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Are you ready to take the next step in your writing life? Whether you’re a beginner stumped about what to do first or an experienced writer who’s ready for new growth, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at The Writerly Life, brought to you by hope*writers, the most encouraging place on the internet for writers to make progress.

Each episode of The Writerly Life offers you practical tips and interviews with publishing pros to help you skip the long learning curve and put you ahead of the… Continue Reading >>
Are you ready to take the next step in your writing life? Whether you’re a beginner stumped about what to do first or an experienced writer who’s ready for new growth, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at The Writerly Life, brought to you by hope*writers, the most encouraging place on the internet for writers to make progress.

Each episode of The Writerly Life offers you practical tips and interviews with publishing pros to help you skip the long learning curve and put you ahead of the game. The Writerly Life is all about balancing the art of writing with the business of publishing so that you can hustle without losing heart. Listen in and be inspired to keep putting your pen to the page. We’ll help you find clarity to take the next step in your writing journey.

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How To Market Your Work Are you ready to market your work? Want to get the inside scoop on the strategies you need to get your words out into the world? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll gives you a sneak peek into the world of book marketing with special guest, marketing director Alicia Kasen. Learn what you need to get your words in front of readers and how to build a team that will cheer your writing on.   The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
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How To Market Your Work Are you ready to market your work? Want to get the inside scoop on the strategies you need to get your words out into the world? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll gives you a sneak peek into the world of book marketing with special guest, marketing director Alicia Kasen. Learn what you need to get your words in front of readers and how to build a team that will cheer your writing on.   The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
How to Publish a Book Do you want to move your writing from drafts on your computer to a published book on the shelf? In this episode, host Clarissa Moll demystifies the path to publication with wisdom from editor Al Hsu and literary agent Alex Field. Learn the basics of book publishing right here, and start plotting your course toward holding your book in your hands. The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
How To Turn Your Journal into a Book As a writer, you’ve probably found journaling helpful at different points in your life. Perhaps you’re an avid chronicler of your thoughts and feelings. It may surprise you to learn you could find your next great book idea in the daily commitment you’ve already made by putting pen to page in your journal. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites you to consider how you might turn your journal into a book. Relying on wisdom from authors Seth Haines and Shawn Smucker, discover the feedback you’ll need to transform your journal entries from personal writing into a published work that serves your audience. The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
How To Write Memoir Whether you’ve lived an extraordinary life or you want to capture the beauty of everyday experiences, your life contains plenty of stories waiting to be told. Perhaps, memoir is the genre for you.   In this episode, host Clarissa Moll explores how to write memoir with special guest, author and podcaster, Christie Purifoy. Drawing on Christie’s life experiences and helpful coaching tips from memoirist Marion Roach Smith, you’ll learn how to shape your writing to highlight your life’s story and offer your reader new insights into bigger truths.    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
How To Start a Podcast Are you a writer who wants to learn to podcast but you don’t know where to start?  In this episode, host Clarissa Moll invites you to expand the reach of your message by considering starting a podcast. Special guest, podcast producer and coach, Alana Dawson shares her six-step process for turning a blog post into an episode, and Clarissa talks about the three things you’ll want to consider before you hit the record button. Listen for practical, actionable tips you can use right away. The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
How Do I Become a Speaker? Have people in your life told you they’d love to hear you speak? Do you write and discover you have an inkling to say those words out loud? Maybe it’s time to add speaking to your writing life. In this episode, host Clarissa Moll delivers practical advice on how to integrate speaking with your writing. Special guest, author and speaker, Chrystal Evans Hurst offers her solid-gold method for developing a talk and gives expert advice on how to determine whether a speaking event is right for you. If you’ve wanted to expand your skill set to include being a speaker,  this is the episode for you! The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
Fall into a Writing Routine The change of seasons can mean new shifts to our writing routines. Whether you’ve got more time to write this fall or less, you may need to adjust your life to make space for writing. The arrival of fall can bring renewed creativity and focus! In this bonus episode, host Clarissa Moll shares how small tweaks to your writing routine can offer up big payoff as you step into autumn. Listen for three ways you can adapt to the change of any season, and find out how to make the most of your time as you craft your hope-filled words. Special guest Sally Clarkson gets to the heart of what writers need in seasons of change and overwhelm and shares her heart how you can thrive in your writing life. The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
Who Is In My Corner? Are you tired of going it alone in your writing life? Do you want to link arms with other writers, but you’re not sure how? Have you struggled with the impulse to compete with others who do similar work? It’s time to think about how collaboration could work for you!   In this episode, host Clarissa Moll looks at what it means to release competitive instincts and embrace collaboration in our writing lives. She shares three ways you can build your team and champion others’ success. Special guest Dorina Gilmore-Young shares how collaboration has caused her writing to flourish and where she’s found support, encouragement and inspiration to create a writing life that lasts.    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
What Do I Do with the Critics? Do you feel like your family and friends just don’t get it? Do you want to write but the ogre in your head tells you you’re unqualified or imperfect or unready? How can you build a writing life that lasts when your inner critic seems to be the loudest voice in the room?   In this episode, host Clarissa Moll explores where our inner critic finds its voice and how to bring balance to our fears and insecurities about our writing lives. She shares four tips to gently redirect the critics and let courage speak. Special guest Tara-Nicholle Kirke talks about the role of the inner critic and how to gain confidence that your words matter.    The Writerly Life is a production of hope*writers. Written and compiled by Clarissa Moll Edited and mixed by Tyler Anderson Music by Karla Colahan
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