Pen to Paper Press Podcast

Researching and Writing the Stories of Ireland

Wednesday 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:

Are You Listening to Your Creative Voice?

Thursday May 13, 2021

Are you listening to the inner critic or creative inspiration when you think about writing your book? Cindy Kochis shares the intuitive insights she received when the heard the words, "So, who are you writing this for?" cross her mind. Writing a book is an intimate process of listening to Self and exploring the voices within. This short and sweet episode is packed with pearls of wisdom. Access show notes:

Is an Editor Worth it?

Thursday May 06, 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:

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