#040: Julie Hiner – Growth through challenge, the welcoming arms of writers, and embracing your genre.
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Julie Hiner is a writer of dark crime, horror, and non-fiction. 

Julie has been fascinated with the complexity of the dark mind of the serial killer and obsessed with trying to understand how murder can occur. Finding inspiration at a talk given by a local homicide detective, Julie surged down her new path to writing a dark, serial killer novel. 

Julie's favorite parts of her new found writing process are the detailed research, creating an in-depth character and digging deep into his, her or its mind, and unleashing her inner artist on photos to create the cover and marketing material.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • Julie’s journey into reading and writing
  • Dealing with anxiety around gaining weight
  • How “Just A Girl and a Bike” was born
  • How knowing less reduces the fear
  • Getting involved in writer’s groups and asking for help
  • The welcoming arms of other writers
  • How Julie first approached her publishing process
  • The differences between writing non-fiction and writing fiction
  • The reality behind the writing process
  • Finding yourself as a writer
  • The secret to creating the writing habit
  • Where the inspiration for horror and dark crime comes from
  • Embracing the visual side of horror to build a brand

Find out more about Julie:


Links from the show:

Collaboration for Authors https://books2read.com/u/3G2jLn

Just a Girl and a Bike: https://books2read.com/u/b6Zjnp

Final Track by Julie Hiner: https://books2read.com/u/31qPvn

Reading of “Twisted”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ezx67ExVdI&feature=emb_logo

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino

Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes

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