Tag: Non-Fiction

Preserving History with an Artist’s Vision & Historian’s Pen

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.

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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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Turn Your Book into Gold

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.

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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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This Writer’s Journey: How is an Outline Beneficial

How is an outline beneficial to a “pantser” when writing a book? Cindy Kochis continues the conversation (from the previous episode) about being out of alignment with a written project to focus on one of the solutions: outlines. Learn who is a “pantser”, the mantra she’s not proud of, and why it is important to be flexible with an outline. Pour a mug of tea for yourself and explore how an outline is beneficial.

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Does Forgiveness Mean to Forget?

What is forgiveness? How can it impact our daily lives? Lisa Drennon, the author of Forgiving the Girl Inside: finding balance, freedom, & fun in your life, and Cindy explore the value of forgiveness. Lisa openly shares how difficult it was to forgive herself and the events that took place on the long, challenging journey to loving Self. You will learn how journaling helped her reveal what needed to be healed and the techniques she uses and shares with her coaching clients. Pour a mug of soothing chamomile tea for yourself and listen to this heart-centered conversation.

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The Power of Your Voice

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.

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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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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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