60 pippa.io <![CDATA[The Writer's Well - Conversations about writing from craft to wellness.]]> http://thewriterswell.org en Copyright © 2018 J. Thorn and Rachael Herron yes J. Thorn info+5b4a32aa8a703e835e945540@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5b4a32aa8a703e835e945540/1531589707823-aba31cdb93be3d65fb2e806b3f5855be.jpeg http://thewriterswell.org <![CDATA[The Writer's Well - Conversations about writing from craft to wellness.]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/thewriterswell <![CDATA[The Writer’s Well Episode 84: When do you let go?]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:13 GMT 29:25 5b71c8b23123b7906e18071a yes full 84 J. and Rachael discuss the pain of failure, the learning curve, and getting better at knowing when you need to remove something (or someone) from your life.


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J. and Rachael discuss the pain of failure, the learning curve, and getting better at knowing when you need to remove something (or someone) from your life.


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<![CDATA[The Writer’s Well Episode 83: Can you “make it” part-time?]]> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 05:00:23 GMT 37:01 5b688f7fecd9d6db45629bdf yes full 83 How do you define “making it” as a creative? Rachael and J. discuss this complex and nuanced question posed by a listener. Episode comprised of 100% recommended daily dose of honesty.


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How do you define “making it” as a creative? Rachael and J. discuss this complex and nuanced question posed by a listener. Episode comprised of 100% recommended daily dose of honesty.


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<![CDATA[The Writer’s Well Episode 82: Are you better off not knowing?]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:00:03 GMT 26:27 5b5f5767266bdee15152268a yes full 82 Without skipping a beat, Rachael answer’s J.’s question. Is there value in not knowing the “proper” way to do something, going beyond good to great? Tune in and find out!


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Without skipping a beat, Rachael answer’s J.’s question. Is there value in not knowing the “proper” way to do something, going beyond good to great? Tune in and find out!


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<![CDATA[The Writer’s Well Episode 81: What is your biggest challenge right now?]]> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 05:00:04 GMT 27:38 5b5628035bbc1d950b831e34 yes full 81 Rachael hits J. up with a vague, fuzzy, question and the conversation ends with Rachael promising to publish steampunk. Well, not really. But listen and you’ll get it.


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Rachael hits J. up with a vague, fuzzy, question and the conversation ends with Rachael promising to publish steampunk. Well, not really. But listen and you’ll get it.


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<![CDATA[The Writer’s Well Episode 80: NEW & SHINY! What is a tactic or strategy you want to love but can’t?]]> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:00:59 GMT 28:32 5b4cddbb8f4bcb8c15324cb7 yes full 80 With surprising ease, “Petal to the Metal” has rebranded as “The Writer’s Well.” Same hosts, format, and feed but with an intentional focus on health and wellness for writers.


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With surprising ease, “Petal to the Metal” has rebranded as “The Writer’s Well.” Same hosts, format, and feed but with an intentional focus on health and wellness for writers.


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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 79: Changes are afoot!]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 31:34 yes full But don’t panic. We’re not going anywhere, just getting better. Get ready for a regular segment on being well as a writer and help us finalize our new podcast name.

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But don’t panic. We’re not going anywhere, just getting better. Get ready for a regular segment on being well as a writer and help us finalize our new podcast name.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 78: How do you know if you’re healthy?]]> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 26:51 yes full Petal is back, and Metal poses an appropriate question in response to listeners who want to know how to be healthy while being a full-time creative.

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Petal is back, and Metal poses an appropriate question in response to listeners who want to know how to be healthy while being a full-time creative.

The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 77: Why podcasting (with Adrienne Bell)?]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 25:11 yes full With Petal under the weather, Metal talks with indie romance writer, Adrienne Bell and tries to figure out why somebody would be crazy enough to start a podcast.

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With Petal under the weather, Metal talks with indie romance writer, Adrienne Bell and tries to figure out why somebody would be crazy enough to start a podcast.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 76: Plot Fundamentals Part 3]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 39:58 yes full In the third installment of the Plot Fundamentals mini-series, Petal and Metal review the 15 obligatory scenes and discuss how to use them in drafting and revisions. Click to download the PDF for this episode: https://theauthorcopilot.com/writerswelldownloads/episode76.pdf


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In the third installment of the Plot Fundamentals mini-series, Petal and Metal review the 15 obligatory scenes and discuss how to use them in drafting and revisions. Click to download the PDF for this episode: https://theauthorcopilot.com/writerswelldownloads/episode76.pdf


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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 75: Are Your Priorities in the Right Order?]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 29:32 yes full Before returning to Petal’s project and the Story Grid fundamentals, this week Petal asks Metal where his writing falls in the priority list. And don’t feel sorry for Metal. He likes not having friends.

