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WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book, Change the World with Kitty Bucholtz

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Novelizing True Crime: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

EPISODE 211I Our guest today is (https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/), screenwriter, author, international speaker, and forensic specialist. Her father was a medical examiner with a home office, so Jennifer grew up around death. She participated in her first fatality investigation when she was eight years old, and she's been involved in writing about crime ever since. Jennifer explains how she found a crime that she couldn't stop thinking about so she decided to write about it. That book, (https://amzn.to/2DLBzUW), was just released in August 2020. She shares how she decided what facts to keep in the story, what parts she wanted to change, and why. If you're at all interested in writing crime fiction - or nonfiction - this is the episode for you! Learn more about Jennifer, her books - including https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/ (https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/).

69 min1 w ago
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Novelizing True Crime: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

Just Ask: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 210E Our Encouraging Words episode today is about reaching out when you need a word of encouragement. I posted on Facebook last week saying I need some encouragement and the response overwhelmed me! It made me think that we all need a reminder that there are a lot of people out there willing and ready to encourage you in whatever you're going through - if only they knew you needed it. So reach out! And read between the lines of your friends, ask yourself if maybe they need a little encouragement, and be proactive. We'll all have more strength to make it through this tough year. Hang in there! You can do it!

14 min1 w ago
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Just Ask: An Encouraging Words Episode

How to Write for Hallmark: An Interview with Leigh Duncan

EPISODE 209I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/3jkWUDW), set in the town of Heart's Landing. A Waterfront Wedding will be released in April 2021. She tells us how she got started with (https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publishing) - and how you can, too! Sweet romance is more than just no sex. Leigh explains what Hallmark is looking for in their books. There is so much great advice here if this is a publisher you want to pursue! This is an episode you'll want to listen to with a notepad and pen. You can find out more about Leigh and her books at her website https://leighduncan.com/ (https://leighduncan.com/) and she's on social media as leighduncanbooks. Leigh loves to hear from readers and writers, so reach out!

56 min3 w ago
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How to Write for Hallmark: An Interview with Leigh Duncan

Never Stop Writing: An Interview with Liz Johnson

EPISODE 208I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/31RQaq5), final book in the Georgia Coast Romance series. Liz shares her fun story about beginning to write stories at age 7 and selling her first novel at 27. We talk about the fun of research and how to find just the right elements from a research trip to add into your books. It's a great conversation with a lot of helpful nuggets of advice for writers, as well as laughs and inspiration. You can find Liz everywhere on the Internet as "Liz Johnson Books" - including her website https://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/ (https://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/) and all of her social media accounts.

60 minAUG 13
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Never Stop Writing: An Interview with Liz Johnson

Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 207E After eating some of the most delicious strawberries since last summer, I got to thinking about harvests - how grateful I am for the harvest of fruit in its natural season rather than that grown off-season in a greenhouse - and about the harvests in our own lives. In order to have a harvest, you need to plant. What am I planting in my life, and what will that yield in the end? In my personal life, the thoughts I plant - or let someone else plant - become beliefs, and those lead to a harvest of behaviors. In my professional life, I need to plant by writing books, water the plants by publishing them, and harvest the plants by marketing and selling the books. What do we want to harvest? In order to see if we'll get what we're hoping for, we need to look and see what we're planting and tending in our gardens.

14 minAUG 2
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Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode

Hitting the Wall and Bouncing Back: An Interview with Quinton Litchfield

EPISODE 206I Today's guest is Quinton Litchfield, pastor of C3 Church (https://malmo.church/) in Malmö, Sweden, and 2-time burnout survivor. Quinton talks freely about how he hit the wall, and things we can do if we find ourselves approaching the same point. He reminds us that no one is going to thank us for working so hard that we burn out. Some periods of life require sacrifice of time and energy, but when that sacrifice becomes a lifestyle, we need to step back and take stock of our life and where it's headed. He shares a great analogy for creativity that he heard - it's less like an elephant that you hang every idea on and more like a nest of sea turtle eggs that you watch to see which ones make it to the ocean. Quinton suggests dumping all of your ideas into a folder on your phone or your computer. Write it all down and get it out of your head because it's stressful to try to remember everything. Remember, too, isolation only makes things worse, so make sure you talk about you...

