Thriller Author Samantha Downing | How a Pantster Throws Away 90% of her Manuscripts

Shelved Books Podcast

Jul 13 2023 • 53 mins

Hey Shelvies! In this week’s episode, we are joined by Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of suspense and thriller novels such as “My Lovely Wife”. Samantha recounts how she was an avid reader from her early childhood and taught herself to write, going through multiple genres before choosing thrillers. As a true pantser, with no use for outlines, post-its, or spreadsheets, she uses only 1 word file the entire time she’s writing her book, and often throws away ideas (90% of them!) after the first 20K if she isn’t happy with the direction of the story. Oh, and she might do something no other author has ever done on the podcast: leave all three hosts completely speechless! Come have some fun with us as you listen to our captivating stories and then share your own! We’re looking forward to hearing about your shelved book! #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #writingtipsandtricks #amedit #amediting #amwriting #writer #motivation #writingtips #writingtipsandtricks #serialkiller #mylovelywife #thriller #thrillerfiction Podcast Links Twitter: @shelvedbookspod Instagram: @shelvedbookspod Anchor: https://anchor.fm/shelved-books-podcast Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22vU5nd4mLsmLw0BjBWQDa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelvedbookspod TikTok: @shelvedbookspod Podcast Email: shelvedbookspodcast@gmail.com Angie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngieSandro FB Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angie-Sandro/253044268078356 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Angie-Sandro/e/B00HUXNWHI/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBNkUMD0W7SAPYJzz40y-A Christie's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieBerman FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieBermanAuthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Christie.Berman Kate's Links Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriteWithKate Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kateevangelistawrites/ FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/WriteWithKate/ YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/KateEvangelista/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kate-Evangelista/e/B007Z723R4/ DJ Caz: https://www.cjedmunds.com/ Photographs used in the creation of the thumbnail can be purchased from their creators on Deposit Photos: https://depositphotos.com Affiliate Disclaimer: This description may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from any of these links, the hosts of the Shelved Books Podcast or our guests may receive a small Commission at no extra cost to you. You can always choose to use different links. Thank you for supporting this channel so we can keep making amazing podcasts for you to enjoy. #author #authortube #authorvlog #authorpodcast #writing #writer #writerslifewednesdays #writingtips #writingadvice #writingplaylist #writingabook #novel #amwritingpodcast #amwriting #amediting #ameditor #amedit #publishers #publishing #publishonamazon #querying #queryingagents #queryingliteraryagents #writingqueryletter #sprinting #writingsprint #writingskills #writingstyle #writingsoftware #writingstory #nanowrimo #nanowrimo2023 #nanowrimoprep #nanowrimopreptobers #nanowrimosprint #nanowrimowritingsprints #writingtips #writinghacks #selfpublishing #selfpublish #selfpublishingtitans

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