Activated Authors

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Activated Authors is an online author community centered around principles of healthy productivity, community, and shared knowledge. Founded by international bestselling author, award-winning podcaster, and author coach, Daniel Willcocks, the group aims to help authors and creatives of all levels achieve their creative goals and thrive as part of a healthy, positive community.

Episode Date
We’re going on HIATUS (details shared within)
Nov 27, 2023
What is ‘Voice’ and How Do I Find Mine?
Nov 06, 2023
Great Writers SCARE, featuring This Is Horror (REPLAY)
Oct 30, 2023
Eric Larocca ON: Creating VIRAL horror sensations
Oct 16, 2023
How To Use A Mailing List To Get Readers
Oct 09, 2023
Conquering NaNoWrimo
Oct 02, 2023
Harnessing the Power of Feedback
Sep 25, 2023
Top Three Tips To Make Your Scenes Sing
Sep 18, 2023
What If It’s Not Going Your Way?
Sep 11, 2023
How Do I Breakthrough My Bullsh!t?
Sep 04, 2023
Jenna Moreci ON: How to Cultivate Superfans
Aug 28, 2023
Do I Really Need An Author Website?
Aug 14, 2023
Josh Malerman ON: How to be a Prolific Creative
Aug 07, 2023
How Can I Be More Productive?
Jul 31, 2023
How Do You Fill Your Creative Well?
Jul 24, 2023
Creating Compelling Protagonists
Jul 17, 2023
Art V Commerce
Jul 10, 2023
When Can I Call Myself an Author?
Jul 03, 2023
Writing Ghost Stories (featuring Daniel Willcocks, Kristina Adams, Matty Dalrymple, and Ellie Betts)
May 01, 2023
Celebrating ONE YEAR of the podcast (kinda...)
Apr 24, 2023
AA on Tour: London Book Fair
Apr 19, 2023
Remember Your Readers
Apr 10, 2023
Content For Everyone
Apr 03, 2023
Author Content Confidence
Mar 27, 2023
Plottr Masterclass
Mar 20, 2023
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Mar 13, 2023
Activated Authors Updates
Mar 06, 2023
Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Feb 27, 2023
How Authors Can Use A.I.
Feb 20, 2023
How To Get Started With Short Stories
Feb 13, 2023
Writing With Chronic Illness
Feb 06, 2023
What Makes A Good Book Cover?
Jan 30, 2023
What Are Tropes?
Jan 23, 2023
How Do I Find My Tribe?
Jan 18, 2023
How Do I Edit My Book?
Jan 09, 2023
2023 Goals and Plans
Jan 02, 2023
End Of Year Review 2022
Dec 26, 2022
AA QUIZmas Extravaganza!
Dec 19, 2022
How To Create A Writing Routine
Dec 12, 2022
How Do You Publish A Book Online?
Dec 05, 2022
Why “Writers Block” Is Bullsh*t
Nov 28, 2022
Why Is Genre So Important?
Nov 21, 2022
What is Theme and Tone?
Nov 14, 2022
Tools For New Authors
Nov 07, 2022
When To Start Your Business
Oct 31, 2022
What Is a First Draft, Really?
Oct 24, 2022
What Is NaNoWriMo?
Oct 17, 2022
What Is Your Why?
Oct 10, 2022
What Is Story?
