60 pippa.io <![CDATA[How Do You Write]]> http://howdoyouwrite.libsyn.com/podcast en Copyright Rachael Herron 2016, music sample 2013 Robbero licensed to the public under Creative Commons Rachael Herron no Rachael Herron info+5b19ba8fa08de5c2320c8bb8@mg.pippa.io https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5b19ba8fa08de5c2320c8bb8/show-cover.jpg http://howdoyouwrite.libsyn.com/podcast <![CDATA[How Do You Write]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/5b19ba8fa08de5c2320c8bb8 <![CDATA[Ep. 096: Kirsty Logan Talks About Doing What We Like]]> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:41:08 GMT 42:03 5b4946a45a7cb8a0048e7ab2 no full 96 Kirsty Logan is a fiction writer, book reviewer, freelance editor, and writing mentor for WoMentoring. She also volunteers at Oxfam Books. She’s had four books published, two novels and two short story collections. Her writing has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine.


She’s 34 and lives in Glasgow, where she mostly hangs out with her wife Annie and their rescue dog Rosie, reads books, drinks coffee, falls into YouTube pits, listens to true crime podcasts, and dreams of the sea. Find her at http://www.kirstylogan.com/


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Kirsty Logan is a fiction writer, book reviewer, freelance editor, and writing mentor for WoMentoring. She also volunteers at Oxfam Books. She’s had four books published, two novels and two short story collections. Her writing has been translated into Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine.


She’s 34 and lives in Glasgow, where she mostly hangs out with her wife Annie and their rescue dog Rosie, reads books, drinks coffee, falls into YouTube pits, listens to true crime podcasts, and dreams of the sea. Find her at http://www.kirstylogan.com/


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 095: Rachael’s Mid-Year Update]]> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 23:28:18 GMT 23:46 5b3ffb12d2a64aab4ac78bf7 no full 95 Rachael talks about how the first six months of 2018 have shaped-up, career-wise, and she discusses the most exciting things that have occurred. She hasn’t gotten as much writing done as she would have liked, but she has a new plan to change that. Will it work? Have a listen to find out! 


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Rachael talks about how the first six months of 2018 have shaped-up, career-wise, and she discusses the most exciting things that have occurred. She hasn’t gotten as much writing done as she would have liked, but she has a new plan to change that. Will it work? Have a listen to find out! 


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 094: Leesa Renee Hall on Writing Half a Million words in 365 Consecutive Days]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:00:09 GMT 43:58 5b35585808cbf21a249ad875 no full 94 Leesa Renee Hall is an author, facilitator, social historian, and creative word artist. After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa helps spiritual leaders use the art of self-inquiry to question their unconscious biases so they create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations. Leesa is on the Advisory Committee for Awarepreneurs, and her tips have been featured in American Express OPEN, Globe & Mail, and Inc. Magazine, along with television, radio, and podcast appearances.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Leesa Renee Hall is an author, facilitator, social historian, and creative word artist. After writing half a million words over 365 consecutive days, Leesa helps spiritual leaders use the art of self-inquiry to question their unconscious biases so they create truly inclusive communities, companies, and corporations. Leesa is on the Advisory Committee for Awarepreneurs, and her tips have been featured in American Express OPEN, Globe & Mail, and Inc. Magazine, along with television, radio, and podcast appearances.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 093: Jeffrey Foucault on Writing a Lot of Sentences to Achieve Clarity]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:00:26 GMT 50:10 5b2c46a63d2d61d51cc4d05a no full 93 Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault talks about being simple and clear in your writing in order to find your own voice. 


Jeffrey Foucault is an American songwriter and record producer whose work marries the influence of American country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and folk music. He has released four full-length solo albums under his own name and two full-band lyrical collaborations with poet Lisa Olstein, under the moniker Cold Satellite. Foucault has toured extensively in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe since 2001, in both full-band and solo appearances. Foucault's 2015 release, Salt As Wolves, debuted at number 7 in the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart for the week of November 7, 2015. Foucault lives in New England with his wife, fellow songwriter Kris Delmhorst.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault talks about being simple and clear in your writing in order to find your own voice. 


Jeffrey Foucault is an American songwriter and record producer whose work marries the influence of American country, blues, rock 'n' roll, and folk music. He has released four full-length solo albums under his own name and two full-band lyrical collaborations with poet Lisa Olstein, under the moniker Cold Satellite. Foucault has toured extensively in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe since 2001, in both full-band and solo appearances. Foucault's 2015 release, Salt As Wolves, debuted at number 7 in the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart for the week of November 7, 2015. Foucault lives in New England with his wife, fellow songwriter Kris Delmhorst.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 92: Brenda Wilhelmson on Saying Yes]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:00:44 GMT 29:42 5b230cbc5933d6e2213cccbd no full 92 Brenda Wilhelmson talks about saying yes and opening the door to opportunity when there's no good reason not to. 


Journalist-turned-memoirist Wilhelmson won an IPPY for her unflinching memoir “Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife.” She’s working on her second memoir, “Thank You Ashely Madison,” which can be previewed at www.thankyouashley.blogspot.com. Brenda has written for CNN, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and Chicago Reader. She lives with her two sons in a Chicago suburb.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Brenda Wilhelmson talks about saying yes and opening the door to opportunity when there's no good reason not to. 


Journalist-turned-memoirist Wilhelmson won an IPPY for her unflinching memoir “Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife.” She’s working on her second memoir, “Thank You Ashely Madison,” which can be previewed at www.thankyouashley.blogspot.com. Brenda has written for CNN, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and Chicago Reader. She lives with her two sons in a Chicago suburb.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 091: R.L. Merrill Talks Facing Conflict with Characters]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:45:32 GMT 34:06 5b230c2ce018fcf645ce9362 no full 91 Once upon a time... A teacher, tattoo collector, mom, and rock 'n' roll kinda gal opened up a doc and starting purging her demons. Several self-published books and a debut gay romance with Dreamspinner Press later, R.L. Merrill is still striving to find that perfect balance between real-life and happily ever after. You can find her lurking on social media where she loves connecting with readers, educating America’s youth, being a mom taxi to two busy kids, in the tattoo chair trying desperately to get that back piece finished, or headbanging at a rock show near her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Once upon a time... A teacher, tattoo collector, mom, and rock 'n' roll kinda gal opened up a doc and starting purging her demons. Several self-published books and a debut gay romance with Dreamspinner Press later, R.L. Merrill is still striving to find that perfect balance between real-life and happily ever after. You can find her lurking on social media where she loves connecting with readers, educating America’s youth, being a mom taxi to two busy kids, in the tattoo chair trying desperately to get that back piece finished, or headbanging at a rock show near her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 090: E.J. Russell on Shifting into the Right Brain]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT 26:09 no E.J. Russell–-grace, mother of three, recovering actor–-writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings. Reality? Eh, not so much. E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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E.J. Russell–-grace, mother of three, recovering actor–-writes romance in a rainbow of flavors. Count on high snark, low angst and happy endings. Reality? Eh, not so much. E.J. lives in rural Oregon, enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 089: Emilia Zeeland Talks Character Building]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT 32:42 no Emilia Zeeland talks about batch writing, how to brainstorm story when you're stuck, and character building on this episode.

Emilia Zeeland is a Young Adult sci-fi writer and author of The STAR Academy Series. The first is the unsound theory and the second one will be available tomorrow, and it’s called the Truth Hunters. Even though she holds an international business degree and two Masters, Zeeland’s heart is full of love for speculative fiction. Her own stories include coming-of-age tales, detailed worlds, unimaginable consequences, deep friendships, and romances that sneak up on you.   Behind the Emilia Zeeland pseudonym, Em (as her friends call her) speaks six languages, loves to try on—and, sadly, also buy—dresses, and is a bit of a foodie.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Emilia Zeeland talks about batch writing, how to brainstorm story when you're stuck, and character building on this episode.

Emilia Zeeland is a Young Adult sci-fi writer and author of The STAR Academy Series. The first is the unsound theory and the second one will be available tomorrow, and it’s called the Truth Hunters. Even though she holds an international business degree and two Masters, Zeeland’s heart is full of love for speculative fiction. Her own stories include coming-of-age tales, detailed worlds, unimaginable consequences, deep friendships, and romances that sneak up on you.   Behind the Emilia Zeeland pseudonym, Em (as her friends call her) speaks six languages, loves to try on—and, sadly, also buy—dresses, and is a bit of a foodie.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 088: Nathan Van Coops on Finding the Writer's Hook]]> Fri, 18 May 2018 19:23:02 GMT 25:43 no Nathan Van Coops talks tacos, time travel, and finding his hook as a writer.

Nathan Van Coops lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagens; and contends that there is such a thing as "dressy" flip-flops. He is the author of the time travel adventure series, In Times Like These, and the young adult steampunk adventure series, The Skylighter Adventures. Learn more at nathanvancoops.com.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Nathan Van Coops talks tacos, time travel, and finding his hook as a writer.

