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The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

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The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

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Inspiring and Motivating

By Napasnewgirl - Aug 02 2019
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After listening to just one podcast I could not drive home fast enough to write this review. Ryan and his wisdom are inspiring and motivational. It was as if he found a way inside my head and turned on the lightbulb. The prolific writer is highly recommended as a tool for writers of all experience.

Mind Changing

By Dream5863 - Jul 31 2019
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Ryan does a great job in opening a writer’s mind and senses to needed information. Writing is a craft and it is wonderful to have your brain fed with positive energy and words from both Ryan and the many guest writers that he invites on the show. Each episode focuses on encouraging the seasoned and newbie author. Thank you for all of your hard work that benefits all of us!

iTunes Ratings

67 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
4
3
1
3

Inspiring and Motivating

By Napasnewgirl - Aug 02 2019
Read more
After listening to just one podcast I could not drive home fast enough to write this review. Ryan and his wisdom are inspiring and motivational. It was as if he found a way inside my head and turned on the lightbulb. The prolific writer is highly recommended as a tool for writers of all experience.

Mind Changing

By Dream5863 - Jul 31 2019
Read more
Ryan does a great job in opening a writer’s mind and senses to needed information. Writing is a craft and it is wonderful to have your brain fed with positive energy and words from both Ryan and the many guest writers that he invites on the show. Each episode focuses on encouraging the seasoned and newbie author. Thank you for all of your hard work that benefits all of us!

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The Prolific Writer

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The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

Rank #1: TPW 108: 7 Step Story Structure for Kick-Butt Novels

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What elements are essential for a great story? How can we evaluate our stories ensuring they're not just scenes going nowhere? In this episode, Ryan explores the 7 Step Story Structure for writing page turning, kick-butt, and compelling stories... every time. More writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

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Jun 14 2019

38mins

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Rank #2: TPW 100: Ella Barnard on Fighting Perfectionism

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Ella Barnard is host of the Author Like a Boss podcast, owner of Author Boss Academy, and administrator of the Author Like a Boss FB Group. She’s also an author and publishing coach who loves helping creative people connect with their audiences and with each other. In this episode, Ryan and Ella explore what holds authors back from starting and finishing their books, why marketing doesn't need to be scary, how to find time to write, and much more. Find Ella and get a free marketing book at: http://authorlikeaboss.com/

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Apr 19 2019

59mins

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Rank #3: TPW 015: Zach Bohannon on Writing with a Day Job

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Zach Bohannon is a popular horror writer with a day job. While Zach B. is working toward ditching the 9-5, we explore how to write in the cracks of your life. Most people do not, and will not write full time, and that’s not always bad. Listen in and hear about Zach’s journey for becoming […] The post Episode #15: Zach Bohannon on Writing with a Day Job appeared first on Rock House Publishing .

Mar 06 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #4: TPW 094: Sarah K.L. Wilson on Rapid Releases

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USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband and two small boys. In this episode, Ryan and Sarah discuss what drives Sarah to be so prolific, her unique rapid release book strategy, why shorter books are the wave of the future, the best writing advice for someone starting out, and much more. You can find Sarah and her books at: https://www.sarahklwilson.com/

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Mar 01 2019

39mins

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Rank #5: TPW 04: 20 Tips for Better Writing Stephen King

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In this episode, Ryan shares twenty tips for better writing from the master storyteller Stephen King.

On the show Ryan explores excerpts from King’s book “On Writing” and shares how you can write faster, often, and well.

Resources mentioned: Atlantic article On Writing by Stephen King 

Dec 20 2016

40mins

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Rank #6: TPW 05: How to Edit Fast?

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In this episode, Ryan explains his techniques, and other prolific writers techniques, on editing, rewriting, and drafting.

It’s a misnomer that editing a work needs to take dozens of rewrites.

Many of the masters of writing fast only write one draft and they're done.

Learn how to edit, rewrite, and draft fast

Dec 24 2016

35mins

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Rank #7: TPW 059: Michael Anderle on Writing Books People Want to Read

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Micheal Anderle is a Sci-Fi and Fantasy author who never dreamed of the success come his way. His runaway hit series Kutherian Gambit exceeded his humble expectations to put it lightly. In this episode Ryan and Michael discuss what makes a book worth reading, what are whale readers, myths for beginning writers and publishers, true success, and much, much more. You can find Michael Anderle and his books at: http://kurtherianbooks.com/

Mentioned Sponsor: Bahama Jane's https://bahamajanes.com

Mar 30 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: TPW 047: Rachel Aaron on Writing Fast, Often, and Well

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Rachel Aaron burst onto the writing scene with her book 2k to 10k. A book providing tips, tricks, and insight on how to write fast, often, and well. But Aaron was no stranger to the craft of writing. She's been writing and publishing for over ten years, and has garnered much attention, from her SCI-FI and Fantasy novels. Be inspired, equipped, encouraged, and challenged by Rachel with all the writerly advice she provides on the show. You can find Rachel and her work at: RachelAaron.net

Prolific Writer Takeaways:

  1. No writing police. Write what you want.
  2. Late for 6 months, bad forever (get it right the first time).
  3. Have fun!
  4. Writing fast doesn't mean writing poorly.

Mentioned Resources on Show:

  1. Fiction- Enders Game
  2. Fiction- Tessa Dare
  3. Nonfiction- Anatomy of Story by John Truby
  4. TV- Food Wars
  5. TV- The Great British Bake Off
  6. Software- Scrivener

Support the show on: Patreon.com/ryanjpelton!

