Women Winning at Writing
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Women Winning at WritingSep 01, 2023
S5,E8: Dominique Carson - Behind the Mic! (Music artists & writing)
How many times have you listened to your favorite music artist and wondered how they got started or what their inspirations were and all their good lil secrets?? Dominique had the amazing opportunity to talk with an R&B icon and write an entire book about them! Listen in & be inspired!
To connect with Dominique: Instagram - @domcarson90 ... Facebook - @dmc922
S5,E7: Deborah Franklin - Collaboration Projects 101
Collaboration projects are one of the best ways to get yourself out there as a "published author." Deborah, who is one of the best in this category, talks with us about what a book collaboration vs an anthology and what to look for if you are interested in being part of a collaboration.
To connect with Deborah: https://www.churchgirlceo.org/
S5,E6: Laura Elizabeth - Finding the Ideal Writing Space
Creativity sparks differently for each writer... Laura was blessed enough to be able to write on an island and she shares how her "island magic" fell into her lap!
Get Laura's books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
To connect with Laura: www.theislandmysteries.com
S5,E5: Alyssa Milani - Creating relatable characters!
Inspiration can come from many different sources, right? Alyssa shares with us how she comes up with the unforgettable characters in her newest book, and she also shares some awesome marketing tips!
Her books are available on Amazon!
To connect with Alyssa: IG - @alyssamilani, Tiktok - @authoralyssamilani
S5,E4: Dana Neiger - Making the Memoir with a Ghostwriter
Writing your memoir does not mean you have to be a certain age. A memoir is when you write about a certain time or time period in your life that you feel stuck out and you want to share it with others. Dana talks with us about writing her memoir using a ghostwriter and having the book picked up by a traditional publisher.
To get a copy of Dana's book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more!
To connect with Dana: www.dananeiger.com
S5,E3: Merle Saferstein - Leaving a Written Legacy
Many of us have written in journals and hid them for away from prying eyes or we used some of the entries for story inspirations/ ideas. Merle shares with us how she took entries from 300+ journals to create 2 volumes of legacy for her family and readers.
To connect with Merle: https://merlersaferstein.com/
Her books are available on Amazon!
S5,E2: Joan & Jane - Giving each other the "green light" to write!
Writing solo has its own challenges but writing with a partner or your twin sister???? That is a completely different challenge, right? Tune in as we talk with Joan & Jane who give each other permission to write and live life freely.
To connect with Joan & Jane: https://therapytwins.com/
S5,E1: Showing Up & Being Consistent!
Welcome to SEASON 5!!! In today's season opener, we talk about the importance of showing up and being consistent. When it comes to writing (or anything) you gotta show up!!! Show up for you & for your readers!
S4,E25: Denora Boone - Writing for you or your readers?
When telling your story, sometimes you have to write it for the reader and not for yourself... or is that wrong? Denora talks with us about deciding to write something that was a little too "spicy" for the people!
You can purchase Denora's books on Amazon!
IG: @mzboone81, FB: @DenoraJeffersonBoone
Celebrating 100 Episodes!!!
This is our 100th episode and we are SOOOOO beyond excited! Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey "thus far"... there is much, much more to come! Tune in as we recap episodes annnndddd... we have a very special guest, Adrienne E. Bell, who is celebrating with us!!
Looking forward to sharing another 100 episodes with you!
S4,E23: Iesha Bree - Creating that KILLER Cover!
Your book cover is the very FIRST thing a potential reader will see which means it's got to be on point & outstanding! Iesha shares with us her experience with being a custom book cover designer & why your book cover is so important!
To connect with Iesha & work with her: https://www.ibdesignz.com/
To purchase her books: Amazon (signed copies available on her website!)
S4,E22: Kendra Sumter - Spotlighting the Underdog
Often times certain characters in stories are not placed in the lead role. Kendra shares with us how she makes it her mission to place the "underdog"... the plus size chyk, the taller man and those who might be overlooked as the star of the story!
Books are available on Amazon!
To connect with Kendra: Facebook - @AuthoressKendraSumter
S4,E21: Bailey West - When Writing Finds You
What do you do when writing wasn't something you initially thought of, but when you got started you realized -- this is it! Bailey shares her writing journey along with her thoughts on being "indie" and what happened when she got her FIRST review!
