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Are You a Poet and Just Don't Know It?

3/12/2019
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Join the ladies of the Block today as we interview Poet Deborah Schwartz who will be talking about her poetry book, A Girl Could Disappear Like This. We will examine the evolution of poetry, the resurgence of this genre, and the many ways to get your poetry out in the world. You can connect with Deborah at her website www.DeborahCecielShwartz.com 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...

Duration:00:29:32

Our One Year Anniversary!

3/5/2019
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What a difference a year makes. From their humble beginnings in the garage of Shelly's salon, to the professional podcast studio at Studio 21, The Writer's Block Podcast has certainly come along way in 1 year! Join Debby, Mandra, and Shelly as they reminisce about their first year as a podcast, and celebrate with a champagne toast. Who knows, they might just be inclined to give something away! Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this...

Duration:00:24:54

Editors - Bruisers of Egos

2/26/2019
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You finished your book. You think you're done. You buy big sunglasses so you can hide from your fans. And then reality, in the name of your editor, sets in. The book isn't done. The first draft is done. Now is the time to find the holes and fill them in. Find your why and thread that through. Today we interview Shirley Jump, who is the full package. A best-selling author in multiple genre's, an editor, a teacher, and a ghostwriter, she knows writing from every angle. You can reach out to...

Duration:00:23:09

Conflict - Avoid it in life... Need it in Books

2/19/2019
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What drives each story? Conflict - that struggle between opposing forces! The Writer's Block welcomes Barbara Wallace, author and long-time writing group partner of Debby's to discuss the importance of conflict in stories. We'll dive deep and look at the difference between internal and external conflict in writing. Barbara Wallace, famous author and long-time writing group partner with Debby, is only 100,000 books shy of selling 1 million copies worldwide. Today she joins the block to...

Duration:00:24:00

What's Love Got to Do with It?

2/12/2019
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This episode is our Valentine's gift to you! Most books contain a love story, a journey of human relationships and emotions. Join us as we explore why we love the books we love. May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well. 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:00:24:43

The Playbook for Proven Promotions

2/5/2019
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Dave Garofalo, the Podfather of the Studio 21 Podcast Cafe, joins the Writer's Block to discuss his writing journey. Dave has just completed the first draft of his book for business owners, sharing over 35 years of years of business and marketing experience. Marketing your business takes a little creativity, foresight, and experience unless you have access to someone like Dave to guide you through. His book is a step by step playbook to some of the most creative and best working promotions....

Duration:00:26:35

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

1/29/2019
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Join the ladies as they dissect the beginning of one of the most popular and prolific writers of all time, James Patterson. Debby, Shelly, and Mandra will study the first scene of his newest novel, “Liar, Liar”, written with Candace Fox. See how the authors manage to fit setting, character development, plot and tug on the visceral, guttural human emotion - fear - all within the first page! Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is...

Duration:00:22:56

Edits are in...Now what?

1/22/2019
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Ever wonder what it's like to have your pages professionally edited? Having received the notes from their editors, Debby, Mandra, and Shelly are all in the midst of editing and revision hell! What revisions do you make, which ones do you disregard? How do you decide? Join the Writer's Block Podcast to hear how the ladies survive the highs and lows of the editing process! Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just into creative writing this is the podcast for...

Duration:00:24:17

The Anchorman takes Austin by storm!

1/15/2019
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Join the Writer's Block as we welcome back Larry Brill. Listen in as we find out how he is using his skills gleaned from twenty-five years as a tv anchorman to give authors a whole new platform. Listen in this week to hear about a FREE BOOK OFFER from Larry! 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. May you be...

Duration:00:24:50

Hook your book to a good trailer. . . a book trailer that is!

1/8/2019
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Book trailers are all the rage to promote your book! Join us as we interview author Larry Brill, an expert on the subject. Learn what a book trailer is, how it can be used to spark interest in your book, and how to produce one that will catch people's attention, and where to put it to get the most traction. Trailer Shelf, Book Reals, Facebook, Good Reads, Amazon, YouTube are all places you can have your trailer video. Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or are just...