Nathan Van Coops lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, on a diet comprised mainly of tacos. He enjoys old planes, motorcycles, and Volkswagens; and contends that there is such a thing as "dressy" flip-flops. He is the author of the time travel adventure series, In Times Like These, and the young adult steampunk adventure series, The Skylighter Adventures. Learn more at nathanvancoops.com.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 087: Adrienne Bell, Plot MD]]> Fri, 11 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT 29:44 no Adrienne Bell, Plot MD, is the master of structure.

Adrienne Bell is the author of over a dozen action-packed romances including the bestselling contemporary Second Service series and the new Exiles of the Realm paranormal series. She loves nothing more than writing quirky heroines with a knack for finding trouble and the hardheaded heroes who help them fight their way out of it. Passionate about storytelling, she also runs Plot MD. Adrienne lives with her husband and sons on the far edge of the San Francisco Bay Area where she spends her downtime reading, binge watching nerdy television, and scrolling through Disneyland fan websites.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Adrienne Bell, Plot MD, is the master of structure.

Adrienne Bell is the author of over a dozen action-packed romances including the bestselling contemporary Second Service series and the new Exiles of the Realm paranormal series. She loves nothing more than writing quirky heroines with a knack for finding trouble and the hardheaded heroes who help them fight their way out of it. Passionate about storytelling, she also runs Plot MD. Adrienne lives with her husband and sons on the far edge of the San Francisco Bay Area where she spends her downtime reading, binge watching nerdy television, and scrolling through Disneyland fan websites.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 086: Tessa Dare is Awesome]]> Sat, 05 May 2018 13:44:48 GMT 38:44 no Tessa Dare talks to Rachael about being her own stenographer.

Tessa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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Tessa Dare talks to Rachael about being her own stenographer.

Tessa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 085: Rachael Herron Talks About Addiction]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMT 21:53 no Newly sober and happy about it, Rachael shares openly about what got her to stop drinking. This isn’t your normal writing podcast - instead, today’s episode is about honesty and what that means to our writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Newly sober and happy about it, Rachael shares openly about what got her to stop drinking. This isn’t your normal writing podcast - instead, today’s episode is about honesty and what that means to our writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 084: Nikki Woolfolk]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:44:37 GMT 37:27 no Nikki Woolfolk is a Professional Chocolatier, Author and active member of Sister in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Nikki enjoys pulling readers into a humor-filled into a spectacular cogged and geared world.

While sought after for her informative Chocolate Tasting sessions at conventions, Nikki also uses her polymath talents to pen articles on the craft of writing, apply her computer science training to her New Adult Blerd Grrl series (Now That Your Joystick’s Broke), and her culinary and aviation knowledge to create a sleuth chef that cooks up Steampunk adventures under a dirigible filled sky. (Mise en Death- a Bittersweet Mysteries series, RIVETED: a Collection of Steampunk Tall-Tales).

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Nikki Woolfolk is a Professional Chocolatier, Author and active member of Sister in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Nikki enjoys pulling readers into a humor-filled into a spectacular cogged and geared world.

While sought after for her informative Chocolate Tasting sessions at conventions, Nikki also uses her polymath talents to pen articles on the craft of writing, apply her computer science training to her New Adult Blerd Grrl series (Now That Your Joystick’s Broke), and her culinary and aviation knowledge to create a sleuth chef that cooks up Steampunk adventures under a dirigible filled sky. (Mise en Death- a Bittersweet Mysteries series, RIVETED: a Collection of Steampunk Tall-Tales).

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 083: Priscilla Oliveras]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:43:56 GMT 29:37 no PRISCILLA OLIVERAS writes sweet contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her debut release, His Perfect Partner, and the second book in her Matched to Perfection series, Her Perfect Affair, both earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Since earning an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, she serves as English adjunct faculty at her local college and teaches an on-line course titled “Romance Writing” for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, a beach lover, a half-marathon runner and a consummate traveler who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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PRISCILLA OLIVERAS writes sweet contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her debut release, His Perfect Partner, and the second book in her Matched to Perfection series, Her Perfect Affair, both earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Since earning an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, she serves as English adjunct faculty at her local college and teaches an on-line course titled “Romance Writing” for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, a beach lover, a half-marathon runner and a consummate traveler who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 082: Nina MacLaughlin on Wood and Words]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:54:50 GMT 26:26 no Nina MacLaughlin grew up in Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. in English and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, then worked for about eight years at the Boston Phoenix, the award-winning alternative newsweekly. In 2008, she quit her journalism job to work as a carpenter’s assistant. Her experience leaving her deskjob to learn the carpentry trade is the subject of her first book, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, and she continues to pursue both building and writing. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Believer, the Boston Globe, the Rumpus, the Millions, Bookslut, and many other places. She lives near the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Nina MacLaughlin grew up in Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. in English and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, then worked for about eight years at the Boston Phoenix, the award-winning alternative newsweekly. In 2008, she quit her journalism job to work as a carpenter’s assistant. Her experience leaving her deskjob to learn the carpentry trade is the subject of her first book, Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter, and she continues to pursue both building and writing. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Believer, the Boston Globe, the Rumpus, the Millions, Bookslut, and many other places. She lives near the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 081: Morgan Daimler]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:24:58 GMT 25:17 no Morgan Daimler is the author of more than 2 dozen non-fiction and fiction books focusing on Irish Mythology and paganism, has been published in a variety of different magazines and journals, and also blogs regularly. She writes for the UK-based Moon Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, where she is the author of the best-selling 'Pagan Portals the Morrigan'. She has also self-published an urban fantasy/paranormal romance series called 'Between the Worlds' which incorporates aspects of Celtic mythology alongside more familiar modern fantasy themes. When she isn't writing she's busy raising three children in southern New England, translating Old Irish for fun, and occasionally teaching workshops on the things she writes about.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Morgan Daimler is the author of more than 2 dozen non-fiction and fiction books focusing on Irish Mythology and paganism, has been published in a variety of different magazines and journals, and also blogs regularly. She writes for the UK-based Moon Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, where she is the author of the best-selling 'Pagan Portals the Morrigan'. She has also self-published an urban fantasy/paranormal romance series called 'Between the Worlds' which incorporates aspects of Celtic mythology alongside more familiar modern fantasy themes. When she isn't writing she's busy raising three children in southern New England, translating Old Irish for fun, and occasionally teaching workshops on the things she writes about.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 080: Jill Baguchinsky on Being Fearless]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT 25:44 no Jill Baguchinsky remembers staring down the bones of prehistoric beasts during a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City when she was six. That visit spurred a lifelong fondness for paleontology that inspired the first draft of MAMMOTH, her upcoming young adult contemporary novel. Jill lives in Florida with a couple of very strange cats. If she's not writing, she's probably goofing off at Disney World, pretending she can knit, or buying more books than she can possibly read. But let's not kid ourselves. She's most likely writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Jill Baguchinsky remembers staring down the bones of prehistoric beasts during a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City when she was six. That visit spurred a lifelong fondness for paleontology that inspired the first draft of MAMMOTH, her upcoming young adult contemporary novel. Jill lives in Florida with a couple of very strange cats. If she's not writing, she's probably goofing off at Disney World, pretending she can knit, or buying more books than she can possibly read. But let's not kid ourselves. She's most likely writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 079: RJ Theodore is Simply Delightful]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:00:00 GMT 38:39 no Rekka, who writes as R J Theodore, is a multi-talented creative from New England. By day she is a graphic designer, and by the pre-dawn light she works on her Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Steampunk genre novels. She enjoys all forms of artistic expression, napping with her cats, and cooking. Her novel FLOTSAM releases on March 27, 2018.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rekka, who writes as R J Theodore, is a multi-talented creative from New England. By day she is a graphic designer, and by the pre-dawn light she works on her Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Steampunk genre novels. She enjoys all forms of artistic expression, napping with her cats, and cooking. Her novel FLOTSAM releases on March 27, 2018.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 078: Robyn Kelly Talks About Being a Man in a Woman's World]]> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT 31:58 no Rob Kellet, writing as Robyn Kelly, talks to Rachael about imposter syndrom, the worst advice he ever got from Rachael, and about the joy of revision. 

Rob Kellett is the self-published author of the “Best Laid” series, which he describes as a rom-Dom-com written under his pseudonym Robyn Kelly.  He hopes to earn enough money with his writing to buy a tweed jacket with leather patches on the elbows to really live the fantasy writer’s life.   Since he doesn’t have any aspirations of being a full-time author, he’s as surprised as you are to be invited on the show (but who can say no to Rachael?)   Rob was a computer programmer before it was fashionable, and has found his true calling doing accounting for an event firm in San Francisco.  In his spare time he spends too much time researching and not enough writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rob Kellet, writing as Robyn Kelly, talks to Rachael about imposter syndrom, the worst advice he ever got from Rachael, and about the joy of revision. 

