Words and Writers Podcast

A Weekly Podcast on Writing and Reading

Self-Editing

On today’s episode, show hosts Arleen and John talk about self-editing your manuscript, and discuss ways to improve the experience between yourself and your editor.

*Audio note: Please excuse the audio quality on this episode. We had unexpected technical difficulties.

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Writer’s Block

On today’s episode, show hosts Arleen and John talk about the ever-elusive, oft-referenced torment known as Writer’s Block, and discuss ways to circumvent it.

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Book Titles

On today’s episode Wendy and John take point, and discuss the importance of titles in the development and marketing of a book.

Resources:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/how-to-choose-your-novels-title-let-me-count-5-ways
http://www.indiebooklauncher.com/resources-diy/how-to-pick-a-title-for-your-book.php
http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/book-title/#

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Showing versus Telling 

On today’s episode, show host Arleen and guest host Wendy talk about the differences in showing versus telling in writing, and discuss when each is appropriate.

Resources:

https://thewritelife.com/creative-writing-tips-find-balance-showing-telling/

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Building an Online Audience 

On today’s episode, show host Arleen, guest host Wendy, and new host John talk about the importance of forming an online audience, and give more tips on carving out an effective online niche.

Resources:

http://alliworthington.com/business/5-smart-ways-to-build-a-strong-online-presence-the-right-way

https://www.standoutbooks.com/author-branding/

http://www.eofire.com/7-ways-to-build-your-online-presence/

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Branding Yourself as an Author

On today’s episode, show host Arleen and guest host Wendy talk at length about the importance of packaging the writer’s own unique authorial brand in this digital age, and discuss setting the pillars for online marketing.

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Interview with Laura C. Cantu

On today’s episode, show hosts Arleen and John interview fantasy author, Laura C. Cantu about her work and her exciting new book, Betwixters: Once Upon a Time

References:

Laura Cantu’s website

Betwixters on Amazon (ebook sale), Barnes and Noble and iTunes

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Evernote and Technology for Writing

On today’s episode, show host Arleen and guest host Wendy talk at length about the importance of technology in the writer’s life in this digital age and talk about some apps that are useful for any writer.

References:

http://thewritelife.com/evernote-guide-writers-5-ways-use-projects/

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Finding Reviews

On today’s episode, show host Arleen and guest host Wendy talk about reviews: why they’re important, how to get them early, and where to get them.

References:

http://winterwolfpress.com/how-to-get-your-book-reviewed-before-its-published/

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Finding your Editor Part 2 

On today’s episode, show host Arleen and guest host Wendy talk about the things a writer needs to consider when choosing an editor, including where to find them, discussing payment, and still more ways to tell if they’re the right fit for your project.

References:

http://www.righttouchediting.com/how-to-find-the-right-editor-part-1/

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/07/14/how-to-find-the-right-editor/

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