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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. 211: How to Write Dialogue for Characters Very Unlike Yourself

    Ep. 211: How to Write Dialogue for Characters Very Unlike Yourself

    In this mini-episode, Rachael Herron answers how to write dialogue for characters who aren’t like you at all, as well as how to breathe life into an old, almost-dead book, and what the heck is the difference between a collection of essays and a non-chronological memoir? 
    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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    • 20 min
    Ep. 210: Pam Rosenthal on Not Letting the Page Know You’re Afraid

    Ep. 210: Pam Rosenthal on Not Letting the Page Know You’re Afraid

    Pam Rosenthal has written award-winning sexy historical romance and award-winning brainy BDSM erotica, as well as occasional essays and reviews for Salon.com, the SF Chronicle, Dearauthor.com, and Socialist Review. She stands behind the quality of her product, but confesses that her writing process has been more than a little bit fraught. Currently, she's looking toward making peace with that process, while she continues to work with her husband and longtime creative partner at their copyediting business -- not to speak of working her ass off to elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and a Democratic Senate.
    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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    • 44 min
    Ep. 209: Matt Haig on Literally Writing the Multiverse

    Ep. 209: Matt Haig on Literally Writing the Multiverse

    Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet, along with six novels, including How To Stop Time, and several award-winning children’s books. His work has been translated into thirty languages, and his brand new book is The Midnight Library. 
    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. 208: CJ Cooke on the Thrills of Contemporary Gothic Horror

    Ep. 208: CJ Cooke on the Thrills of Contemporary Gothic Horror

    C. J. Cooke is an award-winning poet and novelist published in twenty-three languages. She teaches creative writing at the University of Glasgow, where she also researches the impact of motherhood on women’s writing and creative writing interventions for mental health. The Nesting 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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    • 34 min
    Ep. 207: Donna Baier Stein’s Surprising Tip for Getting Into the Voice of a Character

    Ep. 207: Donna Baier Stein’s Surprising Tip for Getting Into the Voice of a Character

    Donna Baier Stein is the author of The Silver Baron's Wife (PEN/New England Discovery Award, Foreword Reviews Winner), Sympathetic People (Iowa Fiction Award Finalist), Letting Rain Have Its Say, and Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton (Foreword Reviews Finalist). A Founding Editor of Bellevue Literary Review, she founded and publishes Tiferet Journal. She has received a Bread Loaf Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University Fellowship, and other awards. Donna’s writing appears in Next Avenue, Virginia Quarterly Review, Saturday Evening Post, Writer's Digest, LitHub, Washingtonian, and other journals as well as in I've Always Meant to Tell You (Pocket Books) and To Fathers: What I've Never Said (featured in O Magazine).
    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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    • 35 min
    Ep. 206: Do You Need a Writing Mentor? Or a Pen Name?

    Ep. 206: Do You Need a Writing Mentor? Or a Pen Name?

    Rachael Herron tackles some difficult questions in this mini episode: Do you need a writing mentor? Or a pen name? How DO you write in a year like 2020, anyway? And what’s the best way to hack your way to a productive writing day? 
    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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    • 38 min

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