Ep. 108: Research

August 4, 2020

Oh, rabbit holes. Sure, social media and binge tv can derail a good writing day, but nothing is better at *feeling* like work without actually being work like research. This week Eliza and Adrienne give their tips and tricks to avoid getting stuck.

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Ep 107: Launch Plans

July 21, 2020

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than getting ready to launch a new book? Probably. But the Misfits can’t think of anything, so this week they talk about their strategies and plans for putting new books out into the world.

Eliza AOTW: What are your launch plans when you release a new book?

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Ep 106: Hella Words Update

July 14, 2020

This week the Misfits update on how the Year to Write Hella Words is going.

**Spoiler Alert** It isn’t.

Eliza’s AOTW: How is your Hella Words going this year?

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Episode 105: Sequel Bait

July 7, 2020

When setting up a series, you’ve got to bait the hook if you want to reel in the readers for later books. This week, the Misfits talk about seeing up sequel bait.
Eliza’s AOTW: How do you go about setting up your sequel bait?

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Ep 103: Chapters

June 16, 2020

Cutting a story into chunks is a lot like gift wrapping a present. Or is it? The Misfits don’t really know, but on this episode, they talk about both.

Eliza AOTW: How do you know separate your chapters?

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Ep 102: Discarded Ideas

June 9, 2020

Not every idea makes it from the spark of inspiration to “The End”. Some get tossed along the way. This week, the Misfits talk about what story ideas they’ve had to toss, how to know when it’s time to shelve a project, and how to move on after.

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you decide what ideas to keep and which ones to ditch?

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Ep 101: Branding

June 2, 2020

How do you tell readers who you are as a writer and what kind of experience they can expect from you time and time again?

This week, the Misfits weather the storm of branding.

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you approach branding?

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Ep 99: Language Style

May 19, 2020

What you say and how you say it says a lot about you. This week, the Misfits talk about hoe they make language choices for both their characters and their narrators.

Eliza AOTW: What type of language do you use in your writing?

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Ep 98: No Conferences…Now What?

May 12, 2020

May is the month where we all start dusting off our suitcases, order our swag, and get ready for conference season to kick off…but not this year. So what are your options for learning and networking in this new stay at home world?

Eliza AOTW: What conferences did you plan to attend? How will you spend that money now to learn and network?

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Ep 97: State of the Market

May 5, 2020

The book market is notorious for its ups and downs, but the past few months have been enough to make you want to pull your hair out. This week, the Misfits talk about where they see things going and how to weather the storm.

Eliza AOTW: How do you intend to weather the instability of the market?

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