205 episodes

Two chatty authors connecting writers together one question at a time by asking all the ”write” questions.

The Merry Writer Podcast Ari & Rachel

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Two chatty authors connecting writers together one question at a time by asking all the ”write” questions.

    How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer? | Ep. 204 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer? | Ep. 204 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    When was the last time you went to your library? If it's been a couple of months, go ahead and plan a trip there. Libraries are useful for everyone for a number of reasons, but writers can get a lot out of it. This week, Ari and Rachel discuss how writers can use their local libraries.
    In this episode, we cover:
    The library environment
    Events from the library
    Research
    Writing routine
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    We are accepting guest applications for The Merry Writer Podcast! If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. Once you've read everything, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page if you feel you could be a good fit.
    Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. Applications are still open, but we may take a while to get back to you.
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
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    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of http://www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 19 min
    How Important Is Reading For Pleasure? | Ep. 203 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    How Important Is Reading For Pleasure? | Ep. 203 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    Let's throw in a quick disclaimer - we are not talking about THAT kind of pleasure - this episode topic is NOT about reading erotica. So get your mind out of the gutter! :p
    In today's show, we are talking about reading for fun and touch on why some readers may not be doing that as much as well as why it's important to take the time to read just for the pleasure of it.  Not sure what we're talking about? No problem, just give it a listen :)
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. If you still feel like you’re a good fit for the show after reading the FAQs, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page.
    Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. The form is still open for 2025, but we may take a while to get back to you. Please know we have your application on file. Thank you for your patience.
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
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    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 21 min
    What Are The Benefits To Writing In Multiple Genres? | Ep. 202 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    What Are The Benefits To Writing In Multiple Genres? | Ep. 202 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    Have you ever wanted to dabble in different genres but have always been told to stick to one? Sometimes, you need to branch out and do what makes you happy. This week, Ari and Rachel are joined by Chyina Powell to discuss why writing in multiple genres is a great idea.
    In this episode, we cover:
    The benefits for writers
    The benefits for readers
    Thoughts on pen names
    Thoughts on author branding
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
    ABOUT CHYINA POWELL
    Chyina Powell is a multi-genre author as well as a freelance editor at Powell Editorial as well as the founder of the nonprofit organization, The Women of Color Writers' Circle which offers a safe space for women of color to hone their craft.
    In her free time, she can be found reading speculative fiction, drinking tea or working on her own manuscripts. She also enjoys crafting bookish gifts from time to time!
    Website | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    We are accepting guest applications for The Merry Writer Podcast! If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. Once you've read everything, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page if you feel you could be a good fit.
    Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. Applications are still open, but we may take a while to get back to you.
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Patreon
    If you want to support our show and show our little podcast extra love, you can do by becoming a patron. Consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!
    Share
    If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.
    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of http://www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 55 min
    Do You Need An Editing Checklist? | Ep.201 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    Do You Need An Editing Checklist? | Ep.201 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    In today's episode, we are digging into the idea of using Editing Checklists to make editing your manuscript a little more efficient!
    In this episode, we cover:
    Names
    Repeating Words
    Dialogue Tags
    POV
    Chapters
    Character Balance
    Senses
    Inconsistencies
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
    Resources
    Wordcounter.net
    WordHippo.com
    K.M. Allan's Writing Checklists
     
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. Once you've read everything, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page if you feel you could be a good fit.
    Due to high interest, we are almost full for 2024 guests. You can still fill in an application for 2025, however, it might be a while before we get back to you. Please be patient.
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Patreon
    If you want to support our show and show our little podcast extra love, you can do so by becoming a patron. Consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snapping up some goodies for as little as $2 a month!
    Share
    If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.
     
    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of http://www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 28 min
    Answering Rapid Fire Questions | Ep. 200 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    Answering Rapid Fire Questions | Ep. 200 | The Merry Writer Podcast

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    Yay for 200 episodes! Thank you so much for always listening and supporting the podcast for 200 episodes. We truly appreciate it.
    This week, Ari and Rachel answer rapid fire questions (not so rapidly) about reading and writing.
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    We are accepting guest applications for The Merry Writer Podcast! If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. Once you've read everything, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page if you feel you could be a good fit.
    Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. Applications are still open, but we may take a while to get back to you.
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Patreon
    If you want to support our show and show our little podcast extra love, you can do by becoming a patron. Consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!
    Share
    If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.
    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of http://www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 39 min
    Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel? | Ep. 199 | The Merry Writer

    Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel? | Ep. 199 | The Merry Writer

    EPISODE SHOW NOTES
    What are your thoughts on dialogue? Can a novel have too much? That is today's topic Rachel and I discuss. 
    In this episode, we cover:
    Our thoughts on too much dialogue
    How to achieve more of a balance in your writing
    As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.
     
    WANT TO BE A GUEST ON THE SHOW?
    If you would like to be considered, please take the time to read our FAQs Page. Once you've read everything, please fill in the Google Form linked on that page if you feel you could be a good fit.
    Due to high interest, we may take a while to get back to you.
     
    SUPPORT THE PODCAST
    Patreon
    If you want to support our show and show our little podcast extra love, you can do so by becoming a patron. Consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snapping up some goodies for as little as $2 a month!
    Share
    If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show.
     
    CREDITS
    Hosts
    Ari Meghlen & Rachel Poli
    Music
    Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of http://www.incompetech.com | Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
    Special Thanks
    Our patrons, Kristen Poli & Plottr

    • 25 min

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