Podcast Appearances

Besides writing, I love to teach about writing and talk about it. As a result, I often make guest appearances on other people’s podcasts. Here is a list of my appearances and how you can listen, watch, or both. 

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In this episode, I chat with return guest, prolific author, freelance writer, book editor, and all-around cool guy, Troy Lambert. Troy shares the ups and downs of his journey towards making a living as a full-time author, as well as offering solid advice for you to do the same.

In this podcast episode, I speak with Plottr’s founder, Cameron Sutter, and education lead, Troy Lambert, about their powerful outlining software.

I am a planner. I build a vision, strategy, and tactical plan for nearly everything I do. And that includes book writing. In my own work, I create detailed book outlines. And in my self-study book-writing program, I spend the first four lessons teaching aspiring authors how to outline a powerful nonfiction book. That’s why I get excited about tools like Plottr.

For professional writers and editors, Plottr could be a game changer for client communication—aiding in showing versus explaining a writing or editing plan. Plottr can also be a helpful diagnostic tool for self-editing. If you’ve struggled with book outlining, or if you’re following my system and want to bring your sticky notes into a digital format, don’t miss this episode.

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D.C. and Avery welcome author Troy Lambert to the podcast to discuss the writing app Plottr! We chat about all the ways Plottr can help both planners and pantsers, as well as our techniques for revision and some favorite app uses and features.

Are you a plotter, a discovery writer, or something in-between?

In this episode, Megan and Greta interview Troy Lambert about his writing journey from technical writer to fiction author. They also discuss Plottr, a terrific plotting and planning tool for authors that changed Troy’s career.

Troy Lambert is a mystery author, book editor, and the Education Lead for Plottr, the #1 visual book outlining and story bible software. The author of over 25 novels and several works of nonfiction, he lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and two very talented dogs.

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A few weeks ago, I received an email from Plottr letting me know they were interested in chatting with me on my podcast about plotting and story organisation techniques and how Plottr can benefit both Plotters and Pantsers. Because Plottr is a story organisation tool I thought the interview would be great for this season of The Authorpreneur Podcast because I’m discussing outlining and the pre-writing phase.

Do you plot, pants, or something in between when writing your books? On the show today is Troy Lambert the primary educator for Plottr Software. Troy is also a freelance writer, mystery author, multi-genre editor, and non-fiction author and ghostwriter as well, Troy has a wealth of experience and knowledge. In this episode, Ryan and Troy explore the difference between plotting, organic writing, and why it doesn’t matter all that much. Troy is a prolific writer and shares his experience of writing 30+ novels, and how Plottr can help in the process. 

Wanting to speed up your plotting and writing time? Today we’re talking about a writers tool that promises to do just that. Plottr is visual book planning software for writers that helps us outline faster, organize smarter, and turbocharge our productivity. Today we’re joined by Cameron Sutter and Troy Lambert of Plottr. Cameron is an independently published author and software engineer and the inventor and lead developer of Plottr. Troy is a mystery author, editor and Education Lead at Plottr.

Welcome back to Alchemy for Authors!

In this week’s episode, I talk with mystery author and Plottr education lead, Troy Lambert, about plotting and using the innovative plotting software Plottr to increase your productivity and write books that will keep your readers coming back for more!

Some of the topics discussed in this episode include:

  • How Plottr can be used to increase your productivity and revolutionize the quality of your stories.
  • How to use Plottr as a Discovery Writer or Pantser without killing your creativity.
  • How plotting can make writing more enjoyable.
  • How watching movies can help with plotting.
  • How to write Potato Chip Chapters.

If you’re ready to become a prolific author with more readers begging for your stories, or you just want to fine-tune your own plotting process, then this is the episode for you! 

Plotting Strategies With Troy Lambert

Troy Lamber is the author of 31 books.

We discussed plotting and story organization techniques authors use to successfully write their books – including pantsers!

We also talked about his passion for writing and sharing with others.

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In this week’s episode, I talk with Troy Lambert of Plottr (http://plottr.com), who discusses ways that writers can use Plottr to outline their books and prepared story bibles for longer series.

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Today’s episode features author guest, Troy Lambert, who is a freelance writer, author, editor, and the education lead for Plottr. The author of over 25 novels, he lives, works, and plays in the mountains of Idaho with his wife and two very talented dogs. Connect with Troy and check out his books: https://troylambertwrites.com/ Get Plottr for Your Book Planning: https://www.plottr.com — To learn more about We Write Books: wewritebooks.com If you want to gain clarity on your book idea and craft a roadmap to accomplish your bestselling book, get your complimentary bestseller assessment: wewritebooks.com/bestsellerassessment Join The Writer’s Club group to get the support you need: facebook.com/groups/writersclubmembership

Every writer plots, we just do it differently. Some of us are meticulous. Some…not so much. Personally, I land somewhere in the middle on the plotting spectrum.

Which is why I was so curious about how plotting software like Plottr can help someone like me. In this episode, I talk with Troy Lambert, an education specialist with Plottr, about different ways to use their software.

I actually learned a lot and am excited to give the Plottr trial a go to see how it can work for me.

Whether you are a Pantser, like myself, a Plotter, or just a combination of both, one of the most difficult things is keeping track of all the details. How can we possible remember Susan’s eye color in chapter 8? Or Johnny’s stature in chapter 1? Plottr is intended to be that system! Join Troy, Education Lead at Plottr, and myself as we discuss this system and what it could mean for you and your writing.

A great conversation about plotting, writing, and how much Plottr can help you do both. Jen even becomes a Plottr convert! Check it out and listen for yourself today. 

Matty Dalrymple, The Indy Author hosts this demo of Plottr (https://plottr.com) by Troy Lambert, where you’ll learn how authors of all kinds use the program’s suite of highly visual tools to accelerate their writing process – from visualizing book and series arcs, to tracking character and setting details, to avoiding plot holes, to revising drafts, and much more. If you decide to investigate Plottr, I’d love it if you would use my affiliate link: https://go.plottr.com/indyauthor These “tools cruises” are available for patrons of The Indy Author to attend live! You can become a patron for as little as $1/month–learn more at https://www.patreon.com/theindyauthor

On the Creative Writing Life, we discuss Plottr, plotting, the writer life and 20BooksVegas. You won’t want to miss out. Listen to this excellent episode today!

You know I’ve struggled with outlining my novels, so when Plottr offered to come on Pencils&Lipstick and talk me through their software, of course, I said, “Yes!”
This week Troy talks all things outlining, plotting, and even editing using Plottr. He’s sold on the product and has been their teaching guy for a few years now so he knows what he’s talking about. If you’re struggling with outlining your book, take a listen and see if Troy can convert you. I used it as a back outlining input and I have to say, I liked it. It showed a chapter hole, just like Troy talks about in the interview.

Plottr is a new visual planning software tool for writers looking to outline their books faster, organise smarter, and turbocharge their productivity.

In the 57th episode of the HYBRID Author Podcast host Joanne Morrell author of children’s and young adult fiction and short non fiction for authors, chats to the Plottr team’s Education Lead Troy Lambert