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Write Now with Sarah Werner

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A podcast for all writers (aspiring to professional) looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, a… read more

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Facing Resistance - WNP 079

April 2nd, 2020


Sometimes, the only thing that gets in the way of my writing is... me. Today, we're talking about resistance — what it is, when and why it strikes, …

Under Pressure - WNP 078

March 18th, 2020


There's a lot going on in the world right now, and as always, that comes with a lot of pressure -- even the pressure to create. Today, we're talking about internal and external pressures, how they impact (and often …

When Writing Isn't Writing - WNP 077

February 5th, 2020


When is writing not writing? I know, it sounds like a riddle. But it's actually a great question in disguise that leads to a necessary discussion of what the writing process actually *is*. Buckle in!

For show notes, …

What Makes A Good Writing Goal? - WNP 076

January 14th, 2020


How do you know if you've set a good writing goal for yourself? Or is goal-setting for writing even a good idea? Today's episode explores how we move …

What Are You Afraid Of? - WNP 075

January 6th, 2020


Fear shows up for us writers in a lot of ways we don't expect or recognize. Let's explore those fears — and how they're holding us back — together.

Getting Back Into Writing - WNP 074

December 20th, 2019


It's been a while — maybe longer — since you've written. And with all of the rust buildup, thoughts of inadequacy, and other factors... how do you get back into it?

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How Do I Know When I'm Good Enough? - WNP 073

August 26th, 2019


Today's topic comes from a listener question: How will I know when I'm good enough to publish — and that I won't look back on my work in 10 years and cringe? Join us for a chat about fear, bravery, and constant action.

Finishing What You Start - WNP 072

July 22nd, 2019


Not to toot my own horn here, but I am really, really good at starting new creative projects. Finishing them... not so much. Today, we're talking about the fears that keep us stuck and how to finish a creative project …

Supposed To For Writers - WNP 071

July 8th, 2019


There are a lot of "supposed to"s in the writing world. We're "supposed to" write every day, love every minute of the writing process, and punch fear in the face. But are we REALLY supposed to do these things? Where do …

Burned Out, Exhausted, and Overwhelmed - WNP 070

April 18th, 2019


So many of us -- writers, parents, employees, students -- are in a state of constant burnout, exhaustion, and overwhelm. Today's episode will help you identify where you are on that spectrum... and how we might begin to …

Affirmations for Writers - WNP 069

April 1st, 2019


As if doubting our own work wasn't enough, most writers also doubt themselves. But a little positivity can go a long way. This week, Sarah shares several affirmations that can help get your mind not only ready to write …

Putting Yourself Out There - WNP 068

March 25th, 2019


Some of the most frequent questions I get asked by writers are, "How do I get my name out there?" and "How do I get noticed as a writer?" Today, we'll talk about the two things you can do to find an audience.

Become a …

Coffee Break 086: Sam Boush

September 3rd, 2018


Author and publishing veteran Sam Boush shares his insight into the politics behind book distribution, marketing, and becoming a full time writer.

Coffee Break 085: Jonathan Small

August 27th, 2018


Writer and podcaster Jonathan Small dishes all about the wild and wonderful topics and people you can discover when you uncover a good story.

Coffee Break 084: Erin Forbes

August 13th, 2018


Teen fantasy author Erin Forbes shares her unique perspective on self-publishing, as well as time management and how to market your book on social medias.

Coffee Break 083: Raul Vega

August 6th, 2018


Podcaster and film sound designer Raul Vega shares his experience telling stories through sound with Hans Zimmer and developing his own audible …

Coffee Break 082: Cheryl Muir

July 30th, 2018


Media strategist and life coach Cheryl Muir shares her experiences with personal branding, social media promotion, and thinking like an entrepreneur.

Coffee Break 081: Ginger Moran

July 23rd, 2018


Author and writing coach Ginger Moran exposes the vulnerability of storytelling, the pitfalls of literary writing, and why you should trust your …

Critics and You - WN 066

July 16th, 2018


How should writers approach criticism? How do we tell if it's constructive or not? Most importantly, should we allow criticism to affect our writing?

