Moving from Self-Focused to Self-Forgetful | Episode #10 of The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

10 – Moving from Self-Focused to Self-Forgetful

We tend to be self-focused when building our brand, platform, and business. But we don’t have to be overly self-focused. In episode #10, I’ll walk you through a simple, 6-word strategy that’ll help you think deeply about your underlying motivations for saying “yes” or “no” to new opportunities.

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Being True to Yourself - Episode #9 of The Professional Writer Podcast, with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

9 – Being True to Yourself

Does the constant “you need to” advice from platform-building experts make you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and stuck? I found a solution! In Episode #9 of The Professional Writer podcast, learn how replacing “you need to” with “you love to” will revolutionize your business.

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The Professional Writer Podcast, hosted by Laura Christianson. Episode #8 features guest, Monica Pierce, author of "Leaning Out"

8 – Pivoting to Publication, with Monica Pierce

When Monica Pierce made a career change, things turned out differently than she planned. She found it necessary to pivot, and then pivot again. And again. And again. Learn how Monica dealt with the unexpected, and honed her writing and business skills in the process.

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The Professional Writer Podcast, hosted by Laura Christianson. Episode #7 features guest, Susy Flory, New York Times Bestselling Author

7 – The Secret Life of a New York Times Bestselling Author

I’m trying to picture a baby squirrel wearing a diaper. You will be, too, after you listen to my interview with New York Times bestselling author, Susy Flory.

We’ll venture way, waaaay behind the scenes with Susy and learn about the not-so-glamorous life of a bestselling author. You’ll also learn a thing of two about how to become a professional writer.

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Three Ways Writers Can Act Like Grownups During the Pandemic | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson

6 – Three Ways Writers Can Act Like Grownups During the Pandemic

With the worldwide focus on COVID-19, it’s important that those of us who own writing-related businesses act like grownups during the pandemic. In this special edition of The Professional Writer podcast, I’ll show you how to:

  1. Correctly refer to COVID-19 in written communications (check out the Word Nerd Moment below)
  2. Quell the panic – both internal panic and the anxiety of others
  3. Evaluate your business plan
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Is a B-Minus Launch Good Enough? The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson

5 – Is a B-Minus Launch Good Enough?

As you’re preparing to launch your book or blog or podcast or course or business, is “just okay” good enough? In Episode #5, we’ll examine the pros and cons of what’s commonly referred to as a “B-minus” launch.

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Episode #4: You’re a WHAT? The Problem with Alphabet Soup Acronyms | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

4 – You’re a WHAT? The Problem With Alphabet Soup Acronyms

How familiar are you with 14 common publishing industry-related acronyms? Take this fun quiz during Episode #4, and then accept today’s challenge: clarify or remove confusing acronyms from your bio.

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Going All In | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

3 – Going ALL IN

What does it mean to go all in as a writer? In Episode #3, we’ll explore interesting examples from The New Yorker, The Bible, NFL football, historical fiction, and a couple of Italian monks. We’ll also look at what it means to become practitioner of the art of writing. We’ll talk about the single best reason to go all in– not on everything, but on ONE thing. And I’ll challenge you to commit to going all in in one area of your life.

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How to Act Like a Professional Writer (Even when you don’t feel like one) | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

2 – How to Act Like a Professional Writer (Even When You Don’t Feel Like One)

If you’ve been writing for fun and are itching to write professionally, check out today’s podcast episode. We’ll talk about three important steps writers who want to be taken seriously must do consistently. And we’ll explore five traits of a professional writer.

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The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

1 – Do You Have to Write Books to be a REAL Writer? (Introducing The Professional Writer Podcast)

Whether you’re thinking of launching a writing-related business or you’re retooling the writing you’re currently doing, The Professional Writer podcast will help you confidently plan, launch, and grow your career.

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