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Writer in the Making

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Hey fellow authors! Learn about me, my work as a writer, gain encouragement, and even some writer’s tips. If you want to know what’s different about me in comparison to other authors, well... you’re hearing it from me lol😄 Isn’t that what makes you different as an author?We’re all in this together.… read more

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An announcement about Photo Bombed!

April 30th, 2021

6:21

The cat’s out the bag! I have an announcement about Photo Bombed which is coming this spring! Don’t forget this free writer’s giveaway! https://books.bookfunnel.com/saygoodbyetowritersblock/v0b5a52wm1

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Free Resources for Writers

April 27th, 2021

4:59

Free resources for writers! Giveaway ends April 30th so don’t delay! Looking for inspiration? Check out these tools for writers!

How to Self Revise Mind-Blowing Novels

April 20th, 2021

4:30

“3 Tips to a Stellar Novel,” April 22, 11am CST. You’ll learn why multi-layered characters are critical to your book’s success, the struggles most …

Book Revising 101

April 13th, 2021

8:53

Know what you need to do when you need to self revise. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work with a professional, but this webinar will equip you with …

It’s Back!

April 8th, 2021

3:36

WIM Plus Merch Store is back! Missed it in February? Here you go fellow writers! Enjoy! https://wim-plus.creator-spring.com/

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Book Editing 101

March 30th, 2021

5:28

My latest online course is here! Book Editing 101! Is that possible? Self edit your own novel from start to finish? You’re listening to someone who has. Think you got what it takes? You do! Sign up here

Photo Bombed is done!

March 30th, 2021

7:06

We made it! Photo Bombed is finished at 55K words! How do I feel? Proud! It wasn’t easy branching out but I’m glad I did!

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Almost there!

March 25th, 2021

5:54

Photo Bombed is past 50K! I’m literally 4-5 scenes away from finishing my first cozy mystery! I have another announcement too but you’ll have to wait on it! I know, but it’ll be worth it.

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FictionFive Contest with Critique Match

March 18th, 2021

5:43

The contest is back! Have you entered? Want some feedback with your story? https://blog.critiquematch.com/p/fiction-five-writing-contest.html

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Progress on Photo Bombed

March 11th, 2021

9:01

We’re close to 40K! This mystery is coming together. I have something else too I noticed that helps when lengthening your novel. Want to know?

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30 Ways Authors use Videos to Engage Readers

March 4th, 2021

12:10

I got another article from BookBub so I thought I’d share! Have you done a video? Do you like being on camera? How can videos help you engage with your fans? Tune in!

LIVE with Me!

March 2nd, 2021

6:19

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, then you already know! If not, I’ll be live with my readers this Saturday, March 6th at noon CST. Visit www.dariawhite.com to sign up today! What do I have planned? You’ll have to …

How to Lengthen Your Novel

February 25th, 2021

14:05

I’ve talked about underwriting before, but let’s revisit it. I’m literally under 30K with my cozy mystery but I just wrote the climax. I’m like, oh no, what do I do? It’s too short! If this is you, have a listen for …

A Winter Storm I’ll Never Forget

February 19th, 2021

7:51

So... I’ve lived in Texas for most of my life, but it’s been interesting lately with the weather. I’ve never seen it like this. Have a listen if you want my update. Thank you all for your prayers and support for fellow …

I’m Writing Two Books at the Same Time

February 11th, 2021

9:21

I don’t know about you, but I’ve only written one book at a time. Even if I get stuck with a story, I go to another until I’m out of the plot hole …

Latest Merch Store Additions!

February 9th, 2021

6:31

I’m loving WIM Plus’ Merch store! What’s the latest in products? Have a listen to find out which ones you’d like. I’m literally making up these …

Do you have a writing schedule?

February 4th, 2021

7:46

For all my planners, this one’s for you. This will even work for pantsers if you don’t mind writing things down lol. Whether you add 500 words or …

Can You Believe It?

February 2nd, 2021

4:51

Remember me talking about a surprise? Well... WIM Plus has expanded again! This time it’s a store with writer merch! For a limited time (until Feb 28th), take your pick of masks, phone cases, shirts, and more! This will …

A Blog Post I Wanted to Share

January 26th, 2021

6:41

I wrote a blog post last week on self editing. It got a few likes so I thought I’d share. Read the full post here!

Pep Talk—You’ve Got What it Takes

January 19th, 2021

7:16

It’s been a while since we’ve had our pep talks, right? Well... this pep talk is personal. Have you ever felt unqualified? Did someone tell you were inadequate but deep down you knew your capability? Let’s talk writers! …

Mapping out My Goals

January 12th, 2021

6:30

I’m back! Missed me? Tune in to hear what I have planned. There may be a surprise but I can’t tell you yet.

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Wishing You a Happy New Year

December 29th, 2020

6:36

Ready for the New Year? What’s one resolution you have for 2021? This is the last episode of the year so I’ll share one of mine. Happy New Year …

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

December 22nd, 2020

6:17

Christmas time is here! I hope you enjoy the holiday this season no matter who you spend it with. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for …

I Found this Interesting

December 18th, 2020

11:03

I found this article and thought I’d share! “7 Common Novel Writing Tips (use caution)” https://www.nownovel.com/blog/common-novel-writing-tips-caution/ Don’t forget Free writing resources here!

Free Resources for Writers

December 15th, 2020

5:49

Looking for tools for your book? Publishing ideas? Promotions? Need writer self care tips? Check out this FREE giveaway from now until Jan 9th!

It’s Story Time

December 10th, 2020

6:47

What now? You’ve written your novel but no clue on where to start revising! What do you do? Can you relate to this story? https://wim-plus.teachable.com/p/how-to-self-edit-your-novel Not ready? Download my free …

It’s the last day!

December 10th, 2020

3:06

Have you entered yet? Check out Book Luver’s 2020 Christmas giveaway and enter for a chance to win a Free Kindle Fire! It’s the last day! https://bookluver.com/2020-christmas-giveaway

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My First Online Christmas Party

December 8th, 2020

6:52

So... I did it! I hosted my first online party. How did it go? Have a listen. Don’t forget the giveaway! https://bookluver.com/2020-christmas-giveaway

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2020 Christmas Giveaway and more!

December 1st, 2020

7:56

I’ve partnered with a site called Book Luver for a free giveaway! Which book is participating? Christmas Therapy! Get your copy along with other freebies here. Offer expires December 10th!

Grateful

November 24th, 2020

5:08

2020 has been a year, right? What’s there to be thankful for? Well... there are a few things I can think of in case you’d like to know. :)

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In Case You Need a Cheerleader!

November 19th, 2020

5:28

We’re in the middle of November! What does that mean? Camp NaNo is almost over! How are you doing?

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Updates and Encourgagement

November 10th, 2020

7:35

Feel like your story is taking long to write? Is it still coming together in your head? I know that feeling. I have some encouragement for you fellow writers as I share progress with my own work!

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Build Your Own Podcast

November 9th, 2020

6:33

How did my second webinar go? Were you there? Here’s a link to watch the full session! https://youtu.be/4ipITg7S3_o

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Another Webinar!

November 4th, 2020

1:49

I’m partnering with CritiqueMatch again for another webinar! “Build Your Own Podcast” Nov 5th at 7pm (EST). Ever thought about starting your own? Sign up for free today and learn how!

C.P.S. Checklist (WIM Plus +)

October 27th, 2020

6:02

Download free checklist here! Sitting on your novel? Get the tools you need to achieve your stellar book! Want more in depth knowledge? Get on my …

The Story behind WIM Plus+

October 21st, 2020

13:22

Why did I start an online school? Listen to my story and how WIM Plus was born. If you love my podcast, we kick it up in WIM! Enroll today and …

My First Webinar!

October 20th, 2020

4:14

Webinar? What? Yes, I’m hosting my first webinar with critiquematch.com! Register for free today! Want to know what I’ll be discussing? Have a listen. https://blog.critiquematch.com/p/events.html

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WIM Plus +

October 19th, 2020

3:56

If you’ve been to www.dariawhite.com, you know I have a link to author services. Guess what? There’s more! I have an online school! While my …

SelfPub Conference 2020

October 14th, 2020

8:18

Alliance of Independent Authors presents “Tools and Tech for Indie Authors Conference.” It’s free! Want to learn more? Check it out here

CritiqueMatch

October 7th, 2020

3:37

The FirstFive contest is back! Want feedback on your story? Click here https://blog.critiquematch.com/p/fiction-five-writing-contest.html and enter for a chance to win. Will I be judging this time? Find out by listening …

Thank you: The Wedding Report

September 29th, 2020

2:58

I’m thrilled with the response to The Wedding Report! Thank you all for your support. Haven’t gotten your copy yet? Check it out here https://books2read.com/u/31Gow6

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New Release: The Wedding Report

September 22nd, 2020

5:28

It’s release day! The Wedding Report is here so check your local retailers. I’ll let you in on a secret behind this story. Remember I’ve mentioned …

A Free Short Story

September 18th, 2020

6:53

“What Mackenzie Needs” is a new short story that you can read now! How? Subscribe to my newsletter and get your copy today. Tune in to listen to the story behind the story along with tips on reader magnets. “What …

The Unexpected Character: The Wedding Report

September 14th, 2020

4:53

A character that wasn’t a part of the original cast. Javier Flores. Who is he? What does he mean to Chantelle? Should Lance care if something sparks …

My favorite scene: The Wedding Report

September 10th, 2020

5:56

The Wedding Report releases September 22nd! Today I share my favorite scene between Chantelle and Lance. Another favorite song of mine is Anne Drury’s “One Step.” I heard this song clear as day when writing this scene …

Thank You!

September 3rd, 2020

1:48

Thank you for the birthday wishes! Also, thanks so much for your support of Thinking of Zoe!

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Reflections on my Birthday!

August 31st, 2020

8:33

Today’s my birthday! Thank you all for your support! I appreciate it.

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Thinking of Zoe

August 26th, 2020

2:19

Thinking of Zoe releases August 29th! Get your copy today! I’ve also included a snippet of another song I think fits Alex and Zoe! It literally came to me after writing the story, so it’s not included in the book. …

Photo Bombed & Thinking of Zoe!

August 18th, 2020

6:41

I’m about 7K into my first cozy mystery, Photo Bombed. Thinking of Zoe releases August 29th! Pre-order if you’d like or you can read it now on Smashwords with my pre-sale.

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Thinking of Zoe & Those We Love in Blue

August 11th, 2020

3:22

Thinking of Zoe is in the final stages! August 29th so pre-order at any major retailers! Have you read the first chapters of Those We Love in Blue yet? Click here for a free sample https://dl.bookfunnel.com/3sm2kq91sc

Hit the Betseller list?

August 3rd, 2020

12:22

Another article from BookBub with tips on how to hit the bestseller list. While this isn’t a guarantee for your book, there’s no harm in trying! You never know what you might learn.

COVID-19 and your Book

July 29th, 2020

7:03

I saw an article that asked should authors write their books with the present events occurring? Should the pandemic be included in your story line? …

My First Cozy Mystery

July 28th, 2020

12:51

I’m putting together my lists of suspects! Things are coming together as I write my first cozy mystery, Photo Bombed! Are you writing a mystery? Listen in for some tips! Nancy J. Cohen’s book Writing the Cozy Mystery is …

Growing your Newsletter

July 24th, 2020

10:25

I watched a webinar by DIYMFA a few weeks back and it talked about growing your newsletter. We’ve discussed this before but I want to revisit it. I also have a surprise! Tune in.

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Thinking of Zoe: an update!

July 21st, 2020

2:47

Thinking of Zoe is in revision mode. I did take a break from it so I can come back with a fresh perspective. Plan is to still release in the fall! So many ideas but I’m excited!

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Other Genres

July 16th, 2020

5:08

If you’ve been following me on Goodreads, you’ll notice Christian Fiction and Cozy Mystery have been added. It’s true I’m branching out to write …

Experience as a Judge

July 14th, 2020

4:30

The contest is halfway there at critiquematch.com! I’m glad I was apart of this contest to help fellow writers with their work. Listen to hear my experience.

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Christmas Therapy is here!

July 10th, 2020

2:21

Christmas Therapy is here! Get your copy, paperback or ebook, and enjoy this sweet holiday romance! Christmas in July! Click here

Experiences of a Black Writer

July 8th, 2020

6:16

I did an interview with blogger/writer/editor Kirsten McNeill’s blog “The Art is Ours.” I share in the post my experiences as a Black woman as we deal with racism in this country and around the world. Not to mention my …

Tips from a Volunteer Judge

July 2nd, 2020

8:47

As I judge in the FictionFive contest, I saw some key things that stood out in the manuscripts. We all know the basics to a certain extent. I say never stop learning. Be willing to keep growing. Listen in to some tips …

The Wedding Report, Thinking of Zoe, & FictionFive contest!

June 30th, 2020

5:50

My next novel I’m working on is The Wedding Report! I have three plot twists in the making so I’m in revision mode. Thinking of Zoe is underway, and there’s one more day to sign up for contest. Are you ready? …

My First Contest as a Judge!

June 24th, 2020

5:38

Critique Match is hosting its FictionFive contest! Unpublished authors can have the first five pages (1500 words) critiqued by top rated writers, …

Thinking of Zoe is finished!

