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San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast

SFWC: Authors on Books, Writing, Reading, Publishing, and more

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RELAUNCHING Friday, March 5, 2021, the San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast features author Matthew Felix in conversation with fellow writers about craft, commerce, and community. [o] Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod; Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama; License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
The Writing Gym podcast is a writer's go-to source for quality information about how to finish, publish, and market writing in all genres. Not only does it give you the implementable steps you need, it's fun. No snorefest here. You'll laugh at the Quirk O' the week and enjoy hard-hitting advice from top agents, best-selling authors, and publishers. Visit iTunes or www.writing-gym.com/podcast to hear these guests and more: --Top NYC literary agent Eric Reuben. He's represented dozens of best- ...
 
Are you ready to take the next step in your writing life? Whether you’re a beginner stumped about what to do first or an experienced writer who’s ready for new growth, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at The Writerly Life, brought to you by hope*writers, the most encouraging place on the internet for writers to make progress. Each episode of The Writerly Life offers you practical tips and interviews with publishing pros to help you skip the long learning curve and put you ahead of th ...
 
Love all things upbeat, warm, and uplifting? Welcome to 88 Cups of Tea, an online platform and podcast for creative writers who look for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations around the personal and professional life of a writer. Our podcast episodes and online essays and articles explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habit ...
 
Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
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* A graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley, Kate Farrell has been a language arts classroom teacher, an author, a librarian, a university lecturer, and a storyteller since 1966. She founded the Word Weaving Storytelling Project, and she has published numerous educational materials on the art of storytelling. Kate edi…
 
Bradford Pearson (@bradfordpearson) is a journalist, editor, and author of The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story Of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America. Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing Social Media @CNFPod Show notes and newsletter: brendanomeara.com Support?: patreon.com/cnfpod…
 
Wil Haygood is the author of nine books. His latest is Colorization: 100 Years of Black Films in a White World (Knopf, 2021). This conversation was part of a live series for Goucher College's MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing. Support: Patreon.com/cnfpod Social Media: @CNFPod Show notes an…
 
In this episode I speak about my and my family’s experience with having COVID. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl. Twitter: https://twitter.com/spuntoday Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spuntoday/ Website: http://www.spuntoday.com/home Newsletter: http://www.spuntoday.com/su…
 
Mike Damiano stops by to close out 2021 to talk about his Atavist story "We Wish to be Able to Sing." Social Media: @CNFPod Show notes and newsletter: brendanomeara.com Support: Patreon.com/cnfpod Sponsor love: West Virg. Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative WritingBy Brendan O'Meara
 
In this episode I speak about watching three stand-up comedy specials; Neal Brennan’s Unacceptable, Michael Che’s; Shame the Devil & Drew Michael’s; red blue green. I also speak about watching the movie; King Richard and close the year-end show on a high note of a few GOATs doing GOAT $hit! The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Wr…
 
Chip Scanlan (@chipscanlan) is the author of Writers on Writing. He's a teacher, writer, journalist, novelist, etc. A great dude, too. Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Social: @CNFPod Newsletter: brendanomeara.com Sponsor: West Virg. Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative WritingBy Brendan O'Meara
 
Mirin Fader (@mirinfader) is a senior staff writer for The Ringer and the author of Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an MVP. She was twice featured as a notable selection in the Year's Best Sports Writing for her piece on Tyler Skaggs and Gigi Bryant. This episode is dedicated to Kim H. Cross. Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creativ…
 
In this episode I speak with fellow Author, Roderick Edwards. Roderick has published 13 books. He writes both fiction and non-fiction across several different sub-genres. We speak about his upbringing, where he was adopted at age four and tracked down his birth family at age fifty! We also speak about the inspiration and background to many of his b…
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa sits down with writer and novelist Denise Cloutier. Learn about how to confidently finish your novel for publication and about putting together a query for agents. To get the most out of this episode, download the free resource guide How to Confidently Query Your Novel at www.writing-gym.com/goodenough…
 
Jesse Springer (@springertoons) is a graphic designer and Oregon-based political cartoonist. His latest book, "Only in Oregon," is a greatest hits collection of his cartoons over the span of 26 years. You can buy the book at springerdesign.biz/books. Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Social Media: @CNFPod Show notes and newsletter: brendanomeara.com…
 
In this episode of the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks to science fiction and horror novelist Stephen Oliver. Learn how to publish short stories in magazines and anthologies, how to sell your novel to agents and publishers and, most important, how to see your name published in magazines, anthologies and on the cover of your published novel. To…
 
Are you ready to market your work? Want to get the inside scoop on the strategies you need to get your words out into the world? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll gives you a sneak peek into the world of book marketing with special guest, marketing director Alicia Kasen. Learn what you need to get your words in front of readers and how to build a…
 
* Jeff Greenwald is a photojournalist, author, and stage performer whose experiences in Asia have framed his style of travel writing. His six books include the best-selling Shopping for Buddhas (recently republished in a 25th anniversary edition), The Size of the World (for which he created the first international travel blog), and Snake Lake, a tr…
 
