The Writer's Way | Publishing Picture Books

The Writer's Way | Publishing Picture Books

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A podcast for children’s writers! Join Laurie and her guests who have gone from thinking about writing books, to successfully self-publishing their books, in a lot less time than you’d think. These are the stories of writers JUST LIKE YOU who’ve bee


Publishing STEM Books For Kids - 066
Feb 26 • 16 min
Publishing Stem Books For Kids - Tiffani Teachey is a part-time author and a full-time engineer. As an engineer with more than fifteen years of experience, Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers. She values being…
Rapid Release with Mary Nhin - 065
Feb 19 • 21 min
“One of my mottos in life, like I don’t expect anything from anybody or any results.”
From Creating Movies to Writing Children’s Books with Sarah and Rew Jones - 064
Feb 12 • 16 min
It’s kind of addicting actually!
Launching a Bedtime Podcast with Jordan Blair - 063
Feb 5 • 17 min
“I can make a podcast. It can’t be that hard”
Breaking World Records with Miriam Laundry - 062
Jan 29 • 28 min
Miriam set a Guinness world record 5 years ago for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period
Writing Tips For Beginners with Kate Woodard - 061
Jan 22 • 21 min
Kate says ‘allow yourself to write crap’
Lessons From Failure with Jeff Kubiak - 060
Jan 15 • 16 min
A school Principal that didn’t like school as a child and it’s what makes him a terrific educator
Authors Helping Authors with Alva Sachs - 059
Jan 8 • 32 min
She also loves to help other authors achieve their publishing dreams!
Seasonal Children’s Books with Kelly Grettler - New Years Special - 058
Jan 1 • 27 min
“Do the research so that you’re confident in your product!”
5 Steps to LinkedIn Success with Expert Rebecca P Morgan - 057
Dec 25, 2019 • 27 min
“Be professional, be human and stand out!”
Pursuing your Purpose with Nicole Hoye - 056
Dec 18, 2019 • 32 min
She says when you combine your purpose and your WHY, it’s easier because it’s not work
12 Days of Marketing - Day 12 - Content Marketing
Dec 12, 2019 • 10 min
Content marketing is a great way to market you book
Never Give Up Your Dream! - 055
Dec 11, 2019 • 19 min
Author Navnish Khera has some great advice for new children’s writers: never stop dreaming and never stop taking action.
12 Days of Marketing - Day 11 - Thinking Outside the Box!
Dec 11, 2019 • 10 min
outside the box marketing ideas!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 10 - Borrowing Traffic!
Dec 10, 2019 • 13 min
How to borrow traffic!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 9 - Building Engagement with Pinterest
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
Using Pinterest to build your own engagement
12 Days of Marketing - Day 8 - Engagement!
Dec 8, 2019 • 13 min
Simple advice for engagement
12 Days of Marketing - Day 7 - Social Media
Dec 7, 2019 • 14 min
Learn about all your social media options!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 6 - Email!
Dec 6, 2019 • 12 min
Grow and maintain a fabulous email list!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 5 - Amazon book page opportunities!
Dec 5, 2019 • 9 min
Amazon book page opportunities!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 4 - Superfans!
Dec 4, 2019 • 13 min
How to get and support a Superfan community
Publishing Packages : One Author’s Experience with Laura Camby McCaskill - 054
Dec 4, 2019 • 15 min
When Laura was an adult, she got her mom a very special birthday present. It’s a very touching story that I know you’re going to love.
12 Days of Marketing - Day 3 - Traffic!!!!!
Dec 3, 2019 • 9 min
There are 3 ways to build traffic!
12 Days of Marketing - Day 2 - Tricks to make it easier!
Dec 2, 2019 • 10 min
12 Days of Marketing 🎁 Day 1 - Sellthrough, special friends, links!. Day 2 - A quick visual of a clean link.This is NOT a ‘clean’ link —>…
12 Days of Marketing - Day 1 “Pre Marketing”
Dec 1, 2019 • 15 min
Your book foundation needs to be in order before you start seeing gains from marketing.
Story Prompt 30 - Groundhog Day
Nov 30, 2019 • 2 min
What happens if your character has to redo something over and over, why? How do they break free?
