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When Writing doesn’t Feel Right…Keep It Real

6/12/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet discuss how to “Keep It Real.” The marriage of writing and real life is sometimes passionate, often chaotic, then there is the dreaded dry spell. Other things discussed in this episode are:

Duration:00:25:20

Easy As Falling Off A Log Line

6/5/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet discuss “Log Lines” which came out of the movie industry. The Log Line answers the question “What is this story about?” Other things discussed in this episode are:

Duration:00:25:53

Miles Of Hope

5/29/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin interview the Host of the “Friends in Recovery” podcast Mike Miles about the 30 year process of writing his book “Miles of Hope.” What started off as a therapeutic exercise ends up being a tool to aid in the reader’s recovery. They also discuss the power of journaling, also known as Narrative Therapy, as a tool to aid in one’s recovery from addiction. Mike’s podcast airs every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm on YouTube Live and can be found on...

Duration:00:25:29

Achieving Climax and Resolution with Stephanie Queen

5/22/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet interview Stephanie Queen about her work as an author of 29 novels and how she accomplished them in only 7 years. A self-proclaimed procrastinator, she works best under pressure and sets deadlines for herself by...

Duration:00:28:56

Shifting Thoughts and Rattling Cages With Dr. Bridget Cooper

5/15/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet interview Dr. Bridget Cooper about her work as a public speaker and author of “Power Play” and “StuckU.”. As passion goes her cup is full as well as being the queen of one liners that make you think “What I...

Duration:00:30:14

Writing Your Way To Public Speaking

5/8/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin, Deborah Monk, and Mandra Biscornet discuss ways to parlay your writing into paid speaking engagements. One great example of this is Bridget Cooper who will be on the show live next week also Iyanla Vanzant takes things to the next level, she...

Duration:00:29:12

Two Authors Attend Two Writing Conferences

5/1/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This podcast is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Shelly Devlin is away so Deborah Monk and Mandra Biscornet interview each other about two separate writing conferences they each attended. Deborah attended Romance Writers of America while Mandra was at Harvard’s Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Health...

Duration:00:31:31

Marie Force The Author’s Journey

4/24/2018
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Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for you. This show is more than just about how to write as we cover the why’s, when’s, and where’s of writing. This week Mandra Biscornet and Shelly Devlin are away so Deborah Monk interviews bestselling author Marie Force. Your may know her from her books out of the Gansett Island Series and Fatal Series. Marie was one of the first authors to really break through with Independent...

Duration:00:25:55

The Pantser Vs The Plotter

4/17/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin discuss the difference between plotters and pantsers. Plotters plan first and write second whereas Pantsers just write and see where the story goes in real time. John Grisham and JK Rowling are well-known plotters. Steven King and Margret Atwood are great examples of pantsers. What are the pros and cons of each? Which one are you? Can you be both? Are you writing in the form that is right for you? All this and more on this week’s episode of...

Duration:00:30:34

Watch Your Tone

4/10/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin discuss how you get tone into your writing using all 5 senses. What your character Sees, tastes, smells, hears, and feels is what brings them to life on the page. The week they are watching their tone! All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast filmed at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Duration:00:28:40

Chicken Soup for The Writer’s Block Soul With Marci Shimoff

4/3/2018
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Mandra Biscornet and Deborah Monk interview one of the group’s favorite authors, Marci Shimoff. Marci is known for teaching people how to find their happiness set point in her book “Happy for no Reason.” Marci gives away many of her “Secrets” that can work for everyone from the new writer to the most experienced. All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Duration:00:26:29

The Secrets Of The Writer’s Block

3/27/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin discuss the impact of one of the group’s favorite authors, Marci Shimoff on the heels of their interview with her. Marci is known for teaching people how to find their happiness set point in her book “Happy for no Reason.” Mandra makes some head way with one of the main characters of her book…The Hospital. Shelly makes our hands grow with the power of the mind. Deborah decides to continue working on her book because the girls won’t let her...

Duration:00:28:03

Journaling – The Cathartic Road to Recovery

3/20/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin interview the Host of the “Friends in Recovery” podcast Mike Miles which airs every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm on YouTube Live. They discuss the power of journaling, also known as Narrative Therapy, as a tool to aid in one’s recovery from addiction. All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

Duration:00:21:54

When One Book Changes Your Outlook on Writing and Your Life

3/13/2018
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With Mandra Biscornet snow bound Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin discuss how Marci Shimoff’s book “Happy For No Reason” along with her recent Seminar sponsored Enterprise Bank changed their out look on writing and life in general. Marci has 14 million books in print including New York Times Best Seller “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul” and has been featured the hit film “The Secret” as well as the book of the same name. She has agreed to be a guest on an up coming episode so stay tuned...

Duration:00:26:14

Setting Your Setting

3/6/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin dive head first into “Setting your setting.” Where you place someone in the story makes a difference for the reader. The setting becomes a character in all the great books and can in yours. Also Shelly shouts out to Mitch Albom The five people you meet in heaven great example of how heaven became a character. All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast filmed at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United...

Duration:00:34:19

Does Your Voice Matter?

2/27/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin go even deeper into the author’s writing voice. Who, what, when, where, and why’s are important but what is driving this narrative? Author’s like Jody Piccoult, James Patterson, Steven King, and Erma Bombeck push the reader to the edge of their imagination. Don’t get stuck with the voices in your head check out this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block!

Duration:00:28:17

The Importance of Voice In Your Writing

2/20/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin explore the power of your writing voice. The girls go well beyond the who, what, when, where, and why’s behind the story. Author’s like Jody Piccoult, James Patterson, Steven King, and Erma Bombeck each have a distinct way of making their words come alive. If you are stuck with just the voices in your head you may want to see what the girls have in store for you on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block!

Duration:00:28:35

Writer’s make contact with the outside world

2/13/2018
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Once your writing is underway, it’s time to start making contact with the outside world. Editors, cover artists, copywriters, and social media each come with their own challenges and Mandra, Deborah, and Shelly dive in to all of them in this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast!

Duration:00:23:18

When, where, and how we write

2/6/2018
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How do you prioritize writing when life tries to get in the way? Mandra, Deborah and Shelly will share their writing rituals, habits and spaces that positively influence their productivity. They will also share a few secrets of what they do to keep making progress, despite life’s distraction.

Duration:00:40:53

Welcome to the Writer’s Block

1/30/2018
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Mandra Biscornet, Deborah Monk, and Shelly Devlin introduce their newest venture The Writer’s Block Podcast. Follow these 3 writers as they peel back the curtain on their processes, highs, lows, and some of the many benefits of writing one’s memoir. Its fun, its deep, and its real!

Duration:00:26:05