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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: March, 2021
Mar 30, 2021

How do I jumpstart my creativity?

What is a simple writing prompt you can do over and over?

How do I get to know my characters better?

 

Mar 25, 2021

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 get YOUR voice heard in the noisy marketplace

-How to sell your book through networking

-How to be your own advocate for your work

You’ll want to be sure to download the free resource guide, The Dating Game: Finding Publishers and Agents in a Digital Dating world 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.

Mar 23, 2021

How do I know if I'm a pantser?

How do I know if I'm an outliner?

How do I add structure to my writing?

Mar 18, 2021

Annalisa speaks with Joe Curcillo, Speaker and Author of Getting to Us about how to reach thousands of people with your content, and more!  

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

-How to reach thousands of people with your content

-How to contribute to national magazines

-When and how to produce an audiobook

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, Tell the World Your Message, for this episode that will walk you through how to reach a wide audience and share your knowledge with them, so take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym/vision. Don’t forget the dash!

Author, CEO, & Advisor to Visionaries, Joe Curcillo inspires audiences by sharing the strategies and secrets to solving seen and unseen problems. Joe has published three books, Getting to Us: Discover the Ability to Lead Your Team to Any Result You Desire, What’s Your Freakin’ Point: How To Maximize The Impact Of Every Word You Speak, and Don’t Be a Hamster: 30 Tips to Spark the Imagination of Busy People to assist others in balancing work and happiness in their lives.

Mar 16, 2021

How do I plan a writing project?

What are the steps to completing my goal successfully?

How do I hold myself accountable?

Mar 11, 2021

Annalisa speaks with Megan Dobson, publisher at ChristianAudio about important considerations in writing a book that will be produced as an audio book and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

 

  • Important considerations in writing a book that will be produced as an audio book
  • How publishers make decisions on how to produce your content: print, audio, ebook, etc.
  • Why comp titles are so important to your book sales

    You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, How to Navigate the Audiobook World, 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/negotiate. Don’t forget the dash! 

    Megan Dobson was the publisher of ChristianAudio, under RBMedia, an independent audiobook producer. Megan previously worked at HarperCollins Christian Publishing where she was the associate publisher for W Publishing. She has recently become the vice president of publisher Zonderkids, the child sector of Zondervan publishing.

 

Mar 9, 2021

How can Neuroscience boost my creativity?

Can dancing really help my writing?

How do I get in the creative mood?

Mar 4, 2021

Annalisa speaks with author Barbara Zito, about how to go from query to publication, how to negotiate rights in your publishing contract, and more!

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  • How to go from query to publication
  • What questions to ask when you’ve been offered a publishing contract
  • How to negotiate rights in your publishing contract. 

You’ll want to be sure to download the free worksheet, How to Get That Publishing Contract, for this episode that will walk you through how to implement these publishing concepts in your own writing life, so take a minute and download it at www.writing-gym/BeyondMFA. Don’t forget the dash! 

BIO:  Barbara Zito is a freelance writer, an alumni of the Writing gym, and the author of an upcoming contemporary fiction novel through Literary Wanderlust.

Mar 2, 2021

What do I do when an agent requests my manuscript?

How to avoid the slush pile?

How do I prepare for submitting my writing materials?

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