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Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness.
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Surprise! An update with Rachael and J. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/   J.’s new thang - https://revolutionfi.com
In this difficult and emotional episode, J. and Rachael explain why The Writer’s Well is going on an indefinite hiatus.We will miss you all and so appreciate your support over the years.With love,Rachael and J.Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rachael revisits a favorite topic this week as she asks J. about the ways in which he makes sure the writing (and work) gets done.Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s time to future trip in this week’s episode of The Writer’s Well. J. asks Rachael what she plans on saying to her future self.FutureMe.org - https://www.futureme.org/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week’s official murder episode, Rachael asks J. to reflect on the highs and lows of the past 12 months.Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
J. is up this week with a health-themed question about mental health and addiction. What happens when you get too much of the good stuff?The Career Author Summit 2021 - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rachael and J. tackle a relevant and critical topic this week. Join them for a raw and honest conversation about systemic racism and its devastating consequences.The Career Author Summit 2021 - https://thecareerauthor.com/events/Yo, Is This Racist? - https://yoisthisracist.com/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With Rachael a bit under the weather, J. invites bestselling author and all-around beautiful human, Stephanie Bond to the show. Stephanie stumps J. with a question about his memoir.Stephanie Bond - https://stephaniebond.com/Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After working with Jeff Elkins on his latest manuscript, J. asks Rachael about the uniqueness and authenticity of her character’s voices.Consequences of Rock - https://consequencesofrock.com/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After going “round and round” about Ratt, Rachael asks J. about the things in writing that can or can’t be controlled.Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The theme for this month is relationships so J. asks Rachael about how she hopes to be remembered by those closest to her. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
J. returns after a short break (not really a break) and asks Rachael one of those questions that always prompts a different answer. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today, Rachael talks to Priscilla Oliveras about why we binge-watch television and what it can do for our writing! PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. She and her work have earned praise from the Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, amongst others. Priscilla earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the program and teaches the online class "Romance Writing" for ed2go. While she's a devotee of the romance genre, Priscilla also considers herself a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.Oprah's Beach Read  list: https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/g26765235/best-beach-reads/?slide=9Binge-watching articles:https://wistia.com/learn/marketing/science-behind-why-we-binge-watchhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/02/coronavirus-quarantine-binge-watching-healthy-escape-column/3060846001/https://www.thoroldnews.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/covid-19-pandemic-not-to-blame-for-tv-binge-watching-says-brock-prof-2325993Kdrama list, in order of Priscilla’s preferenceCrash Landing on You (Hyun Bin, lead actor, *swoony sigh*) (also, great romantic soundtrack on YouTube)Cinderella and Four Knights (hero has some moving Declaration lines, spunky heroine) (good soundtrack, too)Romance is a Bonus Book (older heroine with spunk)My Secret Romance Something in the Rain (liked the hero, not sure the heroine did enough to deserve him, good soundtrack)Memories of Alhambra (a bit sci-fi-ish, Hyun Bin, needed a little more romance)Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge (free) - http://superchargeyourscene.com Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The awesome Mark Leslie Lefebvre is an author, podcaster, and professional speaker who’s also a digital publishing book nerd and craft beer lover. Today, he steps into J’s shoes and talks with Rachael about how creativity might well up if the book flow dried up. Here's Mark’s original Stealers Wheel Parody of Stuck in the Middle with Youhttps://youtu.be/kFUlLTP1SgE Here's the K-Tel Compilation Parodyhttps://youtu.be/q4yvcNoXJfY And the latest "Dad Joke Short Film" stupid video - "Under Attack!"https://youtu.be/7atPDNgJBDUDon’t forget! Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge (free) - http://superchargeyourscene.com Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
J’s on break for a few weeks, so the awesome Jeff Adams joins Rachael today on the show! Together, they talk about what they actually DO with all those pages of great ideas they bring home from conferences and summits, in person or virtual. Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge (free) - http://superchargeyourscene.com Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Off the high of The Career Author Summit, Rachael and J. catch up and talk about favorite writing tools. Computers and software doesn’t count.Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge (free) - http://superchargeyourscene.com Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
J. asks Rachael to share one of her scary dreams. The good kind that get us out of bed in the morning. Also, J. introduces his upcoming free 5-day writing challenge.Supercharge Your Scene 5-Day Writing Challenge (free) - http://superchargeyourscene.com What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - https://amzn.to/2YHQ44kRachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Reviews can be polarizing on many levels. Rachael asks J. how gives and takes reviews and they discuss the differences between reviews for fiction and nonfiction.Secret Powers of the Author Mastermind: How to Transform from Struggling Writer to Career Author - https://books2read.com/authormastermind Co-writing a Book Mini Course with Joanna Penn - https://creative-penn-courses.teachable.com/p/co-writing-a-bookWrite Away Podcast with Crys Cain - https://writeawaypodcast.com/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This month’s health-themed episode is emotional health and so J. asks Rachael how much she shares with her loved ones and how that impacts her productivity.Next Level Author Podcast https://pod.link/1508555372 Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Endings can be tricky. In this episode, Rachael asks J. how he makes sure that the ending is convincing and satisfying to readers.Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments…Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers.Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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