Coffee Break 079: K.A. Statz

June 25th, 2018


Horror podcaster and writer K.A. Statz shares her thoughts on writing and self worth, opening up to criticism, and the surprising merits of scary stories.

Coffee Break 078: Philip Kenney

June 18th, 2018


Psychotherapist and author Philip Kenney sheds some light on the universal obstacles of creatives, the benefits of meditation, and trusting in your muse.

Coffee Break 077: Anthony Olivieri

June 11th, 2018


Audio drama creator Anthony Olivieri and I talk about balance, inspiration, and building both a sense of mystery and deeper meaning into your work.

Coffee Break 076: Andrew Chamberlain

June 4th, 2018


Podcaster and creative writer Andrew Chamberlain shares advice on building characters, utilizing story structure, and listening to writing advice.

Coffee Break 075: Mark Millien

May 28th, 2018


Podcaster Mark Millien shares how to overcome the fear of creative exposure, avoid world-building pitfalls, and flex your creative muscles through D&D!

Coffee Break 073: Julia Samuel

May 14th, 2018


Psychotherapist and bereavement counselor Julia Samuel shares methods of healthy grieving and finding a literary narrative within death and loss.

Coffee Break 072: Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard

May 7th, 2018


Alba Salix creators Eli McIlveen and Sean Howard talk about creativity and comedy, hobbies and hiatuses, and the undeniable power of roleplaying …

Coffee Break 071: Jeff Leisawitz

April 30th, 2018


Writer, counselor, and all-around creator enabler Jeff Leisawitz shares tips, tricks, and stories to help get your creative goals airborne.

Coffee Break 070: Jewel Eliese

April 23rd, 2018


Blogger and busy mom Jewel Eliese shares the benefits of joining and starting online communities, as well as giving yourself permission to write.

Coffee Break 069: Jon Negroni

April 16th, 2018


Author, podcaster, and movie nerd Jon Negroni reveals the secrets behind breaking the rules by breaking writing conventions and trusting your …

Writing Full-time - WN 065

April 9th, 2018


Making the switch to a career writer is tough, but you can do it! Here are some pointers that can help your writing dream become a reality.

Coffee Break 068: Anne Bogel

April 2nd, 2018


Author, podcaster, and literary matchmaker Anne Bogel talks about personality tests, the value of believable characters, and how books can change the world.

Coffee Break 067: Albert Flynn DeSilver

March 26th, 2018


Poet, author, and speaker Albert Flynn DeSilver talks about transformation through writing, striving for beauty, and our shared human birthright.

Coffee Break 066: Esther Goldenberg

March 19th, 2018


Teacher and independent author and publisher Esther Goldenberg makes reading fun for reluctant readers and talks about children's and YA self …

Coffee Break 065: Kenny Porter

March 12th, 2018


Comic book writer and publisher Kenny Porter chats about the essential relationships needed to make great comics, asking for help, and dealing with critics.

Coffee Break 064: Mike Papantonio

March 6th, 2018


Attorney, radio host, and thriller author Mike Papantonio exposes law myths, reveals the truth of fiction, and shares some great writing tips!

Coffee Break 063: Monica Leonelle

February 19th, 2018


Is there a correlation between an author's word count or financial success and the quality of a book? Monica Leonelle has a few things to say about that!

Coffee Break 062: Matthew Brough

February 13th, 2018


Writer, pastor, and podcaster Matthew Brough talks about baby steps, the ups and downs of self publishing, and how he helped his 70-year-old mother …

Coffee Break 061: Bob Stromberg

February 5th, 2018


Bob Stromberg shares the secrets of living a creative life, taking control of your "muse", and rediscovering the creativity of your childhood.

Coffee Break 060: Erin Pringle

February 1st, 2018


Short story author Erin Pringle shares how loss and grief spurred her to publish, as well as the therapeutic and calming power of creative writing.

Coffee Break 059: Joseph Bendoski

January 22nd, 2018


Thriller author and podcaster Joseph Bendoski talks literary psychology, media manipulation, and the prehistoric survival instincts of storytelling.

