18. Stop Crowdsourcing Approval
We all do it. We have something we want, but we're afraid to just go for it and take the plunge. So instead, we ask everyone we know (and sometimes strangers on the internet, too) what we should do. Except ... we...View Episode
17. Whose Responsibility Is It?
Burnout in publishing is A Thing, but whose responsibility is it to reduce burnout and create a more sustainable publishing ecosystem? The publishing industry? Or individual writers (and editors, agents, etc.)? As far...View Episode
16. How to Choose Your Next Project
Sometimes choosing your next writing project is easy. You have something under contract or one idea that's been calling your name for months. Other times though ... it can be a lot trickier. If you're torn between two...View Episode
15. Be Willing to Have it All
Victoria Schwab once told me at a writing retreat that if you stay in publishing long enough, you'll experience every kind of up and down there is, from cancelled series to best selling books. I love that advice, and...View Episode
14. How to Guarantee Success
You can guarantee your writing success. Yes, even in traditional publishing, where so much is outside of our direct control. We make success inevitable when we commit to Massive Action. This episode will tell you...View Episode
13. The Cause & Cure of Imposter Syndrome
Nearly all writers deal with Imposter Syndrome at some point, but where does it come from? (Hint: the patriarchy plays a role.) And once we know WHY we have it, how do we get better at believing in our own talents and...View Episode
12. Say Goodbye to "Should"
We know better than to shit on ourselves, but did you know that "should-ing" on yourself puts a damper on your creativity, too? In today's episode, I talk about the ways we use "should" against ourselves and how to...View Episode
11. The Gift of Self-Awareness
Curious about the "acronym thing" last week's guest mentioned? Today, I give an overview of the self-coaching model (developed by Brooke Castillo of The Life Coach School) that I use with my clients and how it applies...View Episode
10. Learning to Love Revision w/ Erica Davis
Curious about coaching but not sure what it's like? In this episode, I talk to writer buddy and occasional client, Erica Davis, about her experience coaching with me. She shares how coaching helped her love revision...View Episode
9. The 5 Causes of Writer's Block
Whether you call it writer's block, lack of inspiration, or feeling stuck, the result is the same: you, staring at the blank page, unable to write.In order to solve writer's block, you need to know what's causing it....View Episode
8. Should You Abandoned Your Novel?
The lure of the shiny new idea is strong, but should you actually abandon your current project? Today's podcast helps you decide when quitting is a good idea.Click here for the IG post with the "Should I Quit?"...View Episode
7. No Writing Is Wasted
Do you ever feel like you're wasting your time trying to write a novel? Do you get upset when you have to throw away an entire draft that doesn't work? In today's episode, Isabel sheds light on her belief that no...View Episode