What is their story?

There is a backstory weaved into each book project. To explore the creative process, I connect with authors, writers, editors, publishers, and an array of creative souls to have a conversation centered on how they developed their stories to completing their works of art. Each episode is an opportunity for us to explore mindsets, pearls of wisdom, and the experiences that began our journey as an author from the moment we put pen to paper.

You’ll hear from New York Times best selling authors, writers, editors, folks who know marketing, publishers and those who love the craft of writing. Every episode is an opportunity to learn actionable insights to inspire you to live your dreams.

Podcast guests visit the virtual Pen to Paper Press studio to chat about all things centered around writing, editing, publishing, and marketing. We explore insights ranging from overcoming writer’s block to self-editing to getting books into the hands of readers. Pour a mug of tea and listen to conversations focused on the art of writing.

Ruth Little, Pen to Paper Press Podcast Guest Speaker

Preserving History with an Artist’s Vision & Historian’s Pen

A historian knows what details to look for in historical homes and buildings. A writer knows how to relay the story and an artist has the vision to paint the history. M. Ruth Little, an architectural historian from Raleigh, North Carolina, gives us an insight on the preservation of historical structures, the challenges she’s faced as an artist, and the journey that leads her to publish The Book of Ruth.

Stepping Over Distractions and the Sacred Space to Write

Distractions are everywhere. How do you deal with them? Carrie Knowles, award-winning author and educator, shares her experiences and insights on her choice to write and making a career of it. You will hear the backstories of several of Carrie’s books, how the Door of Hope relates to her family’s history, and the difference between a character-driven and plot-driven author. Pour a mug of fresh lemonade for yourself and enjoy this educational and entertaining conversation.

Marvin Levine, podcast guest

Writing from Life Experiences

The Broken Wire initially started as encouraging words to his stepdaughter. It was writing from his point of life experiences that Marvin Levine discovered creative flow to write his novels. Listen to the action steps he is taking to promote his newest book and if the setting for the book is based on a real home in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and enjoy this inspiring conversation.

Dare to Publish

Have you thought about creating your own publishing company? In part one of Dare to Publish, Bernadette Bruckner shares with Cindy Kochis why she started her own publishing company, how her near-death experiences affected her writing, and what it means to trust timing. Pour a mug of chai tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation about timing. Dare to publish. You never know who you can inspire and the lives you’re impacting with your story. 

Tanya Miller, Turn Your Book into Gold

Turn Your Book into Gold

How are you promoting the book you worked hard to publish? Can you turn your book into gold? Are you using it to showcase your purpose? If so, how?Tanya Miller is an author of the Mind Matters project, a motivation speaker, life coach, and innovative. Tanya shares her love of writing, how a debilitating disease changed how she writes, and multiple ways we can transform our book into a profitable business opportunities. Listen as Cindy gets put on the hot seat regarding the services she offers. Pour a mug of lemon ginger tea for yourself and enjoy this motivational conversation with Tanya Miller.

The Creative Journey of a Southern Storyteller

Have you set down a book, and thought, “I could do that”? Paul Attaway, the bestselling author of Blood in the Low Country, shifted gears from a 30-year career as a small business entrepreneur to southern storyteller. Find out which aspects of the book writing process took him out of his comfort zone, the publishing route he chose, and who is helping him promote his books. Pour a mug of sweet tea for yourself and enjoy our educational conversation. The lessons that impact us the most are those told in storytelling. There is much to discover in this episode.

The Wisdom Two Podcasters Gain from Interviewing Authors

What motivated a recovering lawyer to shift his attention from the courtroom to writing three books focused on saving Christmas and a book possibly exposing plagiarism on well-know document? Landis Wade, lawyer and author, sat with Cindy Kochis for a conversation on the insights they continue to gain by interviewing authors on their independent podcast platforms. Listen as Landis and Cindy share experiences of fellow authors and how it influences the writing process, editing, publishing options and promoting their works of art.
Pour a mug of java for yourself and enjoy our educational conversation. The lessons that impact us the most are those told in storytelling. There is much to discover in this episode.

Stephanie Miller author of Butterfly Beginnings

How an Author is Destined to be a Butterfly

Is the writer’s journey to becoming an author similar to the stages a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly? Stephanie Miller, author of The Butterfly Blueprint, and Cindy Kochis weave metaphors into their discussion as they explore writer’s block, journalling, and personal growth. Pour a mug of lavender lemon tea for yourself and enjoy our light-hearted conversation about trusting the natural journey of becoming a published author.

Kris Groth

The Soul of the Story

The Soul of the StoryEpisode #59 Guest Speaker ~ Kris Groth“Being true to myself, being true to the books and not trying to change them to meet the expectations of what other fiction writers are doing (that was a big temptation). It's much easier to make a living as...