Oct 03, 2022
J. Thorn ON: CHANGE And Moving Forward
Sep 19, 2022
ONE YEAR Of Activated Authors
Sep 12, 2022
News, Updates, and to the Future (Part II)
Aug 02, 2022
Dan Howarth ON: Finding DISCIPLINE And The Circle Of Community
Jul 18, 2022
Tim Lebbon ON: TRADITIONAL Publishing, Tie In’s & Loving The Job
Jul 11, 2022
(BONUS Ep: 003) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything
Jul 08, 2022
Luke Kondor ON: SYSTEMS n’ Books & Stuff
Jul 04, 2022
Kathy Murray ON: RECALCULATING & Taking The Leap
Jun 27, 2022
Robin Waite ON: Being FEARLESS With Integrity & Alignment
Jun 20, 2022
News, Updates, and to the Future
Jun 13, 2022
Philip Duncan ON: BUILDING Your Way From Rock Bottom
Jun 06, 2022
(BONUS Ep 002) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything
Jun 03, 2022
Ella Barnard ON: FINDING Your Value & Knowing It Could Be Better
May 30, 2022
Emme Grange ON: Finding The FUN Of Being Only Yourself
May 23, 2022
Daniel Willcocks ON: The PURSUIT Of Creative Freedom
May 16, 2022
Renee Gallant ON: RETURNING to Writing and Putting Yourself First
May 09, 2022
Mark Leslie Lefebvre ON: HEART, Passion and Collaboration
May 02, 2022
Thomas Fenton ON: QUALITY Work and the Practice of Creativity
Apr 25, 2022
Julie Hiner ON: AUTHENTICITY And Following Your Passion
Apr 18, 2022
Bekka Willcocks ON: Food FREEDOM and Listening To Your Body
Apr 11, 2022
”Writing Short Horror Stories” Graduates ON: The POWER Of Short Stories & Investing In Your Craft ⁠
Apr 04, 2022
Samantha Frost ON: MENTAL HEALTH, Neurodivergence and the Dance of Recovery
Mar 28, 2022
Kristina Adams ON: CREATING The Path That Works For You
Mar 21, 2022
(BONUS Ep 001) Daniel Willcocks: Ask Me Anything
Mar 18, 2022
Crys Cain ON: Your RELATIONSHIP with Work and Finding Your Value
Mar 14, 2022
Katlyn Duncan ON: Systems, Reversions and LEARNING AS YOU GO
Mar 07, 2022
Helen Scheuerer ON: EMBRACING what you want and Riding the Learning Curve
Feb 28, 2022
Jeff Adams ON: ACCESSIBILITY and the MENTAL GAME of Being an Author
Feb 21, 2022
Jonathan Yanez ON: How to be YOUR OWN Champion
Feb 14, 2022
Welcome to the Activated Authors podcast
Jan 26, 2022
#080: So I guess this is goodbye...
Mar 26, 2021
#079: Jennifer Anne Gordon – Gothic horror, winning the Kindle Award, and experimenting in all mediums.
Mar 19, 2021
#078: Miranda Oh - Taking inspiration from life, working from home, and podcasting your way to better writing
Mar 12, 2021
#077: Suzy Vadori – Making it past the “half-books,” diversifying income streams, and bonuses of book coaching.
Mar 05, 2021
#076: Marc Watson – Approaching the right small presses for your book and writing in a way that feels right for your life.
Feb 26, 2021
#075: J Benjamin – Learning from your failures, writing authentic LQBTQ+ characters, and networking with authors.
Feb 19, 2021
#074: Michelle Raab – The psychology of writing and selling and redefining the world of work and family.
Feb 12, 2021
#073: JD Barker – On working with James Patterson, professional from the get-go, and grasping every opportunity.
Feb 05, 2021
#072: Jenna Greene – Writing YA, the art of balance, and podcasting to complement your writing.
Jan 29, 2021
#071: Laura Kendrick – A Master's degree in Creative Writing, fan fiction, and being authentically you.
Jan 22, 2021
#070: Paul Michael Anderson – Writing moral murkiness, making short stories work, and prioritizing life.
Jan 15, 2021
#069: Chris Allen – Games writing, storytelling through role-play & “Aren’t we all writing fanfic, anyway?”
Jan 08, 2021
#068: NEW YEAR SPECIAL – 2020 highlights, plans for 2021, and Patreon Q&A (ft. Daniel Willcocks, Holly Lyne, John Crinan, and Faye Trask)
Jan 01, 2021
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Bad Behaviors for Authors, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 6 of 6)
Dec 31, 2020
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Author Brand, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 5 of 6)
Dec 30, 2020
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Hopping, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 4 of 6)
Dec 29, 2020
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Marketing, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 3 of 6)
Dec 28, 2020
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Genre Expectations, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 2 of 6)
Dec 27, 2020
BONUS: The "Writes and Wrongs" of Book Covers, feat John L. Monk (A Great Writers Learn miniseries, ep 1 of 6)
Dec 26, 2020
#067: Christmas conversations; mindset, rest, lessons, goals, and beards with Luke Kondor and Daniel Willcocks
Dec 25, 2020
#066: Victoria LK Williams – Getting cozy with mystery, finding balance between the light and the dark side, and tips for Florida gardening.
