Write the Damn Book Already

Write the Damn Book Already

Hosted by: Elizabeth Lyons

Writing, publishing, and marketing a book doesn’t have to be complicated and overwhelming. From myths and misconceptions, to practical tips and sound strategies, to the REAL reasons you likely still haven’t written...

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28: 5 Tips for Removing Writers Block

As you may or may not know, I don't believe in writers block.  At least, not in the way many people do---that it's a concept every writer must experience, a rite of passage of sorts, that can keep a writer from...
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27: Interview with Linda Sivertsen

Linda Sivertsen, “Book Mama,” is in LOVE with books—reading, writing, and selling them. Her titles have won awards and hit all the lists as an author, co-author, and former magazine editor and ghostwriter. But her...
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26: Interview with Renata Trebing

Even though she ended up getting a degree in chemical engineering, Renata Trebing started reading cookbooks (for fun) when she was 8 years old. So it’s not terribly surprising that she ended up writing one! She loved...
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25: Beware of this Self-Publishing Myth

When it comes to book publishing, there are 3 main models available: traditional, independent, and self. None is the best across the board. One is the best for each author and each book!  I find it curious that still...
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24: Why being on the slow boat isn't bad

I don't know it it's an end-of-year thing or an all-year-round thing, but I'm hearing a lot of people saying, quietly, that they feel like they're a bit "behind.  Honestly, I get it. I'm about to turn 50, and I...
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23: Interview with Jamie Gagnon (Children's Books)

Jamie Gagnon’s first book, Imagine My Love (an illustrated children’s book), was released in September 2022. With a degree in early childhood education and preschool teacher certification, it makes sense that she'd...
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22: Interview with Jessica Fein

Jessica Fein's first book, Moving On: How to Make the Transition from College to the Real World (which I'm still trying to figure out) was published in 1996. She has also been a Boston Globe columnist and Huff Post...
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21: Interview with Cory Goodrich (Pt 2)

Being able to interview Cory Goodrich a second time (click here to listen to our first interview), this time doing a deeper dive into the writing of Folksong: A Ballad of Death, Discovery, and DNA, was a gift that's I...
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20: What to Do When "But What If..." Takes Over

Even the most optimistic, curious, open-minded of us occasionally have moments when we worry, "Oh sh*t. What if...?"  If you're like me, it's enough to keep you stuck in one place for hours (if not days. Or...
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19: Interview with Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez's journey as an author is one I've had the privilege of being part of since the beginning.  We've now worked on six books together, and his perspective on being of service through a published book (as...
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18: Interview with Joanna Rakoff

Joanna Rakoff has been a writer for as long as she can remember---even back to the days when people more routinely stated things like, "A career in the arts isn't realistic."  That said, her journey has taken more...
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17: How to Write Without Immediate Feedback

Talking to people face-to-face (whether 1:1, in a small group, or from a stage) allows you to gauge their response (and pivot if/when necessary). But when you’re writing a book, you don’t have that luxury. Even when...
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