67 episodes

Are you ready to take the next step in your writing life? Whether you’re a beginner stumped about what to do first or an experienced writer who’s ready for new growth, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at The Writerly Life, brought to you by hope*writers, the most encouraging place on the internet for writers to make progress.

Each episode of The Writerly Life offers you practical tips and interviews with publishing pros to help you skip the long learning curve and put you ahead of the game. The Writerly Life is all about balancing the art of writing with the business of publishing so that you can hustle without losing heart. Listen in and be inspired to keep putting your pen to the page. We’ll help you find clarity to take the next step in your writing journey.

You have words, and your words matter. Let’s get them out into the world!

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 143 Ratings

Are you ready to take the next step in your writing life? Whether you’re a beginner stumped about what to do first or an experienced writer who’s ready for new growth, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at The Writerly Life, brought to you by hope*writers, the most encouraging place on the internet for writers to make progress.

Each episode of The Writerly Life offers you practical tips and interviews with publishing pros to help you skip the long learning curve and put you ahead of the game. The Writerly Life is all about balancing the art of writing with the business of publishing so that you can hustle without losing heart. Listen in and be inspired to keep putting your pen to the page. We’ll help you find clarity to take the next step in your writing journey.

You have words, and your words matter. Let’s get them out into the world!

    How To Market Your Work

    How To Market Your Work

    When done well, marketing is less about self-promotion and more about serving your reader.

    Are you ready to market your work? Want to get the inside scoop on the strategies you need to get your words out into the world? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll gives you a sneak peek into the world of book marketing with special guest, marketing director Alicia Kasen. Learn what you need to get your words in front of readers and how to build a team that will cheer your writing on.

    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers.

    Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll

    Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson

    Music by Karla Colahan

    • 15 min
    How to Publish a Book

    How to Publish a Book

    Discover eight steps to take your writing from an idea to a published book. Do you want to move your writing from drafts on your computer to a published book on the shelf? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll demystifies the path to publication with wisdom from editor Al Hsu and literary agent Alex Field. Learn the basics of book publishing right here, and start plotting your course toward holding your book in your hands. The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan

    • 15 min
    How To Start a Podcast

    How To Start a Podcast

    Are you a writer who wants to learn to podcast but you don’t know where to start? 
    In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites you to expand the reach of your message by considering starting a podcast. Special guest, podcast producer and coach, Alana Dawson shares her six-step process for turning a blog post into an episode, and Clarissa talks about the three things you’ll want to consider before you hit the record button. Listen for practical, actionable tips you can use right away.
    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers.
    Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll
    Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson
    Music by Karla Colahan

    • 16 min
    How Do I Become a Speaker?

    How Do I Become a Speaker?

    Have people in your life told you they’d love to hear you speak? Do you write and discover you have an inkling to say those words out loud? Maybe it’s time to add speaking to your writing life.
    In this episode, host Clarissa Moll delivers practical advice on how to integrate speaking with your writing. Special guest, author and speaker, Chrystal Evans Hurst offers her solid-gold method for developing a talk and gives expert advice on how to determine whether a speaking event is right for you. If you’ve wanted to expand your skill set to include being a speaker,  this is the episode for you!
    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers.
    Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll
    Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson
    Music by Karla Colahan

    • 15 min
    Fall into a Writing Routine

    Fall into a Writing Routine

    The change of seasons can mean new shifts to our writing routines. Whether you’ve got more time to write this fall or less, you may need to adjust your life to make space for writing. The arrival of fall can bring renewed creativity and focus!
    In this bonus episode, host Clarissa Moll shares how small tweaks to your writing routine can offer up big payoff as you step into autumn. Listen for three ways you can adapt to the change of any season, and find out how to make the most of your time as you craft your hope-filled words. Special guest Sally Clarkson gets to the heart of what writers need in seasons of change and overwhelm and shares her heart how you can thrive in your writing life.
    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers.
    Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll
    Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson
    Music by Karla Colahan

    • 13 min
    Who Is In My Corner?

    Who Is In My Corner?

    Are you tired of going it alone in your writing life? Do you want to link arms with other writers, but you’re not sure how? Have you struggled with the impulse to compete with others who do similar work? It’s time to think about how collaboration could work for you!
     
    In this episode, host Clarissa Moll looks at what it means to release competitive instincts and embrace collaboration in our writing lives. She shares three ways you can build your team and champion others’ success. Special guest Dorina Gilmore-Young shares how collaboration has caused her writing to flourish and where she’s found support, encouragement and inspiration to create a writing life that lasts. 
     
    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers.
    Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll
    Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson
    Music by Karla Colahan

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The hosts of the HopeWriters podcast highlight all aspects of a writer’s experience and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

jenflo76 ,

Appreciate, but help!

The content is great. The host does a GREAT job managing the content, but I find myself distracted by the sugary sweet syrup of the host. I find it hard to focus on the content because I just want to ask her to calm down. I think she can do a FABULOUS job. Maybe just turn it down a couple of notches.

jelleinad ,

Amazing podcast for all writers!!!

I love this podcast! The variety of topics keeps my interest and everyone offers such great advice to writers of all kinds. Thank you for making this podcast!

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