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Writers talk craft, agent hunt, query trenches, publishing industry, and more. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.

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Writers talk craft, agent hunt, query trenches, publishing industry, and more. Hosted by Mindy McGinnis.

    Robbie Couch Talks LBGTQ Issues And Small Towns

    Robbie Couch Talks LBGTQ Issues And Small Towns

    Today's guest is Robbie Couch, author of THE SKY BLUES. He joined me today to talk about writing honestly about LBGTQ issues and forward thinking in small communities.
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    Why Do We Say That?

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    Abigail Dean Talks Writing Psychologically Flawed Characters

    Abigail Dean Talks Writing Psychologically Flawed Characters

    Debut author Abigail Dean talks about writing Girl A, one of 2021's Most Anticipated Books, writing psychologically flawed characters, and the pressure of following up a hugely successful debut.
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    The Family Dragon Slayer Podcast
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    • 26 min
    Inclusivity In Children's Books & How Publishers Find Illustrators

    Inclusivity In Children's Books & How Publishers Find Illustrators

    Today's guest is Maria Dismondy, of Cardinal Rule Press. Maria is dedicated to having her publishing company produce picture books that empower children with timeless messages of hope, courage and the Golden Rule. She works diligently to have Cardinal Rule Press release children’s literature that represents today’s diversity while remaining dedicated to messages that make a difference. 
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    Military True Crime
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    The Sanatorium Author Sarah Pearse on Writing Closed Room Mysteries & Strong Women

    The Sanatorium Author Sarah Pearse on Writing Closed Room Mysteries & Strong Women

    Debut author Sarah Pearse joins me to talk about her novel The Sanatorium, an instant New York Times bestseller as well as a Reese's Book Club pick. Sarah talks about how writing a closed room mystery helps amp up the thrills, and how women can be strong in more ways than one.
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    Bare Ritual Artisan Soap
    Eve Evans: True Ghost Stories of First Responders
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    Hectic

    • 27 min
    Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

    Fauzia Burke on Building Your Online Platform & the Author as the Product

    Fauzia Burke of FSB Associates joined me to talk about how to build an online platform, the author as the product, social media, SEO, newsletters, building an author website, and the importance of fresh content.
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    Memory My Way
    Follow Friday Podcast
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    Hectic

    • 55 min
    Landall Proctor On the Vulnerability of Writing Memoir

    Landall Proctor On the Vulnerability of Writing Memoir

    Today's guest is Landall Proctor, author of Headwinds, his personal story of an aborted to attempt to ride his bicycle around the perimeter of the US. Landall joined me today to talk about the vulnerability of writing memoir, including the question -- who wants to hear my stories?
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