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The Writer's Mindset

We're here to inspire and motivate you to vanquish the monsters in your head and get writing.


It’s time for some tough love, a little bit of swearing, and the inspiration to finish your work in progress once and for all.


Discover what unusual and unexpected obstacles are stopping you from writing and publishing more, and how to defeat them.


Formerly called The Writer's Cookbook.

Episodes

What You Need to Publish Six-Figure Paranormal Romance (with Lee Savino)
Show Details1hr 13min
Getting Started Freelance Writing (with Gudrun Lauret)
Show Details50min 32s
Social Media Branding for Authors (with Christine Gritmon)
Show Details1hr 18min
How to Avoid Second Book Syndrome
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How to Edit Your Fiction (with Kristina Stanley from Fictionary)
Show Details51min 36s
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)
Show Details1hr 37min
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
Show Details17min 46s
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
Show Details16min 52s
What Makes a Good Character?
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Women Writers: Charlotte Perkins Gilman - Writing, Depression, and Feminism
Show Details15min 48s
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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