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A Novel in a Week

The Florida Writer Podcast

Release Date: 05/15/2021

Perserverence and Publishing with Zachary C Solomon show art Perserverence and Publishing with Zachary C Solomon

The Florida Writer Podcast

Check out this Florida Writer podcast as host sits down with to discuss Zachary’s debut novel, A Brutal Design. The novel, set in an experimental Socialist city, explores the themes of fascism and how it can be disguised as modernism or humanism. The title also refers to the architectural style of brutalism, which is central to the story as the protagonist, an architecture student, is fascinated by it. Zachary C. Solomon is from Miami, Florida. He received an MFA from Brooklyn College, where he was a Truman Capote fellow. He lives with his wife, the novelist Mandy Berman, and their two...

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Use Your Own Psychic Abilities to Help Your Writing with John Russell show art Use Your Own Psychic Abilities to Help Your Writing with John Russell

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How can you become more attuned to your intuition? Have you ever wondered if you can train yourself to receive psychic messages? , a professional psychic and paranormal investigator, discusses his writing journey, his latest non-fiction book about enhancing psychic abilities, and the practice of psychometry with Florida Writer Podcast Host . He and Alison chat about his book and how these techniques could benefit writers. John Russell is an internationally known professional psychic and medium. As a paranormal investigator, he has experienced over 1,000 physical supernatural manifestations....

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Learn to Read Your Work Aloud (in front of an audience) with Joyce Wagner show art Learn to Read Your Work Aloud (in front of an audience) with Joyce Wagner

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Do you read your work aloud in front of an audience? In this Florida Writer Podcast, host sits down with Joyce Wagner to talk about public speaking. Joyce helps authors overcome their fear of public speaking with a simple philosophy: Put your audience first. The fear of freezing or making a mistake often stops people from elevating their potential book sales. Instead of focusing on yourself, treat your writing as a career—you are an employee, and your audience is your employer. Make your boss proud!  Joyce Wagner presents a workshop for writers, Reading Your Work Before an Audience....

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Exploring the Universal with Kristy Smeriglio show art Exploring the Universal with Kristy Smeriglio

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In this Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with about using "The Garden of Earthly Delights" painting to create a psychological exploration of the human experience for her debut novel .  With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Writing, Kristy merges two disciplines and realms of knowledge that are integral to the formation and transformation of the mind. The mind, to Kristy, is our ultimate power, along with our hearts. Connect the two and we propel forward immensely. The Florida Writers Podcast is a production of the . Founded in 2001, Florida Writers Association...

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A 30 Year Gap to Writing Success with Scott Hendrix show art A 30 Year Gap to Writing Success with Scott Hendrix

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shared his writing process and experiences with Florida Writer Podcast host . He emphasized the importance of marinating the story in his mind before writing and discussed his journey of writing a book that started as a thought 30 years ago. Scott's first novel The Garden Spot was published in April 2022 and has been listed in the top 10 reads in Mississippi. His upcoming third novel will explore themes of abuse, family dynamics, and personal growth. is the author of two novels, The Garden Spot and its sequel, The Resting Spot. He is a lifelong resident of Mississippi. The Florida Writers...

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Banish Writers Block with Victoria Gallagher show art Banish Writers Block with Victoria Gallagher

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Imagine you are in a room of the best in your genre, ask these experts advice on what keeps you stuck. In this Florida Writer Podcast, renowned hypnotherapist chats with host about overcoming writers block and creating a best-selling mindset. Reframe how you think about your Work-in-Progress: Ditch the fear, doubt, and stress, focus on the positive, trust your internal guidance to act. When we come from a feeling of inspiration, not a feeling of desperation, we can overcome the things that hold us back. Victoria M. Gallagher is a worldwide leader in Hypnotherapy, a best-selling author,...

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A Paranormal Researcher's Writing Journey with Heather Leigh, PhD show art A Paranormal Researcher's Writing Journey with Heather Leigh, PhD

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, a paranormal researcher and writer, discussed her journey and work on the Florida Writer Podcast with host . Heather shared that her experiences with paranormal activity led her to write nonfiction books about her encounters and the history of various locations. She highlighted the importance of collecting data and using scientific tools for paranormal research. Heather also shared how writers can become involved in documentaries and films.  Heather Leigh started her journey in the paranormal field as a teenager after multiple interactions with her grandfather, who passed away...

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10x Your Author Publicity Budget with Karina Kantas of Author Assist show art 10x Your Author Publicity Budget with Karina Kantas of Author Assist

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If you had 10x the book marketing budget you have now, what would you spend it on? On this Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with Karina Kantas, author of 15 books and 16 International Film Festival Awards for documentary and book trailers, and discusses her company, Author Assist. Frustrated with the steep learning curve of becoming a first-time author, Karina started Author Assist to provide writers with a safe path to authorship.   . uses a team of professionals who offer authors exclusive packages in media promotion, coaching and mentoring, and publishing. They offer guidance...

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Connect with Your Audience through Credibility with Mitchell Levy show art Connect with Your Audience through Credibility with Mitchell Levy

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What is your credibility quotient with your audience? In this Florida Writer Podcast, host chats with , a 2x TEDx speaker and international bestseller of over 60 books, about how authors can create a platform that connects with their target audience while promoting credibility, trust, and reliability. is Global Credibility Expert. After interviewing 500 thought leaders on credibility, he published a 7-country international bestselling book, delivered a powerful TEDx on humanity, created courses, and created the membership community to help those live, learn and surround themselves with...

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Capture the Attention of an RPLA Judge with Chet Meisner show art Capture the Attention of an RPLA Judge with Chet Meisner

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Curious about the mind of a Royal Palm Literary Award judge? In this Florida Writer Podcast, host and chat about things that make a winning entry. Chet explains that the audience needs to know how characters feel. What experience did that have and what keeps them going? If your protagonist is sad, what type of sad are they? Show us what's in their head!   Chet Meisner calls himself a geographical mutt. Born in Wisconsin, raised in South Florida, lived briefly in Alabama, he moved back to Miami, met, and married Peri and relocated to Atlanta where we spent two and a half decades and...

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The challenge: Time. The solution: send your family away for a week each summer. Author Ann Brooks manages to take a writing vacation each summer by sending her kids and husband out of town. With just a simple plot outline, Ann finishes her rough draft in a few days. Her first published novel, A Lost Woman, is a story of loss, family secrets, and hopeful redemption. This domestic suspense, with an unexpected twist, will have the reader rethinking their notions of love, family, and motherhood.

By day Ann works with children in an elementary school nurturing her love for writing by night, she labors to create a balanced life of work, family, and reaching for her dream of being a writer. 

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