155 episodes

Welcome to the Thriving Authors Podcast, where we delve into all aspects of what it takes to get your dream book out of your heart, onto the page and into the world, connecting with a wide audience of readers. On this podcast, you will find behind-the-scenes lessons from my own book-writing and publishing journey, interviews with successful published authors, and tips and advice you can start using today to move you forward in your writing life.
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Thriving Authors Podcast Dallas Woodburn

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Welcome to the Thriving Authors Podcast, where we delve into all aspects of what it takes to get your dream book out of your heart, onto the page and into the world, connecting with a wide audience of readers. On this podcast, you will find behind-the-scenes lessons from my own book-writing and publishing journey, interviews with successful published authors, and tips and advice you can start using today to move you forward in your writing life.
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dallas-woodburn/support

    Episode 156: Interview with Danielle Anderson

    Episode 156: Interview with Danielle Anderson

    In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with nonfiction book coach and editor Danielle Anderson about how to map out a transformative reader journey—all the way from the timeline to major scenes, to themes and reader desires.

    She explains:


    The five essential elements crucial to structuring your book, especially if it’s a memoir.


    What desires to tap into that will attract readers who resonate with the journey.


    Ways you can play with timeline and examples of the different shapes it can take.


    How to know what scenes really need to be amplified and where to use backstory.



    This episode will help you weave a captivating story that will have a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your readers.

    And I encourage you to flex that writing muscle and enter the writing contest that I’m hosting! It’s inspired by my novel Before and After You and Me that comes out May 7th. The prompt is to write about a time that split your life into "before" and "after." This could have been a huge, life-altering event, or it could have been something small that changed your internal landscape. It could be beautiful or painful, joyful or devastating, or any combination of emotion. It could have been something you noticed at the time, or only recognized looking back, years later.

    Find the complete details here: https://bit.ly/beforeafterwritingcontest

    About Danielle: Danielle Anderson is a trained nonfiction book coach and editor, bringing over thirteen years of writing and publishing experience to help passionate writers amplify their story, voice, and message. She is the founder of Ink Worthy Books, an editorial and publication services company where they believe everyone has a story worth telling, and every story has the power to change the world. Connect with Danielle on IG at inkworthybooks


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    • 22 min
    Ep 155: My Best Tips for Entering Contests

    Ep 155: My Best Tips for Entering Contests

    In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I'm sharing my best tips for entering writing contests! 

    Including:


    How to approach entering contests from a place of freedom, joy and non-attachment.


    Ways to move past the doubts you have about your work so that you can go for it anyway.


    When the best time to celebrate is!


    Ideas for how to keep track of the contests you enter. 


    What you need to know before you enter the contest.



    I hope that this information gets you excited to enter writing contents in a way that feels good!!And I encourage you to flex that writing muscle and enter the writing contest that I’m hosting! It’s inspired by my novel Before and After You and Me that comes out May 7th. The prompt is to write about a time that split your life into "before" and "after." This could have been a huge, life-altering event, or it could have been something small that changed your internal landscape. It could be beautiful or painful, joyful or devastating, or any combination of emotion. It could have been something you noticed at the time, or only recognized looking back, years later.

    Find the complete details here: https://bit.ly/beforeafterwritingcontest


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    • 23 min
    Episode 154: Interview with Greta Woolley

    Episode 154: Interview with Greta Woolley

    In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with my wonderful friend Greta Woolley about her incredible book “S.O.S.: Survival Guide for Teachers, Old and New”. I was honored to be able to support her in writing this book over the course of my 8-week writing program Your Book Roadmap.

    It was really so beautiful and incredible for me to witness and journey with her as this book poured out of her!

    Greta shares:


    How she knew she was ready to write her book and how it wasn’t the spectacular moment she thought it would be.


    The challenges she went through during her writing process and what kept her going.


    Her favorite writing exercise to implement when she was worrying about her book.


    What she feels and how she’s different now that her book is out in the world.



    I think you’ll be inspired by this conversation and what you can do when you allow yourself to be supported along your writing journey.

    About Greta:Greta Woolley is a behavior specialist at Miles Elementary, where she walks alongside students, families, and educators to create needs-fulfilling environments that positively support academic achievement while growing students’ social and emotional competence. She has spent the past 35 years working as a front-line teacher in the trenches for both general and exceptional student education settings, as a District Trainer, ESE Specialist, Instructional Mentor, and Site-Based Behavior Specialist. Woolley examines the relationship between your “head and your heart” with the firm belief that they must be synchronized for maximum learning to occur. She also models the power of self-examination and reflection necessary for teachers to always remain in an upward trajectory of growth and improvement. She lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband Chris and two daughters, Julia and Jaclyn. Connect with her on Instagram @themindfulmentor_


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    • 34 min
    Episode 153: The 2 Biggest Objections I Hear

    Episode 153: The 2 Biggest Objections I Hear

    In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m diving into two common objections that I hear over and over from the women who are considering joining Thriving Authors Academy. These objections might resonate with you, too, so I wanted to talk about them and pose some questions for you to think about.

