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5 Things Only Serious Writers Do: Part One

8/21/2018
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Welcome to a special edition of The Writer Files, we’re back from an extended Summer hiatus. My old friend, award-winning international journalist, author, pundit, and bad penny, Adam Skolnick, turned up this week to discuss with me a piece I wrote recently for Copyblogger titled, 5 Things Only Serious Writers Do. But before Adam and... Listen to episode

Duration:00:41:46

What’s Your Writing Productivity Type? (with Bec Evans of Prolifiko): Part Two

7/31/2018
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In Part Two of another special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn,” writer, educator, and co-founder of Prolifiko, Bec Evans, returned to conclude our chat about writer personality types, productivity secrets, and understanding your writing psychology. Bec is the co-founder of Prolifiko, a new digital coach aimed at helping writers beat writer’s... Listen to episode

Duration:00:21:23

What’s Your Writing Productivity Type? (with Bec Evans of Prolifiko): Part One

7/23/2018
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Welcome to another special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn,” and this week the writer, educator, and co-founder of Prolifiko, Bec Evans, stopped by to chat with me about writer personality types, productivity secrets, and understanding your writing psychology. Bec is the co-founder of Prolifiko, a new digital coach aimed at helping... Listen to episode

Duration:00:19:46

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers: Part Two

7/17/2018
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In Part Two of this special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn” I’ve invited back award-winning international journalist, author, and serial pundit, Adam Skolnick, to discuss a piece I wrote for Copyblogger.com last year titled, “21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers.” Over the last four years, I ve been given the fantastic... Listen to episode

Duration:00:46:03

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers: Part One

7/10/2018
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In this special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn” I’ve invited back award-winning international journalist, author, and serial pundit, Adam Skolnick, to discuss a piece I wrote for Copyblogger.com last year titled, “21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers.” Over the last four years, I ve been given the fantastic opportunity to interview... Listen to episode

Duration:00:46:37

‘The Writer’s Brain’ on Impostor Syndrome: Part Two

6/26/2018
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In Part Two of this special edition of the show we call “The Writer’s Brain,” a guest series with neuroscientist Michael Grybko, we dig into a phenomenon known as “impostor syndrome,” an experience many writers struggle with. The experience known as “impostor syndrome” has been recognized in over 70% of the population across a wide... Listen to episode

Duration:00:24:48

‘The Writer’s Brain’ on Impostor Syndrome: Part One

6/19/2018
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Welcome back to a special edition of The Writer Files called “The Writer’s Brain,” a guest series with neuroscientist Michael Grybko, and in this episode we dig into a phenomenon known as “impostor syndrome,” an experience many writers struggle with. The experience known as “impostor syndrome” has been recognized in over 70% of the population... Listen to episode

Duration:00:27:29

How Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Scott Carney Writes: Part Two

5/1/2018
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In Part Two of this file, the award-winning New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist, and anthropologist, Scott Carney, returned to talk about the dangers of putting yourself into the story, what he’s learned in his 20+ years in mainstream publishing, and how he juggles his multiple creative adventures. Throughout his globe-trotting career as a... Listen to episode

Duration:00:30:14

How Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Scott Carney Writes: Part One

4/24/2018
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Award-winning New York Times bestselling author, investigative journalist, and anthropologist, Scott Carney, stopped by the show recently to talk about the dangers of putting yourself into the story, what he’s learned in his 20+ years in mainstream publishing, and how he juggles his multiple creative adventures. Throughout his globe-trotting career as a journalist Scott has... Listen to episode

Duration:00:28:19

How New York Times Bestselling Author Maria Konnikova Writes

4/17/2018
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The multiple New York Times bestselling non-fiction author and New Yorker columnist, Maria Konnikova, dropped by the show back in early 2016 to chat with me about what it’s like to be a contributing journalist for a storied institution, productivity hacks, and her own creative process. This is a fan favorite from the archives that... Listen to episode

