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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Writing from the Heart to Heal

6 days ago

Dayna Colvin, author and Wellness Warrior Mama, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about her new children's book, Amy and her Fairy Friends. The interview was cut short due to phone issues, however what Dayna shared about her writing was purely from her heart. Discover how writing helped Dayna heal from a difficult childhood and how she is providing others with healthy lifestyle options. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/writing-from-the-heart-to-heal Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

One Writer‘s Wilderness Journey from Hobby to Professional Author

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

Jeaninne Stokes, author and poet, sat with Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio for a delightful conversation on how her faith in God led her on an uncharted journey to shift her writing from a hobby to becoming a professional author. Jeaninne shared the undeniable sign from God to change career paths, the challenges she faced, and how God continues to inspire her on the writing wilderness journey. This episode explores the lessons Jeaninne learned and how she is guiding Christian authors on their journey. Pour yourself a mug of herbal tea, find a comfort space to relax, and enjoy listening to our inspirational conversation. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/one-writers-wilderness-journey-from-hobby-to-professional-author Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Writing a Series on Deception

Wednesday Sep 01, 2021

Richard Lyntton, author and actor, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about his second book in the deception series: Hyde Park Deception. No topic was off limits. Their conversation spans how perceptions change after traumatic events, his war zone experiences, and what to invest in when publishing a book. Please note: Portions of this episode contain sensitive content that is not intended for those under the age of 18. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready to listen to our conversation that spans the globe without limitation to the topics. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/09/writing-a-series-on-deception Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

What is the Secret to Writing a Book with a Co-Author?

Wednesday Aug 25, 2021

What is the secret to Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell successful co-author partnership? Together they have written several instrumental books centered on Human Resources, including the Big Book of HR. You need to listen to this podcast if you are considering the idea of co-authoring a book. Cornelia and Barb share their professional insights, experiences, and propose a power question to those writers seeking a writing partner. Pour yourself a ice cold glass of water and enjoy this educational and insightful conversation shared in the Pen to Paper Press studio. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/what-is-the-secret-to-writing-a-book-with-a-co-author Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Reclaim Your Creativity to Express Your Written Voice.

Wednesday Aug 18, 2021

Your writing style is your brand. To expand on the writing process, we explore clearing our mind to be creative, making the time to write, and planning the content of the book. Often times our books begin as a journal entry; listen to what goes onto the pages. We discuss the topic editing and the role of editors. Reclaim your creativity. Be creative for the purely for the joy of it. Your words have power. Your story matters. Pour yourself a mug of steamy hot tea and listen to my conversations with Andrea Pass, Barb Parcells, Liz Maritz, Martine Felton, Crystal Cockerham, Nadia Krauss, Debby Kevin, and Rachel Kieffer. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/reclaim-your-creativity-to-express-your-written-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

How Will Public Relations Expand Your Audience?

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

Does a writer need a public relations consultant? How does an author get noticed by an influential individuals when promoting their book launch? Andrea Pass, of Andrea Pass PR, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press studio to discuss how public relations and advertising differ. Andrea shares valuable insights in this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode to increase visibility and maintain books sales. Pour yourself a cup of decaf coffee and enjoy this informative conversation certain to expand your brand and readership. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/how-will-public-relations-expand-your-audience Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Writing a Book on Grief, Love & Happiness

Wednesday Aug 04, 2021

Writing about grief is not easy. With each keystroke the writer relives the events. Emily Thiroux Threatt has much experience in the grieving process and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy. Her mission is to comfort and support those dealing with grief and loss focusing on positivity. Pour yourself a cup of green tea and enjoy this heartwarming conversation of self-expression and experiencing joy after the loss of a loved one. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/08/writng-a-book-on-grief-love-joy Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Writing What Needs to be Said

Wednesday Jul 28, 2021

Is there a memoir in your journal entries? Martine Felton joined Cindy Kochis in the podcast studio to share her insights on how she transformed the entries of personal growth in her journal into a memoir. The conversation focus shifted to the differences Martine experienced with writing both a fiction book and a memoir, and what she learned about herself. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy this heartwarming conversation of self-discovery. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/07/how-to-organize-your-time-manage-an-outline Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

How to Organize Your Time & Manage Your Book Project

Wednesday Jul 21, 2021

Liz Maritz joins Cindy Kochis to talk about the "terrible" terrier featured in the book she published earlier this year. Their conversation shifted gears and Liz shared her professional insights on project management (Agile & Waterfall methodology), tips for blocking out time and recording audiobooks. Pour yourself a mug of chocolate milk and learn how you can avoid procrastination in this conversation. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/07/how-to-organize-your-time-manage-an-outline Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Stepping Through Fear

Wednesday Jul 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 Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

What are You Investing in Your Book?

Wednesday Jul 07, 2021

Dorothy Husen, author and therapist, sat with Cindy Kochis to talk about the many ways we, as writers, invest in our written projects and how mental health impacts creativity. She shares valuable insights and a technique she uses to overcome writers block. Pour yourself a tall glass of ice tea and enjoy this enlightening conversation with Dorothy Husen. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/07/what-are-you-investing-in-your-bookSupport:patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Does Expressing Creativity Impact Your Health?

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021

Do you make creativity a priority, or is it something you might do someday when you have the time? Cindy Kochis was thrilled when Rachel Kieffer, the Health Nut Girl, accepted her invitation to visit the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about creativity, loving ourselves, and food addiction.   Pour yourself a glass of lemon water and enjoy the conversation. Access show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/06/does-expressing-creativity-impact-your-health/Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Episode sponsor: healthnutgirl.com - Women Health Circle

Meet A Character - Guided Meditation

Wednesday Jun 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/Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

Ways to Publish and Shine Light on Your Book

Wednesday Jun 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/Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

Which Type of Editor do You Need?

Wednesday Jun 09, 2021

When it comes time to edit your book, do you know what type of editor you need to hire? Deborah Kevin joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio for an educational, and entertaining, conversation about the vital roles editors have in showcasing the writer's excellence.  Access show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2021/06/which-type-of-editor-do-you-needSupport: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

Who Taught You? A Quick Exploration of the Elements

Wednesday Jun 02, 2021

Who taught you to love you? In this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, Cindy inspires you to ask yourself the question she heard while on a walk. This short and sweet commentary will encourage you to explore your elements for a healthier life. Access show notes: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/06/who-taught-you/Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

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