Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog and to the Author Toolbox Blog Hop #AuthorToolboxBlogHop which meets every third Wednesday of the month to share resources and tips for authors. Thanks to Raimey Gallant for hosting this venture.
Please join us to learn more about the craft of writing and to meet bloggers who are dedicated to helping each other become the best writers possible. Click here to visit other blog hop participants.
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Are Podcasts for You? by J.Q. Rose
Have you incorporated time to listen to podcasts in your busy daily schedule? Podcasts are convenient ways of learning about the writing industry and a worthwhile link in keeping up with the fast-paced world of books.
I like to listen to an audiobook while I'm cleaning up the kitchen after dinner, but I thought sitting around listening to a podcast was a waste of time. I felt guilty if I weren't baking, cooking, cleaning, folding laundry.
But, I have changed my mind. Since discovering a writer's podcast with so much inspiration and information, I do not feel I'm wasting time. During The Creative Penn program presented by prolific author, Joanna Penn, I take notes and learn about other author's writing journeys Her pleasant voice with that British lilt in her conversations is delightful. She interviews writers and pulls out the best responses from them offering helpful tips on writing, publishing, marketing and support for writers. I always pick up a nugget I can use for my writing projects.
Click here to visit Joanna Penn's podcast, The Creative Penn.
A whole new world of help and inspiration has opened up for me because of podcasts available to writers. Here's a list from The Write Life for you to get started. I hope at least one of these may be helpful to you on your writing path.
Click here to grab the list in the article, 33 Inspiring Writing Podcasts to Subscribe to Right Now by Breanna Bell and Farah Daniel.
If you have a favorite podcast for writers, please leave the link below in the comments.
FB LIVE Experiment
Wednesday Write-In on Telling Your Life Story and Memoir Circle
FB LIVE is another tool in your marketing toolbox. I started trying it out in 2018 at my FB author page, J.Q. Rose, Author. I feel a bit more comfortable now, but I'd feel so much better if I could make my hair look good on camera!
Anyway beginning Wednesday, July 15, at 9 a.m. on my FB group, Telling Your Life Story and Memoirs Circle, I am going to offer a write-in challenge for 3 Wednesdays in a row. I'll let you know how that works out next month. If you'd like to do some timed free-writing in a live group with interaction, click here to find out more. If you can't make it live, the replay will be available.
Have you done FB Live or do you watch them? Please tell us about your experience in a comment below. Thank you.
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