June 22nd, 2020

4:17

Thinking of Zoe (Bridge Point Romance, Book 3) is finished! It’s around 38-39K, so it’s the longest so far in the series. And... it leads into book four, Something about Bailey! Yes, Jackson and Bailey are back! The …

For Juneteenth

June 19th, 2020

2:42

*Disclaimer * A special episode for Juneteenth!

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Christmas Therapy & continuing the conversation

June 17th, 2020

6:27

Christmas Therapy comes out next month! I’m working on the paperback now, so pre-order if you haven’t already. In this episode, I also include some songs from my playlist. Not your typical playlist, but I believe music …

Let’s Meet at the Bridge

June 9th, 2020

7:40

*Disclaimer* (another special episode). One of my favorite lines in the movie Black Panther is when Angela Bassett yells to her son in his first official battle for the throne, “tell him who you are!” I love that line. …

Thank You from a Black Author

June 2nd, 2020

1:22

*Disclaimer: This is a special thank you to you all for being supportive during this time as we watch what’s happening in our country and around the world.

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Ever done a Presale?

May 26th, 2020

12:46

We’ve all heard of pre-orders, but what about a presale? Smashwords has launched its presale features that allows readers not only to reserve their copy, but they can read it prior to the release day! How am I working …

Revive an Old Writing Project

May 14th, 2020

7:47

I saw a post from last month on ProWritingAid’s blog that I thought I’d share. Having trouble finishing a manuscript? I have. Have a listen for some tips to help you finish your book. prowritingaid.com is mentioned in …

Still Writing...

May 8th, 2020

4:47

Thinking of Zoe is still going! I’ve yet to write the second plot point, but I’m excited as I build to the climax. Also, I have another announcement but I won’t share until later. Tune in for more.

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Camp NaNoWriMo update

April 29th, 2020

6:29

I’ve written over 25K for camp! The thing is... I’m not finished with the story as I thought I would. Listen in to hear my progress.

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Anything for Noelle

April 21st, 2020

4:29

Book 2 is here! Check your local retailers for your copy today. Thanks so much for your support of this series.

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Progress with Thinking of Zoe

April 15th, 2020

6:23

We’re about halfway into Camp NaNoWriMo. How’s my project coming? How’s yours?

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The Unfinished Novel

April 7th, 2020

8:30

Remember The Wedding Report? This time last year I was writing this story during Camp NaNo 2019 April. I set it to the side and moved on to another story. Guess what? It’s back! Listen in for tips in case you’re stuck …

Authors going Virtual

April 2nd, 2020

9:47

I received another email from BookBub! Want to know how other authors are promoting their books during this time? Have a listen! https://insights.bookbub.com/authors-book-promotion-covid-19/

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

March 31st, 2020

6:41

Thinking of Zoe is underway! I’m excited to write and participate in April’s Camp NaNoWriMo 2020. Are you participating?

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Authors helping Authors

March 26th, 2020

7:00

I received an article from BookBub that I wanted to share. Basically, it’s authors helping authors during this time. Enjoy! https://insights.bookbub.com/

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Thinking of Zoe—Book 3

March 24th, 2020

4:46

I’m loving my Bridge Point Romance series! Thanks so much for your support. Book three is underway while I’m finishing up edits with book two. Meet the stars of book three, Zoe and Alex!

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Anything for Noelle is finished!

March 18th, 2020

3:36

Book 2 of the Bridge Point Romance series is complete! Edits are coming along and I may be releasing it sooner. I’m excited for this story and the others to come!

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Write a Pageturner (2)

March 9th, 2020

8:17

We’re back with more tips on how to write a page turner! It’s not about the story you tell, but how you tell it. While some of us start with plots, I start with characters when I begin a new book. Listen in as I give …

Write a Pageturner

March 6th, 2020

9:44

It looks like as a writer I’ve gone from being “predictable” to “this story had me clutched!” How did I do that? I’m not an expert but I’ll share how to write a story that grips your readers. Enjoy! Articles from …

Meet the Cast—Anything for Noelle

March 5th, 2020

7:37

We’re behind the scenes! Tommy and Noelle are the stars of my upcoming novella, Anything for Noelle (Book 2 of the Bridge Point Romance series). How long will the series last? Do these two have a love song?

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Christmas Connection: Thank you!

March 3rd, 2020

1:27

The reviews are coming in for Christmas Connection (Bridge Point Romance, Book 1). Thank you all for your support! Book two is underway! Get your copy today https://books2read.com/u/bMpYRV

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Revisiting Imposter Syndrome

February 28th, 2020

10:02

We haven’t talked about this one in a while. Imposter Syndrome. It came up in my writers group and in a webinar. So... let’s revisit it.

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Christmas Connection is here!

February 25th, 2020

5:57

Christmas Connection (Bridge Point Romance, Book 1) is available at Amazon! Coming to other retailers soon! Enjoy the story of Jackson and Bailey. More to come in this series! Link book

Structuring Scenes

February 19th, 2020

9:29

The more I write, the more I learn. Here are some tips on structuring your scenes. How do you know where to start? Is this scene necessary? What …

Big Announcement!

February 12th, 2020

5:29

Christmas Connection is almost finished! Guess what? There will be a book two! Yay! My first series!

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Behind the Scenes: Christmas Therapy

February 4th, 2020

6:47

Another look behind the scenes at Christmas Therapy! I’ve included a list of songs as part of the book’s playlist. Pre-order today at any major retailer (Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc). It will be available …

Christmas Connection Update

January 30th, 2020

5:34

My short novella is almost done, but every story has a process. I’ve gone back and forth with these characters but the journey is almost over. How’s it going? Have a listen.

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Christmas Therapy is coming!

January 24th, 2020

4:42

I’ve been writing this book since last year and it’s in the final stages. Finally! Look for the pre-order in all major retailers! It will also be available on Amazon as both an ebook and paperback!

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Tips on Social Media

January 22nd, 2020

14:48

I recently got an email titled “Three Social Media Mistakes for Would-Be Authors.” How can we implement social media as writers? Should it be all …

Character wounds—part 2

January 14th, 2020

7:55

What if you’re still struggling with your characters’ wounds? What’s wrong with them? Will you ever pinpoint it? Patience is key. How do I know? Remember goals, motivations, and stakes. Have a listen.

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Happy New Year!

January 6th, 2020

3:31

Wishing you all a happy new year! Any goals this year? What did you accomplish last year?

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2019

2:46

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Enjoy your family and friends. Be blessed!

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Character wounds

December 18th, 2019

7:31

How do you choose a wound that best suits your character? How do you know it’s them? Will it fit in the story?

