[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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[Podcast] How to Start Writing a Book 1 developing the writer's mindset 2 identifying your writing purpose podcast post May 04, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

What is the starting point for writing a book? Do you just sit down one day and start to write? 

That's not a bad idea. At least you create a bit of momentum....

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[Podcast] Advice for Rewriting after Your Book Idea Changes 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Apr 22, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

When you write a book, it often feels like you'll never reach your final destination. It's one thing when you're at mile marker one, and are just starting to...

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[Podcast] Advertising Iconoclast Jim Morris on Narrowing Your Book Audience and Book Agents 4 publishing your writing agents podcast post Apr 16, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

The popularity of A&E's "Mad Men" is in part reflective of our cultural obsession with the world of advertising. Just think of the Super Bowl!...

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[Podcast] Andrew Keyt on How Book Publicity Grew His Consulting Practice 5 promoting your writing podcast post Apr 08, 2021

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By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

If you're writing for a niche audience, chances are your fantasy of becoming a New York Times bestselling author will remain a fantasy.

That was Andrew...

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[Podcast] Author Jaimie Engel on Persistence, the Why of Writing and Promotion 5 promoting your writing podcast post Mar 23, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Why do you write a book? You may not know the answer to the "why of writing" until you are well into the promotion of the book.

That was the case for youth fiction...

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[Podcast] Leadership Coach Jon Lokhorst on Planning for His Book Promotion 5 promoting your writing podcast post Mar 16, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Writing a book is a long, hard climb. But publishing and promoting your book may be an even steeper climb--one you feel like giving up on before you reach the top.

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[Podcast] Making Progress When You Feel Discouraged as a Writer 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Mar 11, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Making progress in any significant endeavor demands time, persistence, discipline, and even failure. Failure (or at least feeling like one) is often what leads...

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