Ep. 010: A Conversation with Frank McKinley on Writing, Blogging, and Interview Tips

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I am so thrilled to share my conversation with Frank McKinley with all of you today!

In this episode, we discuss Frank's journey to becoming a published author, how blogging helped him on that journey, and how he writes and publishes nonfiction books that are based on blog post series he has written. 

Also, when we publish our books, we obviously want to promote our books, and a lot of times that promotion involves interviews. Frank shares his best advice on how we can have successful interviews as authors. 

Hope you enjoy the conversation a much as I did!


Frank McKinkley

Frank McKinley is a published author, writing coach, and an entrepreneur who helps writers to engage readers, sell their ideas, and build their tribes. He designs plans for artists, writers, and other creatives. When he’s not writing, he loves coffee and conversation. You can visit him at www.frankmckinleyauthor.com or on Medium at https://medium.com/@frankmckinley.


Are you working on finishing your first draft? Maybe you have a great idea for a book but just haven’t begun writing it yet…

The Fearless Writer is a private writing group aimed at providing additional support and accountability as you write your first draft. This group is for those who desire to finish their manuscript, perfect their craft, and develop a set of lifelong skills that are designed to catapult their writing to the next level. Hope to see you there!


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And, if you’re loving what you hear, I’d be forever grateful if you’d leave a review on iTunes. Those reviews help others find my podcast. Just select “Ratings and Reviews” on the podcast page in iTunes and “Write a Review.” Let me know what you liked most. THANK YOU! 


Finally Write "The End"

Ep. 009: How Your Writing Process and Routine Can Help You Write "The End"

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Some people will talk about writing processes as if there is only one way. The truth of the matter is that every writer’s process is uniquely their own, and it’s a matter of finding the process and routine that works best for you, your lifestyle and personality.

Finding the process that fits your style will not only help you finally write “The End,” but it will also help you take your writing to a whole new level.

What does your writing process look like?


Are you working on finishing your first draft? Maybe you have a great idea for a book but just haven’t begun writing it yet…

The Fearless Writer is a private writing group aimed at providing additional support and accountability as you write your first draft. This group is for those who desire to finish their manuscript, perfect their craft, and develop a set of lifelong skills that are designed to catapult their writing to the next level. Hope to see you there!


SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW

Are you subscribed to The Fearless Writer podcast? If not, I’d like to encourage you to do just that today. Episodes are released weekly, and I don’t want you to miss any!

And, if you’re loving what you hear, I’d be forever grateful if you’d leave a review on iTunes. Those reviews help others find my podcast. Just select “Ratings and Reviews” on the podcast page in iTunes and “Write a Review.” Let me know what you liked most. THANK YOU! 


Ep. 005: Books Really Are Judged By Their Covers

Your book cover is the first impression your reader will have of your book. In fact, it'll determine whether someone turns the book over (or clicks on the link) to read what it’s about, or whether they walk away.

Join me today as I talk about elements of effective book cover design in episode number 005 of the fearless writer podcast. 

Book Marketing: The Importance of Having a Holistic View of Your Online Presence

As authors, it’s our job to market our books, but truth be told, most of us would much rather be writing! It can be overwhelming figuring out what type of presence we need online and what creating a marketing strategy actually involves, which is why I asked digital marketing consultant, Faithe Emerich, to come on the show today. 

The Value of Intentional Practice

We all have hidden moments throughout the day, whether it's standing in line at the grocery store, waiting for a meeting to begin, or even walking the dog. In today’s podcast episode I share a few ways to make the most of the small chunks of time you have, because all of the writing skills you work on in the hidden moments, if done intentionally, can then be incorporated into your short stories or novel, or really any writing for that matter. 

Ep. 001: How to Become a Fearless Writer

If you’re anything like me, you’ve faced blocks and barriers when it comes to putting your writing out there. 

The struggle and fear that come with writing and publishing your work is very real, but did you know that all that self-doubt actually originates in your mind? 

The good news is that if you learn how to recognize what’s happening, understand why it happens, and then learn strategies to overcome it, you’ll be well on your way to taking your writing to the next level. 

Learn how to move past the insecurity and become a more confident writer in today’s episode, “How to Become a Fearless Writer.”