Coffee Break 058: Audrey Knapp

January 15th, 2018


Can you gain readers by supporting other authors? Can you make money marketing on social media? Can you successfully self publish? Audrey Knapp …

Coffee Break 057: Alan Alda

January 8th, 2018


Alan Alda talks about innovative communication methods, the benefits of empathy and listening, and the joys of life's unexpected interruptions.

Coffee Break 056: Win Charles, Cerebral Palsy, and the Writing Life

January 1st, 2018


Win Kelly Charles was born with Cerebral Palsy, but she has never let it stop her from achieving her dream of writing and publishing books.

Coffee Break 055: Corey Vilhauer

December 4th, 2017


What do writers do when they're not working on their novels? Corey Vilhauer is glad you asked! Let's talk about online journalism, copyediting, and UX!

Coffee Break 054: Helen Scheuerer

November 16th, 2017


Fantasy author HelenScheuerer explains how exercise, daily routine, and group critiques fuel her writing and helped publish her latest novel.

Coffee Break 053: Grant Faulkner

November 8th, 2017


NaNoWriMo Executive Producer Grant Faulkner talks about the process behind National Novel Writing Month, as well as how to develop superhuman …

Coffee Break 052: Joanna Penn

November 1st, 2017


Scalable income? IP assets? No problem! Podcaster and author Joanna Penn shares some realistic options to turn your writing side-hustle into a career.

Coffee Break 051: Lora Mitchell

October 23rd, 2017


Instagram, poetry, and therapy through storytelling. Lora Mitchell shares her love of the written word and her journey to self publishing.

Coffee Break 050: Randal Greene

October 12th, 2017


Author Randal Greene exposes the secret life of a full-time writer, as well as a sure-fire way to capture 'the muse' and beat writer's block!

Coffee Break 049: Nicole Gulotta

October 3rd, 2017


Food and poetry? Yes, please! Nicole Gulotta dishes on deadline-free writing, building an audience, and rediscovering your forgotten passions.

How to Rest as a Writer - WN 064

September 25th, 2017


Today we'll take a look at what we should do if (& when) we find ourselves exhausting, burned out, and feeling hopeless as we stare down a blank …

Coffee Break 048: Katie Cross

September 13th, 2017


Author Katie Cross talks having it all: a loving family, a legitimate writing career, and a supportive network of peers. It's possible AND practical!

Tips for Writing While Traveling - WN 063

September 6th, 2017


Trying to write while traveling can be one of the most frustrating things for a writer. Let's explore some ways to jumpstart our creativity on the road!

Coffee Break 047: Jeffery Weaver

August 29th, 2017


Long-time fan of the show and cancer-fighting author Jeffery Weaver shares his incredible story and talks character building, rejection, and motivation.

Coffee Break 046: Rachel Stout

August 7th, 2017


Think self publishing is your only option? Think again! Rachel Stout spills the beans on traditional publishing and working with literary agents.

Do I Need A Writing Degree? - WN 062

August 2nd, 2017


"Do I need a writing degree?" It's a complex question that involves factors like time, money, lifestyle, goals, & more. Work through your own …

Coffee Break 045: Ryan Dalton

July 27th, 2017


YA novelist and nerd culture extraordinaire Ryan Dalton talks about unorthodox writing, tips for green authors, and pushing through publisher …

Coffee Break 044: Aminah Iman & Jaqueline Stone

July 17th, 2017


Join the ladies from Red Ink Publications for a chat about genre writing, delicious cake, and finding confidence in writing what you love.

Self-Writing and Self-Talk - WN 061

July 10th, 2017


Words have power—especially the words we say and think about ourselves. So whether you think you're slime or God's gift to writing, the way you think about yourself can have an immense effect on your work. 


For show …

Coffee Break 043: Mark Rubinstein

June 27th, 2017


Award-winning novelist and psychiatrist Mark Rubinstein talks about the psychology behind sharing stories and the courage it takes to write them down.

WN 060: Make Them Tell You No

June 20th, 2017


What's the worst that will happen if you put yourself out there? How will you handle rejection? Even worse, what happens if you do nothing?

Coffee Break 042: Randy Wayne White

June 13th, 2017


Randy Wayne White talks the virtues of trusting your characters, connecting with readers, leaving behind a legacy, and the secret to writing over 40 books!