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Before returning to Petal’s project and the Story Grid fundamentals, this week Petal asks Metal where his writing falls in the priority list. And don’t feel sorry for Metal. He likes not having friends.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 74: Plot Fundamentals Part 2]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 44:47 yes full This sequel is better! Petal and Metal drill deeper into the Five Commandments of the Global Story and Petal is excited to draft. Can you believe that? Click to download the PDF for these past two episodes: https://theauthorcopilot.com/writerswelldownloads/episode73-74.pdf


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This sequel is better! Petal and Metal drill deeper into the Five Commandments of the Global Story and Petal is excited to draft. Can you believe that? Click to download the PDF for these past two episodes: https://theauthorcopilot.com/writerswelldownloads/episode73-74.pdf


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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 73: Plot Fundamentals]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 29:32 yes full In a slightly different episode, Petal shares her plot ideas for a new book with Metal. They plan on coming back together next episode to review the Global Story Five Commandments.

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In a slightly different episode, Petal shares her plot ideas for a new book with Metal. They plan on coming back together next episode to review the Global Story Five Commandments.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 72: How on earth do you ACTUALLY plot?]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 30:59 yes full Petal sets up Metal with a softball question, enticing him into a discussion on how he’s adapted a few Story Grid elements to plan a novel. The duo agrees to post before and after versions of Petal’s 15 Obligatory Scenes for a new contemporary romance!

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Petal sets up Metal with a softball question, enticing him into a discussion on how he’s adapted a few Story Grid elements to plan a novel. The duo agrees to post before and after versions of Petal’s 15 Obligatory Scenes for a new contemporary romance!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 71: What are the hidden costs of an in-person writing event?]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 29:36 yes full After a week of recuperation, Petal and Metal reflect on their time together in Chicago and take an honest look at the hidden costs of attending events, especially for introverts or people who need a little personal space.

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After a week of recuperation, Petal and Metal reflect on their time together in Chicago and take an honest look at the hidden costs of attending events, especially for introverts or people who need a little personal space.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 70: What does it mean to sell more books?]]> Wed, 09 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 21:09 yes full LIVE from Chicago! Petal and Metal meet for the first time at the Sell More Books Show Summit where they record a live episode of the podcast in a room filled with food, fun, and friends.

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LIVE from Chicago! Petal and Metal meet for the first time at the Sell More Books Show Summit where they record a live episode of the podcast in a room filled with food, fun, and friends.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 69: What are the best things about writing full-time?]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 27:56 yes full Petal poses an interesting (and recurring) question to Metal this week as the two discuss what they love about being full-time creatives, including the unexpected benefits neither saw coming.

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Petal poses an interesting (and recurring) question to Metal this week as the two discuss what they love about being full-time creatives, including the unexpected benefits neither saw coming.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 68: How do you use deliberate practice to improve?]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 28:45 yes full Climbing out of the canals of Venice, Petal returns to Metal’s question about deliberate practice and they discuss why simply doing the same thing over and over again doesn’t make you better.

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Climbing out of the canals of Venice, Petal returns to Metal’s question about deliberate practice and they discuss why simply doing the same thing over and over again doesn’t make you better.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 67: What would you tell your replacement?]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 22:40 yes full Metal acknowledges the brilliance of Tim Ferriss and decides to pose one of his questions to Petal. This is exactly like KISS.

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Metal acknowledges the brilliance of Tim Ferriss and decides to pose one of his questions to Petal. This is exactly like KISS.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 66: Where are you most scared to fail at?]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 21:02 yes full Petal loves failure. And so does Metal. In this episode, she asks him about the aspect of his professional life where he’s most afraid of failure.

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Petal loves failure. And so does Metal. In this episode, she asks him about the aspect of his professional life where he’s most afraid of failure.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 65: On Addiction]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 42:47 yes full Petal returns! After catching up, Petal and Metal go raw with straight talk about addiction. A different kind of episode but a necessary conversation to have in our society today.

