[Podcast] Memoir Writer Christina Quist on Baboons, Storytelling, and Morning Pages 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Mar 08, 2021

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

"Will you read this for me?"

It is one of the scariest questions to ask when you are a first-time author seeking feedback. Christina Quist, author of “ ...

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[Podcast] Bestselling Author Lorilee Craker on Book Agents, Writing Habits, and Meeting Oprah 1 developing the writer's mindset agents podcast post Feb 22, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

"Brittany Spears' mom is looking for a co-writer."

The call came out of the blue.

Lorilee Craker's book agent knew the business manager of Lynne Spears, the mother...

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[Podcast] Meteorologist Amy Sweezey on Writing Children's Books 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Feb 15, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

It's one thing to get up at 2 AM for something special like a long road trip to Disney.

It's quite another to get at 2 AM every day for your job. Yes, 2 AM. Every...

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[Podcast] The 3 Benefits of Self Publishing 4 publishing your writing podcast post Feb 08, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Self publishing is no concession.

You may have tried to land an agent or contract with a traditional publisher. Or not.

For many authors, though, self publishing...

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[Podcast] The Enneagram for Writers - What's Your Writing Style? 1 developing the writer's mindset 2 identifying your writing purpose podcast post Feb 01, 2021

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

It's everywhere. The personality test known as Enneagram has exploded in popularity. Coaches, consultants, HR departments, leadership gurus - many  use the...

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[Podcast] 5 Stories of Inspiration and Hope from Our Authors 3 honing the writing craft 4 publishing your writing 5 promoting your writing podcast post Jan 26, 2021

 

By Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

There's no joy like that of diving into the writing project with an author.

We've worked with many authors in the past twenty years - from book concept to...

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[Podcast] Lessons from a Professional Writer 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 19, 2021

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

There's a yawning chasm between writing for yourself and writing for a client.

Writing for yourself is, well, so personal. Writing copy for a company like Target...

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[Podcast] The Perils of Polite Writing 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Jan 12, 2021

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

First, we worry that we'll never get published. Then we stress over the possibility that only our mother will buy our books. Finally, we dread the thought that what...

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[Podcast] The Writer as Entrepreneur 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Jan 05, 2021

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Entrepreneurs and writers have a lot in common.

One commonality is the persistence needed to fight through the doubts and insecurities that come when creating...

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[Podcast] The Editor Is (Almost) Always Right 3 honing the writing craft podcast post Dec 28, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Every writer needs a editor, a professional partner in the creative process.

We all fear the idea of someone making judgments about our writing. The editing process...

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[Podcast] How a Business Coach Developed Her Book Idea 2 identifying your writing purpose podcast post Dec 21, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Not all ideas are not book worthy. Some are just not substantive enough for 50,000 words. They are better packaged as a blog post, an article, or even a white...

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[Podcast] Starting to Write Again after a Long Pause 1 developing the writer's mindset podcast post Dec 15, 2020

by Melissa Parks and Dave Goetz

Starting a book project is one thing. Restarting to write after you have taken time off is even harder. Starting to write again after a long pause demands a unique...

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