How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer?

How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer?

Episode #204

How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer?

When was the last time you went to your library? If it’s been a couple of months, go ahead and plan a trip there. Libraries are useful for everyone for a number of reasons, but writers can get a lot out of it. This week, Ari and Rachel discuss how writers can use their local libraries.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The library environment
  • Events from the library
  • Research
  • Writing routine

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

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Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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How Important Is Reading For Pleasure?

How Important Is Reading For Pleasure?

Episode #203

How Important Is Reading For Pleasure?

Let’s throw in a quick disclaimer – we are not talking about THAT kind of pleasure – this episode topic is NOT about reading erotica. So get your mind out of the gutter!

This week, we discuss why it’s important to read for fun rather than always to improve your skills or learn something new.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Choosing books you want to read
  • Rereading old favorites
  • Finding stories you enjoy

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

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Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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What Are The Benefits To Writing In Multiple Genres?

What Are The Benefits To Writing In Multiple Genres?

Episode #202

What Are The Benefits Of Writing In Multiple Genres?

Have you ever wanted to dabble in different genres but have always been told to stick to one? Sometimes, you need to branch out and do what makes you happy. This week, Ari and Rachel are joined by Chyina Powell to discuss why writing in multiple genres is a great idea.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The benefits for writers
  • The benefits for readers
  • Thoughts on pen names
  • Thoughts on author branding

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

About Chyina Powell

About Chyina Powell

Chyina Powell is a multi-genre author as well as a freelance editor at Powell Editorial as well as the founder of the nonprofit organization, The Women of Color Writers’ Circle which offers a safe space for women of color to hone their craft.

In her free time, she can be found reading speculative fiction, drinking tea or working on her own manuscripts. She also enjoys crafting bookish gifts from time to time!

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Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

Website | Ko-fi

Do You Need An Editing Checklist?

Do You Need An Editing Checklist?

Episode #201

Do You Need An Editing Checklist?

This week, we are digging into the idea of using editing checklists to make editing your manuscript a little more efficient!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Names
  • Repeating Words
  • Dialogue Tags
  • POV
  • Chapters
  • Character Balance
  • Senses
  • Inconsistencies

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

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Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

Website | Ko-fi

Answering Rapid Fire Questions

Answering Rapid Fire Questions

Episode #200

Answering Rapid Fire Questions

Yay for 200 episodes! Thank you so much for always listening and supporting the podcast for 200 episodes. We truly appreciate it.

This week, Ari and Rachel answer rapid fire questions (not so rapidly) about reading and writing.

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

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Thanks so much for your support!

Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

Website | Ko-fi

Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel?

Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel?

Episode #199

Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel?

What are your thoughts on dialogue? Can a novel have too much or too little? This week, Ari and Rachel discuss opposing sides on the matter.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Our thoughts on too much dialogue
  • Varying writing styles and voices
  • How to achieve more of a balance in your writing

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

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Due to high interest, our guest slots for 2024 are almost filled. Applications are still open, but we may take a while to get back to you.

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Become a Merry Writer

Hosting a podcast is fun, but it takes a lot of time, effort, and money. Both hosts have other jobs and responsibilities on top of running the podcast. That's why we've joined Patreon.

With the support of our patrons, we'll be able to buy better recording equipment, pay for hosting, and fund other ways to make the show bigger and better. All money earned through Patreon goes right back into the podcast.

For $2 a month, you can become a Merry Writer and receive monthly rewards, such as bonus episodes, access to weekly episodes two days early, writing prompts, and more.

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Can't Spare $2? That's Okay!

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Thanks so much for your support!

Rachel Poli

Rachel Poli

Author

Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

Website | Ko-fi

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