ThinkingOutLoud 49: A Dream Come True

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Elisabeth and Merianna interview Stacy Sergent about her new book Being Called Chaplain and what it means to be a published author. Stacy talks about submitting your writing, your heart and soul, to an editor and then to the public. Of course, they talk about dogs and books as well.

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ThinkingOutLoud 51: Standing at the Edge

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about what it takes to continue to decide to give up what seems to be good work opportunities in order to be business women. They also talk about Elisabeth’s upcoming half marathon and what it takes to go the distance. You never know what you might learn when these two are involved!

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ThinkingOutLoud 50: Vision Boards and Overhead

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Elisabeth and Merianna reminisce about the year gone by and how much they have changed and grown. They talk about where they see themselves not only in the next year, but also in the next five years. They discuss whether being an author is worth it when margin of royalties is so tight and why people continue to write and try to be published when they get paid so little.

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ThinkingOutLoud 48: Professional Persona

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about developing a persona as you grow your own business. They talk about the decisions you have to make as you present yourself to new people. They talk about writing process and how it doesn’t end when you get a publishing contract. They talk about how the publishing process can seem like a never-ending story and of course they also talk about running and recipes.

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ThinkingDaily 29: The Future of Affiliate Marketing and Glamping with Lisa Picarille

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Lisa Picarille, a well-respected veteran in the online marketing world, joins Sam in an exploration of affiliate marketing’s past, present and future.

They explore the idea of affiliate marketing’s approachability and profitability in 2015 compared to 2005 as well as the evolution of outsourced program managers as marketing agencies, Shareist, subscription models, and Swiftmas.

Plus, Lisa teaches Sam about the wonders of glamping and why affiliates can still follow their passions and possibly succeed.

 

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ThinkingOutLoud 47: Be Brave

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about New Year’s Resolutions and the power of setting goals for reading and writing. They talk about imposter syndrome and how it threatens to convince us that we aren’t who we are or can’t be who we want to be. They resolve to help each other stay accountability and be willing to revise their resolutions as the year goes on.

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ThinkingOutLoud 46: E-readers The Next Generation

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Elisabeth, Merianna, and Sam talk about the differences in their reading habits when they read books and when they read e-books. They also debate whether the Kindle Fire or the Kindle Voyage is a better e-reader. They ponder whether this digital age is producing a digital dark age and what impact that will have on the next generation.

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ThinkingOutLoud 45: Whistle While You Work

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about what the holidays are like as a business owner and how hard it is to take time off. They also talk about how they plan ahead to ensure they have work two or three months ahead. They of course also talk about running and dogs.

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ThinkingOutLoud 44: Creative Criticism

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about Elisabeth being able to run again and her upcoming birthday! They also talk about constructive and creative criticism and how crucial it is to the field of publishing, but how authors sometimes skip this step. They also talk about how self-publishing can lead to unedited work being published as well as the power of honest reviews.

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ThinkingOutLoud 43: Life After NaNo

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Elisabeth and Merianna talk about completing NaNo and the next steps after NaNo. Elisabeth explains the hierarchy of revision, which all starts with character development, then world development, and finally language development. They also talk about the solitary life of a writer and the importance of finding a community of writers.

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