To connect with Bailey & purchase her books: www.bailey-west.com
Books are also available on Amazon in print & e-book/Kindle formats!
S4,E20: Tamyra Davis - Learning Lessons in Love
Writing about your life and sharing your personal experiences is not always easy. Tamyra shares her book with us and how telling her story helped her inspire & motivate other women to not be ashamed about failed relationships.
To connect with Tamyra: www.motivationalwithtamyra.com
The book is also available on Amazon!
S4,E19: Phyllis Leavitt - When therapy promotes creativity
The worst moments in our lives can be some of the richest, in-depth and amazing work that we create. Phyllis talks with us about her upcoming book that talks about therapy and how journaling and writing exercises can really help with creativity!
To connect with Phyllis: www.phyllisleavitt.com & sign up for her newsletter!
S4,E18: Sunni T. Connor - Writing my way with NO apologies!
With a vivid imagination and a love for "words," Sunni refuses to apologize for bringing her boldness and passion for writing to her readers. Listen in as she shares who writing began for her as a little girl and how important words are to her!
To connect with Sunni & get her books: www.sunnitconnor.com (They are also available on Amazon!)
S4,E17: Wilnona Marie & Jade Dee - When Writing is FUN & more FUN!
Anything you do repeatedly can become routine & sometimes boring, right? Wilnona & Jade remind us that you gotta keep it FUN and FRESH! This writing duo talk with us about their writing projects and what it's like to write "while in airports!" LOL
To connect with Wilnona & Jade: www.andwethought.com
Books are available on Amazon!
S4,E16: Donna Brooks - Empowerment & Being a B.O.S.S.
Sometimes it takes one word... one phrase... one affirmation that can totally change our whole day & ultimately change our lives. Donna talks with us about her book that she uses with her clients in her practice that empowers and reminds all of us to be our own BOSS (Brave Outstanding Sense of Self)!
To connect with Donna - www.donnabrookstherapy.com. Her book is available on Amazon!
S4,E15: H.L. Brooks - Importance of Writing Connections & Networks
Being a writer is more than just writing the book & getting it published. It's also important to connect & network with other writers to not only provide support with your writing but to also get feedback, encouragement and gain exposure for your writing.
To connect with Heather & learn more about her FB writing group & her annual book festival: www.hlbrooks.com
S4,E14: Nazila Sawhney - Cultural Conversations
Our lives all have different paths that lead us to many interesting, memorable & transforming experiences which shape and build us. Nazila talks with us about her cultural experiences and how writing the book/telling her story helped in her healing and growth!
To connect with Nazila: www.onceuponatimeinafghanistan.com
Her book is available on Amazon!
S4,E13: Maya Smart - Literacy is Fundamental
It's easy to overlook the importance of teaching our kids how to read at an early age. Literacy and knowing how to read while understanding what you read is critical to be successful in school and when we become adults. Tune in as we talk with Maya about her book & why she is such a big advocate for literacy!
To connect with Maya: www.mayasmart.com
Her book is available on Amazon & other sellers!
S4,E12: Marie Mosley - The Editing Experience
Working with an editor should be a positive and productive experience that places your book in perfect position for print and publish. Marie talks with us about a not-so positive experience and how she worked through it.
Marie's book is available on her website: www.theprettydivorce.com and Amazon!
S4,E11: Joy Overstreet - Weight Loss from a written angle!
How often do we talk about weight loss or weight "management" as some prefer to describe it? Joy talks with us about her book and how "cherry pie" relates to weight loss in a way we hadn't thought about. Discussing weight loss from a written perspective might be an innovative & effective tool... what do you think???
To purchase the book: Amazon or www.joyoverstreet.com
S4,E10: Erica Yvette - Never Settle in Writing
After experiencing negative relationships and seeing what happens when you ignore the red flags, Erica decided she wasn't settling anymore. She shares her book with us and how settling is not an option -- even when it comes to writing.
To connect with Erica: www.ericayvette.com
Her book is available on Amazon!
S4,E9: Jennia D'Lima - Editing FAQ's part2!
Our editing bestie is back to answer more questions & tackle editing topics! In this episode we look at the role of an editor... what they should/shouldn't do and why it's important to have a good relationship with your editor!