Story Prompt 29 - Mystery
Nov 29, 2019 • 2 min
Friends are going for a treat after school and discover a mysterious note
Story Prompt 28 - YouTube
Nov 28, 2019 • 3 min
What would happen if you became YouTube famous?!
Book promotion ideas with Charmaine Hammond - 053
Nov 27, 2019 • 26 min
Get ready for brand new book promotion ideas with Charmaine Hammond! Charmaine is a professional speaker, and an award-winning & international bestselling author. She also works with authors to help them learn how to build their book business, sell…
Story Prompt 27 - Arguments
Nov 27, 2019 • 2 min
A story about a child that argues all the time!
Story Prompt 26 - Dinosaurs
Nov 26, 2019 • 1 min
How to find ideas and write a story with a timeless idea, dinosaurs
Story Prompt 25 - Video Games!
Nov 25, 2019 • 2 min
Children are desperate for video games and parents are desperate to stop them!
Story Prompt 24 - Spooky Noise!
Nov 24, 2019 • 2 min
Children are home and it’s stormy and there’s a NOISE! What happens?!?
Story Prompt 23 - Multiples!
Nov 23, 2019 • 1 min
Are they completely different and wish they weren’t siblings or are they best friends right from birth?
Story Prompt 22 - Pirates
Nov 22, 2019 • 4 min
You can do tons of things with pirates!
Story Prompt 21 - Spending Time with Family
Nov 21, 2019 • 2 min
It’s a day in the life…think about special times that you had
Story Prompt 20 - Halloween
Nov 20, 2019 • 3 min
My husband and I dressed as my son …. he did not find it funny at all, but maybe it would make a funny book!
Publish Your Own Activity Book with McCollonough Ceili - 052
Nov 20, 2019 • 13 min
“It’s all about bringing out the child’s creativity!”
Story Prompt 19 - Traditions
Nov 19, 2019 • 3 min
Set the timer for 20min and write about how your Christmas would go
Story Prompt 18 - Shrinking and Expanding Adventures
Nov 18, 2019 • 2 min
The kids could be the victim or eat something, it’s up to you!
Story Prompt 17 - Are your kids like mine??
Nov 17, 2019 • 1 min
Write a story about something your kids don’t like to do!
Story Prompt 16 - Get outside for inspiration!
Nov 16, 2019 • 3 min
Anything out there can inspire you and be worthy of a story
Story Prompt 15 - Sinking into another world
Nov 15, 2019 • 2 min
“Sinking into the snow and discovering a world beneath”
Story Prompt 14 - The Halloween Candy Drama
Nov 14, 2019 • 2 min
“Will the child question the honesty and integrity of their parents?”
Story Prompt 13 - How to get in the writing mood!
Nov 13, 2019 • 3 min
“Let me know if these creative writer breaks help with the flow of your ideas”
How to Create a Publishing Company with Christine Reynebeau -051
Nov 13, 2019 • 19 min
“If I can keep one person from stumbling like I did, I’ve did it! I’ve won!”
Story Prompt 12 - Glitter!
Nov 12, 2019 • 2 min
“Glitter!Is it a banned substance or the next great story?”
Story Prompt 11 - Life with a Different Name
Nov 11, 2019 • 2 min
“What would life be like?”
Story Prompt 10 - Children in Adult Jobs
Nov 10, 2019 • 2 min
“Get your creative juices flowing!”
Story Prompt 9 - The Lady Bug Story
Nov 9, 2019 • 3 min
“Lady bugs are here to stay!”
Story Prompt 8 - The World Beyond the Evergreen Trees
Nov 8, 2019 • 2 min
“Imagine yourself as a child being told about the world beyond the Evergreen trees.”
Story Prompt 7 - If I Had a Million Dollars
Nov 7, 2019 • 4 min
“What would happen if a child had all the candy that they could eat?”
Story Prompt 6 - What If?
Nov 6, 2019 • 3 min
“You’ll know it’s good when you can’t keep yourself from writing!”
Story Prompt 5 - Welcome Baby!
Nov 5, 2019 • 4 min
“This can be a funny story or a serious one!”
