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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

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...

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,...

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...

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

02-03 You Might Be a HopeWriter If

10/6/2016
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Your hopewriter calling is not just writing - it’s a calling to spread hope, to connect, and to be relentlessly helpful, without sacrificing your life and family. But, the writing life can have so many pieces, industry standards, and things it seems like you’re supposed to do. How do you know what’s best for YOUR calling? This is the Hopewriter Way - a perspective, a camera angle, a value system that focuses only on what YOU should do, think, and feel.

Duration:00:28:15

02-02 How to Never Self-Promote Again

9/28/2016
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Here’s the end of that icky self-promotion feeling, the end of thinking that God should maybe market your writing without you. We long to get our message out, but we’re uncomfortable with what we think it requires. So how do faith and marketing work together? This could change how you think about promoting and marketing. And if you’re super-sensitive to being accused of self-promotion, don’t miss the last two minutes and Brian’s reaction to being told worse things than you’ll ever hear.

Duration:00:37:10

02-01 How to Find Time to Write

9/21/2016
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Thirty minutes to end that ‘I don’t have time to write’ feeling. You’ll change how you think about time, and get practical tips for gaining time to write. You’ll hear how to plan your writing time with your family, see that there are two different kinds of time, learn why you shouldn’t tell people your big writing plans, and discover why ‘following the love’ might be the secret to finding time to write.

Duration:00:37:19

HW 01-09 How Summer Changes the Writing Life

6/8/2016
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AKA: How to take a break. How to make the most of your summer, or of any time you’re able to take a break. Crazy as it seems, it can take courage, planning, and effort to rest - but it’s worth it. Just planning a break and knowing you have one coming can be life giving, and here are some ideas to start. Emily and Myquillyn share what they’re doing to make the most of this summer. Over time, they’ve learned how important a break is, and they work hard to be able to take one. This is what they...

Duration:00:27:23

HW 01-08 Learn From Our Idiot Moves

6/1/2016
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Real stories we’re embarrassed by today - that seemed like such good ideas at the time. BUT we can learn from it, and laugh at ourselves, and use it to motivate ourselves, right? Brian's story of how NOT to get an editor’s attention. Emily and how you can be clueless about marketing, and yet survive! Gary on how to never get any writing projects done - an idiot move he still struggles with that HAS A CURE that Brian will share. And the real story behind the Nester’s 31 Days blog events -...

Duration:00:34:02

HW 01-07 Overwhelmed? How to Save Your Writing Life

5/24/2016
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Writing can take a lot out of you. How can you move forward and be creative when you feel like you’ve been doing things a certain way forever? How can you make the most of your writing energy? The answer: You need to find your own balance of system and soul. Emily talks with her friend and fellow Hope*Writer Kendra Adachi from the lazygeniuscollective.com. Emily shares how Kendra helped her with practical ideas to funnel her writing energy, and with ways to organize her writing with...

Duration:00:32:47

HW 01-06 Steal Our Genius Moves

5/17/2016
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Ideas we’ve tried for living and working that have turned into genius moves that help us as writers, and that that have made life easier, better, and more fulfilling. Steal ours or come up with your own! You never know when some idea you try might turn into a life-changing move.

Duration:00:26:28