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The Newbie Writers Podcast – Episode 41

What If No one is Listening?


Clapping with one hand. Your invisible audience.

Why write, why pod cast? Why do anything?

Speaking of which, I need to mention my book In Good Faith because no one else is!


I checked my Google analytics on my web site.  Of course there wasn’t much information to parse from four visitors.  So I abandoned the depressing news and turned back to filling the blog and web site no one visits.

Writing for my blog is  like keeping my house clean for guests.  I may Read more

The Newbie Writer’s Podcast – Episode 40

Unhappiness Abounds!


I just read ‘Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path’ by Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott. I found the book at Share Exchange in Santa Rosa, hard back, but I wanted to purchase something to support the effort and I collect books on the writing process, so it wasn’t a big sacrifice. And I enjoyed this book; the authors identify the seven steps on the writer’s path as:

Unhappiness, Wanting, Commitment, Wavering, Letting Go, Immersion, Fulfillment. I will not belabor the points here; you can read the book yourself. But I … Read more

Episode 17

Newbie Writers Podcast

January 21  (Catharine is eating locusts from street vendors)

Guest Jane Isaac and Lyle Perez.


The Ultimate Newbie Experience.

Jane is the living proof of a newbie becoming a published author.

What was the process involved? What sparked the story idea?

Dionne Lister asks: What has been the best part of the process for her? What was her reaction when she found out Rainstorm Press wanted to publish her works?

We pick Lyle’s brain on the initial reaction to reading Jane’s draft, what was it that made him want to publish it? What tips … Read more

After countless promises to “get around to it someday”, I’ve finally begun. No more excuses. No more procrastination. Damien will be pleased.

For years now I’ve been meaning to start blogging. Damien keeps asking the Newbie Writers members for regular bloggers, and if you searched through the mound of paperwork on my desk, you’d find that every last to-do list I’ve ever created shows near the top, “Write first blog post!!!” Woo hoo … I can finally tick that one off my list. (However, “Write follow-up blog post” now sits proudly in its place.)

As I ponder where to start, … Read more

We never have enough time, until we run out of it. I just got off the phone with my wife who informed me that one of our friends had a heart attack last night.  Which seems to be a recurring theme with our family, friends, and even myself who just started high blood pressure meds a few weeks ago?

You see most of last year was a bit of a blur for me and my family as I lost both my mother and my father within six months. Both of them were in their mid eighties but not in bad … Read more

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