57 minJUL 30
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Hitting the Wall and Bouncing Back: An Interview with Quinton Litchfield

Cowriting the End of a Series: An Interview with Melissa Kosci

EPISODE 205I Today's guest is (http://www.nappaland.com/mikenappa/). Melissa tells us how she came to be cowriter of a series that already had two books in it, and what it was like to help finish telling the story. (I read book one of the Coffey & Hill series, Annabel Lee, and didn't realize A Dream Within a Dream was the end of the same series. Exciting! I loved (https://amzn.to/3fzLbju)!) MIke Nappa is a big Edgar Allen Poe fan, as you can tell in the book titles. We talk about the cowriting process, similarities and differences to how Melissa writes on her own, writing under a pen name, and much more. You can find her website and her social media accounts under the name Melissa Koslin. http://melissakoslin.com/ (http://melissakoslin.com/)

60 minJUL 16
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Cowriting the End of a Series: An Interview with Melissa Kosci

Practicing Balance: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 204E In this weird world we live in with a pandemic going on around us, restrictions on our movements coming and going, and too many terrible things happening and crowding the news, it can be really difficult to find balance in your life. I share my own experiences and what I've been doing to try to keep practicing living a more balanced life. I hope it encourages you as you do the same.

18 minJUL 5
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Practicing Balance: An Encouraging Words Episode

History and the Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Jeremy Dronfield

EPISODE 203I In today's episode, we hear from (https://amzn.to/2Zyu5LM), and many other titles. Jeremy tells us how he got involved with writing this story, the research he did, how he had to work to convince the survivors to trust him with their story, and the path to publishing the book - twice. Along the way, he gives us a lot of writing tips and advice. Jeremy builds scenes visually in his head before writing them down. Then he tries to get the reader to see what he's seeing. The result with this book is the sometimes stark, sometimes heartwarming story of a family living in Vienna during Hitler's takeover. Jeremy's writing style sucks you into their lives, offering both beauty and tears as you relive this private history with the people who were there. Jeremy talks about the process of publishing, writing proposals that work, submitting to agents, his work in ghostwriting and co-writing other books, and much more. You can find Jeremy at his website, http://jeremydronfield.com/ ...

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History and the Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Jeremy Dronfield

Understanding Life Through Story: An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner

EPISODE 202I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/2Yb2jp7). We have an interesting discussion on when writing can be a healthy escape for us, and when it's an avoidance tactic keeping us from dealing with our own issues. Writing is a great way to process life, and we want to help our readers do the same. Susie talks about the difference between vulnerability and weakness, saying it's okay to be sensitive. After all, we're trying to make our readers feel, so of course we need to be able to feel our emotions too. We want our words to not only thrill our readers, but impact their lives. In this way, writing fiction can be a noble pursuit. To learn more about Susie and her books, visit her website at (https://www.facebook.com/SusieFinkbeiner/).

65 minJUN 18
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Understanding Life Through Story: An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner

Latest Episodes

Novelizing True Crime: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

EPISODE 211I Our guest today is (https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/), screenwriter, author, international speaker, and forensic specialist. Her father was a medical examiner with a home office, so Jennifer grew up around death. She participated in her first fatality investigation when she was eight years old, and she's been involved in writing about crime ever since. Jennifer explains how she found a crime that she couldn't stop thinking about so she decided to write about it. That book, (https://amzn.to/2DLBzUW), was just released in August 2020. She shares how she decided what facts to keep in the story, what parts she wanted to change, and why. If you're at all interested in writing crime fiction - or nonfiction - this is the episode for you! Learn more about Jennifer, her books - including https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/ (https://www.jenniferdornbush.com/).

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Novelizing True Crime: An Interview with Jennifer Dornbush

Just Ask: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 210E Our Encouraging Words episode today is about reaching out when you need a word of encouragement. I posted on Facebook last week saying I need some encouragement and the response overwhelmed me! It made me think that we all need a reminder that there are a lot of people out there willing and ready to encourage you in whatever you're going through - if only they knew you needed it. So reach out! And read between the lines of your friends, ask yourself if maybe they need a little encouragement, and be proactive. We'll all have more strength to make it through this tough year. Hang in there! You can do it!

14 min1 w ago
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Just Ask: An Encouraging Words Episode

How to Write for Hallmark: An Interview with Leigh Duncan

EPISODE 209I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/3jkWUDW), set in the town of Heart's Landing. A Waterfront Wedding will be released in April 2021. She tells us how she got started with (https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publishing) - and how you can, too! Sweet romance is more than just no sex. Leigh explains what Hallmark is looking for in their books. There is so much great advice here if this is a publisher you want to pursue! This is an episode you'll want to listen to with a notepad and pen. You can find out more about Leigh and her books at her website https://leighduncan.com/ (https://leighduncan.com/) and she's on social media as leighduncanbooks. Leigh loves to hear from readers and writers, so reach out!

56 min3 w ago
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How to Write for Hallmark: An Interview with Leigh Duncan

Never Stop Writing: An Interview with Liz Johnson

EPISODE 208I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/31RQaq5), final book in the Georgia Coast Romance series. Liz shares her fun story about beginning to write stories at age 7 and selling her first novel at 27. We talk about the fun of research and how to find just the right elements from a research trip to add into your books. It's a great conversation with a lot of helpful nuggets of advice for writers, as well as laughs and inspiration. You can find Liz everywhere on the Internet as "Liz Johnson Books" - including her website https://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/ (https://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/) and all of her social media accounts.

