192 episodes

Each Tuesday, Linda Goldfarb and her writing industry experts share content for all levels of writers. You receive practical information and how-to applications to grow your writing career as a faith-based author.  --We provide content to help you grow as a Christian writer to make your next book proposal, manuscript editing, speaking event, and writer's conference worth your time and energy. --Our episodes average 30-45 minutes -- hit subscribe and join our family of writers. --Your Best Writing Life is associated with the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. --To request a guest interview intake sheet - email Heather.YourBestWritingLife@gmail.com 

Your Best Writing Life Linda Goldfarb

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Each Tuesday, Linda Goldfarb and her writing industry experts share content for all levels of writers. You receive practical information and how-to applications to grow your writing career as a faith-based author.  --We provide content to help you grow as a Christian writer to make your next book proposal, manuscript editing, speaking event, and writer's conference worth your time and energy. --Our episodes average 30-45 minutes -- hit subscribe and join our family of writers. --Your Best Writing Life is associated with the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. --To request a guest interview intake sheet - email Heather.YourBestWritingLife@gmail.com 

    12-Step Writing System to Meet Your Deadlines

    12-Step Writing System to Meet Your Deadlines

    In today's episode, you'll learn how to plan your writing to meet your deadlines.

    In this encore episode, bestselling author DiAnn Mill's 12-Step Writing System will help you to master and meet your writing deadlines. Whether you're writing a book, blog post, or article, this system will make you an editor's dream author. Join Linda Goldfarb in welcoming DiAnn to Your Best Writing Life.

    DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and won two Christy Awards, the Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. DiAnn speaks to groups and teaches writing all over the country.

    Links
    Connect with DiAnn Mills Taking the Dead Out of Deadlines PDFGhost Reader text to Voice App DiAnn uses with her Macbook ProVisit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 27 min
    What Authors Need to Know About SEO with Matt Jones

    What Authors Need to Know About SEO with Matt Jones

     Are your author web pages easily findable by user search queries? 
    Matt Jones provides what authors need to know about search engine optimization. 
    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host, Linda Goldfarb. Each week, I bring tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, you’ll learn What authors need to know about SEO 
    Matt is the president of Jones House Creative, a design firm with a passion for helping Christian authors build their online platforms, promote their books, and connect with their readers online. 
    What are some of the goals an author should have in mind when starting out with SEO?Where should an author start when setting up their SEO for the first time? What are the important things an author should keep in mind when setting up SEO?Author best practices to keep SEO fresh.
    LINKS
    Jones House Creative
    Jones House Creative on Instagram
    Free - Social Trends Report Sign-up
    Podcast Special - Monthly Newsletter Management Use GOLDFARB as a promo code
    21 SEO Essentials for Authors PDF Download
    https://www.facebook.com/joneshousecreative
    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 47 min
    Unveiling Toxic Writers with Edie Melson

    Unveiling Toxic Writers with Edie Melson

    Warning signs to unveil toxic writers.
    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host, Linda Goldfarb. Each week, I bring tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, you’ll learn nine warning signs to unveil toxic writers in your life.

    My industry expert is…Edie Melson. Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. As a popular speaker, Edie encourages and challenges audiences on the necessity of Soul Care and leads workshops throughout the world on staying connected to God. Her numerous books, including the award-winning Soul Care series and Unruffled, Thriving in Chaos (co-authored with Rhonda Rhea) reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. Since 2017, Edie’s industry blog, The Write Conversation, has been recognized as a Writer’s Digest Top 101 Sites for Writers. She’s the director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and a board member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She and her husband Kirk have been married for 40+ years and raised three sons. They live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and can often be found hiking—with Edie clinging to the edge of a precipice for the perfect camera angle and Kirk patiently carrying her camera bag and tripod. Please welcome Edie Melson to Your Best Writing Life. It’s great to have you here, my friend.

    Nine signs of a toxic writer.
    1. Writers who only talk about writing but never produce anything of their own.
    2. Writers who always have an excuse for not producing anything.
    3. Writers who always gossip about other writers.
    4. Writers who cannot accept honest critiques.
    5. Writers who put others down to build themselves up.
    6. Writers who legalistically follow the rules.
    7. Writers who insist that there is only one correct way to write.
    8. Writers who are more interested in a life support group or relationship than in encouraging each other to write.
    9. Writers who put themselves above others after success. 

