How Do You Write
By Rachael Herron
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Explore the processes of working writers with bestselling author Rachael Herron. How do you write a book? Start here. You'll gain tips to get in the chair, tricks to stay there, and inspiration to get your own words flowing.
||CleanEp. 036: Anna Doogan||Anna Doogan is a writer, dancer, and mother of three. Her writing has also appeared in Hip Mama, The Literary Kitchen, and Arcadia Magazine’s Online Sundries. She was the winner of the 2015 Hip Mama Uncensored/Unchaste Readers Writing Contest for...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanEp. 034: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo||Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo was named a 2012 Los Angeles Central Library ALOUD Newer Poet and the 2013 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange poetry winner. Her poetry manuscript, Built with Safe Spaces, is inspired by her grandmother, Los...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 033: Lisa Marie Rollins||Lisa Marie Rollins is poet, playwright, theater director and dramaturg. She was a CALLALOO Journal London Writing Workshop Fellow, is an alumni in Poetry of VONA Writing Workshop and was a Poet in Residence at June...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 032: Honorée Corder||Honorée Corder is the author of 20 books, including You Must Write a Book, and Prosperity for Writers. She is also Hal Elrod’s business partner in The Miracle Morning book series. Honorée coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 031: Gwenda Bond||Gwenda Bond writes YA and children’s fiction. Her novels include the Lois Lane series, which bring the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American series, about daredevil heroines who discover magic and...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 030: Aya de Leon||Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books published her debut feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, in July 2016. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post,...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 029: New Year Goals with Rachael||Special New Year's episode! I intend to make this an annual episode, and I loved recording this because it made me sit and really think. In this episode, I go back over last year's goals and whether I hit them or not. I talk about my goals for 2017...||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 028: Mridu Khullar Relph||Mridu Khullar Relph is the founder of The International Freelancer. She has written for The New York Times, TIME, CNN, ABC, The Christian Science Monitor, Ms., Marie Claire, and many more in a career spanning over 13 years. My assignments have...||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 027: Joanna Penn||J.F.Penn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers on the edge, as well as bestselling non-fiction for authors published under Joanna Penn. Joanna’s site for writers, TheCreativePenn.com has been voted one of the Top 10...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 026: Dani Shapiro||Writing Memoir and Having Patience||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 025: Janine Bajus||Janine Bajus is an internationally known Fair Isle knitter, designer, and teacher. Her goal is to provide the information that people need to knit their own stranded garments, whether traditional or wild, subdued or saturated, from a pattern or...||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 024: Tien Chiu||Tien Chiu is a weaver, a dyer and a couture seamstress. She’s also a writer. In addition to writing articles for Handwoven and Complex Weavers Journal, she’s written a gorgeous book, titled Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 023: J. Thorn||J. Thorn has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. J. is a contributor to...||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 022: Greta Beekhuis||Greta Beekhuis, is an author, knitter of complex mathematical equations, word nerd, physics junkie, voracious reader, and open wheel racer. Her first novel was recently released, Remembering the Way: A novel about a life in science. Explore the...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 021: Grant Faulkner||Grant Faulkner was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He earned a B.A. in English from Grinnell College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In 2011, Faulkner co-founded 100 Word Story, an online literary journal that...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 020: Holly Robinson||Novelist, journalist and celebrity ghost writer Holly Robinson is the author of the memoir The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter and many novels including most recently Folly Cove, from Penguin. Her articles and essays appear frequently in The...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 019: Larissa Brown||Larissa Brown writes books - about Vikings and about knitting - as well as creating designs for hand knitters. Her first novel was Beautiful Wreck and her second novel JUST launched and is called So Wild a Dream. She lives in Portland with her husband...||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 018: Julia Skott||Julia Skott is a journalist and writer in Sweden. She’s published two non-fiction books called Body Panic and Shut Up I’m Counting. She also produces podcasts about knitting and romance literature and is working on a novel or two.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 017: Jennifer Baker||Jennifer Baker received her MFA from The New School’s graduate program in Creative Writing. She works as a production editor, and contributes to Bustle.com, and is the social media director and a writing instructor for Sackett Street Writers'...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 016: Dana Kaye||Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: She is known for her innovative ideas and...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 015: Chris Baty||Chris Baty accidentally founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event's growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Chris now serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and spends his days teaching...||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 014: Cat Rambo||Cat Rambo lives, writes, and edits in the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in such places as Asimov's, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons. She was the fiction editor of award-winning Fantasy Magazine and appeared on the World Fantasy Award...||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 013: Clara Parkes||Over a decade ago, Clara Parkes abandoned San Francisco's high-tech hubbub to build a quieter creative life on the coast of Maine. Since then, she has become a trusted voice in the knitting community. Her most recent book, Knitlandia, has taken a...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 012: Courtney Gillette||Courtney Gillette is an essayist and reviewer, reviewing books for Lambda Literary since 2010. She co-hosts The Hustle reading series, helps behind the scenes at BinderCon, and has served as a judge for the Lambda Literary Awards. In 2013, her...||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 011: Kim Werker||Kim Werker is a writer and freelance editor who tries to make something – anything – every day. Many of those things are awful; some are not. She runs a project called Mighty Ugly, leading workshops and lecture-conversations to help people embrace...||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Morgan Jerkins||Morgan Jerkins discusses her writing process. She lives and writes in New York. She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Comparative Literature, specializing in nineteenth century Russian literature and postwar modern Japanese...||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 009: Raina J. Leon||Dr. Raina J. León was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was introduced to poetry by her mother from a young age. She holds multiple degrees, and she’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in over 50 literary...||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 008: Nayomi Munaweera||Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors was long-listed for the Man Asia Prize and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia . It was short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book...||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 007: Arisa White||This episode: ARISA WHITE is a Cave Canem fellow, Sarah Lawrence College alumna, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the poetry chapbooks Disposition for Shininess, Post Pardon, and Black Pearl. She was...||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 006: Wendy Ortiz||Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming Bruja (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Oct. 31, 2016). Her work has been profiled...||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 005: Esmé Weijun Wang||Esmé Weijun Wang is an award-winning author and advocate. At esmewang.com, she provides resources that assist aspiring and working writers in developing resilience on the path to building a creative legacy. Wang’s emphasis on resilience originates...||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 004: Adrienne Celt||Adrienne Celt was born in Seattle, WA and has lived in a great many places since then. (A non-exhaustive list: Iowa, California, Chicago, and St. Petersburg, Russia.) Currently, she resides in Tucson, AZ where she welcomes the summer rainstorms as...||6/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 003: Adrienne Martini||Adrienne Martini, author of Sweater Quest and Hillbilly Gothic (Free Press), talks to Rachael about her writing process.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 002: Cari Luna||Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Fiction, tells us about her process.||6/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 001: Rachael Herron||In this inaugural episode, Rachael Herron presents the format for upcoming shows by interviewing herself about her own process. How do you write a book? She tells you how she writes hers, and gives some tips and tricks about how she gets the work...||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Warm, informative, compact.
I appreciate the structured format, and the lovely guests. The fact that this podcast is also short, clocking in at under 30 min. is a win for me.
Insightful and Fun
This show is wonderful! Rachael Herron is a great interviewer and asks all the questions I want to know about other peoples' writing habits. I like the different directions the conversations take--from light-hearted to more serious, and how there's never any pretention. I always feel better about writing after listening to this podcast.
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