60 minAUG 13
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Never Stop Writing: An Interview with Liz Johnson

Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 207E After eating some of the most delicious strawberries since last summer, I got to thinking about harvests - how grateful I am for the harvest of fruit in its natural season rather than that grown off-season in a greenhouse - and about the harvests in our own lives. In order to have a harvest, you need to plant. What am I planting in my life, and what will that yield in the end? In my personal life, the thoughts I plant - or let someone else plant - become beliefs, and those lead to a harvest of behaviors. In my professional life, I need to plant by writing books, water the plants by publishing them, and harvest the plants by marketing and selling the books. What do we want to harvest? In order to see if we'll get what we're hoping for, we need to look and see what we're planting and tending in our gardens.

14 minAUG 2
Comments
Planting and Harvesting: An Encouraging Words Episode

Hitting the Wall and Bouncing Back: An Interview with Quinton Litchfield

EPISODE 206I Today's guest is Quinton Litchfield, pastor of C3 Church (https://malmo.church/) in Malmö, Sweden, and 2-time burnout survivor. Quinton talks freely about how he hit the wall, and things we can do if we find ourselves approaching the same point. He reminds us that no one is going to thank us for working so hard that we burn out. Some periods of life require sacrifice of time and energy, but when that sacrifice becomes a lifestyle, we need to step back and take stock of our life and where it's headed. He shares a great analogy for creativity that he heard - it's less like an elephant that you hang every idea on and more like a nest of sea turtle eggs that you watch to see which ones make it to the ocean. Quinton suggests dumping all of your ideas into a folder on your phone or your computer. Write it all down and get it out of your head because it's stressful to try to remember everything. Remember, too, isolation only makes things worse, so make sure you talk about you...

57 minJUL 30
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Hitting the Wall and Bouncing Back: An Interview with Quinton Litchfield

Cowriting the End of a Series: An Interview with Melissa Kosci

EPISODE 205I Today's guest is (http://www.nappaland.com/mikenappa/). Melissa tells us how she came to be cowriter of a series that already had two books in it, and what it was like to help finish telling the story. (I read book one of the Coffey & Hill series, Annabel Lee, and didn't realize A Dream Within a Dream was the end of the same series. Exciting! I loved (https://amzn.to/3fzLbju)!) MIke Nappa is a big Edgar Allen Poe fan, as you can tell in the book titles. We talk about the cowriting process, similarities and differences to how Melissa writes on her own, writing under a pen name, and much more. You can find her website and her social media accounts under the name Melissa Koslin. http://melissakoslin.com/ (http://melissakoslin.com/)

60 minJUL 16
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Cowriting the End of a Series: An Interview with Melissa Kosci

Practicing Balance: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 204E In this weird world we live in with a pandemic going on around us, restrictions on our movements coming and going, and too many terrible things happening and crowding the news, it can be really difficult to find balance in your life. I share my own experiences and what I've been doing to try to keep practicing living a more balanced life. I hope it encourages you as you do the same.

18 minJUL 5
Comments
Practicing Balance: An Encouraging Words Episode

History and the Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Jeremy Dronfield

EPISODE 203I In today's episode, we hear from (https://amzn.to/2Zyu5LM), and many other titles. Jeremy tells us how he got involved with writing this story, the research he did, how he had to work to convince the survivors to trust him with their story, and the path to publishing the book - twice. Along the way, he gives us a lot of writing tips and advice. Jeremy builds scenes visually in his head before writing them down. Then he tries to get the reader to see what he's seeing. The result with this book is the sometimes stark, sometimes heartwarming story of a family living in Vienna during Hitler's takeover. Jeremy's writing style sucks you into their lives, offering both beauty and tears as you relive this private history with the people who were there. Jeremy talks about the process of publishing, writing proposals that work, submitting to agents, his work in ghostwriting and co-writing other books, and much more. You can find Jeremy at his website, http://jeremydronfield.com/ ...

66 minJUL 2
Comments
History and the Art of Storytelling: An Interview with Jeremy Dronfield

Understanding Life Through Story: An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner

EPISODE 202I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/2Yb2jp7). We have an interesting discussion on when writing can be a healthy escape for us, and when it's an avoidance tactic keeping us from dealing with our own issues. Writing is a great way to process life, and we want to help our readers do the same. Susie talks about the difference between vulnerability and weakness, saying it's okay to be sensitive. After all, we're trying to make our readers feel, so of course we need to be able to feel our emotions too. We want our words to not only thrill our readers, but impact their lives. In this way, writing fiction can be a noble pursuit. To learn more about Susie and her books, visit her website at (https://www.facebook.com/SusieFinkbeiner/).

65 minJUN 18
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Understanding Life Through Story: An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner
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