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Save the Cat—The Princess Bride (Act 3)

December 11th, 2019

9:34

We made it! We’re in act three of The Princess Bride (1987) film using the Save the Cat Beat sheet. Never forget that endings are just as important as the beginnings. Learn how to bring your stories to a satisfying …

Save the Cat—The Princess Bride (Act 2)

December 4th, 2019

14:59

We’re in act two of The Princess Bride (1987) film using the Save the Cat beat sheets. The middle is roughly fifty percent of your book. No one wants a “saggy” middle. Have a listen.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28th, 2019

1:10

It’s the holidays already? Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you enjoy the holiday with you and yours.

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Save the Cat—The Princess Bride (Act 1)

November 26th, 2019

12:04

I’m going through the beats of The Princess Bride (1987 film) using the Save the Cat beat sheet. I hope this will help authors even more as they plot their novels. savannahgilbo.com and Blake Synder’s Save the Cat are …

Romance Rehab

November 20th, 2019

5:50

Thanks to fellow authors, I’ve discovered Romance Rehab. Not does this site offer book reviews, but it includes help with your book blurbs. Have a listen in case you didn’t know! romancerehab.com is mentioned in this …

Pep Talk—The Dripping Faucet

November 15th, 2019

4:28

I haven’t been able to actually write my story until now. Here’s some encouragement for us all. Keep going writers! The words will come.

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New Novella!

November 13th, 2019

5:39

In between writing my novels, I’m working on short stories and novellas. This one here is a new novella I hope to have in time for Christmas. Christmas Connection soon!

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Plotting Your Novel—Save the Cat

November 6th, 2019

13:06

I’ve recently been using Save the Cat to help plot my work. Learn all 15 beats here! Do you need all 15 beats? Not necessarily, but at least you have …

Don’t be afraid to take risks

October 31st, 2019

8:16

When writing Christmas Therapy, I struggled with raising the stakes with my characters. I didn’t want the worst to happen to them, but that led to …

Revising some more

October 29th, 2019

2:31

Round two of revisions are underway for Christmas Therapy! I haven’t set a release date as of yet, but it’ll be announced soon. So excited for this story!

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Are you doing Camp Nano?

October 23rd, 2019

7:29

National Novel Writing Month is almost here! Are you ready? Am I ready? Have a listen.

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Romance Summit Takeaway

October 18th, 2019

9:15

If you’ve been keeping with the Romance Summit this week, you’ve been learning different ways to craft your stories better. What was a takeaway for me? Have a listen.

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Romance Writers Craft Summit

October 15th, 2019

4:28

I signed up recently for the Romance Writers Craft Summit. This week videos are live and taught by experts from world building to creating tension for your stories. Have you signed up? www.romancewriterssummit.com is …

First Round of Revisions

October 10th, 2019

4:33

Finally the first round of revisions are done! I’ve sent Christmas Therapy to my critique partner! How do I feel? Have a listen.

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More Writer’s Guides

October 1st, 2019

7:58

Recently I have discovered a guide that helped me in writing sweet romance. Victorine E. Lieske’s How to Write a Swoon-Worthy Sweet Romance Novel. Have a listen.

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Hallmark Review—An Unforgettable Christmas

September 30th, 2019

4:35

I have another book review! An Unforgettable Christmas by Ginny Baird is a available now! Check out my review for Hallmark Publishing on my blog dariawhite.com, Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble! I enjoyed it and …

We’re Close

September 27th, 2019

2:46

Sometimes it feels like revisions will never be over! Well, I’ve been in the revision cave all month. I have 14 scenes left to revise! Christmas Therapy is coming soon!

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Hallmark Review—A Royal Christmas Wish

September 24th, 2019

3:55

Have you read A Royal Christmas Wish by Lizzie Shane? I had the privilege of reading this book for Hallmark and I loved it! Check out my review at Amazon, Goodreads, my blog dariawhite.com, and Barnes and Noble! Amazing …

Reader Magnet?

September 20th, 2019

6:41

Is a reader magnet necessary? As I build my newsletter, now almost 700 subscribers, did a reader magnet make a difference? For me, yes! Whether it’s …

Hallmark Review—A Gingerbread Romance

September 18th, 2019

4:26

I have another review for Hallmark; A Gingerbread Romance by Lacey Baker! This was a Christmas movie that aired last year starring Tia Mowry. Hallmark Publishing turned it into a book so I was excited for the chance to …

Hallmark Review—Out of the Picture

September 13th, 2019

4:48

Looking for a cozy mystery? I recently reviewed Tracy Gardner’s Out of the Picture from Hallmark Publishing. Check out my review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and my blog at dariawhite.com

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Revising (Part 5)

September 11th, 2019

8:33

“Elements of setting: How to create a vivid world” at nownovel.com/blog is mentioned in this episode. Learn how to paint the picture into your novel with words. Having a hard time with descriptions? Establishing …

Revising (Part 4)

September 6th, 2019

4:54

Where is your scene happening? Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi’s “Urban and Rural Thesaurus” guides and onestopforwriters.com are mentioned in this episode.

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In case you were wondering

September 5th, 2019

5:18

A lot happening, but things are going well. Wish for Love releases September 14th and Christmas Therapy has a cover! Wow!

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Pep Talk—Your Writer’s Voice

September 2nd, 2019

7:19

This is the second topic you all chose. Thanks writing community! Your writer’s voice is essential. Why? It’s what makes your writing unique. How do you find it? Have a listen.

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Thanks for the support!

September 2nd, 2019

1:47

I’ll be celebrating my birthday tomorrow, August 31st, but I wanted to take the time to think you all. I’m grateful for your support of this podcast …

Pep Talk—Consistency

August 29th, 2019

9:45

This is one of the two topics that won the vote! Thanks writing community. So... how do you stay consistent? Let’s see how we can tackle this one together.

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Revising (Part 3)

August 27th, 2019

7:20

What have I learned so far as I revise? So far I’m fifteen percent into the process, but I can tell a few things already. Have a listen and I’ll share.

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Take Your Time

August 24th, 2019

4:46

As I revise, I’m tempted to want to rush through the process and get it done. Anyone else feel this way? My advice for us all, is take your time. **Due to a technical glitch this episode was deleted and uploaded again.**

Revising (Part 2)

August 22nd, 2019

10:13

“Save the Cat!” Never used it until now but it’s coming in handy. What does this have to do with revising? Sometimes we have to backtrack when writing. Now that your book is written, can you highlight the key scenes. …

Revising (Part 1)

August 20th, 2019

9:28

I’m revising and can’t wait to share my first tip with you all! Do you have to use what I use? No, but I will share nonetheless. You’re revising! Great, but where do you start? Why not start with your key scenes (hook, …

Read any good books lately?

August 16th, 2019

3:18

I love reading! There’s no stopping it. Looking for something to read? Check out The Color of God’s Eyes by Christina Barr and Christmas in …

Tips for your Book launch

August 12th, 2019

5:55

Now that I’ve held a book launch, any tips? What are some best practices in my opinion? This is only what I did. Looking for any more suggestions, I suggest you search it out and find what works best for you.

