60 pippa.io <![CDATA[The Writer's Well - Conversations about writing from craft to wellness.]]> http://thewriterswell.org en Copyright © 2018 books,independent publishing,j thorn,marketing,publishing,rachael herron,writing,writing, craft, health, wellness J. Thorn and Rachael Herron With Rachael Herron and J. Thorn Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness. Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness. 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 The Writer’s Well Episode 100: Our 100th episode! The Writer’s Well Episode 100: Our 100th episode! Wed, 05 Dec 2018 06:00:25 GMT 38:01 5c06f317ca0d6c9a52548531 no https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep100 full 100 Join Rachael and J. for a celebration of the first 100 episodes and almost two years of podcasting together, complete with reflections and listener call-ins.


CORRECTION: Chris Brogan was on the Dr. Phil show, not Oprah.


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Join Rachael and J. for a celebration of the first 100 episodes and almost two years of podcasting together, complete with reflections and listener call-ins.


CORRECTION: Chris Brogan was on the Dr. Phil show, not Oprah.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 99: How do you handle your taxes? The Writer’s Well Episode 99: How do you handle your taxes? Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:00:08 GMT 26:54 5bfdd7c292d952382afbe5c9 no https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep099 full 99 In the monthly health-themed episode, Rachael and J. discuss the exciting but frightening topic of taxes. Also, find out how you can be part of the big 100th episode celebration!


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In the monthly health-themed episode, Rachael and J. discuss the exciting but frightening topic of taxes. Also, find out how you can be part of the big 100th episode celebration!


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The Writer’s Well Episode 98: Who is your smallest viable audience? The Writer’s Well Episode 98: Who is your smallest viable audience? Wed, 21 Nov 2018 06:00:37 GMT 24:27 5be2289c4b02621e7d89cde9 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep098 full 98 Inspired by Seth’s appearance on the most recent episode of the Tim Ferriss show, J. asks Rachael to define her smallest viable audience for both fiction and non-fiction. Also, an impromptu announcement about our 100th episode special!


https://seths.blog/2017/07/in-search-of-the-minimum-viable-audience/


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Inspired by Seth’s appearance on the most recent episode of the Tim Ferriss show, J. asks Rachael to define her smallest viable audience for both fiction and non-fiction. Also, an impromptu announcement about our 100th episode special!


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The Writer’s Well Episode 97: Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written? The Writer’s Well Episode 97: Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written? Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:00:30 GMT 19:18 5be227d14b02621e7d89cde8 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep097 full 97 Living in imaginary worlds yet again, Rachael asks J. about his favorite character he’s written and why that character is the favorite. Hint: We don’t want to spend time with our imaginary selves.


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Living in imaginary worlds yet again, Rachael asks J. about his favorite character he’s written and why that character is the favorite. Hint: We don’t want to spend time with our imaginary selves.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 96: When will digital trend to zero? The Writer’s Well Episode 96: When will digital trend to zero? Wed, 07 Nov 2018 06:00:46 GMT 29:57 5be227594b02621e7d89cde7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep096 full 96 J. takes a moment to remember his father and thank the listeners for an outpouring of compassion and support before asking Rachael what she will do when the entire world goes subscription model.


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J. takes a moment to remember his father and thank the listeners for an outpouring of compassion and support before asking Rachael what she will do when the entire world goes subscription model.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 95: How Do You Take Idea to Plot with Guest Adrienne Bell? The Writer’s Well Episode 95: How Do You Take Idea to Plot with Guest Adrienne Bell? Wed, 31 Oct 2018 05:00:52 GMT 21:47 5bd8c1996bcf4b2f7e275541 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep095 full 95 After a death in his family, J. is taking this week off. In the meantime, Rachael talks to Adrienne Bell about plotting, a favorite topic of both of theirs.


