A year in the author life. If you’re keeping track, I started with episode zero. So, yes, it’s been a full 52 weeks of posts. There were times when I didn’t feel like writing. Times … Continue reading Conclusion and a new beginning.
Reflections on 2019 It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost upon us. In this reflective episode, Zach and J. look back at 2019 and discuss some of their personal successes and struggles while also … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 105 – Reflections on 2019
With a perfectly timed Christmas episode, J. asks Rachael a question about relationship wellness. Join the lovefest for the holiday. Rachael’s Query Letter Service – http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services – https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer to … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 155: What would life be like without your significant other?
This is the short version. I’m still working on the long version for those who want to hear it. I’ve always been “skinny.” I had a “high metabolism” as my high school soccer coach used … Continue reading Everything works until it doesn’t.
Value Your Intellectual Property Your intellectual property is valuable. How do you exploit it to build true fans and more revenue? Star Wars. Harry Potter. Pokemon. Mickey Mouse. These are some of the most recognizable … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 104 – Value Your Intellectual Property
J. asks Rachael a difficult question that leads the two friends down an emotional conversation that you won’t want to miss. Rachael’s Query Letter Service – http://rachaelherron.com/query/ J.’s Author Services – https://theauthorlife.com/editing/ What’s your answer … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 154: What has been the most challenging thing you’ve done professionally in the recent past?
Sometimes it comes out of the blue, completely unexpected, almost as if you’re being blindsided by a truck. This happens in business quite often, and it happens in life as well. You believe you have … Continue reading When things don’t go your way.
Beating Resistance is a daily challenge. For most creatives, we must battle doubt and insecurity at every step of the way. In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield defines the universal force that tries to … Continue reading The Career Author Podcast: Episode 103 – Beating Resistance
Rachael brings a fun and lively question to J. about character naming conventions. The two discuss different tools and strategies you can use to make your names interesting and meaningful. Rachael’s Query Letter Service – … Continue reading The Writer’s Well Episode 153: How do you name your characters?
When I was planning to come to Nashville this summer for a Story Grid event, I knew that Steven Pressfield was going to be in attendance. Shawn Coyne and Tim Grahl had arranged for Steven … Continue reading Beating Resistance.