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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.

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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.

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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.

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59 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
3
3
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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.

Rank #1: 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. 

Dec 13 2019

29mins

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Rank #2: 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.

Jun 23 2016

19mins

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Rank #3: 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.

Oct 27 2017

44mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 055: Rachael Johns on Plotting vs Pantsing vs Her Own Method

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

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

Jul 27 2017

48mins

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Rank #5: 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. 

Screw FB, Slack is where it's at! Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers!

May 17 2019

28mins

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Rank #6: 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.

Jan 26 2018

45mins

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Rank #7: 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.

Jun 30 2016

19mins

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Rank #8: 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.

Jun 09 2017

36mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 087: Adrienne Bell, Plot MD

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

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

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

May 11 2018

29mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 086: Tessa Dare is Awesome

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Tessa Dare talks to Rachael about being her own stenographer.

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

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

May 05 2018

38mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 156: Jeremy Spillman on Taking Nashville Songwriting to a Novel

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Kentucky born and bred, Jeremy Spillman moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dream of success as a songwriter at 24. It would be five years before he landed his first cut by a major label artist and signed a publishing deal. Since then, Jeremy has had songs recorded by Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan and many more. Spillman lives with his wife and four sons south of Nashville, TN. He considers his role as a father the most important in his life. When he’s not writing novels and songs or recording music, Spillman is supporting his sons at football and basketball games and spending time with his family at home. Spillman’s debut novel, The DeVine Devils, was released September 24, 2019, with an accompanying soundtrack EP and full-cast audiobook. The music was written by Spillman with Nashville songwriters Randy Montana and Dean Dillon and recorded and produced by Spillman at his home studio. For more about his debut novel The DeVine Devils and the soundtrack, visit www.jeremyspillman.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. 

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers!

Dec 06 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 117: Barbara Samuel on Finding and Keeping Inspiration

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Barbara Samuel (also known as Barbara O’Neal) is the bestselling author of more than 40 books. In 2012, she was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall Of Fame, and she has won seven RITA awards. Her books have been published in more than a dozen countries, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Brazil, and Australia/New Zealand. One of her women’s fiction titles, The Lost Recipe for Happiness (written as Barbara O’Neal) went back to print eight times, and her book How to Bake a Perfect Life was a Target Club pick in 2011.Whether set in the turbulent past or the even more challenging present, Barbara’s books feature strong women, families, dogs, food, and adventure—whether on the road or toward the heart.

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. 

Jan 11 2019

29mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 116: Rachael’s 2018 Recap (The Money Episode)

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As is her annual tradition, Rachael breaks down the money she made and how she made it. 2018 was her best year yet as a self-employed writer for more reasons than just writing. Listen to find out what she made and how she did it! Trigger warning: real feelings are mentioned honestly. It’s not all about the money. 

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. 

Jan 07 2019

35mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 076: Rachael Herron talks about her new book, Fast-Draft Your Memoir

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

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

Feb 09 2018

30mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 054: Alisha Rai on Editing Sex Scenes

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

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

Jul 13 2017

35mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 119: Win Charles is Delightful

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Born with Cerebral Palsy, Win Charles has defied the odds by becoming an author. Her memoir I, Win is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through the years of having a condition called “CP”. As a competitor in the Kona IronMan Triathlon, CEO of her own jewelry design company, and motivational speaker, Win Charles truly is an inspiration to many. Today Win Charles tours the country, speaking to schools and institutions to raise awareness about cerebral palsy and living a full life no matter what holds you back. She is also an advocate of veterans across the world. 

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. 

Feb 01 2019

36mins

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Rank #17: 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. 

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

90 Day Revision HERE.

May 10 2019

37mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 112: Tasha L. Harrison on Keeping a Writing Journal

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Tasha L. Harrison is a romance and erotica author, freelance editor, and creative entrepreneur who is dedicated to helping new and aspiring word makers become authors.

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. 

Dec 07 2018

39mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 093: Jeffrey Foucault on Writing a Lot of Sentences to Achieve Clarity

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

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

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

Jun 22 2018

50mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 102: Writing Q&A with Rachael

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Rachael takes questions from listeners on all aspects of writing - when should you leave your day job? When should you hire an editor? Does having a big social media platform really matter? Should you start a Patreon campaign? How do you establish a writing habit? How do you know when you’re making your writing better or just different? 

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. 

Aug 31 2018

33mins

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Ep. 164: Aime Austin on Avoiding Headhopping in Fiction

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Aime Austin is the author of the Casey Cort Crime Fiction Series. Casey is almost always in trouble. Aime’s full time job? Rescuing her. Good thing Aime’s got experience. She practiced family and criminal law in Cleveland, Ohio for several years—so she has the skills for the job.  When Aime isn’t rescuing Casey from herself, she’s raising her son or traveling between Budapest and Los Angeles.

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.

Jan 17 2020

39mins

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Ep. 163: How to Start Novel Revision & How to Avoid Shiny New Object Syndrome - Bonus Mini-episode!

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Just how do you start to think about revising your book? And what if you’re being carried away with shiny new thoughts every time you turn around? Here’s what to do!

Jan 16 2020

12mins

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Ep. 162: Show Me The Money, 2019 Edition

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Rachael talks about not only how much she made in 2019, but how authors need to be thinking about their finances, and gives recommendations on how to start today to fix your financial situation.

Jan 10 2020

37mins

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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

Jan 01 2020

16mins

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Ep. 160: How Do You Use Tarot as Tool for Writing Even if You’re Non-Woo-woo? Bonus episode!

