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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with fiction, non-fiction, essay, and poetry writers. First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft, and the literary arts. This weekly show hosted by Mitzi Rapkin is a celebration of creative writing and the individuals who are dedicated to bringing their carefully chosen words to print as well as the impact writers have on the world we live in.
 
The Penguin Podcast is a fortnightly interview series where we speak to authors about what drives them: from where, how and why they write, to their inspirations, aspirations, and even the struggles they've faced along the way. Listen for lively conversations and plenty of book recommendations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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A podcast about books, writing, reading, and raccoons. Hosted by Mike Ingram and Tom McAllister, editors at Barrelhouse Magazine and authors of fiction and creative nonfiction. Winner of a 2015 Philadelphia Geek Award for Best Streaming Media Project. You don't need to read the books to enjoy the show!
 
Activated Authors is an online author community centered around principles of healthy productivity, community, and shared knowledge. Founded by international bestselling author, award-winning podcaster, and author coach, Daniel Willcocks, the group aims to help authors and creatives of all levels achieve their creative goals and thrive as part of a healthy, positive community.
 
Do you want to share your story, earn more money and make an impact with your writing? You're in the right place. On the Become a Writer Today podcast, Bryan Collins interviews creatives and best-selling authors. He profiles their writing processes, so you can learn about everything from writing your book to building a profitable creative business. Subscribe today!
 
In Big Strong Yes, story expert Lani Diane Rich and learning researcher Dr. Kelly Jones are going to read and discuss three books that will get you up off the ground after a fall (Dr. Brené Brown's Rising Strong), inspire you to engage with your creative self (Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic), and encourage you to take the action you need to change your life (Shonda Rhimes's Year of Yes). In the process, they both hope to change their own lives as well, and they welcome you to join in the process.
 
Rebecca L. Weber coaches with the sustainable strategies, mindset shifts, and creative skills development she uses to help independent writers around the world. If you’ve got what it takes to make it as a freelance writer, but struggle with confidence, imposter syndrome, overwhelm, procrastination, time management, writer’s block, improving your craft, marketing, pitching, underearning, pursuing meaning in your work, or getting in your own way, this is the writing podcast for you. Learn, gro ...
 
Love Your Work is the intellectual playground of David Kadavy, bestselling author of three books – including Mind Management, Not Time Management – and former design advisor to Timeful – a Google-acquired productivity app. Love Your Work is where David shows you how to be productive when creativity matters, and make big breakthroughs happen in your career as a creator. Dig into the archives for insightful conversations with Dan Ariely, David Allen, Seth Godin, James Altucher, and many more. ...
 
The Self-Employed Life Podcast (formerly Creative Warriors) provides business and personal development strategies for self-employed business owners that create sustainable success. A community of self-employed and small business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and ambitious individuals that need creative solutions in business. Being self-employed and a business Warrior is a mindset, a spirit and a challenge. We need a different way of doing business. This is business with a soul. We discus ...
 
Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.
 
The Prolific Creator is about life, art, and doing the generous thing. Follow writer, artist, and publisher Ryan J. Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing lots of words, creating lots of art, and the motivation driving the whole thing. TPC podcast also interviews fellow prolific creators, writers, artists, and entrepreneurs as they discuss tips, trick, and motivation for making art, and doing the generous thing in the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out ...
 
Join journalist Kirk McElhearn as he interviews writers of all kinds about their processes, routines, and how they use Scrivener, the app dedicated to long-form writing. In the first half of the show, writers share their experiences and their different approaches to getting words down on the page; in the second half, they get into the specifics of how they use Scrivener to help them. Whether you’re a Scrivener user or just interested in writing, this podcast has something for you.
 
Kelton Reid studies the habits, habitats, and brains of a wide spectrum of renowned writers to learn their secrets of productivity and creativity. Tune in each week to learn how great writers keep the ink flowing, the cursor moving, and avoid block. Explore our archives at writerfiles.fm to find interviews with notable guests that include bestselling authors John Scalzi (Old Mans War), Greg Iles (Natchez Burning), Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City), Kevin Kelly (founder of WIRED magazin ...
 
Hashtag Authentic is the podcast for dreamers, makers, entrepreneurs and creatives who want to grow their online audience without having to sell their soul. If you're looking to find a balance between brilliant marketing and gentle, human authenticity... If you're determined to grow your business without spending the mortgage repayment on Facebook Ads... If you want to find your audience, and just possibly yourself, as well, in this digital world... then welcome to the community! In each epi ...
 
A podcast exploring writer Dominick Dunne's quest for justice amidst his incisive commentary of the high society set. Alicia (Trashy Divorces) leads a far ranging romp through the novels and Vanity Fair columns of one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable literary contributors. Covering courthouses and country clubs, Dunne’s voice was one for the ages, and Done & Dunne ensures that voice can continue to resonate with audiences today. New episodes weekly, consider Monday your Dunne-Day.
 
