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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: December, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

How do I know my audience?

How do I write a children's book?

Children's book author Mike Bender is asked to give one piece of advice to aspiring writers.

Dec 24, 2020

From our favorite writing coach to you, please join Annalisa in celebrating the holiday season.

A special reading of 'A Visit by St. Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore

Happy Holidays everyone.  See you in the new year.

Dec 22, 2020

How do I become a better writer?

How do I improve my writing skills?

NYT best selling author, Brandon Webb is asked to give one piece of advice to aspiring writers.

Dec 17, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Jenny Baumgartner, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Nelson Books at HarperCollins Christian Publishing about her role as an acquisitions editor, the amount of editing needed to get your book to be a New York Times Bestseller, and more!  

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to move forward after an offer is made on your book at the publishing house

 

  • How to work with multiple editors to get your book to New York Times-Bestseller status

 

 

  • How to do your research on successful books in the market in your genre  

 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, Behind the Scenes at a Publishing House, for this episode that will walk you through how to prepare yourself for the publishing process, so take a minute and download our free resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/hurdles. Don’t forget the dash! 

Jenny Baumgartner is the Senior Acquisitions Editor at Nelson Books, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. She’s been in Christian publishing since 1998 and has edited both nonfiction and fiction, partnering with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and the newly released A Serial Killer’s Daughter by Kerri Rawson.

Dec 15, 2020

-How much exposition is enough?

-How do I know if I have too much exposition?

-How do I find balance in my novel?

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, How do know if I have the right amount of exposition? 

Dec 10, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Aaron Finegold, Writing Gym member and novelist about drafting query letters, convincing agents to ask for a full manuscript, and more! 

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • How to write an attention-grabbing query letter
  • How to do your manuscript justice with a high quality publication package 

 

 

  • The exact step-by-step strategy we use to walk authors through the synopsis-writing process 

 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, Writing the Perfect Query Letter, 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/full . Don’t forget the dash!

Aaron Finegold is an author and member of the Writing Gym. He has written a 90,000 word debut novel, Another Form. He has been published in McKinsey Quarterly. 

Dec 8, 2020

-How do I get my characters to behave?

-How come my characters will not stick to my outline?

-How do I figure out what kind of writer I am?

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, How do you find your Best Writer?  

Dec 3, 2020

Annalisa speaks with Carey Nelson Burch, owner and consultant of My Own Shingle, about how to find the right agent to maximize your publication and media rights, how to advocate for your manuscript in the publishing industry, and how to find the right professional partners for your creative work.

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to Expand your writing dream and your creative reach
  • How to advocate for your manuscript in the publishing industry 
  • How to find the right professional partners for your creative work

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, How to Publish your Novel Across Multiple Media, for this episode that will walk you through the multiple media your manuscript can take in addition to a published book. Take a minute and download our free resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/EXPAND. Don’t forget the dash! 

Carey Nelson Burch is the Owner of My Own Shingle where she consults for several companies while managing a handful of screenwriters, authors and influencers. Previously she was a packaging agent at William Morris Endeavor for over twelve years and an Executive at NBC in Los Angeles. Carey currently serves on the boards of the Nashville Film Festival, Belmont’s Film & TV Advisory Committee, and Film Com.

Dec 1, 2020

-How do I create plot?

-How do I create character sketches?

-How do I deal with fears of writing?

-How do I deal with my inner critic?

In this week's Tuesday Writing Tip Annalisa answers the question, How do you find your Best Writer?  

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