Essential Tips For New Writers: Keep It Simple & Find Your Tribe

Essential Tips For New Writers: Keep It Simple & Find Your Tribe

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Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the BookTribe Podcast and we discussed some essential tips for new writers. I met the host, Erica Birtles, on Instagram and was impressed with what she has been doing for the book world.

Not only is she a dynamic podcast host, but she has also been building a community for readers and authors, called TheBookTribe, a one-stop shop for all things fiction. Through TheBookTribe, readers can connect with their favorite authors, discover new and exciting voices, and engage in a vibrant online community. Authors can reach a wider audience, build relationships with their readers, and discover promotional opportunities.

For the podcast, she interviews seasoned authors and literary experts to discover the secrets to writing and publishing a good book.

During my interview, we discussed various aspects of the writing process and provided valuable advice for authors. I shared my  journey into fiction writing and explained how I transitioned into providing support and guidance for other authors. 

Here are a few of the tips we delved into:

  • Surround yourself with other writers and join writing communities for support and guidance.
  • Read extensively in the genre you are writing to learn from well-written books.
  • Seek feedback from critique partners or beta readers to improve your writing.
  • Do thorough research and consult experts when writing about diverse characters or unfamiliar topics.
  • Focus on continuous learning and find mentors who resonate with you.

We also talked about common mistakes, developing a positive mindset, balancing writing with lifestyle, tools for writers, authentic representation of diverse characters, and much more.

You can check out the episode here or tune in below to get some helpful tips for writers.

Visit TheBookTribe website and sign up for free and start connecting with your peers.

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Essential Tips for New Writers: Keep It Simple and Find Your Tribe

 

 

 

3 Great Podcasts For Writers And Book Lovers #writingprocess #writingtips

3 Great Podcasts For Writers And Book Lovers #writingprocess #writingtips

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Recently, I was featured on three podcasts for writers and book lovers, and wanted to tell you a little bit about each appearance. As you may know, I LOVE talking about books and writing. I’m grateful to have had the chance to do both during these interviews.

Between the Covers

First, host Stephanie Larkin of Red Penguin Books interviewed a few contributing writers to the new release, Launch Pad: The Countdown To Writing Your Book. This craft book is designed to help writers navigate the emotional ups and downs of finishing a novel, and was led by Emma Dhesi and Grace Sammon.

The episode features interviews with Susanne Dunlap, author of The Courtesan’s Daughter and a certified book coach; Meredith Stoddard, author of The River Maiden: Once & Future Series; Carol Van Den Hende, author of Goodbye, Orchid; and myself.

We discussed our writing processes, what’s inside the Launch Pad book, and valuable tips for writers.

You can watch the episode and learn more about the book here, or watch it below on YouTube.

eReads Podcast

I also had a lively discussion with Liz Bullard on the eReads Podcast.We discussed things like the perfect desk chair and how my chiropractor reprimanded me for working on my recliner. ☹️

Last year, when I was having neck and upper back soreness, he advised me to buy an ergonomic desk chair with a headrest. Some of you know my obsession with office supplies.

I mean, it takes me 45 minutes to pick out pens. Imagine how long it took for me to pick out a $300 chair.

I felt like Goldilocks, sitting on all the office chairs at Staples.

Too hard.

Too soft.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything just right, but I found one that was comfortable enough . . .

Well, after I bought a special cushion on Amazon.

I still occasionally use my Chromebook on my recliner, but I’m much more aware of my posture!

Anyway, Liz and I talked about a lot more than desk chairs and chiropractors.

I also shared some helpful editing and time management tips. If you’d like to listen, you can check out the episode here.

During the episode, Liz also asked me to share a writing prompt. I gave her one that I used to use a lot: I remember. All you do is free write starting with the words, I remember . . . and see what comes out.

You can read what Liz wrote here. 

Pencils & Lipstick Podcast

Last but not least, my good friend Kat Caldwell interviewed me on her Pencils & Lipstick podcast. This was the third or fourth time I’ve been on the show, and Kat and I always have a good time. The topic of the day was body language and nonverbal communication.

We delved into what those terms mean for writers, why it’s important, common mistakes that writers make, how to freshen up your characters’ emotions, and how to write creative emotional descriptions. You can listen to the episode here or watch it on YouTube below.

 

 

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