Ready, Set, Write
By Michael Alwill
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READY, SET, WRITE is a 15-minute podcast exploring the writing life both on and off the page, designed to help writers hone their craft, consider new ideas, and find support when they need it most. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just beginning your journey, host Michael Alwill is here to cheer you on every step of the way. Tune in every week to find out what Michael’s got to offer you.
||CleanEpisode 9: Outlines||Today we talk about the dreaded topic of OUTLINES for both fiction and nonfiction work. You don't have to be an organizer at heart to make use of the power of outlines though--listen to this episode and discover how easy it is to begin creating a...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Motivation Part III - The Finish Line||We conclude our MOTIVATION series with a look at how to handle the exhaustion, frustration, and strange paralysis that can come with approaching the end of a work. We also talk about what to start thinking about once you've finished your first (or...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Motivation Part II - Stalling Out||We continue our three-part series on MOTIVATION with a look at how to deal with the challenges of burning out in the middle of a piece. If you've ever felt fatigued, lost, or lacking the confidence to continue a work, this episode will help you ground..||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Motivation Part I - Getting Started||Today we kick off a three-part series on MOTIVATION, covering motivation challenges and possible solutions for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. This series is ideal for any writer struggling to start, continue, or finish their work and will...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: From Final Draft to First Sale Part II||Today's podcast is Part II in my series on self-publishing. I discuss the ins-and-outs of publishing a print book on the CreateSpace platform, detailing your book's exterior, interior, and the associated CreateSpace metadata. Whether you're going to...||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Daily Writing Habit||Today I discuss the topic of habit and specifically building a daily writing habit, using resources such as my newly released 90-day creative writing workbook, "Ready, Set, Write: Level 1". This episode is ideal for writers who struggle to devote...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: From Final Draft to First Sale Part I||Today I begin my series on self-publishing, taking writers from their final draft to their first sale. I begin this series by discussing what final draft pre-work is necessary, the pros and cons of print and digital, and an in-depth look at...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Top 5 Mistakes When Submitting a Story||Today I talk about the top 5 mistakes I encountered when reviewing short story submissions for my literary magazine, Weird City. Reviewing these slip-ups is intended to give writers vital tips when submitting stories to literary magazines, agents, and..||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Writing & Self-worth||Today we talk about writing and self-worth, looking at how the stresses of writing can challenge an individual's self-worth and offering up solutions to help any writer who finds themselves feeling weary or down.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|