Tag: Inner Critic
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 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
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.
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.Read More
The Writers Journey. It is the creative path worth wandering. Cindy Kochis took advantage of a last-minute interview cancellation to share the progress of the mind – body – spirit book she has talked about with various podcast guests. Where is she with it? Will she finish it or let it go? Knowing when to stop watering the dead plant is key. In this episode, Cindy shares self-editing tips, examples of how to find repetitive phrases in a written project, and why bata readers do not always provide the writer a list of mistakes in the book. Pour a mug of green tea for yourself and listen to this rambling from the heart. Your words have power. Your story matters.Read More
We have the choice to perceive life’s challenges as a hindrance or allow it to be the power within our voice. Tasha Wilson is an entrepreneur, transformational speaker, and an author. The message Tasha brings forth is that of hope and knowing we are enough. The conversation she has with Cindy explores Tasha’s writing process and how the events in her life continue to motivate he to share her wisdom. Pour a mug of lemon water for yourself and listen to this empowering conversation.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Sue Trusler, author of Time to Start Your Art – Learn to paint with passion, takes us on a journey into her world of learning various art mediums and why she was insistent in publishing several of her wobbly bits in her first book. In this Pen to Paper Press Podcast episode you will gain a better understanding why many people are hesitant in learning a new art medium, Sue’s process was for organizing her book content, and formatting the interior pages of a book. The insights Sue offers are priceless and helpful to anyone publishing and marketing a book. Pour yourself a mug of English Breakfast tea and enjoy this entertaining conversation about our appreciate of spreadsheets, painting, and all the other things Sue and Cindy have in common.Read More
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.Read More
Do you feel your story is insignificant? Self-talk is only one of the important topics Mary McGuire and Cindy Kochis discuss in this episode of Pen to Paper Press Podcast. Mary is the founder of ‘Find Your Joyful Life’ and author of The Female EDGE and Coming Home to You. She shares the differences between her two books focused on personal transformation and several lessons she has learned on her journey. You will hear how Mary wrote Coming Home to You in nine months and The Female EDGE in three months. Learn which element of publishing she found challenging and how she moved through her fear. Pour yourself a mug of hot tea and enjoy our delightfully insightful conversation about the importance of our self-talk and setting intentions.Read More
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