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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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How Do You Write Rachael Herron

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    • 4.8 • 118 Ratings

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. 333: What Do You Do if Your Book Isn’t Selling?

    Ep. 333: What Do You Do if Your Book Isn’t Selling?

    This is a hard thing to talk about, writers. What if your beautiful book isn’t selling? What do you do next? How do you keep going? In this bonus episode, Rachael talks about what steps to take next to keep your heart hopeful and your pen full of ink. 
    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. 
    Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: 
    https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwg
    Rachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she’ll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael 
    Join my scribe of writers for LOTS more tips and get access to my 7-minute video that will tell you if you're writing the right book! Only for my writing community! 
    CLICK HERE:
    ➡️ How to Know If You’re Writing the Right Book - https://rachaelherron.com/therightbook

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    • 22 min
    Ep. 332: The Black Herron Episode 4

    Ep. 332: The Black Herron Episode 4

    You're going to love this one!
    Sacha and Rachael talk about Elizabeth Day's book, How to Fail, and their own new project, the Book of Do!
    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. 
    Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: 
    https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwg
    Rachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she’ll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael 
    Join my scribe of writers for LOTS more tips and get access to my 7-minute video that will tell you if you're writing the right book! Only for my writing community! 
    CLICK HERE:
    ➡️ How to Know If You’re Writing the Right Book - https://rachaelherron.com/therightbook
    #writingtips #authoradvice #writeyourbook 

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 331: Ellen Joy on How to Succeed With Series

    Ep. 331: Ellen Joy on How to Succeed With Series

    Ellen Joy is an Amazon Best Selling author. She lives in a small New England town, between the Atlantic Ocean and the White Mountains. She lives with her husband, two sons, and one very spoiled puppy.  Ellen writes in the early morning hours while the rest of her family is asleep. When she's not writing, you can find her spending time with her family, gardening, or headed to the beach. She loves summer and flip-flops, running on a dirt country road, and a sweet love song. All of her stories are clean romances where families are close, neighbors are nosy, and the couples are destined for each other.
    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. 
    Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: 
    https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwg
    Rachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she’ll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael 
    Join my scribe of writers for LOTS more tips and get access to my 7-minute video that will tell you if you're writing the right book! Only for my writing community! 
    CLICK HERE:
    ➡️ How to Know If You’re Writing the Right Book - https://rachaelherron.com/therightbook

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    • 27 min
    Ep. 330: Sangu Mandanna on How to Harness ADHD as a Writing Superpower

    Ep. 330: Sangu Mandanna on How to Harness ADHD as a Writing Superpower

    Sangu Mandanna was four years old when an elephant chased her down a forest road and she decided to write her first story about it. Seventeen years and many, many manuscripts later, she signed her first book deal. Sangu now lives in Norwich, a city in the east of England, with her husband and kids.The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches 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. 
    Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: 
    https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwg
    Rachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she’ll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael 
    Join my scribe of writers and get access to my 7-minute video that will tell you if you're writing the right book! Only for my writing community! And yes, scribe is (or should be) the right term for a collection of awesome writers! 
    CLICK HERE
    ➡️ How to Know If You’re Writing the Right Book - https://rachaelherron.com/therightbook 

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    • 39 min
    Ep. 329: What Does a Traditional Publisher Want YOU To Do For Your Book?

    Ep. 329: What Does a Traditional Publisher Want YOU To Do For Your Book?

    In this mini-episode, Rachael talks about what a traditional publisher will expect you to do for your book’s promotion, as well as how to organize multiple POVs, and what to look for in a developmental editor! You won’t want to miss this episode!
    Also, don’t miss Rachael's live class coming on November 17, 2022,
    ➡️ How to Choose Between Traditional and Self-Publishing - What’s Right For You? Grab your spot here: https://rachaelherron.com/publish
    Join my scribe of writers and get access to my 7-minute video that will tell you if you're writing the right book! (Only for my writing community! And yes, scribe is (or should be) the right term for a collection of awesome writers! CLICK HERE:)
    ➡️ How to Know If You’re Writing the Right Book - https://rachaelherron.com/therightbook

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 328: Kelly Sokol on How to Expose What’s Hidden In Your Writing

    Ep. 328: Kelly Sokol on How to Expose What’s Hidden In Your Writing

    Kelly Sokol is the author of Breach and The Unprotected, which was featured on NPR and named one of Book Riot's 100 Must-Read Books of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood. She is a Pushcart Prize-nominated author and MFA creative writing graduate. Her work has appeared in Alpinist, UltraRunning Magazine, The Manifest-Station, Connotation Press, and more. She teaches creative writing at The Muse Writers Center. When she is not reading, writing or parenting, Kelly dreams, in color, of the mountains. She can often be found running in the backcountry. She resides in Virginia with her family. 
    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. 
    Join Rachael's Slack channel, Onward Writers: 
    https://join.slack.com/t/onwardwriters/shared_invite/zt-7a3gorfm-C15cTKh_47CEdWIBW~RKwg
    Rachael can be YOUR mini-coach, and she’ll answer all your questions on the show! http://patreon.com/rachael 

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Shan in SoCal ,

One of my favorites!

I am a huge fan of the How Do You Write podcast. I’m fascinated by process and how people do things to get where they need to go.
I like the host’s style of delivery and speaking voice and have greatly enjoyed the variety of guests she’s had in the show. I have found quite a few new to me authors and books through these interviews.
Thank you!

Alexstrath1 ,

Worth the listen!

Rachel doesn’t waste your time. She keeps it quick and short with useful information to keep you passionate and actionable about your writing.

golfgirleen ,

great

excellent

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