Rob Kellett is the self-published author of the “Best Laid” series, which he describes as a rom-Dom-com written under his pseudonym Robyn Kelly.  He hopes to earn enough money with his writing to buy a tweed jacket with leather patches on the elbows to really live the fantasy writer’s life.   Since he doesn’t have any aspirations of being a full-time author, he’s as surprised as you are to be invited on the show (but who can say no to Rachael?)   Rob was a computer programmer before it was fashionable, and has found his true calling doing accounting for an event firm in San Francisco.  In his spare time he spends too much time researching and not enough writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 077: Alex Courcier on the Future of Writing]]> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT 44:36 no <![CDATA[Ep. 076: Rachael Herron talks about her new book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir]]> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:07:37 GMT 30:42 no Rachael's new book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours is about writing quickly while still creating a compelling narrative arc out of the story only YOU can tell. Enjoy two free chapters of the audiobook in this episode!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rachael's new book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir: Write Your Life Story in 45 Hours is about writing quickly while still creating a compelling narrative arc out of the story only YOU can tell. Enjoy two free chapters of the audiobook in this episode!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 075: Joanna Penn talks about The Healthy Writer]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:00:00 GMT 38:20 no With her coauthor, Dr. Euan Lawson, Joanna Penn has just come out with a new book on living the writer’s life healthily - enjoy!

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

 

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With her coauthor, Dr. Euan Lawson, Joanna Penn has just come out with a new book on living the writer’s life healthily - enjoy!

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 074: Alex Dolan on Crafting Characters]]> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT 45:40 no Alex Dolan talks about the nature of media consumption and how it's reflected in today's prose.

Alex Dolan is the author of THE EUTHANIST and THE EMPRESS OF TEMPERA. He is also the host of "Thrill Seekers," part of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which reaches three million listeners worldwide. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime, and has been an executive committee member of the San Francisco Bay Area's Litquake festival. In addition, he has recorded four music albums. He holds an MS from Columbia University, and currently lives in California.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Alex Dolan talks about the nature of media consumption and how it's reflected in today's prose.

Alex Dolan is the author of THE EUTHANIST and THE EMPRESS OF TEMPERA. He is also the host of "Thrill Seekers," part of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which reaches three million listeners worldwide. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime, and has been an executive committee member of the San Francisco Bay Area's Litquake festival. In addition, he has recorded four music albums. He holds an MS from Columbia University, and currently lives in California.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 073: Fábio M. Barreto on Overcoming the Fear of Finding the Best Words]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT 40:10 no Fábio M. Barreto talks about translation, writing in English, and how he sold the very first novel he ever wrote.

Fábio M. Barreto is a fiction and science fiction author and translator. He was a movie journalist for 20 years in Brazil. His debut novel "Filhos do Fim do Mundo" was awarded best novel of the year in Brazil, in 2013. He teaches two online creative writing class and hosts a writing podcast called "Gente Que Escreve", both in Brazilian Portuguese. As a translator, he has worked with Neil Gaiman and George Martin, and dozens of Netflix movies and shows. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Fábio M. Barreto talks about translation, writing in English, and how he sold the very first novel he ever wrote.

Fábio M. Barreto is a fiction and science fiction author and translator. He was a movie journalist for 20 years in Brazil. His debut novel "Filhos do Fim do Mundo" was awarded best novel of the year in Brazil, in 2013. He teaches two online creative writing class and hosts a writing podcast called "Gente Que Escreve", both in Brazilian Portuguese. As a translator, he has worked with Neil Gaiman and George Martin, and dozens of Netflix movies and shows. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 072: Rachael on 2017 Achievements (and Failures) and 2018 Goals]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMT 27:16 no 2017: The Ups and Downs

In this episode, Rachael Herron goes over all her 2017 achievements and ALSO all her failures! She talks about money, what she made and how she made it because she really believes in transparency on the financial side of writing. She also talks about what she got done and what she left undone. She talks about her burnout and how she’s addressing it in 2018, and she makes plans for the future! 

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2017: The Ups and Downs

In this episode, Rachael Herron goes over all her 2017 achievements and ALSO all her failures! She talks about money, what she made and how she made it because she really believes in transparency on the financial side of writing. She also talks about what she got done and what she left undone. She talks about her burnout and how she’s addressing it in 2018, and she makes plans for the future! 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 071: Zach Bohannon on Getting Out of the Writing Chair Occasionally]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:31:50 GMT 32:22 no Zach Bohannon talks about cowriting, the new Scrivener, launch plans and mailing lists.

Zach is a horror, science fiction, and fantasy author. His breakout post-apocalyptic zombie series, Empty Bodies, was a Amazon #1 bestseller. In addition, he is also the co-owner of Molten Universe Media, where he co-writes with author J. Thorn. The duo also host a unique retreat for authors called Authors on a Train.

He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, and German shepherd. He loves hockey, heavy metal, video games, reading, and he doesn’t trust a beer he can see through. He’s a retired drummer, and has had a beard since 2003—long before it was cool.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Zach Bohannon talks about cowriting, the new Scrivener, launch plans and mailing lists.

Zach is a horror, science fiction, and fantasy author. His breakout post-apocalyptic zombie series, Empty Bodies, was a Amazon #1 bestseller. In addition, he is also the co-owner of Molten Universe Media, where he co-writes with author J. Thorn. The duo also host a unique retreat for authors called Authors on a Train.

He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, and German shepherd. He loves hockey, heavy metal, video games, reading, and he doesn’t trust a beer he can see through. He’s a retired drummer, and has had a beard since 2003—long before it was cool.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 070: Liz Fenton on Authoring Books with Her Best Friend]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMT 31:51 no Liz Fenton talks about writing novels with her best friend and how to be careful about becoming too emotionally attached to your writing.

Liz has written four novels, including THE GOOD WIDOW with Lisa Steinke, her best friend of over 25 years.  Her next book, GIRLS NIGHT OUT, releases this summer. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two children and five rescue dogs. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Liz Fenton talks about writing novels with her best friend and how to be careful about becoming too emotionally attached to your writing.

Liz has written four novels, including THE GOOD WIDOW with Lisa Steinke, her best friend of over 25 years.  Her next book, GIRLS NIGHT OUT, releases this summer. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two children and five rescue dogs. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 069: Jeff and Will on Sharing a Podcast and Writing and Life]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 20:01:09 GMT 48:09 no Jeff Adams and Will Knauss talk about not fearing your editor and various methods to deal with self-doubt and resistance.

Jeff and Will are husbands, authors and podcasters based in Northern California. They write gay romances, sometimes together and other times separately. Jeff also writes young adult LGBT fiction. Together they host "Jeff & Will's Big Gay Fiction Podcast," a weekly show devoted to gay romance literature and the pop culture they love.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Jeff Adams and Will Knauss talk about not fearing your editor and various methods to deal with self-doubt and resistance.

Jeff and Will are husbands, authors and podcasters based in Northern California. They write gay romances, sometimes together and other times separately. Jeff also writes young adult LGBT fiction. Together they host "Jeff & Will's Big Gay Fiction Podcast," a weekly show devoted to gay romance literature and the pop culture they love.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 068: Antonia Murphy on Humor and Truth in Memoir]]> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT 38:08 no Antonia Murphy talks about her memoir, Dirty Chick, and various gross things that happen on a farm that might kill you. Antonia is the founder and director of The Bach (rhymes with "catch,") an ethical escort agency in Whangarei, New Zealand. A San Francisco native, she now lives on a small New Zealand farm with her partner Patrice and their combined brood of six kids.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Antonia Murphy talks about her memoir, Dirty Chick, and various gross things that happen on a farm that might kill you. Antonia is the founder and director of The Bach (rhymes with "catch,") an ethical escort agency in Whangarei, New Zealand. A San Francisco native, she now lives on a small New Zealand farm with her partner Patrice and their combined brood of six kids.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 067: Lorena Hughes On Trusting Yourself as a Writer]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT 27:51 no In this episode, Lorena Hughes talks about finding your own truth and determining what’s right for your writing by listening to yourself.

Lorena was born and raised in Ecuador until moving to the U.S. at 18. She has a degree in fine arts and mass communication & journalism from The University of New Mexico. Her previous work has won first place at the 2011 Southwest Writers International Contest in the historical fiction category, earned an honorable mention at the 2012 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, and placed quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakout Novel Award. The Sisters of Alameda Street is her first novel.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing

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In this episode, Lorena Hughes talks about finding your own truth and determining what’s right for your writing by listening to yourself.

Lorena was born and raised in Ecuador until moving to the U.S. at 18. She has a degree in fine arts and mass communication & journalism from The University of New Mexico. Her previous work has won first place at the 2011 Southwest Writers International Contest in the historical fiction category, earned an honorable mention at the 2012 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, and placed quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakout Novel Award. The Sisters of Alameda Street is her first novel.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing

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<![CDATA[Ep. 066: Veronica Wolff on Remembering What You Love]]> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT 31:39 no Bestselling author Veronica Wolff talks about finding your writing community, about treadmill desks, and about how to remember what you love about the project you’re writing right now.