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After a death in his family, J. is taking this week off. In the meantime, Rachael talks to Adrienne Bell about plotting, a favorite topic of both of theirs.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 94: How do you cope with heavy energy? The Writer’s Well Episode 94: How do you cope with heavy energy? Wed, 24 Oct 2018 05:00:53 GMT 29:11 5bce1640d0e1db4209864f43 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep094 full 94 In their monthly health-themed episode, J. asks Rachael about ways to protect your emotional health in the face of a crisis.


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In their monthly health-themed episode, J. asks Rachael about ways to protect your emotional health in the face of a crisis.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 93: How do you nap? The Writer’s Well Episode 93: How do you nap? Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:00:45 GMT 29:18 5bc662334cd6731a5be67942 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep093 full 93 Oh, the delicious conversation around sleeping in the middle of the day. Don’t hate.


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Oh, the delicious conversation around sleeping in the middle of the day. Don’t hate.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 92: Do you journal as part of your writing process? The Writer’s Well Episode 92: Do you journal as part of your writing process? Wed, 10 Oct 2018 05:00:04 GMT 27:28 5bbd083e556909a93217b063 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep092 full 92 In this episode, Rachael asks J. about journaling as part of the regular creative writing process. The conversation takes an interesting tangent about self-reflection over time.


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In this episode, Rachael asks J. about journaling as part of the regular creative writing process. The conversation takes an interesting tangent about self-reflection over time.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 91: How do you balance short-term profit with long-tail revenue? The Writer’s Well Episode 91: How do you balance short-term profit with long-tail revenue? Wed, 03 Oct 2018 05:00:28 GMT 28:18 5bb3c3aafc69f30806b9510b yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep091 full 91 Trying to strike a balance between building a career and paying the bills can be a challenge. Rachael and J. discuss ways to find it. Or at least strive for balance.


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Trying to strike a balance between building a career and paying the bills can be a challenge. Rachael and J. discuss ways to find it. Or at least strive for balance.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 90: Do you believe in God? The Writer’s Well Episode 90: Do you believe in God? Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:00:13 GMT 30:46 5baa89cc3ada2d3f3c9593da yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep090 full 90 In the second health and wellness themed episode, Rachael starts a discussion on spirituality by asking J. a really easy question [sarcasm]. As always, honest conversations with love.


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In the second health and wellness themed episode, Rachael starts a discussion on spirituality by asking J. a really easy question [sarcasm]. As always, honest conversations with love.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 89: When and where should you be polarizing? The Writer’s Well Episode 89: When and where should you be polarizing? Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:33:58 GMT 33:52 5ba25e57a55870820f0afe76 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep089 full 89 We hit snooze. After a long weekend of travel for both Rachael and J., the two come together early in the morning on podcast day to discuss the idea of polarization as a writer and as a person.


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We hit snooze. After a long weekend of travel for both Rachael and J., the two come together early in the morning on podcast day to discuss the idea of polarization as a writer and as a person.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 88: Joanna Penn, special guest! What is a healthy writer? The Writer’s Well Episode 88: Joanna Penn, special guest! What is a healthy writer? Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:00:57 GMT 37:55 5b96d279d69375b351fefdda no https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep088 full 88 Rachael and J. welcome the always charming, Joanna Penn to the show to discuss what it means to be a healthy writer. In addition, J. and Rachael announce The Writer’s Well Retreat for September of 2019.


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Rachael and J. welcome the always charming, Joanna Penn to the show to discuss what it means to be a healthy writer. In addition, J. and Rachael announce The Writer’s Well Retreat for September of 2019.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 87: How do you appear in the stories you tell? The Writer’s Well Episode 87: How do you appear in the stories you tell? Wed, 05 Sep 2018 05:00:28 GMT 26:05 5b8d7ea2cc87d1107ea0f8ec yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep087 full 87 This week’s question leads to a deep conversation about a writer’s voice and how it’s manifested in the stories we tell. Also, we have a new Patreon intro video!


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This week’s question leads to a deep conversation about a writer’s voice and how it’s manifested in the stories we tell. Also, we have a new Patreon intro video!


