25 episodes

How do I write when I don't have time? What about my self-doubt? Is procrastination normal? Am I the only writer who can't seem to get anything done? These are just some of the big questions that writer and coach, Sadie Chelsea, digs into on the Pick Up The Pen Podcast.

In addition to mini masterclasses, step-by-step guides, and top-ranked writer interviews, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for writing, being a writer, and improving your writing world. This is a podcast by writers for writers - so, listen in & let's get you writing!

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How do I write when I don't have time? What about my self-doubt? Is procrastination normal? Am I the only writer who can't seem to get anything done? These are just some of the big questions that writer and coach, Sadie Chelsea, digs into on the Pick Up The Pen Podcast.

In addition to mini masterclasses, step-by-step guides, and top-ranked writer interviews, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action on the most important strategies for writing, being a writer, and improving your writing world. This is a podcast by writers for writers - so, listen in & let's get you writing!

    Ep. 25: Writing Your Life's Work with Jameson Ketchum

    Ep. 25: Writing Your Life's Work with Jameson Ketchum

    Author, music journalist, and podcaster Jameson Ketchum speaks on how various forms of art and creativity can intertwine with your writing. He also shares with us how writing can start from strange places, blending different art forms into your writing, ways to expand your creativity, the more modern way to getting published, strategies for marketing your self, and more. 

    If you'd like to hear more from Jameson you can do so by listening to the Godspeed Podcast, where he interviews top musicians, authors, and comics from all over the world. You can also check out his book Namedropping, and even get a free photography and art companion to the book by following Jameson on instagram at namedroppingbook. 

    Be sure to also follow the Pick Up The Pen Podcast on whatever platform you like to listen to podcasts. Until next time fellow writers, keep on writing on.

    • 17 min
    Ep. 24: Writing While Parenting with Lorna Rose

    Ep. 24: Writing While Parenting with Lorna Rose

    Mother and ex-businesswoman turned writer, Lorna Rose shares with us what it means to live authentically, how to claim your right to write, how to overcome the hurdles of writing as a parent, how to write small about big things, the importance of owning your title and journey, healing from past trauma, and so much more! 

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    If you'd like to connect with Lorna Rose you can do so by visiting lornarose.com 

    For the next episode, we'll be talking with Mike DeLucia, who makes his second appearance on the podcast to share with us the behind-the-scenes details on what's happened since signing a movie deal for his book Madness. Set your notifications to ON so you can follow the Pick Up The Pen Podcast on whichever platform you use to listen to audio, and tune into the episode. If you'd like to connect with the writing community you can do so on Twitter by using hashtag #writingcommunity and #pickupthepen. You can also dive into writer resources by visiting thehonestwriter.org - Until next time fellow writers, happy writing and keep on writing on!

    • 21 min
    Ep. 23: How to Set and Achieve SMART Goals with Kelly Reynolds

    Ep. 23: How to Set and Achieve SMART Goals with Kelly Reynolds

    Screenwriter and "Boobies & Noobies" podcast host, Kelly Reynolds shares with us her SMART goals method, which will allow you to set achievable goals, making your writing journey or career progress even faster and in a more efficient and productive way. Make sure to stay until the end of the episode to claim your FREE "SMART Goals Guide and Workbook." Kelly will also share with us:


    how to make your goals suitable for you, 
    how to achieve writer success, 
    what success really means for writers, 
    overcoming comparison anxiety, 
    what to do when you're overwhelmed, 
    a new way to think about goal setting, 
    how to actually get things done in the day, the week, and years to come, 
    the truth about busy work, 
    and more!

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    If you'd like to connect with Kelly you can do so on Twitter @boobiespodcast, and take a listen to her show at boobiesandnoobies.com. To claim your FREE "SMART Goals Guide and Workbook," visit https://thehonestwriter.org/23.

