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.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 33 min
Which social media platform do you think is the best for writers? This week, we compare Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest with pros and cons for each platform. 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 podcas...
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Writing a novel is hard, so do you jump in at the beginning and keep to the path or do you dive in the middle?  Today's episode we discuss where we start when writing our novels and why we do it the way we do! :)   From Myths To monsters (Supernatural Beings Anthology vol 2) featuring Ari Meghlen's short story Sanctuary) is now available for Pre-Order.  Links below:   Amazon.co.uk   Amazon.com   Kobo   Apple Books   Smashw...
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We decided to do another tag this week with Valentine's Day around the corner! We did our best to keep this romance-themed, so we hope you enjoy. 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 epis...
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We are all about the names today!  As writers, we need to come up with a lot of names - characters, locations, titles etc.  So this week, we ask: How Do You Come Up With Names In Your Book?   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,...
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Inspiration is all around us in people, places, and things in real life and even in our own imagination. This week, we discuss a few things that have inspired our own novels. What inspiration have you found?   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 ...
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Being on social media is one way to connect with your audience and potential readers, but how do you build up that elusive "following" that we are all chasing after?  We break down our tips for doing just that!   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!   Sh...
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Hey, everyone! Welcome to episode 042 where we discuss how to overcome roadblocks when writing your novels. Thanks to Marty Vee for suggesting this topic. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the conversation in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag, #TheMerryWriterPodcast. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy it.    Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some ...
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We have officially said goodbye (and good riddance) to 2020 and are jumping straight into 2021 with enthusiam and motivation.  We over here at The Merry Writer Podcast do this by creating Yearly Goals.  Check out today's episode where we share some of our main goals for this coming year.  Don't forget to let us know any of your Yearly Goals.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podc...
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2020 is coming to an end. We've had a lot of fun with this podcast and the support has been amazing! For something a little different, we've compiled our favorite bloopers from our episodes recorded this year. Enjoy and thanks as always 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 so...
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Since we are only 2 days from Christmas, we decided to so something a little different.  Welcome to our Christmas Tag Edition where we ask several Christmas-y questions.  We've love it if you joined in, answer these questions and post your answers in the comments section or over on Twitter using #TheMerryWriterPodcast.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then p...
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Do you know your way around the book marketing world? This week, we discuss how marketing is always changing and in order to become a guru, you need to always learn and adapt to social media, etc.   Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts in the comments!   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 u...
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What part of your novel gets you excited to write?  Do you love fight scenes or love scenes? What about landscape descriptions or inner monologues?  Today's episode we discuss our favourite parts to write and why.   As always, do let us know what your favourite parts to write are, we love to hear from you.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please conside...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Hey, everyone! How do you go about writing your novels? Do you type on the computer or a typewriter? Do you write in a notebook or do speech to text? This week we're discussing various methods to write and which ones are our favorite. 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 o...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you sometimes get gripped with the fear of failure?  Does it stop you in your tracks?  You aren't the only one!  Today's episode, we discuss why that fear takes hold and what you can do to let it go.   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...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In this week's episode, we're honoring "International Men's Day" (which is November 19th) by discussing how to write male characters. Listen in to our questions and answers and share your own in the comments! 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 ...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever experienced Creative Constipation - otherwise known as Writers' Block? Almost every writer get's hit back that crushing block at one time or another and so we choose this as our topic for today's question of how you overcome writers block.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Pa...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In this week's episode of The Merry Writer Podcast, we are joined by our good friend and fellow author, Ian Gough, to discuss writing advice. Enjoy!   About our Guest:  

Ian Gough is a UK based author who mainly writes a mixture of fantasy, comedy, horror or a combination of the three, but will happily tackle any story that his imagination conjures up. He took up writing back in 2016 and published the fir...

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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you often feel overwhelmed with story ideas?  Are you sometimes caught with indecision as to which one to write first?  Don't worry, you're not alone, we know that feeling and that's why today we decided to tackle the question of how to choose which story to actually write first.   Support the Podcast:   Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please c...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In this week's episode we did something different! We played a fun round of "Would You Rather?" Listen in to our questions and answers and share your own in the comments! 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 mon...
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week's episode we decided to discuss Productivity, specifically the method of "Blocking".  Listen in to our thoughts about how productivity blocking is and share your own in the comments!   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 mon...
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