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The Writing Gym Podcast

The Writing Gym podcast is a writer's go-to source for quality information about how to finish, publish, and market writing in all genres. Not only does it give you the implementable steps you need, it's fun. No snorefest here. You'll laugh at the Quirk O' the week and enjoy hard-hitting advice from top agents, best-selling authors, and publishers. Writers ask: -How do I write a novel? -How do I publish a novel? -What are literary agents looking for? -How do I get a literary agent? -How do I build an author platform? -How do I market and sell my book? Get answers to these questions PLUS a FREE downloadable each work to move your writing toward publishable FAST. Here are a few sample writing podcast episodes: --Top NYC literary agent Eric Reuben. He's represented dozens of best-selling authors and gives writers step-by-step advice --Entrepreneur Writer and Business Expert Jill Shiefelbein on how she wrote her book quickly and got it published by a top publisher. --Multiple New York Times Best Selling author John David Mann on how to create writing success PLUS authors, publishers and agents from all over the world giving their top tips. This is not a writing podcast you want to miss.
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Oct 29, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to determine what form best expresses your poem’s idea

How to decide the level of clarity your poem needs

How to balance obscurity and grounding in your writing

How to use a writing group properly to get the most out of it

 

Oct 19, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to successfully market a book that transcends genres

How to successfully use parables in your writing

How to be successful as a self-published author

How a professional editor and/or designer can help you and your book

How to find time and prioritize your writing

How to use social media to market your book

How to measure success as an author

How to separate good advice from bad advice

 

Oct 12, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to develop your audiobook
  • How to find the right narrator for your audiobook
  • How to find success with your young adult novel
  • How to market your book to younger readers
  • How to use the rising interest in podcasts to market your audiobook
  • How to get help exploring the audiobook option
  • How to become an audiobook narrator yourself
  • How to include the images in your children’s book in your audiobook
  • How to expand your readership by developing an audiobook
  • How to make your writing flow
Oct 6, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to successfully write what you know

How to work with a co-author

How to use social media to promote your book

How to find passion for your writing

How to overcome writer’s block

How to set up your environment to encourage creativity

 

Sep 26, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to select a co-author for your book

How to build a platform for your business using a book

How to find the tone of your brand

How to build your brand organically

What to do if you don’t know where to take your writing

Sep 8, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:
How to juggle a busy career and still find time to write
How separating writing and revision can increase productivity
How setting time-based goals vs. word count-base goals can optimize motivation
How to evolve from caricatures to multi-dimensional characters
How to use action and dialogue to develop your characters
How ‘unraveling’ your novel can improve it in the long run
Why saving scrapped scenes is a good idea

Aug 25, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to write the first draft of your book in three days
  • How to use post-it notes to streamline your writing process
  • How a writing retreat can help you finish your book
  • How to go on a writer’s retreat from the comfort and ease of your own home
  • How deadlines and accountability can keep your writing on track
  • Why shedding personal baggage is important to moving your book forward
  • How an expert book can serve as a networking tool
Aug 18, 2017

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • How to write without an outline (by the seat of your pants)
  • How to know where to go after completing your first draft
  • How writing your book out of order can unleash creativity
  • How plot cards can help you revise your novel
  • How to optimize your brain to be a better writer
  • How peer-to-peer feedback can be harmful to your novel
  • Where to start with your story
  • How to choose the right editor
Aug 17, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to make time for the work you’re doing

How to make time for the work you’re doing

The two phases of writing

How to make a business book better and more engaging to the reader

How to use social media to market your book in innovative ways

How to build a support system to success

How to receive quality feedback

Aug 4, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to reinvent your career to follow your dreams
  • How to pick the perfect title for your nonfiction book
  • How a writing coach can help you finish your book
  • How to carve out the time in your life to write your book
  • How to format your nonfiction book
  • How to use the genre of your book to optimize marketing outcomes
  • How to find the courage to write the book that's inside you
  • How to know the difference between the creative process and the editing process
  • How to find experts to interview for your nonfiction book
  • How to read to become a better writer
  • How to create a story from a world that's already been created
Jul 28, 2017