    If you’re feeling resistant to committing to write your book, this episode will help you figure out if now is the right time to jump in AND how you can guarantee that this investment is going to pay off.

    After listening to the episode, if you’re still wondering “Can I really do this?” – let's hop on a call and we can talk through it together. There's no pressure and you're not wasting my time. During our call I’ll be a mirror for you, reflecting back to you the truth that you are sharing, so that you are able to go after your dream of becoming a published author in whatever is the best way for you to do that.

    AND if now is the time – and you are ready to go all in to write your book – register by March 29th & get a BONUS Book Breakthrough 1:1 60-minute Intensive ($499 value) so that you can get personal support around wherever you are stuck on your book & can make the most of the Thriving Authors Academy when it starts April 8th! Find more details at ThrivingAuthorsAcademy.com


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    • 29 min
    Episode 152: Interview with Amy Michelle Carpenter

    Episode 152: Interview with Amy Michelle Carpenter

    In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m talking with Amy Michelle Carpenter, publisher of Monster Ivy Publishing and author of several science fiction books. I love that she’s able to come at this conversation from both the publisher’s side and also from the author’s side.

    Amy shares:


    Her thoughts about what publishers love to see authors do in their query letters and social posts.


    The various steps publishers take to help authors get a book from manuscript to published book on the shelf – and how they create buzz to make it a success.


    A glimpse inside stages of editing that happen once you sign a contract.


    How you can set yourself up for success when approaching publishers.



    I think you’ll gain so much insight about how you can be the best partner possible when working with a publisher!


    >> If this episode inspired you to get your writing in front of more readers, enter my Before & After Writing Contest!! You could win $100 and publication of your work here on my IG and in my newsletter that reaches thousands of readers. Here's the prompt: Write about a time that split your life into "before" and "after." This could have been a huge, life-altering event, or it could have been something small that changed your internal landscape. Deadline: 11:59pm PT on May 7th. Enter at http://bit.ly/beforeafterwritingcontest

    About Amy:

    Amy Michelle Carpenter is the publisher of Monster Ivy Publishing, a company of award-winning, bestselling book titles. Monster Ivy emphasizes "edgy, clean" fiction with a PG13 or less rating. The Kiss List was filmed as a movie by Marvista starring Megan Suri (Never Have I Ever) and Parminder Nagra (ER). In her personal life, Michelle received her Masters from Western Colorado University where she studied directly under NYT bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson, and she is the author of several YA science fiction books. Connect with Amy on Instagram at @monsterivypublishing


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    • 20 min
    Episode 151: Revamp Your Writing Routine Recap

    Episode 151: Revamp Your Writing Routine Recap

    In this solo episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m recapping the highlights and key  takeaways from the Revamp Your Writing Routine Challenge that I hosted in my free Facebook group, Women Entrepreneurs Becoming Best-Selling Authors, last year. We’ve also just gone through the challenge again this past week!! The Facebook group is full of heart centered writers sharing resources and supporting each other and I would be thrilled if you joined us!

    The recap includes:


    Tips for claiming your writing space.


    Steps to take when you need a reset of your writing routine.


    Ways to help your brain shift into writing time.


    Ideas from other writers and so much more!



    After listening I think you’ll agree, it’s not just about writing your book to check it off your list, but really wanting to enjoy that experience of writing your book – and it can be such a transformational process!

    If you enjoyed our week together last year or our most recent week of the Revamp Your Writing Routine Challenge, or enjoyed listening to this recap, I think that Thriving Authors Academy would be such a wonderful fit for you. The momentum that we built this week and the sense of community – being supported, inspired and not being alone – is such an integral part of the Thriving Authors Academy. Find more details at www.ThrivingAuthorsAcademy.com and send me a message to join the waitlist!


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Massachusetts Native ,

The Perfect Author’s Podcast

I love this podcast because Dallas Woodbury covers so many aspects of writing, publishing, and a variety of issues that face most authors at one time or another. Also, Dallas is a superb interviewer, keeping the program on track and allowing her guests enough time. I loved her interview with Elizabeth Castillo. I’m ordering her book today!

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Stephanie Cotta interview

Dallas, I loved listening to you interview Stephanie about how her debut, The Conjurer’s Curse came into the world. Her writing journey is so inspiring! I can’t wait to dive into the pages to discover the epic fantasy world she has created!

Jen at Monarch ,

Inspiring Podcast

Love listening in and learning about new authors! Thanks for all you do!

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