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31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

31 Writing Podcasts You’ve GOT to Hear (Best of 2019)

This post is for writers.

Authors of fiction and non-fiction. Freelancers and copywriters. Bloggers and content creators.

We all need information to help us hone our craft, we all crave inspiration when we’re feeling blocked, and we’re all short on time.

It’s no wonder writing podcasts have exploded in popularity the last few years — they’re convenient, portable, and packed with valuable insights.

But with hundreds of great podcasts for writers to choose from, in niches covering everything from self-publishing to freelancing, which podcasts should you listen to, and where do you even start?

Right here.

Because we’ve done the hard work for you.

We’ve listened to over 80 hours of different episodes from around the world to compile this epic list of the best writing podcasts.

It’s the largest, most-definitive guide of its kind, and we’ve organized it to help you answer the only question that matters:

Which podcasts are right for me?

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How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)

How to Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Make Your Writing Flow (with Examples)
Transitional words and transitional phrases keep readers glued to the page by evoking curiosity or hinting something important is coming. They’re effective, and today you’re going to learn all about them.

 
Some writers seem to have a magic touch…

One minute you’re reading their introduction, and before you know it you’ve reached the end of their post.

Their content reads so smoothly, it’s almost impossible to stop.

How do they do it?

Well, it isn’t magic.

Great writers are meticulous about making each sentence flow seamlessly into the next. They understand how important it is for readers to have a smooth reading experience, and they remove anything that could cause friction.

In short: they use transitional phrases.

Today, you’ll learn how to use them. But first, let’s examine why they’re so important.
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581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

It’s almost too easy.

By using sensory words to evoke sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell; smart and attractive writers just like you are able to make their words burst to life in their readers’ minds.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • The science behind sensory details (e.g. why sensory words are so persuasive);
  • The definition of sensory words (plus examples);
  • How answering five simple questions will help you write descriptive words that pack your content with sensory language;
  • 500+ sensory words you can incorporate into your own writing (right now).

Let’s dive in.

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Kindle Direct Publishing: How to Make Real Money on Amazon

Kindle Direct Publishing: How to Make Real Money on Amazon

With Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), you can self-publish your book on Amazon and start making money in as little as 24 hours.

Sounds a whole lot better than waiting months or even years to find an agent, get a book deal, and go through all the rigmarole of working with a publisher, right?

And that’s not even the best part…

  • Amazon lets you keep more of your money. A lot more.
  • With over 90 million Prime subscribers in the United States alone, Amazon’s reach is huge.
  • Self-publishing with Amazon KDP is absolutely, positively, 100% free.

In short:

Kindle publishing makes it so that anyone can self-publish a book and sell it on Amazon.

The only problem?

If you want your book to be a hit, if you want it to make real money, you can’t simply “publish and pray.” You need a strategy.

That’s why I created this comprehensive, step-by-step guide.

I’ll show you how to validate your book idea before you begin writing, how to set up a pre-launch sequence, how to properly price your book, how to promote it, and more.

Let’s jump in…
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Ghostwriting 101: How to Get Paid Big Bucks As a Ghostwriter

Ghostwriting 101: How to Get Paid Big Bucks As a Ghostwriter

You want to make money as a writer, right?

You’ve told everyone on Facebook (including your weird aunt) that you’re available to write. You’ve been writing guest post after guest post to showcase your talent and get your name out there. Maybe you’ve even landed a few jobs already. (Good for you!)

But then a potential client emails you with the question, “Do you offer ghostwriting services?”

And you’re stumped.

Maybe you’ve heard of ghostwriting. Maybe you have some idea what a ghostwriter is. Or maybe you wonder if it involves ouija boards in some way.

You don’t want to look like an idiot by emailing back to say, “Err… what do you mean?”

That sounds like a good way to send your potential client running for the hills.

But don’t worry — I’m about to tell you everything you need to know about ghostwriting, starting with…
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