012: Jacquie Rogers

Learn more about Jacquie and her writing at http://www.jacquierogers.com

Learn more about Jacquie and her writing at http://www.jacquierogers.com

Can you ever take the country out of a girl's heart? Probably not, and that’s why Jacquie’s stories often take place in Idaho where she grew up. Much Ado About Marshals (#1 in the Hearts of Owyhee Series) won the 2012 RttA Award for Best Western, the CTRR Award, and garnered a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick. Jacquie owns the Romancing The West blog, the Western Historical Romance Book Club on Facebook, and is a member of Western Fictioneers and Romance Writers of America. Besides traditional western and western historical romance, Jacquie writes fantasy romance and is working on a YA fantasy.

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Jacquie

1. Learn the unique way Jacquie structures the writing of her stories

2. How Jacquie handles criticism 

3. Why Jacquie hires professionals to edit and design her covers

4. Progressive thoughts of what it’s going to take for writers to be successful in 2014

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What we love about  Jacquie

Jacquie is a charming blend of genuine, funny, eclectic, and extremely knowledgeable in her field of writing. Interviewing Jacquie is like sitting down with a good friend, sharing tall cups of milk (you'll have to listen to the podcast to get that one), and parting much happier and wiser.

 

011: George Duncan

Learn more about George at http://endtimestavern.com

Learn more about George at http://endtimestavern.com

George turned to writing after his professional golf aspirations didn’t pan out. For more than 40 years he was a journalist, reporter, editor, and editorial writer. Now George is a successful novelist with six published books of his own and several novels ghostwritten for clients. His latest novel At Play in the Seas of the Lord, a modern day treasure hunting tale, tackles the most difficult questions in Christianity: Why do bad things happen to good people? And, If there is a kind and loving God, why was there a Holocaust? 

 

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to George

1. George addresses tough Christian issues in the form of historical fiction

2. Discover two exasperating hobbies George just can’t give up

3. Find out how Egor and Bruno help George deal with bad reviews and criticism

4. Learn from George where you can go to get editors interested in your books

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What we love about George

George is plain old fun and easygoing to interview, so when he says he handles deep Christian issues through fiction that is often witty, we believe him. If you are feeling overwhelmed with trying to publish and market your books take a lesson from George: Great writing sells. Period.

 

010: Susanne Lakin

To learn more about Susanne visit her at http://www.cslakin.com

To learn more about Susanne visit her at http://www.cslakin.com

Susanne’s first novel of fifteen was picked up by the first agent who read it. Her novel Innocent Little Crimes made the top 100 in the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest - and anyone who has ever entered a writing contest knows what a feather in her cap that is. Susanne currently works as a freelance copyeditor and writing coach, and teaches writing at conferences. Her website Live Write Thrive is dedicated to helping writers learn the craft of writing, with tips on how to thrive and prosper through understanding changing publishing trends - which of course is exactly what this podcast is all about.

 

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Susanne

1. Learn how and why Susanne can write a novel in 3 months

2. Discover the benefits of Mind Mapping

3. Learn how professional editing can actually teach you how to write your first draft faster and better

4. Discover who and how a literary agent says will win (be successful)

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What we love about Susanne

Susanne gave us an honest look at what it really takes to be a successful, bread-winning writer, frankly talking about her struggles, strategies, and triumphs. She is chock full of original, innovative ideas that allows her to prolifically write novels, a blog, writing craft books, and freelance as an editor and writing coach.

 

009: Dawn Klehr

Find out more about Dawn at http://dawnklehrbooks.com

Find out more about Dawn at http://dawnklehrbooks.com

 Dawn began her career in TV and though she’s been on both sides of the camera, she prefers to lurk behind the lens. Mostly, she loves to get lost in stories – in film, the theater, or on the page – and is a sucker for both the sinister and the sappy.

During her time in television, Dawn interviewed a bunch of cool people and a few jerks, but her lips are sealed on that because she’s a professional and maybe just a tad bit afraid of conflict. Dawn lives in the Twin Cities with her funny husband, adorable son, and naughty dog. The Cutting Room Floor is her debut YA novel.

SHOW NOTES

4 Good Reasons to Listen to Dawn

1. Find out how Dawn organizes her workday

2. See how Dawn handles unexpected interruptions to her work schedule

3. Discover the steps Dawn took to write and publish her book

4. Learn the many actionable ideas Dawn uses to market her book

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What we love about Dawn

Dawn is very down-to-earth about her writing, publishing, and marketing and makes success seem very attainable manageable disciplines, strategies, and habits.

 

008: Dan Miller

Dan’s the author of the New York Times best-selling books 48 Days To The Work You Love, No More Dreaded Mondays and Wisdom Meets Passion. He’s a highly sought out speaker, has 130,000+ people subscribed to his weekly newsletter, and his 48 Days Podcast consistently ranks in the top 3 under Careers on iTunes. 

Dan believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits, and our dreams and passions; and that a clear sense of direction can help us become all that God designed us to be. Dan’s active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living. And that’s just skimming the top of the iceberg, so to speak. Take notes, because I’m anticipating a powerful show!

SHOW NOTES

4 Great Reasons to Listen to Dan

1. Learn how Dan ‘walks through his manuscript’ to outline his books

2. Find out a very cool and unique way Dan likes to relieve stress

3. Learn why e-learning is going to be the next big thing

4. Discover the importance of looking at one project multiple ways for increased value

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What we love about Dan...

"Dan is not only gracious, his life is commendably creative and balanced. He puts his wife, family, faith, and desired lifestyle before work and still manages to rank as one of the country’s top achievers. Dan’s the kind of guy we’d like to have for a neighbor!"

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