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In episode #66 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Lisa Bloom.

Lisa Bloom is a highly professional and accomplished Storyteller, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and Training & Development Expert with more than 20 years experience working in public and private sectors, high-tech and financial services environments. Lisa trains Story Coaches and helps entrepreneurs de-stress the marketing, build their business with confidence and inspiration by finding their success story.

During our conversation, Lisa describes:

  • How a story can be used to build trust and create credibility
  • Her deep belief that we are all innate storytellers
  • Why she spent time working as a "galley slave"
  • The massive benefits she experienced from writing a weekly story on her blog for ten years straight
  • How finding congruity between your outer story and inner story leads to powerful authenticity

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Direct download: WC_066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

In episode #65 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with John Adamus.

Since 1997, John's entire career has been working with people to tell their stories. Whether in television, film, stage, or publishing, he has worked with talented creatives who have all different kinds of stories to tell. Through his website, The Writer Next Door, John offers a full suite of tools to help writers reach their creative goals, from story design and coaching to first chapter diagnostics and help with query letters. John is the executive editor at Parvus Press, a publishing company focused on science fiction and fantasy, and he also extremely active on Twitter, where you'll find him sharing writing tips and advice throughout the day.

During our conversation, John describes:

  • How he had been helping people for years before he realized "creative coaching" was the name for what he was doing
  • Why he got fired from his slush pile reader job at a New York publishing house
  • The challenge of learning how to determine your value and charge what you are worth for your services
  • The important role a mentor played in his life and his development as a writer and editor
  • And much more

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Direct download: WC_065.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:52pm 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.

In episode #64 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Jennie Nash.

Jennie has spent 30 years in the books. She is the author of seven books, one of the world’s top one-on-one writing coaches, and the co-founder of Author Accelerator, a company that matches authors with books coaches.

During our conversation, Jennie describes:

  • Why she finds the quick fix solutions to learning writers craft so frustrating
  • What she learned from her writer father
  • The moment she turned down a multi-book deal with a traditional publisher
  • Why a writing retreat once asked her to "tone down" her intensity
  • The reason writers need to get good at asking for what they want
  • How talent can often get in the way of storytelling
  • The non-linear nature of writing
  • And much more

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Direct download: WC_064.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm EST