Veronica Wolff is the bestselling author of over a dozen books, spanning several genres for both adults and kids. Penguin Books published her first thirteen titles, some of which were also translated into German and Portuguese. Her first book, MASTER OF THE HIGHLANDS, a time travel romance inspired by real events and figures in Scottish history, won the National Readers' Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance of 2008. Then ISLE OF NIGHT, the first in her teen “Watchers” series, won the same honor for best Young Adult of 2011. She lives with her husband and two teenage children and currently focuses her efforts on Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Bestselling author Veronica Wolff talks about finding your writing community, about treadmill desks, and about how to remember what you love about the project you’re writing right now.

Veronica Wolff is the bestselling author of over a dozen books, spanning several genres for both adults and kids. Penguin Books published her first thirteen titles, some of which were also translated into German and Portuguese. Her first book, MASTER OF THE HIGHLANDS, a time travel romance inspired by real events and figures in Scottish history, won the National Readers' Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance of 2008. Then ISLE OF NIGHT, the first in her teen “Watchers” series, won the same honor for best Young Adult of 2011. She lives with her husband and two teenage children and currently focuses her efforts on Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 065: Michelle Spiva on How to Grab Your Reader Instantly]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMT 44:59 no In this episode, the amazing Michelle Spiva shares the 5 essential things she does to make sure her books are the ultimate page turners.

Define, harness, and propel your unique creative brilliance. That’s what you'll discover during an encounter with Michelle Spiva. With an MBA-Finance, MAPsych, Masters of Divinity (Education Concentration), and 20+ years’ experience as a psychotherapist and Corporate Finance strategist, Michelle’s approach to all things publishing and personal management is relevant, contemporary and useful wisdom. Experience Michelle’s witty and common-sense approach to thriving as a consistently productive and profitable author.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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In this episode, the amazing Michelle Spiva shares the 5 essential things she does to make sure her books are the ultimate page turners.

Define, harness, and propel your unique creative brilliance. That’s what you'll discover during an encounter with Michelle Spiva. With an MBA-Finance, MAPsych, Masters of Divinity (Education Concentration), and 20+ years’ experience as a psychotherapist and Corporate Finance strategist, Michelle’s approach to all things publishing and personal management is relevant, contemporary and useful wisdom. Experience Michelle’s witty and common-sense approach to thriving as a consistently productive and profitable author.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 064: Chloe Adler on Not Limiting Yourself in Your Writing]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:37:27 GMT 29:00 no Chloe Adler talks about changing tastes in writing (and avocados), keeping it fresh, and not limiting yourself in your writing.

Chloe Adler lives in foggy Northern California under an assumed name with her dead fish Larry and a bouncy bunny rabbit named Fred. Prior to her infamous writing career Chloe was an overachiever, amassing a slew of unimpressive letters after her name. The trouble is that the five people who know what the letters mean, don’t really care. Her first paranormal romance series, Love on the Edge, a genre mishmash guaranteed to rotate heads is available on Amazon. The first book in her next series comes out at the end of this month. When not writing Chloe spends her time collecting striped socks.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Chloe Adler talks about changing tastes in writing (and avocados), keeping it fresh, and not limiting yourself in your writing.

Chloe Adler lives in foggy Northern California under an assumed name with her dead fish Larry and a bouncy bunny rabbit named Fred. Prior to her infamous writing career Chloe was an overachiever, amassing a slew of unimpressive letters after her name. The trouble is that the five people who know what the letters mean, don’t really care. Her first paranormal romance series, Love on the Edge, a genre mishmash guaranteed to rotate heads is available on Amazon. The first book in her next series comes out at the end of this month. When not writing Chloe spends her time collecting striped socks.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 063: Ryan J. Pelton on Why Editing as You Go Can Be a Viable Option]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:38:29 GMT 25:02 no Ryan J. Pelton talks about revising as you go (at which Rachael gasps) and what it means to be a Hard Hat Creative.

Ryan is a pastor, writer, and founder of Rock House Publishing. Ryan has written fourteen non fiction and fiction titles (under R.J. Pelton) on a variety of subjects and in multiple genres. In December 2016, Ryan launched a popular podcast to help writers with the craft (The Prolific Writer). When not making up stories in his head, Ryan can be found chasing around three hyper boys, and convincing his wife books are more important than food. Find Ryan’s work, musings, and other resources at www.theprolificwriter.net

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Ryan J. Pelton talks about revising as you go (at which Rachael gasps) and what it means to be a Hard Hat Creative.

Ryan is a pastor, writer, and founder of Rock House Publishing. Ryan has written fourteen non fiction and fiction titles (under R.J. Pelton) on a variety of subjects and in multiple genres. In December 2016, Ryan launched a popular podcast to help writers with the craft (The Prolific Writer). When not making up stories in his head, Ryan can be found chasing around three hyper boys, and convincing his wife books are more important than food. Find Ryan’s work, musings, and other resources at www.theprolificwriter.net

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 062: Donika Kelly on How to Bring Physicality Into Your Work]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMT 27:47 no Donika Kelly is a delightful ball of energy who is more prone to stability when it comes to her writing than any cliched poet’s angst, and it’s lovely to listen to her talk about how she stays inspired to do her best work.

Donika Kelly is the author of BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017), She’s also the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM (500 Places 2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. Her poems have been appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, and Gulf Coast. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Donika Kelly is a delightful ball of energy who is more prone to stability when it comes to her writing than any cliched poet’s angst, and it’s lovely to listen to her talk about how she stays inspired to do her best work.

Donika Kelly is the author of BESTIARY (Graywolf 2016), winner of the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, long listed for the National Book Award (2016), and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award (2017), She’s also the author of the chapbook AVIARIUM (500 Places 2017). A Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, she received her MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers and a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. Her poems have been appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, and Gulf Coast. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, where she teaches creative writing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 061: Olivia Dunn on What it Means to Do Two More Drafts]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMT 29:44 no Olivia Dunn talks to Rachael Herron about the best and worst writing advice she ever got (which turns out to the be the same thing, on writing two more drafts) on this episode of How Do You Write. Listen or watch now!

Olivia Dunn is a Visiting Assistant Professor of writing at Skidmore College and a creative writing instructor at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. She’s happy to be back in the Capital Region, where she grew up. Her essays have appeared recently in The Pinch Journal and McSweeney’s.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Olivia Dunn talks to Rachael Herron about the best and worst writing advice she ever got (which turns out to the be the same thing, on writing two more drafts) on this episode of How Do You Write. Listen or watch now!

Olivia Dunn is a Visiting Assistant Professor of writing at Skidmore College and a creative writing instructor at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. She’s happy to be back in the Capital Region, where she grew up. Her essays have appeared recently in The Pinch Journal and McSweeney’s.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 060: Rachael Herron with 3 Writing Tips You've Never Heard Before]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 01:01:18 GMT 32:18 no Rachael Herron gives 3 tips to help you get to the page, daily. These are tips she doesn't see many other people talking about, and she wants to share them with you. Listen or watch now!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rachael Herron gives 3 tips to help you get to the page, daily. These are tips she doesn't see many other people talking about, and she wants to share them with you. Listen or watch now!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 059: Amy Bernhard On Getting a Little Uncomfortable with Our Writing (While Still Finding Joy)]]> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:53:22 GMT 23:20 no Amy Bernhard talks about finding the new joy in the process of writing and about putting ourselves in situations in which we feel a little uncomfortable, in order to have something new to write about.

Amy is a writer whose essays appear in The Rumpus, VICE Magazine, Redivider, upstreet, The Toast, Ninth Letter, The Iowa Review, and The Colorado Review, among others. She presently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Texas-Arlington and The University of Iowa.  She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, and her work has been awarded grants from The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Arts. She is currently working on a book about the prison town of Huntsville, Texas.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Amy Bernhard talks about finding the new joy in the process of writing and about putting ourselves in situations in which we feel a little uncomfortable, in order to have something new to write about.

Amy is a writer whose essays appear in The Rumpus, VICE Magazine, Redivider, upstreet, The Toast, Ninth Letter, The Iowa Review, and The Colorado Review, among others. She presently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Texas-Arlington and The University of Iowa.  She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, and her work has been awarded grants from The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Arts. She is currently working on a book about the prison town of Huntsville, Texas.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 058: Karen Dionne on Not Being Afraid to Try New Things in Your Writing]]> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 02:18:28 GMT 25:58 no Karen Dionne talks to Rachael about her FABULOUS new book (Rachael loved it) and what it's like when a writer really has a room of her own (the answer might surprise you!). 

