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Rebecca Syme On Using Your Strengths to Write Better, Faster

Rebecca Syme On Using Your Strengths to Write Better, Faster

December 30, 2019

Today’s guest is Rebecca Syme, creator of the Better-Faster Academy, producer of the Quit Cast for Writers, as well as being an author herself. Rebecca joined me today to talk about how knowing your personality strengths can help you be a more productive writer. Also covered: how to deal with burnout – and how to know when you’re in it.

 

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Links for Rebecca:

Website: https://betterfasteracademy.com/

QuitCast Podcast: https://betterfasteracademy.com/podcast/

Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast: https://www.rlsyme.com/category/podcasts/

Writing as R.L Syme & Becca Boyd: https://www.rlsyme.com/

Clifton Strengths Assessment: https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/home.aspx

 

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A Map For Wild Hearts by Andrea Hannah

 

Think Media Founder Shahla Hebets on YOU-Centric Marketing

Think Media Founder Shahla Hebets on YOU-Centric Marketing

December 18, 2019

Today’s guest is Shahla Hebets, founder of Think Media and author of What’s Working Now? YOU-Centric Marketing. Shahla joined me today to talk about her philosophy of how to reach consumers using You-Centric marketing and how authors can translate you-centric marketing into their approach.

  

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Website: https://www.thinkmediaconsult.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThinkMedia16

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkmediaconsult/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkmediaconsulting/

 

 

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Day Zero by Kelly DeVos

Every Stolen Breath by Kimberley Gabriel

Juan Pablo Villalobos On Writing Tough Non-Fiction For Teens

Juan Pablo Villalobos On Writing Tough Non-Fiction For Teens

December 9, 2019

Today’s guest is Juan Pablo Villalobos, author of The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border. Juan Pablo joined me today to talk about the experiences of young refugees, and his approach to compiling their stories. Also covered: using a narrative within non-fiction.

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Tracy Chevalier On Writing Historical Fiction

Tracy Chevalier On Writing Historical Fiction

December 2, 2019

Today’s guest is Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With A Pearl Earring. Her tenth novel, A Single Thread, released recently. Tracy joined me today to talk about the the plight of “excess women” in England post World War 1, how writing leads her to hobbies - not the other way around – and how a writer needs something in their lives that isn’t word-based. Also covered: the pressure of an expectant audience, and learning your own rhythms as a writer.

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Website: https://www.tchevalier.com/index.php

  

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Day Zero by Kelly DeVos

When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow