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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
If you want to know how bestselling authors find the time to write their books, the methods they use to be productive and how they find their ideas you will love this podcast. Writing coach Azul Terronez shares interviews with clients such as Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income, Jon Vroman, of the Front Row Factor, and Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom, Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies. Learn from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling authors. Want to get behind th ...
 
Helping storytellers ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive. Whether you want to write a book, harness the transformational power of journaling, or use storytelling to make more money, we've got the tools to help you go from part-time dreamer to full-time writer. Find all the resources you need to make money as a writer at BusinessSchoolForWriters.com.
 
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I had a university friend once who needed to borrow my computer. He sat down at it early in the morning, and by the time I got back home that evening, he had no more words in his document than he had when he started hours before. He had spent the entire day writing, editing, deleting, and rewriting, only to have zero progress by the end of the day.…
 
Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including Boys & Sex, Girls & Sex, and Cinderella Ate My Daughter. Her newly-released memoir is Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, And Making the World's Ugliest Sweater. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Peggy has also written…
 
The idea of artificial intelligence has been around for a long time, but what does it matter to writers and what can we do about it? A.I. is starting to revolutionize how people think about creating any work like writing books or even designing book covers. This new tech brings out fears, concerns, and controversy among creatives, educators, and an…
 
A.M. Mason is an American writer living in South Korea with her husband and cat. Growing up first outside of Chicago and then in Phoenix, she loves to explore new regions and cities, always looking for supernatural lying just beneath the surface and in the shadows. She writes spicy paranormal romance and urban fantasy with dominant alpha men and st…
 
Steve Sims wrote his newest book out of pure aggravation. After he wrote his first book, he told me on an earlier podcast, Episode 19, that he didn’t ever plan on writing another book. But then the pandemic hit, and Steve suddenly didn’t have to travel every month. He had time to be with his family and to breathe and to think. But what he saw happe…
 
Nat Connors is a romantic comedy writer, medical scientist and dance teacher, and creator of the Kindletrends newsletter for genre fiction authors. Kindletrends started when Nat got fed up with trying to make sense of the Kindle Store, and wanted a no-nonsense summary of the most important information. Nat shared it with author friends, and now wan…
 
Daria Vodopianova turned down two invites to speak on TEDx stages because she believed she didn’t have anything to share. A nonprofit group talked her into telling her story, and there she realized that she did have something to share and she could indeed be an example to others and make an impact as a speaker. In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,…
 
In this annual episode, Rachael reveals what she made and how in 2022. From book sales (self and trad) to teaching and Patreon, all the details are here. Enjoy! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the b…
 
You're gonna love this one! Sacha and Rachael talking about HOW TO FAIL by Elizabeth Day and their new project - the Book of Do! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get i…
 
Jasmine Guillory is a New York Times bestselling author; her novels include The Wedding Date, the Reese's Book Club selection The Proposal, and By The Book. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time, and she is a frequent book contributor on The Today Show. She lives in Oakland, California. Drunk on Love …
 
Do you feel like you’re wasting your time creating content for social media? Stepan Hlinka felt like that a few years ago, but then he went from 700 Twitter followers to 50,000. He heard all the advice about how to increase social media followers, but he came from an advertising background and decided to try something different—and it worked. In th…
 
Have you ever felt stuck while writing? Whether it’s a blog, essay, short story, or novel, sometimes we just feel stuck and can’t move forward. Steve Vannoy and I are here today to talk about how you can get unstuck and step back into your writing genius this year. On today’s episode of “Authors Who Lead,” we talk honestly about why I felt stuck wr…
 
Thien-Kim Lam writes stories about Vietnamese characters who smash stereotypes and find their happy endings. A recovering Type-Asian, she guzzles cà phê sữa đá, PRNOUNCED caffee su dah makes art, and bakes her feelings to stay sane. Thien-Kim is also the founder of Bawdy Bookworms, a subscription box that pairs sexy romances with erotic toys. She’s…
 
After witnessing 9/11 from her office on Wall Street, Miriam Schulman decided to quit her job and make a full-time living as a creative. She now teaches other artists around the world to develop their skills and create more time and freedom to do what they love. In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Miriam Schulman about her journey ma…
 
