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Let's amp up our writing! On the Pencils&Lipstick podcast Kat talks to authors, editors and other professionals in the writing and publishing field to learn more about the craft of writing. If you're a writer or just love listening to author interviews about writing, Pencils&Lipstick is about to be your newest favorite podcast.

Pencils&Lipstick podcast Kat Caldwell

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    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

Let's amp up our writing! On the Pencils&Lipstick podcast Kat talks to authors, editors and other professionals in the writing and publishing field to learn more about the craft of writing. If you're a writer or just love listening to author interviews about writing, Pencils&Lipstick is about to be your newest favorite podcast.

    Be a Better Writer with a Book Coach

    Be a Better Writer with a Book Coach

    Stephen Woodfin is an author and book coach. After studying theology and working as a lawyer, he finally took hold of what he really wanted to do: writing fiction. From the beginning he worked with a book coach, which worked so much in his favor that he decided to become one himself. 
    Find out more about Stephen Woodfin at his website: www.woodfinbookcoaching.com
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Rest = More Productive

    Rest = More Productive

    This week it's just me talking about how taking a rest can help you become more productive. I've made a few mistakes in the last week and had some stressers that brought me to a point of realization: I needed rest. If you're looking for a way to rest, rejuvinate and refuel your brain and creativity, this is the episode for you!
    This show is value for value. Ifyou receive value from this episode, consider sharing it, reviewing it or supporting the show at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
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    • 45 min
    Continuing the Series with Madeleine Mozley

    Continuing the Series with Madeleine Mozley

    Today my guest is Madeleine Mozley, mother, freelance editor AND author of dystopian sic-fi. Despite being incredibly busy, she is coming out with her second book this month, Blood for Blood. We talk about the pressure of writing quickly in the Indie Author world, science fiction and much more.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Meet Marlowe with Alessandra Torre

    Meet Marlowe with Alessandra Torre

    Marlowe is a beta reader, developmental editor, and copy editor rolled into one smart, fiction-savvy bot. Created by Matthew Jockers, Ph.D., co-author of The Bestseller Code, Marlowe has just been updated with the latest developments in A.I. technology. Her 32-page full-color reports are available in less than 15 minutes and give an unvarnished critique of your novel to strengthen your book’s pacing, story beats, writing and more. And now you’ll receive comps, comparing your manuscript to four or more bestselling novels.
    Today Alessandra Torre walks us through all the wonderful things Marlowe can do for you. Find out more here: https://authors.ai
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    • 46 min
    Final Flight with James Blatch

    Final Flight with James Blatch

    James Blatch is a former defense journalist turned novelist, with a few twists and turns in between. He also runs SPF (SPF as in Self-Publishing Formula...not the stuff that keeps my skin from burning) with Mark Dawson where they produce the Self-Publishing Show podcast, many renowned indie author courses and more. 
    Jame wrote his first book Final Flight in 2021 and came out with his second this June 2022.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Updates, News and too Many Themes

    Updates, News and too Many Themes

    Get an update from me and my thoughts on why adding too many themes, characters or ideas into one story doesn't work.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

1extraordinarywoman ,

Inspiring

I first saw cat on the Emma Dhesi interview. I like her honest approach to writing. Her ideas are so helpful.

SJake057 ,

Helpful!

Such a helpful podcast. Kat is a create creative guide. 😁

Kathy Rupff ,

Creative feast!

I heard Kat speak on Mike Brennan’s “Creative Chats” podcast (awesome!) and really liked her. So glad I came over to her podcast, too… Loving it!!! So much interesting and fun information. Thank you!!