The Merry Writer Podcast
What Are Some Good Marketing Strategies? | Ep. 121 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are Some Good Marketing Strategies? | Ep. 121 | The Merry Writer Podcast

July 20, 2022
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Marketing may not be everyone's favourite thing to do, but there are strategies that can put you on the best footing.  In today's episode, we discuss some marketing strategies to put in place when you are working on your marketing plan.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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What Do You Need To Know About Self-Publishing Companies? | Ep. 120 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Do You Need To Know About Self-Publishing Companies? | Ep. 120 | The Merry Writer Podcast

July 13, 2022
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Do you know the difference between self-publishing your book yourself or going through a vanity press?

This week, Ari and Rachel discuss the differences and red flags to watch for when it comes to going through a self-publishing company.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

Resources:

Writers Beware | Kindlepreneur | Atticus | Vellum

 

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How Do You Plan A Series? | Ep. 119 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Plan A Series? | Ep. 119 | The Merry Writer Podcast

July 6, 2022

Are you writing a series but aren't sure how to start?  Then check out today's episode where author Helen Scheuerer joins Ari and Rachel in discussing how to plan a series and things you might need to consider. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

 
ABOUT HELEN SCHEUERER
 

Helen Scheuerer is the YA fantasy author of the bestselling series, The Oremere Chronicles and the Curse of the Cyren Queen quartet. Her work has been highly praised for its strong, flawed female characters and its action-packed plots. Her books have often been likened to Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series, and the epic #girlpower film, Wonderwoman.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Writing, majoring at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Now a full-time author, Helen lives amidst the mountains in New Zealand and is constantly dreaming up new stories.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Successful Series Bonus Bundle

 

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What Does A Book Publicist Do? | Ep. 118 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Does A Book Publicist Do? | Ep. 118 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 29, 2022
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Do you know what a book publicist is? Do you know how they can help you as an author? In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss what a book publicist is, what they do, the average cost of hiring one, and more.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Do You Identify Your Ideal Reader? | Ep. 117 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Identify Your Ideal Reader? | Ep. 117 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 22, 2022
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Have you ever created an Ideal Reader?  This is a specific marketing technique and in today's episode it's what we are going to be discussing! 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Do You Approach Writing Black Historical Fiction? | Ep. 116 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Approach Writing Black Historical Fiction? | Ep. 116 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 15, 2022
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Have you ever tried writing diverse characters and didn't know where to start? Or maybe you want to dive deeper into historical fiction?

This week, author Yecheilyah Ysrayl joins Rachel in discussing how to approach writing black historical fiction with plenty of tips, advice, and fun conversation. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

 
ABOUT YECHEILYAH YSRAYL

Yecheilyah (e-see-li-yah) Ysrayl is an Author, Book Blogger, and Poet from Chicago, Illinois. She studied Technical and Professional Writing at Chicago State University and Psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies at Argosy University, Atlanta. Yecheilyah has been writing since she was twelve years old and has published fourteen books to date, including her 2019 Award-Winning Poetry Collection I am Soul. 

Ysrayl writes to empower the Black community and hopes her work will aid in the restoration of black historical truth. Though Poetry is her first love, she also writes Black Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Inspirational Nonfiction. 

When Yecheilyah's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She hopes to visit Accra, Ghana, and Cairo, Egypt, one day.

Yecheilyah now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband.

Website | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube 

African American History: Research Guides and Websites

https://www.blackpast.org/research-guides-websites/

 

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Do Writers Really Need Beta Readers? | Ep. 115 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Do Writers Really Need Beta Readers? | Ep. 115 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 8, 2022
QUICK NOTE: Apologies for the sound quality at the start, I was having issues with my mic.  It does get better pretty soon, so please do persevere.  Thanks ~Ari
 
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How important are beta readers?  Do you think you'll recruit any for your novel? Today, we discuss whether writers really need beta readers.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

June 1, 2022
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Are you interested in being a fantasy author?  This week, author I. L. Cruz joins Ari to discuss how to approach writing fantasy and things to consider when building your fantastical worlds.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 
ABOUT I. L. Cruz

I.L. Cruz decided to make writing her full-time career during the economic downturn in 2008. Since then she’s used her BA in International Relations to sow political intrigue in her fantasy worlds and her MA in history to strive for the perfect prologue.

When she’s not engaged in this mad profession she indulges her wanderlust as often as possible, watches too much sci-fi and reads until her eyes cross. She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter and a sun-seeking supermutt named Dipper.

Connect with Ivia and buy her books:

Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter

Buy A Noble's Path

 

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Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 25, 2022
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Today, we discuss the concept of adding pictures to your novel and the different forms these can take.  Do you think you would ever add imagery to your book?  

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

May 18, 2022
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Have you ever come across a secondary character in your novel that doesn't need to be there? Or maybe a character's death needs to advance the character development of the MC?

This week, we discuss a few ways to get rid of your characters - and yes, that means we're talking mostly about character deaths. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode.

 

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