ThinkingOutLoud 31: The Magic and Mystery of Publishing

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about meeting new people and describing what they do as their jobs. They also talk about the reaction they have received from people who are fascinated by the magic and mystery of publishing. They talk about the different types of editing and publishing and being reminded of the specialized knowledge they have.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 30: It Might Be Small, But It’s Your World

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the creative process and what it means to be champions of creativity.They talk about those moments where literacy and reading are so inspiring that you put on your running shoes and elbow your way to cheap books. They also talk about what to do when you encounter restrictors of creativity.  They talk about the importance of staying true to who you are, and how quickly you can move away from that as an author, an editor, and a publisher.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud29: I’m a Businesswoman

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about collie puppies, those moments when they have realized that they are real businesswomen who are making their way in the world. They also talk about how to manage the down times of the publishing fiscal cycle and how to anticipate working for yourself.

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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 28: Finding that Spark

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about finding what you love to do and making it work for you. They talk about the end of Camp Nano and whether not meeting their goals impacted their view of self. They also talk about how important it is to find passions that are hobbies and carving out your personal time and preserving your escapes for hobbies and not professions. They talk about finding those things that make you spark and making sure they are a part of your life whether as jobs or professions.

Show Notes

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 27: The Promise of All You Can Eat

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Elisabeth and Merianna discuss whether as an author you should love or hate Amazon. They talk about the new Kindle Unlimited and its impact on authors and publishers. They wonder whether it is more like an all you can eat buffet in which you can’t ever eat enough to get your money’s worth. They also discuss the business of selling books and how companies and publishers scale up and often lose who they are.

Show Notes

What Elisabeth is Reading 

What Merianna is Reading 

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 26: Change, Change, Change

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about changing routines and whether quitting coffee impact the quality of your writing. They talk about find time to write and whether once you find that time you can change the routine or not. They also talk about writers who branch out with new work on beloved characters and whether those writings work or not.

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What Elisabeth is Reading 

What Merianna is Reading 

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ThinkingOutLoud 25: Mental Monsters

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the mental monsters that start to creep in when you are trying to write every day and you have set a goal for yourself. The talk about slaying the monsters that say it has to be perfect on the first draft and the monsters who say you can’t be a writer. They talk about big brackety notes as part of writing the first draft. They also talk about how the writing process can be a lot more like a rodeo rather than a pleasant ride through the countryside.

Show Notes: 

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 24: Pantsing It

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their experience as writers in Camp NanoWrimo. They talk about how to sit down, buckle down, and make yourself write. They talk about tools they use, and muses they use. They talk about spaces and places to write. They also talk about whether pets are going to appear in their novels.

Show Notes:

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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ThinkingOutLoud 23: A Tapping on Shoulder

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their plans to join in Camp Nano as well as the cabin they’re joining. They also talk about characters who wake you up in the middle of the night, tapping you on the shoulder, waiting for you to write their stories. They also talk about visiting dogs and tractor driving. They also talk about how hard it is to keep writing at times.

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ThinkingOutLoud 22: Tied to the Desk

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about to unusual nature of their work schedules and how sometimes people don’t understand exactly what they do. They also talk about the self-publishing culture and how it has changed writing and writers to think that the project is complete before an outside edit or formatting. They ponder how they happened upon what they do know and the process by which they determined their skills and how those skills fit into the current marketplace.

Show Notes: 

What Elisabeth is Reading

What the Girls are Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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