Create and Achieve Growth Goals for your Business, with Kyrsti Snyder | Episode 63 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

63 – Create and Achieve Growth Goals, with Kyrsti Snyder

Let’s flip the script on “playing small!” During my frank conversation with mindset coach, Kyrsti Snyder, we discuss (1) why we don’t accomplish our goals, (2) three types of goals we can set for our business, and (3) five tips for achieving our goals.

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How to Submit Stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul Anthologies, with Tracy Crump | Episode 62 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

62 – How to Submit Stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul Anthologies, with Tracy Crump

Do you like to write true, inspirational stories? Consider shopping your stories to an anthology such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Tracy Crump, author of 22+ Chicken Soup for the Soul stories, shares insider tips for shaping a story to submit to the world’s most popular anthology series.

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Intentional Business, with Britney Gardner | Episode 61 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

61 – Intentional Business, with Britney Gardner

When many others offer the same types of services, products, and programs as you, how can you make a name for yourself? Brand strategist, Britney Gardner, and I discuss several core principles for doing business intentionally: finding your best client, selecting brand photos, developing marketing messages, and filtering the wrong subscribers off your email list.

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way, with Alice Crider | Episode 60 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

60 – How to Get Out of Your Own Way, with Alice Crider

“Shoulding” ourselves – saying, “I should do this or that” – freezes us from making progress. Let’s stop beating ourselves up! Author coach, Alice Crider, suggests practical tips for getting out of our own way so we stop sitting on the sidelines and become leaders.

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4 Traits of a Gritty Writer | The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

59 – 4 Traits of a Gritty Writer

What motivates a writer to have such faith in their project that they persevere for months or even years in the face of countless rejections?

Grit.

To flesh out what grit means for the success of your business, I’m sharing fascinating stories from real-life creatives, as well as four ways to develop grit, from Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

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How to Become a Book Reviewer, with Katherine Scott Jones | Episode 58 | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

58 – How to Become a Book Reviewer, with Katherine Scott Jones

Does talking about books put you in your happy place? Do you enjoy influencing readers to pick up good books and steer away from bad ones?

You might want to try your hand at reviewing books. Katherine Scott Jones – book enthusiast, reviewer, and author – introduces us to the art of book reviewing. You’ll discover (1) who should – and shouldn’t – become a book reviewer; (2) what readers, publishers, and authors look for in a book reviewer; (3) four ways to get started reviewing books; (4) how to write a balanced, fair review, and (5) how to follow up with the publicist/author after you publish your review.

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How to Land a Literary Agent, With Barb Roose | Episode 57 |The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

57 – How to Land a Literary Agent, With Barb Roose

Are you seeking a literary agent? Wondering what you can do that’ll help them say “yes” to your pitch?

Barb Roose, an agent with Books & Such Literary Management, unpacks 3 important factors that’ll help you land an agent, and shows us 3 effective ways to build an author platform. Transcript included.

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Writing for Children: Expert Tips from Diane Stortz | The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

56 – Writing for Children: Expert Tips from Diane Stortz

Some people mistakenly assume that writing for children is simple. Multi-published author, Diane Stortz, knows that writing children’s books is every bit as challenging – and rewarding – as writing for adults. In Episode 56, Diane shares the secrets to her success and recommends six things prospective children’s writers can do to get started.

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Guest Post Guidelines: What to Include | Episode 55 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | bloggingbistro.com

55 – Guest Post Guidelines: What to Include

Crafting guest post guidelines for your blog requires a lot of thought and decision-making. But guidelines are well worth your time investment. In episode 55 (part 2 in my mini-series on guest blogging), you’ll get a free printable swipe file of my guest post guidelines that you can adapt for your own use.

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6 Surefire Ways to Guarantee Your Guest Blogging Pitch Gets Instantly Rejected | Episode 54 of The Professional Writer podcast with Laura Christianson | bloggingbistro.com/podcast

54 – 6 Surefire Ways to Guarantee Your Guest Blogging Pitch Gets Instantly Rejected

I receive bizarre guest post pitches every week. I instantly delete them without opening them. Episode 54 is a guidebook for what NOT to do when pitching your guest blogging services. Follow along with the transcript while listening – I reprint several actual, unretouched pitches I’ve received, complete with hilarious spelling and punctuation errors!

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