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Rachael talks about how she uses her tarot decks to uncover her own subconscious knowledge, and how you can, too

Dec 27 2019

12mins

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Ep. 159: Steff Green on Writing Prolifically and Joyfully

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Steff Green is a USA Today bestselling author of the paranormal, gothic, dark, and fantastical. Steff received the 2017 Attitude Award for Artistic Achievement, and was a finalist for a 2018 Women of Influence award. Her books are enjoyed by thousands of readers all over the world. When she's not writing, you can find her hanging out with her husband and cat horde, or tearing up the mosh pit at a heavy metal show. Steff is the author of How to Rock Self Publishing, and the founder of the Rage Against the Manuscript community for writers looking to level up their career.

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.

Dec 20 2019

35mins

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Ep. 158: Should You Plan to Self-Publish AND Seek Agent Representation? And Are Retreats for Introverts? Bonus Episode

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Ep. 158: Should You Plan to Self-Publish AND Seek Agent Representation? And Are Retreats for Introverts? Bonus Episode

Dec 19 2019

10mins

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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. 

Dec 13 2019

29mins

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Ep. 156: Jeremy Spillman on Taking Nashville Songwriting to a Novel

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Kentucky born and bred, Jeremy Spillman moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dream of success as a songwriter at 24. It would be five years before he landed his first cut by a major label artist and signed a publishing deal. Since then, Jeremy has had songs recorded by Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan and many more. Spillman lives with his wife and four sons south of Nashville, TN. He considers his role as a father the most important in his life. When he’s not writing novels and songs or recording music, Spillman is supporting his sons at football and basketball games and spending time with his family at home. Spillman’s debut novel, The DeVine Devils, was released September 24, 2019, with an accompanying soundtrack EP and full-cast audiobook. The music was written by Spillman with Nashville songwriters Randy Montana and Dean Dillon and recorded and produced by Spillman at his home studio. For more about his debut novel The DeVine Devils and the soundtrack, visit www.jeremyspillman.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. 

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers!

Dec 06 2019

32mins

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Ep. 155: Blog vs. Memoir and Couch to 5k for Writing - Bonus Episode

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Ep. 155: Blog vs. Memoir and Couch to 5k for Writing - Bonus Episode

How do you decide if writing a blog is for you if you're writing memoir? Are blogs even still a thing? And how do you boost your reading and writing comprehension like runners do with Couch to 5k? (Bonus fireplace insert question!) Thanks for Lorajean, Erin, and Catriona for today's questions!

Dec 05 2019

12mins

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Ep. 154: How Do You Keep Writing When No One is Reading You Yet? Bonus Mini-Episode

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How Do You Keep Writing When No One is Reading You Yet? Bonus Mini-Episode

Yeah, writing alone while you're unpublished is so difficult. How do you keep your spirits up? How do you keep believing in yourself when you're spending hours, weeks, months, and years doing something that has nothing to show for it yet? Listen along as Rachael Herron answer's Leftie's question on this mini-episode of How Do You Write.

Nov 28 2019

14mins

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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. 

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers!

Nov 22 2019

36mins

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Ep. 152: NaNoWriMo Crash - Bonus Episode

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What if your NaNoWriMo novel (or any of your writing) is crashing? Does it mean you should give up writing and get a job in finance? Or move to Antarctica where there are no writing devices at all (this is what I've been told, anyway...)? Listen to find out!

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

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers!

Nov 20 2019

7mins

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Ep. 150: Shamim Sarif on Marrying Characters to Plot, Organically

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As an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film director, Shamim Sarif has built a career on creating powerful female protagonists—and in doing so, has earned legions of fans around the world. Her latest novel, THE ATHENA PROTOCOL, is an all-female contemporary action thriller that will be released by HarperCollins in October 2019 as the first in a YA series. The book is currently being developed as a film franchise. 

An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide. She and her wife and sons are British/Canadian and spend time between London and Toronto.

The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif (October 8/HarperTEEN) is a feminist thriller about an all-female secret agency who works to stop crimes against women and children all over the world. 

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.

Nov 15 2019

29mins

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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

Nov 15 2019

14mins

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Ep. 149: Adrienne Bell on Writing Hella Words in 2020

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Adrienne Bell is the author of over a dozen action-packed romantic comedies. Her love of story structure led her to create Plot MD, a system for crafting compelling stories. She also is the co-host of the weekly podcast, The Misfit's Guide to Writing Indie Romance, with Eliza Peake. Adrienne lives with her family on the far edge of the San Francisco Bay Area where she spends her downtime reading, watching nerdy television, and scrolling through Disneyland fan sites.

Her new venture in 2020 is to write half a million words! Join her with your own goal! Write Hella Words.

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.

Nov 08 2019

32mins

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Ep. 148: Rachael on Making Changes

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Rachael goes on vacation and talks about some big, new decisions. She's stopping an income stream, and trying some others. Listen in!

Nov 02 2019

22mins

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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. 

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

Oct 11 2019

35mins

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Ep. 146: Jennifer Loudon on Writing and Your Emotional Immune System

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Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, with a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart magazine. Plus, she’s been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, two of Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts, and even on Oprah.

Jennifer has been teaching women’s writing and self-care retreats since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000. She married the love of her life at 50 and is profoundly proud to be mom to Lillian and bonus mom to Aidan.

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.

Oct 04 2019

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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. 

Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

Sep 27 2019

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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.