Tag: Award-Winning Author

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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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.

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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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Understanding How the Inner Critic Assists with Your Creativity

Understanding our inner critic is important; a good sense of humor is priceless. In this episode, you will witness how Bill Lee-Emery crafts the wisdom he’s used to help thousands of individuals to become better versions of themselves. The unscripted conversation looped around “plerking”, why we must listen to our inner critic, and what perfectionists seek that holds them back. Bill is the author of How To Be Bulletproof From Criticism: And Do Whatever the Heck You Want (It is YOUR Life!). Pour a mug of hot tea for yourself and listen to our educational conversation focused on ways to listen to our interior voice.

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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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Experiencing the Backstory of Queen Vernita

There is a backstory weaved into every book written. It’s the element that cements the foundation of the story and breathes life into the characters. Dr. Dawn Menge, author of the Queen Vernita educational series and Dragon’s Breath, joins Cindy in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast studio to talk about her children’s book series, travels, and the students who appear in her books. Pour yourself a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy this entertaining conversation focused on writing about life experiences, publishing children’s books, and self-promotion in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast.

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