Coffee Break 041: Megan Hannum

June 4th, 2017


Editor Megan Hannum shares some new and innovative options for writing, editing, and publishing that you may not have considered.

Coffee Break 040: Vahan Zanoyan

June 1st, 2017


Vahan Zanoyan shares the literary benefits of breaking through comfort zones, sharing fact through fiction, and becoming lost in different cultures.

SEO for Writers - WN 059

May 29th, 2017


You finally have a website! Now how do you let the internet know you exist? How do you attract users? Never fear: SEO (search engine optimization) is here!

CB 039: Robert Tanenbaum

May 19th, 2017


In this fascinating discussion, novelist Robert Tanenbaum unpacks judicial integrity, American history, and what makes a classic story truly timeless.

All Of The Best Writing Excuses - WN 058

May 16th, 2017


Do you ever put off writing because you need to wash the dishes or watch American Idol with your spouse? Are these legit reasons -- or just excuses? …

Coffee Break 038: Renita Bryant

May 8th, 2017


You just finished your first novel! But... now what? Renita Bryant shares what it takes to go from "hot off the press" to "meet the press"!

Coffee Break 037: Mya Kay

May 4th, 2017


Join me for a chat with Philadelphia-born author Mya Kay, whose passion and dedication to the craft of writing are changing the landscape of YA fiction.

How To Survive Your Day Job - WN 057

May 1st, 2017


Corporate structure crushing your spirit? Wishing you could quit your day job and write full time? This episode is for you.

Coffee Break 036: Barbara Kyle

April 24th, 2017


Do you think about writing all day, every day? Barbara Kyle does! That's what makes her a master of her craft. And today, she's sharing what she knows.

Coffee Break 035: Kale Lawrence

April 17th, 2017


Today I talk to local writer Kale Lawrence about writing a book series, giving yourself a second chance, and trusting in your own impulsive talent!

Coffee Break 034: Jonathan White

April 9th, 2017


The tides and oceans mean many things to many people around the world. Today's guest, Jonathan White, won't rest until he explores them all!

Living A Creative Life - WN 056

April 3rd, 2017


Are you living the life you want to live? Living a creative life is about making your own decisions and breaking the mold. But what does that mean?

Coffee Break 033: Jay Greenfield

March 27th, 2017


Think it's too late to start your novel? After listening to 84-year-old, first-time published Jay Greenfield's story, you'll need a new excuse!

How to Prioritize Your Writing - WN 055

March 20th, 2017


Where does the time go? Between work, family, and countless other obligations, who has the time to write these days? You do! Let's prioritize.

Coffee Break 032: Sandy Kreps

March 15th, 2017


Blogging, bullet journaling, and networking. Oh my! Sandy Kreps gives us the honest truth and helpful tips about becoming a full-time freelance …

Coffee Break 031: Jake Heilbrunn

March 6th, 2017


Where there's a will, Jake Heilbrunn has a way! Join us for an inspiring talk about leaving it all behind and finding yourself in the process.

Introvert & Extrovert Writers - WN 054

February 27th, 2017


Don't let myths about personality keep you from fully exploring yourself as a writer. Discover your strengths, weaknesses, and how you recharge!

Does Listening to Music Help You Write? - WN 053

February 20th, 2017


What's the best music to listen to (if any) while you write? Let's talk about music curation and what different genres of recorded sound can do for you!

Coffee Break 030: Janna Maron

February 16th, 2017


How can creative nonfiction help you to connect with people? What does it take to find or even create a supportive community? Tune in to find out!

Personal Branding for Writers - WN 052

February 6th, 2017


If you write, you have a personal brand! Let's discuss some ways you can grow, maintain, and market your brand to help readers find your work.

Should I Use A Pen Name? - WN 051

January 30th, 2017


How do you know if writing under a pen name is right for you? This week's episode of Write Now lays out 6 reasons a pen name might be a smart choice.

Coffee Break 029: Paul Sating

January 20th, 2017


FRIENDS! On today's Coffee Break episode, I'm talking with writer Paul Sating with a kind of storytelling I haven't featured before: the audio drama!

