Poetry, Typewriters & How A Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx0tnQ66EMA Welcome back to the guest format of the podcast! I hope you enjoy my new lineup for 2019. Today's guest is Sean Petrie, a founding member of the poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018). He has six short children's books coming out in …

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10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB-2s1-uLo Regular readers know that it took me ten years to find an agent, and another six months after signing with her to land a book deal. During that time, every New Year's Eve I'd stare down into my drink and resolve that this year I was going to get published. That is not a good resolution. …

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When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wF1S-QhJus Lots of questions coming at me in the past few weeks, most of them from Facebook. I’ll start with Jessica who asked for tips for motivation to keep writing if you’re feeling very stuck. Good question. Here’s the thing – writing is hard. It sounds like you already knew that, but I think it …

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Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction

The newest episode of the podcast is up! Listen below, or scroll for the transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0G1r06svI Inspiration is a bear. It’s either falling from the sky, a lightning bolt to the head that brings about a divine delivery of characters, world-building, plot and voice in a single moment. That does happen, but it’s rare. Most …

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Top 5 Mistakes For First Time Queries & Making Yourself Write

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQA5tT3NwvI The new podcast episode is up! Listen above, or if you prefer to read your writing advice, scroll away! First of all – if you haven’t already realized this I’m going to say it again – we all generally hate ourselves when we sit down to write. I’m currently holed up in a hotel …

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Writing In English When It’s Not Your Native Language

On today's episode of the podcast I address a question from a listener about tackling the difficulties of writing in your non-native language. Listen in, or if you prefer, read below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zxEc697zs I received an email from a listener who is struggling to move forward with her work in progress. Part of the reason for …

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