#026: H.B. Lyne & Angeline Trevena – Navigating collaborations, running author events, and reviving a podcast.
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HB Lynne and Angeline Trevena are the power duo behind the Unstoppable Authors podcast and the masterminds behind the UK’s Indie Fire Writers Conference. They each write across the science fiction and fantasy genres, and I’d be doing a disservice if I didn’t give each of them a highlight from their respective bios.


Angeline Trevena is a British science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. Creator of The Paper Duchess series, she is best known for her feminist brand of dystopia.

She's been writing stories since she was old enough to hold a pen, and after gaining a BA Hons degree in Drama and Writing, she honed her craft with horror and fantasy shorts which are published in numerous magazines and anthologies.


H. B. Lyne has always lived close to the dark side, never quite mastering the ability to force choke but contemplating it during dark times.

These days, when not chasing two chaotic munchkins around, Holly somehow engineers time to write fantasy. Her series, Echoes of the Past, is the tale of one young shape shifter's epic struggle to reconcile her humanity with her inner demon, whilst battling very real demons who threaten both humans and shifters alike.


In this episode we go deep into:

  • How Holly and Angeline got into their collaborations together
  • What are the benefits of collaboration
  • Putting your ego aside
  • Trust versus paper agreements
  • The difference between collaborating and co-writing
  • The biggest mistake to make before launching your podcast
  • Rebranding and streamlining your podcast, content, and its message
  • Managing difficult conversations when bringing new flavor to someone else’s product
  • How to hold yourself accountable
  • Running events and aiming it at indies
  • Are you the right person to run an event?
  • Thoughts on independent and traditional publishing


Holly and Angeline answers questions from Patrons:

  • Ian Middleton: Question for Angeline: any book recommendations for someone new to Dystopian Horror?
  • How do you reward yourself when you've completed a project?
  • What is your top productivity tip or the "go-to" habit that keeps you on track?
  • Favorite place to write (a coffee shop, a corner in the library, a cave, etc.)?


This week’s question:

Are you fiercely indie, hybrid, or determined to go the traditional route?


Find out more about Holly and Angeline:

https://angelinetrevena.co.uk/

http://hblyne.com/

https://unstoppableauthors.wordpress.com/

https://www.subscribepage.com/indiefire


Links from the show:

Margaret Atwood

‘Vox’ - Christina Dalcher

M.R. Carey


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