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It’s Okay

August 9th, 2019

2:46

Have I started the revising process? No. I’m taking a break. Guess what? It’s okay.

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Bookfunnel

August 6th, 2019

7:44

Looking to grow your mailing list? I’ve recently signed up for Bookfunnel. Have a listen and hear how you can use it to grow your readership. bookfunnel.com is mentioned in this episode.

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Celebrate where you are

August 2nd, 2019

3:55

Whether you finished for camp nano or on your own timeline, you wrote a book! That’s an accomplishment! Celebrate where you are. I am.

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Camp is over! How did you do?

August 1st, 2019

4:41

Camp nano is over! How did you do? Whether you met your original goal or not, did you write? How do I feel about 70K instead of my orginal 90k? Have a listen.

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The Final Countdown

July 30th, 2019

5:12

One more day for Camp Nano! How am I doing still? Have a listen.

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The Home Stretch

July 26th, 2019

5:00

This week has been super busy so here’s an update on my work in progress. I hope you all are still pushing to finish your goal. We’re in the home stretch. There’s also an announcement I have, so tune in to listen!

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Camp Nano—Hitting the Wall

July 23rd, 2019

6:08

Last full week of camp nano. I’m nearly 20k away from finishing but it hasn’t been easy. Ever heard of hitting the wall? This phrase is common among …

Pep Talk—The Comparison Game (2)

July 19th, 2019

8:06

I wanted to do a follow up on the Comparison Game episode. I recently painted a picture this week, and it made me think about what we face as …

Writing Dialogue

July 19th, 2019

10:37

It’s one of my favorite things to write, dialogue. It comes natural to me to write a conversation. So... how do you do that? How do you write strong …

Plot Twists

July 18th, 2019

8:14

My work in progress for camp nano is coming along. So much so, I wrote a plot twist! How do you write them into your story? Which ones fit best? “10 Simple Tips for Writing Clever Plot Twists” at writersedit.com is …

Camp Nano Week 2 progress—12K!

July 16th, 2019

7:00

To keep you posted, here’s my process from week 2. I didn’t realize how much I wrote until I checked this past Friday. 12K? I’m still stoked!

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Pep Talk—The Comparison Game

July 12th, 2019

13:25

Thanks writing community for voting! We’ve been waiting for this topic for a while and I believe it’s long overdue. Should you compare yourself to …

Camp Nano—Freedom with my Outline

July 9th, 2019

8:00

I wrote a little over 10K during my first week of camp. How? I have found that there is freedom using my outline. I used to think the opposite, and …

Thank you—Match-Made Christmas!

July 8th, 2019

5:12

Thank you all who supported Match-Made Christmas’ launch!

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Book Launch Time!!!

July 5th, 2019

8:31

Match-Made Christmas is available tomorrow so check your favorite retailers! To celebrate the launch, I have a surprise! As a treat, here are some book launch tips from some amazing people in the writing community! Give …

Hallmark Book Review

July 2nd, 2019

2:09

A Down Home Christmas by Liz Talley releases today! Hallmark Publishing gave me the opportunity to review this sweet story, so check out my review on …

Author Confessions: Book launch

July 2nd, 2019

5:09

It’s almost here, Match-Made Christmas’ release date! I can’t wait, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous. True author confessions here.

Camp NaNoWriMo is back!!

July 1st, 2019

4:32

Camp nano starts again today! Are you ready? I am and I can’t wait to finish my next novel. Also, my first short story will be released tomorrow. Check out For Christmas (The Morgan Sisters) at channillo.com

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One week left!

June 28th, 2019

4:42

On July 6, 2019 Match-Made Christmas releases! This is my first attempt at a book launch. While there may not one for every book, I want to see how …

Writing Short Stories?

June 25th, 2019

6:21

For Christmas in July, I will have short stories available! Yes, they will be Christmas themed. Visit channillo.com for more info if you’re looking …

July Camp NanoWriMo

June 24th, 2019

5:43

Camp Nano is back for July! Are you signed up for the month? I decided to try again and I’m with my cabin mates from before, along with a few new …

How to Write from your Outline

June 21st, 2019

7:50

So... you have an outline with acts one through three. Each scene has 1-2 sentences for where it’s going, and you’re set to go. You’re ready to write, right? How do you transfer your outline to a chapter or scene of …

Author Confessions: It’ll Come

June 20th, 2019

5:37

Today’s topic is what I’ve been dealing with, so it’s for both of us. Remember, no matter how short or long it takes to write your manuscript, it’ll come. I’ve had to remind myself of this since words have moved slow …

Behind the Scenes of Match-Made Christmas

June 19th, 2019

5:19

Only two more weeks before Match-Made Christmas releases! Here’s a behind the scenes the story. Meet Adrienne Fields and Trace Carson! Go to dariawhite.com to pre-order! 

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How did Booksprout do?

June 17th, 2019

5:11

Here’s another update from booksprout.co ARC giveaways! 4 out of 5 star average for Match-Made Christmas! Looking for reviews? I do recommend Booksprout as one avenue to get book reviews. Have a listen.

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Pep Talk—Discouragement

June 14th, 2019

10:30

Here’s another one for you writing community! Thanks for your votes. Discouragement. It hits us all in one way or another. I hope this episode encourages you. All I can do is share my experiences. Remember, you’re not …

The Bundle

June 12th, 2019

9:36

Fictionary and ProWritingAid were recently bundled. I chose to invest in both for a year. Have a listen to hear about both. prowritingaid.com and fictionary.co are mentioned in this episode.

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Story Origin Update

June 11th, 2019

4:10

Wanted to give you all a quick update. So... last time I told you about story origin, I had 17 new subscribers. I now have 96!!! The promotion just …

Hallmark? What?

June 10th, 2019

4:52

So... I signed up to be a book reviewer for Hallmark Publishing. I honestly forgot about it until they emailed me with a FREE book! I finished Teri Wilson’s newest release, Love at the Shore. If you haven’t checked out …

Story Origin

June 7th, 2019

5:39

Story Origin is a marketing tool that can be used for free delivery of your books and email list building. You can integrate your existing mailing …

One or the Other

June 6th, 2019

4:56

You’re either writing or editing. Which one are you? I’m the latter. Have a listen.

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Meet the Cast: Wish for Love

June 4th, 2019

8:34

Another behind the scenes with upcoming Wish for Love! Meet Leah Morris and Cole Parsons. Here’s a sneak peek into their goals, motivations, and …

Pep Talk—Confidence as a Writer

June 3rd, 2019

10:41

Time for another pep talk. Thank you writing community for voting! Confidence as a writer won so let’s get to it.

