July 14, 2021
Stepping outside our comfort zone can cripple the best of us. Fear is one of the main topics Andrea Susan Glass and Cindy Kochis discuss in this podcast episode. Their conversation focuses on fear, why Andrea became a ghostwriter, accountability, hiring professionals, copyediting, marketing, and busting a few myths of writing books. There are plenty of take-aways for first-time writers and those with experience.
Pour yourself a tall glass of lemonade and get ready for the pearls of wisdom shared in my conversation with Andrea Glass.
Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/07/stepping-through-fear
Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle
June 23, 2021
How well do you know the characters in the book you are spending countless hours writing? In episode #020, Cindy takes you on a journey to meet one of your characters through a guided meditation. This will provide you the opportunity to sit at a bistro table and have a conversation with an individual in your written project.
Pour yourself a glass of water, grab a notebook, and enjoy the guided meditation to meet one of your characters.
Access show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/06/meet-a-character-guided-meditation/
June 16, 2021
Deborah Kevin, editor and publisher, shares her insight on how a hybrid publishing company assists writers once they finish writing the pages between the front and back covers. The conversation explores the importance and several action steps authors can do to help maintain book sales after the initial launch.
Pour yourself a cold beverage and enjoy part two of the conversation Cindy Kochis had with Debby featured in episode #018.
Access show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/06/ways-to-publish-shine-light-on-your-book/
May 26, 2021
What do you know about the historical events that took place in 17th century Ireland? Nancy Blanton, an award-winning author, joined Cindy Kochis for a conversation about the book title that woke Nancy from a deep sleep, how her experiences as a journalist influenced her research, and the mission for writing historical fiction novels set in 17th century Ireland.
Nancy wrote, "I am digging deeply, discovering the greed, intrigue, rebellion, atrocities and resilience that took place in Ireland, England and Scotland."
Access show notes: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/05/researching--writing-the-stories-of-ireland
May 6, 2021
You worked hard to write your book. You had a few friends read it and asked them to critique it. The question is, did they read it like an editor? Will an editor look at the manuscript differently than the beta readers? These are important questions to ask prior to publication.
And before ending the episode, Cindy Kochis, host of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, goes off script and shares insights from a conversation she had with fellow authors. During their time together in the writers circle, she penned in a notebook, "If I work hard enough, I will be good enough." Discover why this statement moved her.
Access show notes: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/05/is-an-editor-worth-it/
April 28, 2021
What if you could save time writing, keep the storyline consistent, and save yourself having to track down details while editing? It's easier than some people make it out to be. Getting to know the characters in the book you're writing is a key element. Cindy Kochis, host of Pen to Paper Press Podcast shares tips and her insights on the benefits of taking the time to meet the characters and how it will save you time in the long run.
Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/04/meet-your-characters-save-time-editing/