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Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In episode #63 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Franciska Csongrady.

Franciska is in her third year of an English Literature degree at Oxford University in England. In addition to her studies, she tutors students from around the world looking to improve their English writing.

During our conversation, Franciska describes:

  • How growing up in Hungary, England, and Austria led to an interest in learning languages, including English, Hungarian, Spanish, German, and even some Latin
  • What it is like going to a school and walking the same halls that were once walked by the likes of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • What she has learned from teaching English to students from all around the world
  • And much more

Listen to the episode now.

For full show notes visit http://www.kevintjohns.com

Direct download: WC_O63.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In episode #62 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with writer, editor, and media manager Sarah Foil.

Sarah describes herself as a cliché: an introverted, caffeine-addicted, wine-obsessed writer in North Carolina with a husband, crazy dog and angry cat.

(Sounds like my kind of person!)

She has an MFA and served as the editor of the literary magazine Incunabula for four years before launching into the freelance world, where she now works with aspiring and first-time novelists as an editor and media manager.

During our conversation, Sarah describes:

  • Why, as a young girl, she realized she wanted to learn how to make dad's cry (with words)
  • The big takeaways from her MFA program
  • The common mistakes writer's make when submitting to editors, and why writers need to focus on the first page of their submission
  • Her approach to social media management and the tools she uses to preschedule her posts
  • And much more

Listen to the episode now!

Direct download: WC_062.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:29am EST

In episode #61 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Audrey Hughey.

Audrey Hughey is the founder of The Write Services Social Media Management and creator of the Author Transformation Alliance. Her passion is inspiring and empowering authors to achieve their goals and dreams with effective and authentic marketing.

During our conversation, Audrey describes:

  • Why its important for authors to develop book marketing plans
  • How she uses a community to educate and empower authors
  • What she learned in the world of fitness that she carried over into book marketing
  • Her "no excuse" approach to achieving her goals
  • Why she created the 2018 Author Journal
  • And much more

Listen to the episode now!

Direct download: WC_061.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

A client of mine recently asked me what novels I would recommend for the purpose demonstrating different aspects of writer's craft.

This episode answers that question!

Listen now!

Direct download: WC_060.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

Direct download: WC059.mp3
Category:Literature -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

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