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Sustainable World Radio brings you interviews with experts from around the globe; teachers, designers, environmentalists, and earth activists who learn from and work with Nature. Listen to episodes about Permaculture, organic gardening, herbal medicine, plants, fungi, earth repair, natural building, regenerative farming, sustainability, and ethnobotany. Tune in to discover positive solutions to environmental challenges; solutions that adhere to the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People C ...
 
The Writing Gym podcast is a writer's go-to source for quality information about how to finish, publish, and market writing in all genres. Not only does it give you the implementable steps you need, it's fun. No snorefest here. You'll laugh at the Quirk O' the week and enjoy hard-hitting advice from top agents, best-selling authors, and publishers. Visit iTunes or www.writing-gym.com/podcast to hear these guests and more: --Top NYC literary agent Eric Reuben. He's represented dozens of best- ...
 
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Episode 165: This special episode introduces the Regenerative Media Alliance, a project I have been working on for quite some time with fellow podcast producers Oliver Goshey and Scott Mann. The Regenerative Media Alliance or RMA is a cooperative group for podcasters and media creators working in the Permaculture, sustainability, and regenerative f…
 
Episode 164: Are you a fan of Raptors or birds of prey? Members of this large group of magnificent birds include hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. For many of us, seeing raptors in cities and in the wilderness is awe-inspiring. To learn more about these amazing birds, I am joined by Lisa Owens Viani and Allen Fish, co-founders of the nonprofit Rapt…
 
Episode 163: What if you could replace your monocrop grass lawn with a “solar powered regenerative system that stores carbon while creating habitats”? You can! Learn how in this informative episode with Owen Wormser. Did you know that the average lawn is a a biological desert that needs vast amounts of resources to stay alive? By replacing your law…
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa sits down with writer and novelist Denise Cloutier. Learn about how to confidently finish your novel for publication and about putting together a query for agents. To get the most out of this episode, download the free resource guide How to Confidently Query Your Novel at www.writing-gym.com/goodenough…
 
Welcome to the world of Hops, Humulus lupulus. In this relaxed conversation with organic farmer and Hops grower Acadia Tucker, we discuss this unwieldy and happy to be alive plant. We touch briefly on the history of Hops, which like its illustrious relative Cannabis, was once feared as a “wicked weed.” Now revered for its distinctive bitter flavor …
 
In this episode of the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks to science fiction and horror novelist Stephen Oliver. Learn how to publish short stories in magazines and anthologies, how to sell your novel to agents and publishers and, most important, how to see your name published in magazines, anthologies and on the cover of your published novel. To…
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa Parent and Andi Davies interview bestselling co-author of the Go-Giver, Bob Burg. In this episode, you’ll learn how to find a topnotch co-author, what the difference between work-for-hire and co-authorship is, how to write a business parable and more. To …
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, we’re pulling out a favorite from the archives. Annalisa and Andi Davies interview award winning author Cristina Istrati. In this episode you’ll learn how to write successfully in multiple genres and what the balance really is between natural talent and showing up to do the work. To get the most out of this epi…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Jeanne Covert. Jeanne is an author and screenwriter who novelized her screenplay in the Writing Gym. Listen to learn about novelizing your movie, how to build your author platform and how to know if your novel is publishable. To learn how to novelize your movie, download this step by step f…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with journalist and author Bill Kovarik. Bill has published several nonfiction and historical fiction books. Listen as they chat about how to research for your novel, what novelists can learn from journalists and how to stop wasting your time and write that novel. To get the most out of this epi…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Maria Chapman. Maria is a Writing Gym alum who writes women’s fiction and makes a living from her writing. In this episode, you’ll hear how Maria finished her novel without an outline, how she found an effective writing process and how she makes money writing. To learn the key to success, d…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with author Claire Fullerton about her winding path to publication. They discuss Claire’s methods for writing realistic fiction, how she built her writing resume and why no two writing processes are the same and that’s okay! To get started on your own publishing journey, check out our free resou…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa Parent speaks with Writing Gym member Hannah Johnson. In the VIP, Hannah finished in her novel in under 2 months. She jumped into publishing mastermind, and is well on her way to revising her novel to publishable. Hannah talks about what it was like to finish her novel, how the Writing Gym helped where…
 
In this episode, writing coach and author Annalisa Parent sits down with long-time journalist Dan Smith. Dan and Annalisa talk about the differences between novel writing and journalistic style. They explore the struggles and the successes of publishing and finding your writer’s voice. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to snag our freebi…
 
This week on the Writing Gym Podcast, Annalisa speaks with Writing Gym member Barbara Pattee about what it’s like to come out of the shadows and write with pride. In this episode, learn about how community and productive feedback changed Barbara’s writing life and helped her discover her own hidden writing confidence. To get the most out of this ep…
 
This week, Annalisa Parent speaks with true crime and mystery author Diane Fanning about what writing in those genres is like. Hear Diane break down how she does her research, how she schedules writing and research into her life and why she loves writing true crime and mystery. To get the most out of this episode, download our free resource over at…
 
This week on the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa Parent celebrates Writing Gym VIP member Tasneem Jivanji. Tasneem is celebrating completing her first draft of her realistic fiction novel and all the hard work she did to complete it. They talk about taking care of yourself while writing, how to find a productive writing community and how to find your…
 
On this week’s episode of the Writing Gym podcast, Annalisa sits down with mystery author Trish Esden to talk about what it’s like to publish in multiple genres. Trish Esden lives the author lifestyle every day; she pulls back the curtain on what it took to get there and how she keeps it up. If you want to know what it takes to successfully make a …
 