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Petal returns! After catching up, Petal and Metal go raw with straight talk about addiction. A different kind of episode but a necessary conversation to have in our society today.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 64: Special Guest, Angela Addams]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 34:10 yes full Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Angela Addams!

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Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Angela Addams!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 63: Special Guest, Rekka Jay]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 30:28 yes full Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Rekka Jay!

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Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Rekka Jay!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 62: What are the top three reasons you write?]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 22:57 yes full After an inspiring time at Uncon, Petal runs Metal through an exercise designed to help you drill down to your core reason for writing. Get ready for two guest co-hosts to close out March while Petal recharges her batteries.

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After an inspiring time at Uncon, Petal runs Metal through an exercise designed to help you drill down to your core reason for writing. Get ready for two guest co-hosts to close out March while Petal recharges her batteries.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 61: What has the business of writing taught you that you can use in your personal life?]]> Wed, 07 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT 26:23 yes full We often try to bring more of our personality to our business, but sometimes thinking about applying best practices of business to our personal lives can really make a difference in them and to those we care about.

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We often try to bring more of our personality to our business, but sometimes thinking about applying best practices of business to our personal lives can really make a difference in them and to those we care about.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 60: What about crowdfunding?]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 24:59 yes full Although Kickstarter and Patreon are the two most recognized crowdfunding platforms, Metal asks Petal for her general thoughts on the technique, and they both ponder why a crowdfunded, standard novel feels underwhelming unless you’re Stephen King.

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Although Kickstarter and Patreon are the two most recognized crowdfunding platforms, Metal asks Petal for her general thoughts on the technique, and they both ponder why a crowdfunded, standard novel feels underwhelming unless you’re Stephen King.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 59: How are you future-proofing?]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:18 yes full Not just from a financial standpoint, but Petal and Metal discuss how they’re preparing for the perfect future—when they both die on the same day with an unfinished manuscript in their cold, dead, hands.

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Not just from a financial standpoint, but Petal and Metal discuss how they’re preparing for the perfect future—when they both die on the same day with an unfinished manuscript in their cold, dead, hands.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 58: How do you manage email?]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 29:32 yes full All hail to INBOX ZERO! Petal asks Metal how he manages his email which leads to a question of daily activities, and trying to figure out which ones are unsustainable.

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All hail to INBOX ZERO! Petal asks Metal how he manages his email which leads to a question of daily activities, and trying to figure out which ones are unsustainable.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 57: Have you or would you consider recycling an old novel?]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:11 yes full Keeping it green, Petal and Metal discuss the idea of recycling old story ideas, themes, or manuscripts.

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Keeping it green, Petal and Metal discuss the idea of recycling old story ideas, themes, or manuscripts.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 56: How does your upbringing and experience influence your writing?]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 24:50 yes full In this thoughtful, more reflective and serene episode, Petal and Metal discuss how their experiences and journeys influence their writing.

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In this thoughtful, more reflective and serene episode, Petal and Metal discuss how their experiences and journeys influence their writing.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 55: What Do You Think About Audiobooks?]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 28:28 yes full Petal is pumped about recording her soon-to-be-released non-fiction title! She asks Metal about his approach to both audiobook consumption and production.

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Petal is pumped about recording her soon-to-be-released non-fiction title! She asks Metal about his approach to both audiobook consumption and production.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment from 1987]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 35:46 yes full In a special episode, Petal and Metal reveal a secret they’ve been keeping from everyone, going back all the way to 1987!

http://red87.club

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In a special episode, Petal and Metal reveal a secret they’ve been keeping from everyone, going back all the way to 1987!

http://red87.club

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 53: One Year Anniversary Episode!]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:25 yes full We’re not newlyweds anymore. With an anniversary-themed topic in mind, Metal poses the shortest question thus far: Why podcasting?

FREE productivity hack - as mentioned on the show!

Sell More Books Show Summit - EARLY BIRD ENDS JAN. 12!

The Career Author Podcast

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We’re not newlyweds anymore. With an anniversary-themed topic in mind, Metal poses the shortest question thus far: Why podcasting?

FREE productivity hack - as mentioned on the show!

Sell More Books Show Summit - EARLY BIRD ENDS JAN. 12!

