How Do You Write a Non-Fiction Book in less than a Year? Episode 291: Coaching Call with Emily EdlynnListen now (50 min) | Our guest on this episode has a problem—a good problem, yes. An enviable problem even. One that she herself is delighted to have:…
What Not to Do, Self-Pub Edition Episode 290 with Cate Frazier-NeelyListen now (39 min) | Cate Frazier-Neely made all the self-pub mistakes so you don't have to.
Why Can't I Finish My Novel? Episode 289: A Coaching Call with Ophir LehavyListen now (48 min) | Why can’t I finish my novel? KJ here, and when I saw that heartfelt cry in our Facebook Group, I knew we had to answer. Because f…
Non-Toxic Feedback: Building workshops and writing groups. Episode 288 with Joni ColeListen now (58 min) | How do I find a writing group and what if they’re mean? That’s a question we get asked a lot, and we always encourage writers to …
I Have This Idea...Structuring Non-fiction and Memoir: Episode 287 Coaching Call with Emily HendersonListen now (45 min) | The hardest part about writing a book is … all of it. Or, arguably, whichever part you’re doing. For our guest on this episode, l…
Breaking into Television Writing: Episode 286 with Will MoreyListen now (40 min) | How Jess' former student Will Morey evolved from writing a high school vampire screenplay to his dream job as a full-fledged tele…
When Agents Ask You to "Revise and Resubmit": Episode 285 with Mindy CarlsonListen now (47 min) | Querying and submitting is a jungle, campers—and yet if it’s done right, it can not only work out happily in the end, but seem as…
KJ Here! It’s not Monday, I know. And Top Five Mondays have been on hiatus (watch for an entire collection of them heading out to our supporters soon).…
When Inner Dialogue Isn't "Telling" and When It Is in Memoir and Fiction: Episode 284 with Jess, KJ and SarinaListen now (37 min) | The whole “am I showing, or am I telling” inner debate can be tough in every part of a novel, memoir or nonfiction-with-elements-…
Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Episode 283: Turning situations into books with Heather ChavezListen now (39 min) | Welcome to what I think we’ll designate as a fresh new season of #AmWriting! We are mixing it up a bit this fall. It’s KJ here, a…
Episode 282: 40 Years of Procrastination with Joy Imboden OverstreetListen now (45 min) | The author I’m interviewing today, Joy Imboden Overstreet, holds the distinction of having procrastinated on writing her first bo…
Episode 281: Writing with the Door Open (Stephen King May Be Wrong)Listen now (41 min) | Stephen King says: Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. In this episode, we dare to ask if maybe that’s not al…