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The Writing Gym Podcast | Annalisa Parent | Writing Coach

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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Dec 9, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa sits down with writer and novelist Denise Cloutier. Learn about how to confidently finish your novel for publication and about putting together a query for agents. To get the most out of this episode, download the free resource guide How to Confidently Query Your Novel at www.writing-gym.com/goodenough/

Dec 2, 2021

In this episode of the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks to science fiction and horror novelist Stephen Oliver. Learn how to publish short stories in magazines and anthologies, how to sell your novel to agents and publishers and, most important, how to see your name published in magazines, anthologies and on the cover of your published novel. To get the most out of this episode, download the free resource guide, How to Live the Author Lifestyle at www.writing-gym.com/shortstory/.

Nov 25, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa Parent and Andi Davies interview bestselling co-author of the Go-Giver, Bob Burg. In this episode, you’ll learn how to find a topnotch co-author, what the difference between work-for-hire and co-authorship is, how to write a business parable and more. To get the most out of this episode, download our free step-by-step guide on How to SELL Your Book at www.writing-gym.com/gogiver2.

Nov 18, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa and Andi Davies interview award winning author Cristina Istrati. In this episode you’ll learn how to write successfully in multiple genres and what the balance really is between natural talent and showing up to do the work. To get the most out of this episode, download our free guide that will help  you elevate your writing to publish in multiple genres. Download here: https://writing-gym.com/genres2/.

Nov 11, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Jeanne Covert. Jeanne is an author and screenwriter who novelized her screenplay in the Writing Gym. Listen to learn about novelizing your movie, how to build your author platform and how to know if your novel is publishable. To learn how to novelize your movie, download this step by step free resource guide -- How to Novelize Your Movie Script -- at www.writing-gym.com/screenplay/.   

Nov 4, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with journalist and author Bill Kovarik. Bill has published several nonfiction and historical fiction books. Listen as they chat about how to research for your novel, what novelists can learn from journalists and how to stop wasting your time and write that novel. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to download our free resource, The Six Secrets To Go From Struggling Writer To Published Author, at https://writing-gym.com/historical/.

Oct 28, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Maria Chapman. Maria is a Writing Gym alum who writes women’s fiction and makes a living from her writing. In this episode, you’ll hear how Maria finished her novel without an outline, how she found an effective writing process and how she makes money writing. To learn the key to success, download our free resource guide The Top 6 Secrets to go from Struggling Writer to Published Author at https://writing-gym.com/stuck/.

Oct 21, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with author Claire Fullerton about her winding path to publication. They discuss Claire’s methods for writing realistic fiction, how she built her writing resume and why no two writing processes are the same and that’s okay! To get started on your own publishing journey, check out our free resource guide that breaks down the 6 secrets to author success over at https://writing-gym.com/reallife/.

Oct 14, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa Parent speaks with Writing Gym member Hannah Johnson. In the VIP, Hannah finished in her novel in under 2 months. She jumped into publishing mastermind, and is well on her way to revising her novel to publishable. Hannah talks about what it was like to finish her novel, how the Writing Gym helped where her creative writing university education couldn’t, and what understanding her writing process and her weaknesses did to improve her writing. To access our awesome free resource guide, click the link here: https://writing-gym.com/shortstories/

Oct 7, 2021

In this episode, writing coach and author Annalisa Parent sits down with long-time journalist Dan Smith. Dan and Annalisa talk about the differences between novel writing and journalistic style. They explore the struggles and the successes of publishing and finding your writer’s voice. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to snag our freebie at https://writing-gym.com/journalism/

Sep 30, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Writing Gym member Barbara Pattee about what it’s like to come out of the shadows and write with pride. In this episode, learn about how community and productive feedback changed Barbara’s writing life and helped her discover her own hidden writing confidence. To get the most out of this episode, check out our free downloadable resource on community here: https://writing-gym.com/writingfeedback/

Sep 23, 2021

This week, Annalisa Parent speaks with true crime and mystery author Diane Fanning about what writing in those genres is like. Hear Diane break down how she does her research, how she schedules writing and research into her life and why she loves writing true crime and mystery. To get the most out of this episode, download our free resource over at https://writing-gym.com/truecrime/.

