Inside the Writer's Soul

Inside the Writer's Soul

You may write alone, but you are not alone. Inside the Writer’s Soul focuses on how personal experiences can inform your writing, and help you speak from the soul to really connect with readers and other authors as well. In this community for authors from any genre, background, or publishing type, we’ll also help you tackle challenges in all things writing including mindset, marketing, mental health, the muse, and more. Your writer’s soul doesn’t need to take the writing and publishing journey alone…join me, your host M. Khan along with rest of our community, and let’s move forward together.... Show More

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September 28, 2020 12 min

In this episode, I’ll share my holistic goal setting method. This is part 5 of my series on goal setting, and how it can help you organize the overwhelm of your life and set you up for success at any time of the year. In this episode:

  • Types of goals
  • Why goals fail
  • My holistic goal setting method
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    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What would be or is your one goal? What is one thing you would cha...

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    September 28, 2020 12 min

    In this episode I’m sharing whether or not this is the end of the podcast. I’ll share what’s been going on over the last several months, and share thoughts about the future.

     

    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: How has this year been going for you? 

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/is-this-the-end-of-the-podcast/

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    In this episode, I’ll share how to prioritize any project, big or small. This is part 6 of my series on goal setting, and how it can help you organize the overwhelm of your life and set you up for success at any time of the year

     

    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: Have you used the prioritization matrix before? How did it help you?

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    In this episode:

  • Different ways to define success
  • The one question you need to ask yourself
  • The Be Do Have Method
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    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: How can you use the Be Do Have method to help you?

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/defining-what-you-need-for-success/

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    In this episode, I’m continuing with part 3 of my goal setting series and I’ll share exactly how long it took me to write and publish 3 books from start to finish, plus I share just how many days I spent writing last year.

    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What have you learned from this episode/blog post? What struck out to you the most? Has this information changed your view on writing and ...

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    This episode is part 2 of my series on goal setting, and how it can help you organize the overwhelm of your life and set yourself up for success at any time of the year. ⁠⁠You’ll learn how much your time is worth, including:

  • How the 80/20 Rule (aka Pareto Principle) applies to you
  • How to value to tasks you do
  • How to decide which tasks you should focus on, and which tasks to outsource or get help with
  • After you listen, head to the blog ...

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    Today’s episode is part 1 of my series on goal setting, and how it can help you organize the overwhelm of your life and set yourself up for success at any time of the year. ⁠⁠You’ll learn:

  • What ‘productivity’ really means
  • The truth about time
  • The perception of time
  • How to recognize your true priorities
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What from this episode resonated with you? Has it changed you...

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    In this episode:

  • Are online courses right for you?
  • The types of courses available
  • Course platforms (and technology)
  • How much I spent on courses last year
  • Reviews of courses I’ve taken including B-School, writing courses, and even courses to create courses
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What courses have you taken or will you take this year? What kind of course would you love to take but can’t f...

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    January 27, 2020 15 min

    In this episode:

  • What I do before I start writing
  • Tips that help me write
  • Quick draft techniques I use
  • How I edit as a panster
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: Share what helps you write and any tips you have whether you’re a pantser, plotter, or somewhere in-between

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/my-pantser-writing-process/

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    January 25, 2020 16 min

    In this episode:

  • The signs of low/no energy days
  • How to get past feeling like a failure on those days & letting go of the guilt of doing nothing
  • Why doing nothing is really doing something
  • 3 tips to help you accomplish your tasks – big and small – on those days
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    After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What do you do on days when you don’t have any energy? 

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.c...

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    In this episode:

  • The differences in self-publishing, traditional publishing, and hybrid publishing
  • Pros and cons of different publishing types
  • 5 questions to ask yourself to help you decide which publishing type is best for you
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: Which publishing path are you interested in pursuing or are currently pursuing? 

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/publishing...

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    January 6, 2020 6 min

    In this episode:

  • My writing and business plans for the year
  • Get a peek at my upcoming Organize Your Overwhelm course and how you can win access for free, along with other tools for authors that are launching this year to help you
  • All my ambitious writing plans
  • How to avoid comparisonitis
  • How to avoid failing at projects and goals you start
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What are you planning to...

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    December 30, 2019 14 min

    In this episode:

  • Part 2 of my decade in review (2015-2019)
  • How I began to turn my writing into a career
  • How I recognized my depression triggers
  • Being proud of yourself vs being conceited
  • 2010 me vs 2019 me
  • The biggest takeaway from the past ten years
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know: What have you learned about yourself over the last ten years?

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/decade-in...

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    December 23, 2019 19 min

    In this episode:

  • Part 1 of my decade in review (2010-2014)
  • The story of the stranger on the train who helped me without realizing it
  • How I began to learn to believe in myself even when those around me didn’t
  • The painful truth behind every decision I made
  • After you listen, head to the blog and join our community and let me know what you thought about this episode.

    Head to the blog now: https://mehvishkhan.com/decade-in-review/

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    December 16, 2019 13 min

    “It’s okay to write a bad book. It’s okay to publish a bad book. Give yourself permission to be a beginner. Give yourself permission to improve and congratulate yourself as you do get better. Don’t be so hard on yourself and don’t focus on all the negative things about your book or story. Focus on the positive – you finished a story or a book! That’s amazing. Be proud of yourself.”

    In this episode:

  • What’s a ‘bad’ book?
  • How negativity ...
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    December 9, 2019 17 min

    In this episode:

  • When to push yourself to write
  • My mindset trick to help you finish your first or next book
  • 3 Tips to help you decide what to write next
  • The story shared in this episode: Details of my writing process
  • “If you have not planned what you’re writing for 2020 yet, that’s perfectly okay. You are not behind, you are going at your own pace and that is completely okay. But if you struggle to decide what to write next, of if you’d...

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    December 2, 2019 13 min

    “While a yearly theme is an overall concept that I want to keep working towards for the entire year, a word of the year is something that I will incorporate into my daily life and utilize every day.”

     

    In this episode:

  • What’s a word of the year?
  • Do you need a word of the year?
  • My words in 2018 and 2019, and my upcoming word for 2020
  • The story shared in this episode: how words of the year have helped me to grow personally and, in some res...
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    November 25, 2019 15 min

    “The yearly themes I’ve used have helped transform my life. They’ve helped me to focus, to grow and accept myself, and have even helped heal me physically, emotionally, mentally, and even creatively.”

    In this episode:

  • What’s a yearly theme?
  • Do you need a yearly theme?
  • My themes in 2018 and 2019, and my upcoming theme for 2020
  • The story shared in this episode: how yearly themes have helped me focus, grow, accept myself, and push me in th...
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    “It’s a really great and simple idea. It’s something I started doing this year and, even though I’m not finished with one full year of this journal, it’s the only journal I have ever been able to consistently and continually write in every single day, and it’s completely changed my mindset.”

    In this episode:

  • Do you usually give up on journaling?
  • Introduction to the 5-year journal, which is the only journal I’ve written in every day
  • The...
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    “No matter what medium you are using to express yourself, so long as you keep these different audiences in mind and what the expectations for the various audiences are, it can help you with your work.”

    In this episode:

  • The four ‘E’s of audience expectations – what audiences are expecting from your work, whether you’re an #author, #filmmaker, #photographer, #artist, #songwriter, or other type of #creator.
  • The story shared in this episo...
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