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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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By Toya (scorpdiva72) - Jan 08 2020
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I didn’t know you have a podcast too! I enjoyed this episode regarding the RWA implosion

Excellent podcast on the process of writing

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Terrific interviews with interesting authors. Fun, informative, honest and always inspiring.

iTunes Ratings

68 Ratings
Average Ratings
59
3
5
0
1

OMG

By Toya (scorpdiva72) - Jan 08 2020
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I didn’t know you have a podcast too! I enjoyed this episode regarding the RWA implosion

Excellent podcast on the process of writing

By CherryllLG - Aug 30 2019
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Terrific interviews with interesting authors. Fun, informative, honest and always inspiring.
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How Do You Write

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Rank #1: Ep. 145: J.L. Brown on Finding Your Own Voice as a Writer

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J. L. Brown is the author of the Jade Harrington novels, Don’t Speak, Rule of Law, and The Divide, and the short story, Few Are Chosen. She lives with her family in Seattle, where she is working on her next novel. A member of Mystery Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America Northwest, Sisters in Crime, and Puget Sound Sisters in Crime, you can find her on Twitter @jl_brownauthor and on her website.

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

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Sep 27 2019

24mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 065: Michelle Spiva on How to Grab Your Reader Instantly

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

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

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

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Oct 27 2017

44mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 045: Sara Ramsey on How to get Unstuck in Your Writing

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

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

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May 11 2017

32mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 131: Rachael on How to Write Your Book in 90 Days!

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Rachael Herron is a huge believer in writing fast so that you get a product that you can revise into the book of your heart. In this episode, she goes over exactly how you do that, including how to actually get the work done. If you’re not finishing books, you need to listen to this episode! 

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

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May 17 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 177: How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity

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How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity

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

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Apr 17 2020

21mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 153: Marianne Power on Writing Truth and Shame in Memoir

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Marianne Power is a writer and journalist who lives in London. Her first book, Help Me: How self-help did NOT change my life,, is about a year long quest to change her life by following the rules of a different self-help book each month for a year, is being published in more than 29 countries and is being optioned for a television series. 

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

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Nov 22 2019

36mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 147: Amy Rigby on Memoir Writing, Songwriting, and Tending Bar

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AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll. Her memoir Girl To City is newly out She plays her songs all over the world and writes online at diaryofamyrigby.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in New York’s Hudson Valley. When she isn’t touring, she pours beer and sells books at The Spotty Dog in Hudson.

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

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

Rachael's author assistant Ed can be reached at edwardgiordano@gmail.com and he's ace!

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Oct 11 2019

35mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 003: Adrienne Martini

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Adrienne Martini, author of Sweater Quest and Hillbilly Gothic (Free Press), talks to Rachael about her writing process. 

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Jun 23 2016

19mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 140: Mindy McGinnis on Creating a Snow Globe of Writing Efficiency

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Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy. While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.

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

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Aug 23 2019

29mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 151: Rachael on How to Start Sentences, How to Word Sprint, and Taking on Draft Passes (Mini-Episode)

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How Do You Write BONUS EPISODE: This mini-episode brought to you by $5 and up Patreons. You too can use me as a writing coach on retainer - join here! http://patreon.com/rachael

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Nov 15 2019

14mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 040: Antonia Crane

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

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

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Mar 23 2017

44mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 130: Barbara Poelle on What an Agent Looks For

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Barbara Poelle began her publishing career as a freelance copywriter and editor before joining the Goodman Agency in 2007, but feels as if she truly prepared for the industry during her brief stint as a standup comic in Los Angeles. She has found success placing thrillers, literary suspense, Young Adult and upmarket fiction and is actively seeking her next great client in those genres, but is passionate about anything with a unique voice. Barbara also writes the column Funny You Should Ask, in Writer's Digest.

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

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May 10 2019

37mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 004: Adrienne Celt

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Adrienne Celt was born in Seattle, WA and has lived in a great many places since then. (A non-exhaustive list: Iowa, California, Chicago, and St. Petersburg, Russia.) Currently, she resides in Tucson, AZ where she welcomes the summer rainstorms as distractions from the fact that there is no ocean for hundreds of miles. Her debut novel The Daughters (W.W. Norton/Liveright 2015) won the 2015 PEN Southwest Book Award and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR. Her writing has also been recognized by the PEN/O. Henry Prize, a Glenna Luschei award, and residencies at Ragdale and the Willapa Bay AiR. She’s published fiction in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, Epoch,Prairie Schooner, and Ecotone, among other places, and her comics and essays can be found in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Millions, the Tin House Open Bar, and elsewhere. She publishes a webcomic (most) every Wednesday atloveamongthelampreys.com.

