The Writer’s Block Podcast
Decluttering the Soul With Charisse Glenn

Decluttering the Soul With Charisse Glenn

February 18, 2020

Today we welcome Charisse Glenn of TheLetGo.com to discuss the importance of clearing energy from what was, allowing what will be to have space to grow., In our books and in our soul, we need that white space, that blank space, to create stories that speak the truth in our heart May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well. All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

When Inspiration Strikes

When Inspiration Strikes

February 11, 2020

We at the Writer’s Block get asked all the time where one should look to find inspiration for their next book or project. Look no further than this episode as we journey down Deborah’s path of inspiration for her 4th book “The Wisdom Of Women; 10 Decades, 10 Women, 5 Questions”

  • Inspiration is all around you just need to see it when it arrives…pay attention to the world around you
  • Time is always of the essence…write now
  • Write your ideas down immediately
  • Tap into your internal guidance

 

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Switching Roles

Switching Roles

February 4, 2020

Normally the ladies of the Writers Block are the interviewer.  Today Debby will switch roles and share her experience being the interviewee.

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

World Building - An Integral Part of Your Story

World Building - An Integral Part of Your Story

January 28, 2020

Today Jessica Castillo, author of The Mark of the Dragon Whisperer, available on Amazon and Barns and Noble’s website, joins Debby to discuss the importance of transporting your readers into the world of you story.       

  • What is world building
  • Not much difference between fiction and non-fiction you must bring your reader in
  • How does the time period play into the story?
  • Show your reader don’t tell them…adding tiny details can pull your reader in deeper
  • How can a cliffhanger ending help sell the next book?
  • Using foreshadowing can help tie multiple books in your series

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

When You Finish Your Memoir…

When You Finish Your Memoir…

January 21, 2020

Shelly and Debby have both finished their memoirs and will share what they learned through this very personal experience.

  • How does it feel to finish?
  • It’s done what question should you ask your self before moving to the next step?
  • What did writing this book teach you?

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Why Most Memoirs Fail

Why Most Memoirs Fail

January 14, 2020

Join the ladies of The Writers Block as they explore the pitfalls to writing memoir. The last thing you want is for your book to fail, pick up a few tips and some easily guidelines to create a masterpiece, because a Memoir done right is an art!

  • Should you write a Memoir?
  • Books fail because of poor voice
  • Transformation
  • What is your pace?
  • Its good to have a writing group to help you with all of the aspects of pacing and voice
  • Bad sentences lack the five senses
  • If you are writing about something that is a popular you should have more or more vetted credentials

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Weak Endings - #10 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

Weak Endings - #10 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

January 7, 2020

Barbara Wallace award winning author of romance and mystery will continue her discussion of the most common writing mistakes.  Weak endings are bad in lovemaking and in stories.  Debby, Shelly and Barbara will help you reach a great climax to your book.

  • If the reader remembers the ending, they will forgive any early misgivings
  • Don’t let your deadline stop you from flushing out your endings
  • Is the pot so complicated that you can’t get out of the story satisfactorily?
  • You should have an arc for your character (the murder gets solved, someone dies…)
  • Readers like when the story ties up the loose ends
  • You shouldn’t drag the ending out too long either
  • Happy ending are not always satisfying endings

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

December 31, 2019

2019 has been a crazy ride for the women of the Writer's Block.  Join the ladies as they revisit the resolutions, they set one year ago today.  The past year has been like a shot of adrenaline so 2020 is sure to sparkle.  

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Stereotypical Characters and Flat Characters - #9 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

Stereotypical Characters and Flat Characters - #9 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

December 24, 2019

Barbara Wallace award winning author of romance and mystery will continue her discussion of the most common writing mistakes.  Shelly and Debby and Barbara will teach you how to make your characters memorable.

  • We spend a lot of time developing main characters but how much time do we spend on secondary characters?
  • Is the secondary character necessary?
  • They exist to further the plot
  • How do you choose who is important to move the story along?
  • Holmes, who lacks social awareness, had Watson to balance him out

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Telling, Not Showing - #8 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

Telling, Not Showing - #8 of the Ten Most Common Mistakes

December 17, 2019

Barbara Wallace award winning author of romance and mystery will continue her discussion of the most common writing mistakes.  Debby and Shelly will explore the benefit of showing rather than telling, which include how to emotionally connect your readers with your characters.

  • It’s a weakness many authors have
  • Telling is just giving the information
  • Showing is demonstrating the narrative through the Human experience often through the
  • Use all the senses
  • Who is noticing what and why?
  • Lay off the “ly” words
  • Small details rather than the big picture
  • Powerful verbs and adjectives
  • Be specific to the character
  • Dialogue vs simple narrative

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.