How Do You Write

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2019-11-22

Ep. 153: Marianne Power on Writing Truth and Shame in Memoir

Ep. 153

Marianne Power is a writer and journalist who lives in London. Her first book, Help Me: How self-help did NOT change my life,, is about a year long quest to change her life by following the rules of a different self-help book each month for a year, is being published in more than 29 countries and is being optioned for a television series. 


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. 


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2019-11-15

Ep. 150: Shamim Sarif on Marrying Characters to Plot, Organically

Ep. 150

As an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and film director, Shamim Sarif has built a career on creating powerful female protagonists—and in doing so, has earned legions of fans around the world. Her latest novel, THE ATHENA PROTOCOL, is an all-female contemporary action thriller that will be released by HarperCollins in October 2019 as the first in a YA series. The book is currently being developed as a film franchise. 


An accomplished speaker, Shamim has spoken at TED events worldwide. She and her wife and sons are British/Canadian and spend time between London and Toronto.


The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif (October 8/HarperTEEN) is a feminist thriller about an all-female secret agency who works to stop crimes against women and children all over the world. 


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.

2019-11-8

Ep. 149: Adrienne Bell on Writing Hella Words in 2020

Ep. 149

Adrienne Bell is the author of over a dozen action-packed romantic comedies. Her love of story structure led her to create Plot MD, a system for crafting compelling stories. She also is the co-host of the weekly podcast, The Misfit's Guide to Writing Indie Romance, with Eliza Peake. Adrienne lives with her family on the far edge of the San Francisco Bay Area where she spends her downtime reading, watching nerdy television, and scrolling through Disneyland fan sites.


Her new venture in 2020 is to write half a million words! Join her with your own goal! Write Hella Words.


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.