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Literary Blend: A Publishing Podcast

Literary Blend: A Publishing Podcast

Author: Demi Michelle Schwartz

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Welcome to Literary Blend: A Publishing Podcast, hosted by Demi Michelle Schwartz. Tune into new chapters every other Sunday to hear insightful conversations with authors, agents, editors, and other publishing industry professionals. There’s no perfect recipe for chasing a dream in publishing, but Demi hopes this show gives you the ingredients to bake yours into reality.
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Perseverance is a core quality that is essential for publishing success. I couldn’t be more delighted to share my fabulous chat with Dana Hawkins for chapter fifteen on the power of perseverance. Chasing publishing dreams is an emotional roller coaster ride, so it takes strength to keep pushing forward. I hope my conversation with Dana reminds you that you’re not alone and gives you valuable tips for how to become more perseverant. If you would like to check out Dana’s books, events, and more, head over to her website: https://danahawkins.com/ Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
The literary adventure continues with chapter fourteen of the show. Cassidy Jackson and I sat down to cover why it’s important to read as a writer. Reading has so many benefits, from supporting other authors and staying on top of the current market to developing craft and beyond. Cassidy and I packed so much into our chat, so I hope it inspires you to embrace the importance of reading as a writer. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
May is mental health awareness month, so there’s no better time for me to share my wonderful conversation with Caroline J. Trussell for chapter thirteen on mental health and publishing. By covering subjectivity, social media, rejection, mental health representation in books, and more, we explored mental health and publishing through both the author and agent perspectives. I truly hope you find our conversation insightful. Also, remember to always be kind, and if you’re facing challenges of your own, Caroline and I want you to know you’re not alone. If you would like to check out all Caroline does as an author, agent, and editor, check out her Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Carolinejtrulit Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Are you ready to take a deep dive into deadlines? I hope so because I sat down with Bri Eberhart to cover this topic for chapter twelve. From discussing why we like deadlines and how we set realistic ones to sharing how we deal with all the emotions when the clock is ticking, this conversation gives a glimpse into deadlines like never before. I had a blast chatting with Bri, so I hope our conversation gives you valuable insight as you set and meet your own publishing deadlines. If you would like to read Bri’s work and keep up with her publishing adventures, head over to her website: https://brieberhart.com/ Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
It’s time to give the spotlight to the fabulous small publishing houses out there! I’m so excited to welcome S.E. Reed onto the show for chapter eleven on the small press path to publishing. Whether you’re interested in signing with a small press or you would like to discover more about this path to publishing, our chat is for you. Shelby is a very talented author who has found success with this path, so I learned so much from her and hope you do as well. If you would like to check out Shelby’s books and keep up with all she has going on, head over to her website: https://www.writingwithreed.com/ Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Woohoo, we have made it to chapter ten of the show. I couldn’t be more delighted to share my fabulous conversation with Amy Nielsen on writing and submitting short stories. During our chat, Amy and I cover the benefits of writing short stories, how to approach submission calls, the key elements of short stories, and much more. I truly loved having Amy on the show, so I hope our conversation inspires you to write and submit short stories of your own. Stay up to date with all Amy has going on in the publishing industry on her website: https://amynielsenauthor.com/ Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Wow, look at that! We have almost reached double digits for the chapters. Before we do, though, I have an insightful conversation to share for chapter nine with my fabulous literary agent, Michelle Jackson, surrounding being an agent and author. There are so many talented individuals in the publishing industry who are both, and Michelle sat down with me to share her experiences. During our chat, Michelle unveils what she has learned in both roles, how she juggles her own writing career and agenting work for her clients, and much more. Whether you are an agent or author interested in stepping into the other role or simply curious how someone can be both an agent and author successfully, this conversation is for you. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