Duration:00:29:38

How Copyblogger’s Editor-in-Chief Stefanie Flaxman Writes: Part Two

4/10/2018
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In Part Two of this file the Editor-in-Chief of Copyblogger, my colleague and friend, Stefanie Flaxman, returned to chat with me about her journey from solopreneur to headline honcho, the rules of “ruthless editing,” her philosophy of creativity, and much more. Stef is a professional writer and editor who manages the editorial team for Copyblogger.com,... Listen to episode

Duration:00:42:35

How Copyblogger’s Editor-in-Chief Stefanie Flaxman Writes: Part One

4/3/2018
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Welcome to a double-stuffed episode of the show with the Editor-in-Chief of Copyblogger, my colleague and friend, Stefanie Flaxman, who stopped by this week to rap with me about her journey from solopreneur to headline honcho, the rules of “ruthless editing,” her philosophy of creativity, and much more. Stef is a professional writer and editor... Listen to episode

Duration:00:37:37

How the Creator of the ‘Lore’ Podcast (and TV Show) Aaron Mahnke Writes: Part One

2/13/2018
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The award-winning creator, producer, and host of the megahit Lore podcast, TV show, and book series, Aaron Mahnke, joined me this week to share how he created his scary storytelling universe from scratch, his writing regimen for success, and advice to fellow scribes. In less than three years the writer and former graphic designer grew... Listen to episode

Duration:00:19:01

How New York Times Bestselling Author of ‘The Bookseller’ Cynthia Swanson Writes

2/6/2018
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The award-winning literary suspense novelist and New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller, Cynthia Swanson, took a break before her upcoming book tour to chat with me about her new thriller, The Glass Forest, the writer-slash-designer s process and unique relationship with creativity, and how she finds her ideas. The bestselling author started out as... Listen to episode

Duration:00:36:01

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers: Part Two

1/30/2018
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In Part Two of this special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn” I’ve invited back award-winning international journalist, author, and serial pundit, Adam Skolnick, to discuss a piece I wrote for Copyblogger.com last year titled, “21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers.” Over the last four years, I ve been given the fantastic... Listen to episode

Duration:00:46:03

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers: Part One

1/16/2018
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In this special edition of the show we traditionally call “writer porn” I’ve invited back award-winning international journalist, author, and serial pundit, Adam Skolnick, to discuss a piece I wrote for Copyblogger.com last year titled, “21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers.” Over the last four years, I ve been given the fantastic opportunity to interview... Listen to episode

Duration:00:46:37

How New York Times Bestselling Author Daniel Pink Writes

1/9/2018
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The multiple New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human, Daniel Pink, dropped by the show back in 2015 to chat with me about his experience as a TV producer, his take on writer’s block, and productivity & creativity hacks for non-fiction writers. This is a replay... Listen to episode

Duration:00:25:46

How Award-Winning Cartoonist & Bestselling Author Zach Weinersmith Writes: Part Two

12/19/2017
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In Part Two of this file, the celebrated cartoonist, writer, and co-author of the instant New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything, Zach Weinersmith, took a break to rap with me about writing a research-intensive book with his wife, the difference between nerds and geeks, and how... Listen to episode

Duration:00:24:16

How Award-Winning Cartoonist & Bestselling Author Zach Weinersmith Writes: Part One

12/12/2017
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Celebrated cartoonist, writer, and co-author of the instant New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything, Zach Weinersmith, took a break to rap with me about writing a research-intensive book with his wife, the difference between nerds and geeks, and how he draws inspiration for his many creative... Listen to episode

Duration:00:21:20

How to Make a Living as a Pro Content Writer: Part Two

12/5/2017
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In the second half of this special edition of the show we’re shining the light on two more freelance writers out there who are making it happen as professional online content creators. These are scribes who have found success — and a very good living — doing what they love … writing and helping others... Listen to episode

Duration:00:39:26