Live, Love, Create!

Live, Love, Create!

A podcast dedicated to having a creative life in arts & entertainment for female storytellers, artists, and creative souls who crave inspiration and fun!

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August 26, 2021 17 min

In this episode, I'm talking about character and why it is so important to know WHO you are writing about, WHAT their "misbelief" about themselves is, WHAT their goals are, AND why you must always come from a place of character to drive the narrative arc.

Stories can fall flat if you don't understand your main characters.
It's important to know who they are before you start writing or you will have to do this in...

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In this episode, I talk about writing a synopsis for pitching your novel to agents & publishing.
 
What makes it so hard and how you can write one once you understand what it's meant to do.

Why they are needed?
Agents want to know and understand what your story is from beginning to end.
They can also realize plotholes and issues in your manuscript.

It's not easy to write them.
The main reason that writers can't do this...

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In this episode, I talk about the trap of self-publishing out of frustration.

 Many new writers turn to self-publishing because they are getting rejected a lot.

This happens to everyone but for many, they don't understand that they need to revise their book more.

 You can read the transcript for the full episode!

 Here are some things to help you.

The editing book mentioned is Self-Editing for Fiction Writers


How to crush your qu...

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What is a book coach and do I need one?

You may not.

A book coach is someone who helps you with your book or story (for film & TV writers). They can help you with the big story picture or with line editing. There are different types.
 

1. Developmental or story coaches

or

2.  Line editors

Basically, you can find someone to work on the big picture stuff or you can find someone who just goes over your book line by line.

They are d...

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July 22, 2021 18 min

How to make money as a creative doing what you love & KNOW!
You have the power all along just like Dorothy, there are things that you know because of the years you have worked or studied for your passion.

In today's podcast, I talk about how you can make money on the side of your current day job, or quit your day job because you have a thriving online business.

Marie Forleo leads an online course for entrepreneurs who want t...

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In this episode, I am talking about accepting feedback on your work.
It can be both good and bad.
One thing is that if you are getting a lot of negative feedback, your work just may not be ready but don't despair.

Some tips to help you!

1. Choose who you are sending it to wisely (I forgot to mention that in the episode but I'll do another podcast about this soon)
2. Take everything with a grain of salt. You can't change...

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This episode is all about getting a literary agent and the steps you need to take.?
I cover the following.?

?Where to find agents

  • Twitter
  • Blogs
  • TikTok
  • Manuscript Wishlist?
  • The Book (SCBWI)
  • Guide to Literary Agents?
  • How to submit to them

  • Go to their website?
  • Follow their submission policies?
  • With a query letter?
  • What is a query letter and how to write one

  • Introduction to query letters
  • The three paragraphs you need in your query
  • The introduction par...
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    July 9, 2021 1 min

    This is just a hello to get things going, so not really a podcast but more of a hello! If there is anything you want to know about writing, storytelling, working as an artist-send me an email...

    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/LiveLoveCreate)

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