Rank #1: 140 - Michelle Dickinson wrote a powerful book about the challenges of living with a mother with mental illness.
Rank #2: 139 - Dale L. Roberts interview part 2 about self-publishing.
Dale L. Roberts, a self-publishing expert, talks fast in this second interview. In the first part of this interview we talk about his starting the SelfPublishingWithDale website and videos, writing scripts for the videos and then repurposing the scripts, moving from a self-published book to a traditional publisher, building a following, and DIY versus time and money. In the second half, we talk about Ingram Spark for self-publishers, Bowker for ISBN numbers, building your network, and taking it one step at a time. Dale explains his Extra-Extra Video Membership featuring over 200 videos with interviews, formatting books, and much more.
Rank #3: 138 - Dale L. Roberts is an author and expert on self-publishing
Dale L. Roberts excels at helping those wanting to self-publish. He entered the self-publishing arena in 2013-2014 and has not looked back. In this first of two interviews we talk about getting started in writing, what comes first, going from self-published to traditionally published, the importance of knowing whom you’re writing for, and setting goals for your writing. In the second part of the interview we talk about traditional versus self-publishing, the writing process, pantsers and plotters, cover design, balance in writing, pros and cons of self-publishing, and more. Loads of great information on writing and self-publishing from a master.
Rank #4: 137 - Shadia Hrichi shares a wealth of information about writing Bible studies.
Shadia Hrichi is an author who loves writing about things in the Bible. Her newest book is Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me, about one of the amazing women in the Old Testament. In the interview, we talk about her passion for writing from the Bible. Shadia's first book, Nameless No More, was about having an abortion, and Worthy of Love is a Bible study based on it. Going to seminary helped prepare her to write Bible studies. Hagar is the first book in a series of Bible Studies.
Rank #5: 136 - Dave Howe wrote a book about purity for men, a difficult but needed subject.
Dave Howe turned his focus from music to writing. His desire to write grew out of his leading a purity group, which he lead for over ten years. He had written some articles about purity that got him published. When Live Pure and Free was published, he began to speak on the topic. We talk about the components of a devotional book, how the writing has to be tight and concise, improving your writing, issues with writing difficult topics, and much more.
Rank #6: 135 - Craig von Buseck is an author, speaker, teacher, and encourager.
Craig von Buseck is the senior editor for digital content for Inspiration.org, an arm of Inspiration Ministries. He also worked for Christian Broadcast network for 15 years. Craig has authored five books. He’s a natural encourager and in this interview he encourages writers. We talk abut several of Craig’s books. Craig gives a great example of how authors need a strategy to be successful in publishing. Craig talks about beta readers, time as a challenge including time wasters, creating content for online magazines, and turning books into screenplays. Then finally, we spend time talking about ways to build an effective author platform.
Rank #7: 134 - Art Barter has written three fasincinating books about servant leadership.
Art Barter loves caring for people, inspiring people, and equipping people. Out of that comes stories—and he loves stories. He is the CEO of Datron World Communications that he took from a $10 million company to a $200 million company by putting into practice the behaviors of servant leadership. He’s the founder of the Servant Leadership Institute, which furthers his desire to share how to inspire and equip people and those they influence. In this interview we talk about Art’s journey as he learned about servant leadership, how he implemented it at Datron, and then how he decided to write three books about it.
Rank #8: 133 - Linda Fisler is the author of the Blind series of fiction books
Linda Fisler is an author, painter, mentor, instructor, podcaster with a lot of life to balance. She’s a creative. She’s written several art books including two compiled from her podcasts. She has her “Blind” series with three books and more coming. Because Linda is an artist, she designs her own covers. We talk about writing in general, the finer points of boxed sets, her writing process, working through the “awful,” and much more.
Rank #9: 132 - Susan Alcorn writes about her walks on the Camino de Santiago trails in Spain and France.
Susan Alcorn has written about her many hikes on the Camino de Santiago trails in Spain and France. She and her husband have also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the John Muir Trail. trails in Patagonia and many more. Her newest book is Healing Miles: Gifts from the Caminos Norte and Primitivo. Walkers and hikers on the trails are called pilgrims and the trails are their pilgrimages. In the interview we talk about the Camino trails, where they are, costs, travel arrangements, safety, physical preparation, scenery, and more. Susan also talks about women backpacking and how she got started. People from around d the world hike one of the Camino trails every year - you can be one of them.
Rank #10: 131 - Episodes 101 - 125 Highlights Recapped
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In this special episode we recap episodes 101 – 125 of Writers & Authors on Fire. We’ll go from episode 101 to episode 125 with a short description of the show and then share a short clip from the interview. You will learn about authors, what they shared, and in their words, a bit of wisdom culled from their interview. This fifth batch of 25 episodes are entertaining, but more important, informative as they share what they have learned about writing, their tips and advice, and the exciting direction their writing journey has taken them. It is our hope that the short clips might entice you to listen to the full shows. The 25 include authors of general fiction, novels of all types and for all ages, humor, romance fiction, historical fiction, mystery and suspense, zombie and paranormal, women’s contemporary fiction; and lots of nonfiction – writing for children and girls, devotionals, personal stories of struggles of grief, weight loss struggles, marriage, mentoring, and more. Each interview is unique and each will provide you with tips, advice, and learnings you can apply to your writing.