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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Writing a book is awesome but it can also be stressful, so can editing, marketing and publishing!  So what do you do to cope with all that stress?  How do you manage to navigate through all the different levels and requirements needed?  In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss ways to cope with that stress so it doesn't overwhelm you. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Self-publishing can cost more than you think. And, as the author, you have to be responsible for all the costs. This week, Ari and Rachel break down budgeting a book for you. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Resources: Writers Beware | Kindlepreneur | Atticus | Vellum   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Finding time to write can be hard, so what can you do to protect that writing time you've etched out for yourself?  Here are a few ideas. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you love writing but have a hard time talking about it? Promoting your book can be difficult if you're too shy to tell the world about it. This week, author Chris Tullbane joins Ari and Rachel as we discuss why it's important to talk about your work and how to be confident in doing so.  As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   ABOUT CHRIS TULLBANE Chris began as a gleam in someone’s eye, but birth and childhood were quick to follow. He’s been fortunate enough to live in Spain, Germany, and all over the United States of America, and is still planning a tour of the distilleries of Scotland. He currently lives in Nevada with his angelic wife and ever-expanding whisky collection and occasionally ventures outside to peer upwards, mutter to himself about ‘day stars’, and then scurry back into the house. Chris is the author of two series; The Murder of Crows and The Many Travails of John Smith. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  The Murder of Crows | The Many Travails of John Smith   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you lost your love of writing?  Is your manuscript getting your down?  Considering throwing in the towel?  Don't worry, we've all been there.  So today, we discuss ways to help you fall in love with writing again. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you had some rough mental health days where you seem like you can't write or do anything at all? We've all had those moments. This week, Ari and Rachel are discussing how you can continue to write through those rough days and other methods of getting out of the funk. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Let's talk about all those old stories and ideas you have tucked away.  Or maybe you don't keep any and ruthlessly delete and discard any ideas that so far haven't made it into manuscript form.  Just what do you do with old story ideas or what could you do with them? As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know who your target audience is for your book? How do you begin to figure it out? This week, Ari and Rachel discuss what a target audience is and ways you can find yours. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever considered collaborating with another author?  If so, then check out today's episode where author Morgan R R Haze joins Ari and Rachel.  This guest author is actually 3 writers who collaborate on their novel series.    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   ABOUT MORGAN R R HAZE We are three siblings writing under one pen name. We grew up in the Mojave desert, literally an hour away from everything. Supportive parents, creative friends and hours of play using our imaginations lead us to developing our creative skills. Links: Books Twitter  Instagram Facebook Email Website    Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you have your author bio written yet? How about a few different versions of it? This week, Ari and Rachel discuss how to write a good author bio, such as what elements to include, how long it should be, and more. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Marketing may not be everyone's favourite thing to do, but there are strategies that can put you on the best footing.  In today's episode, we discuss some marketing strategies to put in place when you are working on your marketing plan. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know the difference between self-publishing your book yourself or going through a vanity press? This week, Ari and Rachel discuss the differences and red flags to watch for when it comes to going through a self-publishing company. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Resources: Writers Beware | Kindlepreneur | Atticus | Vellum   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
Are you writing a series but aren't sure how to start?  Then check out today's episode where author Helen Scheuerer joins Ari and Rachel in discussing how to plan a series and things you might need to consider.  As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!   ABOUT HELEN SCHEUERER   Helen Scheuerer is the YA fantasy author of the bestselling series, The Oremere Chronicles and the Curse of the Cyren Queen quartet. Her work has been highly praised for its strong, flawed female characters and its action-packed plots. Her books have often been likened to Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series, and the epic #girlpower film, Wonderwoman. Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Writing, majoring at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney. Now a full-time author, Helen lives amidst the mountains in New Zealand and is constantly dreaming up new stories. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Successful Series Bonus Bundle   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!  There are also a lot of public posts you can view too!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0  
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know what a book publicist is? Do you know how they can help you as an author? In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss what a book publicist is, what they do, the average cost of hiring one, and more. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever created an Ideal Reader?  This is a specific marketing technique and in today's episode it's what we are going to be discussing!  As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever tried writing diverse characters and didn't know where to start? Or maybe you want to dive deeper into historical fiction? This week, author Yecheilyah Ysrayl joins Rachel in discussing how to approach writing black historical fiction with plenty of tips, advice, and fun conversation.  As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!   ABOUT YECHEILYAH YSRAYL Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is an Author, Book Blogger, and Poet from Chicago, Illinois. She studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies at Argosy University, Atlanta. Yecheilyah has been writing since she was twelve years old and has published fourteen books to date, including her 2019 Award-Winning Poetry Collection I am Soul.  Ysrayl writes to empower the Black community and hopes her work will aid in the restoration of black historical truth. Though Poetry is her first love, she also writes Black Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Inspirational Nonfiction.  When Yecheilyah's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She hopes to visit Accra, Ghana, and Cairo, Egypt, one day. Yecheilyah now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband. Website | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube  African American History: Research Guides and Websites https://www.blackpast.org/research-guides-websites/   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!  There are also a lot of public posts you can view too!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
QUICK NOTE: Apologies for the sound quality at the start, I was having issues with my mic.  It does get better pretty soon, so please do persevere.  Thanks ~Ari   EPISODE SHOW NOTES   How important are beta readers?  Do you think you'll recruit any for your novel? Today, we discuss whether writers really need beta readers. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Are you interested in being a fantasy author?  This week, author I. L. Cruz joins Ari to discuss how to approach writing fantasy and things to consider when building your fantastical worlds. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   ABOUT I. L. Cruz I.L. Cruz decided to make writing her full-time career during the economic downturn in 2008. Since then she’s used her BA in International Relations to sow political intrigue in her fantasy worlds and her MA in history to strive for the perfect prologue. When she’s not engaged in this mad profession she indulges her wanderlust as often as possible, watches too much sci-fi and reads until her eyes cross. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter and a sun-seeking supermutt named Dipper. Connect with Ivia and buy her books: Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter Buy A Noble's Path   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!  There are also a lot of public posts you can view too!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today, we discuss the concept of adding pictures to your novel and the different forms these can take.  Do you think you would ever add imagery to your book?   As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever come across a secondary character in your novel that doesn't need to be there? Or maybe a character's death needs to advance the character development of the MC? This week, we discuss a few ways to get rid of your characters - and yes, that means we're talking mostly about character deaths.  As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.   Music:   Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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