Bound & Determined

Bound & Determined

An Intimate and Unfiltered Conversation on Books, Brands and Business. Each week Richelle dives into an unabashedly truthful conversation with authors, publishers and thought leaders to reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the business of books and what it means to be an author today.

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November 21, 2022 37 min

The holidays can be a sensitive season for folks--bringing up grief, loneliness and expectations. On this episode, Gina Moffa LCSW talks about how you can create an action plan for social engagements that will protect your heart and boundaries. She discusses how to have agency in your own grief. Richelle and Gina also discuss what lessons came up during the writing of her manuscript for Moving On Doesn't Mean Letting Go (August...

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In this episode, Richelle breaks down the 3 reasons to show up fully in your writing--even if it means going to the scary places. Vulnerability is a superpower for writers, so learn how to use yours to make the impact you desire with your book.

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Writing a book is no easy feat. So many authors reach the end of their first book and swear they'll never do it again.  But, they usually do. Like childbirth, the more time passes, the more you forget the pain. This week on Bound + Determined Richelle chats with Ana Homayoun, founder of Silicon Valley-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting, on what she's learned writing four books, and how her process has changed.

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October 31, 2022 20 min

The publishing process comes with a lot of avenues for investment. From editorial help, to extra support in your business, to promotional teams—there’s much to consider when it comes to your bank account, your budget and your book. In this episode, Richelle breaks down the primary investments on the book journey and what you can expect to pay.

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In this episode, Richelle sits down with Tricia Huffman, founder of Your Joyologist and author of F the Shoulds, Do the Wants, to discuss how the "shoulds" can keep us from writing our books and how to move through them.

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In this episode, Richelle sits down with Amber Mundinger and Tamara Deike, co-founders of Bring Music Home--the brand and project started in March of 2020 to document what was happening to live music venues, their owners and employees across the country, and globally, during the pandemic and moving into the future. They discuss self-publishing this powerful book in less than a year, and the impact a book can make in the lives of ot...

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Building a community online isn't easy. It takes time. And sometimes it takes a while to find your footing...deciding how much to show up...how much to share...finding your lane. In this episode Richelle sits down with Natalie Thomas, media and entertainment veteran and blogger to discuss how she built her strong and engaged community.

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You've heard Richelle talk about the power of her framework for creating book proposals (shout out to the Book Proposal Blueprint Course--get on the waitlist for next round!), but did you know that we can actually structure the content of our book with a bit of a system? For those of you in the midst of organizing your outline (or desperately seeking some organization) this week's Bound + Determined episode is for you.

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When we're left in the waiting--our uncertainty grows. Our stories kick in. Once an agent has submitted your proposal to a publisher--what the heck is happening during those weeks you're waiting for a response? On this episode, Richelle breaks down the internal publisher protocol and how your work is being assessed.

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Rejection is an inevitable part of the creative process. Actually, it's an inevitable part of LIFE! Knowing how to process rejection so we can keep moving toward our goals is essential.  Join Richelle and therapist Kristen Boice as they uncover the new science on rejection and the tools to move you through it.

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September 5, 2022 16 min

Creating a powerful subtitle is a bit of an art and a science. In this episode, Richelle walks you through what to consider when creating a stand-out subtitle that will attract the right readers to your book. She’ll also take you through a few examples in real-time so you can see all the components at play.

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Karla Salinari is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in the plant-based lifestyle. She inspires others to reconnect with their favorite cultural dishes in a healthier way and her upcoming book, Abuela’s Plant Based Kitchen will be released in April 2023. Together Richelle and Karla discuss the publishing journey and how to make the entire process worth the wait.

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Upasna Gautam is a Product Manager on the Digital News Platforms & Services team at CNN, where she works to optimize the content management technology that delivers breaking news to the world. She’s also working on her first book blending together her love for tech, mindfulness, systems and success. In this impactful episode of Bound and Determined Richelle and Upasna discuss how authors can strengthen their writer's muscle...

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August 15, 2022 11 min

The journey to authorship can be full of many challenges and one of those is finding the right way to share your story in written form. In this episode of Bound and Determined Richelle Fredson breaks down her essential tips for any author to explore how to share their stories in a book. Get ready to take some notes because these tips will take your writing to the next level.

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Get ready for direct advice from Richelle Fredson about how to get started on launching your platform. In this impactful episode of Bound and Determined Richelle will share her tips on creating a successful platform that will promote your upcoming book and brand. With over 20 years of experience, Richelle’s suggestions will be sure to change your game!

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On this episode of Bound and Determined Richelle is joined by not one but two of her former clients. Graci Harkema and Vasavi Kumar. Graci is a multi-award winning, international diversity, equity & inclusion speaker and consultant.  Vasavi Kumar a licensed therapist, mindset coach and business strategist has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success.  Together, both women share th...

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Michelle Madrid is a life coach, high impact speaker, and author currently writing a new book titled Let Us Be Greater: Reframing the 8 Points of Pain Adoptees Have the Power to Overcome,. It will be released in 2023 through New World Library. After 12 years as a TV news anchor, with a #1 show and Emmy nomination to boot, she walked away from her news career to create real change in the lives of women and distill decades of life-ex...

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Author Dana Killion grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, reading Nancy Drew and dreaming of living surrounded by tall buildings. One day, frustrated that her favorite authors weren't writing fast enough, a wild thought crossed her mind. "Maybe I could write a novel?" She’s written several novels including, Her first novel, Lies in High Places and her most recent, and Tell Me a Lie. Now, Dana is working on her ...

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Adriana Stimola is a Literary Agent representing adult non-fiction at the Stimola Literary Studio. Her focus is on cookbooks, wellness, spirituality and lifestyle, including oracle and tarot decks, memoir meets self-help and humor. She is always looking for books that nourish us and grow our cultural, social and emotional intelligence. In this conversation Richelle and Adriana discuss how to have a positive mindset, create the book...

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Allie Mason is an Instagram expert, researcher, and experienced copywriter and content producer having worked in government, journalism, wellness, radio and television production, and entrepreneurship for more than a decade.  She is also the CEO of Something Greater Social Media, which serves purpose-driven experts and celebrities with a mission to make the world a better place. In this episode Richelle and Allie discuss how to thr...

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