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What is the legacy you want to leave? What do you want to be remembered for? Lauren lost her brother to cancer almost nine years ago. And one of the things she remembers the most about him is how tremendous his passion for life was. During his last days and contrary to what his family wanted for him, he decided to make a trip to Yosemite as he knew…
 
How do you feel about the different publishing options out there? Do you feel confident or intimidated? As writers and creative entrepreneurs, we are told the traditional publishing route is the way to go if you want to be taken seriously in the writing world. Want to be a legitimate author? Go pitch yourself to one of the big five, they say...But …
 
Want to know the secret sauce to keep your readers engaged? In today's episode, Lauren goes over two super important ingredients your story should have if you want to keep your readers from putting your book down - tension and conflict. She starts the episode by defining these concepts, as well as giving examples of the types of books where you can…
 
Creative entrepreneur Parchelle Tashi joins Lauren on the show today to talk all things course building! But hey, not just any type of course. We're talking about a course based on your book. The type of course that will allow you to build an ecosystem around your writing and turn your readers into loyal fans. Parchelle is also passionate about bus…
 
Hey, y'all! We are at episode 50, and we couldn't be more excited! Thank you all for your support and for helping make this podcast so successful! To celebrate this giant milestone, we are bringing back your favorite episodes from season 2. From interviews to solo episodes, this collection is jam-packed with some of the best resources and wisdom th…
 
Have you ever heard of circular economies? Don't worry, we hadn't either until this episode! A circular economy aims to close the gap between the production and the natural ecosystems’ cycles – on which humans ultimately depend upon. Today's guest, Katie Treggiden is an expert on this topic. She is also a keynote speaker, podcaster, and if that was…
 
In today's episode, Lauren talks about the difference between ego and armor, and how not knowing how to handle them could become an obstacle to your writing. She also delves into how you can get through them and finally tell your story without feeling judged or pretending to be someone you're not. Connect with Lauren and the show: Website - https:/…
 
Hey there! Welcome back to the School For Writers podcast! We're taking a short break during August but coming back in September. In today's episode, Lauren interviews devotee of rest, Octavia Raheem. Octavia is a yoga teacher, book author, wife, and mom. During this beautifully inspiring interview, they talk about Octavia's relationship with readi…
 
Have you ever been told you need to find your own solid voice as a writer? That essence that makes your writing unique and distinguishable from the rest and that your teachers talked about in your first day of creative-writing classes. In today's solo episode, Lauren delves into what voice is, what isn't, and what it means to find your voice in wri…
 
Today's episode is SO GOOD! Lauren interviews Digital Marketer and Social Strategist, Kia Young. Pay close attention to this conversation because Kia drops a generous amount of informational and educational bombs worth putting into practice. She talks about strategic tips and tools for writers using social media and why you need to first understand…
 
Having a powerful story that resonates with your audience is an integral part of your business and writing! (yes, remember writers are businesses too!). In today's episode, Lauren goes over what a story capsule is and the three most powerful stories you can have in your business. By leveraging these stories, you will be able to strengthen your rela…
 
Do you enjoy romance literature, sex toys, and good tropes? If the answer is YES, you are going to love this episode! Today on the show, Lauren welcomes debut author, Thien-Kim Lam to chat about all things diversity in writing, sex toys, and the importance of own voices. Thien-Kim had been writing for years. However, it wasn't until May of 2021 whe…
 
Hey writers! Are you ready to build an audience without paid advertising, while being authentic and in a place where you can shine? If the answer is YES, then this episode is for you! In today's episode, Lauren talks about email marketing as an alternative to the social media popularity game and shares the top 10 benefits of having an active and we…
 
Do you feel confident when it comes to marketing your business as a writer? It's time to address the primary issue that most writers have around marketing: how to get your offerings in front of the right people. Today's episode is jam-packed with a bunch of vital information and actionable tips for those of you looking to market yourself as writers…
 
In today's super informative episode, Lauren goes over the things you should think about when creating a book cover. She also talks about different platforms where you can hire professional experienced designers for your cover, things to think about when designing your book, and how to know what your ideal reader will love. We hope this episode ins…
 
On a scale of 1 to 10, how afraid are you of niching down in writing? While this seems to be a common fear amongst most writers, there is a competitive advantage about having a niche market regardless of how small your audience is. After all, they say the riches are in the niches! Today on the show, Lauren welcomes Director of Editorial & Acquisiti…
 
