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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 #97 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with author Jennifer Blanchard.

Jennifer Blanchard is a best-selling author, a screenwriter, a Developmental Book Editor and the Writing Industry’s Mindset Coach. It’s her mission in life to change the way people think and challenge what they believe is possible. Her screenplay, “The Rules,” placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Stage32 Rom-Com Script Contest in 2019. She previously in episode 77 of The Writing Coach and was an expert speaker at The Writer’s Craft Summit.

During our discussion, Rea describes:

  • Why she loves teaching story structure in particular
  • How her novel-writing craft knowledge has helped launch her screenwriting career
  • Why an understanding of fundamental writer’s craft techniques is essential to the success of authors
  • How her workshop Write Your Damn Story got started almost a decade ago, how it has evolved over the years, and what workshop attendees can expect when they enroll this month
  • And much more!

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Direct download: WC_97.mp3
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In episode #96 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with author Rea Frey. With a degree in creative writing from Columbia and six traditionally published books under her belt, Rea has helped hundreds of clients refine, hone, and craft their own ideas into full-fledged books. Whether it’s working on a book proposal to sell to a publisher, ghostwriting a memoir, or consulting on a great idea, Rea’s fifteen years in the publishing industry will clarify the message, mission, audience, and ultimately help find a home for a client’s work. During our discussion, Rea describes: - How she balances a busy writing schedule with homeschooling her daughter - What it was like studying creative writing in an academic environment - Why her early books not being as successful as she would have liked helped set her up for success later in her career - What is was like optioning the rights to adapt her novel to Argent Pictures and then being hired to write the pilot episode of the series - How she helps authors craft incredible book proposals that land them big publishing deals - And much more! For full show notes visit

Direct download: WC096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EST