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

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

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

WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book

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Writing a Page-Turning Thriller: An Interview with Rachelle Dekker

EPISODE 217I This week's guest is (https://amzn.to/37fUkft). In addition to talking about writing and the writing life, you can hear me rave about how much I loved this book! We had such a great time talking about writing, what we learn through the process, and what themes you find yourself writing again and again. For Rachelle, it's all about identity. We talk about the different genres Rachelle has written, growing up as the daughter of a bestselling author (Ted Dekker) and then cowriting together, how she does a lot of her research, and some of her best writing tips. You can learn more about Rachelle and her books at her website, http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/ (http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/). Find her on Facebook as Rachelle Dekker Author.

68 min4 d ago
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Writing a Page-Turning Thriller: An Interview with Rachelle Dekker

Action Adventure in Ancient History: An Interview with Bryan Litfin

EPISODE 216I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/3j4GVJn), an action adventure story set in the time of Constantine in the third century. When Bryan wrote that he wants to write books with the action and adventure of the Indiana Jones movies, I was hooked - I had to interview him. What follows is a fun and informative jaunt through history, research, plotting, and writing that will get you itching to get back to your own book. This is a fantastic interview with lots of energy and ideas for making the stories you love to write larger than life. You can find Bryan and his books on his website, https://bryanlitfin.com/ (https://bryanlitfin.com/).

49 min1 w ago
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Action Adventure in Ancient History: An Interview with Bryan Litfin

Before and After Photos - An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 215E In this month's Encouraging Words episode, I talk about the idea of before and after photos in any area of our life. We see them all the time selling things like diet plans, gym memberships, and personal trainers. But can we use our imaginations to see our before and after photos for today's challenges? What will I look like in a month when I finish this book? So happy and excited and celebrating -- so now I have that energy in my head to use to actually finish the book. Or anything else that is a short-term goal or challenge.

13 min2 w ago
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Before and After Photos - An Encouraging Words Episode

Worldbuilding with Royalty: An Interview with Rachel Hauck

EPISODE 214I Today's guest is bestselling author (https://amzn.to/2FgFNEY), came out in August and is book one in her new True Blue Royal series. Rachel has 30+ books out, and has taught dozens of writers how to improve their craft. From this perspective, we talk about worldbuilding in stories, whether contemporary or historical, in real places or fictional ones. Since Rachel has so many books about royalty, I asked her to explain how she creates new countries with princes and princesses that sound real and believable. She goes into detail about all the things she researched in order to develop new countries with real problems. She also talks about turning the story upside down - like when she created the wedding chapel that never had any weddings, or the first prince in history who was left at the altar. There is an enormous amount of advice in this episode and plenty of tips no matter what kind of stories you write! You can find out more about Rachel and her books at her website, ...

62 min2 w ago
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Worldbuilding with Royalty: An Interview with Rachel Hauck

Writing a Dual Timeline: An Interview with Amanda Cox

EPISODE 213I Today's guest is debut author, (https://amzn.to/3l0AOr6), came out in September and completely captured my heart! Amanda tells us how, while in the process of getting an editor's attention and selling her novel, she took a story told in a single timeline and changed it to become two linked stories in their own timelines that come together in the end. She also explains how she dug deeper into her characters using some of the questions and techniques she used to use with clients when she was a therapist. I found this brilliant and asked her to repeat it! Altogether, another fun conversation about writing and sharing writing tips. You can find out more about Amanda and her upcoming books at her website, https://amandacoxwrites.com/ (https://amandacoxwrites.com/), and across social media as amandacoxwrites.

53 min3 w ago
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Writing a Dual Timeline: An Interview with Amanda Cox

Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

EPISODE 212I Joining us today is bestselling romance author, Roxanne St. Claire. Rocki's latest book, (https://amzn.to/2RUDWrX), releases September 25, 2020, the day after this episode airs. If you like romance and fun and dogs, you'll love this book! Rocki started her career in traditional publishing, first with Pocket Books at Simon & Schuster, and then also writing for Harlequin, Random House, and Grand Central Publishing. When she was offered her biggest contract, though, there was a clause she was unwilling to accept, so she said no. Going indie was the best business risk she's ever taken. She has more creative freedom than ever before, more joy, and more money. She works hard - it is a full-time job - but it's the best thing she's ever done as a writer. Rocki shares her experiences so you can decide if indie publishing might be right for you. You can find out more about Rocki and all of her books at her website, https://www.facebook.com/groups/roxannestclairereaders (https://w...

