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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All Episodes

Ep. 225: What Do You Actually MEAN When You Say to Write Fast and Badly?

In this episode, Rachael Herron answers questions from her Patreon supporters. What does a crappy draft actually look like, for real? Also, we talk about making sure stories move...

Ep. 224: Abigail Dean on Writing (Very Deliciously) Dark

How do you write dark? Like, REALLY dark? Abigail Dean tells us. Abigail Dean works as a lawyer for Google, and before that was a bookseller. She lives in...

Ep. 223: Janna Ruth on Transforming Trauma into Art

In 2016, Janna Ruth’s plans for the new year was one submission to an agent. By the end of the year, she had won a writing competition with German...

Ep. 222: Lisa Gardner on How To Keep Moving Forward With Your Story

LisaGardneris the #1New York Timesbestselling author of twenty-three suspense novels, includingThe Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers. An avid hiker, traveler, and cribbage...

Ep. 221: How Do I Even START Writing My Book? Bonus Episode

In this bonus miniepisode, Rachael talks about how to start writing your book when it’s all you want to do and you’re still not doing it. Also: how to...

Ep. 220: Rachel Lynn Solomon on Speeding up the Slow and Slowing Down the Fast

Rachel Lynn Solomon writes, tap dances, and collects red lipstick in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of the YA novelsToday Tonight Tomorrow,You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone,Our Year...

Ep. 219: Ashley Audrain on Getting Work Done During Lockdown

AshleyAudrainpreviously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising...

Ep. 218: Ricardo Fayet on Finding the Perfect Editor

Ricardo Fayet is one of the four founders of Reedsy, a marketplace connecting authors to the world’s top publishing talent—from editors to cover designers, book marketers, author website designers,...

Ep: 217: Show Me the Money, 2020 Edition

Every year, Rachael Herron talks you through what she made over the previous year and how she made it because she firmly believes there’s not enough transparency in publishing....

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