from the interview on each of those topics. You can also catch up on some highlights of previous episodes there.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP170

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M.K. Williams had one simple goal: she needed more time to write her own books. After self-publishing two novels, she found herself spending more time answering questions from aspiring authors than working on her next manuscript. Out of necessity, Author Your Ambition was born. Since 2015 she has written and self-published her own collection of books and helped dozens of authors on their independent publishing journey through a series of videos, books, and courses.

Jan 17, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Kristopher Zgorski about THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF WORKING WITH BOOK BLOGGERS, including things you can do to “get the coins on your side of the table,” such as following reviewers on social media and complying with blogger format and submission guidelines, and the fact that, despite your best efforts, you won’t always get a yes. We also discuss the value of reading your comp authors’ reviews, and Kristopher shares some tips if you’re thinking about becoming a blogger yourself.

Do any of those topics pique your interest? Check out 2 MINUTES OF INDY https://bit.ly/2MinutesOfIndy, where over the week following the airing of the episode, you'll find brief video clips from the interview on each of those topics. You can also catch up on some highlights of previous episodes there.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP169

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Kristopher Zgorski is the founder and sole reviewer at the crime fiction book blog, BOLO Books. In 2018, he was awarded the Mystery Writers of America Raven Award for “outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing.” Kristopher writes a column on digital crime fiction resources for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and his blog reviews are syndicated to his column in Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. He has served on the board of directors for Malice Domestic, a crime fiction convention celebrating the traditional mystery. Kristopher is a member of Sisters in Crime and was the 2022 Fan Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime.

Jan 10, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Mary Adkins about HOW TO WRITE FROM TRAUMA WITHOUT RETRAUMATIZING YOURSELF, including choosing between memoir and fiction, having one driving theme in memoir, the emotional intensity and physical experience of returning to trauma, balancing the needs of the writer and the reader, and the healing power of writing. I want to let you know in advance that the trauma Mary discusses is having suffered multiple miscarriages in one year, so be aware if that might be a triggering topic for you.

Do any of those topics pique your interest? Check out 2 MINUTES OF INDY https://bit.ly/2MinutesOfIndy, where over the week following the airing of the episode, you'll find brief video clips from the interview on each of those topics. You can also catch up on some highlights of previous episodes there.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP168

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Mary Adkins is a writing coach, podcast host, and founder of The Book Incubator, a 12-month program to write, revise, and pitch your novel or memoir. She is author of the novel WHEN YOU READ THIS, PRIVILEGE, and PALM BEACH, which was described by Associated Press as “like a sandy beach, equal parts beautiful and uncomfortable.” Her books have been published in 13 countries, and her essays and reporting have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and more. A graduate of Yale Law School and Duke University, she helps aspiring authors finish their books with joy and clarity.

Jan 3, 2023

Matty Dalrymple talks with Clarissa Gosling about THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD HABITS AND HOW ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS CAN HELP, including the importance of consistency, giving yourself time to rest, the challenge of measuring creative productivity, and the value both of finding what you’re comfortable with AND of changing up your approach.

Matty got so inspired by the topic of good habits, she solicited input from previous podcast guests on:
• What is a good habit that supports your creative work?
• What is a bad habit that undermines your creative work?
You’ll get to hear perspectives from Douglas Smith, Kelly Simmons, Lee Savino, J. W. Judge, Ran Walker, Julie Duffy, Michael La Ronn, Roland Denzel, Bruce Robert Coffin, Tiffany Yates Martin, John Gaspard, and Frank Zafiro.

Do any of those topics pique your interest? Check out 2 MINUTES OF INDY https://bit.ly/2MinutesOfIndy, where over the week following the airing of the episode, you'll find brief video clips from the interview on each of those topics. You can also catch up on some highlights of previous episodes there.

Show notes at https://bit.ly/TIAP167

Did you find the information in this video useful? Please consider supporting The Indy Author!

https://www.patreon.com/theindyauthor

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mattydalrymple

Clarissa’s work explores purpose and belonging across worlds. Having never found an actual portal to faeryland, she creates her own fantastical worlds where dragons, fae and other magical creatures rule. She is an admin for the 365 Writing Challenge, an international group that supports people to build the habit of writing. And she is one of the co-hosts of the Reading Queens podcast, which discusses mainly young adult fantasy books and their major tropes. She lives in the Netherlands.

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