Goldilocks and The Three World-builders – Paul Grover Author Interview

Goldilocks and The Three World-Builders – An Author Interview with Paul Grover

Many people believe that authors place too much focus on world building while others think that they leave too much to the imagination. Is there a ‘Just Right’ amount of world-building? What types of stories need more intricate design. How long can an author keep an average reader’s attention and what happens if they lose it? This week Ben and Marie discuss these writing topics as well as learn what featured author of Ark of Souls Paul Grover thinks about articles like ‘Against World-Building’ by Lincoln Michel in an effort to help with your indie author creative writing projects.

Ark of Souls is available for purchase on Amazon. Hurry up and grab your copy before the sequel is released. We’d would like to thank our niece Madison for letting everyone know that she had arrived and you the listener for understanding. I think it added a little something… and if you the listener would like to join in on these conversations as well send Indie Beginning an audio review of each week’s featured story. Simply record your thoughts into your phone recorder and send it along to or write a review on our website. Become part of our featured author’s stories by helping them learn and grow! Music found in this week’s episode was written and performed by Swelling and comes from the album Projector Music for Visual Media. Please take a moment to rate and review our show on your favorite podcast platform, reviews are such an important part of the growth of any project. If you are an author and would like to hear your work on a future episode go to I am your host Benjamin Franke asking everyone to read more books, be the best possible you, and to simply enjoy this wonderful life. Thanks for listening!
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Sister’s Lament



We made it to March and Sister’s Lament (book 2 in the ACN Series) is in the pampering stages of per-release!  We’re so excited to share Aylin’s continued story with everyone.

Sister’s Lament will be on shelves very VERY soon!



Indie Beginning Presents: A Charming Nightmare

Indie Beginning features the beginning of A Charming Nightmare

Click here to listen as our host Marie reads the beginning of her novel, A Charming Nightmare. This story is about a strong young woman named Aylin who is plucked from our time to help save the future of human kind. But, did she even want to go? Will she even help? Aylin is fierce, independent and her voice will be heard.
This sci-fi novel is full of time travel, aliens, and distant planets. It twists, turns and weaves its way through the universe. Enjoy the beginning of this tale.

Be sure to comment about the story below or on any of Indie Beginning’s social media pages for a chance to be included in next weeks podcast. Use the hashtag #indiebeginningreview followed by the title of the story, A Charming Nightmare.