How to do a book tour

How to do a book tour

Interview with Charles Blackstone When you have written your book and edited it for the one thousandth time, when you have found a publisher or even published it yourself… the next thing you have to do is market it. One of the best and to be honest – most fun, ways of marketing your book […]



On networking as an author

On networking as an author

Episode 13 Interview with Savy Leiser Today I’m talking to Savy Leiser, a 23 year old writer living in Chicago. She graduated from North Western University in 2015 and released her book The Making Of A Small Town Beauty King in February 2016. The book is a contemporary young-adult comedy about a boy who wants […]



the blind blogger

The Blind Blogger

Interview with Maxwell Ivey Hi! Welcome to Merlot and Writing… or should I say The Write Way… That’s right! We did a complete overhaul of the Podcast, blog and brand! Because of all your awesome and great responses I felt we could do better and bigger! I also want to say sorry because it took […]



On finding an agent, on motivation and plotting your novell

On finding an agent, on motivation and plotting your novel

Interview with Tiberius Engle  Tiberius describes himself as a life-long learner, multilingual, well-travelled idealist, veteran, avid drinker of tea, steadfast Aquaman Defender. If that doesn’t sparkle your interest, I do not know what will. I talk with Tiberius about his novel, about his road to finding an agent and more importantly: the road to getting […]



On Furry literature and the Furry Community

On Furry literature and the Furry Community

Bill Kieffer, also known as Greyflank, is a very active member of the Furry Community. In this interview he tells us about his personal problems and his problems with writing, he gives us some insight into the wonderful and interesting world of “  furries “ and talks about his new book Goat. To me, furries […]



How to write historical non-fiction and military fiction

How to write historical non-fiction and military fiction

Interview with William “Bill” Alan Webb With his eight dogs, wonderful wife and thousands of books, Bill spends his years writing and researching military stories, history, science fiction and fantasy just outside Memphis. Bill has been writing for nine years on his historical non-fiction book on Vienna in the second world war. I am impressed! And […]



Overcoming the fear of failure as a writer

Overcoming the fear of failure as a writer

Interview with Jared Warner This time we are doing something different. This is not an interview with a writer, but with a podcaster. Jared is starting a podcast on the fear of failure, something a lot of writers go through. A lot of us think our writing is not good enough, we turn into perfectionists […]



How to get a publisher without an agent

How to get a publisher without an agent

Interview with Linda Foster Linda Foster lives in the magical Colorado. When she is not walking her dog or writing her book, she works in a school. The pupils give her all the inspiration she needs. A few years back she signed with Glass House Press. This was the end of a hard and difficult […]



How to earn money on the side as a writer

How to earn money on the side as a writer

  Lise Cartwright has published 27 amazon kindle books and runs a successful online money making business from her couch. She writes guest blogs and freelances as an editor and ghost writer. Lise shares her secrets, tips and tricks towards a carefree and happy life as a writer and lets us in on some very […]



How to find a literary agent

How to find a literary agent

Natalie Fowler writes Paranormal Mysteries from the ghost’s perspective, i talked to her about her books, her tours and finding a literary agent. When I contacted her, I was actually thinking of making this interview “ Short Story”themed but when I found out more about this awesome and above all, interesting lady, everything changed. Sit […]