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A weekly podcast bringing you tips, tricks and snippets to further your writing. A personal, hobbyist and work-from-home writer's toolkit. Novelist and Copywriter, JT Pledger, brings his knowledge of novel writing, screenwriting and copywriting to you in short, weekly bursts. These tips and tricks were learned over years of hard work and practice made so you don't have to go through the same trials and errors. Whether you work from home, are an entrepreneur, want to write a novel or screenplay, these tips will help you on your journey. If you are looking for financial freedom, you are in the right spot. This podcast is designed to keep you active, engaged and wanting to continue your chosen writing career for novels, scripts, websites, copy, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, self-publishing, traditional publishing or just the ability to earn a passive income from home.

A weekly podcast bringing you tips, tricks and snippets to further your writing. A personal, hobbyist and work-from-home writer's toolkit. Novelist and Copywriter, JT Pledger, brings his knowledge of novel writing, screenwriting and copywriting to you in short, weekly bursts. These tips and tricks were learned over years of hard work and practice made so you don't have to go through the same trials and errors. Whether you work from home, are an entrepreneur, want to write a novel or screenplay, these tips will help you on your journey. If you are looking for financial freedom, you are in the right spot. This podcast is designed to keep you active, engaged and wanting to continue your chosen writing career for novels, scripts, websites, copy, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, self-publishing, traditional publishing or just the ability to earn a passive income from home.
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A weekly podcast bringing you tips, tricks and snippets to further your writing. A personal, hobbyist and work-from-home writer's toolkit. Novelist and Copywriter, JT Pledger, brings his knowledge of novel writing, screenwriting and copywriting to you in short, weekly bursts. These tips and tricks were learned over years of hard work and practice made so you don't have to go through the same trials and errors. Whether you work from home, are an entrepreneur, want to write a novel or screenplay, these tips will help you on your journey. If you are looking for financial freedom, you are in the right spot. This podcast is designed to keep you active, engaged and wanting to continue your chosen writing career for novels, scripts, websites, copy, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, self-publishing, traditional publishing or just the ability to earn a passive income from home.

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English


Episodes

Ep 40: How to Convey Your Message and the End of Season 1

11/13/2019
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Full transcript found here: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep40-convey-your-message/ This is the last episode for season 1 of the podcast. Find out what that means as well as discussing the main topic: how to properly convey your message. As a writer, we all have a story to tell and a point we want to make. Find out, here, how to do it the right way.

Duration:00:11:25

Ep. 39: How to Start a Novel That Gets Attention

11/6/2019
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Find the transcript at https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep39-how-to-start-your-novel/ Today we talk about the proper way to start your novel. Everything from the first word to the first five pages, to the first five chapters. Find out how to make agents and publishers need your book. Learn how to make your story irresistible to everyone who picks it up.

Duration:00:14:16

Ep. 38: Making Time to Write Your Novel

10/30/2019
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Full transcript can be found here: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep38-creativity-time-for-writing/ Today, we talk about your creative time, the time when you are primed to write your best. It can be the middle of the night or just after lunch. Identifying this time and creating a schedule that will keep you on track are some of the most important things you can do for your writing career. Find out more, now.

Duration:00:14:04

Ep. 37 Reader Frustrations to Avoid While Writing Your Novel

10/23/2019
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Transcript at: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep37-reader-frustrations/ In this episode, JT talks about reader frustrations and why you need to take the time to avoid them. We look at the most popular reader turn-offs, why they frustrate your readers, and how you can stop doing them.

Duration:00:15:55

Ep. 36: Sacrifices Made for Writing

10/16/2019
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The transcript can be found at: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep36-sacrifices-for-writing Episode 36 has JT talking about some of the things we give up in order to write more. Things like sleep and healthy eating habits. We also discuss why this isn’t always a bad thing and offer a few suggestions to help make these sacrifices a bit better. JT also stresses the importance of family time and self-care.

Duration:00:10:30

Ep. 35: Give Your Readers a Book Hangover

10/9/2019
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Read the transcript here: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep35-book-hangovers/ In episode 35 JT talks about book hangovers, why they are good for both the reader and the author and how you, as a writer, can ensure your readers get hooked. If you can give your readers a book hangover, they will buy more books. Find out more, listen now.