The Career Author Podcast

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 52: 2018 - Goals and Intentions for the New Year]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 29:21 yes full We looked back, and now we’re looking ahead! Petal and Metal share their goals, intentions, hopes, and dreams for 2018—in the first episode of the year.

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We looked back, and now we’re looking ahead! Petal and Metal share their goals, intentions, hopes, and dreams for 2018—in the first episode of the year.

FREE productivity hack - as mentioned on the show!

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The Career Author Podcast

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 51: 2017 - Year in Review]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT 28:45 yes full An episode one-year in the making! Petal and Metal share their highlights, accomplishments—and shortcomings of 2017—in the final episode of the year.

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An episode one-year in the making! Petal and Metal share their highlights, accomplishments—and shortcomings of 2017—in the final episode of the year.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 50: What's your biggest challenge in writing?]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT 24:06 yes full Petal poses the eternal and ever-changing question to Metal in this episode. And as happens so often, the two share some of the same challenges in writing.

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Petal poses the eternal and ever-changing question to Metal in this episode. And as happens so often, the two share some of the same challenges in writing.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 49: What piece of writing craft have you learned from other mediums?]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT 29:53 yes full Rachael and J. reveal their true identities this week (lie) before talking about inspiration from art in other mediums. And don’t miss out on the special “early bird” exclusive for The Sell More Books Show Summit in May 2018!

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Rachael and J. reveal their true identities this week (lie) before talking about inspiration from art in other mediums. And don’t miss out on the special “early bird” exclusive for The Sell More Books Show Summit in May 2018!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 48: How can you tell if your idea is a blockbuster or a bomb?]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMT 25:35 yes full After attempting to fill Petal’s creative well, Metal asks how to know if your project idea is a blockbuster or a bomb.

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After attempting to fill Petal’s creative well, Metal asks how to know if your project idea is a blockbuster or a bomb.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 47: What about the genre you write inspires you to write it?]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMT 21:41 yes full Petal comes with a question for Metal this week after the two open the episode with a delightful conversation sure to whet your appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Get inspiration wherever you can find it.

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Petal comes with a question for Metal this week after the two open the episode with a delightful conversation sure to whet your appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Get inspiration wherever you can find it.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 46: What’s the difference between being amateur and going pro?]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMT 29:33 yes full Fresh off the maiden voyage of “Authors on a Train,” J. gushes over the amazing attendees before asking Petal about the difference between the amateur and pro mindset. FYI, both Petal and Metal have done everything they mention in this episode.

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Fresh off the maiden voyage of “Authors on a Train,” J. gushes over the amazing attendees before asking Petal about the difference between the amateur and pro mindset. FYI, both Petal and Metal have done everything they mention in this episode.

Sell More Books Show Summit

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 45: What writing advice do you ignore?]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMT 28:42 yes full Opinions are like...you know what. Everyone gets and gives advice. Petal and Metal talk about the most tried and true writerly advice that they routinely ignore.

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Opinions are like...you know what. Everyone gets and gives advice. Petal and Metal talk about the most tried and true writerly advice that they routinely ignore.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 44: What's your daily word count (and why?)]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT 26:58 yes full The elusive and terrifying word count. Petal and Metal discuss why writers should care (or not) about word count and what it means in the big picture.

“Floor 9.5” – A Story Grid analysis with Shawn Coyne - http://theauthorcopilot.com/floor95/

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The elusive and terrifying word count. Petal and Metal discuss why writers should care (or not) about word count and what it means in the big picture.

“Floor 9.5” – A Story Grid analysis with Shawn Coyne - http://theauthorcopilot.com/floor95/

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 43: How do you manage impostor syndrome?]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 28:04 yes full We all have it at every stage of the journey. Discover how Petal and Metal manage impostor syndrome in the writer’s life.

Venice 2018 - https://rachaelherron.com/venice2018/

Authors on a Train 2018 - http://authorsonatrain.com/

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We all have it at every stage of the journey. Discover how Petal and Metal manage impostor syndrome in the writer’s life.

Venice 2018 - https://rachaelherron.com/venice2018/

Authors on a Train 2018 - http://authorsonatrain.com/

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 42: What’s your biggest joy in writing?]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:05 yes full Knock. Knock. In this episode, Petal and Metal talk about the joys of writing while wearing camo shorts or no pants at all. Don’t worry – it’s still an audio-only podcast.

