38 episodes

Book coach and editor Katie McCoach shares encouragement, words of wisdom, and honest truths to help you grow your writing career. Since 2012, Katie has been helping authors write their best stories, gain agent representation, land publishing deals, self-publish, win awards, and embrace the author that lives within them.

Writing with Coach McCoach Katie McCoach

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Book coach and editor Katie McCoach shares encouragement, words of wisdom, and honest truths to help you grow your writing career. Since 2012, Katie has been helping authors write their best stories, gain agent representation, land publishing deals, self-publish, win awards, and embrace the author that lives within them.

    34: The Balancing Act of Being an Author & Marketer with Amber Roberts

    34: The Balancing Act of Being an Author & Marketer with Amber Roberts

    Writing with Coach McCoach episode 34 brings contemporary romance author Amber Roberts onto the podcast to talk about her first two books, Text Appeal (out now) and Haunt Your Heart Out (coming October 2024), her latest work in progress, and her journey to publication. 

    We had a lot of fun during this interview and Amber's energy is infectious. If you've had dreams of being a published author, you'll gain so much insight from this interview! 

    Find Amber Roberts at https://amberrobertswrites.com/

    Her books on Amazon:Text Appeal: https://a.co/d/12wYPtAHaunt Your Heart Out: https://a.co/d/7kF4ZE3

    If this episode helped you at all, will you share it with a friend?

    I'm eager to help as many writers as possible in 2024, because I want us all to experience the beauty of self-love, confidence, and a knowingness that our words ARE the most powerful thing we have.

    To learn more about me, go to: https://www.katiemccoach.comConnect with me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/katiemccoach

    • 1 hr 13 min
    33: Sell More Books with Your Ideal Reader Avatar

    33: Sell More Books with Your Ideal Reader Avatar

    In episode 33 of the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast, let's take a standard of the business world -- the Ideal Client Avatar -- and put it to work marketing your writing! Who is your ideal reader? How does identifying them in as much detail as possible... creating your Ideal Reader Avatar... help you better understand how to reach them? I explain it all in this episode! If this episode helped you at all, will you share it with a friend? I'm eager to help as many writers as possible in 2024, because I want us all to experience the beauty of self-love, confidence, and a knowingness that our words ARE the most powerful thing we have. To learn more about me, go to: https://www.katiemccoach.com Connect with me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/katiemccoach

    • 31 min
    32: Why Authors Need Comp Titles

    32: Why Authors Need Comp Titles

    Episode 32 of Writing with Coach McCoach tackles the subject of comp (comparison) titles, including why they're such a great tool for pitching your work to agents, publishers, reviewers, and your potential readers.

     Listen as I offer six tips (and a bonus tip!) on how to come up with great comp titles from a variety of freely available resources -- many of which you're probably already using!

     Get my free e-book on beating imposter syndrome: https://katiemccoach.com/selfdoubt/

     When you sign up for the e-book, ask for my query letter template and put your comp title knowledge to work!

     If this episode helped you at all, will you share it with a friend?

     I'm eager to help as many writers as possible in 2024, because I want us all to experience the beauty of self-love, confidence, and a knowingness that our words ARE the most powerful thing we have.

     To learn more about me, go to: https://www.katiemccoach.com

     Connect with me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/katiemccoach

    • 35 min
    03 Ask Coach: How Much Description is Too Much?

    03 Ask Coach: How Much Description is Too Much?

    Part of the Ask Coach series; this bite-size episode is in response to a listener's question:

    "How much importance do you place on imagery in a suspense slash light horror genre? I have read many novels where the writer adds way too much unnecessary description. I know we must ground the reader into the setting and paint word pictures, but sometimes writers stall the pacing of the result. I also like to leave room for the reader's imagination to fill in some of the details on their own. Finding that balance is one of my toughest challenges. So to sum it up, how much importance do you place on imagery in, I'm going to say this was specifically in a suspense or light horror genre, but I'm going to say in any book?"

    Have a question you'd like Coach McCoach to answer on the show? Submit it here!

    PSSST. Enjoying the podcast?!
    I would truly appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a rating and review. Your feedback helps the podcast reach more writers who are eager to grow into their full potential, and I have this wild goal of reaching 10,000 writers by August 2024. 

    You have stories to share with the world, and I don't want you holding yourself back from being the author YOU want to be. 
     Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin www.katiemccoach.com 

     Love Freebies?
    Download your mini-guide to overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt. 

    Announcing My New Shop!
    https://www.katiemccoach.com/shop 

    • 10 min
    31: Tap Into Your Unique Genius as a Writer

    31: Tap Into Your Unique Genius as a Writer

    Episode 31 of Writing with Coach McCoach explores how to tap into your unique genius as a writer: that thing that makes each one of us special and powerful in our own way. We'll talk about why it's  so important for your development as an author and a person... and why it's so darn hard, too.

    But it's worth it!

    Listen as I take your through my own recent, and ongoing, process of tapping into my genius. You'll find some tips and best practices you can take into your own life and work.

    Mentioned in This Episode

    My courses:

    Nail Your Character Arcs - order this before March 15 and get Seven Days to Love Yourself and Your Writing Again free! 
    Seven Days to Love Yourself and Your Writing Again


    The Otter app

    If this episode helped you at all, will you share it with a friend?
    I'm eager to help as many writers as possible in 2024, because I want us all to experience the beauty of self-love, confidence, and a knowingness that our words ARE the most powerful thing we have. 

    To learn more about me, go to: www.katiemccoach.com 

    Connect with me on IG: www.instagram.com/katiemccoach

    • 44 min
    02 Ask Coach: Writers, Watch Out for these Scams

    02 Ask Coach: Writers, Watch Out for these Scams

     

    Part of the Ask Coach series; this bite-size episode is in response to a listener's question:

    "I received an unsolicited email from someone who wants to turn my book into a movie. Is this legit?"
     

    Have a question you'd like Coach McCoach to answer on the show? Submit it here!

     

     

    PSSST. Enjoying the podcast?!
    I would truly appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a rating and review. Your feedback helps the podcast reach more writers who are eager to grow into their full potential, and I have this wild goal of reaching 10,000 writers by August 2024. 

    You have stories to share with the world, and I don't want you holding yourself back from being the author YOU want to be. 
     Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin

    www.katiemccoach.com 

     

    Love freebies? Download your mini-guide to overcoming imposter syndrome and self-doubt. 

    Also! Announcing my new shop!
    https://www.katiemccoach.com/shop 

     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

BethanyZ13 ,

Awesome podcast!

What an awesome podcast! Katie is truly so amazing and such an advocate for writers! I look forward to every episode she posts!

Tracy_Ewens ,

All the Katie McCoach, Please!

I will follow Katie anywhere. She is accessible to both indie and traditionally published authors. Katie was an integral part of getting at least twelve of my books published. She’s a pro and a ray of sunshine, a rare combo in this industry, so I’m excited for her new podcast.

Scott Listener ,

Inspiration and Honesty For Authors

A very good start to this brand new podcast. Katie tells it like it is and sets you on the path for the right mindset for success. I can’t wait for the next show!

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