Nov 09 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: TPW 044: Greatest Hits- Jake Bible on Being Prolific

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Ryan does a Greatest Hits episode with Jake Bible. Jake is a prolific writer who writes a book a month in a variety of genres. You will gain a ton of insight from Jake on the writing craft. Find Jake Bible at: JakeBible.com Support the show on: Patreon.com/ryanjpelton

Oct 20 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: TPW 033: Dean Wesley Smith on the Myths of Writing and Publishing

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Dean Wesley Smith is a USA Today best selling author with over two hundred novels and short stories. Dean is not new to the writing game and has seen it all. In this interview, Dean unearths the myths of writing and publishing. Things like:

  • Writing fast equals poor quality.
  • You have to type fast to be a prolific writer.
  • Selling books quickly is essential for success.
  • You can't make a living writing fiction.
  • You have to write to market.
  • You have to rewrite your stories.
  • And much, much, more.

With humility, humor, and insights from inside the publishing world. Dean offers a ton of  helpful advice for taking your writing to the next level. You can find Dean at: http://www.deanwesleysmith.com/ Resources mentioned:

Jul 26 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #11: TPW Motivation Monday's 020: 5 Benefits of Online Courses for Writer's

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In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the benefits of online learning and online courses. Many writer's miss out on the value of online courses for taking their craft to the next level. More writerly resources at: https://theprolificwriter.net/

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Jun 25 2019

29mins

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Rank #12: TPW 03: Russell Blake Reflects on 51 Books

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In this episode, Ryan discusses an article about being prolific. Russell Blake, an indie author, has written 51 books in less than six years. He wrote an article encouraging aspiring authors how to keep doing the work. How to put those words, ideas, and dreams into action. Ryan gives his own spin on the article 

Dec 15 2016

47mins

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Rank #13: TPW 025: Chris Fox on Developing a Prolific Writing Habit

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Chris Fox burst onto the indie writing scene in the last couple years in a big way. Not only has Chris succeeded in writing bestselling Sci-Fi and Horror novels. Chris has a passion to share everything he's learning with the writing community and written nonfiction titles to help writers. In this episode Chris explains the science and necessity of developing a daily writing habit. How writing fast is not opposed to quality. And why habits, tracking word counts, and writing fast enough to enter the "flow" state, are essential for the working author. Find Chris and his work at: www.chrisfoxwrites.com

May 30 2017

52mins

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Rank #14: TPW 068: Russell Blake on Lessons Learned After 60+ Books

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Featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Chicago Tribune, Russell Blake is The NY Times, WSJ, and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of action/adventure, mystery, thriller, and Sci-Fi novels. After sixty books, Russell and Ryan discuss lessons learned on the writing craft, marketing, changing indie landscape, reader expectation, and much, much, more. You can find Blake Russell on Facebook and http://russellblake.com/.

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Jul 20 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: TPW 096: Tim Tigner on Teaching Yourself to Write

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Intent on combining his creativity with his experience, Tim began writing thrillers in 1996 from an apartment overlooking Moscow’s Gorky Park. Twenty years later, his passion for creative writing continues to grow every day. In this interview, Ryan and Tim discuss how he learned to write, why outlining is a must for thrillers, how Tim's military experience shapes his writing, why most marketing advice is dumb, and much more. You can find Tim at: http://timtigner.com/

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Mar 15 2019

57mins

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Rank #16: TPW 024: Brian Meeks on Amazon Ads

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Brian D. Meeks came to the writing game later in life. After losing a job and moving back to his father's hometown in 2010; he gave writing a shot. After starting a popular blog, jumping into writing mystery novels... team Meeks has grown to a loyal following. In this episode Brian shares a new book project about how to use Amazon Ads. Writers pride themselves on being artists and not marketers. Find encouragement that marketing doesn't need to be scary and overwhelming. Brian is going to inspire, encourage, and help us get our words into the world. Find Brian at: extremelyaverage.com

May 23 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: TPW 078: Kristine Kathryn Rusch on Creating a Long and Satisfying Writing Career

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Her 30+ years of writing, editing, and publishing have garnered multiple awards and accolades. Today, Ryan and Kristine explore what it takes to have a long and satisfying professional writing career. In a day when writers are looking for shortcuts, get-rich-quick schemes, and fame and glory from their books, Kristine has a better, tried and true way, of finding a successful and satisfying writing life. Take notes because Kristine has much to say on the subject. You can find Kristine at: https://kriswrites.com/

Oct 05 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #18: TPW 017: Craig Martelle on Telling Good Stories

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Craig Martelle is the essence of a modern prolific writer. A former officer in the Marine Corps, lawyer, and business consultant, turned Sci-Fi writer. Craig spends his post military life banging out thousands of words per day. At the time of our interview he’s written over 28 stories in a few short years

Mar 20 2017

56mins

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Rank #19: TPW 089: How to Write a Novel Without an Outline?

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In this episode, Ryan tackles a topic that only few dare to tread: writing a novel without an outline. Much writing advice and many books have been written on how to outline a novel. How about scrapping the outline and writing into the dark? Ryan will show you how. More writer resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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Jan 18 2019

36mins

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Rank #20: TPW 086: Write a Novel in 45 Days (2 Year Anniversary Show)

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In this two year anniversary episode, Ryan walks through a step-by-step blueprint for writing a novel in 45 days (or less). He's used this same process to write seven novels of his own. Writing at a prolific pace is not the enemy of quality, and Ryan explains why taking years (or months) to complete a novel may be working against your best efforts. Find Ryan and more writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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Dec 21 2018

48mins

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