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After the First Draft: An Interview with Ally Machate

EPISODE 228I Today’s guest is Ally Machate, professional editor, expert publishing consultant, and founder of The Writer’s Ally. Ally shares the steps on what to do after you finish the first draft. First — put it away! Don’t look at it for at least a week. Then you can come back to it with fresh…

Worldbuilding with Royalty: An Interview with Rachel Hauck

EPISODE 214I Today’s guest is bestselling author Rachel Hauck. Her newest book, To Love a Prince, came out in August and is book one in her new True Blue Royal series. Rachel has 30+ books out, and has taught dozens of writers how to improve their craft. From this perspective, we talk about worldbuilding in…

Moving From the Big Five to Indie: An Interview with Roxanne St Claire

EPISODE 212I Joining us today is bestselling romance author, Roxanne St. Claire. Rocki’s latest book, Man’s Best Friend, releases September 25, 2020, the day after this episode airs. If you like romance and fun and dogs, you’ll love this book! Rocki started her career in traditional publishing, first with Pocket Books at Simon & Schuster,…

Building a Career: An Interview with Joanna Penn

EPISODE 200!! Today’s guest is the wonderful Joanna Penn, author, podcaster, speaker, and all-around lovely lady! When I asked myself who, in my wildest happy dreams, I would like to be a guest on my 200th episode, Joanna was my first thought. And lucky me, she said yes! 😀 I asked Joanna to start by…

Writing News You Can Use

EPISODE 193 Today’s episode is a round-up of lots of interesting and fun information I’ve found that might help your writing career, your motivation, your creativity, and your overall sense of well-being as we keep working in our homes (whether we want to or not). I also talked about the new book I’m working on,…