Dec 18, 2020
#065: Samantha Frost – Winning NaNoWriMo, writing groups, and the importance of creativity.
Dec 11, 2020
#064: Alesha Escobar – Learning from collaboration, writing diverse characters, & learning through fiction.
Dec 04, 2020
#063: Josh Malerman – Definition of an artist, the power of “the end,” and what it means to be a Prolific.
Nov 27, 2020
#062: Lucinda E Clark – Living a life worth writing, lessons learned from writing, and falling into what’s right.
Nov 20, 2020
#061: Andy Conduit-Turner – Writing comics, navigating publishing contracts, and choosing the best medium for your story.
Nov 13, 2020
#060: Jessie Shedden – Escaping the cult, healing with writing, and empowering others through personal experience.
Nov 06, 2020
#059: Great Writers Scare – Exploring horror with Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, Daniel Willcocks, and John Crinan.
Oct 30, 2020
#058: V.S. Holmes – Advocating for queer and disabled representation, winning awards, and collaborative relationships.
Oct 22, 2020
#057: Julia Scott – Formatting books the right way, tackling the second novel, and diving into audio.
Oct 15, 2020
#056: Ben Errington – Starting with just a cover, gaining confidence as a writer, and positivity on social media.
Oct 08, 2020
#055: Faye Trask – Debut novel writing, finding mentors, and falling in love with learning.
Oct 01, 2020
#054: Jennie Nash – Becoming a book coach, the truth behind the author journey, and the power of integrity.
Sep 24, 2020
#053: Ritu Bhathal – “Marriage Unarranged,” setting priorities, and poetry versus prose.
Sep 18, 2020
#052: V Castro – Boosting marginalized voices, word counts during lockdown, and writing in the horror genre.
Sep 10, 2020
Bonus Minisode, feat J. Thorn: "9 Things Career Authors Don't Do"
Sep 07, 2020
#051: Autumn Birt – Travelling the world while writing, talking to your characters, and running a business with your partner.
Sep 03, 2020
#050: What single piece of advice would you give to writers to carry them from 2020 into 2021? Feat. Special guests.
Aug 27, 2020
#049: Meg LaTorre – From literary agency to self-publishing, building a platform on YouTube, and finding your niche.
Aug 20, 2020
#048: James Blatch – The many iterations of the first novel, journalism to fiction, and serving authors with podcasts and courses.
Aug 13, 2020
#047: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss – Getting started with gay romance fiction, collaboration, and keeping the creative passion burning.
Aug 06, 2020
#046: Iain Rob Wright – Finding success in horror in 2020, effective mailing lists & bringing your spouse into your creative business.
Jul 30, 2020
#045: Kristina Rienzi – Pitching through Twitter, the power of perpetual learning & choosing honesty.
Jul 23, 2020
#044: Robert J. Sawyer – How to win awards, The Oppenheimer Alternative, & the evolving publishing approach.
Jul 16, 2020
#043: Gemma Amor – Funding horror through Kickstarter, keeping things simple, and the joy of creation.
Jul 09, 2020
#042: Garrett Robinson – Serializing fantasy, making it through the hard times, and changing the world with fiction.
Jul 02, 2020
#041: Daniel Willcocks – “Collaboration for Authors."
Jun 25, 2020
#040: Julie Hiner – Growth through challenge, the welcoming arms of writers, and embracing your genre.
Jun 18, 2020
#039: Jenna Moreci – YouTube for writers, diversifying income streams, and cultivating superfans.
Jun 11, 2020
#038: Drew Starling – The power of short stories, real-time feedback, and emotionally insulating yourself.
Jun 04, 2020
#037: Lindsay Weisner – Finding ‘happy,’ the Neurotic Nourishment podcast, and talking is healing.
May 28, 2020
#036: Clare Littlemore – Writing dystopian fiction, the power of closing a series, and using trial and error to find your outlining process.
May 21, 2020
#035: Mag Dimond – Award-winning memoirs, documenting your life to leave a legacy, and mindfulness for writers.
May 14, 2020
#034: Nick Cole – Innovating rapid release, guarding your brand, and giving readers what they want.
May 07, 2020
#033: Michael David Wilson – ’The Girl in the Video,’ creating your own opportunities, and confronting your fears.
