52 episodes

Join host H. Dair Brown as she dives into writing productivity topics that can help you more effectively channel your enthusiasm and talent and make the most of the writing time you do have. Lots of approaches, techniques, hacks, resources, tools, and interviews with both fellow rookies and experts on time management, creativity, organization, and publishing. Come by and see if we can move you toward your writing dreams a little faster and a little easier! Visit https://therookiewriter.net for more resources and episodes or https://www.patreon.com/therookiewritershow to support the show! New episodes every Thursday.

The Rookie Writer Show H. Dair Brown, The Rookie Writer Show Host

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Join host H. Dair Brown as she dives into writing productivity topics that can help you more effectively channel your enthusiasm and talent and make the most of the writing time you do have. Lots of approaches, techniques, hacks, resources, tools, and interviews with both fellow rookies and experts on time management, creativity, organization, and publishing. Come by and see if we can move you toward your writing dreams a little faster and a little easier! Visit https://therookiewriter.net for more resources and episodes or https://www.patreon.com/therookiewritershow to support the show! New episodes every Thursday.

    The Rookie Writer Show (Review): The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

    The Rookie Writer Show (Review): The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman

    Welcome to Season 2 of The Rookie Writer Show! Every week, I'll share three concepts (and a hack) from a writing book or class focusing on either mindset, craft, business, productivity, or self-care for writers. Check show notes for helpful links! To suggest a book or class, reach out to me by email at therookiewritershow [at] gmail.com.

    • 10 min
    The Rookie Writer Show | Meta, Meta On the Wall

    The Rookie Writer Show | Meta, Meta On the Wall

    Thank you to everyone who joined me on The Rookie Writer Show! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share this with you guys these last two seasons. Sadly, it's the final buzzer for our little podcast adventure. Come find me on www.HDairBrown.com and/or www.UnsettlingReads.com for updates on my new writing adventures. And I'll do my best to find a long-term home for the back episodes of The Rookie Writer Show. Wherever it turns out to be www.TheRookieWriter.net should point you there. Find me on Twitter or Instagram (@dairlirious on both) to say hi and let me know how your writing is going! Until then...Happy Writing, People!!

    • 3 min
    The Rookie Writer Show | Outline, Outline, Outline

    The Rookie Writer Show | Outline, Outline, Outline

    SEASON 3 of The Rookie Writer Show will be a "behind the scenes" look at my writing journey from concept to published book, with lots of short stories and other projects sprinkled in for good measure. Let's see how everything we've been learning gets put to good use!

    • 22 min
    The Rookie Writer Show | Get Meta with Your Writing Life!

    The Rookie Writer Show | Get Meta with Your Writing Life!

    Season 3 of The Rookie Writer Show will be a “behind the scenes” look at my writing journey from concept to published book, with lots of short stories and other projects sprinkled in for good measure. Let’s see how everything we’ve been learning gets put to good use!

    • 16 min
    The Rookie Writer Show | Mapping Out Your Writing Journey

    The Rookie Writer Show | Mapping Out Your Writing Journey

    Season 3 of The Rookie Writer Show will be a “behind the scenes” look at my writing journey from concept to published book, with lots of short stories and other projects sprinkled in for good measure. Let’s see how everything we’ve been learning gets put to good use!















    First order of business: I realized this week that Thursday shows no longer make any sense with our new format! From now on, shows will drop on Mondays. I’ll be able to offer a fuller picture of what I did in a given week if I wait until the week is actually finished. LOL







    (Sidenote: I considered posting shows on Sundays, when I try to do my planning for the week, but I want that day to remain relatively deadline-free and flexible, so Monday it is!)















    A quick check-in from last week. Were you able to set your course and check the oil and tires, so to speak:







    * Check in with your goals?* Take some fresh eyes to your writing and other systems to see if there’s anything you can make easier on yourself and/or to create more writing time or space?* Reach out to other writers to start assembling your community?* Corral your writing materials?







    Here’s what I did to work toward my goals this week:







    Writing Goals







    Write and Release Book 1 in a New Series







    * I collected all my materials related to the book series together in one place and started going through them again. * I already knew the basic type of story/genre I’m aiming for, so I didn’t really do any new work there. I’ll keep on the lookout for similar books and even movies in this genre. These (especially recent books) that are similar to your own are called “comps.” I finished reading a comp (The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons), and I’ll keep doing so. I’m still deciding between a couple of titles to read next. I’ll let you know next week! * I decided on general structure and started an actual outline for book one. I’m also dropping in general notes on structure and character for books 2 and 3 in the series.* I’ve finally decided that just about everything will go in my Evernote app (research, story ideas, etc.) or Trello (tasks, submission opportunities, etc.). This has been a gamechanger!* I finished the writing system half of Elana Johnson’s excellent book. Totally recommend! * I’m hoping to finish my outline for Book 1 this week so I can get crackalackin’ on my goal of 3 pages per day schedule for that book!























    The Bradbury Challenge: Write a new short story every week.







    * I spent a few hours going through Duotrope, New Pages, and The Writer magazine listings to map out places and opportunities for me to sub...

    • 14 min
    The Rookie Writer Show | New Year, New Season, New Format

    The Rookie Writer Show | New Year, New Season, New Format

    Welcome to Season 3 of The Rookie Writer Show! This season we're putting all we've learned to good use! Come along with me as I go through the WHOLE writing, publication, and marketing process -- from initial book idea to publication and promotion. Every week, I'll share my honest progress (my ups AND downs), along with any helpful tools or concepts that helped me actually get my work done. Come see how the things we learned about in Season 2 (relating to mindset, craft, business, productivity, and/or self-care) fare when they're roadtested. Check show notes for helpful links! Reach out to me by email at therookiewritershow [at] gmail.com. Would love to hear from you about YOUR writing journey! Happy writing, people! -Dair

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

SnoozeJunkie ,

This podcast is life-changing for brand new writers!

I recently met H. Dair Brown at a free NaNoWriMo pre course she is teaching at our local library. After a VERY helpful first class, I meandered over to her website to check it out. I was delighted to find such a treasure trove of information! In a span of just 3 days, I listened to all 23 episodes of her podcast and OMG, I have learned SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!! I can’t believe how quickly Dair helped me get crystal CLEAR on my writing goals and processes. I now have a detailed PLAN for beginning and for achieving my writing goals.

Karl7777 ,

Exactly what this writer needs

I binged on the first 7 episodes and will listen to the future shows as they come up. I found the show to offer just the right mix of technical resources, tips and tricks, and just good old-fashioned encouragement. I’m all in.

misslion7 ,

Believe in yourself!!

H. Dair Brown makes you feel like no matter where you are in your writing you are right where you should be!! She’s easy to listen to and very encouraging. After listening to her debut podcast, I could wait for the next one. And her teaser at the end has me on the edge of my writing chair chomping at the bit for episode #3.

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