Whiskey and Writing

Whiskey and Writing

Author Victoria M. Patton shares her knowledge of the self-publishing world with other authors. From topics like how to set up your website, when to advertise, and knowing your genre, to anything else having to do with the indie author world. Learn how to craft not only your books but how to get your author platform off the ground, from start to finish and everything in between. With a good whiskey thrown in for good measure. Sometimes she will be joined by her asshole cat Pumpkin, who makes sure she knows he is really the one in charge. There may be cursing in these episodes. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whiskeyandwriting/support


September 8, 2023 16 mins

Just giving you wonderful readers a sneak peak into the next book. I have received so many emails lately asking me about book 7. Yes I am working on it, and yes there will be several more books in this series.

I hope you enjoy it. I also talk about cold cases and detective work.


Always like and subscribe and to find out more go to my website whiskeyandwriting.com

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I thought I would share a little about how I got started as a writer. I never intended to be a writer. I kind of fell into it.

For all the readers out there who support me, thank you! It is a wonderful feeling to have some reach out to and tell you they love your books. It keeps me going when I want to throw in the towel.

Find out more about me on my website: https://www.whiskeyandwriting.com

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September 2, 2023 19 mins

If you are going to try and make a living off of your writing, then you need to start thinking of yourself as a business. And as the author, you are the brand of the business.

I hear so many authors say having an author website is too much trouble, or isn't worth it.

This is the wrong mentality to have. Change how you are thinking. Otherwise, you are writing as a hobby. Not as a career.

That may sound a tad bit harsh, but it i...

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August 12, 2023 29 mins

The characters we create have the ability to make or break our story.

Not only do they take over our writing and redirect our story flow, if we create a sub par character, it could take down the entire book.

In this episode, I give you some ideas to help craft a character that will suck in your reader.

Even though this episode centers on creating a killer for your story, you can use these nuggets of information to craft any charac...

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August 12, 2023 31 mins

I get a little passionate when I am talking about scammers. I hate them. Especially those who pray on authors and other creatives.

In this episode I talk about Vanity Presses, Fake Agents, and Fake Publishing houses and how to avoid their predatory practices.

Links in episode:

Writer Beware

ALLi - Alliance of Independent Authors

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Every day, over 15 thousand people publish a book on Amazon alone. That's a lot of competition.

How can you get your book to stand out? It's a lot more than just advertising.

In this post, I break down what you should consider doing before and after you publish your book.




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Why let mistakes ruin the reading experience for your readers? Especially if those mistakes can be fixed? The answer is you shouldn't.

If you have made these mistakes in a book you already published, don't fret. Go back and fix them and republish. The key here is to learn from your mistakes. These 10 items may seem so simple, yet the damage they can cause to your writing career over time is significant.


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