Writing Talk

writing talkLet’s Talk About Writing with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #2

Want a short cut way to getting your book in print? In this episode of Writing and Podcasting Advice, Felice explains her journey and how to avoid the same mistakes. The process may not be simple, yet seeing your work published is rewarding once you know the process.

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Writing and Publishing

Show Notes: Writing Talk

Basic steps to getting published

  1. Know your market – your reader
  2. Research
  3. Do you want a publisher? Research agents and publishing companies. (If not skip down to #7)
  4. Fiction? Write it and then submit it
  5. Non-Fiction – you can write a query letter
  6. Learn to write a query letter
  7. Self Publish (option for those who decide not to seek other publication)

Of course, there are many steps in between. In this episode, we cover some basics and will delve into specific details in upcoming episodes.

Don’t you wish it was easy? In hindsight, the best advice I can give you is to market first. Do you speak to small groups? Do you know something that no one else does? Do you have information that someone needs? These things make the best books.

Knowing your market is very important. If you write something ouside of your frame of reference – while not impossible it will take an inordinate amount of time (jumping online to research is not a guarantee of good information.) Authors that travel to exotic locales – wait until you get the five or six figure book deals

That’s what I love about podcasting – it helps me stay in touch with my audience but also gives me the clarity and focus to be share ideas that are would not make it into a full book – think of podcasts as bite-sized information – next episode #3 will be an overview of podcasting.

So why did I write a book on writing and publishing?I was asked to speak on the topic of writing and publishing at a large conference and decided in my research to recommend some tried and true books – all about 400+ pages as well as some new books – went to the library, hopped online to purchase a few and what I could not find anything new or inspiring to a new author –

I was asked to speak on the topic of writing and publishing at a large conference and decided in my research to recommend some tried and true books – all about 400+ pages as well as some new books – went to the library, hopped online to purchase a few and what I could not find anything new or inspiring to a new author.

  1. It was easy to read and not break the bank
  2. Takes about the same amount of time to read as if we had a one-to-one meeting about writing and publishing
  3. It didn’t overwhelm the reader – one of the books I found at the library talked about distribution woes!
  4. A few but important resources
  5. Give authors info

Iron Sharpening Iron Podcast

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Welcome to the Iron-Sharpening-Iron Podcast!

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

Cindy Rushton is your host for Iron-Sharpening-Iron Podcast. Iron-Sharpening-Iron is YOUR show where we talk about topics that are sure to encourage, exhort, empower and equip you to step up to your call. Topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Developing leaders and leadership qualities
  • Principles of Success
  • Pursuing your dreams and your life purpose
  • Setting and reaching your goals
  • Developing a Christ-like, healthy mindset and entrepreneurial/ministerial thinking
  • Developing your vision and personal mission
  • Balancing all we are called to do
  • Organizational essentials
  • Becoming your most productive and prolific
  • Staying on the cutting edge

Here at Iron-Sharpening-Iron our purpose is to:

  • Instill leadership principles
  • Share organizational essentials
  • Help you to become your most productive and prolific, while staying on the cutting edge

We are here for you whether you are an entrepreneur, minister, spiritual mother and father, coach, mentor, writer, speaker or business owner. We are here to help you: establish, strengthen, and maintain your ministry and business; build a business or ministry not simply a BOOK or a PRODUCT, and, of course, build a legacy!   Each show will bring you:

  • Inspiration and empowerment
  • Practical how-to’s
  • Easy implementation
  • Continuing training
  • Action guides
  • Bonus Interviews with the giants in business and ministry!

Iron-Sharpening-Iron Podcast will encourage, empower, and equip you:

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  • To live out your life purpose!

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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

About Cindy Rushton…

Cindy2015Cindy Rushton is the mother of Matthew (30) and Elisabeth (27) and Mimi to Joshua (7), Achilles (5) and Oliver (almost 2).

Cindy currently lives in Greater Nashville Area. Cindy is the author of almost 150 books, Bible studies, Action Guides and homeschool resources. She has produced thousands of audio workshops and online classes/conferences/podcasts. If that is not enough, she also manages her own website found at CindyRushton.com and her own blog: Cindy’s Desk(Top!) and she hosts and produces the popular online radio show, Mom-to-Mom Radio Show (another featured podcast here at UCPN). Cindy can be found online on social media (see links at her website to connect with her). Cindy also enjoys working as a background actress for shows like ABC’s Nashville and various movies/videos.

Go check her out today and get to know Cindy and all that she has going on. You will find a friend who will come alongside you during your journey. She will be there to encourage, inspire, empower, and share practical ideas that are sure to help you step up to the call.

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