100 episodes

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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

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.

    Book Marketing with AuthorsXP with Amy Vansant

    Book Marketing with AuthorsXP with Amy Vansant

    Amy Vansant started AuthorsXP.com, a website dedicated to helping authors promote their books and build their audience. Authors can find newsletter buidlers, giveways, facebook ad help, reviews, beta readers and more at AuthorsXP.com. 
    Today Amy tells us how she started it, how the site has grown and what new items are coming for indie authors.
    If you haven't tried it, you should! 
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://pencilsandlipstick.com/support-the-show
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription for this episode here.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    NoTimeWriter with Daria White

    NoTimeWriter with Daria White

    Daria White is a writer of sweet romance, christian ficiton and cozy mysteries. With over ten novels she knows what it takes, and doesn't take, to get that book written. Which is why she started the group NoTimeWriter Mentorship program to give writers the support and encrouagement they need to write and finish their book!
    Find out more about Daria and her courses, podcast and NoTimeWriter mentorship here. 
    Wnat to become a book coach? Check out Author Accelerator here.
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription here.

    • 56 min
    Use Plottr to Outline Your Book

    Use Plottr to Outline Your Book

    You know I've struggled with outlining my novels, so when Plottr offered to come on Pencils&Lipstick and talk me through their software, of course I said, "Yes!"
    This week Troy talks all things outlinging, plotting, and even editing using Plottr. He's sold on the product and has been their teaching guy for a few years now so he knows what he's talking about. If you're struggling with outlinging your book, take a listen and see if Troy can convert you. I used it as a back outlining input and I have to say, I liked it. It showed a chapter hole, just like Troy talks about in the interview. Try out Plottr for free for 14 days! (These links to Plottr are my affiliate links)
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription for this episode here.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    WriteItScared with Stacy Frazer

    WriteItScared with Stacy Frazer

    Today I talk with Stacy Frazer, a fellow Author Accelerator Book Coach, about the key things a writer needs in their manuscript, about her webinar and much more!
    Stacy Frazer is a formerly repressed creative soul turned speculative fiction writer, YA fantasy author, Author Accelerator certified book coach, and the founder of Write It Scared. 
    Her mission is to help fiction writers let go of the self-doubt spiral and find clarity and confidence in their stories so they can finish their books. 
    Stacy firmly believes that the only creative license required to write a novel is one's lived experience and that you can learn all the tools to craft a book that makes you proud!
    When not writing, reading, or working with writers, you can find Stacy hanging with her daughter or on the trail with her big goofy labrador, Gus Gus. 
    To connect with Stacy, please visit her website: www.writeitscared.co. You can also email her at Stacy@writeitscared.co or follow her on Instagram @WriteitScared.
    Find the Time Management Blueprint here.
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription for this episode here.
     

    • 49 min
    Checklist to Edit Your Scenes

    Checklist to Edit Your Scenes

    They say to delete your darlings, but how do you know what is a darling? How can you decided which scenes to keep and which scenes to delete?
    In this show we'll go through simpel ways to look at the scene and decide is it's a keeper or it needs to be tossed. You can get the worksheet here.
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription for this episode here.

    • 37 min
    Screenwriting, short stories and being a writer with Rachael Biggs

    Screenwriting, short stories and being a writer with Rachael Biggs

    Rachael Biggs is an author, screenwriter, copywriter and journalist. She studied creative writing at UBC, UCLA, and with masters of the craft Syd Field and Robert McKee. In 2016 she earned a screenwriting diploma from Vancouver Film School with a focus on television. 
    Her memoir Yearning for Nothings and Nobodies debuted to critical acclaim and was adapted for the screen as Behind the Eight Ball.
    She is a frequent contributor to print and on-line publications and her short fiction appears regularly in literary magazines including Door is a Jar, Angel City Review and Charge Magazine. 
    She divides her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles. 
    And I Was Like November is available for pre-sale now, and pubs January 31, 2023.
    Kindlepreneur blog Words to Avoid in Writing blog post. https://kindlepreneur.com/words-to-avoid-in-writing/
     
    Want to support the show?
    Go here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PencilsLipstick
    Looking for tips on writing, publishing, and storytelling? Join my writers' newsletter! https://www.subscribepage.com/katcaldwellnewsletter
    Want more information on my books, author swaps, short stories and what I’m reading? Sign up for my readers' newsletter.
    Find the transcription for this episode here.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 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!!

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
Beanstack
NPR
Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

You Might Also Like

Sara Rosett and Jami Albright
Rachael Herron
Abigail K. Perry
Joanna Penn
Savannah Gilbo
Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra