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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: October, 2020
Oct 29, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Hannah Johnson, a Writing Gym member and fantasy novel writer about how she wrote a novel in under two months and how she excelled in our Publishing Mastermind program.

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • That it is possible to write a solid first draft in fewer than 8 weeks
  • Getting to the editing process is a huge accomplishment
  • How much community can do for writers 

 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, You Can Write a Novel in Under Two Months, for this episode that will walk you through how to implement these concepts in your own writing life, so take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym.com/possible Don’t forget the dash! 

Hannah Johnson is a Writing Gym member who minored in short story fiction writing in college. She has now since shifted to writing long fantasy novels. Join us in celebrating Hannah!

Oct 27, 2020

How does a writer avoid the most common writing traps: Overthinking, Over-Researching, and your Inner Critic.

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the questions, How to avoid Overthinking your writing?  

How to avoid Overthinking your writing?

How to avoid it's close cousin Over-Researching?

How to overcome your Inner Critic?

Oct 22, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Stephanie Beard, Executive Editor at Turner Publishing about the role of an Executive Editor, how publishers support their titles, and more!  

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • The role of an Executive Editor
  • The different ways publishers support their titles 

 

 

  • How an author can reach out to their audience

 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, A Peak Behind the Publishing Curtain, for some insider brainstorming to get you thinking ahead for your own writing life, so take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym.com/btsediting

Don’t forget the dash! 

Stephanie Beard is the Executive Editor at Turner Publishing, an industry leading independent publisher based in Nashville, TN, which has a backlist of over 5,000 books and publishes 36 new books per year across all genres.  In addition to acquiring all of the books for the front list, she is also the Subsidiary Rights Director. She has a J.D. from Vermont Law School where she specialized in International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and a B.A. from Centre College in International Relations and French.

Oct 20, 2020

Writers often struggle with the desire to follow what the latest trends in published works are.  Do you shelf your idea to write your version of a wizarding school or vampire romance?  Or do you blaze your own path with a fresh idea?

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, Should I follow what's trending?  

Oct 15, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Emily Weinberg, Writing Gym member about how openness for change and revision affected her writing and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • How to revise a manuscript into publishable shape
  • How reading published books in your genre can help with your writing
  • How to approach your writing openly and without fear.

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, Unlock: How to Revise Your Novel, for this episode to learn some of the best practices straight out of the Writing Gym. So take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym.com/unlock Don’t forget the dash! 

Emily Weinberg is a Writing Gym member, specializing in children’s novels and historical fiction. Outside of her passion for writing, Emily is also an elementary school teacher. She is currently working on a novel about ancient Egypt!

 

 

Oct 13, 2020

Writing can bring on many trials for the writer, including rejection of their work and backlash for things written about.

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, How do you deal with Backlash & Rejection?  

Oct 8, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Dana Chamblee Carpenter, author of The Bohemian Trilogy about overcoming writer’s block, getting a three book deal, and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • What it’s really like to get a 3-book deal
  • One author’s take on writer’s block and how to overcome it
  • How play can feed into your creativity and ultimately help your writing

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, The Well of Creativity, for this episode that will walk you through how to implement these concepts in your own writing life, so take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym.com/debut.  Don’t forget the dash! 

Dana Chamblee Carpenter is the author of The Bohemian Trilogy. The first book in the series, Bohemian Gospel, won the 2014 Killer Nashville Claymore Award and was short-listed for Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2016 Alex Award. Her second book, The Devil’s Bible, won the 2017 Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel. The final book in the series, Book of the Just, is a finalist for this year’s Silver Falchion in SciFi/Fantasy.

 

 

Oct 6, 2020

Many find themselves writing for different reasons, potential income, prestige, the love of the craft, etc..  What keeps you writing?

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, why write if I'm not getting paid for it?  

Oct 1, 2020

Annalisa speaks with O’Dell Isaac, a member of the Writing Gym about honing your skills, the role of confidence building in your writing, and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

-The importance of next steps, moving forward to get yourself closer to your goals for your book and for yourself as a writer

-How the tools already in your writing toolbox can be used more effectively through guidance and accountability at the Writing Gym

-The benefits of believing in your own ability to become the best writer you can be 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, How To Get into Revision Flow, for this episode, which will walk you through the seemingly daunting task of revising your writing. So take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym.com/goodwriting Don’t forget the dash! 

O’Dell Isaac is a substitute teacher and freelance writer. He spent 14 years as a military journalist, where he won several awards for his writing.  He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter, and is a member of the Writing Gym program: Publishing Mastermind.

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