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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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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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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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading 

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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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What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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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.

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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.

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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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