The Writer’s Block Podcast
Writing: Hobby, business, or Lifestyle?

Writing: Hobby, business, or Lifestyle?

September 17, 2019

Is your writing a hobby, a business, or is it at least, in part, your lifestyle?  Do you know?  Would your answer change your actions?  Mandra, Shelly and Debby will help you define the difference and lead you to your own definition of success.

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.

Marketing Mania

Marketing Mania

October 9, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Shelly Devlin, Mandra Biscornet, and Deborah Monk discuss Marketing Mania!

Whether you choose indie or traditional publishing, you're going to have to market your book.  Listen in as The Writer's Block discuss new and innovative ways to reach readers and sell more books!  From merchandising to podcasts, book clubs to book trailers, we'll give you the tools to promote your book in new & creative ways!

  • Book Themed Gifts
  • Expensive looking packaging
  • Swag items that tie into the theme or title of your book
  • Create a Book Trailer
  • Podcast tours
  • Start your own podcast

 

 

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.

Writer’s Coach Dawn Reno Langley

Writer’s Coach Dawn Reno Langley

September 18, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Shelly Devlin, Mandra Biscornet, and Deborah Monk interview Dawn Reno Langley.

Dawn Reno Langley is the author of more than 30 books -- children's books, nonfiction books on art and antiques, and novels -- as well as an academic who's taught at every level. She is a Fulbright scholar, having spent time in Pakistan, and she's also a TedX speaker who advocates for animal rights, as well as women's issues.

Dawn is a professional writing coach who walks her authors through the many steps of writing. She can take you from concept to the finished product, published to marketing, and everything in between.

 

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.

Winning the Battle of Resistance

Winning the Battle of Resistance

September 11, 2018

Winning the Battle of Resistance.

Are you a writer who doesn’t write?  A painter who doesn’t paint?  An entrepreneur who never starts a venture?  Then this show is for you.  Armor up as we charge into battle.

*  We explore Steven Pressfield's, The War of Art.

*  Learn ways to break through your blocks and defeat the negative energy field called Resistance.

  1. Deb:“The War of Art”
  2. Shelly:Struggle with personal resistance
  3. Mandra:Working through Resistance…
  • -that which we resist, persists.  Look at what you are giving energy to.  Fighting against something, rather than moving in the direction of the energy...Mother Theresa, don’t invite to Anti- War rally, but a demonstration for peace.
  • -Recognize, name the resistance.  Identify it.  Examine it without judgement, why is it showing up here?  Is there something important here that I’m missing?
  • -Does it serve me?  Is it standing in the way of my larger goal?
  • -Recognize that you are the director of your life, and is there one small step you can take to move through the resistance?

Examples:  Cancer Chapter, going to yoga at night, 

Closing…Thank you for listening, thank you to the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe & please check out The Writer’s Block NH Facebook, and The Writer’s Block podcast on your favorite podcast catcher...

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.

Piecing the Puzzle Together On The Treasure Map

Piecing the Puzzle Together On The Treasure Map

June 19, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. Mandra Biscornet is out this week so Shelly Devlin and Deborah Monk discuss:

  • The third architype of writing…The Puzzler

    • Puts the key pieces of the puzzle on the treasure map early on
    • The story reveals its self to the puzzler as the story unfolds
  • The post-it note method allows you, as a puzzler, to move the pieces of the story around to suit your narrative
  • Writers block…sometimes you must just keep writing
    • You can re-write something you have done before
    • Start with a paragraph of someone else’s writing
    • Use this time to work on some editing
    • Sit at your desk, set the timer, and write for 5 minutes
    • Do some calisthenics

 

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.

Achieving Climax and Resolution with Stephanie Queen

Achieving Climax and Resolution with Stephanie Queen

May 22, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet interview Stephanie Queen about her work as an author of 29 novels and how she accomplished them in only 7 years. A self-proclaimed procrastinator, she works best under pressure and sets deadlines for herself by setting pre-orders on Amazon 90 days out. This is one great way to help an author push through “the wall” many hit during their writing process especially if you find your self putting your writing off. Other things discussed in this episode are:

  • Climax and resolution
  • Preparation for writing
  • Studying the market for your Memoir prior to its release
    • Read some of the top books in your genre
    • Look for incites in your market
    • Find something that appeals to you and stay true to yourself
    • You are looking for the intersection of the market you are writing in and your own passion
  • Getting found in a virtual world with infinite shelf space when nothing goes out of print when it was never printed to begin with
  • What an undiscovered author should be pricing their e-book at to get the most market penetration and why.

 

For information about her and to find her on social media (@StephanieQueen) go to www.StephanieQueen.com  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.

Two Authors Attend Two Writing Conferences

Two Authors Attend Two Writing Conferences

May 1, 2018

Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin is away so Deborah Monk and Mandra Biscornet interview each other about two separate writing conferences they each attended. Deborah attended Romance Writers of America while Mandra was at Harvard’s Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Health Care Professionals Conference.  Join or form your own writer’s group, read books in your genre, and make writing a habit are just some of the takeaways from this weekend.  When you go to a conference you should not only have your elevator pitch written but you should also have it rehearsed so you can deliver it in an actual elevator! 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.

Watch Your Tone

Watch Your Tone

April 10, 2018

Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin discuss how you get tone into your writing using all 5 senses. What your character Sees, tastes, smells, hears, and feels is what brings them to life on the page. The week they are watching their tone! All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast filmed at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Journaling – The Cathartic Road to Recovery

Journaling – The Cathartic Road to Recovery

March 20, 2018

Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin interview the Host of the “Friends in Recovery” podcast Mike Miles which airs every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm on YouTube Live. They discuss the power of journaling, also known as Narrative Therapy, as a tool to aid in one’s recovery from addiction. 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, where, and how we write

When, where, and how we write

February 6, 2018

How do you prioritize writing when life tries to get in the way?  Mandra, Deborah and Shelly will share their writing rituals, habits and spaces that positively influence their productivity.  They will also share a few secrets of what they do to keep making progress, despite life's distraction. 

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