Story Prompt 4 - The Face-painting Transformation Escapade
Nov 4, 2019 • 5 min
“Know who your audience is when writing and marketing your book!”
Story Prompt 3 - The Unexpected Park Adventure
Nov 3, 2019 • 4 min
“Where on earth, or not on earth, will the children end up?”
Story Prompt 2 - The Transformation Adventure
Nov 2, 2019 • 3 min
“Kids love to put on new skins, try out new ways of being!”
Story Prompt 1 - The Unusual Pet Story
Nov 1, 2019 • 8 min
“I will be doing one podcast a day for 30 days with story ideas for children’s authors.”
Becoming a Full Time Writer with Dennis Mathew - 050
Oct 30, 2019 • 23 min
“Start with small risks and see what the returns are!”
Book Publishing Business with Amba Brown - 049
Oct 23, 2019 • 20 min
“Self publishers get to know the whole spectrum of the process!”
Specialty Children’s Books with Hayley Rose - 048
Oct 16, 2019 • 31 min
“Keep going until you get that yes!”
Publishing Seasonal Children’s Books with Scott Casperson - 047
Oct 9, 2019 • 30 min
“Find unique places to carry your book, not just book shops!”
Seasonal Children’s Books with Kelly Grettler - 046
Oct 2, 2019 • 26 min
“Do the research so that you’re confident in your product!”
Twitter for Children’s Authors with Jonathan Gunson - 045
Sep 25, 2019 • 41 min
“Don’t yell out ‘buy my book’ everywhere you go!”
Get Published, Be Open to the Process, and Find Joy! with Camryn Wells - 044
Sep 18, 2019 • 20 min
“Be open to the process, stay true to yourself, and find joy along the way!”
5 Steps to LinkedIn Success with Expert Rebecca P Morgan - 043
Sep 4, 2019 • 26 min
“Be professional, be human and stand out!”
Free Resources for Children’s Authors - 042
Aug 21, 2019 • 29 min
“Get your book out there for practically NO money!”
Marketing: Overcome The Biggest Obstacle to Selling Your Book - 041
Aug 14, 2019 • 21 min
“When marketing your book DON’T be spammy!”
What Motivates You? - 040
Aug 7, 2019 • 16 min
“What motivates me? Let’s get real here. Money!”
How to Incorporate School Visits Into Your Writing Business, with D. Jude Miller - 039
Jul 31, 2019 • 36 min
“Self-publishing is the future. That’s what we’re all going to be doing.”
Is Your Book Idea Sucky or Stupendous? - 038
Jul 24, 2019 • 15 min
“If your book actually sells, then it becomes more than a passion project; it’s a profitable passion project, and … that is so much better.”.
From Plan To Published with Nathan Bateman Pt. 2 - 037
Jul 17, 2019 • 25 min
“Get [your story] out there before you get it published, before you get an illustrator.”
How to Overcome Writer’s Block - 036
Jul 10, 2019 • 12 min
“Accept that it’s OKAY to stare at the wall!”
From Plan to Published with Nathan Bateman Pt. 1 - 035
Jul 3, 2019 • 22 min
“It’s a little overwhelming, a little nerve wracking, but it’s exciting!”
Keep Writing Until You Finish It! Angela Murphy - 034
Jun 26, 2019 • 19 min
“Just keep writing until you finish it! Edit it later.”
How to Find an Illustrator for Your Picture Book! - 033
Jun 19, 2019 • 13 min
“Finding an illustrator takes leg work, time, and effort.”
Get Your Book Out There! Alison Klakowicz - 032
Jun 12, 2019 • 22 min
“Go for it! Do it! Get your book out there!”
Successfully Published Author and Artist Paul Bennett - 031
Jun 5, 2019 • 31 min
“Look at what others have done so you don’t waste time!”
Crowdfunding and Self-Publishing Tips: Featuring Lisa Ferland - 030
May 29, 2019 • 41 min
“Research, research, research!”
Your Passion for Your Message is Your Fuel! Featuring Katie Melko - 029
May 22, 2019 • 26 min
“Trust your instincts. Trust your gut. Join a group!”
How to Publish a Kid’s Book? Elizabeth Gerlach - 028
May 15, 2019 • 28 min
“You are capable, and you can figure it out!”