Sep 16, 2021

This week on the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa Parent celebrates Writing Gym VIP member Tasneem Jivanji. Tasneem is celebrating completing her first draft of her realistic fiction novel and all the hard work she did to complete it. They talk about taking care of yourself while writing, how to find a productive writing community and how to find your writing confidence. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to use our free downloadable resource over at https://writing-gym.com/difficult/

Sep 9, 2021

On this week’s episode of the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa sits down with mystery author Trish Esden to talk about what it’s like to publish in multiple genres. Trish Esden lives the author lifestyle every day; she pulls back the curtain on what it took to get there and how she keeps it up. If you want to know what it takes to successfully make a career out of writing, make sure you download our free resource guide to walk you through your first steps. Download it here:  https://writing-gym.com/goals/

Sep 2, 2021

This week, Annalisa Parent sits down with author and Writing Gym member Natalie French. Annalisa and Natalie discuss how to stop struggling and edit your novel, how to get better feedback on your novel project and why trying to publish alone just doesn’t get you the results you want. Make sure to download our freebie at https://writing-gym.com/publishingstruggle/ to get the most out of this episode. 

Aug 26, 2021

This week, writing coach Annalisa Parent sits down with ghostwriter Dan Clements to pull back on the curtain on what it’s really like to be a ghostwriter. Curious about what ghostwriting is and if it may be right for  you? Perhaps you’re looking to pursue a career in writing, but you’re not sure how to get there. Listen to this episode and then download the free resource guide for help. https://writing-gym.com/ghostwriting/

Aug 19, 2021

 In this episode, writing coach and author Annalisa Parent sits down with Writing Gym member Sonee Singh. Sonee and Annalisa talk about what to do when your plot loses momentum, how to discover and fix blindspots in your writer, and why you’re not getting the feedback you need from your beta readers. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to snag our freebie at https://writing-gym.com/momentum/

Aug 12, 2021

This week, Annalisa speaks with New York Times bestselling author John David Mann. John speaks on why revision is key to successfully publishing your novel, what it’s like to co-author, and why trying out a new genre improves your writing skills. Make sure you check out the free worksheet at https://writing-gym.com/revisions/

Aug 5, 2021

This week, Annalisa speaks with Jill Smith, a Writing Gym alumnae who’s on the path to publication about what it’s like to be a part of a professional community of writers. Jill and Annalisa answer why quality feedback is important, why you shouldn’t be scared to follow plot rabbit trails, and what makes the Writing Gym different from other communities. Make sure you check out the free writing resource at https://writing-gym.com/confidencebuilder/.

Jul 29, 2021

This week Annalisa and author Leah Weiss are in conversation about the importance of learning the craft of writing, how to find and develop your character’s voice, and why you need professional feedback to successfully publish. Take a look at the freebie for this episode over at https://writing-gym.com/writingcraft/.

Jul 22, 2021

If you’ve been wondering what you can do to find motivation to write, this episode is for you. This week, Annalisa and Tashya Knight talk about how to overcome your fear and start writing, how to connect with publishers, and how to develop your freelance writing. Check out the freebie at https://writing-gym.com/freelance/.

Jul 15, 2021

This week, Annalisa and author Cassandra Thompson are in conversation about breaking genre molds, how to take rejection and use it to propel you forward, and what it feels like to get that first novel published. Take a look at the freebie for this episode over at https://writing-gym.com/rejectionletters/

Jul 8, 2021

In this week’s episode, Annalisa and up and coming author Aaron Betts talk about what it feels like to finally finish his novel. After joining the Writing Gym, Aaron finished the novel he’d spent years writing in just two weeks. Annalisa and Aaron also discuss overcoming writer’s block and why getting professional feedback on your writing is so important to propelling you towards your dream of being published. Check out the freebie at https://writing-gym.com/finishanovel/.

Jul 1, 2021

This week, Annalisa and literary agent Kevin O’Connor discuss how to craft a stand-out query letter, the purpose of literary agents, and what really goes on in an agent’s head when they read your query letter. Take a look at this week’s freebie and spend some time reflecting on where you could up your query letter game at www.writing-gym.com/CHILDRENSLITERARYAGENT

Apr 8, 2021

 In this final episode of Season 5, we highlight key moments in authors finishing, revising and publishing their books. How do authors finish and publish novels/ Listen in.

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