Duration:00:25:17

Writing Your Resolutions For 2019

12/31/2018
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Join Shelly, Debby and Mandra as they share their 2019 writing resolutions, what they hope their writing careers will look like, the commitments they're making to their craft... and, of course, dreaming up some magical manifestation! 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. May you be inspired, feel empowered,...

Duration:00:23:58

Can a Good Teacher Make You a Better Writer?

12/24/2018
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Want to take your writing to the next level? In their never-ending quest to become better writers, Debby, Shelly and Mandra welcome back ghostwriter and writing professor, Dave Copeland. As a writing instructor at Bentley College, Dave helps students improve their writing skills. Listen in as we discuss what types of writing classes are most useful, suggestions for shutting out distractions and tips for overcoming writer's block. Whether you are writing fiction, Non-Fiction, a memoir, or...

Duration:00:28:02

Inspiration Around the World

12/18/2018
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We have often talked on the Writer's Block about our concern for our loved ones bleeding onto our pages. We talked to Sophie Monk once before about appearing in Debby's fiction work, but a memoir is a whole other level of vulnerability. Sophie joins us to give us perspective and help navigate those tough questions. 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...

Duration:00:22:38

Exploring the Mystery of Ghostwriting

12/11/2018
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Craig’s list has more than just stuff for sale. Our Guest David Copeland found his book project while scouring the site for freelance writing gigs and found the concept for his first book. David can be found at www.CopeWrites.com if you have a non-fiction book that you need written. Ever wonder if ghostwriting is right for you? How to find ghostwriting jobs and what they pay? And how does a ghostwriter capture the voice of those they write for? Join us as we welcome ghostwriter David...

Duration:00:25:54

A Few of Our Favorite Things

12/4/2018
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Oprah ain't got nothing on us! Join The Writer's Block as we head into the holidays with a few of our favorite books! Deb, Mandra, and Shelly share their best-loved novels and the impact the words have had on their lives. See if your favorite makes the list!

Duration:00:24:44

Book Signings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

11/27/2018
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Ahh yes, the infamous book signing. How does an author schedule a signing, prepare for one, and are they all the glamour and glitz we expect? Join The Writer’s Block as we discuss Debby’s recent book signing tour and find out if they are all they are cracked up to be! 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...

Duration:00:33:44

Under The Covers...

11/20/2018
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What is the first thing people see when they pick up a book? The COVER! Join Mandra, Debby, and special guest Melissa Luella Rush as they discuss how to make the best first impression with your book cover. As a photographer, Melissa shares her expert opinion on visual art and what goes into getting your book noticed. They follow Melissa on the journey of her process in getting the perfect photo of her subject. How does she find the mood, the feel, and the energy of the scene laid out before...

Duration:00:26:14

New Kids on the Block

11/13/2018
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Join Deborah Monk, Rick Peoples and Stephen Croke as they discuss how this band of writers formed, the impact it has had on all their writing, and suggestions on how to form your own writing group. 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. Shelly Devlin, Mandra Biscornet, and Deborah Monk discuss writers’...

Duration:00:29:56

Bring Your Characters To Life. . . For real!

11/6/2018
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One of the main questions that writers get asked is where do you character come from. In this episode we discuss where Debby's inspiration comes from and get to chat with one of her most significant influences. Sophie Monk , joins the writer's block today. She insists it's not just a coincidence that in both of Debby's novels her main character only has one child, and it's a daughter, just like Debby. May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well. All this and more on this week’s...

Duration:00:27:53

Put Me In Coach!

10/30/2018
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Lisa Tener is an authority on book writing and publishing, and winner of the Silver Stevie Award for Coach/Mentor of the Year, Lisa Tener guides experts, entrepreneurs and visionaries to joyfully write and publish their books. Lisa has been quoted in The New York Times, featured on ABC News and more. She blogs for The Business Journals and Thrive Global, serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s publishing course, and teaches Award Winning Book Writing Courses. Lisa Tener's clients...

Duration:00:30:37