ThinkingOutLoud 42: Your Sacrum Joint is Out of Line

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the ebb and flow of working in publishing and the wave of relief that comes after finishing a project. They talk about their process for realigning and re-centering. They talk about the process in NaNoWrimo and their plans for finishing their 50,000 words. They also talk about resources that will help them get to the finish line.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 41: Nano Newbie Confessions

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about Merianna’s experience as a Newbie Nano. Merianna shares her three confessions of being Newbie. Elisabeth gives advice from her experience as a NanoWrimo expert, and Merianna applauds her for hitting the 2500 word mark!

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 40: These Rituals We Have

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about NanoWrimo, and their progress on their manuscripts. They talk about how far ahead Elisabeth is than Merianna and a little bit about their characters. They also talk about timeless books verses books that show their age. They talk about young adult books and how genres are often marketing terms, not reader terms.

Show Notes

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingTech 6: Which Kindle Should You Buy?

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feature-techspecs._V325436006_Kindles are great devices. I’ve owned various Kindles over the years starting with the very first one in 2007.

Now there are many varieties of Amazon’s e-reader. In this episode of ThinkingTech, we’ll take a look at my two favorites of these devices, the brand new Kindle Voyage and the recently released Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Which should you buy?

Listen to find out!

35 minutes and change

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ThinkingOutLoud 39: Finding Your Tribe

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about importance of connecting with other writing professionals, so that you don’t feel alone. They also talk about how connecting to these professionals rather than depending on personal relationships can help you keep going. They talk about how the ebook market and print market can co-exist in the same space because of the difference in audience.  Of course, they talk about the upcoming NanoWrimo month, how to connect to writers in their regions, and local launch parties.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

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ThinkingOutLoud 38: Are You Successful?

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their conferencing experience. They talk about faking it until you make it, and what it feels like to be considered a professional in the field of publishing. They also talk about great resources for publishing professionals and authors looking to connect to reliable resources. Of course, there’s talks of their dogs and costumes for their dogs for Halloween.

Show Notes: 

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 37: Conferencing

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Merianna and Elisabeth talk about their upcoming conferences and what they will be sharing! Elisabeth explains the difference between the developmental edit, copy edit, and proofread. They also talk about dogs, running, and of course books!

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What Elisabeth is Reading 

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 36: The World of YA

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about young adult literature, and the impact it has had on the world of reading. They talk about some of their favorite books and some of their favorite reactions to books. They wonder about who the typical adult reader is and guess about what he or she might read. They also talk about students and their reaction to writing and books they love. They also talk about dogs and cats who nibble books.

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Fantasy Faction 

Why Book Clubs Are Good

The Oprah Winfrey Book Club

NaNo Wrimo

Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon

What Elisabeth is Reading 

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 35: It Always Ends with Amanda Palmer

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the blogs and podcasts they listen to each week. They share their professional sources with their listeners. They encourage aspiring authors to listen and read in the publishing industry, so that they will be in the conversation about changes and trends in the industry that will help them get published.

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Blogs

Readers

Podcasts

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 34: Vanities of Vanities

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about vanity presses. They talk about how in the age of self-publishing, there are a lot of businesses that have crept up who only aim to make money off of authors rather than helping authors. They talk about the importance of checking a contract closely, especially if you have to pay upfront to ensure that you are keeping all your rights. They talk about print rights and digital rights. Of course, there is conversation about running, smoothies, and dogs woven into their conversation.

Show Notes: 

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

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