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The Writer’s Well Episode 86: What is your morning routine? The Writer’s Well Episode 86: What is your morning routine? Wed, 29 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT 33:48 5b844343cf28a25d0ecf3655 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep086 full 86 In the first health and wellness topic, J. and Rachael share their morning routines as well as some tips for keeping your body healthy with a delicious and easy breakfast recipe.


Morning Routines:


J.

5:00 - wake up (no alarm), biological needs

5:15 - meditation (traditional, open-eyed, no sounds)

5:35 - morning affirmations and gratitude (verbal)

5:40 - WORDS (first drafting)

6:40 - check email, messages, sales, ads, etc.

7:00 - take son to school

7:15 - workout at Planet Fitness (30 minutes on bike, 8-minute Tabata MWF, 10-minute in massage chair)

8:30 - breakfast (homemade banana nut bar with celery and almond butter)

8:50 - make coffee (organic swiss-water decaf with ghee and MCT oil) in French Press

9:00 - work (revisions, client work, podcasting, etc.)

10:30 - break

10:45 - work (same as above)

12:15 - lunch (plant protein smoothie, salad, hummus)


Rachael

5 am up.

At desk by

5:05 - 5:15 - write on current important project NO EMAIL

5:15 - 5:25 - meditate

5:25 - 5:45 - yoga

5:50 - 7:15 - recovery group meeting

7:30 - 11:30 - WALK 15 min to work on deep work at cafe, first dip into on-fire email on breaks between sessions, WALK 15 min back to car

11:30 - 2:00 - long break, read, nap

2:00 - 6:00 - everything else.


J.'s Banana Nut Bar

Ingredients

8 oz. pecans (crushed)

8 oz. walnuts (crushed)

1/2 cup almond flour

3 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in cup of water

2 small bananas

5 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 1/2 cups of water

1/4 cup roasted, ground chicory root (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon ginger

1 tablespoon cinnamon


Use two tablespoons of coconut oil to grease 11 x 18 glass baking dish. Mix pecans, walnuts, almond flour, and spices in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, three tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 bananas to blender. Puree. Thoroughly mix banana puree, chia seeds (soak for at least 5 minutes or until they're "gooey"), and nut mix. Pour into baking dish and even out. Bake for 20 minutes at 370. Makes 8 servings. Refrigerate. *Put a pat of ghee on top, sprinkle with sea salt, cayenne, cinnamon, and heat up in the microwave.


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In the first health and wellness topic, J. and Rachael share their morning routines as well as some tips for keeping your body healthy with a delicious and easy breakfast recipe.


Morning Routines:


J.

5:00 - wake up (no alarm), biological needs

5:15 - meditation (traditional, open-eyed, no sounds)

5:35 - morning affirmations and gratitude (verbal)

5:40 - WORDS (first drafting)

6:40 - check email, messages, sales, ads, etc.

7:00 - take son to school

7:15 - workout at Planet Fitness (30 minutes on bike, 8-minute Tabata MWF, 10-minute in massage chair)

8:30 - breakfast (homemade banana nut bar with celery and almond butter)

8:50 - make coffee (organic swiss-water decaf with ghee and MCT oil) in French Press

9:00 - work (revisions, client work, podcasting, etc.)

10:30 - break

10:45 - work (same as above)

12:15 - lunch (plant protein smoothie, salad, hummus)


Rachael

5 am up.

At desk by

5:05 - 5:15 - write on current important project NO EMAIL

5:15 - 5:25 - meditate

5:25 - 5:45 - yoga

5:50 - 7:15 - recovery group meeting

7:30 - 11:30 - WALK 15 min to work on deep work at cafe, first dip into on-fire email on breaks between sessions, WALK 15 min back to car

11:30 - 2:00 - long break, read, nap

2:00 - 6:00 - everything else.


