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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.
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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.
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    Ep. 260: Lexie Elliott on How to Make Your Main Character Feel Authentic

    Ep. 260: Lexie Elliott on How to Make Your Main Character Feel Authentic

    Lexie Elliott graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she swam and played waterpolo at university, and later swam the English Channel solo. She works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. How to Kill Your Best Friend is her most recent release. 
    How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 
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    • 31 min
    Ep. 259: How Do You Actually Fast-Draft a Novel? Bonus MiniEpisode

    Ep. 259: How Do You Actually Fast-Draft a Novel? Bonus MiniEpisode

    In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael talks about how to actually break free from your outline and get down to the good stuff: actually fast-drafting. How do you start? What does skeletoning your work look like? When do you know you’re ready? Don’t miss this episode, brought to you by Rachael’s awesome patrons. 
    How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 
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    • 19 min
    Ep. 258: Kristan Higgins on How to Write Forward Without Looking Back

    Ep. 258: Kristan Higgins on How to Write Forward Without Looking Back

    New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins has sold 4.5 million books worldwide and is published in more than two dozen languages around the world. Her two most recent novels were each selected as People magazine’s “Pick of the Week.” Kristan is also a cohost of the Crappy Friends podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female friendships, with her friend and fellow writer, Joss Dey. Higgins lives in Connecticut with her family. Pack Up the Moon is her most recent novel. 
    How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 257: Cassandra Lane on How to Parent Yourself as a Writer

    Ep. 257: Cassandra Lane on How to Parent Yourself as a Writer

    Cassandra Lane is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Lane received her MFA from Antioch University LA. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times’s Conception series, the Times-Picayune, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and elsewhere. Her debut memoir We Are Bridges was published in 2021 by Feminist Press. She is editor in chief of L.A. Parent magazine and formerly served on the board of the AROHO Foundation.
    How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 
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    • 31 min
    Ep. 256: How To Create Plot Twists

    Ep. 256: How To Create Plot Twists

    In this bonus miniepisode, Rachael talks about how to create plot twists for a good mystery, and what should I do if I’m about to miss a deadline? 
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    • 18 min
    Ep. 255: Lisa Scottoline on How To Demystify Writing

    Ep. 255: Lisa Scottoline on How To Demystify Writing

    Lisa Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, which has been adapted into a series of memoirs. She has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice in Fiction,” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area. Eternal is her most recent novel. Set in Rome, it asserts that what war destroys, only love can heal.
    How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. Want tips on how to write the book you long to finish? Here you'll gain insight from other writers on how to get in the chair, tricks to stay in it, and inspiration to get your own words flowing. 
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    • 37 min

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Rachael is a wonderful cheerleader who encourages people to write. She provides clear, practical advice, and inspiration. It is a must listen to for anyone who needs someone to say “ you really can do this”.

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I love this short, succint and informative podcast about the writing process. Rachael asks the questions we all want to know, and interviews authors that are interesting and full of amazing insights. I reliegiously listen to it every week, I love Rachael's honesty about her life, writing and the joys and pitfalls of it all.

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