Episode 92: Tarot for Writers with Margaret McNellis

This episode is the second tarot chat in a series with author, tarot reader, and book coach Margaret McNellis. Last week, Margaret shared ways to use tarot cards to help you plot your novel and develop your characters. This week, we discuss ways to use the tarot to break through writing blocks and deepen your…

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Episode #90: Writing Memoir with Uma Girish

Reading a great memoir allows us to connect deeply with those who have struggled, who have walked similar journeys to ours. In this conversation with memoirist Uma Girish, we discussed the contract that a writer has with a reader to really dive deep and be honest, her unusual path to a contract with Hay House,…

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Episode 89: Writing Romantic Comedy with Sandy Barker

My guest this week, novelist Sandy Barker, is hilarious, loves to travel, and has a soft spot for a good romance novel. She’s been able to tie all that together into a successful career writing romantic comedies most of which are set in exotic locations. In this episode, Sandy shares how she went from self-publishing…

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Episode 88: Editing Your Book with Editor Kris Emery

Editing is a huge piece of the writing process, and it can also feel like one of the most daunting. What kind of editor do you need to hire? What kind of editors and editing are there? How do you work with an editor? How can you find one to work with? We tackle all…

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Episode 87: 9 Steps to Becoming (and Being) a Writer

How do you write a book when you’re not a writer? Well, you become one. In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on how one becomes a writer and begins to embrace and act on that identity. See this blog post if you’d prefer to “read” this episode. Here’s what I discuss in this solo episode:…

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Episode 86: Becoming a Novelist with Mystery Author Amy S. Peele

My guest on this week’s episode, Amy S. Peele, started writing in mid-life after working through The Artist’s Way and discovering that she loves to write. It took a few more years to become an author as she was also working full time in her thirty-five-year career as a nurse in the organ transplant field.…

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