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 Mar 23, 2022

How is an outline beneficial to a "pantser" when writing a book? Cindy Kochis continues the conversation (from the previous episode) about being out of alignment with a written project to focus on one of the solutions: outlines. Learn who is a "pantser", the mantra she's not proud of, and why it is important to be flexible with an outline. Pour a mug of tea for yourself and explore how an outline is beneficial. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/this-writer-journey-how-is-an-outline-beneficial Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 16, 2022

The Writers Journey. It is the creative path worth wandering. Cindy Kochis took advantage of a last-minute interview cancellation to share the progress of the mind - body - spirit book she has talked about with various podcast guests. Where is she with it? Will she finish it or let it go? Knowing when to stop watering the dead plant is key. In this episode, Cindy shares self-editing tips, examples of how to find repetitive phrases in a written project, and why bata readers do not always provide the writer a list of mistakes in the book. Pour a mug of green tea for yourself and listen to this rambling from the heart. Your words have power. Your story matters. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

What is forgiveness? How can it impact our daily lives? Lisa Drennon, the author of Forgiving the Girl Inside: finding balance, freedom, & fun in your life, and Cindy explore the value of forgiveness. Lisa openly shares how difficult it was to forgive herself and the events that took place on the long, challenging journey to loving Self. You will learn how journaling helped her reveal what needed to be healed and the techniques she uses and shares with her coaching clients. Pour a mug of soothing chamomile tea for yourself and listen to this heart-centered conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Mar 02, 2022

We have the choice to perceive life's challenges as a hindrance or allow it to be the power within our voice. Tasha Wilson is an entrepreneur, transformational speaker, and an author. The message Tasha brings forth is that of hope and knowing we are enough. The conversation she has with Cindy explores Tasha's writing process and how the events in her life continue to motivate he to share her wisdom. Pour a mug of lemon water for yourself and listen to this empowering conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/03/the-power-of-your-voice Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Michael Schoettle weaves wisdom into the stories he shares. This episode begins with the foundation of Michael's work history to show how his experiences and career path influenced the content of his book: Career Change Guide. He offers several suggestions on how to prepare for a job interview, the importance of being in the moment and knowing yourself. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and enjoy listening to the backstory of his writing, editing, and publishing journey. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/what-are-your-core-values Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

What is chronic pain? Can you overcome it? If so, how? Elizabeth R. Kipp, author of The Way Through Chronic Pain: Tools to Reclaim Your Healing Power, joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her new book and how ‘being in moment’ impacted her healing and writing. Discover why her gave her inner critic a make-over and who’s voice she hears when the inner critic speaks. Pour a mug of rose tea for yourself and enjoy listening to our very educational conversation. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/in-the-moment-with-our-inner-critic Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 09, 2022

Understanding our inner critic is important; a good sense of humor is priceless. In this episode, you will witness how Bill Lee-Emery crafts the wisdom he’s used to help thousands of individuals to become better versions of themselves. The unscripted conversation looped around “plerking”, why we must listen to our inner critic, and what perfectionists seek that holds them back. Bill is the author of How To Be Bulletproof From Criticism: And Do Whatever the Heck You Want (It is YOUR Life!). Pour a mug of hot tea for yourself and listen to our educational conversation focused on ways to listen to our interior voice. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/understanding-how-the-inner-critic Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

What is the initial spark, the unforeseen glimmer, that eventually becomes the foundation of a book? Kristin Buchtel joined Cindy Kochis to answers that question. Kristin is the award-winning author of Noteworthy Parenting and the companion journal Noteworthy Parenting Roadmap. Their conversation weaved from the inspiration to sketch stick figures, to the actions steps Kristin used for marketing at the beginning of the lockdowns, to learning how to self-publish to ensure she kept all the rights to her illustrations. Pour yourself a mug of what tastes good and enjoy this educational conversation focused on letting go of perfection. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/02/its-not-about-perfection Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 26, 2022

Sue Trusler, author of Time to Start Your Art - Learn to paint with passion, takes us on a journey into her world of learning various art mediums and why she was insistent in publishing several of her wobbly bits in her first book. In this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode you will gain a better understanding why many people are hesitant in learning a new art medium, Sue's process was for organizing her book content, and formatting the interior pages of a book. The insights Sue offers are priceless and helpful to anyone publishing and marketing a book. Pour yourself a mug of English Breakfast tea and enjoy this entertaining conversation about our appreciate of spreadsheets, painting, and all the other things Sue and Cindy have in common. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/decorating-a-boat-paintings-in-a-book Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

There is a backstory weaved into every book written. It's the element that cements the foundation of the story and breathes life into the characters. Dr. Dawn Menge, author of the Queen Vernita educational series and Dragon’s Breath, joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her children's book series, travels, and the students who appear in her books. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy this entertaining conversation focused on writing about life experiences, publishing children's books, and self-promotion in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/experiencing-the-backstory-of-queen-vernita Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 12, 2022

An author page is more than designing a webpage for your book. A common resistance to creating it is, “What goes on the page?” However, that's not the real issue. Perfection is crippling. Promoting your book doesn't have to be hard. Be creative. Show your creative mood! Pour yourself a mug of tea and discover what actually goes into an author page in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Show notes: https://pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/what-goes-into-an-author-page Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Jan 05, 2022

When you place pen to paper and journal, do you list the time, day, and date? In this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast, discover the information Cindy Kochis typically logs when she travels. It has been proven to enhance the content of her memoir. In addition, she explores a simple way to organize blog posts with the use of categories and tags. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and listen to the pearls of wisdom Cindy recently shared in the Pen to Paper Writers Circle and with her VA clients. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2022/01/journal-to-memoir Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Women Health Circle & Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

Michelle Zellner, best-selling author of YOU Revolution: The Journey of a Better Being, is a health and happiness strategist. Michelle sat with Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her writing process and new book, PFF is Your BFF Handbook: A Simple Guide to Fueling Your Busy Body. The wisdom Michelle shares will encourage you to take action on your written project and to use your voice. Learn how crafting the content in her books around a lifetime of professional knowledge expanded her business, credibility, and her brand.  Pour yourself a mug of lemon water and enjoy our information-packed conversation about investing time, energy, and money in publishing our books. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/will-publishing-a-book-expand-your-professional-brand Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Jennifer Rose Asher, author of Journey to My Daughter, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her experience of writing a memoir. The story focuses on the decision she and her husband made to adopt a child, a failed adoption, what they went through to adopt Hilary, as well as the life lessons they learned along the way. Find out which aspect of publishing the book she found unpleasant, and the advice an editor had for her regarding setting a scene and dialog. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our heart-centered conversation about adoption, writing, and trusting the journey for the love a child. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/from-journals-to-memoir-the-journey-of-adoption [Buy the book] Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

Dr. Robert Saul joins Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about his best-selling books, experiences as a pediatrician, community, and forgiveness. In the early years of Bob's medical practice, he found himself asking, "What Have I Done to Make a Difference?" In his personal quest to gain a better understanding, he discovered the five steps to community improvement and shares the information.  Pour yourself a mug of coffee and enjoy our informational conversation about forgiveness, conscious parenting, and writing books. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/what-have-i-done-to-make-a-difference Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

Grieving is never an easy process. Meet Vatsala Shukla, best-selling author, and listen to her heart-warming story of how she honored her dear Miss Coco, the Princess Pup. Vatsala is a Change Catalyst, Executive and Career Coach with an extensive accounting background. Discover how is continues to find topics to write about in her blog series for professionals, and which element of publishing her books she enjoys.  Pour yourself a mug of chai and enjoy our informational conversation centered around writing from the heart. Show notes: pentopaperpress.com/2021/12/the-best-selling-author-and-the-princess-pup Support: patron.podbean.com/pentopaperpress Shop: pentopaperpress.com/store Episode sponsor: Pen to Paper Writers Circle

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