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Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness.

Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness.
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Join Rachael Herron and J. Thorn every Wednesday for conversations about writing from craft to wellness.

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The Writer’s Well Episode 140: What are your top three productivity hacks? (with special guest Amy Tasukada)

9/11/2019
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Prolific writer and excellent time manager Amy Tasukada guest-hosts this week on The Writer's Well! While the cat's away, these two mice play talking goals and time hacks. Enjoy! Amy Tasukada - https://www.amytasukada.com/ Amy’s Newsletter service for authors - https://www.amytasukada.com/for-writers/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the...

Duration:00:27:37

The Writer’s Well Episode 139: FLASHBACK - Episode 1

9/4/2019
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An encore episode! The Petal to the Metal Episode 1: Welcome to our new podcast about leaving the day job for your dream job. Writing and publishing can be an unpredictable yet exhilarating experience. Rachael walked away from her day job and J. is about to do the same. Listen in as they talk about what’s exciting—and frightening—about it. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our...

Duration:00:20:02

The Writer’s Well Episode 138: How and when do you work out?

8/28/2019
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In this month’s health-themed episode, Rachael and J. discuss workout routines. In addition, bask in Rachael’s launch week glow. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:32:16

The Writer’s Well Episode 137: How do you celebrate a book launch?

8/21/2019
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With Stolen Things poised to drop tomorrow (link below), Rachael asks J. what he does the day a book comes out. Stolen Things - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KVLCVP4/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More...

Duration:00:26:44

The Writer’s Well Episode 136: When it comes to writing, what is something you believe that everyone else thinks is crazy?

8/14/2019
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In our writing careers, we all do crazy, weird things. In this episode, J. asks Rachael to share her secret. FYI, we’re taking September off. Listen for the details... Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More...

Duration:00:24:31

The Writer’s Well Episode 135: What things affect your writing in a surprising way?

8/7/2019
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Rachael poaches a question from her other podcast and asks J. about things that affect his writing. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:21:39

The Writer’s Well Episode 134: How do you handle rejection?

7/31/2019
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For this month’s themed episode, J. asks Rachael about rejection, a force that can have an uncontrollable effect on our mental health. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here -...

Duration:00:22:28

The Writer’s Well Episode 133: How do you set specific writing goals?

7/24/2019
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Special thanks to Kat Brown who submitted the question for this episode. Exactly how do you determine what to write, and how? J. asks Rachael. Jami Albright’s new book - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TT87VXB/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon -...

Duration:00:23:18

The Writer’s Well Episode 132: What misconceptions do indies have about the traditional publishing world (Live from Thrillerfest with Sophie Littlefield)?

7/17/2019
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Rachael and J. welcome special guest and writing bestie, Sophie Littlefield to discuss the varying paths to publication. Recorded live from Thrillerfest 2019 in New York City. Sophie Littlefield - http://sophielittlefield.com/ Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on...

Duration:00:31:03

The Writer’s Well Episode 131: How were you entrepreneurial before you started publishing?

7/10/2019
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Before leaving for Thrillerfest, Rachael asks J. about his entrepreneurial tendencies prior to writing and publishing. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:22:34

The Writer’s Well Episode 130: Do you believe in natural talent?

7/3/2019
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The standardization mindset and the dark horse mindset are at odds today and both can't be right. J. and Rachael apply the theory created by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas to writing and ask if everyone has talent or if its reserved for only a special few. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other...

Duration:00:28:01

The Writer’s Well Episode 129: Who are your writing besties?

6/26/2019
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Rachael brings the heart love with a question about the most supportive people in our lives for the health-themed episode of the month (relationships). How to Self-Publish - https://books2read.com/howtoselfpublish Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon -...

Duration:00:26:09

The Writer’s Well Episode 128: How do you handle unsubscribes?

6/19/2019
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With a special guest sitting in today, Rachael and J. discuss the mindset around mailing list rejection. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:27:54

The Writer’s Well Episode 127: How do you use procrastination as a tool?

6/12/2019
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After discussing earthquake fun, Rachael poses a question to J. who rejects the assumption, but then walks it back. He’ll explain later... Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here -...

Duration:00:23:01

The Writer’s Well Episode 126: What are you unwilling to feel?

6/5/2019
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Are there situations we avoid? J. asks Rachael what feelings she avoids, and why. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:25:57

The Writer’s Well Episode 125: How do you splurge and scrimp?

5/29/2019
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This month’s health theme is finances so J. asks Rachael about the ways she spends and saves. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:27:32

The Writer’s Well Episode 124: How do you manage your marketing tasks?

5/22/2019
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Beware of admin task creep! Rachael asks J. how to manage all of the marketing work that seems to be overwhelming and never ending. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here -...

Duration:00:24:51

The Writer’s Well Episode 123: What book do you wish you read earlier in life?

5/15/2019
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Taking a page out of Ryan Holiday’s book, J. asks Rachael about a book she should have read sooner. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard - https://amzn.to/2YvyHjY The Dip by Seth Godin - https://amzn.to/2W9I9vT The Career Author 2020 Events - http://thecareerauthor.com/events Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes...

Duration:00:30:15

The Writer’s Well Episode 122: How do you get the work done?

5/8/2019
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With J. back from Chicago (but still a little loopy), Rachael asks him how he gets the words on the page. Plus, a special announcement about 2020 events! The Career Author 2020 Events - http://thecareerauthor.com/events Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon...

Duration:00:29:17

The Writer’s Well Episode 121: How are you doing 2-3 years out?

5/1/2019
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With Rachael back from Venice (but still a little loopy), J. asks her how things are going as a full-time creative. Rachael’s Query Letter Service - http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services - https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to our question? Leave one in the comments… Rate & subscribe on iTunes and then share with other writers. Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thewriterswell More information here - http://thewriterswell.org

Duration:00:36:59