What are the rules of writing? Who decided this is how it must be done this way? Michael Winstead is an attorney weaving legal thrillers, including Ella’s Wings and the Ultimate Trilogy. He grants us the opportunity to follow adventures inside the courtroom and through the lives of his characters. Mike shares his experience and the difference of writing styles from his role of an attorney by providing only the pertinent detail for a client to writing fiction novels. Pour a mug of coffee for yourself and listen to our conversation.Read More
What is it holding you back from writing your book? Is it dedication, the inner critic, or deciding whether to use fictional roads and buildings in a storyline written about an actual location? Patti Meredith, author of South of Heaven, shares the lessons she learned on her creative journey and the courage it took to accomplish her goal of publishing her characters’ story. Pour a mug of hot chocolate for yourself and listen to our light-hearted conversation. If you want to write, you’ll do it.Read More
What is the intended message you are writing? Leslie K. Brooks, author and retired teacher, shares why she thought it was important to write and publish Education Aggravation. Discover what it means to be an organic writer and her experiences on that creative journey. Pour a mug of mint tea for yourself and enjoy our conversation about the power of our words.Read More
What does it take to be a ghostwriter? How do you acquire the content and transform it to read like the person whose name is on the book cover wrote it? Jennifer Locke, professional ghostwriter and author coach for nonfiction authors who want to up-level their thought leadership with a book, shares with Cindy Kochis her journey to becoming a sought-after ghostwriter. Pour a mug of iced tea for yourself and enjoy this thought-provoking conversation. Whose book will you be writing?Read More
What story do you tell yourself? Judy James has spent forty-two years standing behind her clients as their hairdresser. If you would have told her two years ago she would publish a book, she would not have believed you. Yet, today she is the best-selling author of “Out of Hiding; Finding the Courage to be Me”. Cindy and Judy explore the topics of self-acceptance, energy healing, story development, tattoos, and different writing processes. Pour a mug of iced tea for yourself and enjoy this inspirational conversation about trusting our intuition.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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