    Links
    https://ediemelson.com/ 
    https://ediemelson.com/books/ 
    More info on toxic writers
    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 28 min
    Elevate Your Content for Higher Engagement with Monica Miller

    Elevate Your Content for Higher Engagement with Monica Miller

    Creating content for your blogs, newsletters, or social media--made easy.
    Learn how to elevate your message and maximize engagement.
    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host, Linda Goldfarb. Each week, I bring tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, you’ll learn how to Elevate Your Message with the DEARS Content Framework
    My industry expert is…Monica Miller. Monica is Your Content Guide, and she helps you be seen, heard and felt with every word to build an audience ready to learn and buy from you through mentorship or writing. She’s an author, International Speaker, and Writer who lives in Indiana with her husband and boys.
    Learn:
    Why people/entrepreneurs/authors struggle with creating content.The missing gap between your message and why elevating it is in your best interest.The DEARS Content Framework and how to utilize it.DirectEducationAuthorityResearch StoryCheck out Monica's calendar to get step-by-step help
    Listener giveaway - The Entrepreneur Woman's Social Media Content Template 
    www.monicawrites.com, https://www.facebook.com/monika.lynn17,  
    https://www.instagram.com/yourcontentguide  
    Monica Miller's Books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Write-Your-Book-Time-Strategies/dp/1530383927
    https://www.amazon.com/30-Day-Devotional-Christian-Writers-ebook/dp/B01LBI8W54
    https://www.amazon.com/Cave-Nemesis-Monica-Lynn/dp/1606101129
    https://www.amazon.com/Floral-Journal-Paperback-inches-Notebook/dp/B0BW2MZ7DM/
    https://www.amazon.com/Profitable-Content-Entrepreneur-Workbook-Captivates/dp/B0CNP6SZ4V/r
     
    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 33 min
    Strategies for Fiction Worldbuilding with Amy Williams

    Strategies for Fiction Worldbuilding with Amy Williams

    What’s stopping you from writing fiction?

    Perhaps it’s how to build a world that enhances your story. Today’s guest is bringing everything we need to know about worldbuilding.
     
    Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mts of NC. I’m your host, Linda Goldfarb. Each week, I bring tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. During this episode, my guest shares what you need to know about  Fiction Worldbuilding.
    My industry expert is… A.C. Williams, A.C. known to many of us as Amy, is a coffee-drinking, sushi-eating, story-telling nerd who loves cats, country living, and all things Japanese. Author of 17 books, she keeps her fiction readers laughing with wildly imaginative adventures about samurai superheroes, clumsy church secretaries, and goofy malfunctioning androids; her non-fiction readers laugh at her, and the hysterical life experiences she’s survived. If that’s your cup of tea (or coffee), join the fun at www.amycwilliams.com.   
    1. When I think of worldbuilding, I automatically lean toward Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Is that correct? 
    2. Three highly suggested actions to build a believable world: 
    Research, research, research. Use the real world as inspiration – travel to a destination. Use what you already have experienced. 3. What’s the most important element in worldbuilding? 
    4. What is the double use for worldbuilding?

    LINKS

    Worldbuilding 101 Download
    Social Media Links for Amy Williams: 
    Website: www.amycwilliams.com 
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/acwilliams_author 
    Substack: www.acwilliams.substack.com (or www.alwayspeachy.com) 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/amycwilliams.author 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/acwilliams.author 
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/acw_author 


    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 49 min
    10 Tips to Simplify Your Writing Life with Edie Melson

    10 Tips to Simplify Your Writing Life with Edie Melson

    Today, we share ten tips to streamline your writing life. Some you may already do, and some you may not have considered. Just take a look at the list with an open mind and see if there’s anything on it that can make your life easier. 
     Welcome to Your Best Writing Life, an extension of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. I’m your host, Linda Goldfarb. Each week, I bring tips and strategies from writing and publishing industry experts to help you excel in your craft. I’m so glad you’re listening in. 

    Today's industry expert is…Edie Melson. Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. As a popular speaker, Edie encourages and challenges audiences on the necessity of Soul Care and leads workshops throughout the world on staying connected to God. Her numerous books, including the award-winning Soul Care series and Unruffled, Thriving in Chaos (co-authored with Rhonda Rhea) reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. Since 2017, Edie’s industry blog, The Write Conversation, has been recognized as a Writer’s Digest Top 101 Sites for Writers. She’s the director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and a board member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She and her husband Kirk have been married for 40+ years and raised three sons. They live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and can often be found hiking—with Edie clinging to the edge of a precipice for the perfect camera angle and Kirk patiently carrying her camera bag and tripod. Please welcome Edie Melson to Your Best Writing Life. 

    Simplify Your Writing Life 
    1. Take a look at your goals. 
    2. Evaluate how much time you’re spending on social media. 
    3. Let go of your expectations. 
    4. Determine when you are most creative in a 24-hour period. 
    5. Come up with a way to schedule your time. 
    6. Commit to quit talking negatively to and about yourself. 
    7. Take care of yourself physically. 
    8. Build in regular breaks. 
    9. Surround yourself with encouraging writers. 
    10. Engage a prayer team.

    LINKS
    https://ediemelson.com/ 
    https://ediemelson.com/books/ 
    Tips to Make Writing a Priority 
    Visit Your Best Writing Life website.
    Join our Facebook group, Your Best Writing Life
    About your host - Linda Goldfarb
    Awarded the Spark Media 2022 Most Bing-Worthy Podcast
    Awarded the Spark Media 2023 Fan Favorites Best Solo Podcast

    • 26 min

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