The Most Important Question A Writer Can Ask - WN 050

January 16th, 2017


Sometimes the most important aspect of writing is not the words you string together but the questions you ask. And one question in particular is …

Coffee Break 028: David Galef

January 12th, 2017


Novels, poetry, short stories... if you can name it, David has probably written it. In this fantastic episode, we're talking about the power of brevity, compartmentalizing your life, & more.

What I Learned From Writing A Book In 1 Week - WNP 049

January 9th, 2017


Get the 10 invaluable writing lessons I learned while writing a book in one week. (That's right: ONE WEEK.)

Coffee Break 027: Jocelyn K. Glei

December 19th, 2016


Creativity expert-turned-full-time writer Jocelyn K. Glei & I talk about the balance between business and creativity, distraction, and so much …

Coffee Break 026: Patrick Hicks

December 8th, 2016


"Whatever scares you to write... that's what you should be writing." I talk with author Patrick Hicks about how to see the world through a writer's …

Coffee Break 025: Fauzia Burke

November 29th, 2016


Fauzia and I talk about the NY book publishing bubble, the joys of self-publishing, social media marketing, taking risks, and more!

Coffee Break 024: Ginny Carter

November 16th, 2016


Ginny "The Authormaker" Carter and I have a lovely conversation for you about the nonfiction book-writing process, different modes of publication, and Ginny's favorite aspect of being a writing coach. 

30 Tips for 30 Days of NaNoWriMo - WNP 048

November 2nd, 2016


From turning off your phone to staving off fear and/or hunger, this episode of the Write Now podcast is here to help you write through NaNoWriMo.

Coffee Break 023: Kevin T. Johns

October 20th, 2016


Fellow writer, podcaster, ghostwriter, and writing coach Kevin T. Johns and I have a great (and honest) conversation about making the most of our time as busy writers.

Coffee Break 022: Honoree Corder

October 14th, 2016


Honorée is a speaker, business coach, writing coach, and Writer with a capital W. She is also a smart, successful entrepreneur who has published 20 …

What They Didn't Teach You In School - WN 047

October 5th, 2016


We learned a lot of great things in school. But our educational system isn't perfect, and there are some things we should have learned about writing …

Coffee Break 021: Jenny Bravo

September 23rd, 2016


Author Jenny Bravo & I talk about writing sprints, handwriting with pen & paper, keeping a scene list, our mutual love of Twitter, and tons more!

Crafting Your Mission Statement - WN 046

September 12th, 2016


A mission statement is a valuable tool for a writer -- it can help you understand your own story, remind you of your purpose, and guide you toward …

Coffee Break 020: Andrew Coons

September 5th, 2016


Poet & filmmaker Andrew Coons and I have a great conversation about career writing, anxiety, depression, self-worth, and getting back into the …

Careers for Writers - WN 045

August 31st, 2016


Stuck in a soul-sucking, toxic day job while you dream of being a paid writer? Today's episode covers 10 different career paths for writers just …

Coffee Break 019: Hend Hegazi

August 22nd, 2016


Today's show is an interview with Arab-American author Hend Hegazi, who has just published her second novel about gratefulness, forgiveness, and the …

Coffee Break 018: Mark Messick

August 16th, 2016


Meet Mark Messick, the 16-year-old bestselling author of more than eleven books. Today we're talking about possibility, positivity, and living the …

How Do I Find My Muse? - WN 044

August 10th, 2016


Chances are, you've heard of the concept of a muse, whether you've read your fair share of Shakespeare or simply seen Disney's "Hercules". But can a …

How Important Is Networking For Writers? - WN 043

July 6th, 2016


I know, I know. You hate networking. I hate networking. It feels so corporate and shallow and sell-out-y. But it's important for writers nonetheless. …

Coffee Break 016: Melissa Johnson

June 20th, 2016


Enjoy a great conversation about how to fit creative writing into a busy schedule with entrepreneur, author, and my own personal mentor, Melissa …

Are There Any Original Ideas Left? - WN 042

June 6th, 2016


Is it true that there's "nothing new under the sun", that we just keep retelling the same 3 stories over and over, and that Hollywood is out of …

