How Do You Writ‪e‬

Hosted ByRachael Herron

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, 303: Josephine Smith on How to Launch Your Writing Career Fast with Four Books in a Year

Rachael talks to Josephine Smith about how to launch a career, fast, and answers some bonus questions about indie publishing! Josephine Smith is a cozy mystery author with a...

Ep. 302: Rudy Ruiz on How to Open Yourself to Edits

Rudy Ruiz is a writer of literary fiction.A native of the U.S.-Mexico border, his earliest works were published at Harvard, where he studied literature, creative writing, government and public...

Ep. 301: Isabel Cañas on The Magic of a Reading Journal

Isabel Cañas is a Mexican-American speculative fiction writer. After having lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, and Turkey, among other places, she has settled (for now) in New York City,...

Ep. 300: Amy S. Peele on How to Keep Your Writing Top of Mind

In this, the three-hundredth episode of How Do You Write, Rachael talks about how happy she is to be here, and shares how she turned her own writing around....

Ep. 299: What’s the Difference Between a Premise and a Hook?

In this bonus episode, Rachael talks about the difference between a premise and a hook, and also talks about the three legs of the stool that props up our...

Ep. 298: Seressia Glass on Bringing Out the Inner Geek

Seressia Glassis an award-winning author of romance and urban fantasy. She lives south of Atlanta with her husband, son, two attack poodles, and a bulldozer of a Cane Corso....

Ep. 297: John R. Rickford on the Gift of a Stroke

John R. Rickford is the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics, emeritus, at Stanford University.He received his BA with highest honors in Sociolinguistics from the University of California, Santa...

Ep. 296: Ashanti Anderson on Writing Multiple Genres

In this episode, Ashanti Anderson talks about how as writers we’ll always be affected by our peers and how to use different genres to feed our own, unique voices....

Ep. 295: How Do You Know When Your Book is Ready?

In this bonus mini-episode brought to you by her patrons, Rachael answers questions about how to know when you’ve outgrown your editor, how do you know when your book...

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