Tag: Accountability

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.

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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. 

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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.

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What Are Your Core Values?

Michael Schoettle weaves wisdom into the stories he shares. This episode begins with foundation of Michael’s work history to show how his experiences and career path influenced the content of his book: Career Change Guide. He offers several suggestions on how to prepare for a job interview, the importance of being in the moment and knowing yourself. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and enjoy listening to the backstory of his writing, editing, and publishing journey.

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In the Moment with Our Inner Critic

What is chronic pain? Can you overcome it? If so, how? Elizabeth R. Kipp joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her new book and how ‘being in moment’ impacted her life. Discover why her gave her inner critic a make-over and who’s voice she hears when the inner critic speaks. Pour a mug of rose tea for yourself and enjoy listening to our very educational conversation.

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It’s not About Perfection or the Perfect Roadmap

What is the initial spark, the unforeseen glimmer, that eventually becomes the foundation of a book? Kristin Buchtel joined Cindy Kochis to answers that question. Kristin is the award-winning author of Noteworthy Parenting and the companion journal Noteworthy Parenting Roadmap. Their conversation weaved from the inspiration to sketch stick figures, to the actions steps Kristin used for marketing at the beginning of the lockdowns, to learning how to self-publish to ensure she kept all the rights to her illustrations. Pour yourself a mug of what tastes good and enjoy this educational conversation focused on letting go of perfection.

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Will Publishing a Book Expand Your Professional Brand?

Jennifer Rose Asher, author of Journey to My Daughter, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her experience of writing a memoir. The story focuses on the decision she and her husband made to adopt a child, a failed adoption, what they went through to adopt Hilary, as well as the life lessons they learned along the way. Find out which aspect of publishing the book she found unpleasant, and the advice an editor had for her regarding setting a scene and dialog. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy our heart-centered conversation about adoption, writing, and trusting the journey for the love a child.

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Let’s be Honest with Ourselves

Gary Fahey, author of Externally Bulletproof Internally Brittle, and mental strength and conditioning coach, joins Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Gary is well-known for his brutal honesty. Their conversation goes beyond Gary’s writing process to unraveling the some of the emotional responses to what life tosses in our direction. Pour yourself a mug of coffee, and enjoy listening to the powerful, thought-provoking, help-you-get-in-alignment conversation certain to inspire you to write.
Please note: emotionally sensitive topics are discussed, including: suicide, depression, gambling addiction. 

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Write for Self; Publish for Them

Charlie Gray, author of At Least I’m Not The Frog: A Zany Memoir Of Alcoholism & Recovery, joined Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio. Their conversation begins with how writing saved Charlie’s life and concludes with how he empowered himself to achieve his goal of reaching #1 New Release on Amazon in three categories: Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Twelve-Step Programs. Pour yourself a mug of hot herbal tea and enjoy listening our heartwarming conversation of hope, determination, and empowerment that will inspire you to vocalize emotions through your written words.

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What is the Secret to Writing a Book with a Co-Author?

What is the secret to Cornelia Gamlem and Barbara Mitchell successful co-author partnership? Together they have written several instrumental books centered on Human Resources, including the Big Book of HR. You need to listen to this podcast if you are considering the idea of co-authoring a book. Cornelia and Barb share their professional insights, experiences, and propose a power question to those writers seeking a writing partner. 

Pour yourself a ice cold glass of water and enjoy this educational and insightful conversation shared in the Pen to Paper Press studio.

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How to Organize Your Time & Manage an Outline

Liz Maritz joined me in the Pen to Paper Press studio to talk about the “terrible” terrier featured in the book she published earlier this year. Our conversation shifted gears and Liz shared her professional insights on project management (Agile & Waterfall methodology), tips for blocking out time and recording audiobooks. Pour yourself a mug of chocolate milk and learn how you can avoid procrastination in this conversation.

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