I was recently interviewed by Lavender Lass Books about Across the Broken Stars – my entry into this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Book-Off, run by Mark Lawrence. This episode is the audio version of that interview. Enjoy!
Gabriel Bergmoser and I sat down to discuss The Hunted (his latest thriller novel) in depth. This is the third time I’ve interviewed him, and somehow he keeps getting better. The Hunted is my favourite book of his and it was enthralling to dive into the mind of its creator. This episode is available in podcast and video form. Enjoy!
Introducing: Wizards, Warriors, & Words – my new fantasy writing advice podcast! – The Novel Analyst Podcast: Creative Writing Advice & Author Interviews
Video (Split into 2 Parts):
Buy The Hunted here: https://www.gabrielbergmoser.com/novels.html
Let me know what you thought on twitter:
And if you’d like to try my own books, check out Fires of the Dead – a fast-paced fantasy novella, perfect for fans of The Hunted: https://jedherne.com/firesofthedead/
I recently did a live video in the Grimdark Fantasy Readers & Writers group, answering Qs about my writing. It was a lot of fun! Here’s the replay – enjoy!
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And if you have any other questions, I love talking with my listeners – email me at:
I chat with Rob for the second time to discuss his latest grimdark fantasy trilogy, The War Eternal. The trilogy follows Eska, a young magician struggling to reconcile her urges for revenge with her longing for human connection. The books include:
We also talk about overcoming doubts, Rob’s techniques for building captivating fantasy worlds, and which of his characters he’d share isolation with. Enjoy!
My BookNest review of The Lessons Never Learned: https://bit.ly/jedreviews
Rob’s twitter: @RoboftheHayes
Rob’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeresyWithin
Rob’s blog: http://www.robjhayes.co.uk/
My twitter: @JedHerne
S. Andrew Swann is the pen name of Steven Swiniarski. He has published over 26 novels since 1993. His recent works include Sword of the Slayer – an interactive fiction story from Choice of Games.
Steven’s website: sandrewswann.com
Sword of the Slayer: choiceofgames.com/sword-of-the-slayer
Steven’s favorite books:
– American Gods
– Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files
– Peter F. Hamilton’s books
– The Fireman by Joe Hill
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie is an innovative and captivating work, merging the fantasy and western genres into something new and fresh. A big part of its success are Abercrombie’s vivid and immersive descriptive language. This episode dissects how to write setting descriptions that make readers feel like they’re part of your story’s world.
My fantasy book, Across the Broken Stars, is free on Amazon until 01/05/2020! Get it here: https://amzn.to/2Ya3WEf
Previous episodes on Joe Abercrombie’s books:
Use this technique to generate compelling, flawed, three-dimensional characters.
Fires of the Dead – available in audiobook, ebook, & paperback.
Link to all formats here: jedherne.com/firesofthedead
Link to the audiobook deal: bit.ly/FOTDchirp
Episode 2 – The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – Characterisation through Contradiction: bit.ly/bladeitselfNA
7 – The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – Exploring Theme: bit.ly/theheroesNA
What does it take to write stories where readers’ decisions affect the outcome? Kate Heartfield is an author of several historical fantasy and interactive fiction stories, including The Road to Canterbury, and The Magician’s Workshop, published by Choice of Games. Her fiction has won or been shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, Aurora and Crawford awards.
The Magician’s Workshop – her interactive fiction story set in Renaissance Florence.
Jed’s twitter: @jedherne
Jed’s email: jed.herne1(at)gmail.com
I normally analyse novels. On this episode, I’m pulling lessons from another storytelling form to see how it can improve our writing. Enjoy!
My email – send me your comments/questions/queries – I respond to every message -> jed.herne1(at)gmail.com
Fires of the Dead – just $0.99 on Amazon for a limited time: https://amzn.to/39W9Xaq
The Magician’s Workshop: https://www.choiceofgames.com/magicians-workshop/
Sky Pirates of Actorious: https://www.choiceofgames.com/sky-pirates-of-actorius/