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Knock. Knock. In this episode, Petal and Metal talk about the joys of writing while wearing camo shorts or no pants at all. Don’t worry – it’s still an audio-only podcast.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 41: How do you read?]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 26:01 yes full Petal just flew in from Canada and boy are her arms tired! This week’s question is courtesy of our Facebook group. In the comments, tell us where in the bookstore you can be found.

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Petal just flew in from Canada and boy are her arms tired! This week’s question is courtesy of our Facebook group. In the comments, tell us where in the bookstore you can be found.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 40: How do you approach revision?]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 28:48 yes full Petal and Metal gush over the revision process (again) and discuss specific ways you can polish the first/zero draft and make sure that your story works.

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Petal and Metal gush over the revision process (again) and discuss specific ways you can polish the first/zero draft and make sure that your story works.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 39: When do you trade writing time for a face-to-face experience?]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:05 yes full Giving up writing time and coming up with the cash to attend a workshop or seminar is not easy. Petal and Metal share their perspectives on when it’s important to attend a face-to-face event and the rationale behind the decision.

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Giving up writing time and coming up with the cash to attend a workshop or seminar is not easy. Petal and Metal share their perspectives on when it’s important to attend a face-to-face event and the rationale behind the decision.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 38: What's your process for starting a new book?]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT 27:14 yes full Starting a new book is always an exciting adventure, and in this episode, Petal and Metal share their ever-changing process for going from idea to rough draft.

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Starting a new book is always an exciting adventure, and in this episode, Petal and Metal share their ever-changing process for going from idea to rough draft.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 37: How has age affected your outlook and decision making?]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:52 yes full In this episode, J. asks Rachael how age and experience affect her outlook. The two 40-something writers discuss how their decision-making process has evolved since their 20s and even how it's changed since hitting 40.

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In this episode, J. asks Rachael how age and experience affect her outlook. The two 40-something writers discuss how their decision-making process has evolved since their 20s and even how it's changed since hitting 40.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 36: What we’ve been up to + plans for TPTTM 2.0!]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT 27:36 yes full Reunited! Rachael and J. talk about what they’ve been doing during a month apart and what the Petal and the Metal have in store for version 2.0 of the podcast.

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Reunited! Rachael and J. talk about what they’ve been doing during a month apart and what the Petal and the Metal have in store for version 2.0 of the podcast.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 35: Special Guest, Zach Bohannon]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 20:06 yes full In the final guest spot before J. returns, Rachael talks to another true “metal,” indie superstar Zach Bohannon. He explains why he left one “dream” job for another.

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In the final guest spot before J. returns, Rachael talks to another true “metal,” indie superstar Zach Bohannon. He explains why he left one “dream” job for another.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 34: What’s this about collaboration?]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 32:19 yes full J. introduces Rachael to the idea of collaboration and shares what he’s learned along the way. Stick around as Petal and Metal begin brainstorming their upcoming collaboration.

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J. introduces Rachael to the idea of collaboration and shares what he’s learned along the way. Stick around as Petal and Metal begin brainstorming their upcoming collaboration.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 33: Special Guest, Monica Leonelle]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 18:14 yes full With J. on the road, Rachael invites Monica Leonelle on the show to discuss what it is really like to leave that cushy, comfortable, corporate salary. Don’t miss two lovely Petals!

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With J. on the road, Rachael invites Monica Leonelle on the show to discuss what it is really like to leave that cushy, comfortable, corporate salary. Don’t miss two lovely Petals!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 32: Special Guest, Joanna Penn]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:12 yes full The charming Joanna Penn (aka J.F. Penn) sits in with Rachael this episode while J. is on a traveling assignment. Joanna struggles to become more “metal.”

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The charming Joanna Penn (aka J.F. Penn) sits in with Rachael this episode while J. is on a traveling assignment. Joanna struggles to become more “metal.”

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 31: What should we do with the podcast?]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 16:44 yes full Now that J. and Rachael are working the “dream job,” what’s next for the podcast? Help us decide on a new tagline, episode topics, and conversations you want to hear.

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Now that J. and Rachael are working the “dream job,” what’s next for the podcast? Help us decide on a new tagline, episode topics, and conversations you want to hear.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 30: How do you cope with anxiety and depression?]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 32:54 yes Rachael and J. open up about anxiety and depression and then discuss ways to deal with what life throws at you.

