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. 315: Nigel Bartlett on Indie vs Traditional Publishing

In this episode, Rachael talks about setting boundaries in order to be a kinder writer to ourselves, and then she and Nigel talk about indie vs trad publishing, masterminds,...

Ep. 314: Vanessa Hua on Moving the Body as Writing Practice

Vanessa Huais a columnist for theSan Francisco Chronicleand the author of the novelA River of Starsand a story collection,Deceit and Other Possibilities. A National Endowment for the Arts Literature...

Ep. 313: Erin La Rosa on How to Use Notecards to Supercharge Your Characters

Erin La Rosahas written many highly engaging… tweets, as a social media manager. But on her way to writing romance, she’s also published two humorous non-fiction books, Womanskills and...

Ep. 312: Sascha Rothchild on How to Write Distinct Voices

Sascha Rothchildis an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, who has written and produced lauded shows such asGLOW,The Bold Type,The Baby-Sitters Club, andThe Carrie Diaries. In 2015, she was named one ofVariety‘s “10...

Ep: 311: How to Stick With a Project (Long Enough to Finish It)

In this bonus episode, Rachael Herron talks about staying enthralled with your work (even when you’re bored), how to approach a major revision, how to write a villain, and...

Ep. 310: Maddie Dawson on How Many Years it Takes to Be An Overnight Success

Maddie Dawson is the author of nine novels, including the bestselling Matchmaking for Beginners, and three non-fiction humor books about parenting, from when that used to be funny. She...

Ep. 309: Sarra Cannon on How to Follow Your Own (Productive) Road

Sarra Cannon is the indie author of more than twenty-five Young Adult contemporary fantasy novels, including her bestselling Shadow Demons Saga. Her novels often stem from her own experiences...

Ep. 308: Should a Straight Person Write a Gay Main Character?

In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael Herron talks about when you should or shouldn’t write outside your own lived experience, about how to read carefully to improve your craft, and...

Ep. 307: Deonna Kelli Sayed on How To Silence Mental Lamentation (Bonus: Bonus: Why to Be Wary of Hybrid Publishers!)

(Bonus: Bonus: Why to Be Wary of Hybrid Publishers!) DeonnaKelli Sayed is an author, TEDx speaker, and performer based in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is the author ofParanormal Obsession:...

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