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You want your writing to help people and give hope, and we want to help YOU and give YOU hope! Maybe you’re a beginner stumped with questions about your next steps. Or you’ve been writing for a while but feel you need some clarity in why you write. Maybe you want help to live the life you’re encouraging others to live, without feeling like a phony. Or maybe you’re an author who’s been doing this for years but you long to see how other writers balance the business side of the writing life. Well, we fill every episode with encouragement, inspiration, and practical advice about the writing craft, business, and calling. Emily and Myquillyn have been writing online for nearly ten years. The four of us have published a total of seven books, several of them best sellers. We know what it’s like to feel stuck, aimless, and uninspired in our writing. And we want to help you skip the learning curve we’ve had to struggle through. With The HopeWriters Podcast you’re going to feel so far ahead of the game. You’re going to see your writing dreams more clearly than ever. You’re going to gain hope. And you’re going to have fun.

You want your writing to help people and give hope, and we want to help YOU and give YOU hope! Maybe you’re a beginner stumped with questions about your next steps. Or you’ve been writing for a while but feel you need some clarity in why you write. Maybe you want help to live the life you’re encouraging others to live, without feeling like a phony. Or maybe you’re an author who’s been doing this for years but you long to see how other writers balance the business side of the writing life. Well, we fill every episode with encouragement, inspiration, and practical advice about the writing craft, business, and calling. Emily and Myquillyn have been writing online for nearly ten years. The four of us have published a total of seven books, several of them best sellers. We know what it’s like to feel stuck, aimless, and uninspired in our writing. And we want to help you skip the learning curve we’ve had to struggle through. With The HopeWriters Podcast you’re going to feel so far ahead of the game. You’re going to see your writing dreams more clearly than ever. You’re going to gain hope. And you’re going to have fun.
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You want your writing to help people and give hope, and we want to help YOU and give YOU hope! Maybe you’re a beginner stumped with questions about your next steps. Or you’ve been writing for a while but feel you need some clarity in why you write. Maybe you want help to live the life you’re encouraging others to live, without feeling like a phony. Or maybe you’re an author who’s been doing this for years but you long to see how other writers balance the business side of the writing life. Well, we fill every episode with encouragement, inspiration, and practical advice about the writing craft, business, and calling. Emily and Myquillyn have been writing online for nearly ten years. The four of us have published a total of seven books, several of them best sellers. We know what it’s like to feel stuck, aimless, and uninspired in our writing. And we want to help you skip the learning curve we’ve had to struggle through. With The HopeWriters Podcast you’re going to feel so far ahead of the game. You’re going to see your writing dreams more clearly than ever. You’re going to gain hope. And you’re going to have fun.

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English


Episodes

45. Starting and Becoming a Writer with Christie Purifoy

10/9/2019
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You like books and reading. You like to write. But you don’t feel like you’re one of “those” writer people. It’s just something inside you - something a little restless - like there’s somewhere you want to get to, but you’re not sure where or how. But you wonder about it - and you kinda like the idea of being a writer. And maybe you’ve even taken a bunch of steps. But how do you end up there - how do you get there? Well in this episode, we’ll hear author and podcaster Christie Purifoy’s...

Duration:00:14:28

44. How to find an agent with Rachelle Gardner

10/1/2019
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To get published by a publisher takes a team. One of those team members we need is a literary agent. But how do you find an agent? Are there guides, books with names of agents? - yes! In this episode you’ll find out what they are and how to read them. You’ll get ideas for finding agents online and in person. And you’ll learn a couple of great backdoor ways to find an agent that you’d never think of on your own. Plus, how do you know when you’re ready for an agent? And what will the agent...

Duration:00:17:26

43. Do you need an agent? With Rachelle Gardner

9/23/2019
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To get published by a publisher, it takes a team. One of those team members we need is a literary agent. Well, do you have to have an agent? What difference do they make? How do you know if you need one? Even if you’re a published author - even if you’ve had an agent - you’re going to love this conversation with top agent Rachelle Gardner. It’s so good - we had to split it into two episodes : ) This episode is “Do you need an agent?” and the next one is “How to find an agent.” Something...

