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Authors Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid iron out the wrinkles in writing, publishing, and everything in between . . . One podcast at a time. Writers With Wrinkles is the  go-to podcast for aspiring authors, and those in the trenches, who want to successfully publish a novel...or ten! Join us each week as we dive deep into writing and the publishing industry, providing expert interviews, insightful discussions, and practical tips. With our engaging and informative format, you'll get the guidance you need to navigate the complex world of publishing. Start your journey today!Visit www.WritersWithWrinkles.net for more info.

Writers With Wrinkles Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid

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Authors Beth McMullen and Lisa Schmid iron out the wrinkles in writing, publishing, and everything in between . . . One podcast at a time. Writers With Wrinkles is the  go-to podcast for aspiring authors, and those in the trenches, who want to successfully publish a novel...or ten! Join us each week as we dive deep into writing and the publishing industry, providing expert interviews, insightful discussions, and practical tips. With our engaging and informative format, you'll get the guidance you need to navigate the complex world of publishing. Start your journey today!Visit www.WritersWithWrinkles.net for more info.

    Middle Grade Magic! Co Host Lisa Schmid Goes Deep with new novel Hart & Souls

    Middle Grade Magic! Co Host Lisa Schmid Goes Deep with new novel Hart & Souls

    Send us a Text Message.This episode features co-host Lisa Schmid discussing her upcoming middle-grade novel "Hart & Souls." The focus is on the challenges of writing a second novel, known as the sophomore slump, and the unique pressures and expectations that come with it. Key Discussion Points: 1. Introduction to "Hart & Souls" - Lisa introduces her novel about Stix Hart, a sixth-grader dealing with anxiety from past bullying. He meets three ghosts with unreso...

    • 35 min
    Voices in the Dark: Elevating Women in Horror with author Lindy Ryan

    Voices in the Dark: Elevating Women in Horror with author Lindy Ryan

    Send us a Text Message.Lindy Ryan, anthologist and horror author, discusses her debut horror novel Bless Your Heart, which explores themes of family, loss, and confronting monsters. She also discusses the intricacies of bringing an anthology to market.Key Discussion Points:Writing as Therapy: Ryan shares the personal beginnings of her writing journey, using her narratives as a means to cope with the loss of her grandmothers and to celebrate the women in her family.Anthology Curating: The...

    • 31 min
    The 31-Day Build Your Author Platform Challenge! (We swear it will be fun!)

    The 31-Day Build Your Author Platform Challenge! (We swear it will be fun!)

    Send us a Text Message.Hosts: Beth McMullen and Lisa SchmidTheme: The 31-Day Platform ChallengeFor: Aspiring authors looking for practical advice on building and enhancing their author platform.Key Discussion Points:Overview of the 31-Day Challenge: Aimed at building author platforms through daily, manageable tasks starting June 1st. Hosted in partnership with Bitsy Kemper. Details can be found on their blog at Writers with Wrinkles.Importance of Author Platforms: Both hosts emphasized the ne...

    • 21 min
    Perseverance and Possibilities with author Bitsy Kemper

    Perseverance and Possibilities with author Bitsy Kemper

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we interview Bitsy Kemper, a prolific author of children's books and a passionate advocate for authors navigating the publishing industry.The theme of this episode revolves around the resilience required in the publishing industry, including the personal challenges and triumphs of maintaining a career in writing over time. The discussion also touches on ghostwriting and practical advice for aspiring authors.Key Discussion Point1. Bitsy Kemper's Journey:...

    • 38 min
    Respect Your Secondary Characters! Here's why and how.

    Respect Your Secondary Characters! Here's why and how.

    Send us a Text Message.Hosts: - Beth McMullen- Lisa SchmidTheme: The importance of secondary characters in storytelling.Key Discussion Points: - Secondary characters add depth, complexity, and enrich the narrative.- They contribute to the world-building, provide subplots, conflicts, and challenges.- Effective secondary characters are distinct from main characters and have their own development arc.- They can reflect, challenge, and highlight aspects of the protagonist, aiding in t...

    • 22 min
    From Teacher to Bestselling Author, Matt Eicheldinger is telling the stories kids want to read

    From Teacher to Bestselling Author, Matt Eicheldinger is telling the stories kids want to read

    Send us a Text Message.Hosts: Beth McMullen and Lisa SchmidTheme: Writer Resilience, SuccessKey Discussion Points:Matt Eicheldinger's Background:Transition from childhood interests to writing.Teaching career and its role in storytelling.Path to self-publishing and eventual traditional publishing success.Celebrating Recent Successes:Matt's book, "Matt Sprouts and the Curse of the Ten Broken Toes," hits bestseller lists.Discussion on dealing with imposter syndrome and the overwhelming nature of...

    • 46 min

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