In this episode, you'll discover:

How to spark your creativity

How to break out of writer’s block

How to organize your writing process

How to revise and edit your manuscript

 

Jul 21, 2017
  • How to apply learning theory to your writing
  • How to get over writer’s block
  • How to create believable characters
  • How to secure your writing career
  • How to improve the pacing in your novel
  • How to outline your novel for optimum pacing
  • How to achieve balance in your pacing
Jul 14, 2017
  • How to overcome the fear and become a writer
  • How your career shapes your writing life
  • How to write a book series
  • How accomplish your writing dreams
  • How to format your book series
  • How to write a motivating and inspiring book
  • How to reinforce a core idea in a nonfiction book series
  • How to make money writing
  • How to choose the right anecdotes to include in your book
  • How to get clarity in your writing
  • How to use a book to make your legacy
  • How to increase the chances of getting what you want
  • How to get your message out to the world
Jul 7, 2017

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to set your book to music
  • How to get inspiration for your poetry
  • How to publish poetry
  • How to co-author a novel
  • How to avoid typos in your book
  • How to read well to write well
  • How to get over the loneliness of the writing life
  • How to find the right editor for your book

 

Jul 3, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to find your inspiration
  • How to use writing prompts to generate creativity
  • How to get back into the ‘writing groove’
  • How to develop your characters

 

 

Jun 23, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How to write the quality book that will sell your self-published books
  • How to self-publish
  • How to balance the quality of your book with the freedom that self-publishing gives to you
  • How to sell your self-published book
  • How to market your self-published books
  • How to get your name out there
Jun 16, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:
How to launch your book
How to market your book
How to market your book on social media
How to use FB live to market your book
How to use crowdsourcing to sell your books
How publishing with a major publishing house can help sell books
How to sell your book without being “salesy”
How to market your self-published book
How to get a reporting structure for your book sales
The difference between incentive-based marketing and content marketing
How to start collecting marketing data
How to understand which numbers matter when looking at marketing data
How to inspire conversation in your online communities
How to know which metrics matter when it comes to social media
How to use facebook ads to sell your book
How to create a sales funnel to sell your book

May 18, 2017

In this episode you’ll discover:

How to take control of your online presence

How to create profitable websites

How to get your message out there

The importance of a quality message and the power of a story

How to establish communication with your audience

How to create an image for yourself

How to invest in your writing

Apr 6, 2017

Dr. Julie Connor is a TEDx speaker, educator, and author. She prepares youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors and role models. She inspires audiences throughout the country to dream big and transform passion into action with attainable goals. Julie is the author of the award-winning goal-setting book, “Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide”.

Mar 24, 2017

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle (with Brandon Webb) and Flash Foresight (with Dan Burrus) and the Wall Street Journal bestsellers Real Leadership (with John Addison) and The Slight Edge (with Jeff Olson). He coauthored the international bestseller The Go-Giver, hailed by Adam Grant as “the most important parable about business—and life—of our time.” His books are available in two dozen languages and have sold more than two million copies. His 2011 Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as “best leadership book of 2011.”

Mar 16, 2017

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann has sold over half a million copies and it has been translated into 21 languages. It has been released in a new, expanded edition, with a foreword by Huffington Post founder and publisher, Arianna Huffington.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida

Let me tell you a little about him and his amazing writing achievements:

Mar 10, 2017

Have your pen and paper ready for this episode. Seriously. Steven James gives SO many amazing tips on how to structure story. Get the notes here, and fill in the worksheet to be well on your way to publishing. These tips are GOLD.

 

In this episode you will learn:

The essential elements of story

How to connect with your readers on an emotional level

How to create a compelling, well-structured story

The Six Key Questions to Ensure you Write a Page-Turner

Alternatives to Outlining: The steps for writing a story organically

Top Tips on effective revision

 

Feb 24, 2017

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In this episode you’ll learn:

How to get your romance novel published

How to get your mystery novel published

How to get your horror novel published

How to get your legal thriller published

 

Learning your craft is the number one thing

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