Karen Dionne is the author of the dark psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter (June 2017, G.P. Putnam’s Sons), and three other novels. She is co-founder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

 

 

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Karen Dionne talks to Rachael about her FABULOUS new book (Rachael loved it) and what it's like when a writer really has a room of her own (the answer might surprise you!). 

Karen Dionne is the author of the dark psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter (June 2017, G.P. Putnam’s Sons), and three other novels. She is co-founder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 057: Rachael Herron on Why You Should be a Liar and a Thief]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT 39:13 no Rachael Herron was born to lie — and guess what? It’s a hallmark of many creative types. Turns out, dissembling is actually good for your creative brain. Caught in a lie? Blame your creativity! On this episode, Rachael gives you on of her Patreon essays - learn scientific reasons for this boost that comes from lying and gain inspiration from one of the best deadly sins.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rachael Herron was born to lie — and guess what? It’s a hallmark of many creative types. Turns out, dissembling is actually good for your creative brain. Caught in a lie? Blame your creativity! On this episode, Rachael gives you on of her Patreon essays - learn scientific reasons for this boost that comes from lying and gain inspiration from one of the best deadly sins.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 056: Fiona Maazel on Pushing Yourself In Your Writing]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT 37:35 no Fiona Maazel is author of the novels A Little More Human (2017), Woke Up Lonely (2013); and Last Last Chance (2008). Maazel is winner of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bard Prize for Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Harper’s, Ploughshares, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories 2017. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Brooklyn College, NYU, Adelphi, Princeton, Syracuse, Columbia, and the University of Leipzig, Germany, and is currently the Director of Communications for a legal nonprofit, Measures for Justice. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Fiona Maazel is author of the novels A Little More Human (2017), Woke Up Lonely (2013); and Last Last Chance (2008). Maazel is winner of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bard Prize for Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Harper’s, Ploughshares, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories 2017. She has taught in the creative writing programs at Brooklyn College, NYU, Adelphi, Princeton, Syracuse, Columbia, and the University of Leipzig, Germany, and is currently the Director of Communications for a legal nonprofit, Measures for Justice. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 055: Rachael Johns on Plotting vs Pantsing vs Her Own Method]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:13:17 GMT 48:23 no Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. A lover of romance and women’s fiction, Rachael loves nothing more than sitting in bed with her laptop and electric blanket and imagining her own stories. Rachael has finaled in a num­ber of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012 and The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction. Rachael lives in the Perth Hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training, two fat cats, a cantankerous bird and a very badly behaved dog. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted via her website – www.rachaeljohns.com She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. A lover of romance and women’s fiction, Rachael loves nothing more than sitting in bed with her laptop and electric blanket and imagining her own stories. Rachael has finaled in a num­ber of competitions, including the Australian Romance Readers Awards. Jilted (her first rural romance) won Favourite Australian Contemporary Romance in 2012 and The Patterson Girls won the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award and also the 2015 Australian Book Industry Award for General Fiction. Rachael lives in the Perth Hills with her hyperactive husband, three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training, two fat cats, a cantankerous bird and a very badly behaved dog. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted via her website – www.rachaeljohns.com She is also on Facebook and Twitter.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 054: Alisha Rai on Editing Sex Scenes]]> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT 35:01 no Alisha Rai writes hot and emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on topics such as love in the digital age, sex positivity, and inclusive representation in romance and media. She is the first author to have an indie-published book appear on Washington Post's annual Best Books list. Her books have also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and have received critical attention and rave reviews from sources such as Library Journal, USA Today, BookRiot, Washington Post, Bitter Empire, NPR, and Smart Bitches Trashy Books. Alisha spends most of her time traveling, reading, dreaming up sexy heroes and heroines, and tweeting.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Alisha Rai writes hot and emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on topics such as love in the digital age, sex positivity, and inclusive representation in romance and media. She is the first author to have an indie-published book appear on Washington Post's annual Best Books list. Her books have also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and have received critical attention and rave reviews from sources such as Library Journal, USA Today, BookRiot, Washington Post, Bitter Empire, NPR, and Smart Bitches Trashy Books. Alisha spends most of her time traveling, reading, dreaming up sexy heroes and heroines, and tweeting.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 053: Rachael Wants to Know What Next?]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:32:44 GMT 22:04 no In this episode, Rachael takes her birthday week and the midyear to talk about what's next on the horizon and confesses the crime she tried to commit in Canada. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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In this episode, Rachael takes her birthday week and the midyear to talk about what's next on the horizon and confesses the crime she tried to commit in Canada. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep 052: Elizabeth Greenwood on Being Bold in Your Writing Career]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 31:26 no Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of PLAYING DEAD: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, a nonfiction book about people who have faked their deaths. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, Rhapsody, O Magazine,Guernica,VICE and the digital editions of The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Esquire.  She teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of PLAYING DEAD: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, a nonfiction book about people who have faked their deaths. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, Rhapsody, O Magazine,Guernica,VICE and the digital editions of The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Esquire.  She teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Erika T. Wurth on Fitting What You’re Writing to the Best Form]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 36:09 no Erika T. Wurth’s published works include a novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and two collections of poetry, Indian Trains and One Thousand Horses Out to Sea. Her collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine is forthcoming. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Erika T. Wurth’s published works include a novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and two collections of poetry, Indian Trains and One Thousand Horses Out to Sea. Her collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine is forthcoming. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 050: Jessica Abel on Working on One Project At a Time]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 36:59 no Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of Growing Gills, Out on the Wire, La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Abel’s new new science fiction comics series, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars debuted in November 2016. She is Chair of the Illustration Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of Growing Gills, Out on the Wire, La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Abel’s new new science fiction comics series, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars debuted in November 2016. She is Chair of the Illustration Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and lives with her family in Philadelphia.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 049: Sherry Thomas on How to Craft a Character Through Pain]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:33:46 GMT 36:58 no Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today, winning the RITA Award two years running, and appearing on innumerable "Best of the Year" lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Dear Author, and All About Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and sons.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed historical romance authors writing today, winning the RITA Award two years running, and appearing on innumerable "Best of the Year" lists, including those of Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Dear Author, and All About Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and sons.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 048: Monica Leonelle on Writing Faster with Dictation]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:28:12 GMT 26:29 no Monica Leonelle has written over half a million words of fiction spread across several genres and series, most notably her young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance series, Waters Dark and Deep. Monica also writes about indie publishing at ProseOnFire.com. Her most recent nonfiction series, Growth Hacking for Storytellers, has helped thousands of writers write faster, become better storytellers, and find their way to success. She’s also the creator of the Breakout Author Masterclass.

Monica lives in a very, very old, 3-story home in St. Louis, MO with her husband and adorable westie, Mia. It possibly has ghosts. And definitely has a secret passage. She also drinks tea, not coffee, and spends a lot of her time journaling and even more of it in her head. To find out what she’s up to and get access to her latest fiction updates, exclusive giveaways, advanced review copies, and more, sign up at MonicaLeonelle.com

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Monica Leonelle has written over half a million words of fiction spread across several genres and series, most notably her young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance series, Waters Dark and Deep. Monica also writes about indie publishing at ProseOnFire.com. Her most recent nonfiction series, Growth Hacking for Storytellers, has helped thousands of writers write faster, become better storytellers, and find their way to success. She’s also the creator of the Breakout Author Masterclass.

Monica lives in a very, very old, 3-story home in St. Louis, MO with her husband and adorable westie, Mia. It possibly has ghosts. And definitely has a secret passage. She also drinks tea, not coffee, and spends a lot of her time journaling and even more of it in her head. To find out what she’s up to and get access to her latest fiction updates, exclusive giveaways, advanced review copies, and more, sign up at MonicaLeonelle.com

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 047: Rachael Herron on How She Steals Characters from Real Life]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 22:47 no <![CDATA[Ep. 046 Michelle Gonzales on Not Waiting To Be Found]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 26:25 no Punk writer, Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, a book about her days in the groundbreaking female punk band, Spitboy. Gonzales has contributed to Hip Mama Magazine, and published in anthologies and literary journals. She teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College and lives in Oakland with her son, husband, and three Mexican dogs.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Punk writer, Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, a book about her days in the groundbreaking female punk band, Spitboy. Gonzales has contributed to Hip Mama Magazine, and published in anthologies and literary journals. She teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College and lives in Oakland with her son, husband, and three Mexican dogs.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 045: Sara Ramsey on How to get Unstuck in Your Writing]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 17:01:08 GMT 32:00 no Sara Ramsey is a historical romance author with great taste in Champagne, bad taste in movies, and a serious love for journals and washi tape. Her award-winning historical romances feature plenty of devious dukes, daring ladies, and happily ever afters. Sara has called both Iowa and San Francisco home, but she's currently wandering the globe while writing novels and searching for the perfect cup of tea. Find out more about her work at www.sararamsey.com.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Sara Ramsey is a historical romance author with great taste in Champagne, bad taste in movies, and a serious love for journals and washi tape. Her award-winning historical romances feature plenty of devious dukes, daring ladies, and happily ever afters. Sara has called both Iowa and San Francisco home, but she's currently wandering the globe while writing novels and searching for the perfect cup of tea. Find out more about her work at www.sararamsey.com.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 044: Bethany Herron on Weird Travel Writing]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 32:16 no Bethany Herron has had short works of nonfiction and fiction published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, PEEQ, and the anthology Bad-Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental. In her professional life, she's been a grant writer for nine years, crafting hundreds of proposals on tight deadlines. Before that, she put her English degree to use working at a small publishing house in Oakland. She's also put over 100,000 miles on her pickup truck Tach, crossing the country on backroads, and racked up even more mileage on the tracks as a freight train conductor. She blogs at www.bethanyherron.com.