#065 Writing from Life Experiences – Marvin Levine
#064 Dare to Publish – Bernadette Bruckner

#063 Turn Your Book into Gold – Tanya Miller
#062 The  Creative Journey of a Southern Storyteller – Paul Attaway
#061 The Wisdom Two Podcasters Gain from Interviewing Authors – Landis Wade
#060 How an Author is Destined to be a Butterfly – Stephanie Miller
#059 The Soul of the Story – Kris Groth
#058 This Writer’s Journey: How is an Outline Beneficial – Cindy Kochis
#057 This Writer’s Journey: Out of Alignment – Cindy Kochis
#056 Does Forgiveness Mean to Forget? – Lisa Drennon
#055 The Power of Your Voice – Tasha Wilson
#054 What Are Your Core Values? – Michael Schoettle
#053 In the Moment with Our Inner Critic – Elizabeth Kipp
#052 Understanding How the Inner Critic Assists with Your Creativity – Bill Lee-Emery
#051 It’s not About Perfection or the Perfect Roadmap – Kristin Buchtel
#050 Decorating a Boat & Paintings in a Book- Sue Trusler
#049 Experiencing the Backstory of Queen Vernita – Dr. Dawn Menge
#048 What Goes Into An Author Page – Cindy Kochis
#047 Journal to Memoir & Blog Post Tagging – Cindy Kochis
#046 Will Publishing a Book Expand Your Professional Brand? – Michelle Zellner
#045 From Journal to Memoir: The Journey of Adoption – Jennifer Rose Asher
#044 What have I Done to Make a Difference? – Dr. Robert Saul
#043 The Best-Selling Author and the Princess Pup – Vatsala Shukla
#042 Is it Your Intention or Goal to Write Your Book – Mary McGuire
#041 How to Become the Best Person to Sell Your Book – Jon Sansone
#040 Money Mindset, Fear, & Aligning with Our Woo – Victoria Sexton

 

 

I really loved this podcast and am looking forward to reading the book. I do have a fascination with the mystic even if I don’t know if I am a believer and could much identify with Kris about the journey. The writing, though difficult, is an act of love. The marketing is so difficult for the creative soul. I so appreciate you having this platform for new writers to share different aspects of their journey!

Leslie

#039 Let’s be Honest with Ourselves – Gary Fahey
#038 What Does it Mean to be a Superhero? – Artika Tyner
#037 Write for Self; Publish for Them – Charlie Gray
#036 Write About What You Believe In- Dayna Colvin
#035 Grateful for Pen and Paper – Jenny Mannion
#034 Traversing the Journey to Self – Sandra Cooze
#033 How Dogs Lead You Back to Self – Michael Overlie
#032 Writing from the Heart to Heal – Dayna Colvin
#031 One Writer’s Wilderness Journey from Hobby to Professional Author – Jeannine Stokes
#030 Writing a Series on Deception – Richard Lyntton
#029 What is the Secret to Writing a Book with a Co-Author? – Cornelia Gamlem & Barbara Mitchell
#028 Reclaim Your Creativity to Express Your Written Voice – Collection of guests
#027 How Will Public Relations Expand Your Audience? – Andrea Pass
#026 Writing a Book on Grief, Love & Happiness – Emily Thiroux Threatt
#025 Writing What Needs to be Said – Martine Felton
#024 Setting Goals with Project Management Tools – Liz Maritz
#023 Stepping Through Fear – Andrea Susan Glass
#022 What are You Investing in Your Book? – Dorothy Husen
#021 Does Expressing Creativity Impact Your Health? – Rachel Kieffer
#020 Meet a Character Guided Meditation – Cindy Kochis
#019 Ways to Publish & Shine Light on Your Book – Deborah Kevin
#018 Which Type of Editor do You Need? – Deborah Kevin
#017 Who Taught You? A Quick Exploration of the Elements – CK Kochis
#016 Researching & Writing the Stories of Ireland – Nancy Blanton
#015 Are You Listening to Your Creative Voice? – Cindy Kochis
#014 Is an Editor Worth it? And, Exploring if You’re Good Enough – Cindy Kochis
#013 Meeting Your Characters & Save Time Editing – Cindy Kochis
#012 Is This the Reason You’re not Writing? – Cindy Kochis
#011 Write a Messy First Draft – Cindy Kochis
#010 Weaving Stories on Our Own Time Frame – Nadia Krauss
#009 Is it Procrastination or Pausing – Natasha Cassidy
#008 Aligning with Your Audience – Crystal Cockerham
#007 Revealing the Journey – Nancy Fairbrother
#006 A Journey Guided by Love, Loss & a Pen – Sarah Wall
#005 Writing Lessons with a Sense of Humor – Allen Klein
#004 What Goes Into Publishing a Digital Magazine – Lisa Anderson
#003 A Meaningful Way to Market Our Memoir – Rica Keenum
#002 Trusting the Channeled Messages – Christin Bjergbakke
#001 Writing in the Third Age – Barb Parcells
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What a great interview. I personally gained some confidence about marketing after listening to her experiences.
-Barbara

Loved Christin’s message. The podcast was awesome. Thanks!
-Julie

“I could relate to many things you and Barbara spoke about. As a new writer (despite being 81) I loved hearing similar experiences.”
-Roslyn

“I really loved this podcast and am looking forward to reading the book. I do have a fascination with the mystic even if I don’t know if I am a believer and could much identify with Kris about the journey. The writing, though difficult, is an act of love. The marketing is so difficult for the creative soul. I so appreciate you having this platform for new writers to share different aspects of their journey!”
-Leslie

Just caught up with Episode 52, the wonderful Bill Lee-Emery. He was so interesting, changing the path forward by opening up a dialogue with his own inner critic. It’s taken me years to be in a space that could have been so easily accessible a long time ago, had I known about the messages he has delivered here. I intend listening again to take it all in and improve my relationship with my inner critic.
-Sue

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