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Do You Want to Know the Secret to Being a Better Writer? Join a Writers’ Community!

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Before I can sit down to write, I have to clean off the counters, make the bed, and do the dishes. For some reason, I can’t write in a cluttered house. Maybe that was the idea behind the quote, “a messy house equals a messy mind.” All I know is that…

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How to Start Writing a Book

by Ashley Shannon Each person reacts differently when they realize they want to write a book. It’s the easiest part of the process for some, whereas it may be the hardest for others. It could be as simple as “I have this idea, I’m going to write about it!” or it could feel like a…

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How to Build an Author’s Platform

What is an “author platform?” by Ashley Shannon Much like moving to a stage and standing behind a podium to deliver a message, your author platform is where you share your thoughts and ideas. Loosely defined, it comprises all the places where you communicate, such as your social media posts, podcasts, author website, YouTube videos,…

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Why Do You Write? Here’s Why I Do.

by Kerry Kerr McAvoy Why do you write? Do you dream of seeing your name on a book’s spine? Maybe you’d love to see yourself at a podium reading a passage that you wrote? Or receiving a big royalty check?  The Role of Books in My Life Stories, as books, novellas, and essays, have played…

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EPISODE 11: Creating Workflows for Your Writing Business

In this week’s episode, Ashley and Kerry talk about their workflows, how to find yours, and the key points to finding what works for you and your writing business. YOUTUBE Learn how you can become a sponsor of the show!

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EPISODE 10: Using the Enneagram to Craft Characters with Claire Taylor

In this episode, Ashley and Kerry talk with Claire Taylor about how to use the Enneagram to craft characters with depth and believable inner conflict.

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EPISODE 10: Using the Enneagram to Craft Characters with Claire Taylor
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EPISODE 9: Revising First Drafts

In this episode, Ashley and Kerry talk about getting their drafts back from the editor and how to process the need to revise the first draft with edits so that they can move on to draft two. This week’s worksheet: 5 Questions to Ask an Editor Before Hiring Them, available to all Patreon sponsors.

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EPISODE 8: Using TikTok as a Writer With Tara Blair Ball

In this episode, Ashley and Kerry interview Tara Blair Ball, Relationship Coach, writer, and now TikTok creator. They discuss how writers can find an audience and niche using the wildly popular video platform – TikTok. Be sure to follow Tara on TikTok @tara.relationshipcoach and check out her website Kerry and Ashley are also on TikTok!…

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EPISODE 7: The Importance of Character Development

In this episode, Ashley and Kerry discuss how to create believable fictional and non-fictional characters. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF WRITERS! Don’t forget to check out our AMAZING new writers’ community! FREE to join until 02/28/21!

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EPISODE 6: Why Writers Need Multiple Streams of Income

In this episode, Ashley and Kerry talk about how to treat writing like a job, why we love our jobs, and our different ways of making money. EP #6: How to Create Income Streams As A Writer (available to all Patreon sponsors) Don’t forget to check out our AMAZING new writers’ community! You can join…

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