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Rachael and J. open up about anxiety and depression and then discuss ways to deal with what life throws at you.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 29: What was your favorite and least favorite job?]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 27:50 yes The two pre-internet dinosaurs discuss former jobs they’d do again, and others that would make them run for the hills.

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The two pre-internet dinosaurs discuss former jobs they’d do again, and others that would make them run for the hills.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 28: What's going to be difficult?]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 22:15 yes After an opening debrief about sending corporate emails at 3 a.m., Rachael asks J. what he thinks will be his greatest challenge now that he’s a full-time writer.

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After an opening debrief about sending corporate emails at 3 a.m., Rachael asks J. what he thinks will be his greatest challenge now that he’s a full-time writer.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 27: How do you define hard work?]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:53 yes Rachael ponders what it means to work hard, and both Petal and Metal confess that pushing the buttons would not be a fulfilling career.

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Rachael ponders what it means to work hard, and both Petal and Metal confess that pushing the buttons would not be a fulfilling career.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 26: How’s the new job, J.?]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:32 yes J. gets real about his last week at the day job. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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J. gets real about his last week at the day job. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 25: What's your financial goal?]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 27:04 yes In the second of two stacked episodes, Rachael asks J. about the favorite thing in his office and then J. describes his most recent epic [expletive] fail before they discuss financial goals.

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In the second of two stacked episodes, Rachael asks J. about the favorite thing in his office and then J. describes his most recent epic [expletive] fail before they discuss financial goals.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 24: Do you move your goalposts?]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:16 yes After being gobsmacked by a wonderful tweet from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, J. asks Rachael if moving goalposts is a bad thing or a good thing. Is it human nature?

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After being gobsmacked by a wonderful tweet from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, J. asks Rachael if moving goalposts is a bad thing or a good thing. Is it human nature?

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 23: BONUS EPISODE - Rachael's Essay on Rest]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:05:00 GMT 30:02 yes BONUS! Special thanks to Rachael for sharing her audio essay on The Petal to the Metal.

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BONUS! Special thanks to Rachael for sharing her audio essay on The Petal to the Metal.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 22: How do you prevent finishing a book from taking over your life?]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:01 yes Shout out to Eli for supplying this week’s question about being overwhelmed at the end of writing a book. Rachael and J. discuss how they manage and take a slight detour into post-apocalyptic fiction and the way the universe serves up creative ideas.

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Shout out to Eli for supplying this week’s question about being overwhelmed at the end of writing a book. Rachael and J. discuss how they manage and take a slight detour into post-apocalyptic fiction and the way the universe serves up creative ideas.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 21: BOOK CLUB - Talking about Rest]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 31:16 yes full Time for some Rest! Rachael and J. talk about the book and how they have (or have not) applied some of the principles to their own lives. Old “self-designed” book covers included - not for the faint of heart.

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

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Time for some Rest! Rachael and J. talk about the book and how they have (or have not) applied some of the principles to their own lives. Old “self-designed” book covers included - not for the faint of heart.

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 20: What business expense do you regret?]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:19 yes Rachael poses a “business” question to J. and then they discuss money spent that may not have had much impact on their book or writing career, including a somewhat cryptic conversation about freelancers who don’t quite meet expectations.

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Rachael poses a “business” question to J. and then they discuss money spent that may not have had much impact on their book or writing career, including a somewhat cryptic conversation about freelancers who don’t quite meet expectations.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 19: How do you end things gracefully?]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 17:40 yes As fans of “ghosting” and with a loathing for goodbyes, J. asks Rachael how to leave your work and your co-workers without looking like a total a-hole.

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As fans of “ghosting” and with a loathing for goodbyes, J. asks Rachael how to leave your work and your co-workers without looking like a total a-hole.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 18: Do you feel guilty about being a full-time writer?]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 22:54 yes Zach forces his way onto the show yet again, after sending an audio file to J. and Rachael. Petal and Metal loved the question and answered it in this episode.

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Zach forces his way onto the show yet again, after sending an audio file to J. and Rachael. Petal and Metal loved the question and answered it in this episode.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 17: What will you miss about the day job?]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:31 yes With a slight tangent on the effectiveness of social media, Rachael asks J. what he’ll miss about his day job (not including salary and benefits). The two writers talk about the need for accountability when the boss isn’t there to demand it.

