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Join writers Lia Mack and Leslie Rhodes at The Writer's Retreat! Listen in as they they deep dive - and sometimes veer off course - discussing the craft of writing, their own writing journeys, talking with other writers and much more!

The Writer's Retreat Lia Mack & Leslie Rhodes

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Join writers Lia Mack and Leslie Rhodes at The Writer's Retreat! Listen in as they they deep dive - and sometimes veer off course - discussing the craft of writing, their own writing journeys, talking with other writers and much more!

    008 - Sexy Spreadsheets, Querying Agents and How to Find Time to Write with fellow writer Andrea Green Burton

    008 - Sexy Spreadsheets, Querying Agents and How to Find Time to Write with fellow writer Andrea Green Burton

    Joined with guest writer Andrea Green Burton, Leslie and Lia discuss everything from planning your writing project to querying your finished manuscript. Oh, and just in case you have a job, a family, many, many responsibilities and are busy with life, how to FIND THE TIME to write.

    To Join our WRITING GROUP on Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/writersretreat_podcast

    To check out the show notes, visit www.TheWritersRetretPodcast.com

    To learn more about our guest writer, visit www.AndreaGreenBurton.com

    • 59 min
    007 - NaNoWriMo, here we come!

    007 - NaNoWriMo, here we come!

    Whether your a Panster or a Planner, or something inbetween, let's get ready to NaNoWriMo! Join our hosts in the new Writer's Retreat WRITING GROUP to help you gear up for November's National Novel Writing Month. And bring a writing buddy or two. It's about to get real! 

    • 42 min
    006 - What Happens at a Writer's Retreat... STAYS at a Writer's Retreat!

    006 - What Happens at a Writer's Retreat... STAYS at a Writer's Retreat!

    You just never know what you'll learn from attending a Writer's Retreat. And that's why we invited bestseller and international guest author Carolyn R. Parsons to tell us all about her most recent retreat experience!

    • 42 min
    005 - Sexism & Avoiding the Male Gaze

    005 - Sexism & Avoiding the Male Gaze

    What does it take to write female characters while avoiding the male gaze? What is a male gaze anyway? Join writers Lia Mack and Leslie Rhodes as they welcome Cyberpunk guest author Corey Ostman who explains it all. Oh, and drinking games of course. Join Us!

    • 48 min
    004 - Writing & Mental Health Healing

    004 - Writing & Mental Health Healing

    "The act of thinking about an experience, as well as expressing emotions, seems to be important. In this way, writing helps people to organize thoughts and give meaning to a traumatic experience. Or the process of writing may enable them to learn to better regulate their emotions. It's also possible that writing about something fosters an intellectual process — the act of constructing a story about a traumatic event — that helps someone break free of the endless mental cycling more typical of brooding or rumination. Finally, when people open up privately about a traumatic event, they are more likely to talk with others about it — suggesting that writing leads indirectly to reaching out for social support that can aid healing." (Harvard, 2011) https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/expressive-writing-for-mental-health

    • 41 min
    003 - Character Development, Dr. Strange and then some...

    003 - Character Development, Dr. Strange and then some...

    Have you ever wondered how writer's create such realistic characters? Do you know the importance of a side-kick? Do you like homework?! Join writer's Leslie Rhodes and Lia Mack as they chat about character development and rediscover the answers for themselves.

    • 40 min

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