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The Write Cast – season 2 episode 4

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Congratulations on writing “The End.” You have finished writing a book.

Welcome to part two – making the book. From formatting to cover art, there is more to deal with, whether you are an indie writer putting it all together on your own, or if you are dealing with a publisher. J.H. Moncrieff, Drew Kozub and I share our experiences to let you know what might be coming on this month’s free Soundcloud podcast.

The Write Cast – season 2 episode 3

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It’s hard being a writer. Your job is basically sitting in front of a screen all day long. While that can lead to productivity, it can also lead to health problems. Inactivity isn’t good for anybody.

This month, J.H. Moncrieff, Drew Kozub and I talk about Fitness for Writers.  I am fortunate enough to have a treadmill, and I take two or three 10-minute breaks in the afternoon. (I walk at 3 miles per hour, so I get 1.0 or 1.5 miles a day in.)  And, when the warmer weather comes, I’ll do my story plotting while mowing the lawn or weeding the garden. These may not work of you, but between the three of us, I hope you find a fitness regime that helps you.

(By the way, J.H. has a new book out. Monsters in our Wake should have you running away from your e-reader in terror. That counts!)

The Write Cast – Season 2 Episode 2

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Who do you love? What do you love? Who’s your favourite writer? What’s your favourite book? J.H. Moncrieff, Drew Kozub and I shares the loves of our literary lives in our latest podcast.

In honour of St. Valentine’s Day, we talk about the authors we love, and the books we’d want with us if we were stranded on a deserted island. And, no, we would rather freeze to death than use them as tinder in an S.O.S. fire.

Also, I need to apologize to any Nicholas Sparks fans out there. I demand happy endings and will fight for them.

The Write Cast – season 2 episode 1

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You’ve heard it as a joke – don’t quit your day job. But there comes a time when not only does that become the dream – being a full-time writer –  it can become a reality.

On this month’s free Soundcloud podcast, J.H. Moncrieff, Drew Kozub and I discuss “Should you quit your day job?” With this being the month for new year’s resolutions, have a listen and decide if this is something you are ready for, or if you need a year or two to prepare for the ultimate writer’s adventure!

The Write Cast – episode 10

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It’s the most wonderful time for the year – unless you have to shop for somebody who is hard to buy for.

Let Drew Kozub, J.H. Moncrieff, and I help you with that. The Write Cast is pleased to present Gifts for Book Lovers as a free podcast.

In case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing (but you should, because we had a lot of fun with this one), let me sum up. You can never go wrong with post-its 🙂

The Write Cast – episode 9

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It’s November. If you are a writer, you know what that means. NaNoWriMo! or National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated. For the next thirty days, tens of thousands of people around the world will try to complete a 50,000 word novel in a month.

Drew Kozub, J.H. Moncrieff and I have all participated before. I am the only one who hasn’t successfully finished, but there’s always this time. Check out our past wins and losses, and our plans for this year in this month’s NaNoWriMo podcast on Soundcloud.

If you are attempting this great feat as well, feel free to add me as a friend. I’m on the NaNoWriMo.org site as ElleRush. I’ll be working on Action Hero, book 5 in my Hollywood to Olympus series.

The Write Case – episode 8

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Just in time for Hallowe’en, J. H. Moncrieff, Drew Kozub and I talk about horror. Mostly books, but some movie references make an appearance.

This month, The Write Cast chat about all things spooky and scary as they delve into crafting the feeling of fear in writing. Discussions of monsters, horror tropes, and classic characters weave into this month’s discussion. What do you find to be the most unsettling, unnerving, and downright scary when you’re reading or writing?

The Write Cast – episode 6

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Our latest podcast – TOOLS FOR WRITERS – is free on Soundcloud, which is downloadable to your computer or iPhone. You need a pen and paper, or a keyboard. But there is so much more than that! Check out Drew Kozub, J.H. Moncrieff, and me as we discuss things to help you stay focused on your story, increase your word count, organize your story ideas, format e-books, and more. A lot of these programs are available for free, so check them out.

The Write cast – episode 5

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If you want to end up on the New York Times Best Sellers list, you are in for some stiff competition. It’s hard not to compare yourself to the giants in your genre. Or just the average sized writers who are still miles ahead of you. The Write Cast tackles the big green monster in this podcast – Combatting Writer’s Envy.