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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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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 25, 2021

Annalisa speaks with David O’Hara, professor at Augustana University about how to make time for your writing, immersing yourself in research for your writing, and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to make time for your writing
  • How to refocus and find time to write
  • How writing from your authentic self will make your writing pay off

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, Making Time to Write, for this episode that will walk you through how to dive deep into the research that could help your novel come to life. So take a minute and download the resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/refocus. Don’t forget the dash! 

David O’Hara is the co-author of From Homer to Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Philosophy, and Narnia and the Fields of Arbol - among others. He writes about wild places like the Alaskan Tundra, the Rainforest of Guatemala, or the Barrier Reef of Belize.

Feb 23, 2021

What is a writers worst enemy?

Where does writers block come from?

How do I overcome writers block?

Feb 18, 2021

Annalisa speaks with Jeanne Covert, Writing Gym member about how to get a literary agent to request your manuscript.

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to get a literary agent to request your manuscript
  • How to get to the front of an agent’s line
  • How and why an agent asks for a full manuscript

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, Escape the Slush Pile that will walk you through how to avoid an agent’s ‘no’ list--the slush pile AND accelerate manuscript requests. Take a minute to download the free resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/request. Don’t forget the dash! 

Jeanne Covert is a screenwriter who has now successfully added novelist to her publishing credits. Now agented, her journey was an exciting one including receiving 2 requests for full manuscripts in one day from top agencies. She shares her secrets with us today.

Feb 16, 2021

What is my writing goal?

What is a quality writing goal?

How do I reach my writing goal?

 

Feb 11, 2021

Annalisa speaks with River Jordan, a novelist from Southern Alabama about How to handle rejection with humor, How to choose the right literary agent  and How to tap into your potential as a writer to move your readers.

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to handle rejection with humor
  • How to choose the right literary agent for you
  • How to tap into your potential as a writer to move your readers

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, How to Create and Achieve Writing Goals, for this episode that will help you to shape what you want YOUR author lifestyle to look like, and work toward obtaining those goals. Take a minute and download the free resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/authorlife. Don’t forget the dash! 

River Jordan is a novelist from Southern Alabama. She was raised surrounded by many storytellers and found her calling to be a writer in the sixth grade. Her most recent book is Confessions of a Christian Mystic.

Feb 9, 2021

How do I get confident in my writing?

How to break through the fear of writing?

How do I unravel the mysteries of writing?

Feb 4, 2021

Annalisa speaks with writer John Ridge about breaking out of research mode, how to finish a novel, and how to squash imposter syndrome. 

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to break out of research mode and finish your novel
  • How to get the right kind of feedback on your writing
  • How to squash imposter syndrome 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, Break Out of World Building, It  will walk you through the important steps John took to stop researching and  finish his novel. Take a minute and download the resource guide at www.writing-gym.com/worldbuilding. Don’t forget the dash! 

John Ridge is a writer from Colorado. He writes epic fantasy, and loves layering his world with interesting places and characters.

Feb 2, 2021

What is the path to publishing?

How do I get published?

How do I find help with my publishing goals?

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