Duration:00:16:55

42. Podcast Advice with Kendra Adachi

9/16/2019
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Whether you’re an experienced podcaster, or just starting out, or just thinking about it - this episode’s for you. We’re going to talk about the most basic, most important part - the words, the content. Of course! We're writers, right? And you’ll hear a content tip in the first 8 seconds of this episode : ) This episode gives you some basic but important advice, and probably a few things you hadn’t considered. How do you trust yourself? How do you know what kind of podcast to do? How do...

Duration:00:20:33

41. What Makes You a Writer? with Jeff Goins

9/9/2019
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It’s kinda funny when we’re afraid to call ourselves a writer - as if we’re scared of ourselves and our full potential. Do you find it easy to not say you’re a writer - for example when you don’t have many readers? And when you don’t call yourself a writer, isn’t it easy to just not write? Writer Jeff Goins says whatever we think about we become. Can you relate? Do you own being a writer? Do you struggle believing who you’re supposed to be? Jeff said that for a long time he called himself...

Duration:00:16:20

40. Writing for the Long Haul with Annie Downs

9/2/2019
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Annie Downs shares how to be a writer for the long haul, and how failure has helped her be successful. She’s definitely in it for the long haul. She’s written multiple books in the last 10-12 years - one of them has sold 100,000 copies - just at Target. Yeah, not counting Amazon. She’s also a national speaker and host of the “That Sounds Fun” podcast. And, you know how when you face the challenge of overcoming discouragement and failure, and want to learn from it and still make progress?...

Duration:00:17:37

39. Writing Memoir with Marion Roach Smith

8/26/2019
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How do you write for readers who don’t know you or care about your story? What’s in it for them? Marion Roach Smith has written and taught about memoir for over 20 years. She says, “Memoir is not about you and it’s not a diary.” Well, if memoir isn’t about you, then what is it? Even if you don’t write memoir - your writing probably includes you, and your experiences, and things you’ve learned and how you’ve changed. If you DO write memoir, your writing includes a LOT of you. So, how DO...

Duration:00:19:49

03-07 How To Capture and Organize All Your Awesome Writing Ideas

10/13/2017
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It’s easy to have a million ideas. But what do you do with them? Where do you keep them? How do you organize them? How do you know if your ideas add up to anything valuable? How do you know if it’s a book or - whatever? It’s important to have a system for keeping track of your ideas that works for you as part of your writing lifestyle. To help you come up with your own, this episode will show you three very different systems and how they were used to write real books.

Duration:00:39:23

03-06 Plan Your Perfect Writing Day

9/13/2017
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How do you write consistently in the middle of the unpredictability and responsibilities of your everyday life? Managing yourself - knowing how to use your time as a writer, and running your own writing days - is a foundational skill needed to be a writer. NOW is the time to develop that skill. You can decide what a perfect writing day is for you right now, and it can change over time, but whatever it is, you’ll probably have to plan it and prepare for it to happen. This episode will help...

Duration:00:30:21

03-05 Ian Cron - Enneagram for Writers

9/8/2017
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Let’s get to know our writing strengths! “The Road Back to You” author Ian Cron helps us see how the Enneagram personality assessment can help us better take advantage of our strengths, help us understand our built-in weaknesses, and even help us pick an editor. We’ll see how knowing our personality type and being self aware can be invaluable as a writer. You’ll definitely see yourself - and others you know - and you may end up deciding to cut both of you some slack! :)

Duration:00:58:12

03-04 Book Launch Secrets Google Won't Tell You

6/9/2017
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If writing a book is important to you, sooner or later you’ll find yourself confronting a book launch. You need more than tips you find on google - you need to know how you can launch a book yet remain a human being whose family still knows you and loves you. Here are our stories of what we didn’t realize for some of our launches, and how we now see that it didn’t have to be so awful. You’ll hear the inside reality of how a book launch feels and how to take the pressure off. Tips and ideas...

