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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.
 
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Serial memoirist Eve O. Schaub lives with her family in Vermont and enjoys performing experiments on them so she can write about it. During 2011 Eve wrote a blog about her family’s attempt to live and eat for a year without any added sugar in their food, which became the book Year of No Sugar. She has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, and FOX an ...…
 
Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O’Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 books. In 2012, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall Of Fame, and she has won seven RITA awards. Her books have been published in more than a dozen countries, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Brazil, and Australia/New Zealand. One of her ...…
 
As is her annual tradition, Rachael breaks down the money she made and how she made it. 2018 was her best year yet as a self-employed writer for more reasons than just writing. Listen to find out what she made and how she did it! Trigger warning: real feelings are mentioned honestly. It’s not all about the money. How Do You Write Podcast: Explo ...…
 
Jim Heskett was born in the wilds of Oklahoma, raised by a pack of wolves with a station wagon and a membership card to the local public swimming pool. He fell in love with writing at the age of fourteen with a copy of Stephen King's The Shining. Poetry became his first outlet for teen angst, then later screenplays, and eventually, short fictio ...…
 
Alexis Bonogofsky is a fourth-generation Montanan, community organizer, goat and sheep rancher, and freelance writer and photographer, who lives and works along the Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana. Her writing and photography can be found on her website East of Billings and various news outlets and magazines including Mountain Journal ...…
 
Rachael answers questions about the writing life, including a really hard one - what can you do when a significant other breaks your writing heart? How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other ...…
 
Tasha L. Harrison is a romance and erotica author, freelance editor, and creative entrepreneur who is dedicated to helping new and aspiring word makers become authors. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain ...…
 
Kristen Lepionka is the Shamus Award-winning author of the Roxane Weary mystery series. She grew up mostly in a public library and could often be found in the adult mystery section well before she was out of middle school. Her writing has been selected for Shotgun Honey, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Grift, and Black Elephant. She lives in Col ...…
 
Marion Roach Smith is the author of four mass-market books. A former staffer at The New York Times, she has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered and a talk show host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She currently runs a writing lab and teaches memoir worldwide. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bests ...…
 
Called a “writing machine” by the New York Times and a “master storyteller” by the Midwest Book Review, Sophie Littlefield has written dozens of novels for adults and teens. She has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and been shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She writes historical fiction under the nam ...…
 
In this week’s episode, Rachael talks about revision in the form of a free chapter from her book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir. Learn all her tips and tricks for LOVING revision instead of dreading it like the beast it isn’t. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to ...…
 
Carly Gelsinger lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two (soon to be three!) daughters. She teaches memoir and loves helping people tell their stories. She is the author of Once You Go In: A Memoir of Radical Faith. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how ...…
 
Alanna Okun is a senior editor at Vox.com and the author of The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, an essay collection about crafting available now from Flatiron/Macmillan. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, NPR, BuzzFeed, Apartment Therapy, and The Hairpin, among others, and she's appeared on TODAY, Good Morning America, and ma ...…
 
Jessica Strawser is editor-at-large at Writer’s Digest, where she was editorial director for nearly a decade. She’s the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You and Not That I Could Tell, a Book of the Month selection and Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction pick for March 2018 (both St. Martin’s Press). Her third novel, Forget You Know M ...…
 
Kilby Blades is a multi-award-winning author of smart, contemporary romantic fiction. A digital marketer by day, by night she writes dynamic characters out of tantalizingly complex predicaments. Through a mix of dry wit and blatant humor, her unforgettable plots are peppered with colorful characters and witty repartee. Critics laud her "feminis ...…
 
Clare Lydon is a London-based writer of contemporary lesbian romance. She’s a No.1 best-seller on lesbian fiction charts around the globe, and if you’re a sucker for romance, prepare to fall head over heels in love.When she’s not writing, Clare enjoys playing the guitar badly, watching far too many home improvement shows (then never taking ANY ...…
 
Rachael takes questions from listeners on all aspects of writing - when should you leave your day job? When should you hire an editor? Does having a big social media platform really matter? Should you start a Patreon campaign? How do you establish a writing habit? How do you know when you’re making your writing better or just different? How Do ...…
 