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Change of Plans

May 31st, 2019

7:02

So you’re writing a story, but then another one takes over. You’re so close to finishing the first one but the second story pops up. Or maybe you had both in mind so you set one aside, but now the first one is coming …

Sometimes you need to think

May 30th, 2019

5:51

It’s so simple, but yet we forget the simple things. Having trouble with your story? Well... when was the last time you thought about it? Have a listen.

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Guest Blogging

May 28th, 2019

8:29

Another way to get your name out there as a writer is to guest post on blogs! Be willing to offer something of value to fellow authors whether it’s information, tips, or services. We all have something to contribute so …

Pep Talk—Dealing with Rejection

May 24th, 2019

12:07

It’s time for another pep talk. Thanks writing community for voting! Here’s some encouragement for you and remember you’re not alone.

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Sparingly

May 23rd, 2019

7:21

“Use it sparingly.” That’s what I’ve been told and what try to remind myself as a writer. Similes, metaphors, body language, facial expressions, …

Past or present tense?

May 22nd, 2019

7:25

Which tense should your story be written in? Past or present? “Past or Present Tense: Which is Best?” www.novel-writing-help.com is mentioned in this …

Confessions of an Author: My 100th Episode!!!

May 21st, 2019

17:29

I can’t believe this is episode 100! Thank you so much for tuning in all over the world. Your support is greatly appreciated. Tune in to hear more about me, what’s in the future for the show, what I’m working on, and …

Stay coachable

May 20th, 2019

7:56

Some of us do have the natural gift with words, but a lot of us have learned what it takes to craft a story. I had no knowledge prior to publication …

Are you repeating yourself?

May 17th, 2019

8:25

Are you repeating yourself? Whether it’s crutch words such as “like,” “just,” “I admit,” and my personal favorite “well.” Or perhaps you rehash things in your manuscript. Did you point something out in one chapter but …

Blog Tours

May 16th, 2019

9:04

Should you do a book tour? Since everything is digital now, what about a blog tour? Is it worth it to spread the word about your book? I’m …

We have another guest!

May 15th, 2019

29:42

Welcome my next guest to my podcast, Rachael Bloome! She’s a fellow sweet romance author and if you haven’t downloaded her free novella, Puzzle Pieces, do so now at her website and online stores such as Smashwords, …

You May Need a Pen

May 13th, 2019

4:01

While I’ve grown accustomed to writing on my laptop, I recently picked up a pen and notebook to help me out of a creative slump. Having trouble with your work in progress? You may need a pen.

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Fear of Failure/Success

May 10th, 2019

11:13

Here’s some encouragement for my fellow writers. This was not easy to talk about, but I hope it helps you in one way or another. I don’t have all the answers, but I will share how I walk through this every day. I can …

More Tips for your Author Newsletter

May 9th, 2019

12:40

Once a month is usually common when sending out announcements, book cover reveals, book launch dates, etc. to readers. Is that it? What else can you put in your newsletter? Running out of ideas? Just getting started and …

Underwriter Tips

May 8th, 2019

8:34

Are you an underwriter? What is it exactly? Well... you’ve run out of words to put into your manuscript. If you’re like me, you’re close to the end of your book at 50K when you want 85K. That’s 35K away! What do you do …

I have a Newsletter!

May 7th, 2019

6:00

My newsletter is here! If you haven’t subscribed to my mailing list, go to dariawhite.com to sign up through the pop up window. What I’ve learned from this process? Be yourself. viladesign.net

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The Write Track

May 7th, 2019

2:29

I recently was a guest panelist on The Write Track podcast. I had an awesome time getting to know Valencia Stokes, Rebekah Dodson, and Aksa Mahmood. Have a listen to the episode as we discuss the romance genre itself, …

Bad Reviews

May 6th, 2019

9:39

Bad reviews. I hate to break the news to you but they’re inevitable. No matter how hard you work to have a polished manuscript (traditional or …

When Should You Start Marketing?

May 3rd, 2019

10:57

Marketing can seem daunting for a writer. Not only do you want your book to sell well, readers want to connect with you. You’re basically selling yourself, but in a good way. When does this process start? Before your …

WIP—Wish for Love

May 2nd, 2019

3:42

Awesome news! Meet the main characters of Wish for Love coming to you later this year! We have our leading lady, Leah Morris, and our leading man, …

It’s a New Month! What now?

May 1st, 2019

6:39

It’s a new month! Congrats if you made your CampNaNoWri goals, and congrats if you didn’t! I didn’t so you’re not alone lol. Not set topic here. Just …

How Many Drafts Do I Need?

April 30th, 2019

10:56

The first draft is only the tip of the iceberg. Your manuscript is no where close to being finished. So... how many do you need?

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That Feeling You Get

April 29th, 2019

7:11

With the launch around the corner, how do I feel? Well... this is dedicated to the authors that wonder is there book good enough. I hear you and I know how you feel. Here’s some motivation for you and myself.

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Writing Camp: What Did I Learn?

April 26th, 2019

9:55

With only a few days left, what have I learned from participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? A lot believe it or not. Have a listen.

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Staying Focused

April 26th, 2019

7:09

Keeping the finish line in view as you write your story. Is the journey frustrating? Yes. Do you get stuck? Yes. Do we quit? No way. I used to play …

Are you Querying?

April 25th, 2019

14:12

Another episode for my traditional writers! For the manuscripts I did query, what was my strategy? I personally invested and had my editor write my query letter since I was so new to the process. I’m so glad she was …

Pacing your story—part 2

April 25th, 2019

9:55

As promised, this is part 2 of pacing your story. Not much different from what I shared in part 1, but I’ll share anyway. nownovel.com and well-storied.com are mentioned in this episode.

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Stop Procrastinating

April 24th, 2019

9:30

You’re sitting in front of the laptop, and you get nothing. Perhaps you have your phone on social media? Does life get in the way? How are you supposed to finish your story? Are you distracted without even knowing it? …

Camp NaNoWriMo Update

April 23rd, 2019

9:13

Another Camp NaNoWriMo update. How’s it going?

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The Waiting Game

April 22nd, 2019

8:44

For all my authors wanting traditional publishing, this one’s for you! Though the majority of my work is self-published, I did query my most recent manuscript back in February. I hit the send button! So... what now? I’m …

Long or short book?

April 22nd, 2019

4:05

Is a longer book better than a shorter one? Does it matter? Does it depend on the story? While my personal goal as a writer is to write a 100K novel, that doesn’t mean anything less is wrong. Have a listen.

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Writing 13K in 4 days

April 18th, 2019

5:46

So... yeah, 13,324 in four days. I’m currently at 26,456 in my work in progress. Is there a secret to this? Have a listen.

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Pacing your story—part 1

April 18th, 2019

9:35

Don’t move too fast but don’t drag your story. What do you do? This is my personal opinion on how I write. Part 2 will cover more research.