Duration:00:40:59

03-03 How to Know When to Change Course

5/3/2017
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So you’ve been writing for awhile but you feel like you’re not really growing an audience, like nobody really cares. Should you change what you write about? And what would you change to? How can you get to where you write about something you’re deeply interested in AND that deeply resonates with your reader? Changing and pivoting is human. Learning what works is part of the natural process. So let’s learn to pivot together.

Duration:00:45:21

03-02 How to Find the Perfect Writing Mentor

4/2/2017
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Thinking you need a writing mentor is way easier than actually finding one. And there are questions you may not have considered: Are you even ready to be mentored? Are you already being mentored without realizing it? What if you could make the progress you want, learn what you need to learn, and get the perspective and insight of a person you respect - without ever meeting them? Is that mentoring? In this episode we’ll help you really think through finding the perfect mentor for you. BUT, it...

Duration:00:42:01

03-01 The Million Dollar Email Question

3/14/2017
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You’d never guess it’s controversial but it is. Once a month in the Hope*Writers Facebook group a friendly debate pops up about the best way to let readers know you’ve written a new blog post. What do you do when the guru’s say one thing and your gut says another? What is a guru anyway? Plus, before you decide how to use email, there’s a bigger question to answer. Let’s talk about that question, and about what’s best for you and your readers.

Duration:00:36:47

02-09 Logan Wolfram - Don't Let Your Voice Get Lost

12/30/2016
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What’s it like to be busy and successful at doing good things that are some people’s dreams, but that come with an unknown cost? Logan was chief steward and curator of the Allume conference for four years. Then she stopped, and the conference ended. Why? Plus, the behind the scenes reality of an event where the one running the event doesn’t always get paid. Also - valuable insight on working with a publisher; find out why a two-book deal might not be a great idea; and sometimes a friend says...

Duration:00:43:49

02-08 Ann Voskamp - Inside the Writer's Heart

12/6/2016
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Ann Voskamp shares: what practical writing time looks like for her; how she makes writing a low pressure spiritual discipline; writers she loves and how they influence her writing; the disadvantages and overwhelming challenge of a successful first book; why book signings and meeting her readers are so important to her; why she doesn’t read reviews of her work; what she did the day 1000 Gifts released and how it was so different from the day the Broken Way released; and how to gather a safe...

Duration:00:45:08

02-07 Q&A's Live from the H*W Workshop

11/23/2016
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How to get more readers. How to start an online writing encouragement group. How blogging and book writing go together. Ideas for helpful books and courses. And more!

Duration:00:38:25

02-06 What's On Your DON'T List?

10/28/2016
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Most people have a to do list. A DON’T list can be just as important. Writing is a deep work; your energy and time for writing is worth protecting. We’ll share the things we’ve chosen - on purpose - to NOT do to help you with your own DON’T do list, because you can’t do everything. It’s kinda personal, kinda crazy, maybe a little awkward, and you might be surprised at some of the things we don’t do.

Duration:00:41:25

02-05 How To Make Money Writing

10/20/2016
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How is a part-time - or even full-time - income from your writing possible? You have more options than you realize. Here’s what’s worked for us, how we started, what we changed, and why. It’s an adventure - put your toe in and see what works for you! Just start small and get going - you might even discover a dormant longing that ends up paying you. And don’t miss the last five minutes, “Your Success Path: Choose Your Own Adventure.”

Duration:00:42:04

02-04 What's Your One Most Important Thing?

10/13/2016
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When your writing life feels complicated, having One Most Important Thing to focus on can be sanity saving. What’s most important? Is it writing skill? A certain social media? Your platform? Your niche? It’s different for everyone, and in this episode we’ll each share OUR one most important thing, to help you think about yours.

Duration:00:39:23