9 episodes

A conversation between two best friends about writing, productivity, and the lives we live in between. Every other week we talk about our writing processes, self-improvement projects, and the content we're loving.

Pencil Me In Nikki Carter & Colleen Young

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

A conversation between two best friends about writing, productivity, and the lives we live in between. Every other week we talk about our writing processes, self-improvement projects, and the content we're loving.

    All About Beta Readers

    All About Beta Readers

    The one where Colleen gets spicy....Colleen's right in the middle of incorporating input from her beta readers for her latest book, The Life We Share, so we thought we'd do a deep dive into what beta readers are and how to be a good one, or how to find...

    • 32 min
    Keep Your Friends Close

    Keep Your Friends Close

    "Be thoughtful about who makes you feel lit up and supported and put work into those relationships."This episode, we're talking about friendships: some ways to invest in them, what makes ours work, how to stay in touch long-distance—and even sharing...

    • 57 min
    How to Pay it Forward: Part 2

    How to Pay it Forward: Part 2

    ARCs and social media and mentors, oh my—today we're concluding our two-part series by offering up 4 more ways to be a good literary citizen and show up in the writing community. We also talk about how to support creative projects (psst: if you want to...

    • 42 min
    How to Pay it Forward: Part I

    How to Pay it Forward: Part I

    This two-part series starts off with some quick updates on our writing and then we discuss how you can pay it forward as a writer and be a good literary citizen. We talk about what being a good literary citizen means to us and share 4 specific ways you...

    • 26 min
    Order Amidst Chaos

    Order Amidst Chaos

    Times are crazy, so we're looking for the silver lining! This week we take a break from the news cycle to share how we're staying sane, maintaining (somewhat of) a schedule, and how social distancing is affecting our intimate relationships—or lack...

    • 36 min
    What's *your* next step?

    What's *your* next step?

    Today we're talking about how to identify what *your* next step is, based on your individual goal and where you're currently at. SPOILER ALERT: This isn't always the most FUN step, but it's just as necessary! We go through two of the biggest writing...

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Alfooster 1999 ,

I’m not a writer, but love people and people who wrote about people!!

Such a great podcast!! Colleen and Nikki will make you laugh while dishing out tips and tricks to writing great stories along the way!

june.bug.4 ,

Love!

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast and can’t wait for the next episode! Nikki and Colleen cover a variety of topics and it’s so interesting to hear each of their perspectives on writing and productivity!

Hooray with a J ,

Did we just become best friends!?

Nikki and Colleen are such a wealth of knowledge. They balance the delicate line of creating valuable content while entertaining us with their fun personalities! I feel like I’m hanging out with my girlfriends while listening to this podcast... in short, if you’re writing a novel and need advice- this is for you.

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