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The Writer's Mindset

Our mindsets can often hold us back in life more than we think. Self-doubt, anxiety, imposter syndrome…the list goes on. In this open, honest podcast, bestselling author Kristina Adams, and upcoming author Ellie Betts, share the highs and lows of their writing lives alongside interviews with authors, marketers, and content creators. 

You’ll finish each episode feeling inspired, uplifted, and ready to get writing.

Formerly called The Writer's Cookbook podcast (and still part of The Writer's Cookbook network).


Interview Compilation - Dealing with Overwhelm
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Interview Compilation - Plotting
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Season 5 Bloopers
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How Rest Helps You Get More Sh*t Done
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How to Write a Successful Series (with Helen Scheuerer)
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How to Write Brilliant Beginnings (with Shane Millar)
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Reader Magnets and Cookies (with Tammi Labrecque)
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Using History to Inspire Your Writing (with Gudrun Lauret)
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Taking off Your Pants to Become a Plotter (with Libbie Hawker)
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Should You Redesign Your Book Covers? (with G.M.White)
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The Heroine's Journey and Reader Expectations (with Gail Carriger)
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How to Build Your Audience and Make a Difference Doing it (with Miriam Laundry)
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12 Writing Resources to Change Your Writing Life
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Publishing Fiction via an App (with C.L. Peache)
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Publishing Wide for the Win (with Mark Leslie Lefebvre)
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How to Write Superbad Villains (with Sacha Black)
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Mindset, Marketing, and More for Indie Authors (with Daniel Willcocks)
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Parenting, Writing, and Productivity (with Sacha Black)
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The Link Between Horror and Comedy (with Jonathan Taylor)
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Fluff Ups, Four-Legged Interruptions, and Segues
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How to Worldbuild...When You Hate Worldbuilding
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How to Write Emails People Want to Read - and That You Enjoy Writing (with Rob and Kennedy)
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Writing Cosy Mysteries (with Debbie Young)
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What Every Author Website Needs (with Kenny MacKay)
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How to Write and Publish on the Side of Your Day Job (with Lori Vajda and Nola Boea)
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How to Self-Publish and Market Children's Fiction (with Darcy Pattison)
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What Book Reviews Can Teach Us About Writing (with Gina Jackson)
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Learning to Love Book Research (with Savannah Kade)
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Should You Do a Creative Writing Degree? (with Jonathan Taylor)
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Lessons Learned From Publishing 16 Books in 6 Years
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Copyediting for Authors (with Kristin N. Spencer)
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Video Marketing Mindset for Authors (with Jenna Moreci)
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Book Launch Tips for 2022
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REVISITED: Perfectionism in First Drafts
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REVISITED: Setting Writing Goals You Can ACTUALLY Stick to
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REVISTED: 9 Reasons You Can't Finish Your Work in Progress
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How Our Writing and Podcasting Has Changed in a Year
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Creating FOMO for Your Books (with May King Tsang)
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How to Communicate with Confidence (with Liz Solar)
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Creating Conflict in Fiction (with Janice Hardy)
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Writing Contemporary Romance (with Terra Kelly)
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Why Worldbuilding Matters for More Than Just Fantasy and Sci-fi (with Alexa Whitewolf)
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What You Need to Publish Six-Figure Paranormal Romance (with Lee Savino)
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Getting Started Freelance Writing (with Gudrun Lauret)
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Social Media Branding for Authors (with Christine Gritmon)
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How to Avoid Second Book Syndrome
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How to Edit Your Fiction (with Kristina Stanley from Fictionary)
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Podcasting for Authors (with Matty Dalrymple)
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Screenwriting Mindset (with Kevin Wilde)
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Self-Publishing 101 and the Horror Genre (with Daniel Willcocks)
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How to Market a Book in 2021 (with Nicholas Erik)
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Traditional vs Indie Publishing (with Elizabeth Spann Craig)
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Social Media Networking for Authors (with Tim Lewis)
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Writing Side Characters (with Sacha Black)
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The Writer's Mindset season 3 trailer
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Quick Tip: How Rest (or a Lack of It) Impacts Our Writing
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Quick Tip: How to Get Super Focused During Writing Sessions
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Quick Tip: Why You Need to Stop Seeking Perfection in Your Writing
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Quick Tip: The Benefits of the RIGHT Plan
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Quick Tip: How Supportive is Your Network?
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How to Write Any Kind of Relationship With Accuracy and Honesty
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When You Should (and Shouldn't) Use a Pen Name
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5 Newbie Writer Mistakes to Avoid
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What is Emotional Distance (and Why Does it Matter)?
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Can You Reprogramme Your Brain For Success?
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What Nobody Tells You About Being a Full-Time Writer
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Overcoming Perfectionism in First Drafts
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Lessons From Writing 5,000 Words a Day
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7 and 1/2 Lesser-Known Mistakes Indie Authors Make
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Why You Need to Stop Calling Yourself a Plotter or a Pantser
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The Myth of Quality vs Quantity in Publishing
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Writing Through Depression
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Why We're Changing Our Podcast Name
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Dialogue vs Description: Which is More Important?
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Women Writers: Maya Angelou – Inspiring Woman
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Consequences and Limitations in Fantasy Writing and Beyond
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How to Add More Emotion into Your Writing
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Do You Need a Daily Writing Habit?
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Women Writers: Beatrix Potter - Children's Fiction, Self-Publishing, and Conservationism
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Character Arcs: What They Are and How to Write Them
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What Makes a Good Character?
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Women Writers: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Writing, Depression, and Feminism
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Setting Writing Goals You Can Actually Stick to
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How to Dig Yourself Out of a Plot Hole
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9 Surprising Reasons You Can't Finish Your Work in Progress
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The Writer's Cookbook Podcast Trailer
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