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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 flow... More
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2019-10-11

Ep. 147: Amy Rigby on Memoir Writing, Songwriting, and Tending Bar

Ep. 147

AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll. Her memoir Girl To City is newly out She plays her songs all over the world and writes online at diaryofamyrigby.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in New York’s Hudson Valley. When she isn’t touring, she pours beer and sells books at The Spotty Dog in Hudson.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.


Rachael's author assistant Ed can be reached at edwardgiordano@gmail.com and he's ace!

2019-10-11

Ep. 147: Amy Rigby on Memoir Writing, Songwriting, and Tending Bar

Ep. 147

AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll. Her memoir Girl To City is newly out She plays her songs all over the world and writes online at diaryofamyrigby.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in New York’s Hudson Valley. When she isn’t touring, she pours beer and sells books at The Spotty Dog in Hudson.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.


Rachael's author assistant Ed can be reached at edwardgiordano@gmail.com and he's ace!

2019-10-4

Ep. 146: Jennifer Loudon on Writing and Your Emotional Immune System

Ep. 146

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, with a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart magazine. Plus, she’s been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, two of Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts, and even on Oprah.

 

Jennifer has been teaching women’s writing and self-care retreats since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000. She married the love of her life at 50 and is profoundly proud to be mom to Lillian and bonus mom to Aidan.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

2019-9-27

Ep. 145: J.L. Brown on Finding Your Own Voice as a Writer

Ep. 145

J. L. Brown is the author of the Jade Harrington novels, Don’t Speak, Rule of Law, and The Divide, and the short story, Few Are Chosen. She lives with her family in Seattle, where she is working on her next novel. A member of Mystery Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America Northwest, Sisters in Crime, and Puget Sound Sisters in Crime, you can find her on Twitter @jl_brownauthor and on her website.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

2019-9-20

Ep. 144: Katie Forrest on Character Quirks

Ep. 144

Katie Forrest is an indie author who writes fiction under two pen names and writes on time management for authors, and more, at www.katieforrest.com 


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

2019-9-13

Ep. 143: Abdi Nazemian on Being in a TV Writers' Room

Ep. 143

Abdi Nazemian is the author of Like a Love Story and The Authentics. His novel, The Walk-In Closet, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction. His screenwriting credits include the films The Artist's Wife, The Quiet, and Menendez: Blood Brothers, and the television series The Village and Almost Family. He has been an executive producer and associate producer on numerous films, including Call Me By Your Name, Little Woods, The House of Tomorrow and Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. He holds a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He lives in Los Angeles with his fiancé and two children. Find him online at www.abdaddy.com.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

2019-9-6

Ep. 142: Lamar Giles and His Brilliant Dialogue Craft Tip

Ep. 142

Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the Edgar Award nominees Fake ID and Endangered, as well as the novels Overturned, Spin, The Last Last-Day-of-Summer, and the forthcoming Not So Pure and Simple. He is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and resides in Virginia with his wife.


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.

2019-8-30

Ep. 141: Samantha Downing on 10 Years to Overnight Success

Ep. 141

Samantha Downing is the author of the USA Today and #1 International Best Seller, My Lovely Wife. She was born and raised in Marin County, California and now lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling standalone. 


How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 


Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers.