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Interview with Debut Author Maria Henriksen

Pencils&Lipstick podcast

Release Date: 10/02/2019

Writing Crafts books 2021 show art Writing Crafts books 2021

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2021 is almost done! This week, let's chat about the craft books I looooooved reading and using as a reference this year, about my trip to Nepal and what is coming up on the show for 2022. Want to see a list of the books I talk about in the show? . Use the promo code PODCAST to get a FREE paperback journal when you order my hardcover journal, $17). Support the show! to do so. We are opening up lots of sprints to try for the rest of 2021 in the Creative Writing Community! You can attend AS MANY AS YOU WANT to see if sprints and the CWC is the right fit for you.

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Julie Duffy challenged herself to write a story a day ten years ago, and was surprised to find others were willing to join her in the challenge! Now, she's into her eleventh year running . She has interesting insight into what it takes to write, who is a writer and what the best kind of prompts are. Just for listeners to Pencils&Lipstick, . Be sure to get it! Be part of the show. Become a , it helps the show! And please review and share this podcast with friends and family!  After NaNoWriMo, consider sprinting with the . I'll be opening up free sprinting sessions after...

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Intuitive Writing show art Intuitive Writing

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In the days of rapid release and write twelve books year, Tiffany Clarke Harrison wants writers to know that taking time to write your book is OKAY. Tiffany has a different approach than many other people in the writing industry, a system she calls Intuitive Writing.  Find out more about Tiffany's approach at Find out more about Tiffany at  Be part of the show. Become a , it helps the show! And please review and share this podcast with friends and family!  After NaNoWriMo, consider sprinting with the . I'll be opening up free sprinting sessions after Thanksgiving! 

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Things happen. Life happens. Sometimes goals need to be pushed back. What do we do when it comes to our book launching goals? Easier said than done, but we gotta learn to roll with the punches. One goal that is coming to fruition for me this year is my trip to Nepal! I tell you a bit more about that in this short episode as well. To follow my trip to Nepal, go to my !  Want to support the show? . Every dollar helps keep this show going!

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Writer by Choice show art Writer by Choice

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Britt Malka got her start in writing when she realized time wasn't going to appear, she had to make the time for it. Taking Fridays for her writing days, Britt eventually published a short story, but then found herself needing more help to write a novel.  After learning about writing and what it takes to be an author, Britt decided to make courses for writers so that they wouldn't have to go through what she went through. On her site you can find SEVERAL courses to help you improve your writing and finish your novel. She even has an ebook to help your write newsletters!   ...

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Three Story Method show art Three Story Method

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J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror (which I make him define) as well as an Sci-fi, action and Adventure AND fantasy writer. Who said you can't write in several genres? Today I have him on the show to talk about the book he wrote with Zach Bohannon, Three Story Method: Foundations of Fiction. I really loved this book as I look further into storytelling and the craft of writing. It's simple to read, but also chock full of information. No matter how many years you've been writing it's always good to review what makes a story work and what makes a story TIMELESS.  Find J....

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Skills of Female Empowerment show art Skills of Female Empowerment

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Alicia McCalla is an author of strong Black women heroines who aren't afraid to fight back. Alicia doesn't back down from edgy or controversial stories, but instead steps right into the fray. She gives her female protagonist difficult choices which can lead to death, but most certainly will lead to transformation. She's also a merchandiser, learning to use her characters to draw in fans of her stories with clothing, totes, cups. I personally love that she listened to other creative entrepreneurs and incorporating their wisdom into her small business. There's no reason indie authors can't...

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Soulla is a British writer of Cypriot descent who stumbled on creative writing during a shift in her life six years ago. Though writing had always been part of her work as a teacher and educator, the creative writing opened a new door to a brand new career. Once she decided to quit her day job and become a full-time author, she published three novels, a short story collection and a book of poetry. She is now working on her fourth book. Soulla also offers individualized author support and writing help. You can find out more about Be sure to follow her on   If you want get serious about...

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Ross McMeekin is the author of : A Novel and several short stories. He has been published in places like Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House's Open Bar, Redivider, and Maudlin House. He edits the literary journal It was fascinating to hear about Ross writing journey. It certainly started out differently than many other writers, but it appears he has more than caught up! Hearing him is a good reminder to keep writing those short stories! Go to his website to find a list of his published short stories that you can read. You can find Ross and more information about him on his website If you...

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Using a dead girl's name and secretly dating a professor are just some of the things Ana Lopez is willing to do to graduate college and build some sort of future for herself. You name it, she'll do it, if it gets her closer to a better life and helps her escape her violent past.

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