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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!

The Writerly Life hope*writers

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 149 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!

    Savvy Marketing for Writers

    Savvy Marketing for Writers

    Share your writing to communicate your values and message to your reader.

    Does the idea of promoting your work make you feel awkward? When you think about marketing, do you worry you’ll come across as too salesy? In this bonus episode, host Clarissa Moll helps you determine how to market your work in ways that are authentic to your message and your personality. Special guest, marketing strategist Mike Kim breaks down social media marketing and shares the features of a well-designed personal brand.

    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

    • 19 min
    PR for Beginning Writers

    PR for Beginning Writers

    You don’t need to be a pro to get your words out into the world.

    If you want to serve your readers, you need to tell them about your work — especially if you’ve just written a book! You’ve worked hard on the words you’ve written, and you want to share them with others. In this bonus episode, host Clarissa Moll shows you how you can promote your work and elevate your message in a way that feels genuine to who you are. Special guest, public relations strategist Robin Barrett also offers practical ideas for how to get your work in front of your audience.

    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
    The Liberating Power of Storytelling

    The Liberating Power of Storytelling

    You have stories inside of you, waiting to be told.

    What do you do when your everyday life is mostly dusting and dishes, not writing? Where can you find compelling content in your day job at the office, in the classroom, or at home with your kids? Regardless of where you spend your 9-to-5, your writing life grows as you approach your days with curiosity and a commitment to tell the stories that surround you. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll discusses how to create attainable writing goals and find meaningful stories in everyday moments. Special guest, author Shannan Martin talks about how curiosity and commitment can help you build 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

    • 21 min
    Design a Writing Game Plan

    Design a Writing Game Plan

    Go the distance with writing friends and a regular routine.

    Cut through the noise and find a writing routine that works for you. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll guides you toward developing a writing game plan that will work in any season of life. Special guest, writing coach and podcaster Ann Kroeker talks about developing confidence, writing regularly, and finding helpful feedback. Learn how writing prompts can help you infuse your work with new ideas and direction.

    Download free writing prompts for the month of April here!

    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

    • 18 min
    Let Your Art Imitate Life

    Let Your Art Imitate Life

    Discover how to find inspiration in your everyday life

    You don’t need to head to a cabin in the woods to gain inspiration. You can find it on a starry night in your own backyard. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll shares three tips for finding poetry in the words you’ve already written. Special guest, poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols inspires us to tap into ordinary moments and see the poetry within them.

    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
    Writing Children’s Books

    Writing Children’s Books

    A good children’s book always shows instead of tells.

    Children are some of the most enthusiastic readers of all! Kids love getting lost in imaginative stories and stepping into other worlds through eye-catching illustrations. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites you to explore the realm of children’s book publishing with special guest, illustrator Yuko Jones. Find out what it takes to write and illustrate a children’s book and how to get your message across without sounding preachy.

    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

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 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!

parvapons ,

So glad to discover this!

I found you on Instagram, and can’t wait to start listening! I’ve been writing since I was a little kid, and have committed to move towards publishing some things, but I’ve been so daunted! Hoping this will help!

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.

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