As authors, we have big dreams, like becoming best sellers and having our books adapted for film and TV. Though it’s amazing to shoot for the stars, we need to remember to keep our expectations realistic. I’m excited to bring you a fabulous chat with Christina Dotson for chapter eight, covering realistic expectations in the publishing world. We talk about where unrealistic expectations come from, how to adjust our expectations of the business and ourselves as authors, and more. I hope our conversation gives you insight into ways you can shift your mindset and develop reasonable expectations as you chase your publishing dreams. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Are you feeling lucky? I hope so because I’m honored to share chapter seven of the show with Jillian Forsberg on luck in the publishing industry. When we think of being lucky, what usually comes to mind are things like winning the lottery and having our names drawn out of a hat. Luck in publishing is very different, and I’m so glad Jillian joined me for such a fascinating conversation. I hope you love listening, and hey, maybe enjoy the spring weather and search for a four leaf clover while you do. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Subjectivity and marketability are tightly intertwined in the publishing industry. I’m beyond honored to bring you an informative and entertaining conversation with Rachel McMillan on these blended topics for chapter six. During our chat, we cover the pros and cons of subjectivity, finding a balance between writing a book of your heart and fitting the market, comp titles, word count expectations, and so much more. I’m grateful Rachel took the time to join me on the show to share her knowledge as both an author and literary agent, so I hope my conversation with her gives you valuable information about subjectivity and marketability in publishing. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
The bookish conversations continue with a fascinating one for chapter five of the show. I couldn’t feel more excited to unveil my insightful chat with Rebecca A. Carter on the difference between being a writer and author. Through sharing our perspectives, realizations, and experiences, Rebecca and I explored the distinction between writers and authors, along with where the line blurs. I hope our conversation enlightens you and deepens your understanding of the author mindset while pursuing a dream in publishing. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Hey, you. Yes, you. Are you impatient? I see you. I’ve been in your shoes. I’m so delighted to share chapter four of Literary Blend with Megan Murphy on patience in traditional publishing. As authors, we have to develop patience for the business, the writing process, and ourselves. I hope my conversation with Megan makes you feel less alone and gives you insight into ways to become more patient as you chase your publishing dreams. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
The literary fun continues with an outstanding conversation with a true rising star in the publishing world. I’m beyond honored to share chapter three of the show with Ginny Myers Sain on writing for the young adult audience. From covering key characteristics of YA to the market and beyond, my conversation with Ginny is packed with advice and insights. No matter if you are just beginning to write YA or have done so for a while, our chat has something valuable for you. If you would like to check out Ginny’s books, events, and more, head over to her website: http://ginnymyerssain.com Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Woohoo, we have flipped the page to chapter two! Get ready, friends, because a fabulous conversation is waiting for you. I’m delighted to welcome Sara J. Kader onto Literary Blend to chat about the benefits of having author friends. From having a support system to seeking advice and beyond, author friends are pure gold. I hope my conversation with Sara gives you a glimpse into the benefits of making friends in the publishing industry and inspires you to build your network of wonderful writers who will always be in your corner. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Let the bookish fun begin! I’m over the moon to share chapter one of Literary Blend with Andie Smith on giving and receiving feedback. No matter your chosen publishing path or where you are on your journey, feedback will always play a vital role in your evolution as an author. I hope my conversation with Andie gives you valuable insight into feedback as a whole and how you can get the most out of your experiences receiving edits and critiquing other authors’ work. If you are interested in working with Andie and me for developmental and line editing, check out our editorial services. Amethyst Ink Editorial: http://demimschwartz.com/amethyst-ink-editorial Sun & Spines Editorial: https://www.andiesmithbooks.com/editorial-services Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to the next chapter of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Did someone say, “prologue?” Yep, that’s right! It’s Demi here, and I’m beyond excited to finally kick off Literary Blend. Before releasing the first chapter, I wanted to share this prologue to introduce myself and give you insight into what you can expect on the show. Literary Blend is going to be a fun adventure, so flip over the cover of the show’s metaphorical book and dive into the prologue. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz Thank you so much for listening. Until we flip to chapter one of Literary Blend, happy reading and writing!
Literary Blend - Blurb

Literary Blend - Blurb

2024-03-0300:33

Welcome to Literary Blend: A Publishing Podcast. My name is Demi Michelle Schwartz, and I’m your host for this bookish adventure. Tune into new chapters every other Sunday to hear my insightful conversations with authors, agents, editors, and other publishing professionals on topics related to the craft of writing, navigating the industry, and beyond. Through remaining inclusive, informative, and entertaining, this show has something for everyone. So, flip over the cover and dive into the wonderful chapters on Literary Blend. Are you enjoying Literary Blend? Do you have a topic suggestion for a chapter? Would you like to be a guest on the show? I would love to hear from you. Show Email: literaryblendpodcast@gmail.com Website: http://demimschwartz.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/demimschwartz Instagram: http://instagram.com/demimschwartz
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