To connect with Jennia: www.jenniaedits.com
S4,E8: Christen Horne - Fulfilling Your Writing Fantasy
Going from a classical opera career to writing was something Christen had not thought about at first... after writing a few stories, she loved it and the writer was born! She realized it was she fell in love with it and it's history from there!
To connect with Christen get details on book release, she's on FB & IG: @worldofurda on both platforms & the website - www.worldofurda.com
S4, E7: Tymika Chambliss-Williams - Having that PASSION for writing!
Writing is not just in the form of a book, but it's also a screenplay or a film on the big screen. There is a passion that the writer must have to move into this level of writing. Tymika shares her book with us in addition to her passion for writing and what writing means to her.
To connect with Tymika: www.iamtymika.com
To purchase her book: Barnes & Noble and Amazon
S4,E6: Heather Robinson - Writing to help you open up!
Writing as a form of expression and release can open doors to healing and growth in so many areas. Heather shares her experience of writing her devotional/journal that was instrumental in her post-surgery recuperation.
To connect with Heather & purchase her journal: www.anointed2write.com
S4,E5: Teresa Sebastian - Bringing History to Life
Sometimes you have characters & storylines right in front of you and you don't even know it! Teresa shares her new book series with us & how a real person/situation developed an entire family and trilogy of books.
To connect with Teresa & purchase the books: www.teresamosleysebastian.com & Amazon!
S4,E4: DJanee - Y.A. Culture
Young Adults, or YA, are interested in reading good books, too, right? DJanee talks with us about her love for writing in this genre and her new book!
To connect with DJanee & get a FREE gift: www.djaneecreations.com
S4,E3: Dawn Cochrane King - Writing thru grief
Grief is one of the most difficult things to not only deal with but to write about. Dawn talks with us about her book and her experiences as a hospice volunteer, and how writing/journaling is an excellent way to express feelings as you go through the grieving process.
To connect with Dawn & purchase her book: www.thejourneylessons.com
S4,E2: Tamisa Lundy - Overcoming Rejection
As a writer, you may have experienced rejection in one form or another... whether it was submitting your manuscript to a publisher & they didn't select it or maybe someone didn't buy your book while at a pop-up shop or vendor event. Tamisa talks with us about her journal on dealing with rejection & how to not allow it to keep you from moving forward in your goals.
To connect with Tamisa: https://www.youtube.com/@tamisalundyminuteswithmisa8583
You can purchase her devotionals on Amazon!
S4,E1: Why You Need a Book Coach
Welcome to Season 4! Thank you to all the guests who have been on the show so far & we are super excited to bring you another awesome season! In this episode, I am answering the question of WHY you need a book coach/consultant...
If you have coaching questions, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
S3, E25: Sally Lotz - Protecting Yourself from Libel/Slander
When you're writing on real-life/factual events and situations, it is super important to make sure while standing in your truth, you protect yourself from folks trying to hit you with a lawsuit because they don't agree with what you said in your book... Sally tells us how to WIN at writing and avoid these types of situations!
To connect with Sally & purchase her books: www.sallylotz.com
S3, E24: Jessica Bantom - Diversity & Inclusion: Let's Write About It!
When it comes to our careers and the workplace, there are some topics that are not written about as frequently. Jessica talks with us about diversity and inclusion in the field of Interior Design and bringing some things to awareness.
To connect with Jessica & get a copy of her book: www.jessicabantom.com
S3, E23: Dianne Indiviglia - Coffee Table Books & writing
Book-writing is not just fiction, poetry or self-help non-fiction. Coffee table books are conversation pieces that combine pictures, art and storytelling. Join us as Dianne talks about her book which pays homage to her father and his art legacy.
You can purchase the book on Amazon!
S3, E22: Tonie Hines - Writing with your bestie!
Writing books is primarily a solo project, but there are times when you may co-author or you work with multiple writers to get the book written. Tonie shares with us how writing a dragon/fantasy book series with her best friend was so awesome!
Books are available on Amazon!
For more info & to connect with Tonie: www.antoniatiranth.com
S3, E21: Shawnte Austin - Writing & the Research Process
Depending on the type of book you are writing, you may be required to do research to support your ideas/thoughts and to make sure the content you are presenting is factually correct. Shawnte talks with us about the extensive research she did for her books and what her process was like.
