The Merry Writer Podcast

The Merry Writer Podcast

Two chatty authors asking all the 'write' questions. Hosted by Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli, The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show about all things writing and bookish.

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July 28, 2021 28 min
EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, we're doing another round of Would You Rather, but reading-related questions this time.  

We hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with any writer friends who you think might enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening!

 

If you haven't already, give our first Would You Rather a listen where we asked each other writing-related questions here.

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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week we are all about working from home and finding that balance between working and writing efficiently while working from home.    The pandemic brought a lot of changes, one of which was more people are working from home (some, permenantly) so how do you go about making sure you are working and writing effectively?

 

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  EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week, we're diving deep into the different types of editing. What they are, what they mean, and whether you can do it yourself or should hire an editor. (Spoiler alert: always get an editor!)   We hope you enjoy this episode and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for listening!

 

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Do you shudder at the very idea of marketing? Is it the part of all this writing biz that you struggle with? Don't worry, you're not alone!  That's why we throw in a few marketing episodes, like this one!

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss four marketing points that can help you get started with your marketing.

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Do you drift off into la-la land in the middle of a writing session? Do you need to work on your novel but just don't feel like it?

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss some tips and tricks to stay motivated during a writing session or before a session.

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What do you do when faced with criticism? As writers, criticism is part of the package but we don't have to like it.  Nothing stings more than pouring your heart and soul into a story and someone criticises it.

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss just how to deal with criticisim.

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Do you compare yourself to other writers? Are you your own worst critic?

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss why it's okay (and sometimes not okay) to compare yourself to other writers.

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On today's episode we decided to discuss Hobby Writing and Professional Writing! Which do you do?

 

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Have you ever wanted to publish an audiobook version of your stories but never knew how to go about it? Spoiler alert: it's easier than you think!

This week, author Tori Zigler joins Ari and Rachel, discussing the process of creating and self-publishing an audiobook.

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Do you have a dedicated writing space? Do you think they can help make you move productive or be a constraint?  Check out today's episode to get our scoop on writing spaces!

 

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Have you ever forgotten to take a shower for a few days? Or maybe you forgot to leave your computer and move your body for a bit.

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss some self-care tips for writers. We could all use a little TLC!

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This week, we are talking about writing reviews on books.  As writers we need reviews, so it's important we consider reviewing other books - do you review books you read?

 

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Have you ever gotten the dreaded one-star review on your book? Guess what? There's nothing to be worried about!

This week, author Wilmar Luna joins Ari and Rachel, discussing how to deal with one-star reviews on your books.

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ABOUT WILMAR LUNA

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Yesterday was Tell A Story Day, so with that as inspiration, we decided to discuss our favourite childhood stories, those ones that helped us fall in love with the written word and the importance of getting children reading eary.

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This week, we're sharing our stories about how we started writing. Let us know what you think on Twitter using #TheMerryWriterPodcast and share your story about how you began your writing journey!

For a laugh, be sure to check out Rachel's earlier writing here.

 

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This week on the podcast we are talking all about book covers and why they are so important. As the storefront of your story, covers need a lot of thought and a good cover artist is worth their weight in gold! Check out our thoughts on covers and things you need to consider.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page a...
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In this week's epsiode, Ari is joined by special guest, Kim Golden, where they discuss all things about editing your novel. Enjoy!

 

ABOUT KIM GOLDEN

Kim Golden is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Kim left the US in 1995 and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn't writing love stories, she writes copy for a pretty famo...

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In honour of International Women's Day (that was this month, March 8th... yes we know we're late, we do explain!) We decided to discuss Writing Female Characters, things we love seeing and things we really don't when it comes to female characters!

In case you missed our Writing Male Character Episode, you can find it here: https://themerrywriterpodcast.podbean.com/e/how-to-write-male-characters-ep-0...

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Characters are the heart of every novel, so this week's we discuss a way you can keep track of their development through character profiles. Enjoy and thanks for listening.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!   Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share...
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Writing is a constant learning game, and no matter what stage of the journey you are at there will always be things you wish you were better at as a writer.  On today's episode we are joined by special guest Mark Gelinas Snr who shares his one thing he wishes he was better at as a writer.

 

ABOUT MARK

Mark Gelinas is a writer of technical manuals, historical science fiction, and YA fiction. Fortunate enou...

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