Today, Rachael shares the latest personal news, as well as her first Facebook Live, in which readers and writers peppered her with questions about all aspects of life. Enjoy! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you' ...…
 
Orna Ross is an award winning novelist, poet, creative facilitator and self-publishing advocate. She is Founder-Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors and has repeatedly been named “one of the 100 most influential people in publishing” (The Bookseller). Born and raised in Ireland, she now lives in England, dividing her life between Lon ...…
 
Laura Morelli is a hybrid author of fiction and non-fiction. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and has taught college students in the United States and Europe. She is the creator of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes Made in Italy and Made in France. She has been a columnist for National Geographic Traveler an ...…
 
Toby Neal was born to hippie surfer parents and grew up on Kauai in Hawaii. She read at four; wrote and illustrated her first story at five. Holding degrees in psychology, human services, social work and creative writing, Toby is passionate about empowering writers. She has published over thirty novels in a variety of genres, with many more in ...…
 
Rose Lerner discovered Georgette Heyer when she was thirteen, and wrote her first historical romance a few years later. Her writing has improved since then, but her fascination with all things Regency hasn't changed. Rose’s most recent story, about a female soldier in Washington’s army and her spy ex, appears in Hamilton’s Battalion alongside s ...…
 
Kirsty Logan is a fiction writer, book reviewer, freelance editor, and writing mentor for WoMentoring. She also volunteers at Oxfam Books. She’s had four books published, two novels and two short story collections. Her writing has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed ...…
 
Rachael talks about how the first six months of 2018 have shaped-up, career-wise, and she discusses the most exciting things that have occurred. She hasn’t gotten as much writing done as she would have liked, but she has a new plan to change that. Will it work? Have a listen to find out! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of workin ...…
 
Leesa Renee Hall is an author, facilitator, social historian, and creative word artist. After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa helps spiritual leaders use the art of self-inquiry to question their unconscious biases so they create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations. Leesa is on the Advisory Com ...…
 
Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault talks about being simple and clear in your writing in order to find your own voice. Jeffrey Foucault is an American songwriter and record producer whose work marries the influence of American country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and folk music. He has released four full-length solo albums under his own name and two ...…
 
Brenda Wilhelmson talks about saying yes and opening the door to opportunity when there's no good reason not to. Journalist-turned-memoirist Wilhelmson won an IPPY for her unflinching memoir “Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife.” She’s working on her second memoir, “Thank You Ashely Madison,” which can be previewed at www.thankyouashley.blogspot.co ...…
 
Once upon a time... A teacher, tattoo collector, mom, and rock 'n' roll kinda gal opened up a doc and starting purging her demons. Several self-published books and a debut gay romance with Dreamspinner Press later, R.L. Merrill is still striving to find that perfect balance between real-life and happily ever after. You can find her lurking on s ...…
 
E.J. Russell–-grace, mother of three, recovering actor–-writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings. Reality? Eh, not so much. E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole. How Do You Write Podcast: Exp ...…
 
Emilia Zeeland talks about batch writing, how to brainstorm story when you're stuck, and character building on this episode. Emilia Zeeland is a Young Adult sci-fi writer and author of The STAR Academy Series. The first is the unsound theory and the second one will be available tomorrow, and it’s called the Truth Hunters. Even though she holds ...…
 
Nathan Van Coops talks tacos, time travel, and finding his hook as a writer. Nathan Van Coops lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagens; and contends that there is such a thing as "dressy" flip-flops. He is the author of the time travel adventure series, In Times Li ...…
 
Adrienne Bell, Plot MD, is the master of structure. Adrienne Bell is the author of over a dozen action-packed romances including the bestselling contemporary Second Service series and the new Exiles of the Realm paranormal series. She loves nothing more than writing quirky heroines with a knack for finding trouble and the hardheaded heroes who ...…
 
Tessa Dare talks to Rachael about being her own stenographer. Tessa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist mag ...…
 
Newly sober and happy about it, Rachael shares openly about what got her to stop drinking. This isn’t your normal writing podcast - instead, today’s episode is about honesty and what that means to our writing. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the ...…
 