Writing Is In Her Blood! Talking with Kristin Johnson - 027
May 8, 2019 • 24 min
“If you get talked about, it means you’re doing something.”
Laurie’s Origin Story: Becoming an Author - 025
May 1, 2019 • 14 min
“Learning how to self-publish has been LIFE-CHANGING!”
Laurie’s Origin Story: Becoming a Best-Selling Author - 026
May 1, 2019 • 21 min
“I’m a teacher at heart.”
Hero’s Journey with Randy Whiteside - 024
Apr 3, 2019 • 32 min
“You have to have a ‘pencil’s down’ moment.”
‘Stupid Confident’ Self-published Author! Talking to Sherry Selley - 023
Mar 27, 2019 • 18 min
“Jump off the cliff!”
How to Self-Publish POWERHOUSE Writer! With Allison LaFleur - 022
Mar 20, 2019 • 19 min
“Learn to do it yourself, first.”
Publish a Book and Make the World a Better Place! Colleen Brunetti - 021
Mar 13, 2019 • 15 min
“Make the world a better place for kids.”
Self-Publishing Talk - Push the Button! With Ryan Schroeder - 020
Mar 6, 2019 • 23 min
“Press the button!”
The Struggle of Self-Publishing, with Sheri Wall - 019
Feb 27, 2019 • 26 min
“Don’t be afraid to try.”
You ALREADY Have What You Need to Self-publish! With Demetra Yuvanu - 018
Feb 20, 2019 • 18 min
“You have what it takes!”
Musician Turned Author, Talking With Dennis McGregor - 017
Feb 13, 2019 • 28 min
“Rock N Roll ruined my life.”
Self-publish a Book Inspired by REAL LIFE! Mike Suarez! - 016
Feb 6, 2019 • 29 min
“There’s not much risk up front.”
Once Avoided Writing, Now LOVES Self-publishing! With Don Dione - 015
Jan 30, 2019 • 18 min
“People DO actually earn a living writing children’s books!”
Wrote What Was In Her HEART and Self-published a book! Andrea Kamenca - 014
Jan 22, 2019 • 25 min
“Write what’s in your heart.”
Write a BEST-Selling Book! Kristy Hammill - 013
Jan 9, 2019 • 19 min
“If I can do it, anyone can.”
Helped Her Young Daughter Self-publish TWO books! Bridgette Bastien - 012
Jan 2, 2019 • 19 min
“Remember who doing you’re doing it for.”
A Little Girl With HUGE Self-Publishing Accomplishments! Emily Bastien - 011
Dec 19, 2018 • 16 min
“Write your story. It might help someone in need.”
Small Goals Lead to BIG Results in Self-Publishing! Becky Cummings - 010
Dec 12, 2018 • 18 min
“Have the confidence to get it down.”
Combined His Love of Food and His NEED To Write! Reid Kaplan - 009
Dec 5, 2018 • 23 min
“It called my name.”
Published a Picture Book for Busy Adults! Erica R. Maier - 008
Nov 28, 2018 • 19 min
“Allow the divine connections to occur.” “Don’t let the idea escape you.”
MOTIVATION from Self-published Teenager Teagan Adams! - 007
Nov 21, 2018 • 21 min
“Decide to start today.”
Her Kids Were INSPIRATION for Publishing a Book! Jaclyn Coy - 006
Nov 14, 2018 • 24 min
“Don’t be your own worst enemy.”
Know Your Big WHY and Self-Publish a Book! April Cox - 005
Nov 7, 2018 • 27 min
“Quality comes before money.”
If You Can’t Find the Book you NEED, Self-Publish it! Paula Lancaster - 004
Oct 31, 2018 • 17 min
“Share your story!”
Become An EXPERT At Self-Publishing! Diane Alber - 003
Oct 24, 2018 • 39 min
“Write the book you want your kids to read!”
DITCH Your Doubt and Self-Publish! Kelly Grettler - 002
Oct 17, 2018 • 26 min
“Once you figure things out, nothing can stop you!”
Build the Confidence to Self-Publish! Amanda Cottrell - 001
Oct 10, 2018 • 25 min
“Just START! Do a little bit each day.”