J.'s Banana Nut Bar

Ingredients

8 oz. pecans (crushed)

8 oz. walnuts (crushed)

1/2 cup almond flour

3 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in cup of water

2 small bananas

5 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 1/2 cups of water

1/4 cup roasted, ground chicory root (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon ginger

1 tablespoon cinnamon


Use two tablespoons of coconut oil to grease 11 x 18 glass baking dish. Mix pecans, walnuts, almond flour, and spices in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, three tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 bananas to blender. Puree. Thoroughly mix banana puree, chia seeds (soak for at least 5 minutes or until they're "gooey"), and nut mix. Pour into baking dish and even out. Bake for 20 minutes at 370. Makes 8 servings. Refrigerate. *Put a pat of ghee on top, sprinkle with sea salt, cayenne, cinnamon, and heat up in the microwave.


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The Writer’s Well Episode 85: What is your process for reading and how do you bring it into your writing? The Writer’s Well Episode 85: What is your process for reading and how do you bring it into your writing? Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:00:25 GMT 29:42 5b7af6cd8481b830172874fb yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep085 full 85 After a few episodes of heavy questions, Rachael asks J. about reading habits and the ways he incorporates those into his writing.


Tribe of Mentors — Recommended Books from Mentors and Top Books from Tools of Titans

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After a few episodes of heavy questions, Rachael asks J. about reading habits and the ways he incorporates those into his writing.


Tribe of Mentors — Recommended Books from Mentors and Top Books from Tools of Titans

Kindle Notebook


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The Writer’s Well Episode 84: When do you let go? The Writer’s Well Episode 84: When do you let go? Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:13 GMT 29:25 5b71c8b23123b7906e18071a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep084 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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The Writer’s Well Episode 83: Can you “make it” part-time? The Writer’s Well Episode 83: Can you “make it” part-time? Wed, 08 Aug 2018 05:00:23 GMT 37:01 5b688f7fecd9d6db45629bdf yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep083 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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The Writer’s Well Episode 82: Are you better off not knowing? The Writer’s Well Episode 82: Are you better off not knowing? Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:00:03 GMT 26:27 5b5f5767266bdee15152268a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep082 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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The Writer’s Well Episode 81: What is your biggest challenge right now? 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 https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep081 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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<![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 https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/ep080 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 79: Changes are afoot! The Petal to the Metal Episode 79: Changes are afoot! Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT 31:34 577f44d401de48ff8ca8dae68911602a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2723 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. Six Foundations by J. Thorn - https://theauthorcopilot.com/sendmesixfoundations/... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 78: How do you know if you’re healthy? 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 22a3f1115ecd4a54a15a6679855ac014 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2724 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 77: Why podcasting (with Adrienne Bell)? The Petal to the Metal Episode 77: Why podcasting (with Adrienne Bell)? Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 25:11 fa2e679dea274aca82b095e51e2548a9 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2725 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. https://www.adriennebell.net/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 76: Plot Fundamentals Part 3 The Petal to the Metal Episode 76: Plot Fundamentals Part 3 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 39:58 fcad1e8780f343ceb18ef0515ec212c1 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2726 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:... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 75: Are Your Priorities in the Right Order? The Petal to the Metal Episode 75: Are Your Priorities in the Right Order? Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 29:32 aba0dc91593e48a28a680191d95cd2eb yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2727 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 74: Plot Fundamentals Part 2 The Petal to the Metal Episode 74: Plot Fundamentals Part 2 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT 44:47 1802ae1d07364b6984a68ab8f6c832cd yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2728 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:... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 73: Plot Fundamentals The Petal to the Metal Episode 73: Plot Fundamentals Wed, 30 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 29:32 8ba4368a4b37402db91362c9575a7745 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2729 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 72: How on earth do you ACTUALLY plot? The Petal to the Metal Episode 72: How on earth do you ACTUALLY plot? Wed, 23 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT 30:59 281bf46531084e59a9565e60001b3c4c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272a 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 71: What are the hidden costs of an in-person writing event? 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 6844a0b9a331e33871a3d63007509273 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272b 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. What’s your answer to our... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 70: What does it mean to sell more books? 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 8488eae525f076cfd5378435e58dfcd3 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272c 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 69: What are the best things about writing full-time? 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 ef653c89ef2a9907f1c12427f34994d6 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272d 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 68: How do you use deliberate practice to improve? 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 2ab4dcce8d21606bee2ac85ecf2af7b0 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272e 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 67: What would you tell your replacement? The Petal to the Metal Episode 67: What would you tell your replacement? Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 22:40 e6e6f3ddbc79bab6b423206ffc86e6df yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d272f 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 66: Where are you most scared to fail at? 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 20d41a111d0e63a2246954529e12f141 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2730 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 65: On Addiction The Petal to the Metal Episode 65: On Addiction Wed, 04 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT 42:47 16aea4701ac734ae4708bee0c34c5d78 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2731 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 64: Special Guest, Angela Addams The Petal to the Metal Episode 64: Special Guest, Angela Addams Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 34:10 1101d29517780298db2a48c6888f53d5 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2732 full Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Angela Addams!