To connect with Shawnte & get info on purchasing her books: Instagram - @nefer_neferu-aten
S3, E20: Diane Bell-McKoy - Recognizing our "gifts" thru writing
Sometimes writing will help us to recognize and realize the gifts & talents we have on the inside of us that have just been waiting to be released! Diane talks with us about her gift of being an empath in her book and the journey to embracing it!
To connect with Diane: Opportunityconnectionllc@gmail.com
S3,E19: Amelia Zachry - Writing & Mental Wellness
Mental health and maintaining our mental wellness is so critical! Journaling is one way of working through trauma and writing a book to share your story is another way of bringing awareness to mental health. Our special guest, Amelia Zachry, shares her latest book and her journey of writing & working through mental health challenges.
To connect with Amelia: https://ameliazachry.com/ Her book is available on Amazon!
S3, E18: Tymesia Butcher - Canceling the Comparison Syndrome
How many times have you stopped focusing on your goals & dreams because you compared yourself to what someone else is/was doing? Tymesia shares with us how the comparison syndrome affected her writing.
To connect with Tymesia: www.tymesiabutcher.com
Her books are also available on Amazon!
S3,E17: Lakeesha Griffin - When Words Inspire
There are days when you need something inspirational and motivational to get you going at the beginning of your day and you need to be reminded that even in the challenging times, there is still something positive you can focus on to put a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Devotionals with interactive questions/journal prompts are a perfect example of this!
To connect with Lakeesha & purchase her book: Amazon & her website, www.gods-pupil.com
S3,E16: Dr Nelva Lee - Personal development & writing
Learning to stay committed, dedicated and developing discipline while writing will help you to shift your perspective and help you stay focused. Dr Lee talks with us about her latest book and how we can be the "superhero" of our book!
To connect with Dr Lee & purchase her book: https://www.mitiofoundation.org/
S3,E15: Rachel Allen - Editing, Ghostwriting & Pen Names
Today's show is all about ghostwriting, a lil bit of editing... annnnddd if you had a question on pen names, you definitely wanna stick around for "The Chocolate Sundae" dilemma!
To connect with Rachel: www.boltfromthebluecopywriting.com
S3,E14: Victoria Loftin-Thomas - There's POWER in your words
Being able to impact one or more readers with your words/your book is a goal many writers are seeking. Victoria talks with us about knowing your words matter and someone's life can be forever changed based on your book!
Her book, "Yeshua's Yes" is available on Amazon!
S3,E13: Evonne Marzouk - Learning what works for you
Writing when life is "life-ing" can be challenging, right? We talk with Evonne as she discusses her latest book while learning how to fit in writing & balancing it with life.
To connect with Evonne & get your copy of her book: Instagram - @heroinewhisperer... her website: www.growintoyourgifts.com
S3,E12: Bethany Lentz Murdock - Going "Deeper" Into Your Writing
Writing books based on spiritual content is a different process compared to non-spiritually based content. Our featured guest, Bethany Lentz Murdock, will share her writing process while working on her new book! Monday, July 31, is the official RELEASE DAY for Bethany's book & you can purchase your copy! Congratulations Bethany!
To purchase a copy: Amazon & other booksellers.
To connect with Bethany: www.bethanylentzmurdock.com
S3,E11: Jennia D'Lima - Editing FAQ's part 1
We're diving in to ALL the editing questions you have thought about, asked and might be afraid to ask! My editing "bestie" Jennia D'Lima and I are going to explore some of the editing "frequently asked questions" surrounding editing... this will be a multi-part series so stay tuned!!
To connect with Jennia: www.jenniaedits.com
S3, E10: K. McCoy - Knowing Your Genre & Being Comfy in it!
As writers sometimes we start in one genre but we may be unsure if that's the one we want to "stay" in or explore others. Today's featured guest, K. McCoy (we might be cousins... LOL ), shares how she identifies and sticks with her genre with ease.
To connect with K. McCoy: www.authorkmccoy.com
Purchase her books on Amazon!
S3,E9: Lilian Sue - Importance of P.R.
Your book is written (or almost finished) and you gotta market, right? Do you hire someone or do the best you can by yourself? Public Relations (PR) is a key part of your marketing/ advertising strategy. Lilian talks with us about her new book and why PR is important.
To connect with Lilian: www.inretrospectwritingservices.com IG: @liliansuecopywriterpr
To support & help promote her book: https://crowdfundr.com/publicityprescription