Category: Writing on Wednesdays Podcast

We’re Going on Summer Break, Plus Strategies for Work-Related Writing

This is our last episode until the fall! We’ll miss you! Check out our episode archives here: www.writingonwednesdays.com  On to today’s episode… When you’re writing for your job, start with your why–why do you write for this organization? What’s the purpose of your writing, for you and for them. 4 Challenges in Work-Related Writing You…
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Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal (Middlesode)

Sarah shares how she wrote her non-fiction book proposal over the course of 8 months (she’s not a full-time writer!) and gets into the specifics of writing in an industry where authors pitch directly to publishers, not agents. Resources we mention in this episode: “Start Here: How to Write a Book Proposal” by Jane Friedman …
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Ditching a Laptop Saved My (Writing) Life (Middlesode)

The other night, I popped in my earbuds and proceeded to type nearly 700 solid words of a book chapter. While standing up. On a moving bus. Packed to the brim with other commuters. How did I write under these circumstances? In short: with a tablet. In this episode I talk about why I ditched…
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10 Ways to Stay Sane When Finishing a Book (Ep 017)

How do you stay sane and keep a sense of balance when heading into dangerous deadline territory? In this episode we talk about ten strategies that have helped us over the years, including fried kalamari. Because Greeks.   Here’s a summary of the ten strategies to stay sane when finishing a book: Double down on…
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The One Rule for Organizing Research Notes MIDDLESODE

Sarah shares how she organizes her research notes, starting with the number one takeaway: research notes go in one place, and one place only. Resources we mention in this episode: WOW Episode on book weights: nicoleroccas.com/005 WOW Episode on low-hanging fruit: nicoleroccas.com/008 The #amwriting podcast: http://amwritingpodcast.com Join the conversation in the Writing on Wednesdays Facebook…
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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?