Dawn: Final Awakening Book One (A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller)

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With a slight tangent on the effectiveness of social media, Rachael asks J. what he’ll miss about his day job (not including salary and benefits). The two writers talk about the need for accountability when the boss isn’t there to demand it.

Dawn: Final Awakening Book One (A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller)

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 16: How do you know if you're not ready?]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:51 yes Rachael returns to “the seat” this week, jet-lagged and giddy from her retreat in Venice. After a bit of catching up, J. asks Rachael how writers can know if they are not ready to make the jump to full-time author.

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Rachael returns to “the seat” this week, jet-lagged and giddy from her retreat in Venice. After a bit of catching up, J. asks Rachael how writers can know if they are not ready to make the jump to full-time author.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 15: How does it feel to be standing on the edge?]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:53 yes With Rachael still swimming through the canals of Venice, J. invited friend and co-writer, Zach Bohannon onto the show to be guest co-host for the week. Zach is working his last few days at the day job and J. asks Zach how it feels as he’s about to jump.

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With Rachael still swimming through the canals of Venice, J. invited friend and co-writer, Zach Bohannon onto the show to be guest co-host for the week. Zach is working his last few days at the day job and J. asks Zach how it feels as he’s about to jump.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 14: Why go on a writer’s retreat (LIVE from Venice, Italy)?]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT 22:22 yes Live from, Venice, Italy! Rachael checks in from the Grand Canal after a few glasses of wine and some electrical mishaps in the hotel. J. asks her why writers should consider retreats, and what they could expect to get out of them. Petal and Metal also gush over attention from charming Italian men and flirtatious metal chicks, respectively.

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Live from, Venice, Italy! Rachael checks in from the Grand Canal after a few glasses of wine and some electrical mishaps in the hotel. J. asks her why writers should consider retreats, and what they could expect to get out of them. Petal and Metal also gush over attention from charming Italian men and flirtatious metal chicks, respectively.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 13: How do you know what to let go and what to chase?]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT 22:55 yes In this episode, J. settles back into the podcast after his retreat to New Orleans while Rachael is getting ready to leave for Venice on hers. The question this week revolves around time management and the decisions regarding which projects to begin, and which ones to abandon.

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In this episode, J. settles back into the podcast after his retreat to New Orleans while Rachael is getting ready to leave for Venice on hers. The question this week revolves around time management and the decisions regarding which projects to begin, and which ones to abandon.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 12: What has writing given you that you didn't expect (LIVE from New Orleans)?]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:08 yes Live from, New Orleans! Lindsay Buroker, J.F. (Joanna) Penn, and Zach Bohannon crash the show. Rachael asks the rowdy crew about collaboration and what writing has brought into their lives. More info on the collaboration project at http://americandemonhunters.com.

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Live from, New Orleans! Lindsay Buroker, J.F. (Joanna) Penn, and Zach Bohannon crash the show. Rachael asks the rowdy crew about collaboration and what writing has brought into their lives. More info on the collaboration project at http://americandemonhunters.com.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 11: How do you start the conversation with your spouse or significant other?]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:04 yes All spouses and significant others are supportive, aren’t they? Get real. J. asks Rachael how her wife supports her author career and J. loses more of his “tough guy” credibility with a sappy story about his wife.

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All spouses and significant others are supportive, aren’t they? Get real. J. asks Rachael how her wife supports her author career and J. loses more of his “tough guy” credibility with a sappy story about his wife.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 10: What’s your Plan B?]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT 21:13 yes This week, Rachael proposes the mother of all frightening questions--What’s your Plan B? If the Zon reduced royalty rates to 5%, what would you do? Listen in as Petal and Metal talk about fall back plans. We love Trader Joe’s!

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This week, Rachael proposes the mother of all frightening questions--What’s your Plan B? If the Zon reduced royalty rates to 5%, what would you do? Listen in as Petal and Metal talk about fall back plans. We love Trader Joe’s!

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 9: How do you handle FOMO?]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT 22:34 yes But what if you miss something really important? This week, Rachael and J. discuss FOMO, or “fear of missing out.” They discuss strategies and tactics for dealing with the reality that you can’t do everything, all the time.

