Pen to Paper Press Podcast

Conversations with best-selling authors, writers, editors, publishers, and creative souls in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Each episode is an opportunity to explore mindsets, pearls of wisdom, and the book writing journey that began the moment they put pen to paper.

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Episodes

5 days ago

The Broken Wire initially started as encouraging words to his stepdaughter. It was writing from his point of life experiences that Marvin Levine discovered creative flow to write his novels. Listen to the action steps he is taking to promote his newest book and if the setting for the book is based on a real home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and enjoy this inspiring conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/05/writing-from-life-experiences Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday May 04, 2022

Do you write from the heart or from thought? In part two of Dare to Publish, Bernadette Bruckner and Cindy Kochis ‘ conversation focuses on trusting our intuition, what is fear, why it is vital to share the book content we channel, and whether you can build an empire on one book. Pour a mug of chai tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation about trust. Dare to publish. You never know who you can inspire and the lives you’re impacting with your story. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/05/dare-to-publish Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday May 04, 2022

Have you thought about creating your own publishing company? In part one of Dare to Publish, Bernadette Bruckner shares with Cindy Kochis why she started her own publishing company, how her near-death experiences affected her writing, and what it means to trust timing. Pour a mug of chai tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation about timing. Dare to publish. You never know who you can inspire and the lives you’re impacting with your story. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/05/dare-to-publish Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Apr 27, 2022

How are you promoting the book you worked hard to publish? Can you turn your book into gold? Are you using it to showcase your purpose? If so, how?Tanya Miller is an author of the Mind Matters project, a motivation speaker, life coach, and innovative. Tanya shares her love of writing, how a debilitating disease changed how she writes, and multiple ways we can transform our book into a profitable business opportunities. Listen as Cindy gets put on the hot seat regarding the services she offers. Pour a mug of lemon ginger tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation with Tanya Miller. Show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2022/04/turn-your-book-into-gold/ Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

Have you set down a book, and thought, "I could do that"? Paul Attaway, the bestselling author of Blood in the Low Country, shifted gears from a 30-year career as a small business entrepreneur to southern storyteller. Find out which aspects of the book writing process took him out of his comfort zone, the publishing route he chose, and who is helping him promote his books. Pour a mug of sweet tea for yourself and enjoy our educational conversation. The lessons that impact us the most are those told in storytelling. There is much to learn in this episode. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/04/the-creative-journey-of-a-southern-storyteller Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

What motivated a recovering lawyer to shift his attention from the courtroom to writing three books focused on saving Christmas and a book possibly exposing plagiarism on well-know document? Landis Wade, lawyer and author, sat with Cindy Kochis for a conversation on the insights they continue to gain by interviewing authors on their independent podcast platforms. Listen as Landis and Cindy share experiences of fellow authors and how it influences the writing process, editing, publishing options and promoting their works of art. Pour a mug of java for yourself and enjoy our educational conversation. The lessons that impact us the most are those told in storytelling. There is much to discover in this episode. Show notes:  pentopaperpress.com/2022/04/wisdom-two-podcasters-gained Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

Is the writer’s journey to becoming an author similar to the stages a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly? Stephanie Miller, author of The Butterfly Blueprint, and Cindy Kochis weave metaphors into their discussion as they explore writer's block, journalling, and personal growth. Pour a mug of lavender lemon tea for yourself and enjoy our light-hearted conversation about trusting the natural journey of becoming a published author. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/04/how-an-author-is-destined-to-be-a-butterfly/ Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

What is at the soul of the story you are writing? Kris Groth, author of Soul-iloquy and Soul-icitude, shares her creative journey from having no aspiration to be a writer to publishing two books, taking part in collaborative book projects, and working on the first draft of a third book. One challenge Kris faced was how to categorize her books. Learn which listings she used and how she navigated her emotions while writing on a sensitive topic she never experienced. This episode will reaffirm the importance of trusting in divine guidance and self. Pour a mug of rose tea for yourself and enjoy our conversation about trusting our intuition, marketing, and attracting an audience.  Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-soul-of-the-story Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 23, 2022

