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."
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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.
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April 21, 2021
Why is it you hold off on writing? What if it's not writers block, but something more personal? Are you the reason why you're not taking the time to write? Pour yourself a mug of tea and explore an insight Cindy Kochis received while she replenished her mug of tea. You may wish to have a journal ready to answer the questions she shares for you to ponder. Enjoy!
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April 14, 2021
Are you willing to write a messy first draft? How will creative flexibility help an author to build a strong foundation to their book? Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and listen to Cindy Kochis shares valuable insights on the important topic of writing crap, and more, in today's episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast.
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April 7, 2021
Do you feel it's taking too long to write your book? Nadia Krauss joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio for a heart-warming conversation to talk about the Judge Nadia faced and the long journey it took to write her first solo book. She will give writers (and creatives) hope and insight on why it may be taking longer than expected.
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March 31, 2021
If you feel procrastination is holding you back, this episode is for YOU. Natasha Cassidy joined Cindy Kochis in the virtual studio to shed light on this very important topic and what the real issue may be for the delay in completing your book. Natasha Cassidy is an educator, author, and creative soul with a tremendous amount of knowledge to share on her, as she states, quirky journey.
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March 24, 2021
Are you writing to express yourself or to align with your audience? What is your preferred method for writing the first draft of any written project? Crystal Cockerham joined Cindy Kochis in the virtual Pen to Press Podcast studio to explore the benefits of literally putting pen to paper and participating in book collaborations. Neither of us expected the animal sign she received when we spoke of the retreats she is facilitating.
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March 17, 2021
Curious about numerology? Cindy Kochis felt blessed with the opportunity to sit with Nancy Fairbrother, the author of author of Who are You? What are You Doing Here? Where are You Going? In their conversation they explore how numerology provides insight and understanding, what was Nancy's writing process, and why she wrote the book.
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