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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. 183: Jennie Nash on Harnessing the Power of Jealousy

    Ep. 183: Jennie Nash on Harnessing the Power of Jealousy

    Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a business that has trained more than 50 book coaches to support writers through the entire creative process of completing a book. Jennie started her career on staff at Random House and has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry. In her time as a book coach, her clients have landed top New York agents and book deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette. Jennie is the author of 9 books, 5 of which were published by Big 5 publishers. She has taught for 12 years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and spoken at writing conferences all over the country. Her guest posts have appeared on popular writing sites including The Write Life, Writers Helping Writers, and The Book Designer.
    Show link: Go visit Jennie for the free goodies at https://www.authoraccelerator.com/Rachael
    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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    Ep. 182: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later

    Ep. 182: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later

    Ep. 182 Miniepisode: How to Allow Yourself to Suck and Fix it Later
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    Ep. 181: Jeni McFarland on Writing by Hand

    Ep. 181: Jeni McFarland on Writing by Hand

    Jeni McFarland holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston, where she was a fiction editor at Gulf Coast Magazine. She’s an alum of Tin House, a 2016 Kimbilio Fellow, and has had short fiction published in Crack the Spine, Forge, and Spry, which nominated her for the storySouth Million Writers Award. She was also a finalist for the 2015 Gertrude Stein Writers Award in Fiction from the Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. She has lived in Michigan and the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two cats. The House of Deep Water is her first book. 
    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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    Ep. 180: Melanie Abrams on Bringing the Conflict

    Ep. 180: Melanie Abrams on Bringing the Conflict

    Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She is an editor and photographer and currently teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, writer Vikram Chandra, and their children.
    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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    Ep. 179: Should You Get an MFA?

    Ep. 179: Should You Get an MFA?

    Bestselling author (and teacher) Rachael Herron talks about why you should (or shouldn't) get an MFA in writing.
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    Ep. 178: Jennifer Louden on Why Bother

    Ep. 178: Jennifer Louden on Why Bother

    JENNIFER LOUDEN is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first bestseller, The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on wellbeing and whole living, including The Woman’s Retreat Book and The Life Organizer, with close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages. Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has appeared on hundreds of TV programs, radio shows, and podcasts—including Oprah. Jennifer teaches women’s retreats and creates vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado.
    Her new book is Why Bother: Discover the Desire for What's Next - and GO HERE if you purchase it to enter a chance to win!
    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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AnthonyCMoore ,

Hi Rachel!

Great show! I’m a nonfiction writer, and I really like your take on telling stories and how it applies to actual real world writing!

Toya (scorpdiva72) ,

OMG

I didn’t know you have a podcast too! I enjoyed this episode regarding the RWA implosion

Dan331 ,

Super useful!

Rachael is so likable, and I love how she gets to the nitty gritty, practical aspects of her guests’ writing practices.

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