In this bonus episode, Rachael talks about how to use (or not use!) TikTok and Shopify, as well as sharing an email that made her heart grow three sizes. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you…
 
While still working full-time as a teacher, Dominic Carrillo has written and published several award-winning books, both as a self-publisher and recently with a small indie publisher. Dominic has also had one of his books released in translation in Bulgaria. In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Dominic about his journey through both t…
 
Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She is currently serving as Interim Director of Research at the Huntington, temporarily stepping down from its Board of Governors while a search for a new director is underway. Her own research explores the inter…
 
Once you reach your goals in life, then what do you do? What’s next? This question is what inspired Bruce Turkel to pivot from running a successful ad agency for decades to selling it and becoming a public speaker. He had experienced burnout as most people do in their careers and needed to change something in his life. As a public speaker, he has f…
 
This is a hard thing to talk about, writers. What if your beautiful book isn’t selling? What do you do next? How do you keep going? In this bonus episode, Rachael talks about what steps to take next to keep your heart hopeful and your pen full of ink. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael…
 
You're going to love this one! Sacha and Rachael talk about Elizabeth Day's book, How to Fail, and their own new project, the Book of Do! How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how…
 
Writing a book isn’t one of those things that you should wait for. You shouldn’t put it off until a future “someday” because writing a book can really change your life today. You might have started with planning and plotting your idea but then didn’t feel it was good enough or you aren’t ready to write. But the truth is no one is ever ready to writ…
 
Ellen Joy is an Amazon Best Selling author. She lives in a small New England town, between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains. She lives with her husband, two sons, and one very spoiled puppy. Ellen writes in the early morning hours while the rest of her family is asleep. When she's not writing, you can find her spending time with her famil…
 
In this time of hustle, sometimes it takes certain events to show us that we need to slow down and focus on what is really important. In Teresa McCloy’s life, it was her son’s drug addiction and death and her own workaholic addiction that forced her to reevaluate her life and how she was living it. She now intentionally lives a deeper and more mean…
 
Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches is her…
 
Mari Ruddy is not only a celebrated endurance athlete, but she has also survived childhood trauma, breast cancer, multiple suicide attempts, and type 1 diabetes. She encourages and trains people with diabetes to be endurance athletes, and has run over forty-two triathlons herself. In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Mari about her pa…
 
In this mini-episode, Rachael talks about what a traditional publisher will expect you to do for your book’s promotion, as well as how to organize multiple POVs, and what to look for in a developmental editor! You won’t want to miss this episode! Also, don’t miss Rachael's live class coming on November 17, 2022, ➡️ How to Choose Between Traditional…
 
Have you been thinking about writing a book, but wondered if it was worth the time and effort, or if there was any money that would be made from writing a book? Have you thought about what it takes to become an author who's successful, not just in selling books, but also in building a business? Then, this episode is for you. On this week’s episode …
 
Kelly Sokol is the author of Breach and The Unprotected, which was featured on NPR and named one of Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Books of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood. She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author and MFA creative writing graduate. Her work has appeared in Alpinist, UltraRunning Magazine, The Manifest-Station, Connotation Press, an…
 
Omar Zenhom realized he was only getting his MBA because he was seeking permission to become an entrepreneur. Upon that realization, he left his university job and dropped out of his MBA studies to focus on his $100 MBA Show podcast, where he helped other people like him learn the basics of marketing, sales, finance, and idea validation so they cou…
 
Annabel Monaghan is the author of two Young Adult novels: A Girl Named Digit, optioned by The Disney Channel, and the sequel Double Digit. She is also the author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. Nora Goes Off Script is her adult debut…
 
I met Chris Ducker at a mastermind in San Diego where we needed to show up with a business idea. I realized I didn’t have one at the time, so I wrote my first book in thirty days and showed up with the idea and the book of the same name, The Art of Apprenticeship. This was the start of building my personal brand and a real friendship with Chris. In…
 
Elizabeth Miki Brina is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Bread Loaf Scholarship and a New York State Summer Writers Institute Scholarship. She currently lives and teaches in New Orleans. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here…
 
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