Adversity May Not Be a Bad Thing: An Interview with Susie Finkbeiner

EPISODE 257I Author Susie Finkbeiner returns to have a discussion about how to get through the hard times…and how maybe adversity isn’t always a bad thing. We talk about how we’ve managed the changes in our lives, how our writing has been affected, and what we’ve learned along the way. We also discuss Susie’s new…

This Isn’t Working For Me: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 251E Some days it’s hard to remember that it’s perfectly okay to disagree…and that we can do so without having an argument or causing a rift. Today I want to encourage you to be willing to say, this just isn’t working for me…and then calmly and kindly move on with your life.

How to Find the Right Coach: An Interview with Ann Kroeker

EPISODE 249I Today’s guest is Ann Kroeker, writing coach, author, speaker and podcaster. Together we explore what it means to work with a writing coach. How do you know if you need a writing coach and, more importantly, how do you know if you’re ready? We discuss all the types of people you might work…

Writing the POV of the Opposite Sex: An Interview with Dr Debra Holland

EPISODE 244I Today’s guest is Dr Debra Holland, award-winning romance author as well as psychotherapist and grief counselor. Dr Debra taught an online class for our Romance Writers of America chapter once called “Understanding Men.” It was so helpful, I’ve never forgotten it — and I asked if we could talk about it on the…

Give It Up For Your Writing: An Encouraging Words Episode

EPISODE 238E Not only should we “give it up for our writing” as in applaud and cheer, but sometimes we need to make choices about what we’re going to give up in order to get more writing done. What are you willing to spend a little less time on in order to move your writing…