Are you a creative who wants to make a full-time living from your passion project? Then this podcast is for you. Each week, we interview a successful creative who quit the corporate business world and made their creative dream pay.Forget navel-gazing, highfalutin creative talk, and learn actionable business steps from creative minds who have turned their creative passion into their life's work...creative work that pays good money.Forget the saying 'poor and struggling artist' and hear from a ...
 
This podcast is for any aspiring authors who are feeling overwhelmed... it's time to feel confident in your writing abilities and empowered to write your novel!I help confused first-time authors write with ease so they can finish their debut novel.In this podcast, we delve into understanding the key elements that make up a brilliant novel with actionable strategies so you can write the THING.
 
A podcast for and about writers—the business side and the creative perspective—and how our life experiences intersect with our writing work. How we do it, why we do it and what keeps us going as we navigate the creative environment. Because, published or not, wildly popular or still unknown, we are all writers. "Living the Writing Life" is a copyrighted podcast solely owned by Nancy Christie.
 
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#PodcastersForJustice New York Times bestselling author, and screenwriter-producer, Dennis Lehane, spoke to me about what he learned from Clint Eastwood, working on "Mr. Mercedes" with David E. Kelley, and his new Apple TV+ show "Black Bird." Dennis Lehane is the bestselling author of 13 novels including four adapted into films of the same name: 20…
 
How can you write twists that surprise a reader? How can you market your books effectively as a traditionally published author? Clare Mackintosh talks about her creative process, and how she works with her publisher to reach more readers. In the intro, Kate Bush is “the world’s biggest independent artist” right now and more on intellectual property…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Will Dean who returns with his brand new book First Born. From the acclaimed author of The Last Thing to Burn, a psychological thriller about the dark secrets that emerge when a woman’s twin sister is murdered, with his signature “intense, gripping, taut, terrifying, moving, and brilliant” (Lisa Jewell, #1 New York…
 
Being from Wuhan, China, Kay Zhang is intimately aware of the ways COVID-19 tore apart families and affected Chinese society. One story from this crisis that particularly struck a chord with her was of a woman who attempted to journey from China’s countryside to Wuhan in order to reach her newborn child. Kay portrays this harrowing story in her sho…
 
How do you tell the difference between genuinely bad writing and writing that's actually good... but you think it's bad because you're being over critical? How do you manage not liking what you write because you know you can do better? And so you end up not writing anything. What about when you want abandon your dreams of becoming an author because…
 
Once you tap into the power of presenting a story idea (or just about any other writing related project) in a way that connects the dots for the recipient about how it will be relevant/helpful to them, you can bring that frame of mind with you to pitch almost anything. I’ve seen Freelance Writer Bootcamp alumni transition seamlessly into landing st…
 
It’s important to consistently work on your business, not just in it. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss walks you through the necessary mid-year CEO day for the month of July. This CEO day helps you revisit business goals, organize your big projects, and stay on track with your annual business planning. Learn insightful tips for different types …
 
This week, an update on our guest, a Dutch icon - The Night Watch. This masterpiece by Rembrandt is nearly 400 years old and sits centre stage at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where more than 2 million visitors come to see it every year. So when it became clear the painting needed a serious makeover, taking years to complete, the idea of removing i…
 
Jim Laughren loves wine. And has for a very long time. He is a former importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world. He is also a Certified Wine Educator who has both taken and taught dozens of classes and seminars dealing with various aspects of wine and spirits. He has little use for the snobbery and condescension that have, someho…
 
Things we talked about: The value of owning your own audience Building a brand for yourself around the work you’re doing The growing online hunger for content by real people and the forging of real connections We seem to be entering an era that Farrah calls, rather poetically, "the Time of the Writer": the world has passed the period of devouring a…
 
Tsering Yangzom Lama is a Tibetan writer. She was born and raised in Nepal, and has since lived in Canada and the United States. Tsering earned her MFA in writing from Columbia University and a BA in Creative Writing and International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Tsering’s debut novel is We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies. L…
 
This episode is inspired by a wonderful quote by Wayne Dwyer - "Abundance is not something you acquire. It's something you tune into." In this episode, I share some strategies so that you can tune into all the abundance around you. Contact Jeffrey – Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable resources to help you – T…
 
What are the different types of editing? How can you find and work effectively with the best editor for your book? What are some editing tips to watch out for in your fiction or non-fiction manuscript? With Kristen Tate from The Blue Garret. In the intro, hiring virtual assistants [ALLi]; and I'm recording my audiobook of How to Write a Novel, laun…
 
How important is solitude for the creative process, and how can you balance finding solitude for your creative work with everything else that's going on in your busy life? In this week's episode, I catch up with Bryan Crosson. He's the author of the Lonesome Thread, and his book is all about creativity, solitude for creatives, and why it's so impor…
 
