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. 185: Should I Look for an Agent for my Debut or Self-Publish It? (Bonus! How To Be an Anti-Racist)

Ep. 185: Should I Look for an Agent for my Debut or Self-Publish It? (Bonus! How To Be an Anti-Racist) Rachael answers Tuomas’s question about what to do when you want to be a hybrid author, with a foot in both camps – trad- and self-publishing. Also – if you’re white, what you can do…

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Ep. 184: Should You Build a Mailing List While Still Writing Your First Book?

Should you build a mailing list or reader following while you’re still working on your first book? How do you find a community of writers? (Hint, join my Slack channel, link below!) And how should you write transitions between scenes? All this and more, in this episode with Rachael Herron! How Do You Write Podcast:…

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Ep. 183: Jennie Nash on Harnessing the Power of Jealousy

Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a business that has trained more than 50 book coaches to support writers through the entire creative process of completing a book. Jennie started her career on staff at Random House and has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry. In her time as…

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Ep. 182: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later

Ep. 182 Miniepisode: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep. 181: Jeni McFarland on Writing by Hand

Jeni McFarland holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where she was a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Magazine. She’s an alum of Tin House, a 2016 Kimbilio Fellow, and has had short fiction published in Crack the Spine, Forge, and Spry, which nominated her for the storySouth Million Writers Award. She…

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Ep. 180: Melanie Abrams on Bringing the Conflict

Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She is an editor and photographer and currently teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Vikram Chandra, and their children. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author…

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Ep. 179: Should You Get an MFA?

Bestselling author (and teacher) Rachael Herron talks about why you should (or shouldn’t) get an MFA in writing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Ep. 178: Jennifer Louden on Why Bother

JENNIFER LOUDEN is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on wellbeing and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in…

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Ep. 177: How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity

How to do Revision Passes to Save Your Sanity Rachael Says Write! JOIN HERE! 90 Days to Done 90 Day Revision 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 from other…

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Ep. 176: Katie Forrest on Time Management for Writers During a Crisis

Katie Forrest is the author of Time Management for Writers, a tried and tested system that introduces the Three Zones of Focus and the ADAPT Framework for Productivity. She is the author of 16 fiction books split across two pen names, and is a fan of cacti, curry and cuddles. She lives in England with…

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