While self-publishing is often seen as a lesser form of publishing, thought to be unpolished, and oftentimes not taken seriously, there are always ways to combat that! You don't need to wait for a traditional publisher to approve that your idea is worthy of being out in the world. Your audience needs your expertise now! That is why in today's episo…
 
Join Lauren and Suzy in episode 37, to learn how this seasoned writer has harnessed the power of writing groups and push through years of rejection before getting her book out into the world. Also, listen to Suzy's advice on niching down as a writer, how she started her developmental editing business, how to create an inner circle full of writers w…
 
Finding the right beta readers is key if you're actually serious about publishing your writing one day. However, it is important to make sure that you not only choose the right beta readers but train them so you can get useful feedback that helps improve your book. Beta readers are a crucial part of the book writing process. They're basically the v…
 
Today on the show, Lauren welcomes Kavita Das. Five years ago, Kavita transitioned from the world of social justice to the world of writing to tell the life story of Grammy-nominated Hindustani singer Lakshmi Shankar in her book Poignant Song: The Life and Music of Lakshmi Shankar. Aside from her amazing essays and articles, she also enjoys writing…
 
What makes you a better writer? Practicing your craft. But what is craft and how do you practice it? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, craft is defined as the skill in planning, making, or executing. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill. In today's episode, Lauren delves into the 5 main elements of craft or…
 
Today, Lauren is joined by money mindset and transformational coach, Erin Skye Kelly. During this episode, Lauren and Erin discuss what it means to shift your mind from thinking that you're not worthy of making money to instead feeling like you deserve to financially thrive and to have a life and a career in a world that you like. Erin also talks a…
 
Do you dream of being a full-time writer but doubt this is possible? Did you know people are making a living by following their love for writing? Writing is a valid career. Making money as a writer is possible. And there are more ways than you might think! In today's episode, Lauren shares 45 ways you can earn a full-time living as a writer. From s…
 
This episode is hot, you guys! Logan Rena is here today to talk all things empowerment, mindset, and self-efficacy for writers! This talented Mississippi girl is a Certified Life Purpose Coach and speaker who has delivered over 350 talks to colleges, universities, business groups, forums, youth organizations, panels, and associations. She is also t…
 
A query letter is an introductory letter you send to an agent, telling them about you and your book. It is your opportunity to seduce the person who can help you thrive in your writing career and convince them you are the best person to write your book. But, how do you know if you even need a query letter in the first place? In today's episode, Lau…
 
Today, Lauren is chatting with the incredible Jincey Lumpkin. Jincey is a writer and freelance creative director in Luxury Beauty. She has lectured around the country at summits devoted to business, creativity, and writing. She has also been profiled by Dateline NBC, Vice, and GQ, and has written over 50 columns on feminism, LGBTQ+ issues, and ente…
 
Did you know it is possible to get a book deal even before you finish writing your non-fiction book? If you're ready to take the traditional path to fulfill your publishing dreams and become a published author, then you're going to need a book proposal! In today's episode, Lauren goes into the nitty-gritty of how to write a book proposal. From the …
 
In today's episode, Lauren is joined by the amazing Talia Hibbert. Talia has written 19 books and she's only in her 20's! This talented writer is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who enjoys writing diverse narratives that include marginalized people whose stories are rarely shared with the world. During this candid conversatio…
 
In today's episode, Lauren responds to all of your questions about what it takes to write a book. Whether it's self-doubt, fear, or lack of training, writing a book is something we're all capable of! Some of the most popular questions you guys asked her were: Can I write a book? Do I have time to actually write a book? Do I need to have formal trai…
 
In today's episode, Lauren is having a candid conversation with a few participants of her Write Your Friggin' Book Already™ program. Mars, Jess, and Kate are these brave writers (yes, consummate writers! no longer aspiring ones) who decided it was time to make their voices heard, to believe in themselves, and start writing their books. Throughout t…
 
Want to write a book but lack motivation when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it? In today's episode, Lauren goes through her 11 stages of writing a book! Now, while this step-by-step guide is super easy to follow, the real magic happens when you have mentors, peers, and a group of people with a common goal to support you in your writ…
 
In this episode of the School For Writers Podcast, Lauren interviews Paige Baschuk, one of her students in the Write Your Friggin' Book Already™ program. This American expat is a mom of two, a Swiss landscape lover, and an amazing writer. As a journalist and creative writer, Paige always dreamed of becoming an author and sharing her art with the wo…
 
Writing is a lonely endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. Finding the right writing support and surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you get the most out of your writing journey and see your project through to completion. While there are hundreds of writing groups and communities out there, only a few of them offer accountability to…
 