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 63: Special Guest, Rekka Jay The Petal to the Metal Episode 63: Special Guest, Rekka Jay Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT 30:28 47b12f531bb5a97c1140452721d1e0e7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2733 full Metal welcomes special guest co-host, Rekka Jay!

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 62: What are the top three reasons you write? 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 2889509a8db873ce7161b5239b19c0b2 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2734 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. What’s your answer to... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 61: What has the business of writing taught you that you can use in your personal life? 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 2c55157184c96c96548f01a32b339252 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2735 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. What’s your answer to our... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 60: What about crowdfunding? The Petal to the Metal Episode 60: What about crowdfunding? Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 24:59 0376161433255a75fa9924333f7e3621 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2736 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.... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 59: How are you future-proofing? The Petal to the Metal Episode 59: How are you future-proofing? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:18 5573b9c37b279c8ae2866e53db3521a7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2737 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 58: How do you manage email? The Petal to the Metal Episode 58: How do you manage email? Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:00 GMT 29:32 f3676e16b3372c66bba384cf0f43c56d yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2738 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. J.’s Inbox Zero hack - http://theauthorcopilot.com/email/ What’s your answer to... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 57: Have you or would you consider recycling an old novel? 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 5cf68f7aef9ee9146f477a3aadab5a12 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2739 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 56: How does your upbringing and experience influence your writing? 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 043210044f7f2fca47517b46c1f61257 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273a 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 55: What Do You Think About Audiobooks? The Petal to the Metal Episode 55: What Do You Think About Audiobooks? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 28:28 3f20c6db8c6eaefd0ec082d8735c1f0f yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273b 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment from 1987 The Petal to the Metal Episode 54: An Experiment from 1987 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 35:46 978543bb339911041c48bd503e9010ae yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273c 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 *If you want to see the Facebook ad, go to http://thepetaltothemetal.com/ep054 What’s your answer to our... full In a special episode, Petal and Metal reveal a secret they’ve been keeping from everyone, going back all the way to 1987!

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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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 53: One Year Anniversary Episode! The Petal to the Metal Episode 53: One Year Anniversary Episode! Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:00:00 GMT 27:25 3a15c96772b81f9e7e2e88772ec3fcee yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273d 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... full We’re not newlyweds anymore. With an anniversary-themed topic in mind, Metal poses the shortest question thus far: Why podcasting?

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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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 52: 2018 - Goals and Intentions for the New Year 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 0dd1259067e89170cddb69b3ffda0bd7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273e 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! Sell More Books Show Summit The Career... 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.

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 51: 2017 - Year in Review The Petal to the Metal Episode 51: 2017 - Year in Review Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT 28:45 9675410d2f538695a911ff75bc7a2ed7 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d273f 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. FREE productivity hack - as mentioned on the show! Sell More Books Show Summit What’s your... 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 18261ae2a527fd078330e02b52ace07b yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2740 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. Sell More Books Show Summit What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 49: What piece of writing craft have you learned from other mediums? 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 5e1ca0d958282be9ff42db79a15e6aaf yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2741 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! Sell More Books... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 48: How can you tell if your idea is a blockbuster or a bomb? 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 53e292bc5b09d7c1b02779e1742111b2 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2742 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 47: What about the genre you write inspires you to write it? 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 85231ee58405745b15b1571eaac7c839 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2743 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 46: What’s the difference between being amateur and going pro? 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 4998ffef23408333aaa870862f317624 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2744 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.... 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.