Thanks for tuning in to the Activated Authors podcast. If you're ready to ACTIVATE your author career, head on over to https://activatedauthors.com/ Luke Kondor started writing on his computer in his early teens and never looked back… and now he has very sore eyes. He also runs and produces a short story podcast called The Other Stories, which has …
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Zoraida Cordova, Kaela Rivera, and Howard TaylerIn this, our final "ensemble masterclass" episode, we discuss the nuts-and-bolts, the tips and tricks, the tools of the trade. In short, we talk very specifically about how we do it. Color-coded sticky notes, index cards, spreadsheets, and more...Liner Notes: Howard's guest stor…
 
This week, host Isaac Butler talks to Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, creators and showrunners of the comedy series The Other Two. In the interview, Sarah and Chris talk about what it’s like to run a writer’s room, how to work exposition into TV dialogue, and what they look for in the writers they hire. After the interview, Isaac and co-host Karen…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Matthew Quirk who returns to talk about his new thriller Red Warning. “Intricately plotted with extraordinary characters and riveting action.” –Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of In the Blood CIA officer Sam Hudson races to find a deep cover operative loose in the U.S. and a mole in the Agency befor…
 
Listen in as Emily and Kathleen discuss what it means to be not only the boss of your business but the CEO. And if you want to hear more of this conversation, check out Episode 188 Going From Boss to CEO >> https://beingboss.club/podcast/episode-188-boss-to-ceo — Listen to more Being Boss shows on our website, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you lis…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Helene Wecker, author of The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni. “Richly nuanced and beautiful. . . . An immersive and magical tale of loneliness, love, and finding hope.” (Buzzfeed) “A layered novel of many complex characters…To keep their worlds safe, Chava and Ahmad must access both their greatest…
 
Today I am excited to welcome back one of my all time favorite thriller authors Brad Thor to talk about his brand new book releasing July 5, 2022 Rising Tiger. Deadly operative Scot Harvath faces down the country’s most powerful enemy in #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brad Thor’s new white-knuckle thriller. An unpre…
 
Sarra Cannon is the indie author of more than twenty-five Young Adult contemporary fantasy novels, including her bestselling Shadow Demons Saga. Her novels often stem from her own experiences growing up in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, where she learned that being popular always comes at a price and relationships are rarely as simple as …
 
I recently advertised my book on a billboard in Times Square. It was cheaper than you think, and was up for less time than you might expect. But it’s still paying dividends. Times Square is a big deal (duh) Times Square is the epitome of mainstream success. The biggest brands have locations there, and any big brand you can name advertises there. 35…
 
Tim has written a first draft of his scene based on the in-depth analysis of Ed McBain's EYE WITNESS. Listen in as Shawn, Danielle and Leslie give their initial feedback and start diving into the analysis of the first draft. For the transcript and downloads for this episode, visit https://storygrid.com/266 — Get a free copy of our book Story Grid 1…
 
For this edition of Working Overtime, hosts Karen Han and Isaac Butler explain how to pitch a story to an editor of a newspaper, magazine, or blog. They discuss the basic components of a good pitch and offer some DOs and DON’Ts about interacting with editors. Do you have a question about creative work? Call us and leave a message at 304-933-9675, o…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Brian McClellan, author of In The Shadow Of Lightning: Glass Immortals, Book 1. From Brian McClellan, author of The Powder Mage trilogy, comes the first novel in the Glass Immortals series, In the Shadow of Lightning, an epic fantasy where magic is a finite resource—and it’s running out. “Excellent worldbuilding an…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen speaks to Rebecca Kelly, business coach and founder of the epic Ladies HQ in the northern suburbs of Perth. Bec quit her job as a high school teacher to launch Ladies HQ at the beginning of COVID, after one of her students committed suicide and she realised how important community is for mental health. Since then, B…
 
Today’s author interview guest is Elly Griffiths, author of The Locked Room. Pandemic lockdowns have Ruth Galloway feeling isolated from everyone but a new neighbor—until Nelson comes calling, investigating a decades-long string of murder-suicides that’s looming ever closer. Three years after her mother’s death, Ruth is finally sorting through her …
 
As self-employed business owners, we just keep going, and going, and going. But I don’t believe any of us is exempt from sometimes feeling stuck in a rut or drained of inspiration. In today’s episode, our guest Susie deVille helps us not only reclaim our sources of inspiration, but actually end up feeling buoyant! This buoyancy, resulting from insp…
 
This week on the Penguin Podcast, Issy Suttie joined by Irish book award winner and best-selling author, Sinead Moriarty. Sinead talks to Issy about her latest novel, Your, Mind, Ours, a novel about what it takes to create a 'blended' family. They also discuss why families are the primary focus within her novels, the importance of the first draft, …
 
Today’s author interview guest is John Searles, author of Her Last Affair. “A winner: tense and terrifying with a twist you’ll never see coming. You won’t soon forget these characters and the shocking ways their lives intersect.” — Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me Every marriage has its secrets…. Skyla l…
 
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