Coffee Break 015: Karan Bajaj

May 27th, 2016


I absolutely loved interviewing bestselling Indian author (& striving yogi!) Karan Bajaj, whose new book, The Yoga of Max's Discontent, hit …

Should Writers Be Paid? - WN 041

May 17th, 2016


We hear it all the time: "We can't afford to pay our writers," or, "Your payment will be exposure and experience!" But is that true? Should we take …

Coffee Break 014: David Faux

May 12th, 2016


David is a church-custodian-turned-tow-truck-driver who is querying his first sci-fi novel. We're talking worldbuilding, NaNoWriMo, & hope in today's show.

How To Deal With Rejection - WN 040

May 4th, 2016


Rejection happens to every writer. This week's episode explores different types of rejection and how some of them can actually help us to become better writers.

Coffee Break 013: Diane Vallere

April 17th, 2016


Diane & I talk about finding the courage to do what you love and love what you're doing, the ups and downs of self-publishing, and what it's like to be a "pantser".

The Worst Writing Advice - WN 039

April 5th, 2016


The internet is brimming with writing advice -- both good and bad. Episode 039 of Write Now talks about how to determine which advice is worth …

Coffee Break 012: JoAnna Ver Meer

April 1st, 2016


Episode 012: JoAnna Ver Meer Oh my friends, I am so very excited about today's Coffee Break episode (a.k.a. Tea Break, just for today). That's because I'm talking with my good friend & poet JoAnna Ver Meer, and I …

Coffee Break 011: Matt Paulson, Take 2

March 25th, 2016


Episode 011: Matt Paulson

You might remember Matt Paulson from one of my very first Coffee Break episodes, where we talked about his digital …

Give Yourself Some Grace - WN 038

March 14th, 2016


I ended the last episode of the Write Now podcast (#037) with the concept of giving yourself some grace. I ended up thinking about that concept for a long time after that, so decided to give grace its own episode. I …

Coffee Break 010: Kaitlyn Mirison

February 29th, 2016


Episode 010: Kaitlyn Mirison

Kaitlyn Mirison was one of the first people to get in touch with me when I first launched the Coffee Break offshoot of …

De-Clutter Your Life So You Can Write - WN 037

February 23rd, 2016


I've been thinking a lot about work/life/writing balance ever since I committed to writing a book this year. And so Episode 037 of the Write Now …

The Pressure To Be Great - WN 036

February 15th, 2016


We're under tons of pressure all the time -- as writers, family members, employees, and just as human beings in general. That stuff can really get to you -- and that's what we're talking about in Episode 036 of …

Coffee Break 009: reShoUNn Foster

February 5th, 2016


Episode 009: reShoUNn's Story Welcome to another Coffee Break episode of the Write Now podcast. I'm so glad you're here.

Today I'm talking …

Coffee Break 008: Deane Barker

January 27th, 2016


Episode 008: Deane Barker Hi friends! Welcome to your monthly Coffee Break episode of the Write Now podcast.

Today I want to share with you the …

The Power of a Writers' Group - WN 035

January 22nd, 2016


One thing I always want to stress in the Write Now podcast is the fact that you are not alone. Despite what you might feel, despite what you might what (or think you want), you're not alone. This is important. And it's …

Feeling Like A Fraud - WN 034

January 14th, 2016



Oh, my friends. It's time for episode 034 of the Write Now podcast. And I am so glad about that. :)

Before we begin, a quick note that I've made it easier than ever before to support the work I do with the Write Now …

Do I Need A Website? - WN 033

January 4th, 2016


Welcome to episode 033 of the Write Now podcast! Today I am answering the question, "As a writer, do I need a website?" I am also answering the …

Your New Year's Writing Resolution - WN 032

December 28th, 2015


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Let's take a look at New Year's resolutions specifically for writers in episode 032 of the Write Now …

Coffee Break 007: Vanessa Blakeslee

December 22nd, 2015


Episode 007: Vanessa Blakeslee

Hi friends! Welcome to your weekly Coffee Break.

