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. 260: Lexie Elliott on How to Make Your Main Character Feel Authentic

Lexie Elliott graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she swam and played waterpolo at university, and later swam the English...

Ep. 259: How Do You Actually Fast-Draft a Novel? Bonus MiniEpisode

In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael talks about how to actually break free from your outline and get down to the good stuff: actually fast-drafting. How do you start? What...

Ep. 258: Kristan Higgins on How to Write Forward Without Looking Back

New York Timesbestselling authorKristan Higginshas sold 4.5 million books worldwide and is published in more than two dozen languages around the world. Her two most recent novels were each...

Ep. 257: Cassandra Lane on How to Parent Yourself as a Writer

Cassandra Lane is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Lane received her MFA from Antioch University LA. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times’s Conception...

Ep. 256: How To Create Plot Twists

In this bonus miniepisode, Rachael talks about how to create plot twists for a good mystery, and what should I do if I’m about to miss a deadline? See...

Ep. 255: Lisa Scottoline on How To Demystify Writing

Lisa Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and...

Ep. 254: Laura Hankin on How to Use Your Favorite Writing to Inspire Your Own

Laura Hankinis the author ofHappy & You Know It.She has written for publications like McSweeney’s and HuffPost, while her musical comedy has been featured inThe New York Times,The Washington...

Ep. 253: Catriona Turner On How to Write the Miraculous in the Everyday

CatrionaTurner is a writer and editor currently living in Esbjerg, Denmark. A veteran of six international moves since leaving Scotland 12 years ago, she’s also lived with her family...

Ep 252: What If I Can’t Fit Everything Into My Book?

In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael talk about when to have multiple POVs, and also tackles the question, What if I can’t cram everything I want to into this book?...

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