In this episode I share my September & October 2021 Writing stats, a writing tip that I picked up along the way and I tell you about what I’ve been reading. I also read and reflect on a free-writing piece, which can be found at: spuntoday.com/freewriting. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope. Give …
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa Parent and Andi Davies interview bestselling co-author of the Go-Giver, Bob Burg. In this episode, you’ll learn how to find a topnotch co-author, what the difference between work-for-hire and co-authorship is, how to write a business parable and more. To …
 
Do you want to move your writing from drafts on your computer to a published book on the shelf? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll demystifies the path to publication with wisdom from editor Al Hsu and literary agent Alex Field. Learn the basics of book publishing right here, and start plotting your course toward holding your book in your hands. T…
 
Ricky Tucker is a writer, teacher, and voguer. He's the author of And the Category Is ... New York's Vogue, House, and Ballroom Community (Beacon Press). Sponsor love: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing Social Media: @CNFPod Newsletter: brendanomeara.com Patreon.com/cnfpodBy Brendan O'Meara
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa and Andi Davies interview award winning author Cristina Istrati. In this episode you’ll learn how to write successfully in multiple genres and what the balance really is between natural talent and showing up to do the work. To get the most out of this epi…
 
As a writer, you’ve probably found journaling helpful at different points in your life. Perhaps you’re an avid chronicler of your thoughts and feelings. It may surprise you to learn you could find your next great book idea in the daily commitment you’ve already made by putting pen to page in your journal. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites…
 
Achy Obejas is an author and poet whose latest collection is Boomerang/Bumeran, poems in English and Spanish that aim to be gender-free (tough in Spanish) while addressing immigration, displacment, love, and activism. Social media: @CNFPod, @creativenonfictionpodcast Up to 11 Newsletter: brendanomeara.com Patreon: patreon.com/cnfpod Sponsor love: W…
 
In this episode I speak with my longtime friend, Christy Medina. Christy just completed the Chicago marathon in October of 2021. We speak about her experiences training leading up to the event, how the marathon went, cool things she did while in Chicago and much more! The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Jeanne Covert. Jeanne is an author and screenwriter who novelized her screenplay in the Writing Gym. Listen to learn about novelizing your movie, how to build your author platform and how to know if your novel is publishable. To learn how to novelize your movie, download this step by step f…
 
Jen Winston is the author behind Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much (Atria). She's @jenerous on the socials, and you can keep the conversation going @creativenonfictionpodcast on IG and @CNFPod on Twitter. Sponsor love: West Virg. Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writing Patreon love: patreon.com/cnfpod Up-to-11 Newsletter and show …
 
Whether you’ve lived an extraordinary life or you want to capture the beauty of everyday experiences, your life contains plenty of stories waiting to be told. Perhaps, memoir is the genre for you. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll explores how to write memoir with special guest, author and podcaster, Christie Purifoy. Drawing on Christie’s life e…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with journalist and author Bill Kovarik. Bill has published several nonfiction and historical fiction books. Listen as they chat about how to research for your novel, what novelists can learn from journalists and how to stop wasting your time and write that novel. To get the most out of this epi…
 
Are you a writer who wants to learn to podcast but you don’t know where to start? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites you to expand the reach of your message by considering starting a podcast. Special guest, podcast producer and coach, Alana Dawson shares her six-step process for turning a blog post into an episode, and Clarissa talks about…
 
Kim H. Cross (@kimhcross) is the author of The Stahl House: Case Study House #22: The Making of a Modernist Icon (Chronicle Chroma). She is a best selling author and her work has been featured in The Years' Best Sports Writing and Best American Sports Writing, among many other places. Sponsor: West Virginia Wesleyan College's MFA in Creative Writin…
 
* Elisabeth Kauffman is the Marketing Director for the San Francisco Writers Conference, as well as an independent editor, an author, and an artist. She edits fiction and memoir for independent clients as well as for publishing companies, and she coaches writers on finding their voices and connecting to the magic in their creative lives. Elisabeth …
 
A year has passed and Grayson is now 1 year old. I decided to re-release this episode to reflect on the experience of his birth. Here’s the original description: In this episode my wife and I speak about the experience of welcoming our second-born child home. We speak pregnancy, delivery, recovery, leaving the hospital during COVID times, the scary…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Maria Chapman. Maria is a Writing Gym alum who writes women’s fiction and makes a living from her writing. In this episode, you’ll hear how Maria finished her novel without an outline, how she found an effective writing process and how she makes money writing. To learn the key to success, d…
 
Have people in your life told you they’d love to hear you speak? Do you write and discover you have an inkling to say those words out loud? Maybe it’s time to add speaking to your writing life. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll delivers practical advice on how to integrate speaking with your writing. Special guest, author and speaker, Chrystal Ev…
 
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