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Captivating Readers

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 19 – Captivating Readers with James Rollins

Captivating Readers with James Rollins James Rollins has been captivating readers for decades. By running ideas past his critique group, traveling to story locations and speaking to locals, and sticking to a ninety-day research plan, he attains enough knowledge to create settings and storylines that feel authentic. Rollins is well-known… 

Captivating Readers

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 18 – Writing for an Audience with Jeffery Deaver

Writing for an Audience with Jeffery Deaver Jeffery Deaver knows how to write for an audience. By listening to comments, critiques, and making smart compromises, Deaver crafts the story he wants while appealing to his readers. As an international bestseller, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Novel of the Year,… 

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 17 – Fostering Positive Change with Kathy Reichs

Fostering Positive Change with Kathy Reichs Kathy Reichs is a master of fostering positive change in her life. Whether she’s balancing forensics cases with teaching at university or completely reinventing a series, Reichs never misses an opportunity to better her writing through growth-oriented experiences. She is well known for her… 

Crafting Cinematic Scenes

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 16 – Crafting Cinematic Scenes with Blake Crouch

Crafting Cinematic Scenes with Blake Crouch Blake Crouch excels at crafting cinematic scenes. Through the manipulation of memory and reality along with the infusion of self-experience, Crouch creates scenes that feel both surreal and believable. He is well known for his bestselling Wayward Pines Trilogy, which became a top-rated TV… 

Tapping Into Your Reader's Emotions

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 15 – Tapping Into Your Reader’s Emotions with Chuck Palahniuk

Tapping Into Your Reader’s Emotions with Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk is a master at tapping into his readers’ emotions. Whether through sympathetic attachment, comedic relief, or intense realism, Palahniuk manipulates emotion to create breathtaking novels that engage his readers throughout the entire story. He is most well-known for his debut… 

Becoming a Successful Author as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 14 – Becoming a Successful Author as a Stay-at-Home Mom with Mercedes Yardley

Becoming a Successful Author as a Stay-at-Home Mom with Mercedes Yardley Mercedes Yardley knows how to become a successful author as a stay-at-home mom. With a husband working and a child requiring special needs, Yardley took up writing as an emotional outlet, and her thrilling style soon became recognized. She… 

Creating a Magazine and Brand

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 12 – Creating a Magazine and Brand with Richard Chizmar

Creating a Magazine and Brand with Richard Chizmar Greatly influenced by his DIY attitude, Richard Chizmar built a successful magazine and brand from scratch. Chizmar is a bestselling author and founder of Cemetery Dance magazine. He has written various novels, screenplays, and teleplays, including Gwendy’s Button Box, a bestselling novella,… 

Thriving with Asperger Syndrome and a Manuscript Update

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 11 – Thriving with Asperger Syndrome and a Manuscript Update

Thriving with Asperger Syndrome and a Manuscript Update Despite being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a young man, J.D. continues to thrive while challenging all stereotypes and stigmas. In fact, Barker has become an international bestselling author and millionaire. The emphasis AS puts on structure has given him a unique… 

The Importance of Passion and Perseverance

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 10 – The Importance of Passion and Perseverance with James Patterson

The Importance of Passion and Perseverance with James Patterson James Patterson knows the importance of passion and perseverance when it comes to a career as a writer. He is the bestselling author with 147 published novels, 114 of which made the New York Times bestsellers list, and he holds the… 

Designing a Career as an Authorpreneur

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 9 – Designing a Career as an Authorpreneur with Joanna Penn

Designing a Career as an Authorpreneur with Joanna Penn Joanna Penn spent the last ten years designing a career as an authorpreneur. As a self-published author, business owner, and podcaster, she thrives on self-investment and brand recognition. Penn is most known for her international and award-winning podcast, The Creative Penn.… 

Authentic Business Mindset

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 8 – Authentic Business Mindset with Chris Brogan

Authentic Business Mindset with Chris Brogan Chris Brogan has discovered an authentic business mindset. With his strong work ethic and low-stakes attitude, Brogan reaches his fullest potential as both an author and marketing consultant. He is known around the world for Trust Agents, a masterfully written guide to building a… 

Work-Life Balance

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 7 – Work-Life Balance with Paul Tremblay

Work-Life Balance with Paul Tremblay Paul Tremblay has mastered work-life balance as an educator and published author. Through his day-to-day outlook and strong drive for self-advocating, Tremblay always finds what’s best for his career. His best-known novels include The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full… 

Writing Historical Horror

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 6 – Writing Historical Horror with Alma Katsu

Writing Historical Horror with Alma Katsu Alma Katsu is an expert at writing historical horror. Armed with her chilling writing style and an extensive knowledge of historical events, she adds a unique supernatural twist to the past. Alma is best known for her novels The Taker and The Hunger, the… 

Storytelling and the Creative Process

Writers, Ink Podcast: Episode 5 – Storytelling and the Creative Process with Josh Malerman

Storytelling and the Creative Process with Josh Malerman Josh Malerman has a unique approach to storytelling and the creative process. During the process of selling the rights to the Bird Box movie, Malerman learned the ins-and-outs of the entertainment industry. He even started his own production company. Josh toured the…