Tag: Best Selling 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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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.

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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 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.

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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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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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What Goes Into An Author Page

An author page is more than designing a webpage for your book. A common resistance to creating it is, “What goes on the page?” However, that’s not the real issue. Perfection is crippling. Promoting your book doesn’t have to be hard. Be creative. Show your creative mood! Pour yourself a mug of tea and discover what actually goes into an author page in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast.

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What Have I Done to Make a Difference?

Dr. Robert Saul joins Cindy Kochis in the Pen to Paper Press Podcast virtual studio to talk about his best-selling books, experiences as a pediatrician, community, and forgiveness. In the early years of Bob’s medical practice, he found himself asking, “What have I done to make a difference?” In his personal quest to gain a better understanding, he discovered the five steps to community improvement and shares the information. Pour yourself a mug of coffee and enjoy our informational conversation about forgiveness, conscious parenting, and writing books.

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The Best-Selling Author and the Princess Pup

Grieving is never an easy process. Meet Vatsala Shukla, best-selling author, and listen to her heart-warming story of how she honored her dear Miss Coco. Vatsala is a Change Catalyst, Executive and Career Coach with an extensive accounting background. Discover how is continues to find topics to write about in her blog series for professionals, and which element of publishing her books she enjoys. Pour yourself a mug of chai and enjoy our informational conversation centered around writing from the heart.

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