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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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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

In this highlight episode, Andi interviews Writing Gym alum Vivian Jamieson about her experience in the program. This little treat will focus on Vivian's journey to find the right writing community to make her a better author.

Feb 21, 2019

In this week's full episode, get amazing top tips from publicist Samara Rafert about how to promote your book and work with your publicist.

Have you always wondered what happens after you get a publishing contract? How much of the "all authors must promote themselves" is really a myth, and how much is true? How much support do publishing houses REALLY offer first-time authors?

Well, here's your opportunity to be in the know. In this episode we interview Samara, a publicist for a major publishing house and get the skinny. You'll also get all of the below questions answered!

  • What does a traditional publisher/publicist do
  • How to get your book into bookstores, libraries AND specialty shops,museums
  • How to get distribution on your books
  • How a traditional press helps to get you featured in magazines and national media
  • How to get published with a University Press
  • How to find a quality writing group
  • How to deal with negative comments about your novel
  • How to use social media to promote your book

 

Feb 19, 2019

In this week's highlight episode, Annalisa and Andi speak to publicist Samara Rafert about how to get media connections and national exposure for your book. Make sure you stay tuned later in the week for the full episode with inside tips about exactly what kind of publicity a publishing house will give you.

 

 

Feb 14, 2019

 

In this episode, Annalisa and Andi talk dive into the issues that agents, publishers, and editors have about your manuscript. The problem will be talked about at length and you'll find out how to avoid it!

 

You'll also get to hear the answers to all of these questions:

  • What’s the missing factor in most manuscripts?
  • What leads to rejection for the majority of manuscripts?
  • What is the slush pile and how do manuscripts end up there?
  • What are the professional standards for the writing job?
  • How to hone plotting, pacing and character arcs
  • What are the fundamentals of storytelling?

 

Feb 11, 2019

In this highlight episode, Annalisa and Andi talk about what agents look for in a novel. It's a question that that gets asked all of the time in the Writing Gym, and it's so exciting to share this little snippet with all of the listeners! If you want to hear even more details about exactly what agents, publishers, and editors are looking for in your work, listen to the full episode on Thursday!

Feb 7, 2019

In this week's episode, Annalisa and Andi talk to picture book author Mike Bender about how he wrote his top selling picture book! Not only does Mike share his amazing journey, he also shares some amazing tips!

We’ll answer these questions that authors ask:

  • How do I know what’s trending in the picture book market?
  • What kind of support do I get from a traditional publishing house?
  • How effective will my author platform be to market and sell my book?
  • How do I create a quality relationship with my editor

 

Feb 5, 2019

In this highlight episode, Annalisa and Andi  talk to picture book author Mike Bender about his journey with his picture book. The focus for this snippet, is how to traditionally publish a picture book. Enjoy and make sure and check out the full episode on Thursday!

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