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Bethany Herron has had short works of nonfiction and fiction published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, PEEQ, and the anthology Bad-Ass Faeries: It’s Elemental. In her professional life, she's been a grant writer for nine years, crafting hundreds of proposals on tight deadlines. Before that, she put her English degree to use working at a small publishing house in Oakland. She's also put over 100,000 miles on her pickup truck Tach, crossing the country on backroads, and racked up even more mileage on the tracks as a freight train conductor. She blogs at www.bethanyherron.com.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 043: Rachael in Venice]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT 19:19 no <![CDATA[Ep. 042: John Gaspard]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT 30:07 no John Gaspard is the author of the Eli Marks mystery series The Ambitious Card, The Bullet Catch, The Miser’s Dream and The Linking Rings), from Henery Press.

He has also written two popular books on low-budget filmmaking: Fast Cheap and Under Control and Fast, Cheap and Written That Way.

In real life, John is not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less – no small trick. His blog, “Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts” has been named “One of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers” and “One of The 100 Best Blogs For Film and Theater Students.” He’s also written for TV and the stage.

John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats and a handful of pet allergies.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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John Gaspard is the author of the Eli Marks mystery series The Ambitious Card, The Bullet Catch, The Miser’s Dream and The Linking Rings), from Henery Press.

He has also written two popular books on low-budget filmmaking: Fast Cheap and Under Control and Fast, Cheap and Written That Way.

In real life, John is not a magician, but he has directed six low-budget features that cost very little and made even less – no small trick. His blog, “Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts” has been named “One of the 50 Best Blogs for Moviemakers” and “One of The 100 Best Blogs For Film and Theater Students.” He’s also written for TV and the stage.

John lives in Minnesota and shares his home with his lovely wife, several dogs, a few cats and a handful of pet allergies.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 041: Sheree L. Greer]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT 26:27 no A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Sheree L. Greer founded The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of ancestor, elder, and contemporary women writers of color. The author of two novels, Let the Lover be and A Return to Arms, and the short story collection, Once and Future lovers, Sheree recently published a writing guide for student writers, Stop Writing Wack Essays. She is a VONA alumn with work featured on Very Smart Brothas, AutoStraddle, Ms. Fit Magazine, and Hypertext. Sheree teaches composition, creative writing, fiction workshop, and African American literature at St. Petersburg College in Florida.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Sheree L. Greer founded The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of ancestor, elder, and contemporary women writers of color. The author of two novels, Let the Lover be and A Return to Arms, and the short story collection, Once and Future lovers, Sheree recently published a writing guide for student writers, Stop Writing Wack Essays. She is a VONA alumn with work featured on Very Smart Brothas, AutoStraddle, Ms. Fit Magazine, and Hypertext. Sheree teaches composition, creative writing, fiction workshop, and African American literature at St. Petersburg College in Florida.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 040: Antonia Crane]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT 44:36 no Antonia Crane is a writer, Moth Slam winner, and writing instructor in Los Angeles. She is the author of the memoir, “Spent” (Barnacle Books, Rare Bird, 2014). She has written for The New York Times, Quartz: Atlantic Media, The Toast, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Salon, and lots of other places. Her screenplay, “The Lusty” co-written with Silas Howard about the Exotic Dancers Union is a recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/ Kenneth Rainin Foundation Screenwriter’s Grant, 2015.  She is at work on an essay collection and a memoir.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Antonia Crane is a writer, Moth Slam winner, and writing instructor in Los Angeles. She is the author of the memoir, “Spent” (Barnacle Books, Rare Bird, 2014). She has written for The New York Times, Quartz: Atlantic Media, The Toast, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Salon, and lots of other places. Her screenplay, “The Lusty” co-written with Silas Howard about the Exotic Dancers Union is a recipient of the San Francisco Film Society/ Kenneth Rainin Foundation Screenwriter’s Grant, 2015.  She is at work on an essay collection and a memoir.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 039: Gigi Pandian]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT 28:00 no USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives outside San Francisco with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. A cancer diagnosis in her thirties taught her that life’s too short to waste a single moment. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, the Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Her fiction has been awarded the Malice Domestic Grant and Lefty Awards, and short-listed for Macavity and Agatha Awards.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives outside San Francisco with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. A cancer diagnosis in her thirties taught her that life’s too short to waste a single moment. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, the Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Her fiction has been awarded the Malice Domestic Grant and Lefty Awards, and short-listed for Macavity and Agatha Awards.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 038: Jason Gurley]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT 24:08 no Jason Gurley is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and other novels and stories. His bestselling self-published novel Eleanor was acquired by Crown Publishing and reissued in 2016. His work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine and numerous anthologies. He lives and writes in Oregon.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Jason Gurley is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and other novels and stories. His bestselling self-published novel Eleanor was acquired by Crown Publishing and reissued in 2016. His work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine and numerous anthologies. He lives and writes in Oregon.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 037: Kate Maruyama]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMT 25:54 no Kate Maruyama‘s novel Harrowgate was published by 47North. Her short work has appeared in Arcadia, Stoneboat and Controlled Burn and is now featured in two new anthologies, Phantasma: Stories and Winter Horror Tales as well as on The Rumpus, Salon and The Citron Review among other journals. She teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles in the BA and MFA Programs and for inspiration2publication.com as well as for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She writes, teaches, cooks and eats in Los Angeles where she lives with her family.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Kate Maruyama‘s novel Harrowgate was published by 47North. Her short work has appeared in Arcadia, Stoneboat and Controlled Burn and is now featured in two new anthologies, Phantasma: Stories and Winter Horror Tales as well as on The Rumpus, Salon and The Citron Review among other journals. She teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles in the BA and MFA Programs and for inspiration2publication.com as well as for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She writes, teaches, cooks and eats in Los Angeles where she lives with her family.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 036: Anna Doogan]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT 19:30 no Anna Doogan is a writer, dancer, and mother of three. Her writing has also appeared in Hip Mama, The Literary Kitchen, and Arcadia Magazine’s Online Sundries. She was the winner of the 2015 Hip Mama Uncensored/Unchaste Readers Writing Contest for her short story, “Fires.” She lives in Portland, Oregon.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Anna Doogan is a writer, dancer, and mother of three. Her writing has also appeared in Hip Mama, The Literary Kitchen, and Arcadia Magazine’s Online Sundries. She was the winner of the 2015 Hip Mama Uncensored/Unchaste Readers Writing Contest for her short story, “Fires.” She lives in Portland, Oregon.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 035: Adrienne Bell]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT 25:08 no Adrienne Bell is a wife and a mother of two. She’s lived her whole life in Northern California. She has a deep, abiding love of all things Disneyland and Supernatural, and is the author of One Lucky Night, as well as the Second Service and The Sinner Saints series. Hook, her new book from the Exiles of the Realm just came out on Feb 14th, 2017.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Adrienne Bell is a wife and a mother of two. She’s lived her whole life in Northern California. She has a deep, abiding love of all things Disneyland and Supernatural, and is the author of One Lucky Night, as well as the Second Service and The Sinner Saints series. Hook, her new book from the Exiles of the Realm just came out on Feb 14th, 2017.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 034: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT 19:15 no Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo was named a 2012 Los Angeles Central Library ALOUD Newer Poet and the 2013 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange poetry winner. Her poetry manuscript, Built with Safe Spaces, is inspired by her grandmother, Los Angeles, and the Arizona borderlands. In August 2011 she volunteered as a desert aid worker with the Tucson-based humanitarian organization, No More Deaths, which informed many of her borderland poems. In Los Angeles, she is the creator and curator of the quarterly reading series HITCHED and a co-founding member of the literary organization, Women Who Submit. She is a first generation Chicana born and raised in San Gabriel, California and currently lives in the shadows of Dodger Stadium in historic Solano Canyon. She spends her nights listening for the ghosts and coyotes of Chavez Ravine and her days maneuvering the 110 freeway to teach drama and English to high school students in Arcadia, CA.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo was named a 2012 Los Angeles Central Library ALOUD Newer Poet and the 2013 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange poetry winner. Her poetry manuscript, Built with Safe Spaces, is inspired by her grandmother, Los Angeles, and the Arizona borderlands. In August 2011 she volunteered as a desert aid worker with the Tucson-based humanitarian organization, No More Deaths, which informed many of her borderland poems. In Los Angeles, she is the creator and curator of the quarterly reading series HITCHED and a co-founding member of the literary organization, Women Who Submit. She is a first generation Chicana born and raised in San Gabriel, California and currently lives in the shadows of Dodger Stadium in historic Solano Canyon. She spends her nights listening for the ghosts and coyotes of Chavez Ravine and her days maneuvering the 110 freeway to teach drama and English to high school students in Arcadia, CA.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 033: Lisa Marie Rollins]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMT 33:26 no Lisa Marie Rollins is poet, playwright, theater director and dramaturg. She was a CALLALOO Journal London Writing Workshop Fellow, is an alumni in Poetry of VONA Writing Workshop and was a Poet in Residence at June Jordan’s Poetry for the People at U.C. Berkeley. Her writing is published in Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, River, Blood, Corn Literary Journal, Line/Break, As/Us Literary Journal,The Pacific Review and others. Currently, she is finishing her new manuscript of poems, Compass for which she received the 2016 Mary Tanenbaum Literary Award from San Francisco Foundation. She is in development with her new play, Token and was a 2015-16 playwright member of Just Theater Play Lab in Berkeley. She holds graduate degrees from The Claremont Graduate University and UC Berkeley. She is currently a Guest Artist Director at St Mary’s College in Performance Studies, a Resident Artist with Crowded Fire Theater and a Artist-in-Residence at BRAVA Theater for Women in San Francisco.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Lisa Marie Rollins is poet, playwright, theater director and dramaturg. She was a CALLALOO Journal London Writing Workshop Fellow, is an alumni in Poetry of VONA Writing Workshop and was a Poet in Residence at June Jordan’s Poetry for the People at U.C. Berkeley. Her writing is published in Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, River, Blood, Corn Literary Journal, Line/Break, As/Us Literary Journal,The Pacific Review and others. Currently, she is finishing her new manuscript of poems, Compass for which she received the 2016 Mary Tanenbaum Literary Award from San Francisco Foundation. She is in development with her new play, Token and was a 2015-16 playwright member of Just Theater Play Lab in Berkeley. She holds graduate degrees from The Claremont Graduate University and UC Berkeley. She is currently a Guest Artist Director at St Mary’s College in Performance Studies, a Resident Artist with Crowded Fire Theater and a Artist-in-Residence at BRAVA Theater for Women in San Francisco.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 032: Honorée Corder]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMT 27:21 no Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, and Prosperity for Writers. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning book series. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

