Series: How Do You Write

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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Ep.195: Ivuoma Okoro on Changing Forms to Get Better at Plotting

Ivuoma Okoro is the writer, producer, and performer of the narrative fiction podcast Vega: A Sci-Fi Adventure!. The show is stylized storytelling, where she, as a colorful narrator, talks to listeners directly as she leads them through the tale of a bounty huntress of the fantasy future. After launching the show in late 2018, Vega…

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Ep. 194: Should You Hire an Editor Before Submitting Queries to Agents?

In this bonus episode, Rachael answers your questions, including: Should you hire an editor before sending out agent queries? What are some great memoirs and why should writers read them? Do I need specialized tax help as a writer? Don’t miss Ines Johnson’s writer’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClivO7XAP2GCRRz-7Bm3Nhw How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of…

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Ep. 193: Vikram Chandra on a New App to Keep Your Writing Organized

Vikram Chandra’s latest book is Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty. He has also written the novels Sacred Games and Red Earth and Pouring Rain and the short story collection Love and Longing in Bombay. In July 2018, Netflix released a series based on Sacred Games. In 2019, this series was…

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Ep. 192: KJ Dell’Antonia on Dissecting Other Writing to Improve Your Own

KJ Dell’Antonia is the author of the viral New York Times essay Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email, the former editor of the Times’ Motherlode blog, the co-host of the #AmWriting podcast and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a timely, humorous exploration…

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Ep. 191: How Do You Keep From Getting Distracted While Writing?

Miniepisode with Rachael! How do you keep writing when your brain won’t sit still? Also, would you recommend Scribe? What about those sites that promise to promote your book for you? How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book…

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Ep. 190: Anthony Moore on Capturing Ideas as they Arrive

Anthony Moore is an author, speaker, and one of the top 100 writers on the entire Medium.com platform. In the past 3 years, he’s gone from virtually zero readers, subscribers, and income to 45,000+ Medium followers, 75,000+ email subscribers, and a 6-figure writing business. His book What Extraordinary People Know: How To Cut the Busy…

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Ep. 189: Steven Rowley on When You Get To Call Yourself A Writer

Steven Rowley is the author of The Editor and the national bestseller Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He lives in Palm Springs, CA. How Do You Write…

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Ep. 188: Elizabeth Kay on Taking Off Her Editor’s Hat to Write a Bestseller

Elizabeth Kay works in the publishing industry under a different name. She lives in London and has a first-class degree in English literature. 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…

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Ep. 187: Eddie King on Why There’s No Right Way of Writing

Eddie King is an author, screenwriter, and television presenter. Born and raised in Hampstead, London, he spent many years working in the film industry as a producer and script consultant on large-budget Hollywood productions. He is a prominent ambassador of American country music across Europe and co-hosts a weekly primetime television series where he interviews…

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Ep. 186: Ines Johnson on Wanting More After Finding Success

Lover of fairytales, folklore, and mythology, Ines Johnson spends her days reimagining the stories of old in a modern world. She writes books where damsels cause the distress, princesses wield swords, and moms save the world. Aside from being a full time author and professional reader, Ines Johnson is a seasoned educator. She’s taught college…

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