Today I'm talking to Vanessa Blakeslee, the acclaimed short-story …

Creating In A Time of Destruction - WN 031

December 14th, 2015


Talking about creation and destruction go hand-in-hand. And I think that writers play a special part in not only conveying the destruction of the present, but creating the future.

Makers gonna make, yo. Let's do this …

Coffee Break 006: Kate Dyer-Seeley

December 4th, 2015


Episode 006: Kate Dyer-Seeley My friends, I have to admit: this episode of Coffee Break almost turned me into a hypocrite.

Earlier this week, I released an episode of Write Now titled Letting Go, …

Letting Go - WN 030

November 30th, 2015



Letting go is one of the hardest things a writer (let alone a human being) has to do. It speaks of loss -- whether willful or not -- and grief and …

Writing With All of Your Senses - WN 029

November 23rd, 2015


I'm back from my mission trip to Jamaica, my friends. And I have several stories and writing insights to share with you. It's all here in episode 029 of the Write Now podcast. Is travel a "must" for writers? Travel is a …

Coffee Break 005: Abraham Allende

November 19th, 2015


Episode 005: Abraham Allende It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy another episode of Coffee Break.

I love talking with people who have interesting stories to tell. And Abraham Allende -- former Cleveland sportscaster …

My Writing Retreat - WN 028

November 16th, 2015


Welcome to Episode 028 of Write Now. I've returned from my annual writing retreat and we've got some catching up to do. Should I take a writing …

NaNoWriMo and You - WN 027

October 26th, 2015


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It's November--and you know what that means! Or maybe you don't, in which case I'll tell you: it's NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH! And the way I see it, November is a time to …

Coffee Break 004: Dave Booda

October 22nd, 2015


Episode 004: Dave Booda It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy another episode of Coffee Break.

Dave Booda (that's him, with the magnificent man-bun) of the Darken the Page podcast got in touch with me a while ago …

When Life Kinda Sucks - WN 026

October 19th, 2015


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Episode 026 of the Write Now podcast is once again sponsored by my good friend Dave Booda at the Darken the Page podcast. Check it out! Life isn't always as amazing as we'd like it to …

Coffee Break 003: Matt Paulson, Take 1

October 3rd, 2015


Episode 003: Matt Paulson Hey friends. It's time for another Coffee Break!

Today, I'm speaking to my good friend Matt Paulson, the author of two …

My 10 Favorite Books - Part II - WN 025

September 28th, 2015


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Episode 025 of the Write Now podcast is sponsored by my good friend Dave Booda at the Darken the Page podcast for creatives of all kinds. He's a smart and funny dude. Check it …

Coffee Break 002: Mad Like Alyce

September 25th, 2015


Episode 002: Mad Like Alyce

Welcome to another episode of Coffee Break! This week, I'm talking to lifestyle blogger Mad Like Alyce, who offers a special focus on living a healthier life with PTSD (post-traumatic stress …

My 10 Favorite Books - Part I - WN 024

September 24th, 2015


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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE BOOKS? This is a good thing, because episode 024 of the Write Now podcast is all about books. Hooray!

This week's episode is sponsored by my good friend Dave …

Coffee Break 001: Barbara Kyle

September 17th, 2015


A truly delightful conversation with the author of the Thornleigh Saga about crafting a real page-turner.

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What Does Success Look Like For You? – WN 023

September 9th, 2015


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Oh man. Episode 023 of the Write Now podcast is about SUCCESS. Get ready  for some kind of MONTAGE or MOTIVATIONAL POSTER, probably!

...Or, you know, a nice earnest discussion on what …

Was I Meant To Be A Writer? - WN 022

August 31st, 2015


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Hey friends. Have you ever questioned your writer-ly destiny? Then Episode 022 of the Write Now podcast is for you. What if I simply wasn't meant to be a writer? I received a letter …

How To Defeat Writers' Block - WN 021

August 24th, 2015


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My friends. Episode 021 of the Write Now podcast is about writer's block and how to defeat it. GET READY. Have you ever struggled with writers' block? Writers' block can seize any …

Truth In Fiction - WN 020

August 10th, 2015


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I never intended to go into marketing. In fact, I just kind of fell into it -- and realized I was fairly decent at it. In marketing, I've learned a lot about truth (and how people …