    For next week's episode, we'll be talking with Paul Hoffman, who shares with us the behind-the-scenes of running a publishing company. Set your notifications to on so you can follow the Pick Up The Pen Podcast on whichever platform you use to listen to audio, and tune into next week's episode. If you'd like to connect with the writing community you can do so on Twitter by using hashtag #writingcommunity and #pickupthepen. Until next time fellow writers, make your goals smart, and keep on writing on.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 22: How to Make Your Writing Timeless with Mark Rosendorf

    Ep. 22: How to Make Your Writing Timeless with Mark Rosendorf

    Young adult author, Mark Rosendarf shares with us his Back to The Future Rules, where we'll learn how to keep our stories and books timeless so they stay fresh and current from one generation to the next, keeping readers wanting your writing no matter how much time passes. Plus, we'll cover:


    basic rules for timeless writing,
    how to decide which audience to write for, 
    the number one place you need to be as a writer, 
    how the changes in technology affect you as a writer,
    what publishers look for now,
    what to look for when choosing a publisher,
    how to select the audience you write for,
    what to keep in mind when switching genres,
    new perspectives with character development,
    and more!

    Stay to the end of this episode to get your FREE "Back to the Future Rules: A Guide to Making Your Writing Timeless."

    • 24 min
    Ep. 21: How to Make Yourself Unf*ckwithable with Lindsay Manfredi

    Ep. 21: How to Make Yourself Unf*ckwithable with Lindsay Manfredi

    Author and musician Lindsay Manfredi, the bass player for the rock band Cold, just came out with her debut self-help book, Unf*ckwithable: A Guide to Inspired Badassery, and she's ready to help you become unf*ckwithable too! In this episode, Lindsay shares with us what it means to empower yourself and use your voice as a tool for good. Plus:


    how to overcome the pushback and criticism of others,
    how to overcome self-doubt and find your voice,
    how to reach your goals,
    how to overcome childhood trauma,
    how to push through the fear of being honest with yourself, with others, and in your writing,
    how you can change the world right from your own back yard,
    the most important thing you can do for yourself,
    what's it like to focus on a different career while writing a book,
    where to find light during COVID-19,
    what to do when your original plans change,
    what does failing really mean,
    what the whole point of life is,
    and so much more!



    If you'd like to get in touch with Lindsay, well, she's made a pretty big name for herself, so you can google her under Lindsay Manfredi, the bassist for cold. And check out her new book Unf*ckwithable: A Guide to Inspired Badassery. While you're at it, why not listen to some of her band's songs too? 

    Now for next week, we'll be talking with writer, Mark Rosendarf where he shares with us how to keep your stories and books timeless so they can stand the test of time and be popular from one generation to the next and the next and the next. Tune in for that next Thursday.

    If you liked this episode, be sure to follow, like, and subscribe on wherever you listen to podcasts. And please take a moment to leave a review, as it helps other writers find this podcast as well. If you want to connect with thousands of more writers, you can do so on Twitter by using #WritingCommunity. Thanks for tuning in. I'm Sadie Chelsea, and this is the Pick Up The Pen Podcast. To my fellow writers, happy writing and keep on writing on!

    • 21 min
    Ep. 20: Simple 1-Minute Practices that Keep Your Writer Brain Sharp with Liz Baker

    Ep. 20: Simple 1-Minute Practices that Keep Your Writer Brain Sharp with Liz Baker

    Liz Baker from Real Talk Redhead gets real with us in this episode as she breaks down what it means to be human, have thoughts and feelings, and strengthen your connection as a creative and a general being of this world. She'll also give us one powerful activity to do and three 1-minute mind workouts for your writer brain to get fit, become balanced, stay healthy, happy, focused, flowing with extra creative juices, and all the other awesome sauce things! Plus, listen through to the end to find out how you can get a $70 brain balancing tool for free.

    • 18 min

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Sadie’s podcast is not only honest, but helpful. We as writers can be so hard on ourselves, but she coaches others to get out of there own way. She helps in cutting through all the self doubt. Writers are further encouraged to fight for their dreams and say with pride, “I’m a writer!”

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