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WIP—Christmas Therapy

April 17th, 2019

15:45

Christmas Therapy, a new sweet romance coming soon! Meet the main characters! My own way of doing a behind the scenes/meet the cast. I used onestopforwriters.com to create character profiles.

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My Writing Sprints

April 17th, 2019

8:39

So I decided to experiment with the writing sprints this week. How have they worked so far? Have I made any progress? Should you try it as a last …

A Mailing List?

April 16th, 2019

7:01

Now that you’re gaining a following, how do you keep track of readers? How do they know new works are coming out? An email list? Though social media …

How many words per chapter?

April 16th, 2019

7:14

What’s a sufficient word count for your chapter? When is it over? Have a listen.

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Should I Write in Sprints?

April 15th, 2019

8:52

What’s a writing sprint? Time set aside where you do nothing but write with no distractions. It can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. For those of us that work outside jobs or have other responsibilities, is this …

How I Write

April 15th, 2019

10:30

Here’s a typical writing session for me. Do I write so many words a day? Is there a deadline as an indie author? Music or silence? Outline or no outline? Listen in for my answers. Shout out to my listeners. I called …

Should I Fast Draft?

April 15th, 2019

9:48

How fast do you write? Should it matter as an indie author? What steps need to be taken if you do? What if you don’t finish by the date you …

The Story behind Match-Made Christmas

April 13th, 2019

13:13

How did my newest release, Match-Made Christmas, come to life? Well... though an indie author, I decided to query this story to a publisher that I thought was the perfect fit. Tune in to hear the rest of the story.

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Sizing your Paperback

April 12th, 2019

7:13

Trim size and paper color. How do you pick for your paperback?

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The Middle

April 12th, 2019

9:54

We know how to open a book and that the climax brings our story to an end. What about the middle? It shouldn’t drag but don’t rush it either.

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Just Don’t

April 12th, 2019

0:42

Dedicated to the Writing Community. Just don’t.

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Paperbacks? Ebooks? Both?

April 11th, 2019

7:17

Though ebooks have become popular, does that mean a good old fashioned paperback book has died? As an author, do you need both? viladesign.net is …

Launching your Book

April 10th, 2019

10:42

Now that the release date is in July, how will I be promoting Match-Made Christmas? Is there a formula for a successful book launch? While I can only …

Christmas & Paperbacks in July!

April 9th, 2019

3:49

Instead of releasing Match-Made Christmas later this year, it’ll be available on July 6, 2019! Christmas in July! Not only that, you’ll have the …

Can I Do it Alone?

April 9th, 2019

10:33

Is the writing community important? Should I get involved? Hear from someone who thought she could do it alone as an indie author. It was me and it …

Should I Be Exclusive?

April 8th, 2019

6:25

Amazon KDP or Amazon KDP Select? Learn the importance of building deep and wide with your books and not constricting yourself. Again, the final decision is up to you. This is what I do as an indie author, so listen and …

Sifting through Feedback

April 8th, 2019

5:33

Yay! You got your feedback from critique partners, beta readers and your editor. Now... what? Which advise do you listen to, especially if it’s your first time working with them? Is all advise good? Listen in for my …

Should I Do a Giveaway?

April 6th, 2019

9:12

ARCs copies and giveaways? Are they worth it? How much is too much? Booksprout.co and booklikes.com are mentioned in this episode.

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Camp NaNoWriMo

April 5th, 2019

6:29

So I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo for the month of April. I’m assigned to a virtual cabin with about ten other writers. Give all my cabin …

Our First Guest!

April 5th, 2019

17:09

This is what happens when you step outside the box. Fellow writers notice! Welcome our first guest, Sadie Chelsea, thehonestwriter.org you can also …

Never give up

April 4th, 2019

1:07

The key with writing is to keep going. You can do it!

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I’m Stuck Now What?

April 4th, 2019

0:52

So you’re writing and you hit a mental block. What now?

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Your Social Media Platform

April 4th, 2019

8:28

Let’s face it, everyone these days is mostly on social media. How do you approach it for your author platform? Listen in for my opinion. Don’t forget to protect yourself, especially when it comes to inappropriate …

Book Reviews

April 3rd, 2019

10:49

Believe it or not, book reviews are the lifeline of a book. They’re not for us the authors, but they are for readers to help them decide if they want to download or purchase your book. Do you want mostly 5 star reviews? …

First person vs third person narrative

April 2nd, 2019

9:40

How do you decide if your story should be in first person or third person narrative? What are the pros and cons? Does it matter to readers? I’ll …

The Normal World

April 2nd, 2019

8:54

Setting up the normal world in your novel? How much time should be allotted before the inciting incident? Is there a word count minimum of setting up …

Necessity or Splurge?

April 1st, 2019

18:46

Indie authors, ever wonder what you need as opposed to what you want in order to publish your book? Is it a need or is it a splurge? This is my opinion on what I needed and didn’t need to make my book a success. Have I …

Dealing with Writer’s Block

March 29th, 2019

7:04

Writer’s block? I hate it as much as any other author. What do you do to solve it?

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Just Get it Written

March 28th, 2019

7:11

Sometimes we think too much and we end up stifling our own creative writing process. Here’s some motivation fellow writers. Just get it written!

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Do I need both?

March 28th, 2019

8:31

Critique partners and beta readers. Do I really need both? Well...

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Still looking for beta readers?

March 27th, 2019

9:23

What’s the best way to find beta readers? While there are multiple sources, I mention CP matchmaking, critiquematch.com, and betareader.io in this …

How do you know?

March 26th, 2019

9:41

Is my book a good idea? Should I go ahead and write it or keep it to myself? Where’s the defining line?

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Story Map

March 26th, 2019

10:04

This episode is a follow on my tutorial on onestopforwriters.com particularly dealing with mapping out your story. How to go from your setup to the …

If I knew then what I know now

March 25th, 2019

9:51

Ever wish you could talk to your former writing self? What advice would you give? What pitfalls would you have avoided?

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When is my book over?

March 25th, 2019

9:11

How long should my book be? Depending on your genre, the word count can have various ranges. Since I’m in the romance genre, it can range from 50K to …

Booksprout update!

March 22nd, 2019

6:16

Here I’m giving an update on my experience so far with booksprout.co. I’ve already received a 4 star review for my upcoming release, Match-Made Christmas! Yes it’s only one review, but it’s better than zero.

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Booksprout?

March 21st, 2019

10:11

ARCs? These are advanced readers copies of books that an author chooses to give away in exchange for a review. This comes in handy right before your official release date. It builds excitement and publicity for your …

Critique Match??

March 20th, 2019

10:01

Because I’m scoping for beta readers, I’m exploring all possibilities. I’ve recently discovered critiquematch.com and I’ve already found a beta reader! Listen to see how this site works.