Duration:00:09:22

Ep. 34: Write Like Your Reader Has To Pee

10/2/2019
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Read the transcript here: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep34-your-reader-has-to-pee/ In this episode, JT tells you how to get the readers' attention, make them stop scrolling and get interested in your content because it speaks to them, personally. We also discover how content should be presented and why short paragraphs are king.

Duration:00:12:50

Ep 33: 9 Types of Copywriters You Want to Become

9/25/2019
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Find the transcript and leave your comments here: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep33-9-types-copywriter Episode 33 identifies and explains the jobs of the nine most lucrative and easily started copywriting careers. Do you want to be a copywriter? Listen here to find out which direction to go.

Duration:00:17:34

Ep32: Book Titles and Book Covers

9/11/2019
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In this episode, we talk about cover designs. We talk about things like how to make your book cover stand out and get noticed, how to get the book from the shelf into the shopping cart, and how the title plays a role. Everything you need to know about your book cover is discussed right here. Transcript at: https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep32-book-title-book-cover

Duration:00:16:34

Ep. 31 The Voice You Cannot Hear

9/4/2019
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Episode 31 talks about the writer's voice. JT attempts to define voice and where it needs to be used. We also cover the different voices you can use as well as making voice constant throughout your project. See the transcript at https://podcast.extradraft.com/ep31-voice/

Duration:00:10:16

Ep. 30: Thick Skin is for Writers Not Rhinos

8/28/2019
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In episode 30, JT breaks down the barrier over rejection. Learn what it takes to have thick skin and wear it like armor. We dive into rejections, editors notes and other forms of pain for a writer. Listen to how to deal with the pain and move forward, with a bit of advice from the guru.

Duration:00:11:50

Ep. 29: Show Versus Tell

8/21/2019
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In episode 29 we look at showing versus telling in your writing. We cover how to show, along with some examples and give you an exercise to make sure you understand what showing is. Finally, we cover when to show and when to tell. Get the full transcript at: https://podcast.extradraft.com/show-vs-tell

Duration:00:20:34

Ep. 28: Never Show Your Work

8/14/2019
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Episode 28 teaches you why you need to do extensive research on a topic for your novels. It explains the two main ways to display this knowledge (Trickle Effect and Data Dump) and which one you should use.

Duration:00:11:14

Ep. 27: Write What You Know

8/7/2019
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In episode 27 we take a look at the adage "write what you know," and then break it down. Understanding that the meaning is far deeper than some surface definition will help your writing be more accurate, detailed and enjoyable.

Duration:00:13:20

Ep. 26: Hating on Online Grammar Tools

7/31/2019
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Episode 26 talks about online grammar tools, where they are useful and when they are not. JT explains how online tools work and why you shouldn't put too much stock into them. He also touches on professional editors and what you can expect from a human over Artificial Intelligence.

Duration:00:14:41

Ep. 25: Passive Vs. Active Voice

7/24/2019
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In episode 25, I talk about passive and active voice in your writing. How to identify passive voice and when to remove it. I also cover the struggles it can cause and give you a couple of extra learning platforms.

Duration:00:12:26

Ep. 24: Let's Talk Adverbs

7/17/2019
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Episode 24 brings us to the first grammar discussion. Learning what an adverb is, why we don't need them and how to edit them out of your writing is this weeks focus. Will it work for you? Absolutely, he said, expertly.

Duration:00:11:48

Ep. 23: Cleaning Out Your Drawer

7/10/2019
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Episode 23 talks about "The Drawer." A mythical place all authors have where stories go to die. JT discusses why we have a drawer, how to prevent it from filling up and what to do when you finally decide to go through and clean out your drawer.

Duration:00:22:22

Ep. 22: How to Write Better

7/3/2019
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In episode 22, JT tells you why you think you aren't a good writer, and gives life lessons and advice to prove otherwise. You will also learn what it takes to see yourself as the writer you want to be. Be a better writer starting today.

Duration:00:20:27

Ep. 21: Do You Need a Portfolio as a Ghostwriter?

6/26/2019
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Episode 21 gives you the tips and tricks to having a ghostwriting portfolio without breaking a contract with a past client. We also talk about ways to create a portfolio, how to showcase the portfolio and find out if you even need one. Find out why the answer is no.

Duration:00:23:11