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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

What Does A Book Publicist Do? | Ep. 118 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/29/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you know what a book publicist is? Do you know how they can help you as an author? In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss what a book publicist is, what they do, the average cost of hiring one, and more. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over...

Duration:00:36:49

How Do You Identify Your Ideal Reader? | Ep. 117 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/22/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever created an Ideal Reader? This is a specific marketing technique and in today's episode it's what we are going to be discussing! As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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:00:23:46

How Do You Approach Writing Black Historical Fiction? | Ep. 116 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/15/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever tried writing diverse characters and didn't know where to start? Or maybe you want to dive deeper into historical fiction? This week, author Yecheilyah Ysrayl joins Rachel in discussing how to approach writing black historical fiction with plenty of tips, advice, and fun conversation. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! ABOUT YECHEILYAH YSRAYL Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is an Author, Book Blogger, and...

Duration:00:44:05

Do Writers Really Need Beta Readers? | Ep. 115 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/8/2022
QUICK NOTE: Apologies for the sound quality at the start, I was having issues with my mic. It does get better pretty soon, so please do persevere. Thanks ~Ari EPISODE SHOW NOTES How important are beta readers? Do you think you'll recruit any for your novel? Today, we discuss whether writers really need beta readers. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our...

Duration:00:18:54

How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

6/1/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Are you interested in being a fantasy author? This week, author I. L. Cruz joins Ari to discuss how to approach writing fantasy and things to consider when building your fantastical worlds. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. ABOUT I. L. Cruz I.L. Cruz decided to make writing her full-time career during the economic downturn in 2008. Since then she’s used her BA in International...

Duration:00:52:37

Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/25/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Today, we discuss the concept of adding pictures to your novel and the different forms these can take. Do you think you would ever add imagery to your book? As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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...

Duration:00:15:03

How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/18/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever come across a secondary character in your novel that doesn't need to be there? Or maybe a character's death needs to advance the character development of the MC? This week, we discuss a few ways to get rid of your characters - and yes, that means we're talking mostly about character deaths. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to...

Duration:00:22:30

Should You Let Family And Friends Read Your Manuscript? | Ep. 111 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/11/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES When you have finished your manuscript, is it a good idea to let family and close friends read your work? You may be surprised by our thoughts on this one. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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...

Duration:00:18:52

What Are Some Tips For Writing Craft Books? | Ep. 110 | The Merry Writer Podcast

5/4/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever thought about writing craft books? Or do you read them and haven't quite found the information you're looking for? Luckily, that's exactly what we're talking about in this week's episode. Author Sacha Black joins Ari and Rachel in talking about her process of writing craft books for writers. We cover outlining, difficulties, research, and more. Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. ABOUT SACHA BLACK Sacha Black is a...

Duration:00:45:37

Should You Offer Your Books For Free? | Ep. 109 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/27/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES We are back with a Marketing episode today, when we ask "Should You Offer Your Books For Free?" and whether the free book is a good marketing strategy or not. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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...

Duration:00:17:32

Should You Have A Writing Buddy? | Ep. 108 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/20/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Writing can be a lonely job and there are many other writers who have similar setbacks with their novels as you do. Also, they have different strengths and weaknesses than you. In this week's episode, we're discussing whether you should have a writing buddy or not. We discuss pros of having writing buddies and also a few cons to having one. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the...

Duration:00:24:57

How Do You Deal With Decision Fatigue? | Ep. 107 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/13/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you find yourself getting tired throughout the day, and struggling to make good decisions? You might be suffering from Decision Fatigue. That's the topic of this week's podcast episode as we discuss what it is, how it affects us and what we can do to combat it. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the episode. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then...

Duration:00:18:18

What Are Some Tips For Writing A Series? | Ep. 106 | The Merry Writer Podcast

4/6/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever thought about writing a series of books but thought it might be too daunting to start? This week, author KM Allan joins Ari and Rachel as we discuss tips and tricks to writing a series of novels. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. About KM Allan K.M. Allan is an identical twin, but not the evil one. She started her career penning beauty articles for a hairstyling...

Duration:00:48:59

What Should You Include At The Front Of Your Book? | Ep. 105 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/30/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Today on the show we are going through the different things you should and could include in your Front Matter (the front of your book). As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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...

Duration:00:38:50

How Do You Deal With Writing Distractions? | Ep. 104 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/23/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you get distracted while you're trying to write? There could be a few reasons for that whether you're mind isn't in the story, you need a break, or something else pulls you away. In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss how to deal with writing distractions and when to let the distractions run their course. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our...

Duration:00:22:24

Should You Give Your Chapters Titles? | Ep. 103 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/16/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you prefer chapter numbers or chapter titles? Today we discuss giving your chapters titles and why some authors do it, along with our own thoughts on whether we would do it. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Also, do you have writing advice you'd like to share? Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please...

Duration:00:11:37

How Do You Set Writing Deadlines? | Ep. 102 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/9/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Deadlines... we either love them, hate them, or wave to them as they whoosh by. Do you set yourself writing deadlines? Do they work for you? In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss setting writing deadlines and how to stick to them (and when it's okay not to stick with them). As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the episode. Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast...

Duration:00:24:07

Do You Need To Include Trigger Warnings In Your Novel? | Ep. 101 | The Merry Writer Podcast

3/2/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Not always an easy topic, but today we are looking at the concept of Trigger Warnings in novels. What they are, why you might include and where to put them if you do. As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. 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...

Duration:00:17:17

Podcast Tag Questions | Ep. 100 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/23/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES Can you believe The Merry Writer Podcast has reached 100 episodes? We truly appreciate all the shares, listens, and comments. So, in this week's episode, we decided to do a podcast tag where we answer some questions about starting a podcast and running it. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 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...

Duration:00:33:47

What Are The Best Tips For Writing Dialogue? | Ep. 099 | The Merry Writer Podcast

2/16/2022
EPISODE SHOW NOTES As we teeter on the cusp of triple digits for our episodes, we decided to discuss some tips for writing dialogue and things you might want to avoid! As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Also, do you have writing advice you'd like to share? Support the Podcast: Patreon Want to support our show and show our little podcast some extra love, then please consider popping over to our...

Duration:00:23:22