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Jun 30 2016

19mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 074: Alex Dolan on Crafting Characters

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

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

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

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Jan 26 2018

45mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 157: Daniel Willcocks on Writing Fast and Getting into Flow

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Daniel Willcocks is an international bestselling author and podcaster of dark fiction. He is one quarter of digital story studio, Hawk & Cleaver, co-producer of iTunes-busting 'The Other Stories' podcast, as well as the host of the 'Great Writers Share' podcast.

Residing in the UK, Dan's work explores the catastrophic and the strange. His stories span the genres of horror, post-apocalyptia, and sci-fi, and his work has seen him collaborating with some of the biggest names in the independent publishing community.

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

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Dec 13 2019

29mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 108: Rachael on Revision

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In this week’s episode, Rachael talks about revision in the form of a free chapter from her book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir. Learn all her tips and tricks for LOVING revision instead of dreading it like the beast it isn’t. 

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

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Nov 09 2018

34mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 049: Sherry Thomas on How to Craft a Character Through Pain

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

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

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Jun 09 2017

36mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 060: Rachael Herron with 3 Writing Tips You've Never Heard Before

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

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

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Sep 12 2017

32mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 026: Dani Shapiro

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

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

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Dec 09 2016

28mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 161: Rachael on the RWA Debacle

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Rachael shares her personal opinions on what happened with the RWA implosion, and what has to happen next. 

Mentioned: https://twitter.com/RomancingNope/status/1211025913128902657

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Jan 01 2020

16mins

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Ep. 193: Vikram Chandra on a New App to Keep Your Writing Organized

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Vikram Chandra’s latest book is Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty. He has also written the novels Sacred Games and Red Earth and Pouring Rain and the short story collection Love and Longing in Bombay. In July 2018, Netflix released a series based on Sacred Games. In 2019, this series was included in The New York Times’ list of The 30 Best International TV Shows of the Decade. His honours include a Guggenheim fellowship, the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia), the Crossword Prize, and the Salon Book Award. He teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been translated into nineteen languages. He is a co-founder of Granthika, a software startup that is building a next-generation tool for fiction writers.

Vikram’s Character Creation: https://blog.granthika.co/on-character/

Granthika: http://granthika.co

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

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Aug 07 2020

42mins

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Ep. 192: KJ Dell'Antonia on Dissecting Other Writing to Improve Your Own

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KJ Dell’Antonia is the author of the viral New York Times essay Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email, the former editor of the Times’ Motherlode blog, the co-host of the #AmWriting podcast and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a timely, humorous exploration of the same themes she focuses on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the people in front of us more than the ones in our phones and laptops, every single time.

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

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Jul 31 2020

40mins

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Ep. 191: How Do You Keep From Getting Distracted While Writing?

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Miniepisode with Rachael! How do you keep writing when your brain won’t sit still? Also, would you recommend Scribe? What about those sites that promise to promote your book for you? 

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

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Jul 24 2020

30mins

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Ep. 190: Anthony Moore on Capturing Ideas as they Arrive

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Anthony Moore is an author, speaker, and one of the top 100 writers on the entire Medium.com platform. In the past 3 years, he’s gone from virtually zero readers, subscribers, and income to 45,000+ Medium followers, 75,000+ email subscribers, and a 6-figure writing business. His book What Extraordinary People Know: How To Cut the Busy B.S. and Live Your Kick-Ass Life (Sourcebooks) hit bookshelves in 2019, and his book Wealthy Writers: How To Go Viral, Get Followers, and Get Rich Writing has been read by hundreds of his writing students through his online courses and coaching. 

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

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Jul 17 2020

24mins

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Ep. 189: Steven Rowley on When You Get To Call Yourself A Writer

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Steven Rowley is the author of The Editor and the national bestseller Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He lives in Palm Springs, CA.

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

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Jul 10 2020

33mins

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Ep. 188: Elizabeth Kay on Taking Off Her Editor’s Hat to Write a Bestseller

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Elizabeth Kay works in the publishing industry under a different name. She lives in London and has a first-class degree in English literature.

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

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Jul 03 2020

18mins

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Ep. 187: Eddie King on Why There’s No Right Way of Writing

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Eddie King is an author, screenwriter, and television presenter. Born and raised in Hampstead, London, he spent many years working in the film industry as a producer and script consultant on large-budget Hollywood productions. He is a prominent ambassador of American country music across Europe and co-hosts a weekly primetime television series where he interviews some of Nashville's biggest stars. Eddie has written five novels, all in the contemporary romance genre. His first book, ‘Spoilt For Choice’ earned him a Young Writers’ Award nomination and ‘Southern Girl: Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots’ has been adapted for screen. He currently splits his time between London, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

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

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Jun 26 2020

39mins

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Ep. 186: Ines Johnson on Wanting More After Finding Success

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Lover of fairytales, folklore, and mythology, Ines Johnson spends her days reimagining the stories of old in a modern world. She writes books where damsels cause the distress, princesses wield swords, and moms save the world. Aside from being a full time author and professional reader, Ines Johnson is a seasoned educator. She's taught college level courses and workshops in screenwriting, story development and plotting, and media history. A lifelong learner (read: academic addict), she holds a Bachelor's in Communications, a Master’s in Instructional Design, and a Doctorate in Educational Technology. She is banned from getting the MFA in Creative Writing she so desperately wants until both her children are in college. That might be soon as she is the proud mother of a college sophomore and a rising high school senior. Ines lives just outside Washington, DC and can be found getting her words early in the morning at coffee shops. In the afternoons, she can be found on a park bench contemplating what she will do with her life once her kids have grown up.