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 45: What writing advice do you ignore? The Petal to the Metal Episode 45: What writing advice do you ignore? Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:00:00 GMT 28:42 82b3d1f8263b9f26af087b4daba1c862 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2745 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 b19120cd6e2f7fc0111f823503c2d3f0 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2746 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/... 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.

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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.

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 43: How do you manage impostor syndrome? The Petal to the Metal Episode 43: How do you manage impostor syndrome? Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 28:04 e85033f7137b36ab475f6472584974db yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2747 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/ What’s your answer... full We all have it at every stage of the journey. Discover how Petal and Metal manage impostor syndrome in the writer’s life.

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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.

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 42: What’s your biggest joy in writing? The Petal to the Metal Episode 42: What’s your biggest joy in writing? Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:05 76e8e365f192aae7b5f5879b0339acdb yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2748 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 41: How do you read? The Petal to the Metal Episode 41: How do you read? Wed, 11 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 26:01 2ee0719493dc746cba1b882524e18ed4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2749 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 40: How do you approach revision? The Petal to the Metal Episode 40: How do you approach revision? Wed, 04 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 28:48 fe3c578ff7931f0bb2cc27afa483fd35 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274a 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 39: When do you trade writing time for a face-to-face experience? 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 4672812bb403c55a9a282a2ff8f2293c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274b 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. What’s your... 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 5405ad7e6f96ff09571586eab289a4c8 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274c 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 37: How has age affected your outlook and decision making? 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 9266c2d629a1df2fc672f39aac3e020b yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274d 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 36: What we’ve been up to + plans for TPTTM 2.0! 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 9187f2b99ed9eed8c539fb13b40e8a31 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274e 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 35: Special Guest, Zach Bohannon The Petal to the Metal Episode 35: Special Guest, Zach Bohannon Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 20:06 327e04d1ca6c08b74c982c406a9be61e yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d274f 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 34: What’s this about collaboration? The Petal to the Metal Episode 34: What’s this about collaboration? Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 32:19 7ef95227ced221a787dd78c0da81b99e yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2750 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 33: Special Guest, Monica Leonelle The Petal to the Metal Episode 33: Special Guest, Monica Leonelle Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 18:14 2610887bcd114f153341d3a10d84c9e8 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2751 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! What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 32: Special Guest, Joanna Penn The Petal to the Metal Episode 32: Special Guest, Joanna Penn Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:12 473bd0bbbfff9e1aebcb68742d9a4f8a yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2752 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 31: What should we do with the podcast? The Petal to the Metal Episode 31: What should we do with the podcast? Wed, 02 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT 16:44 afad42b07bc50b9ab8d0032995db4fe0 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2753 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 30: How do you cope with anxiety and depression? 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 c99f9049fc46ba506c1b8dada56a9b36 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2754 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 29: What was your favorite and least favorite job? 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 3f6328fdf23c595c1f9325660b067575 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2755 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 d9ca681fe17632f83f1028815731c1be yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2756 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 27: How do you define hard work? The Petal to the Metal Episode 27: How do you define hard work? Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:53 d1f2ddd91f4e5c6f7cfb1cf151d83eb2 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2757 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 26: How’s the new job, J.? The Petal to the Metal Episode 26: How’s the new job, J.? Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 24:32 76b26d1c785b22c689fc595c4c9378c2 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2758 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 1f36168bf7fd959bac8dda8c5b31ac62 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2759 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. What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 24: Do you move your goalposts? The Petal to the Metal Episode 24: Do you move your goalposts? Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT 23:16 759eab7189887c2be45b9cf6a05ba298 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275a 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? Rachael’s previous goalpost (opening the ARC box) - https://youtu.be/4Fst11qaItQ What’s... 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 80320b7d7a80809eda4ed2785b58d8f4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275b BONUS! Special thanks to Rachael for sharing her audio essay on The Petal to the Metal.

