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It’s—a podcast episode! With Jennie Nash, so you already know you’re going to love it and I don’t need to say any more. Sarina and I had a great time talking nitty gritty book coaching details with Jennie from a different perspective—what if you want...

Hi listeners! Sarina here. Not too long ago I had a backwards view of mindfulness. I thought it was code for “how to take everything too seriously.” But now I know better. And some of the same guiding principles that help me relax are also helpful...

It’s Monday. It’s a pandemic. And honestly - we’re all a little distracted. Thankfully, Jess has some great tricks to keep you where you need to be! #AmWriting Supporters, click here to listen--or click here to learn more about supporting the podcast....

KJ’s plotting a new novel, and burying herself in books about plot and structure and what makes a story satisfying—both because she loves those books, and because they get her creative subconscious to start talking. #AmWriting Supporters, click here to listen--or click here to learn more...

Lauren Ho is the author of the debut novel Last Tang Standing, which is getting HUGE buzz. It’s been called Bridget Jones meets Crazy Rich Asians, and it does deliver on that promise. Lauren is our very first guest to join us from Singapore, and...

Our guest this week is children’s fiction and YA author Julie Berry, and here’s why: she gave a talk at a conference about visualizing and imagery that Sarina has “been thinking about for 7 years.” That should tell you how much gold there is in...

How to write a fiction query letter that makes an agent ask for more.   Whoa! This is KJ, and I talked for a full 22 minutes on the process of writing that magic query letter that gets an agent’s attention. Well—it’s not easy! But it can...

  This week, Jess got a message from some family members who’d read the draft of her forthcoming book, The Addiction Innoculation. They had … thoughts. Those thoughts turned out to be nothing drastic—but the emotional roller coaster Jess rode while waiting to hear more was a...

  We have trouble believing you haven’t already heard of our guest this week, Susan Wiggs, but just in case—she’s the author of many many novels, a multiple #1 New York Times bestseller and an overall amazing storyteller. Her current novel, The Lost and Found Bookshop,...

  This episode springs from a question asked in the #AmWriting Facebook group (if you’re not in it, you should be): Sarina has talked about her decision to be independently published, but we’ve never heard from Jess and KJ about why they go the traditional route. We...