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Two chatty authors asking all the 'write' questions. Hosted by Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli, The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show about all things writing and bookish.

Two chatty authors asking all the 'write' questions. Hosted by Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli, The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show about all things writing and bookish.

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United States

Description:

Two chatty authors asking all the 'write' questions. Hosted by Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli, The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly show about all things writing and bookish.

Language:

English


Episodes

Should You Compare Yourself To Other Writers? | Ep. 064 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/16/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you compare yourself to other writers? Are you your own worst critic? This week, Ari and Rachel discuss why it's okay (and sometimes not okay) to compare yourself to other writers. We hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with any writer friends who you think might enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening! Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page...

Duration:00:23:46

Are You A Hobby Writer or a Professional Writer? | Ep .063 | The Merry Writer

6/9/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES On today's episode we decided to discuss Hobby Writing and Professional Writing! Which do you do? Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show. Music: Intro & Outro – “Inspired” composed and produced by...

Duration:00:20:16

What Is The Process Of Creating And Publishing An Audiobook? | Ep. 062 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/2/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever wanted to publish an audiobook version of your stories but never knew how to go about it? Spoiler alert: it's easier than you think! This week, author Tori Zigler joins Ari and Rachel, discussing the process of creating and self-publishing an audiobook. We hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with any writer friends who you think might enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening! ABOUT TORI ZIGLER Victoria Zigler is a blind vegan poet and...

Duration:00:41:30

Do You Need A Dedicated Space For Writing? | Ep. 061 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/26/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you have a dedicated writing space? Do you think they can help make you move productive or be a constraint? Check out today's episode to get our scoop on writing spaces! Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word...

Duration:00:21:56

What Are Good Self-Care Tips For Writers? | Ep. 060 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/19/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever forgotten to take a shower for a few days? Or maybe you forgot to leave your computer and move your body for a bit. This week, Ari and Rachel discuss some self-care tips for writers. We could all use a little TLC! We hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with any writer friends who you think might enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening! Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then...

Duration:00:23:07

Do You Review Books That You Read? | Ep. 059 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/12/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, we are talking about writing reviews on books. As writers we need reviews, so it's important we consider reviewing other books - do you review books you read? Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about...

Duration:00:21:27

How Do You Deal With One-Star Reviews? | Ep. 058 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/5/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever gotten the dreaded one-star review on your book? Guess what? There's nothing to be worried about! This week, author Wilmar Luna joins Ari and Rachel, discussing how to deal with one-star reviews on your books. We hope you enjoy this episode and please share it with any writer friends who you think might enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening! ABOUT WILMAR LUNA Wilmar Luna couldn't be a superhero in real life so he decided to write his own. When he's not...

Duration:00:45:52

What's Your Favourite Childhood Story? | Ep.057 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/28/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Yesterday was Tell A Story Day, so with that as inspiration, we decided to discuss our favourite childhood stories, those ones that helped us fall in love with the written word and the importance of getting children reading eary. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast,...

Duration:00:24:34

How And When Did You Begin Writing? | Ep. 056 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/21/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, we're sharing our stories about how we started writing. Let us know what you think on Twitter using #TheMerryWriterPodcast and share your story about how you began your writing journey! For a laugh, be sure to check out Rachel's earlier writing here. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month!...

Duration:00:31:05

How Important Are Book Covers? | Ep. 055 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/14/2021
This week on the podcast we are talking all about book covers and why they are so important. As the storefront of your story, covers need a lot of thought and a good cover artist is worth their weight in gold! Check out our thoughts on covers and things you need to consider. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you...

Duration:00:22:32

How Many Rounds Of Edits Do You Typically Do? | Ep. 054 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/7/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES In this week's epsiode, Ari is joined by special guest, Kim Golden, where they discuss all things about editing your novel. Enjoy! ABOUT KIM GOLDEN Kim Golden is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Kim left the US in 1995 and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn't writing love stories, she writes copy for a pretty famous Swedish home furnishings brand. Website: kim-golden.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:34:33

How Do You Write Female Characters? | Ep. 053 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/31/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES In honour of International Women's Day (that was this month, March 8th... yes we know we're late, we do explain!) We decided to discuss Writing Female Characters, things we love seeing and things we really don't when it comes to female characters! In case you missed our Writing Male Character Episode, you can find it here: https://themerrywriterpodcast.podbean.com/e/how-to-write-male-characters-ep-034-the-merry-writer-podcast/ Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to...

Duration:00:21:31

How Do You Create Character Profiles? | Ep. 052 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/24/2021
Characters are the heart of every novel, so this week's we discuss a way you can keep track of their development through character profiles. Enjoy and thanks for listening. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show. Music:...

Duration:00:19:54

What Is One Things You Wish You Were Better At As A Writer? | Ep. 051 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/17/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Writing is a constant learning game, and no matter what stage of the journey you are at there will always be things you wish you were better at as a writer. On today's episode we are joined by special guest Mark Gelinas Snr who shares his one thing he wishes he was better at as a writer. ABOUT MARK Mark Gelinas is a writer of technical manuals, historical science fiction, and YA fiction. Fortunate enough to work at home, he pursues his writing career from middle...

Duration:00:39:30

How Did The Merry Writer Start? | Ep. 050 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/10/2021
The podcast is almost a year old and the Twitter hashtag game turns 3-years-old this year. It's crazy how time flies, but to celebrate we did a special episode for our 50th (!!!) and we're explaining how The Merry Writer came to be. Enjoy and thank you for your continued support! :) From Myths To monsters (Supernatural Beings Anthology vol 2) featuring Ari Meghlen's short story Sanctuary) is AVAILABLE NOW. Links below: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Kobo Apple Books Smashwords Barnes & Noble...

Duration:00:25:22

What Are Some Tips For Running An Anthology?| Ep. 049 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/3/2021
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever been interested in running an Anthology? Want to get the scoop on what is involved and want some tips? Then check out today's episode were we welcome our special guest, Author Mikki Noble who runs the #SupernaturalBeings anthologies. ABOUT MIKKI Mikki, the eccentric Canadian, has been writing in some form or another for nearly a quarter of a century; since writing her very first poem at age eleven. She lives in Ontario, Canada, with her cats, guinea pig...

Duration:00:39:10

Which Social Media Platform Is The Best For Writers? | Ep. 048 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/24/2021
Which social media platform do you think is the best for writers? This week, we compare Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest with pros and cons for each platform. Enjoy and thanks for listening! Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about...

Duration:00:33:38

Where Do You Start When Writing Your Novel? | Ep. 047 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/17/2021
Writing a novel is hard, so do you jump in at the beginning and keep to the path or do you dive in the middle? Today's episode we discuss where we start when writing our novels and why we do it the way we do! :) From Myths To monsters (Supernatural Beings Anthology vol 2) featuring Ari Meghlen's short story Sanctuary) is now available for Pre-Order. Links below: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Kobo Apple Books Smashwords Barnes & Noble Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show...

Duration:00:22:52

Cupid's Book Lover Tag For Valentine's Day | Ep. 046 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/10/2021
We decided to do another tag this week with Valentine's Day around the corner! We did our best to keep this romance-themed, so we hope you enjoy. Thanks for listening! Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our show. Music: Intro &...

Duration:00:34:54

How Do You Come Up With Names In Your Book? | Ep. 045 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/3/2021
We are all about the names today! As writers, we need to come up with a lot of names - characters, locations, titles etc. So this week, we ask: How Do You Come Up With Names In Your Book? Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our Patreon Page and snap up some goodies for as little as $1 a month! Share If you enjoy our podcast, please share episodes on social media to spread the word about our...

Duration:00:27:14