How is an outline beneficial to a "pantser" when writing a book? Cindy Kochis continues the conversation (from the previous episode) about being out of alignment with a written project to focus on one of the solutions: outlines. Learn who is a "pantser", the mantra she's not proud of, and why it is important to be flexible with an outline. Pour a mug of tea for yourself and explore how an outline is beneficial. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/this-writer-journey-how-is-an-outline-beneficial Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 16, 2022

The Writers Journey. It is the creative path worth wandering. Cindy Kochis took advantage of a last-minute interview cancellation to share the progress of the mind - body - spirit book she has talked about with various podcast guests. Where is she with it? Will she finish it or let it go? Knowing when to stop watering the dead plant is key. In this episode, Cindy shares self-editing tips, examples of how to find repetitive phrases in a written project, and why bata readers do not always provide the writer a list of mistakes in the book. Pour a mug of green tea for yourself and listen to this rambling from the heart. Your words have power. Your story matters. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

What is forgiveness? How can it impact our daily lives? Lisa Drennon, the author of Forgiving the Girl Inside: finding balance, freedom, & fun in your life, and Cindy explore the value of forgiveness. Lisa openly shares how difficult it was to forgive herself and the events that took place on the long, challenging journey to loving Self. You will learn how journaling helped her reveal what needed to be healed and the techniques she uses and shares with her coaching clients. Pour a mug of soothing chamomile tea for yourself and listen to this heart-centered conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 02, 2022

We have the choice to perceive life's challenges as a hindrance or allow it to be the power within our voice. Tasha Wilson is an entrepreneur, transformational speaker, and an author. The message Tasha brings forth is that of hope and knowing we are enough. The conversation she has with Cindy explores Tasha's writing process and how the events in her life continue to motivate he to share her wisdom. Pour a mug of lemon water for yourself and listen to this empowering conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Michael Schoettle weaves wisdom into the stories he shares. This episode begins with the foundation of Michael's work history to show how his experiences and career path influenced the content of his book: Career Change Guide. He offers several suggestions on how to prepare for a job interview, the importance of being in the moment and knowing yourself. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and enjoy listening to the backstory of his writing, editing, and publishing journey. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/what-are-your-core-values Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

What is chronic pain? Can you overcome it? If so, how? Elizabeth R. Kipp, author of The Way Through Chronic Pain: Tools to Reclaim Your Healing Power, joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her new book and how ‘being in moment’ impacted her healing and writing. Discover why her gave her inner critic a make-over and who’s voice she hears when the inner critic speaks. Pour a mug of rose tea for yourself and enjoy listening to our very educational conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/in-the-moment-with-our-inner-critic Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

Understanding our inner critic is important; a good sense of humor is priceless. In this episode, you will witness how Bill Lee-Emery crafts the wisdom he’s used to help thousands of individuals to become better versions of themselves. The unscripted conversation looped around “plerking”, why we must listen to our inner critic, and what perfectionists seek that holds them back. Bill is the author of How To Be Bulletproof From Criticism: And Do Whatever the Heck You Want (It is YOUR Life!). Pour a mug of hot tea for yourself and listen to our educational conversation focused on ways to listen to our interior voice. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/understanding-how-the-inner-critic Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

What is the initial spark, the unforeseen glimmer, that eventually becomes the foundation of a book? Kristin Buchtel joined Cindy Kochis to answers that question. Kristin is the award-winning author of Noteworthy Parenting and the companion journal Noteworthy Parenting Roadmap. Their conversation weaved from the inspiration to sketch stick figures, to the actions steps Kristin used for marketing at the beginning of the lockdowns, to learning how to self-publish to ensure she kept all the rights to her illustrations. Pour yourself a mug of what tastes good and enjoy this educational conversation focused on letting go of perfection. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/its-not-about-perfection Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

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