Big Gay Author Podcast

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Follow along with hosts Jeff Adams and Will Knauss as they attempt to make the transition from part-time, to full-time authors of gay fiction. Celebrate their successes and learn from their mistakes, as they detail each step of their author journeys. Look for new episodes each Saturday.

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The guys open the show with the announcement that this podcast is going on an extended hiatus. The episode continues with question and answer sessions featuring authors Daryl Banner and J. Thorn. Complete shownotes for episode 66 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Authors Jesi Lea Ryan and L.C. Rosen join us for a round of question and answers this week, giving us a peek at why they write, how they write and what some of their mistakes and successes have been. Complete…

In this episode, authors Xio Axelrod, TM Smith and Davidson King do a round of questions and answers with us, offering insights into their individual author careers. Complete shownotes for episode 64 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Clare London and E. Davies join us for a round of questions and answers, offering insights into their different author journeys. Complete shownotes for episode 63 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Daniel Willcocks talks to Will about his experience and strategy for short stories and serialized fiction. Complete shownotes for episode 62 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

Jeff talks about technology discoveries he's made this week with Authors A.I. and the Apple Pencil. Will lays out his plans for an autumn challenge and invites listeners to join in.  Complete shownotes for episode 61 are at BigGayAuthorPodcast.com.

As we settle into our new home on Wednesdays, we’ve got an author Q&A with Helen Juliet. Helen also writes as HJ Welch and here we talk about why she writes, the support she’s received from the m/m romance community,…

For the U.S. Labor Day weekend, we've got a short episode that features a special announcement! Big Gay Author Podcast is moving to Wednesday. Will also has some book and podcast recommendations for your weekend, including Make Noise by Eric Nuzum…

After Jeff gives an update on his Christmas novel and says farewell to The Writer's Well Podcast, the guys welcome Daniel Willcocks and Sacha Black for a round of Q&A. We find out why they write, steps they took to…

In the second part of our interview with author LaQuette about her Critical Lens workshop, she discusses historicals, why this class is valuable for reviewers and readers as well as the importance of normalizing marginalized characters in the romance genre.…

In part one of our interview with author LaQuette, we discuss her Critical Lens workshop. The class is designed to teach authors, reviewers and readers how to use literary criticism to view your own work, or the books you're reading,…

Author and podcaster J. Thorn talks with Jeff about the recent Supercharge Your Scene Challenge, where J. laid out his approach to scenes. J. walks through the worksheet and scene that Jeff submitted for the challenge, which provides valuable insight…

Author and podcaster Sacha Black joins us to talk about The Anatomy of Prose: 12 Steps to Sensational Sentences, which is the latest book in her Better Writers series. Sacha also discusses what led her to kicking off the series…

Author E. Davies joins us this week to talk about the market research he does focused on best selling tropes and how that influences his books. He also discusses shared universes, including insights on what it takes to manage one…

Jeff shares his progress on Camp NaNoWriMo and looks at the first quarter of sales data for Keeping Kyle. Jeff and Will talk with Daniel Willcocks about his new book Collaboration for Authors: A Complete Guide to Collaborating, Finding a…

The guys kick off with a brief recap of last week, including the release of the Heart2Heart anthology, and what Jeff's been up to with Camp NaNoWriMo and the Critical Lens class he just started taking. Jeff talks with author…

The guys kick off with a recap of the past week, including recording an interview with Daniel Willcocks, an interesting invitation from J. Thorn and details on a class Jeff is taking during July. The discussion of story structure concludes…

Jeff talks about his experience last week with J. Thorn's Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge. Will recommends a recent episode of The Rebel Author Podcast where Sacha Black talked with Libbie Hawker about outlining. The discussion of story structure, based…

Jeff recommends the latest episode of Rachael Herron's How Do You Write? He also talks briefly about J. Thorn's Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge, which he will take part in next week. The guys continue their discussion on story structure with…

After Jeff reveals the details on the anthology project he's been alluding to over the past few weeks, Will dives into a discussion on story structure, specifically The Set Up phase described in Gwen Hayes's Romancing the Beat. After reviewing the…

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