The Writer's Well - Conversations about writing from craft to wellness.

The Writer's Well - Conversations about writing from craft to wellness.

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Riffing on a question Rachael fielded while in Pittsburgh, she asks J. about that magical (or not so magical moment) when he knew he had to be a writer..


Rachael and J. on The Secret Library Podcast - https://secretlibrarypodcast.com/episodes/herron-thorn-s2-ep2 


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Are weekends for sleeping in and Saturday morning cartoons? Find out when J. asks Rachael about her weekend morning routine.


Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/  

J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/  


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After a week at Spirit Rock, Rachael comes home and asks J. a question about addictive behaviors for the monthly health-themed episode.


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - https://www.drawright.com/


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Most writers have shiny object syndrome. J. asks Rachael about her decision making process when it comes to new stories.


FI101 - https://academy.choosefifoundation.org/


Rachael’s 90 Day Revision Masterclass - https://rachaelherron.com/revision/


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Live from Rachael’s living room! After an incredible experience with Authors on a Train California Dreaming, J. and Rachael sit on her couch and talk with Zach about the power of community.


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Writers talk about nurturing their list, but what does that mean? J. asks Rachael about her auto responder sequence and the two discuss how it looks for fiction and non-fiction.


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Happy new year! In this episode, Rachael asks J. two questions about 2019 and one question about 2020. A great way to end one year and begin another.


The Author Life: A Collection of Essays on Craft, Marketing, and Mindset - https://books2read.com/theauthorlife 


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With a perfectly timed Christmas episode, J. asks Rachael a question about relationship wellness. Join the lovefest for the holiday.


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J. asks Rachael a difficult question that leads the two friends down an emotional conversation that you won’t want to miss.


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Rachael brings a fun and lively question to J. about character naming conventions. The two discuss different tools and strategies you can use to make your names interesting and meaningful.


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As November moves into December and much of the northern hemisphere is staring down the barrel of winter, J. asks Rachael about how she lightens things up on those dark days. Also, J. has a special announcement about a new podcast he’s co-hosting with J.D. Barker.


Writers, Ink Podcast - https://writersinkpodcast.com 


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In this month’s themed episode, Rachael asks J. about health insurance. Should she take a chance and invest the money or purchase long-term disability insurance?


*We are not medical or financial professionals. Nothing on this podcast is advice. We love you, but we’re not doctors.


The FIRE documentary - https://amzn.to/2CVW50X 


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Rachael brings what she thinks will be a lightweight question. But the answer turns into a more thoughtful and interesting conversation. Answering on behalf of authors everywhere for when someone asks, “Where do you get your ideas?”


Rachael's Barcelona retreat - https://rachaelherron.com/barcelona/ 


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Rachael and J. have a big announcement today that directly ties to the question about memoir. Why write one?


Rachael's Barcelona retreat - https://rachaelherron.com/barcelona/


J.’s Mastermind Group Application - https://theauthorlife.com/mastermind

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Being financially independent is a dream for most people. This week Rachael asks J. what financial independence looks like and they discuss initial thoughts on how to reach it.


J.’s Mastermind Group Application - https://theauthorlife.com/mastermind 


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The health and wellness theme for this month’s episode is emotional health. J. asks Rachael about what she does when the unexpected happens.


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With Rachael away on vacation, J. asks friend, full-time author, and frequent commenter, Crys Cain on the show to discuss how genre affects her writing and marketing.


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J. asks Rachael a question about a manuscript he has on submission, but the conversation applies to many decisions we have to make as authors. Give up or double down?


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This week, Rachael hits J. with a doozy, asking him to explain a question he asked in his weekly email post. Is this thing worth it?


J.’s original post - https://theauthorlife.com/failure-is-an-option/


VA for hire - edwardgiordano@gmail.com 


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Skills transfer. Join Rachael and J. as they discuss how their writing has improved from skills developed in other aspects of life.


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