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Imposter Syndrome

March 19th, 2019

9:56

Am I really a writer? Should I even be doing this? I’m not the best so why bother? Am I a fraud? Is this journey even worth it?

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No Head-Hopping

March 18th, 2019

8:22

Head-hopping? What is that? It confuses readers and overall it’s not good. Here I’ll share on how to avoid this in your books and how you can makes the changes if you’re doing this. Head-Hopping Gives Readers Whiplash …

SelfPubCon2019

March 18th, 2019

13:46

I participated in ALLi’s self publishing conference this past weekend. What did I take away? Have a listen and find out.

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What makes a great book?

March 15th, 2019

4:43

What truly makes a great book? Is it the outlining? The plotting? Is it the polished grammar or inciting incident? What about the climax and the …

Revising, Revising, Revising

March 14th, 2019

9:54

Revising your manuscript. Some of us love it, and the rest of us hate it with a passion. Which one am I? Have a listen.

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Breakup with Backstory

March 13th, 2019

10:28

I’m seeing a lot of backstory as I work with my critique partners. I’m still dealing with it myself. What am I learning about it and what’s the best way to handle it? How can you tell if you’re using too much backstory? …

Critique Partners—part 3

March 13th, 2019

10:28

I’m learning a lot as I work with critique partners. In this episode we’ll discuss how to give and receive constructive criticism from your CP. How much is too much critiquing? Do you point out everything you see? How …

Self Publishing Conference 2019

March 12th, 2019

9:56

March 16th through the 17th, I’ll be participating in the free Self Publishing Conference online. Anybody else attending? Alliance for Independent Authors (ALLi) is mentioned in this episode.

Looking for Beta Readers?

March 12th, 2019

13:51

Recently one of my tweets was liked by BetaReader.io @betareaderapp. I further looked into their website to check them out. Listen to see what they’re all about.

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What the hook? Part 2

March 11th, 2019

7:53

Recently I received advice from developmental editor and book coach Savannah. Her advice on setups/hooks set off a lightbulb in my head💡I had to …

Critique partners—part 2

March 11th, 2019

8:52

So you’ve found critique partners! Yay! Now what? How well will you work together? Can you gracefully back out if you prefer to look for someone new? …

Pricing my book

March 8th, 2019

14:55

Indie authors, what’s a good strategy for pricing your books? Should you price them for free, 0.99, $2.99+. I’ll share how to price ebooks along with …

Self Publishing

March 8th, 2019

16:00

My journey to publication. While I do plan on traditionally publishing in the future, here’s my experience with self publishing. Smashwords.com is mentioned this episode along with, Goodreads and Booklikes.

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yWriter???

March 8th, 2019

9:50

Since I’m working on outlining my next novel, I recently discovered yWriter software. This is a software to organize scenes, chapters, characters, and settings at a glance. Listen to my thoughts. I mention K.M. Weiland …

To Outline or not to Outline?

March 8th, 2019

15:13

Should you use an outline? If so... which one? I’ll be referring to K.M. Weiland’s How to Outline your Novel and onestopforwriters.com

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Symbols and Motifs

March 7th, 2019

10:13

According to onestopforwriters.com “symbols and motifs add depth by placing harmonic elements into a story to reinforce an author’s emotion rich …

What the Hook?

March 7th, 2019

13:53

Hooks. They are usually the first opening lines in your manuscript. It’s also your readers’ third impression of you as an author after your cover and blurb. What do you do? K.M. Weiland’s Structuring Your Novel is …

How do I approach cover design?

March 6th, 2019

12:59

Cover design. Is yours eye catching or amateurish? What’s the best thing to do when you’re a writer on a budget? Should you make it yourself? The …

Getting to know your characters

March 4th, 2019

19:08

How do you get to know your characters? How do you make them 3-dimensional? Here I’ll share my process of creating well rounded and relatable characters. I reference onestopforwriters.com. This is a longer episode, but …

What’s Wattpad?

March 4th, 2019

8:49

This idea came to me, so I wanted to share. If you’re a beginner to critique partners, here’s how I practice my skills without necessarily being someone’s partner. I mention Wattpad.com in this episode. Read other works …

One Stop—Part 3

March 1st, 2019

16:01

I’m loving onestopforwriters.com. In this episode, we’ll explore more of this one stop website for authors everywhere. Not only do they have character builder profiles, but also setting thesaurus’, story maps, scene …

One Stop?

February 28th, 2019

15:25

The One Stop for Writers by Angela Ackerman, Becca Puglisi, and Lee Powell. Does this work? From character building, world building, and mapping scenes, you’ll find it here. Is the investment worth it? …

Hit the Send Button—part 2

February 27th, 2019

8:52

Wanted to follow up and let you guys know I sent in my manuscript. Total word count, 69,717 words. I did it! I hit the send button! Will you join me? …

Hit the Send Button

February 26th, 2019

9:52

I’m two days away from querying next manuscript. It’s been a long six months. What do you do when you’re right there?

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Music and Prose

February 25th, 2019

10:09

I play the piano by ear after not having touched a keyboard for 17 years! However, almost 5 years later with practice and commitment, I’m now a musician at my church. How does this relate with my writing? Each take …

Backstory

February 22nd, 2019

15:03

Backstory: Should I or shouldn’t I? While backstory is okay, you don’t want to drag the story. Here you’ll find out when to use it or cut it out.✂️ I …

When should I publish my book?

February 21st, 2019

10:25

Is there a right time to publish a book? Are some months better than others? Does genre matter and depend on the time of year? All will be discussed, but my short answer is TODAY is the day to publish your book. …

My Writing Process

February 21st, 2019

10:28

How do I write my books? Where do I start? Do I outline? How long does it take me to write? Well... have a listen.📚📝

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Professional Editing

February 20th, 2019

13:43

Is it worth the investment to hire a professional editor? Here’s my story and what it did for me. Use at your our discretion. FirstEditing.com is mentioned in this episode.

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Scenes

February 20th, 2019

9:39

How do you know which scenes work best for your book?

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Character Arcs

February 20th, 2019

14:14

Characters arcs, what are they? Do they make a difference in my book or not? I reference K.M Weiland’s Creating Character Arcs.

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Writer’s Guides

February 20th, 2019

15:49

Which writer’s guides are most helpful? Do I even need one? Decisions...decisions. In this episode, I mention guides by Angela Ackerman and Becca …

Showing and telling?

February 19th, 2019

13:08

Showing and Telling? Say what? 😳 Should you do one without the other or balance both? I mention Sandra Gerth’s book, Show, Don’t Tell, in this …

Critique Partners

February 16th, 2019

9:32

Critique Partners. What are they and how many do I need?🤷🏾‍♀️

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A little about me

February 15th, 2019

6:44

Hey fellow writers and welcome to my first Podcast! My name is Daria White, and I’m a writer in the making. Listen to hear about me :)

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