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A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

A Narrator & Author Talk Creating Audiobooks For The Indie Market

July 5, 2021

Today's guests are Carrie Coello, an audiobook narrator, and Kate Karyus Quinn, an indie author. They talk about different avenues for indie authors to produce their own audiobooks, and services to match authors with narrators, as well as the ins and outs of the indie audiobook world.

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Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

March 1, 2021

Fauzia Burke of FSB Associates joined me to talk about how to build an online platform, the author as the product, social media, SEO, newsletters, building an author website, and the importance of fresh content.

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From Film to Book: A Screenwriter Talks Novel Adaptation

From Film to Book: A Screenwriter Talks Novel Adaptation

July 5, 2020

Today's guest is William Schreiber, William’s novel, Someone to Watch Over, won the 2019 Rising Star award from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting.

 

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Traditional or Indie? Why choose? Author Katee Robert Finds Success with a Foot in Both Worlds.

Traditional or Indie? Why choose? Author Katee Robert Finds Success with a Foot in Both Worlds.

June 15, 2020

Today's guest is Katee Robert,  a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Entertainment Weekly calls her writing “unspeakably hot.” Her books have sold over a million copies.

 

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Writing While Managing Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain With SickBiz Founder Hilary Jastram

Writing While Managing Anxiety, Depression & Chronic Pain With SickBiz Founder Hilary Jastram

February 17, 2019

Today’s guest is Hilary L. Jastram owner of J. Hill Marketing, specializing in copywriting and book editing for entrepreneurs. She is an author and contributor to multiple media as well as the founder of Sick Biz, a non-profit supporting sick and disabled entrepreneurs. Hilary also hosts the podcast Sick Biz Buzz.

Hilary joined me today to talk about her own diagnosis, moving past illness as an identity, and to share tips for dealing with anxiety and depression as well as managing your own self-care and dealing with chronic pain while still functioning as a professional.

 

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Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

Writing From A Place of Pain & How Process Can Change For Each Project With Anica Mrose Rissi

January 19, 2019

Today’s guest is Anica Mrose Rissi the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books Watch Out for Wolf! and The Teacher’s Pet, as well as a YA novel, Always Forever Maybe. Her essays have been published by The Writer and the New York Times, and she plays fiddle in and writes lyrics for the band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves. Anica grew up in Maine and spent many years in New York City, where she worked as an executive editor in children’s book publishing. 

Anica joined me today to talk about writing from a place of pain, and methods to redirect the endless feedback loop of anxiety towards something creative and productive, as well as how process can change from project to project and across age categories. Also covered: considering the performance of reading aloud versus the narrative that is meant to be read silently, writing for other writers, and how essays can both remind of your own authority on the subject, as well as open yourself up to vulnerability.

 

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The Element of Control in Self-Publishing & Staying Healthy As A Writer: Sara Crawford

The Element of Control in Self-Publishing & Staying Healthy As A Writer: Sara Crawford

July 16, 2018

Today’s guest is Sara Crawford, the author of the YA novels WE OWN THE SKY and HURRY UP WE’RE DREAMING. She graduated in 2008 from Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in English and in 2012 from the University of New Orleans with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (emphasis in Playwriting). Currently, in addition to working as a freelance writer and internet marketer, she is also a creative writing professor in the graduate program at Southern New Hampshire University, teaching online classes. Sara joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, as well as how to stay healthy emotionally, physically and mentally as a writer. Also covered; how freelancing can be lucrative for a writer.

 

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Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

December 11, 2017

Guest Gayle Rosengren, author of the middle grade titles WHAT THE MOON SAID and COLD WAR ON MAPLE STREET joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how different writing skills can be used to create a freelance career, using the three things that all middle grade audiences have in common in order to break the historical ice, and who to target when creating supplemental material for your books. 

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