This week, Annalisa Parent sits down with author and Writing Gym member Natalie French. Annalisa and Natalie discuss how to stop struggling and edit your novel, how to get better feedback on your novel project and why trying to publish alone just doesn’t get you the results you want. Make sure to download our freebie at https://writing-gym.com/publ…
 
This week, writing coach Annalisa Parent sits down with ghostwriter Dan Clements to pull back on the curtain on what it’s really like to be a ghostwriter. Curious about what ghostwriting is and if it may be right for you? Perhaps you’re looking to pursue a career in writing, but you’re not sure how to get there. Listen to this episode and then down…
 
Episode 162: Is the future nuts? According to our guest Michael Judd, it definitely is, but in a good way! In this fun and informative interview, Michael shares his vision of a bountiful and food secure future where nut tree orchards and farms abound. Resilient perennial crops with a multitude of ecosystem services, nut trees improve soil health an…
 
In this episode, writing coach and author Annalisa Parent sits down with Writing Gym member Sonee Singh. Sonee and Annalisa talk about what to do when your plot loses momentum, how to discover and fix blindspots in your writer, and why you’re not getting the feedback you need from your beta readers. To get the most out of this episode, be sure to s…
 
This week, Annalisa speaks with New York Times bestselling author John David Mann. John speaks on why revision is key to successfully publishing your novel, what it’s like to co-author, and why trying out a new genre improves your writing skills. Make sure you check out the free worksheet at https://writing-gym.com/revisions/.…
 
This week, Annalisa speaks with Jill Smith, a Writing Gym alumnae who’s on the path to publication about what it’s like to be a part of a professional community of writers. Jill and Annalisa answer why quality feedback is important, why you shouldn’t be scared to follow plot rabbit trails, and what makes the Writing Gym different from other communi…
 
This week Annalisa and author Leah Weiss are in conversation about the importance of learning the craft of writing, how to find and develop your character’s voice, and why you need professional feedback to successfully publish. Take a look at the freebie for this episode over at https://writing-gym.com/writingcraft/.…
 
If you’ve been wondering what you can do to find motivation to write, this episode is for you. This week, Annalisa and Tashya Knight talk about how to overcome your fear and start writing, how to connect with publishers, and how to develop your freelance writing. Check out the freebie at https://writing-gym.com/freelance/.…
 
This week, Annalisa and author Cassandra Thompson are in conversation about breaking genre molds, how to take rejection and use it to propel you forward, and what it feels like to get that first novel published. Take a look at the freebie for this episode over at https://writing-gym.com/rejectionletters/.…
 
In this week’s episode, Annalisa and up and coming author Aaron Betts talk about what it feels like to finally finish his novel. After joining the Writing Gym, Aaron finished the novel he’d spent years writing in just two weeks. Annalisa and Aaron also discuss overcoming writer’s block and why getting professional feedback on your writing is so imp…
 
This week, Annalisa and literary agent Kevin O’Connor discuss how to craft a stand-out query letter, the purpose of literary agents, and what really goes on in an agent’s head when they read your query letter. Take a look at this week’s freebie and spend some time reflecting on where you could up your query letter game at www.writing-gym.com/CHILDR…
 
Episode 36: Have you heard of Spilanthes? In this fun and informative interview with regenerative land designer, educator, facilitator, and Spilanthes fan Javan Bernakevitch, we discuss this unique plant. An herbal ally with a long history of use for oral health and immune support, Spilanthes is known by a multitude of common names like Electric Da…
 
Growing an herbal apothecary garden at home is fun and easy. Learn how to start your own in this informative interview with longtime organic farmer Alena Steen. We begin the episode by talking about the benefits of growing medicinal herbs and then move into the nitty gritty of soil preparation, watering, and harvesting. Alena explains the concept o…
 
Episode 35: Did you know that Einkorn wheat is 27,000 years old? Wheat is one of the world's oldest grains and like it or love it, it’s been part of human life for thousands of years. Learn about this long revered and recently reviled plant with ancient grain farmer Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farms. Larry talks about growing, harvesting, …
 
Annalisa speaks with Sara Wigal, Director of Publishing at Belmont University about the timeline of a book getting published and what publicity and marketing for your books looks like, and more! In this episode, you’re going to learn: -The behind the scenes of the publishing industry -What it takes to be a working professional in the publishing ind…
 
Annalisa speaks with Carey Nelson Burch, owner and consultant of My Own Shingle, about how to find the right agent to maximize your publication and media rights, how to advocate for your manuscript in the publishing industry, and how to find the right professional partners for your creative work. In this episode, you’re going to learn: -How to get …
 
Annalisa speaks with Joe Curcillo, Speaker and Author of Getting to Us about how to reach thousands of people with your content, and more! In this episode, you’re going to learn: -How to reach thousands of people with your content -How to contribute to national magazines -When and how to produce an audiobook You’ll want to be sure to download the f…
 
Annalisa speaks with Megan Dobson, publisher at ChristianAudio about important considerations in writing a book that will be produced as an audio book and more! In this episode, you’re going to learn: Important considerations in writing a book that will be produced as an audio book How publishers make decisions on how to produce your content: print…
 
Episode 160: Lonny Grafman has worked with hundreds of communities around the globe assisting them with projects across a broad spectrum of sustainability. In this inspiring episode Lonny reflects on his decades of work and shares his knowledge and experience about how to build more resilient communities. Lonny talks about his early beginnings as a…
 
Annalisa speaks with author Barbara Zito, about how to go from query to publication, how to negotiate rights in your publishing contract, and more! In this episode, you’re going to learn: How to go from query to publication What questions to ask when you’ve been offered a publishing contract How to negotiate rights in your publishing contract. You’…
 
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