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The Make Books Travel Podcast

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The Make Books Travel podcast offers a behind-the-scenes look at the international publishing scene. Literary agent Marleen Seegers interviews the industry's key players, who all have one thing in common: they make books travel, for instance from one language to another, from manuscript to published… read more


S1 E18: Always Be Learning. Author & Writing Coach Becca Puglisi Shares Tips for Aspiring Writers

On  this episode of the Make Books Travel podcast I’m speaking with Becca Puglisi.

Becca is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and other books for writers.

Not only does Becca help make books travel in the US and other English speaking countries through her creative writing books and her coaching work, she also does so in other languages. 2 Seas Agency represents translation rights in her books, which have sold into numerous countries.

We discuss what led her to becoming a writing coach, the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on her activities, the success of her books specifically in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, and her #1 tip for aspiring authors.


  • Becca's book recommendations:

- Mary Pipher, PhD, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (Riverhead Trade, 2005)
- Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World (Harmony, 2009)
- Dr James Dobson, Preparing for Adolescence: How To Survive The Coming Years Of Change (Gospel Light, revised edition, 2005)
- Mike Michalowicz, Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself (Portfolio, 2018)

  • About Becca:

Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and other books for writers—including her latest: The Occupation Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Jobs, Vocations, and Careers. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies and are available in multiple languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.

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