 

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Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, and Prosperity for Writers. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning book series. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income. 

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 031: Gwenda Bond]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:59:31 GMT 24:15 no Gwenda Bond writes YA and children’s fiction. Her novels include the Lois Lane series, which bring the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American series, about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their unruly pets. There are rumors she escaped from a screwball comedy, and she might have a journalism degree because of her childhood love of Lois Lane.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Gwenda Bond writes YA and children’s fiction. Her novels include the Lois Lane series, which bring the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American series, about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their unruly pets. There are rumors she escaped from a screwball comedy, and she might have a journalism degree because of her childhood love of Lois Lane.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 030: Aya de Leon]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:00:16 GMT 32:45 no Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books published her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian and the East Bay Express. A graduate of Harvard College, with an MFA from Antioch University, Aya has been an artist in residence at Stanford University, a Cave Canem poetry fellow, and a slam poetry champion. She publicly married herself in the 90s, and from 1995 to 2012 hosted an annual Valentine’s Day show that focused on self-love. She also blogs and tweets about culture, gender, and race.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books published her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Bay Guardian and the East Bay Express. A graduate of Harvard College, with an MFA from Antioch University, Aya has been an artist in residence at Stanford University, a Cave Canem poetry fellow, and a slam poetry champion. She publicly married herself in the 90s, and from 1995 to 2012 hosted an annual Valentine’s Day show that focused on self-love. She also blogs and tweets about culture, gender, and race.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 029: New Year Goals with Rachael]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:52:08 GMT 26:31 no Special New Year's episode! I intend to make this an annual episode, and I loved recording this because it made me sit and really think. In this episode, I go back over last year's goals and whether I hit them or not. I talk about my goals for 2017 (big! awesome! also do less!), including some open, frank talk about financials. Enjoy!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novels The Ones Who Matter Most, Splinters of Light, and Pack Up the Moon (Penguin), the five-book Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland. She teaches writing extension workshops at both UC Berkeley and Stanford and is a proud member of the NaNoWriMo Writer’s Board. She’s a New Zealand citizen as well as an American.

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Special New Year's episode! I intend to make this an annual episode, and I loved recording this because it made me sit and really think. In this episode, I go back over last year's goals and whether I hit them or not. I talk about my goals for 2017 (big! awesome! also do less!), including some open, frank talk about financials. Enjoy!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novels The Ones Who Matter Most, Splinters of Light, and Pack Up the Moon (Penguin), the five-book Cypress Hollow series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches (Chronicle). She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland. She teaches writing extension workshops at both UC Berkeley and Stanford and is a proud member of the NaNoWriMo Writer’s Board. She’s a New Zealand citizen as well as an American.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 028: Mridu Khullar Relph]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:56:33 GMT 35:27 no Mridu Khullar Relph is the founder of The International Freelancer. She has written for The New York Times, TIME, CNN, ABC, The Christian Science Monitor, Ms., Marie Claire, and many more in a career spanning over 13 years. My assignments have required her to trek up and down the tsunami-ravaged coast of India, live with Tibetan nuns, interview coffin makers in Ghana, learn how mobile phones are designed in the US, and much more.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Mridu Khullar Relph is the founder of The International Freelancer. She has written for The New York Times, TIME, CNN, ABC, The Christian Science Monitor, Ms., Marie Claire, and many more in a career spanning over 13 years. My assignments have required her to trek up and down the tsunami-ravaged coast of India, live with Tibetan nuns, interview coffin makers in Ghana, learn how mobile phones are designed in the US, and much more.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 027: Joanna Penn]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:49:58 GMT 33:48 no J.F.Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers on the edge, as well as bestselling non-fiction for authors published under Joanna Penn. Joanna’s site for writers, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers three years running. She is a professional speaker on creative entrepreneurship, digital publishing and internet marketing, and was voted one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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J.F.Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers on the edge, as well as bestselling non-fiction for authors published under Joanna Penn. Joanna’s site for writers, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers three years running. She is a professional speaker on creative entrepreneurship, digital publishing and internet marketing, and was voted one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 026: Dani Shapiro]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:31:04 GMT 28:19 no Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in many places including The New Yorker, Granta, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”. Dani was recently Oprah Winfrey’s guest on”Super Soul Sunday.” She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan University; A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Dani lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her next book, Hourglass, will be published by Knopf in the spring of 2017.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Dani Shapiro is the bestselling author of the memoirs Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work has appeared in many places including The New Yorker, Granta, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and has been broadcast on “This American Life”. Dani was recently Oprah Winfrey’s guest on”Super Soul Sunday.” She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, The New School and Wesleyan University; A contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Dani lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her next book, Hourglass, will be published by Knopf in the spring of 2017.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 025: Janine Bajus]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:36:40 GMT 24:43 no Janine Bajus is an internationally known Fair Isle knitter, designer, and teacher. Her goal is to provide the information that people need to knit their own stranded garments, whether traditional or wild, subdued or saturated, from a pattern or self-designed. Her hands-on workshops in custom color knitting are known for Janine's unstoppable can-do attitude and step-by-step methods. Her book, The Joy of Color, is available now!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Janine Bajus is an internationally known Fair Isle knitter, designer, and teacher. Her goal is to provide the information that people need to knit their own stranded garments, whether traditional or wild, subdued or saturated, from a pattern or self-designed. Her hands-on workshops in custom color knitting are known for Janine's unstoppable can-do attitude and step-by-step methods. Her book, The Joy of Color, is available now!

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 024: Tien Chiu]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 01:53:08 GMT 34:43 no Tien Chiu is a weaver, a dyer and a couture seamstress. She’s also a writer. In addition to writing articles for Handwoven and Complex Weavers Journal, she’s written a gorgeous book, titled Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work, which has just come out from Schiffer Publishing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Tien Chiu is a weaver, a dyer and a couture seamstress. She’s also a writer. In addition to writing articles for Handwoven and Complex Weavers Journal, she’s written a gorgeous book, titled Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work, which has just come out from Schiffer Publishing.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 023: J. Thorn]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:08:32 GMT 20:15 no J. Thorn has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. J. is a contributor to disinformation.com and a staff writer for HeavyPlanet.net as well as a founding board member of the Author Marketing Institute. He earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He has spent the last twenty years researching mysticism and the occult in colonial American history.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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J. Thorn has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. J. is a contributor to disinformation.com and a staff writer for HeavyPlanet.net as well as a founding board member of the Author Marketing Institute. He earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He has spent the last twenty years researching mysticism and the occult in colonial American history.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 022: Greta Beekhuis]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:49:27 GMT 22:42 no Greta Beekhuis, is an author, knitter of complex mathematical equations, word nerd, physics junkie, voracious reader, and open wheel racer. Her first novel was recently released, Remembering the Way: A novel about a life in science. 

