Get Some Book Publishing Tips On The Boss Lady Investor Podcast

Get Some Book Publishing Tips On The Boss Lady Investor Podcast

Are you ready to write a book but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering about the pros and cons of traditional vs. indie book publishing? Do you want to gain some book marketing tips so that you can increase your royalties?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I invite you to listen to my interview on The Boss Lady Investor Podcast. Host Krista Goodrich interviewed me about the inspiration for my books as well as the ins and outs of writing, publishing, and marketing. We discussed lots of book publishing tips to help new writers as well as experienced authors.

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Krista is the author of the book, The Boss Lady Investor: You Don’t Need a D!*k to Understand Money. If Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad and Rachel Hollis’s Girl Wash Your Face had a baby, this book would be it! This hilarious take on personal finance for women will get you learning and laughing at the same time. Ready to get out of debt? Grow your retirement? Increase your savings? Build a life of wealth, so you can do the things you REALLY want to do? The Boss Lady Investor: You Don’t Need a D!*K to Understand Money is the go-to book for women looking to understand personal finance, saving, debt, investing, real estate, and more. 

This entertaining and relatable book explains, from a woman’s point-of-view, how to understand the stock market, plan for the unexpected, and build yourself to a level of wealth beyond your wildest dreams. Jam-packed with ideas, information, and real-life examples, The Boss Lady Investor will get you started on your way to financial freedom. Want to have a wildly successful life? Then get ready to dive into this book and take the reins on your financial future.

You can tune in to The Boss Lady Investor Podcast to hear sneak peeks of chapters from the book, interviews with down-to-earth Boss Ladies, and all the great advice and tips Krista couldn’t fit into the book.

My episode, #24, will motivate you to get out there and write if that is what your heart desires. It will also give you my candid feedback on where to go for support, book promotion tips, and how to deal with rejection. Listen here.

Hope you find these book publishing tips helpful!

Creating Fiction With Ease: Imperfect Manifestor Podcast Interview

Creating Fiction With Ease: Imperfect Manifestor Podcast Interview

 

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Would you like to create ease when writing or editing your fiction? Then check out my interview on the Imperfect Manifestor Podcast where I discuss the most common mistakes that authors make in their early drafts as well as the inspirations for my own books.

The Imperfect Manifestor Podcast explores the ins and outs of mindset and how powerful it is. The host, Nicole Jordan, is a mindset coach and strategist who wants to share all that she knows about how to harness the power within you while getting a little help from the Universe. While there is a practical side to what Nicole talks about, there is a lot of spiritual content that includes the Law of Attraction (and the other 11 laws) and the communication you can open to the subconscious mind. With the weekly shows, you can learn, in user-friendly language, how to tap in to what you desire most.

For my episode, the emphasis was on creating fiction with ease so that you can save time and money. We focused on practical tips for improving your self-editing skills, and also discussed my online course Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable.

If you’re a beginner or intermediate writer and want to find out what flaws your manuscript might have, give it a listen while you’re folding laundry or driving to do errands. It is also available on Apple Podcasts.

Also explore Nicole’s past episodes for topics including overcoming limiting beliefs, taking control of your time through freelance writing, and finding what motivates you.

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Never Send Your First Draft To An Editor & Other Advice For Writers

Never Send Your First Draft To An Editor & Other Advice For Writers

I had such a fun time chatting with fellow writer Kat Caldwell, host of the podcast Pencils&Lipstick, and giving advice for writers including my number one tip: NEVER SEND YOUR FIRST DRAFT TO AN EDITOR.

Even your second and third drafts may not be strong enough, as let’s face it, editors are expensive. You should only send your best work so that you’re not paying someone big bucks to catch flaws you could’ve caught yourself.

Unfortunately, many writers don’t know how to self-edit their early drafts. Kat and I discussed why I created my new course Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan To Making Your Novels Publishable, a class geared toward beginner and intermediate fiction and creative nonfiction authors. It’s the course that I wish was available when I started writing as it would have saved me a lot of time, money, and aggravation.

Blood, Sweat, And Tears!

Speaking of aggravation, Kat and I also discussed our “blood, sweat, and tears years.” We were aspiring writers in the 1990s, before indie publishing took off, before Kindle, and before the INTERNET! We talked about how new authors today have so many more options than Kat and I did when we were starting out, and how wonderful it is to have writing groups and classes available online so you don’t have to drive to them.

It was fun talking with someone who remembered trudging to the post office to mail a thick yellow envelope with a self-addressed stamped envelope inside, and then the mixed feelings when your SASE eventually wound up in your mailbox. It was probably a rejection, but. . .maybe there was a slim possibility it was a publishing offer with some editing notes???

Rejections From Editors You Want To Pay?

We also fast-forwarded to the present and discussed how as a freelance editor, I’ve worked with beginner authors on 3-4 drafts of their novels, and even then the manuscripts weren’t ready for publication. They wished they could have afforded more rounds of developmental editing, but needed to save money for copyediting and cover design. That was before I created Book Editing Blueprint, which would have saved them money on those early drafts. Kat was telling me about freelance editors she’d come across who wouldn’t even accept beginner writers as clients. These editors tell writers that the manuscript needs a lot of work before they can take on the author as a client, leaving the writer confused. Wasn’t that the point of trying to hire an editor? To make the manuscript better?

Even though there are more oppportunities for authors nowadays, learning the craft is just as important as it was in the 1990s. I hope you enjoy our candid conversation about the writing life, sprinkled with lots of advice for writers. The first 40 minutes discuss the ups and downs of my writing journey and what led me to this point in my career, and then for the rest of the podcast we talk about Book Editing Blueprint and the common mistakes that writers make.

Pencils&Lipstick is for anyone who is a writer, reader or looking for encouragement to develop their creativity. Kat interviews writers, entrepreneurs, artists, and many others. You’ll get audio samples of new books coming out, and she tackles life issues that plague us all.

You can also join her Pencils&Lipstick Facebook group, a growing community where creatives come together to encourage and connect.

To listen to our interview, check out the show on Apple Podcasts or click here.

Balancing Work And Family As A Writer Podcast Episode

Balancing Work And Family As A Writer Podcast Episode

I’m super-excited as I have lots of podcast interviews lined up to discuss all aspects of writing and editing. The first is now live, and I hope you’ll give it a listen.

I spoke with Erika Parker Price, host of the Ready Pause Go podcast. According to Erika’s website, 43 percent of moms take a career pause at some point. Ninety-three percent want to return, but only 73 percent succeed. Of those who return, only 54 percent return to full-time work.

A career pause is a choice you deserve, Erika notes. But you also deserve to return to your full potential. Erika has numerous resources to help women transform their pause into a powerful time for YOU, so you can hit the ground running when you’re ready. She provides this with success stories, tools, and a community to support you. Need resume help? Want to learn more about side hustles and working from home? Erika’s got some great freebies, and she also offers coaching services.

Her podcast has featured topics such as lightening the mental load of motherhood, carving a career from childhood passions, learning when and how to say no, going back to school, discovering what’s holding you back, and much more.

baancing work and family as a writerThe focus of our interview was the freelance life and balancing work and family as a writer. We chatted about my journey as a writer and how I’ve reinvented myself over the past 17 years as a freelance journalist, marketing writer, health writer, fiction author in several genres, developmental book editor, online course creator and founder of Shortcuts for Writers, all while staying home with my kids.

We talked about the ups and downs of the writing life, how to pull back when the work gets too overwhelming or life gets in the way, how to dial it up when more income is needed, and why I created my Book Editing Blueprint course. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or on the Ready Pause Go! website.

Have you ever taken a career pause? Tell me about it in the comments!

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