Apr 30, 2020
#032: Joanna Penn – Staying ahead of the game, the realities of indie authorship, and prioritizing your health for the long-game.
Apr 23, 2020
#031: Tosca Lee – Learning enough to be dangerous, evolutions as a writer, and finding the joy in your work.
Apr 16, 2020
#030: T.W.M. Ashford – The difference between good prose and great storytelling, lessons learned from SPF, and soft relaunching your author career.
Apr 09, 2020
#029: Jonathan Yanez – Conquering the impossible, becoming a healthy writer, and finding freedom in sci-fi.
Apr 02, 2020
#028: Jeffrey A. Carver – Over a decade of publishing changes, becoming your own publisher, and the power of teaching in your own fiction.
Mar 27, 2020
#027: Jonathan Janz – Knowing your value, cultivating positivity, and being authentic to yourself.
Mar 20, 2020
#026: H.B. Lyne & Angeline Trevena – Navigating collaborations, running author events, and reviving a podcast.
Mar 13, 2020
#025: Brandon Ellis – The secret to marketing box sets, embracing mentorship and tutelage, and using vision boards to drive success.
Mar 06, 2020
#024: John L Monk – The importance of being unforgettable, writing through the tough stuff, and the reality behind rapid release.
Feb 28, 2020
#023: Meg Cowley – Creating an author brand, business vs art, and making the muse your b**ch.
Feb 21, 2020
#022: Craig Falconer – Lessons in writing Sci-Fi, modeling specific success, and quality versus quantity.
Feb 14, 2020
#021: Steff Green – Doubling down on what works, engaging your readers, and setting boundaries to focus on what works for you.
Feb 07, 2020
#020: Katie Forrest – Time Management for Writers, the only constant is change, and the benefits of saying ‘yes'.
Jan 31, 2020
#019: Bruce Olav Solheim – Documenting the paranormal, serving veterans with education, and trusting the muse.
Jan 24, 2020
#018: Welcome to 2020! – Goalsetting, productivity, and expectation management ft. Luke Kondor
Jan 17, 2020
Intermission: Going on Hiatus
Nov 22, 2019
#017: Humphrey Hawksley – Going deep with research, translating journalism to novels, and the changing nature of traditional publishing.
Nov 15, 2019
#016: Jon Cronshaw – Embracing the serial, using podcasts to connect with readers, and how stoicism can positively impact your writing life.
Nov 08, 2019
#015: Sacha Black – Becoming a rebel author, owning your fears, and following your own path.
Nov 01, 2019
#014: Rachael Herron – Personal branding, dominating Patreon, and prioritising your mental health to enjoy the process.
Oct 24, 2019
#013: Michaelbrent Collings – Confessions of a Super-villain, tackling mental health, and mastering genre-hopping.
Oct 17, 2019
#012: Kealan Patrick Burke – Fighting the demons, the changing world of indie, and trusting the process.
Oct 10, 2019
#011: Kathrin Hutson – Building a career around story, award-nominated books, and critiquing films at 10-years-old.
Oct 03, 2019
#010: Dakota Krout – Dominating LitRPG/GameLit fiction, switching from creator to publisher, and riding the waves of success.
Sep 26, 2019
#009: Jon Freeman – Writing for film, taking every opportunity, and standing out on set.
Sep 19, 2019
#008: Ramy Vance – Building a story from novel to series, lessons learned from teaching story, and targeting the right readers with ads.
Sep 12, 2019
#007: J. Thorn – The ’Three Story Method’, systematisation, and finding what works for you.
Sep 05, 2019
#006: John Crinan – Getting the words in, building the habit, and building a network through podcasting.
Aug 29, 2019
#005: Alison Ingleby – Hitting the USA Today Bestseller list, publishing anthologies, and why you should write what you love.
Aug 22, 2019
#004: Martha Carr – Creating universes, trusting the process, and engaging your readers.
Aug 15, 2019
#003: Alex C Gates – Making the leap to full-time, writing horror, and riding the BookBub wave.
Aug 08, 2019
#002: Michael Anderle – Publishers vs creators, the growth of collaboration, and the future of independent publishing.
Aug 01, 2019
#001: Luke Kondor – Award-winning films, journalling, and experimental creativity on a shoestring budget.
Jul 25, 2019
#000 Welcome to the Great Writers Share podcast
Jul 22, 2019