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

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Jun 19 2020

52mins

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Ep. 185: Should I Look for an Agent for my Debut or Self-Publish It? (Bonus! How To Be an Anti-Racist)

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Ep. 185: Should I Look for an Agent for my Debut or Self-Publish It? (Bonus! How To Be an Anti-Racist)

Rachael answers Tuomas's question about what to do when you want to be a hybrid author, with a foot in both camps - trad- and self-publishing.

Also - if you're white, what you can do to be anti-racist AS A WRITER! This goes beyond allyship (centering BIPOC voices) and activism (protesting, donating to BIPOC-led organizations) Anti-racism is the act of opposing ALL white supremacy including the racism inside you and within the system you live in.

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Jun 12 2020

27mins

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Ep. 184: Should You Build a Mailing List While Still Writing Your First Book?

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Should you build a mailing list or reader following while you're still working on your first book? How do you find a community of writers? (Hint, join my Slack channel, link below!) And how should you write transitions between scenes? All this and more, in this episode with Rachael Herron!

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

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May 29 2020

23mins

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Ep. 183: Jennie Nash on Harnessing the Power of Jealousy

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Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a business that has trained more than 50 book coaches to support writers through the entire creative process of completing a book. Jennie started her career on staff at Random House and has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry. In her time as a book coach, her clients have landed top New York agents and book deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette. Jennie is the author of 9 books, 5 of which were published by Big 5 publishers. She has taught for 12 years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and spoken at writing conferences all over the country. Her guest posts have appeared on popular writing sites including The Write Life, Writers Helping Writers, and The Book Designer.

Show link: Go visit Jennie for the free goodies at https://www.authoraccelerator.com/rachael

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

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May 22 2020

42mins

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Ep. 182: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later

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Ep. 182 Miniepisode: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later

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May 15 2020

11mins

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Ep. 181: Jeni McFarland on Writing by Hand

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Jeni McFarland holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where she was a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Magazine. She’s an alum of Tin House, a 2016 Kimbilio Fellow, and has had short fiction published in Crack the Spine, Forge, and Spry, which nominated her for the storySouth Million Writers Award. She was also a finalist for the 2015 Gertrude Stein Writers Award in Fiction from the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. She has lived in Michigan and the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two cats. The House of Deep Water is her first book. 

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

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May 08 2020

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Ep. 180: Melanie Abrams on Bringing the Conflict

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Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She is an editor and photographer and currently teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Vikram Chandra, and their children.

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

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May 01 2020

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Ep. 179: Should You Get an MFA?

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Bestselling author (and teacher) Rachael Herron talks about why you should (or shouldn't) get an MFA in writing.

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Apr 27 2020

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Ep. 178: Jennifer Louden on Why Bother

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JENNIFER LOUDEN is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on wellbeing and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has appeared on hundreds of TV programs, radio shows, and podcasts—including Oprah. Jennifer teaches women’s retreats and creates vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado.

Her new book is Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next - and GO HERE if you purchase it to enter a chance to win!

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

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Apr 24 2020

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Ep. 177: How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity

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How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity

Rachael Says Write! JOIN HERE!

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90 Day Revision

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

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Apr 17 2020

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Ep. 176: Katie Forrest on Time Management for Writers During a Crisis

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Katie Forrest is the author of Time Management for Writers, a tried and tested system that introduces the Three Zones of Focus and the ADAPT Framework for Productivity. She is the author of 16 fiction books split across two pen names, and is a fan of cacti, curry and cuddles. She lives in England with her husband, daughter and puppy.

You can connect with Katie at katieforrest.com or join her Facebook group, Time Management for Writers with Katie Forrest.

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Apr 10 2020

28mins

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Ep. 175: Mini-Episode - How to Keep Going

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Ep. 175: Mini-Episode - How to Keep Going

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Apr 03 2020

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Ep. 174: Rachael on Getting Your Writing Done When Life is Distracting

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Ep. 174: Rachael on Getting Your Writing Done When Life is Distracting

Crazy times call for crazy (or totally sensible, whatever) solutions.

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Mar 20 2020

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By Toya (scorpdiva72) - Jan 08 2020
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I didn’t know you have a podcast too! I enjoyed this episode regarding the RWA implosion

Excellent podcast on the process of writing

By CherryllLG - Aug 30 2019
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Terrific interviews with interesting authors. Fun, informative, honest and always inspiring.