Dealing with Rants, Ridicule, and Crushing Criticism | Episode 23 of The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson | BloggingBistro.com

23 – Dealing with Rants, Ridicule, and Crushing Criticism

It hurts to be on the receiving end of rants, ridicule, complaints, criticism, thoughtless comments, discouraging feedback, or 1-star reviews. How can we overcome the urge to retaliate and handle this professionally, while keeping our sanity intact? I have three tips for you, as well as a slew of resources to explore. Written transcript included.

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22 - “Don’t write because you want to get published. Write because you enjoy writing.” (with Tessa Afshar) | Episode #22 of The Professional Writer Podcast with host, Laura Christianson

22 – “Don’t write because you want to get published. Write because you enjoy writing.” (with Tessa Afshar)

After two publishers turned down her manuscript, she stopped writing. But then, something happened that strengthened her resolve to return to writing. Ten years later, Tessa Afshar’s first novel has been translated into eight languages and is being re-released. Tessa shares how learning to be content with small beginnings was the most powerful mindset shift she made as a writer.

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Steps to Take When Your Blog Content Gets Stolen (And How to Legally Share Others’ Content) | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson, Episode 21

21 – Steps to Take When Your Blog Content Gets Stolen (And How to Legally Share Others’ Content)

Has someone ever copied an entire blog post you’ve written and pasted it on their own blog? It has happened to me more than once. In episode #21 (with complete written transcript + links to resources), you’ll learn what to do if this happens to you. I’ll also explain how to legally share someone else’s content.

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20 - “Get it said. Shut up. Post.” With Tim Fall | The Professional Writer Podcast

20 – “Get it said. Shut up. Post.” (with Tim Fall)

During his 2008 election campaign for Superior Court judge, Tim Fall was diagnosed with generalized anxiety order. Tim explains how his mental health diagnosis led to publishing his memoir, Running for Judge: Campaigning on the Trail of Despair, Deliverance, and Overwhelming Success. Tim also reveals how he’s coping with “pandemic fatigue” by posting short, unscripted daily videos.

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19 – Three Irritants That Pull Readers Out of a Story

When you’re reading a novel, what pulls you out of the story? In this 7-minute episode, I reveal three irritants that yank me out of a story, and recommend ways writers can avoid these mishaps.

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Swag Ideas for Your Book Launch, With Lindsay A. Franklin | Episode #18 of The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson

18 – Swag Ideas for Your Book Launch, With Lindsay A. Franklin

Lindsay A. Franklin joins us again to continue our conversation about writing and marketing Young Adult (YA) fantasy. This week, we discuss how to create a book launch vibe fans will love, ideas for fandom swag, and budgeting for a launch.

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The Delicate Dance of Writing Young Adult Fantasy, with guest, Lindsay A. Franklin | Episode 17 of The Professional Writer Podcast

17 – The Delicate Dance of Writing YA Fantasy, With Lindsay A. Franklin

Award-winning author, Lindsay A. Franklin, shares what attracted her to writing young adult (YA) fantasy, as well as world-building strategies and secrets for subtly weaving subtle Christian themes into her stories.

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An Easy Way to Show You Mean Business | The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson, Episode #16

16 – An Easy Way to Show You Mean Business

There’s one quick and easy – almost no-brainer – way to show people you’re serious about your business. Do you know what it is?

In this “Learn With Laura” episode and written tutorial, I’ll answer that question and challenge you to take an action that’ll put one tiny-but-important element of your marketing on auto-pilot.

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Expert Tips for Your Book Launch, With Kathi Lipp | Episode 15 of The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson

15 – Expert Tips for Your Book Launch, With Kathi Lipp

A double dose of learning and laughter awaits you in Episode #15. Kathi Lipp, a best-selling author of 20 books, shares tips for a successful book launch. Our our chat is also a fantastic example of how an author “soft sells” her book while guesting on a podcast.

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The Professional Writer Podcast with Laura Christianson, Episode 14 - Everyone’s Favorite Radio Station – Are You Tuned In?

14 – Everyone’s Favorite Radio Station – Are You Tuned In?

Have you listened to everyone’s favorite radio station? It’s WII-FM. In this 5-minute “Learn With Laura” episode, you’ll discover why WII-FM is so popular, and how creating WII-FM content will set your business up for success.

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