80 minSEP 24
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Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

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 minSEP 10
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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 minSEP 7
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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 minAUG 27
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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

Latest Episodes

Writing a Page-Turning Thriller: An Interview with Rachelle Dekker

EPISODE 217I This week's guest is (https://amzn.to/37fUkft). In addition to talking about writing and the writing life, you can hear me rave about how much I loved this book! We had such a great time talking about writing, what we learn through the process, and what themes you find yourself writing again and again. For Rachelle, it's all about identity. We talk about the different genres Rachelle has written, growing up as the daughter of a bestselling author (Ted Dekker) and then cowriting together, how she does a lot of her research, and some of her best writing tips. You can learn more about Rachelle and her books at her website, http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/ (http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/). Find her on Facebook as Rachelle Dekker Author.

68 min4 d ago
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Writing a Page-Turning Thriller: An Interview with Rachelle Dekker

Action Adventure in Ancient History: An Interview with Bryan Litfin

EPISODE 216I Today's guest is (https://amzn.to/3j4GVJn), an action adventure story set in the time of Constantine in the third century. When Bryan wrote that he wants to write books with the action and adventure of the Indiana Jones movies, I was hooked - I had to interview him. What follows is a fun and informative jaunt through history, research, plotting, and writing that will get you itching to get back to your own book. This is a fantastic interview with lots of energy and ideas for making the stories you love to write larger than life. You can find Bryan and his books on his website, https://bryanlitfin.com/ (https://bryanlitfin.com/).

49 min1 w ago
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Action Adventure in Ancient History: An Interview with Bryan Litfin

Before and After Photos - An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 215E In this month's Encouraging Words episode, I talk about the idea of before and after photos in any area of our life. We see them all the time selling things like diet plans, gym memberships, and personal trainers. But can we use our imaginations to see our before and after photos for today's challenges? What will I look like in a month when I finish this book? So happy and excited and celebrating -- so now I have that energy in my head to use to actually finish the book. Or anything else that is a short-term goal or challenge.

13 min2 w ago
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Before and After Photos - An Encouraging Words Episode

Worldbuilding with Royalty: An Interview with Rachel Hauck

EPISODE 214I Today's guest is bestselling author (https://amzn.to/2FgFNEY), came out in August and is book one in her new True Blue Royal series. Rachel has 30+ books out, and has taught dozens of writers how to improve their craft. From this perspective, we talk about worldbuilding in stories, whether contemporary or historical, in real places or fictional ones. Since Rachel has so many books about royalty, I asked her to explain how she creates new countries with princes and princesses that sound real and believable. She goes into detail about all the things she researched in order to develop new countries with real problems. She also talks about turning the story upside down - like when she created the wedding chapel that never had any weddings, or the first prince in history who was left at the altar. There is an enormous amount of advice in this episode and plenty of tips no matter what kind of stories you write! You can find out more about Rachel and her books at her website, ...

62 min2 w ago
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Worldbuilding with Royalty: An Interview with Rachel Hauck

Writing a Dual Timeline: An Interview with Amanda Cox

EPISODE 213I Today's guest is debut author, (https://amzn.to/3l0AOr6), came out in September and completely captured my heart! Amanda tells us how, while in the process of getting an editor's attention and selling her novel, she took a story told in a single timeline and changed it to become two linked stories in their own timelines that come together in the end. She also explains how she dug deeper into her characters using some of the questions and techniques she used to use with clients when she was a therapist. I found this brilliant and asked her to repeat it! Altogether, another fun conversation about writing and sharing writing tips. You can find out more about Amanda and her upcoming books at her website, https://amandacoxwrites.com/ (https://amandacoxwrites.com/), and across social media as amandacoxwrites.

53 min3 w ago
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Writing a Dual Timeline: An Interview with Amanda Cox

Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

EPISODE 212I Joining us today is bestselling romance author, Roxanne St. Claire. Rocki's latest book, (https://amzn.to/2RUDWrX), releases September 25, 2020, the day after this episode airs. If you like romance and fun and dogs, you'll love this book! Rocki started her career in traditional publishing, first with Pocket Books at Simon & Schuster, and then also writing for Harlequin, Random House, and Grand Central Publishing. When she was offered her biggest contract, though, there was a clause she was unwilling to accept, so she said no. Going indie was the best business risk she's ever taken. She has more creative freedom than ever before, more joy, and more money. She works hard - it is a full-time job - but it's the best thing she's ever done as a writer. Rocki shares her experiences so you can decide if indie publishing might be right for you. You can find out more about Rocki and all of her books at her website, https://www.facebook.com/groups/roxannestclairereaders (https://w...

80 minSEP 24
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Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

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 minSEP 10
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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 minSEP 7
Comments
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 minAUG 27
Comments
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
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