7 Reasons You Need A Writing Mentor - WN 019

July 29th, 2015


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Do you have a writing mentor? Find out why it's super-important to have one in Episode 019 of the Write Now podcast! Every writer needs a mentor. What are the benefits of having a …

Fail A Lot - WN 018

July 20th, 2015


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Hey there, friends. In episode 018 of the Write Now podcast, I'm going to give you some advice that I'll bet you don't hear all that often: Fail a lot. As writers, why are we such …

Your Professional vs Creative Self - WN 017

July 13th, 2015


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Welcome to Episode 017 of the Write Now podcast, my lovelies. I am so glad you're here. Today we're going to talk about your work/life/writing balance. Where are you putting your …

How to Make Writing Fun Again - WN 016

July 6th, 2015


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This is the sweet 16th episode of the Write Now podcast with yours truly. Sometimes we lose that spark. Remember …

Why Is It So Important For Writers To Read? - WN 015

June 12th, 2015


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Welcome to Episode 015 of the Write Now podcast. We're going to be talking about something I've wanted to talk about for a while. SO I HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING TO HEAR IT! (Hint: …

Creating A Space For Writing - WN 014

June 6th, 2015


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YOU GUYS it has been a while. But I am back, and the foam on my delicious cappuccino is as fluffy and delightful …

7 Ways to Write Yourself Out of a Corner - WN 013

May 19th, 2015


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Oooh. Lucky episode 013. Or unlucky, if you suffer from triskaidekaphobia. And I hope you don't, because I think you'll enjoy this episode. Help! I've written myself into a …

My 8 Favorite Writing Tools – WN 012

May 5th, 2015


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In this week's episode of the "Write Now" podcast, I talk about caffeine addiction, my obsession with Bic 0.7mm #2 mechanical pencils, an intense personal dislike of sports, the …

Finding Your Voice - WN 011

April 27th, 2015


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Hey friends. Welcome to Episode 011 of the "Write Now" podcast. I'm glad you're here. How do I develop my writer's voice? You can probably name a lot of great writers who have their …

Writing Is Our Passion - WN 010

April 20th, 2015


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This is Episode 010 of the "Write Now" podcast. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. It's about passion. <3 And no, not that kind of passion. What do we really mean when we say writing is our …

Say Yes to Writing - WN 009

April 2nd, 2015


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As Joaquin Phoenix once said, "I'M STILL HERE." Mockumentary and hip-hop career to follow shortly. (Seriously, …

How to Write When You Don't Feel Like Writing - WN 008

March 22nd, 2015


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If you're looking for episode eight of the "Write Now" podcast, you've come to the right place. OR SHOULD I SAY THE WRITE PLACE BAH HA HA HA HAAA haaaaaaaaa I'm such a dork. I …

Who Is My Audience? - WN 007

March 11th, 2015


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Welcome to episode seven of the "Write Now" podcast. This episode is kind of a two-for-one special, in which I talk not only about finding and writing to your audience, but how to …

Walk It Off - WN 006

March 3rd, 2015


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Dumpster diving. Mall walking. A 19th-century transcendentalist. These are only a FEW of the things that you have to look forward to in the sixth episode of the "Write Now" …

Regain Your Confidence - WN 005

February 25th, 2015


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It's the fifth episode of "Write Now"! Hooray! I hope that this podcast is helping you to find the time, energy, and courage you need to pursue your passion and write every …

Go On - Surprise Yourself - WN 004

February 7th, 2015


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Welcome to the fourth episode of "Write Now", the podcast that helps aspiring writers to find the time, energy, and courage you need to pursue your passion and write every day. I'm so …

Writing as Self Care - WN 003

January 23rd, 2015


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You guys, I am super stoked about this week's podcast topic. BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT: Writing as self care. The idea of using writing as a way to attain and maintain both physical and …

5 Steps to Making Your Writing Goals a Reality - WN 002

January 14th, 2015


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Woo! I've officially made it to the second episode of "Write Now", the podcast that helps aspiring writers to find the time, energy, and courage you need to pursue your passion and …

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