Category: WoW Podcast Episodes

Vulnerability in Writing: How Much is Too Much? (Ep 013)

We all know that “being real” sells. But can there be too much of a good thing? How can you “be yourself” while both being true to yourself and serving your readers well? Nicole and Sarah reflect on these questions, particularly as Nicole gears up to submit a book manuscript on a fairly sensitive (and…
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Writing on Vacation (Middlesode)

In this week’s middlesode, Sarah talks about strategies for writing (or maybe NOT writing?) on vacation. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/) Until next week, Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com

Batch-Writing Blog Posts: Ideas and Strategies (Ep 011)

It’s that time of the week again! Today we’re talking about the strategy of batch-writing blog posts, plus Nicole will share about an app she uses to avoid getting sucked into Facebook, and we’ll both give a brief update of our respective writing lives. So get your pens ready, pull up a chair, and join…
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Headspace for Writers: Mindfulness and Creativity (Middlesode)

How the Headspace app can help writers battle the restless energy of creativity.

5 Boundaries Every Writer Should Have (Ep 009)

We know boundaries are important, but what do they mean for writers?

The Strategy of Low-Hanging Fruit (Middlesode)

Here’s one way to decide when to do easy tasks, a.k.a. low hanging fruit: postpone them for as long as possible, and do them when you have a low-energy day. If they are something you need to do sooner rather than later, then save them for a time of day when you have lower energy.…
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Getting Big Projects Done, and the Strategy of Pre-Book Talks (Ep 007)

Here’s how Sarah and I manage big writing projects using planners and calendars, and how those tools integrate with time cycles like days, weeks, and quarters (or *not* quarters). And Nicole shares how a pre-book talk helped her get a fresh take on her book manuscript. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook…
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Getting Sucked In: The Dangers of Cognitive Tunneling (Middlesode)

Do you ever get sucked into the minutiae of writing projects? This week Nicole reflects on the dangers of cognitive tunneling and how to beat it. Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook Group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingonWednesdays/) Until next week, happy writing! Nicole Roccas – www.nicoleroccas.com Sarah Bereza – www.sarah-bereza.com

Write Like an Onion! (Ep 005)

A weird but useful writing strategy, especially for crunch times!

Theme Your Days (Middlesode)

It’s difficult to keep multiple creative projects moving ahead at the same time. In this episode, Sarah explains one tool she uses to make distinct times to work on different projects: giving each day (or half) day of the week its own theme. Resources we mention in this episode: Sarah’s blog post: Theme your days…
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