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Writing productivity without the burnout. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday for some writing productivity self-care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Writing productivity without the burnout. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday for some writing productivity self-care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United Kingdom

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Writing productivity without the burnout. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday for some writing productivity self-care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Why we should turn to comforting fiction when our writer journeys get hard | E4 | S5 LEARN/LOVE

5/12/2021
In my darkest time, I picked up a book I have read lots of times to remind myself of its simple wisdom. 'The Little Prince' is a romantic point of view towards life and if you stick with me for the next fifteen or so minutes, I will share a few quotes from it and let you know how these notions have affected how I think about my writing journey. Welcome to the the Pen Garden - your writing productivity and mental health podcast which will help you build a zen writing routine tailored to your...

Duration:00:14:23

Juggling a writing routine among your other life routines | E3 | S5 LEARN/LOVE

5/4/2021
Stick around for the next ten or so minutes to hear me discuss how a writing routine fits with all the other routines you might be juggling on the daily. For me it wasn’t easy to slot it in or to consistently be good at it, I’m still struggling some days, so if you do too, you’re not alone. Welcome to the the Pen Garden - your writing productivity and mental health podcast which will help you build a zen writing routine tailored to your lifestyle. I’m your host Lainey, a self-published...

Duration:00:13:11

What beta readers want you to know before you send them your novel | S5 Bonus episode

4/27/2021
The Pen Garden Podcast is usually about writing productivity and mental health. I say usually because today I will be sharing a discussion with my friend Flora Kittle, who is a fellow author and beta reader. The both of us together oversee the Pen Garden Beta Reading Program, a project which provides writers the opportunity to receive extensive feedback on their current book. Briefly, a beta-read is a preliminary read of an edited manuscript with the purpose to provide feedback which will...

Duration:00:12:42

Reading as a writer and writing as a reader | E2 | S5 LEARN/LOVE

4/20/2021
Stick around for the next fifteen or so minutes to hear me discuss the wonderful act of reading and how I struggled to get enjoyment out of it for a time. I will discuss two different modes of reading and how things can change around that when you’re a writer on the hunt for learning. Welcome to the the Pen Garden - your writing productivity and mental health podcast which will help you build a zen writing routine tailored to your lifestyle. I’m your host Lainey, a self-published author and...

Duration:00:16:50

The emotional place of money in a writing journey | E1 | S5 LEARN/LOVE

4/13/2021
Stick around for the next fifteen or so minutes to hear me discuss the emotional place of money in a writing journey. I will touch on investing money in your writing, spending, profits and how they all affect writers’ mental heath. Welcome to the the Pen Garden - your writing productivity and mental health podcast which will help you build a zen writing routine tailored to your lifestyle. I’m your host Lainey, a self-published author and an overall anxious mess trying to do a bit better...

Duration:00:14:25

Keep your writing career expectations in check | E5 | S4 Success & Failure

1/12/2021
Success and failure depend on the person’s expectation around writing, but even if people are happy with their work, society or those in our social bubbles can bring our writer confidence down by forcing on us their often unrealistic and unreasonable expectations about what a writer should be. So in the final episode of this season, I want to deconstruct some of these interactions and hopefully inspire you to take pride in your writing and to have the confidence to stand up for yourself when...

Duration:00:10:50

Setting realistic writing goals | E4 | S4 Success & Failure | Writing productivity without burnout

1/5/2021
Let’s start 2021 with a bang and talk about setting achievable writing goals. Some of you may call them writing resolutions and may well be setting some pretty ambitious ones as we speak. But hold off for the next ten-fifteen minutes and listen to the following tips, tricks and ideas. This episode will help you evaluate your practice and set up your yearly writing objectives with your personal situation in mind, and hopefully prevent you from burning out or feeling like you’ve failed in the...

Duration:00:12:17

Accepting feedback and rejection in your writing journey | E3 | S4 Success & Failure

12/22/2020
In this episode, I will discuss why criticism is important, and how to spot when a negative review might be useless to you. Then, on the mental health side of things, I will look into how to process feedback while still maintaining your feeling of self-worth. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to...

Duration:00:14:13

Success & your writing routine | E2 | S4 Success & Failure

12/15/2020
Find out why achieving your writer career dreams can be disruptive and how to pre-empt any issues and establish a routine which will stand the test of change. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle...

Duration:00:10:51

S4 Overview | Writing productivity without burnout | E0.5 | S4 Success & Failure

12/8/2020
What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday...

Duration:00:03:36

Writers’ perception on creative success & failure | E1 | S4 Success & Failure

12/8/2020
Today I will try to define what writerly success and failure is, and how they impact your writing routine. I’ve asked writers about what they perceive as success and failure and their answers were eye-opening. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will...

Duration:00:10:33

Writing friends, writing communities and writing retreats | E5 | S3 Inspiration

11/17/2020
Discover the benefits of finding writing groups and being part of a writing community, why writing retreats are awesome and what types there are, and how to use all that is available online to improve your writing practice by achieving your writing goals and meeting new like-minded people. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you...

Duration:00:13:25

Creative brainstorming and writing exercises | E4 | S3 Inspiration

11/10/2020
How can brainstorming jump start your inspiration and how giving writing exercises a go can get you out of a slump and into a new dawn of creativity.? Listen to find out. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established...

Duration:00:11:31

Sleep, dreams and creative inspiration | E3 | S3 Inspiration

11/3/2020
Today, I’m going to talk about sleep, dreams and how we can prime our subconscious to generate new ideas and problem-solve our writing issues for us. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily...

Duration:00:10:02

9 Mental Health Traps of NaNoWriMo and how to avoid them | S3 Bonus episode

10/31/2020
I recognized some unhelpful patterns in my thinking while doing my NaNoWriMos in previous years, some words I would say to myself that would hinder my progress. I call them mental health traps, because once you start thinking them, your mental health suffers and you’re trapped in an unproductive state. So I wanted to make this special episode of the Pen Garden for all of you who are attempting NaNoWriMo this year and give you a chance at a strong start, particularly when it comes to your...

Duration:00:18:36

Trick yourself out of procrastination and refill your creative well | E2 | S3 Inspiration

10/27/2020
This week, I will discuss a topic which all writers dread to think about - procrastination. It’s the enemy of productivity and inspiration and can leave pretty much anyone feeling like they can’t write. But it’s not all doom and gloom - I will teach you how to trick your brain into doing things that fuel your creativity while still indulging that need to procrastinate for a bit. What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently...

Duration:00:10:27

S3 Overview | Writing productivity without burnout | E0.5 | S3 Inspiration

10/20/2020
What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday...

Duration:00:04:41

The theory of creative inspiration and how to foster it | E1 | S3 Inspiration

10/20/2020
What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday...

Duration:00:11:56

Writing routines are for all personality types | E5 | S2 Your Personality

10/6/2020
What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday...

Duration:00:12:15

Discover your best writing environment | E4 | S2 Your Personality

9/29/2020
What if you could develop a writing routine that sidesteps those negative feelings and keeps you consistently fulfilled? For the time it takes to drink a warm cup of tea, The Pen Garden will welcome you and offer you the tools to learn what works for you and what doesn’t, will inspire you by sharing how established writers tackle their daily life and will put your mind at ease that the challenges you face are not yours only and can be overcome. Come spend 10-15 minutes with me every Tuesday...

Duration:00:10:37