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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/05/researching--writing-the-stories-of-irelandSupport: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

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: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/04/meet-your-characters-save-time-editing/Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress

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: http://pentopaperpress.com/2021/05/is-an-editor-worth-it/

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

Wednesday Apr 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! Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/04/a-reason-why-youre-not-writing

Wednesday Apr 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. Access show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/04/write-a-messy-first-draft

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