Can a cluttered space negatively affect your writing? The relationship between messiness and creativity is more correlated than you think! Untidy, cluttered environments can create stress, trigger unwanted emotions, limit your brain's ability to process information, and even lead to procrastination. On the other hand, cleared spaces can improve you…
 
If starting a daily journaling habit is one of the things you want to achieve this 2021, then you have come to the right place! We know sometimes it can be hard to fit your journaling practice into your schedule. That endless to-do list can make it seem daunting or even make you feel guilty for wanting to take a few minutes out of your day to find …
 
Hey there, listeners! This is the last episode of the season, and we are over the moon that we got such positive feedback from all of you! We want to thank you for being here with us, for supporting the show, and for allowing us to be a part of your creative journey as a writer. As you know, we are slowly transitioning from Business School For Writ…
 
Hey School For Writers listeners! We're back with another great episode and this time we're welcoming our first male guest on the show! Kevin Smokler is a writer, speaker, and filmmaker. His creative soul is known for forging stories, characters, and entire books based on daily life and popular culture. This episode is packed with a great deal of i…
 
Go, Lauren! It's your birthday! The coolest and most talented writer, storyteller, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Lauren Marie Fleming, is turning 38 today! And here at School For Writers, we've decided this episode needed to be extra special, so we brought our awesome community manager, Stephanie (shoutout to Stephanie) to dig deeper into Lauren's j…
 
Today's guest, Sahar Twesigye, is here to help you pin your way to success in the largest visual discovery engine in the world! Throughout this episode, You'll hear Sahar provide a bountiful supply of valuable information on how to build your online presence, bring traffic to your website consistently, and showcase your writing in a beautiful, prac…
 
Have you ever felt guilty for wanting to write? Do you ever feel like you keep letting others down because you take time to be with your thoughts and find inspiration to put pen to paper? Well, get ready to ditch the guilt for good and create a writing ritual that allows you to bring attention to the present moment and maintain a healthy writing ha…
 
Have you asked yourself the question, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about THIS?” when it came to writing and purpose? Transformative writing carries exactly that sentiment, and that is what Lauren and Jenn are talking about in this episode. Jenn has been writing for many years publicly and privately. As a fat, queer person who doesn't fit into society…
 
The big day is here! Yes, my friend, election day is today. The day we get the opportunity to decide our future, demand social equality, and be part of the process of change. It's been a difficult year. Not only have we been dealing with Covid-19, but we've been bombarded with fake news, disinformation, and the influence of sinister political turmo…
 
How can writing help you survive during political turmoil and have difficult conversations with your family and friends during this time of social unrest? Listen in to hear Lauren and Caroline talk about bridging the political divide through writing. In this episode, Lauren is having a special and rather deep conversation with Caroline Rothstein. C…
 
In today's this episode, Lauren brings us a beautiful analogy from the Hero’s Journey. The Dark Night of the Soul to be more specific. Brought up by one of the participants from her Write Your Friggin' Book Already program, this plot represents the inner transformation that follows after the stages of hardship and obstacles in our lives. Here at Bu…
 
Today on the show, we're chatting with the amazing Michaële Antoine. Michaële is a facilitator, educator, leader, and creator who focuses on equipping the community with the tools to have conversations that matter. She is the founder of Curios, a consulting company where people can engage in healthy discourse about all the things and topics that ha…
 
Today, we want to break down the three different categories available when it comes to publishing your book. In this episode, we about the five big publishing houses in the English-speaking world and what their role is, what independent publishers and small presses you can find out there, the pros and cons of traditional publishing, the benefits of…
 
If you're a writer looking to publish your book the traditional way, a literary agent can prove to be your best ally especially if you're just starting your journey as an author. Today's guest is literary agent, Elise Capron. Elise has been working with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency for over 16 years. During this time she has negotiated contr…
 
If you've been wondering how you can make money writing books, then this episode is for you! Believe it or not, writing can be a lucrative opportunity to generate income and build a reputable personal brand as an author. Of course, there are things like marketing and sales involved but once your book is out into the world, this process becomes seco…
 
How many times do you think famous authors were rejected before literary agents considered their work? How many query letters do writers have to send before landing a book deal? What is the best way to handle and overcome these rejections? Want to know the answers to these questions? Then stick around until the end of this episode! Today on the sho…
 
Welcome to a new episode of the Business School for Writers Podcast! How do you know when you're ready to publish your book? How do you go from the first draft to polished manuscript? We know the word "publishing" itself can be frightening, especially when you fear other people's judgment or you don't think you have the perfect manuscript. We know …
 
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