The Merry Writer Podcast
How Do You Deal With Writing Distractions? | Ep. 104 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Deal With Writing Distractions? | Ep. 104 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 23, 2022
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Do you get distracted while you're trying to write? There could be a few reasons for that whether you're mind isn't in the story, you need a break, or something else pulls you away.

In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss how to deal with writing distractions and when to let the distractions run their course.

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

 

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Should You Give Your Chapters Titles? | Ep. 103 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Give Your Chapters Titles? | Ep. 103 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 16, 2022
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Do you prefer chapter numbers or chapter titles?  Today we discuss giving your chapters titles and why some authors do it, along with our own thoughts on whether we would do it. 

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Also, do you have writing advice you'd like to share?

 

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How Do You Set Writing Deadlines? | Ep. 102 | The Merry Writer Podcast

How Do You Set Writing Deadlines? | Ep. 102 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 9, 2022
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Deadlines... we either love them, hate them, or wave to them as they whoosh by. Do you set yourself writing deadlines? Do they work for you?

In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss setting writing deadlines and how to stick to them (and when it's okay not to stick with them).

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

 

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Do You Need To Include Trigger Warnings In Your Novel? | Ep. 101 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Do You Need To Include Trigger Warnings In Your Novel? | Ep. 101 | The Merry Writer Podcast

March 2, 2022
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Not always an easy topic, but today we are looking at the concept of Trigger Warnings in novels.  What they are, why you might include and where to put them if you do.

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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Podcast Tag Questions | Ep. 100 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Podcast Tag Questions | Ep. 100 | The Merry Writer Podcast

February 23, 2022
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Can you believe The Merry Writer Podcast has reached 100 episodes? We truly appreciate all the shares, listens, and comments.

So, in this week's episode, we decided to do a podcast tag where we answer some questions about starting a podcast and running it. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for listening!

 

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What Are The Best Tips For Writing Dialogue? | Ep. 099 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are The Best Tips For Writing Dialogue? | Ep. 099 | The Merry Writer Podcast

February 16, 2022
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As we teeter on the cusp of triple digits for our episodes, we decided to discuss some tips for writing dialogue and things you might want to avoid!

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Also, do you have writing advice you'd like to share?

 

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What Are The Best Tips For Writing Descriptions? | Ep. 098 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are The Best Tips For Writing Descriptions? | Ep. 098 | The Merry Writer Podcast

February 9, 2022
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Have you ever been stuck on writing descriptions in your novels? Maybe you info-dump or don't add enough?

 

In this week's episode, Ari and Rachel discuss writing descriptions in your novels from what it means to tips and tricks. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and thank you for listening.

 

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What Are The Benefits Of Participating In Writing Contests? | Ep. 097 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are The Benefits Of Participating In Writing Contests? | Ep. 097 | The Merry Writer Podcast

February 2, 2022
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Do you want to try something different for 2022?  Then how about writing contests?  Don't worry, Rachel and Ari are joined by author Paula Sheridan who founded the Page Turner Awards and discusses the benefits of entering writing contests and what you might need to consider.
 
Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode.
 
ABOUT PAULA SHERIDAN
Paula  Sheridan is an award-winning author and is best known for helping  authors and writers through her businesses, Page Turner Awards and Book  Luver. Paula writes as Paula Wynne and received an award from the  People's Book Prize for her debut novel, The Grotto's Secret.
 
Paula and her husband Ken run Page Turner Awards which is for authors,  writers, and screenwriters to place their writing projects in front of  literary agents, publishers and film producers who are looking for  writers. Ken and Paula live in Spain, and also runs Secret World Writing  Retreat.
 
LINKS
 
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN PODCAST
3 Pack Authors Book Marketing Series: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/6dxumdbyxw
ProWritingAid free trial: https://bit.ly/2022-PWA-2022-Trial 
 
ABOUT PAGE TURNER AWARD
Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with one  goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible. The team at  Page Turner Awards passionately believes that talented writers can be  from any background, age, race, religion, or interest.
 
Page Turner Awards gives unpublished writers the chance to enter  unpublished fiction and non-fiction books, to be read by a carefully  curated judging panel made up of influential players in the publishing  industry.
 
And published authors, whether mainstream published or  independently published, the chance to get their fiction story or  non-fiction book recognized by successful authors, high-calibre industry  professionals and film producers. Plus screenwriters the chance to  showcase their screenplays to film producers and film production  companies actively looking for scripts to produce. 
 
Prizes span  everything from mentorships to audiobook production and publishing  packages.

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What Are Some Writing Advice From Big Authors? | Ep. 096 | The Merry Writer Podcast

What Are Some Writing Advice From Big Authors? | Ep. 096 | The Merry Writer Podcast

January 26, 2022
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When you first begin to write, it's typical to see what others do and you try to get as much advice and information as possible. This week, we're sharing some advice from big-name authors and whether we agree with them or not.

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below about the advice shared in the episode. Also, do you have writing advice you'd like to share?

 

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Should You Share Your Writing Journey? | Ep. 095 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Should You Share Your Writing Journey? | Ep. 095 | The Merry Writer Podcast

January 19, 2022
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Today we are discussing whether writers should share their writing journey with the world and what might the reasons be for doing (or refraining from doing) that. 

 

Thanks for listening and do let us know in the comments what your thoughts are, do you share your writing journey details?

 

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