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TPW Motivation Monday's 010: Know Thy Self Know Thy Season

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the secret for becoming a prolific writer. It has nothing to do with technology, software, or skill. It's all about knowing thy self... and season. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 095: Catherine Banks on Writing One Million Words in 2019

Catherine Banks is a USA Today bestselling fantasy author that pushes the boundaries of prolific writing. Banks has penned over forty novels and is set to complete one million words in 2019... all with a family and a day job. In this interview, Ryan and Catherine discuss the evolution of indie publishing since 2010, her process for writing millions of words with a day job, why covers matter, some unique marketing advice, and much more. You can find Catherine and her work at: https://www.catherinebanks.com

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TPW 094: Sarah K.L. Wilson on Rapid Releases

USA Today bestselling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson hails from the rocky Canadian Shield in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband and two small boys. In this episode, Ryan and Sarah discuss what drives Sarah to be so prolific, her unique rapid release book strategy, why shorter books are the wave of the future, the best writing advice for someone starting out, and much more. You can find Sarah and her books at: https://www.sarahklwilson.com/

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TPW Motivation Monday's 009: Are You Playing the Short or Long Game?

In another installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the short versus the long game of writing and publishing. We're all tempted to take shortcuts and become impatient with our work. But if we play the long game of publishing our short term disappointments are lessened. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 093: Glen Robins on the Adventure of Writing

Glen Robins loves a good adventure. Whether going on one, reading about them, and now, writing them. Glen is carving a path for living a new adventure with his writing dreams. Glen Robins is the author of the popular "Off" thriller/action-adventure series. In this episode, Ryan and Glen discuss what makes a good thriller, how to write depth into your characters, finding time to write, the importance of goals, fighting perfectionism, and much more. You can find Glen at: https://www.glenrobinsbooks.com/

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TPW Motivation Monday's 007: The One Dirty Secret for Writing

In the latest installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan reveals the one secret, and possibly the dirty little secret... most writers ignore. It's the key for any writers success. More writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 092: Lynne Hinton on the Healing Power of Writing

Lynne Hinton is the author of twenty books, including the NY Times Bestseller, Friendship Cake and Pie Town, the 2011 NM Book of the Year: Fiction/Adventure, Drama Category and 2011 National Federation of Press Women's Fiction Book of the Year. Her latest book The View from Here is available now. In this interview, Ryan and Lynne discuss the role seminary played in her calling to write, how faith and art are not enemies, why she doesn't use an outline, the changing landscape of traditional publishing, how storytelling can heal, and much more. You can find Lynne Hinton at: http://www.lynnehinton.com/index.php

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TPW Motivation Monday's 006: Writing Motivation from Tom Brady

In another installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores some writer motivation from an unlikely source: Tom Brady. Brady might be the best quarterback of all time, but he offers great advice for writers and publishers wanting to go to the next level. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 091: Brinton Woodall on Overcoming Obstacles for the Writing Dream

Brinton J. Woodall was born in the Bronx, New York. During his childhood years numerous educators voiced to Brinton that he was learning disabled and would not graduate from high school. Nonetheless, Brinton excelled triumphing a multitude of obstacles and graduated from high school in 2008. He later would graduate college in three years, and now has written five books. In this episode, Ryan and Brinton talk about overcoming obstacles in writing, how to publish with a small budget, how shorter books work in our digital age, why editing is worth the money, and much more. You can find Brinton and his books on Amazon and all social media platforms: https://www.facebook.com/brinton.woodall

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TPW Motivation Monday's 005: The One About Language

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses one of the hang ups of every writer, language. Are my prose flowery enough? Do I use punctuation and grammar correctly? Does it matter? More writer resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 090: Ruth Amos on Just Do It!

Ruth Amos has a PHD in chemistry, and spent the last ten years teaching in universities. But not anymore. She's living the full time author dream and not looking back. Join Ryan and Ruth, as they discuss finding time to write with a full time gig, why knowing reader expectation in your genre is essential, the importance of having a support system for the writing life, best writing advice ever, and much more. You can find Ruth and her books at: http://rjamos.com/

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TPW Motivation Monday's 004: What Are You Doing Between 8-12?

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan explores how to find time to write. All the complaints, excuses, and noise in the world. How will we get the work done?

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TPW 089: How to Write a Novel Without an Outline?

In this episode, Ryan tackles a topic that only few dare to tread: writing a novel without an outline. Much writing advice and many books have been written on how to outline a novel. How about scrapping the outline and writing into the dark? Ryan will show you how. More writer resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW Motivation Monday's 003: Nobody Cares About Your Writing Career

In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan discusses the freedom writers can find by one simple truth: nobody cares about you. It's a hard truth, but a necessary one for having a long term writing career. 

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TPW 088: Jim Heskett on Writing Smart Thrillers

Jim Heskett is an award-winning author, a world traveler, podcaster, purveyor of TV, movie, book reviews, and writing advice. In this interview, Ryan and Jim discuss his journey from screenwriting to novels, the reason he chooses to primarily indie publish, thriller tropes, finding time to build a backlist with full-time work, tips on craft from his own process, and much more. Find Jim and his work: http://www.jimheskett.com/about

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TPW Motivation Monday's 002: What Will It Take in 2019?

Welcome to another installment of Motivation Monday's. In this episode, Ryan discusses what it will take to reach your writing goals for 2019. It might sound simple, but it's the path for every writer and creative. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 087: Jo Ho on Persistence and Pushing Boundaries

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British screenwriter, director and now, author, who gained her first broadcast credit when she created and wrote one of CBBC’s most ambitious productions in history, the action packed-fantasy, SPIRIT WARRIORS starring Jessica Henwick (GAME OF THRONES, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and Marvel's IRON FIST) and Benedict Wong (DOCTOR STRANGE, MARCO POLO). Now, in addition to screenwriting, Jo has penned multiple Young Adult novels, including her popular Chase Ryder series. In this interview Ryan and Jo explore how she felt stifled in screenwriting and wanted the full canvas of a novel, why persistence and pushing boundaries in our creativity is essential for success, how you can teach yourself new skills, and much, much, more. You can find Jo: https://www.johoscribe.com/twisted

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TPW Motivation Monday's 001: Writing Goals, Resolutions, and Challenges

Join Ryan every Monday to get your writing week kicked off in the right direction. In this episode, Ryan explores the place of writing resolutions, goals, and challenges. If you aren't thinking about your writing goals for 2019, it's not too late. More writing resources: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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TPW 086: Write a Novel in 45 Days (2 Year Anniversary Show)

In this two year anniversary episode, Ryan walks through a step-by-step blueprint for writing a novel in 45 days (or less). He's used this same process to write seven novels of his own. Writing at a prolific pace is not the enemy of quality, and Ryan explains why taking years (or months) to complete a novel may be working against your best efforts. Find Ryan and more writing resources at: https://www.theprolificwriter.net/

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