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 22: How do you prevent finishing a book from taking over your life? 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 d1e0e63c1dfed9e78cc04c42bb1125ba yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275c 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 21: BOOK CLUB - Talking about Rest The Petal to the Metal Episode 21: BOOK CLUB - Talking about Rest Wed, 31 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 31:16 2ae0fe24e6e3999f85c0d2a522b2d236 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275d 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 20: What business expense do you regret? The Petal to the Metal Episode 20: What business expense do you regret? Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 25:19 649cec68f50c48b6cc025d767f0400bc yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275e 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. Book... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 19: How do you end things gracefully? The Petal to the Metal Episode 19: How do you end things gracefully? Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 GMT 17:40 732bee60fbac097ba0d7c41f09f4f1ae yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d275f 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. Book club episode airing May 31st, 2017. Leave questions or comments in the comment section of... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 18: Do you feel guilty about being a full-time writer? 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 5a406e6399f063be247be9cb797b858e yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2760 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. Book club episode airing May 31st, 2017. Leave questions or comments in the comment section... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 17: What will you miss about the day job? 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 8e1f1aceaf16fba4188522843b754231 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2761 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:... 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 a3c48852cf412a92b4ff06f0468a09a4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2762 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. Book club episode coming in May,... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 15: How does it feel to be standing on the edge? 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 a0b882d932626a90c43649f8ea93de07 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2763 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 14: Why go on a writer’s retreat (LIVE from Venice, Italy)? 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 eecccc4ecb7a7aee8d00a4d28f589a98 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2764 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 13: How do you know what to let go and what to chase? 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 f09fc794f9e63daf3b5a9359814b7052 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2765 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,... 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 688978d0a67c3795080faa5f2b334a78 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2766 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 11: How do you start the conversation with your spouse or significant other? 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 8f86e38fac1ea327ec1f2e12bf3f043c yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2767 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. Patreon launched! -... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 10: What’s your Plan B? The Petal to the Metal Episode 10: What’s your Plan B? Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT 21:13 0ad24b9899c490287386cb9948ec8994 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2768 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! Book club! Date to... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 9: How do you handle FOMO? The Petal to the Metal Episode 9: How do you handle FOMO? Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT 22:34 9876f2a8661bcdd43cac50b61623ce73 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2769 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.   Book club!... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 8: What is your morning routine? The Petal to the Metal Episode 8: What is your morning routine? Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 GMT 27:49 b75933219d8e65ad91cd293235372f13 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276a 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 7: What perks would you like to receive for being our patron? 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 1c3eeb1250ec422336175692e4f0a3b3 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276b 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... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 6: What do you do with your weekend? The Petal to the Metal Episode 6: What do you do with your weekend? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 23:35 322967d0ce519db1eaca44e6aa3d1a3b yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276c 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.   What’s your answer to our question? Leave one... 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 5: What can you do for your day job that will move you toward your dream job? 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 fddf3a9f01d89bd781b9e57b620ad805 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276d 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.   What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the... 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

James Altucher

 

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 4: What book best represents you? The Petal to the Metal Episode 4: What book best represents you? Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMT 22:24 8449235cab999fd42ec0a29becb64a96 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276e 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.   What’s your answer to our question?... 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

 

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Pack up the Moon, by Rachael Herron

 

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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 55d4ea5553908f3fe763a39f9afa77c9 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d276f 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... 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.

 

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The Petal to the Metal Episode 2: What would you say to your 18-year-old self? 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 2901e443626fcc725c5de397ce94b846 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2770 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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The Petal to the Metal Episode 1: Welcome to our new podcast about leaving the day job for your dream job. 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 e5b14963364ccf74d2f675c185f92a08 yes https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/5b4a32bf7c60b1cd1b2d2771 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.

 

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