Nikki Woolfolk is a Professional Chocolatier, Author and active member of Sister in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Nikki enjoys pulling readers into a humor-filled into a spectacular cogged and geared world. While sought after for her informative Chocolate Tasting sessions at conventions, Nikki also uses her p ...…
 
PRISCILLA OLIVERAS writes sweet contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her debut release, His Perfect Partner, and the second book in her Matched to Perfection series, Her Perfect Affair, both earned Starre ...…
 
Nina MacLaughlin grew up in Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. in English and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, then worked for about eight years at the Boston Phoenix, the award-winning alternative newsweekly. In 2008, she quit her journalism job to work as a carpenter’s assistant. Her experience leaving her deskjob to learn ...…
 
Morgan Daimler is the author of more than 2 dozen non-fiction and fiction books focusing on Irish Mythology and paganism, has been published in a variety of different magazines and journals, and also blogs regularly. She writes for the UK-based Moon Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, where she is the author of the best-selling 'Pagan Po ...…
 
Jill Baguchinsky remembers staring down the bones of prehistoric beasts during a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City when she was six. That visit spurred a lifelong fondness for paleontology that inspired the first draft of MAMMOTH, her upcoming young adult contemporary novel. Jill lives in Florida with a couple of v ...…
 
Rekka, who writes as R J Theodore, is a multi-talented creative from New England. By day she is a graphic designer, and by the pre-dawn light she works on her Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Steampunk genre novels. She enjoys all forms of artistic expression, napping with her cats, and cooking. Her novel FLOTSAM releases on March 27, 2018. How Do ...…
 
Rob Kellet, writing as Robyn Kelly, talks to Rachael about imposter syndrom, the worst advice he ever got from Rachael, and about the joy of revision. Rob Kellett is the self-published author of the “Best Laid” series, which he describes as a rom-Dom-com written under his pseudonym Robyn Kelly. He hopes to earn enough money with his writing to ...…
 
In this episode, the tables are turned on Rachael as she gives an informational interview to Alex Courcier, an upcoming and inspiring 21-year-old writer. Enjoy!
 
Rachael's new book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours is about writing quickly while still creating a compelling narrative arc out of the story only YOU can tell. Enjoy two free chapters of the audiobook in this episode! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael He ...…
 
With her coauthor, Dr. Euan Lawson, Joanna Penn has just come out with a new book on living the writer’s life healthily - enjoy! Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international profe ...…
 
Alex Dolan talks about the nature of media consumption and how it's reflected in today's prose. Alex Dolan is the author of THE EUTHANIST and THE EMPRESS OF TEMPERA. He is also the host of "Thrill Seekers," part of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which reaches three million listeners worldwide. He is a member of International Thriller ...…
 
Fábio M. Barreto talks about translation, writing in English, and how he sold the very first novel he ever wrote. Fábio M. Barreto is a fiction and science fiction author and translator. He was a movie journalist for 20 years in Brazil. His debut novel "Filhos do Fim do Mundo" was awarded best novel of the year in Brazil, in 2013. He teaches tw ...…
 
2017: The Ups and Downs In this episode, Rachael Herron goes over all her 2017 achievements and ALSO all her failures! She talks about money, what she made and how she made it because she really believes in transparency on the financial side of writing. She also talks about what she got done and what she left undone. She talks about her burnout ...…
 
Zach Bohannon talks about cowriting, the new Scrivener, launch plans and mailing lists. Zach is a horror, science fiction, and fantasy author. His breakout post-apocalyptic zombie series, Empty Bodies, was a Amazon #1 bestseller. In addition, he is also the co-owner of Molten Universe Media, where he co-writes with author J. Thorn. The duo also ...…
 
Liz Fenton talks about writing novels with her best friend and how to be careful about becoming too emotionally attached to your writing. Liz has written four novels, including THE GOOD WIDOW with Lisa Steinke, her best friend of over 25 years. Her next book, GIRLS NIGHT OUT, releases this summer. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two ch ...…
 
Jeff Adams and Will Knauss talk about not fearing your editor and various methods to deal with self-doubt and resistance. Jeff and Will are husbands, authors and podcasters based in Northern California. They write gay romances, sometimes together and other times separately. Jeff also writes young adult LGBT fiction. Together they host "Jeff & W ...…
 
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