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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Greta Beekhuis, is an author, knitter of complex mathematical equations, word nerd, physics junkie, voracious reader, and open wheel racer. Her first novel was recently released, Remembering the Way: A novel about a life in science. 

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 021: Grant Faulkner]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT 26:57 no Grant Faulkner was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He earned a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In 2011, Faulkner co-founded 100 Word Story, an online literary journal that publishes stories that are exactly 100 words long. In 2012, he became Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), taking over from founder Chris Baty (who can be heard on Episode 15). He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the writer Heather Mackey, and their two children.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Grant Faulkner was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He earned a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In 2011, Faulkner co-founded 100 Word Story, an online literary journal that publishes stories that are exactly 100 words long. In 2012, he became Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), taking over from founder Chris Baty (who can be heard on Episode 15). He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the writer Heather Mackey, and their two children.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 020: Holly Robinson]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:39:18 GMT 20:47 no Novelist, journalist and celebrity ghost writer Holly Robinson is the author of the memoir The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter and many novels including most recently Folly Cove, from Penguin.  Her articles and essays appear frequently in The Huffington Post, More, Parents, Redbook and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She and her husband have five children and a stubborn Pekingese. They divide their time between Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, and are crazy enough to be fixing up old houses one shingle at a time in both places.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Novelist, journalist and celebrity ghost writer Holly Robinson is the author of the memoir The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter and many novels including most recently Folly Cove, from Penguin.  Her articles and essays appear frequently in The Huffington Post, More, Parents, Redbook and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She and her husband have five children and a stubborn Pekingese. They divide their time between Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, and are crazy enough to be fixing up old houses one shingle at a time in both places.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 019: Larissa Brown]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:41:27 GMT 28:16 no Larissa Brown writes books - about Vikings and about knitting - as well as creating designs for hand knitters. Her first novel was Beautiful Wreck and her second novel JUST launched and is called So Wild a Dream. She lives in Portland with her husband and son.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Larissa Brown writes books - about Vikings and about knitting - as well as creating designs for hand knitters. Her first novel was Beautiful Wreck and her second novel JUST launched and is called So Wild a Dream. She lives in Portland with her husband and son.

Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 018: Julia Skott]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:36:45 GMT 24:58 no Julia Skott is a journalist and writer in Sweden. She’s published two non-fiction books called Body Panic and Shut Up I’m Counting. She also produces podcasts about knitting and romance literature and is working on a novel or two.

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Julia Skott is a journalist and writer in Sweden. She’s published two non-fiction books called Body Panic and Shut Up I’m Counting. She also produces podcasts about knitting and romance literature and is working on a novel or two.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 017: Jennifer Baker]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:47:54 GMT 24:51 no Jennifer Baker received her MFA from The New School’s graduate program in Creative Writing. She works as a production editor, and contributes to Bustle.com, and is the social media director and a writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. Jennifer is a panel organizer for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization that sprang to life from the #WeNeedDiverseBooks media campaign to increase minority representation (of all kinds) in literature. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Minorities in Publishing. Jennifer’s short story “The Pursuit of Happiness” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2017 and in December 2013, her young adult manuscript, The Facility, won the SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award for underrepresented voices in children’s literature.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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Jennifer Baker received her MFA from The New School’s graduate program in Creative Writing. She works as a production editor, and contributes to Bustle.com, and is the social media director and a writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers' Workshop. Jennifer is a panel organizer for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit organization that sprang to life from the #WeNeedDiverseBooks media campaign to increase minority representation (of all kinds) in literature. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Minorities in Publishing. Jennifer’s short story “The Pursuit of Happiness” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2017 and in December 2013, her young adult manuscript, The Facility, won the SCBWI On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award for underrepresented voices in children’s literature.

How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 016: Dana Kaye]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT 31:06 no Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: She is known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends. She frequently speaks on the topics of social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little Pink Book, andNBC Chicago. She is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Sales, available 9/20/16 from Diversion Books.

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Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: She is known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends. She frequently speaks on the topics of social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little Pink Book, andNBC Chicago. She is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: A Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Sales, available 9/20/16 from Diversion Books.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 015: Chris Baty]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT 29:16 no <![CDATA[Ep. 014: Cat Rambo]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT 19:53 no Cat Rambo lives, writes, and edits in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in such places as Asimov's, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons. She was the fiction editor of award-winning Fantasy Magazine and appeared on the World Fantasy Award ballot in 2012 for that work. Her story "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain" was a 2012 Nebula Award finalist. She has worked as a programmer-writer for Microsoft and a Tarot card reader, professions which, she claims, both involve a certain combination of technical knowledge and willingness to go with the flow. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and Clarion West, she also works with Armageddon MUD, and writes gaming articles. A frequent volunteer with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, she is currently its president.

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Cat Rambo lives, writes, and edits in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in such places as Asimov's, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons. She was the fiction editor of award-winning Fantasy Magazine and appeared on the World Fantasy Award ballot in 2012 for that work. Her story "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain" was a 2012 Nebula Award finalist. She has worked as a programmer-writer for Microsoft and a Tarot card reader, professions which, she claims, both involve a certain combination of technical knowledge and willingness to go with the flow. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and Clarion West, she also works with Armageddon MUD, and writes gaming articles. A frequent volunteer with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, she is currently its president.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 013: Clara Parkes]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT 29:07 no <![CDATA[Ep. 012: Courtney Gillette]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT 19:48 no <![CDATA[Ep. 011: Kim Werker]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT 33:52 no <![CDATA[Ep. 10: Morgan Jerkins]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 23:03:00 GMT 19:39 no Morgan Jerkins discusses her writing process. She lives and writes in New York.  She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Comparative Literature, specializing in nineteenth century Russian literature and postwar modern Japanese literature, and she has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She speaks six languages.

Currently, she’s a contributing editor at Catapult and a Book of the Month judge. On the freelance side, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times, The Atlantic, ELLE, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, andBuzzFeed, among many others.

Her debut essay collection, THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial.

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Morgan Jerkins discusses her writing process. She lives and writes in New York.  She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Comparative Literature, specializing in nineteenth century Russian literature and postwar modern Japanese literature, and she has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She speaks six languages.

Currently, she’s a contributing editor at Catapult and a Book of the Month judge. On the freelance side, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, The New York Times, The Atlantic, ELLE, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, andBuzzFeed, among many others.

Her debut essay collection, THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 009: Raina J. Leon]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT 19:30 no <![CDATA[Ep. 008: Nayomi Munaweera]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:38:55 GMT 18:46 no Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Prize and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia . It was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. The New York Times called the book "luminous" and Publisher's Weekly has compared her voice to that of Michael Ondatjee and Jhumpa Lahiri. Nayomi’s second novel, What Lies Between Us has been one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, having been featured on both Buzzfeed and Elle Magazines Best of 2016 lists. She lives in Oakland, California and is working on her third novel.

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Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Prize and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia . It was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. The New York Times called the book "luminous" and Publisher's Weekly has compared her voice to that of Michael Ondatjee and Jhumpa Lahiri. Nayomi’s second novel, What Lies Between Us has been one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, having been featured on both Buzzfeed and Elle Magazines Best of 2016 lists. She lives in Oakland, California and is working on her third novel.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 007: Arisa White]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT 24:07 no <![CDATA[Ep. 006: Wendy Ortiz]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT 18:59 no Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Bruja (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Oct. 31, 2016).

Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Hazlitt, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, Fanzine, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

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Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Bruja (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Oct. 31, 2016).

Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Hazlitt, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, Fanzine, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 005: Esmé Weijun Wang]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMT 13:24 no <![CDATA[Ep. 004: Adrienne Celt]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMT 19:33 no <![CDATA[Ep. 003: Adrienne Martini]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT 19:16 no <![CDATA[Ep 002: Cari Luna]]> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 20:10:55 GMT 17:43 no The Revolution of Every Day and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Fiction, tells us about her process. ]]> The Revolution of Every Day and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Fiction, tells us about her process. ]]> <![CDATA[Ep 001: Rachael Herron]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:21:25 GMT 13:09 no own process. How do you write a book? She tells you how she writes hers, and gives some tips and tricks about how she gets the work done. This is a weekly, short podcast for writers about the process of writing, so settle in and enjoy the first show.  ]]> own process. How do you write a book? She tells you how she writes hers, and gives some tips and tricks about how she gets the work done. This is a weekly, short podcast for writers about the process of writing, so settle in and enjoy the first show.  ]]>