[Podcast] What Magazines Teach Us about Writing Well 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 30, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Each of us has spent quite a bit of time in the magazine industry. During those years, we learned some skills from magazine writing that can translate to book...

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[Podcast] 5 Hacks When You're Lost Writing a Chapter 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 18, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

You're not a writer if you've never been absolutely lost while working on a piece, whether a blog, an article, or, especially, the chapter of a book.

Writing is...

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[Podcast] Prenup Book Author Emily Bouchard on Landing Media Interviews 5 promoting your writing media podcast post Aug 18, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Tenacity. It's what you need most when landing media interviews after your book is published.

You simply can't be passive about book promotion. 

Emily...

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[Podcast] An Introduction to Writing a Memoir 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Aug 05, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

The reasons for writing a memoir are many. Some write to understand their past; others share truths from their past to help others with their future. Still others...

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[Podcast] A.C.T.S. - the 4 Essential Elements of Writing a Great Story 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jul 27, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Story. Story. Story. No one argues with the idea that stories are one of the primary ways we communicate as humans. It's one thing to enjoy a great story. And quite...

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[Podcast] Tech Founder Dave Parker on the Whacky Economics of Book Publishing and Promotion 4 publishing your writing 5 promoting your writing podcast post Jul 06, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Writing a book can never be about the money. No realistic model for book publishing exists, unless of course, you hit the lottery with your first book. 

...

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[Podcast] 5 Ways to Overcome Your Writing Self Doubt 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Jul 06, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Who am I to write a book? If you've ever asked yourself that question, then this episode is for you!  Dave and I offer practical ways to...

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[Podcast] Book Publicity Expert Andrea Martin on Arresting the Attention of the Media for Your Book 5 promoting your writing media podcast post Jun 16, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

Arresting the attention of the media for your book has to happen within three months of its launch.

After that, your book becomes old news. Your publisher...

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[Podcast] How to Spot and Eliminate Clichés in Your Writing 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Jun 10, 2021

By Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks

We want to pivot a bit and discuss how to spot and eliminate clichés as you write your book. Whoops, we need to eliminate "pivot" from this blog post!

A...

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[Podcast] Growing Your Social Media Following through Hashtags 5 promoting your writing media podcast post May 24, 2021

By Melissa Parks

I've been growing my social media following for over seven years. I have nearly 25k followers.  I'd like to say it has been easy. But it hasn't.

Growing a social media...

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[Podcast] Caryn Rivadeneira on the Hard Work of Book Proposals and Her Writing Disciplines 1 developing the writer's mindset 3 honing the writing craft podcast post May 24, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

There's the book idea. But first there is the hard work of book proposals. To grab the attention of the editorial committee and the pub board, the proposal needs...

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[Podcast] 5 Social Media Insights to Boost Engagement 5 promoting your writing media May 07, 2021

 

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

If you want to write, you'll need a way to promote your book. Social media is one way to do that.

I hear some virtual groans as I write this. And that's...

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