 

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But what if you miss something really important? This week, Rachael and J. discuss FOMO, or “fear of missing out.” They discuss strategies and tactics for dealing with the reality that you can’t do everything, all the time.

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 8: What is your morning routine?]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT 27:49 yes No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter! Rachael and J. offer up an “Ask Us Anything” in exchange for an honest iTunes review before discussing their morning routines. In addition, J. announces his upcoming collaboration with Lindsay Buroker, Joanna Penn, and Zach Bohannon in the gorgeous city of New Orleans.

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No, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter! Rachael and J. offer up an “Ask Us Anything” in exchange for an honest iTunes review before discussing their morning routines. In addition, J. announces his upcoming collaboration with Lindsay Buroker, Joanna Penn, and Zach Bohannon in the gorgeous city of New Orleans.

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 7: What perks would you like to receive for being our patron?]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 24:47 yes After surprising J. with the most AWESOME t-shirt, ever, Rachael proposes the idea of a Patreon campaign. We really want to know what you think of it. In addition, we’d love to know what perks you’d like to get if we decide to start a Patreon campaign. Please leave a comment on this post by March 31, 2017.

 

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After surprising J. with the most AWESOME t-shirt, ever, Rachael proposes the idea of a Patreon campaign. We really want to know what you think of it. In addition, we’d love to know what perks you’d like to get if we decide to start a Patreon campaign. Please leave a comment on this post by March 31, 2017.

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 6: What do you do with your weekend?]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 23:35 yes When the day job and family commitments are kicking your ass, when do you find the time to work on your creative pursuits? Rachael reminds J. that the whole point of this thing is to enjoy life.

 

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When the day job and family commitments are kicking your ass, when do you find the time to work on your creative pursuits? Rachael reminds J. that the whole point of this thing is to enjoy life.

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 5: What can you do for your day job that will move you toward your dream job?]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 23:16 yes Rachael and J. brainstorm ways to add real value to your current employer while building skills as a writer. And J. talks about where his mom works while Rachael rounds up her posse.

 

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Black Mirror Episode 4, Season 3 - San Junipero

James Altucher

 

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Black Mirror Episode 4, Season 3 - San Junipero

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 4: What book best represents you?]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 22:24 yes In this episode, Rachael and J discuss which of their novels best represents their voice. In addition, they discuss their mutual love for revising and why writing a new book can be absolutely terrifying.

 

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Pack up the Moon, by Rachael Herron

 

Reversion: The Inevitable Horror (The Portal Arcane Series - Book I), by J. Thorn

 

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In this episode, Rachael and J discuss which of their novels best represents their voice. In addition, they discuss their mutual love for revising and why writing a new book can be absolutely terrifying.

 

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Pack up the Moon, by Rachael Herron

 

Reversion: The Inevitable Horror (The Portal Arcane Series - Book I), by J. Thorn

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 3: When is the best time to make the jump to "full-time" writer?]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 19:16 yes After reading Jon Acuff’s, Quitter, J. and Rachel discuss the best time to go from day job to dream job. The conversation revolves around the decision based on mental readiness, not financial readiness. And Rachael talks naps.

 

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After reading Jon Acuff’s, Quitter, J. and Rachel discuss the best time to go from day job to dream job. The conversation revolves around the decision based on mental readiness, not financial readiness. And Rachael talks naps.

 

What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 2: What would you say to your 18-year-old self?]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 21:43 yes A wave of nostalgia washes over Rachael and J. as the two forty-somethings talk about what they would say to their 18-year-old selves if they could travel back in time to 1989. What would you say to yours? Tell us in the comments…

 

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A wave of nostalgia washes over Rachael and J. as the two forty-somethings talk about what they would say to their 18-year-old selves if they could travel back in time to 1989. What would you say to yours? Tell us in the comments…

 

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<![CDATA[The Petal to the Metal Episode 1: Welcome to our new podcast about leaving the day job for your dream job.]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 19:46 yes Writing and publishing can be an unpredictable yet exhilarating experience. Rachael walked away from her day job and J. is about to do the same. Listen in as they talk about what’s exciting—and frightening—about it.

 

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Writing and publishing can be an unpredictable yet exhilarating experience. Rachael walked away from her day job and J. is about to do the same. Listen in as they talk about what’s exciting—and frightening—about it.

 

Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.

 

More information here - http://thepetaltothemetal.com/

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