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The Merry Writer Podcast
The Merry Writer Podcast
Ari & Rachel

Two chatty authors asking all the ’write’ questions. Hosted by Ari Meghlen and Rachel Poli, The Merry Writer Podcast is a fun, friendly... more

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Episodes

Would You Rather: Movie Edition | Ep. 141 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   As the year starts to draw to a close, Ari and Rachel are back with another fun episode... more

07 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
How Can You Use The Five Senses In Writing? | Ep. 140 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Description can be tricky in writing sometimes. If you ever feel stuck, think of the five senses. We... more

30 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
What Are Some Good Gifts For Writers? | Ep. 139 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   With Christmas not too far away, people are turning their thoughts to gifts.  So today, Ari and Rachel... more

23 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
How Do You Audit Your Writing? | Ep. 138 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Auditing is a scary word, but it's easier than it seems. As with all businesses, you should audit... more

16 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
What Writing Programs Do We Use? | Ep. 137 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In today's episode, Rachel and Ari discuss some of their favourite writing (and writer) programs that they've found... more

09 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
How Do You Write A Query Letter? | Ep. 136 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you decided to get traditionally published and don't know how to start pitching your novel? Or maybe... more

02 Nov 2022 · 47 minutes
What Is The Best Time To Write? | Ep. 135 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know the best time to write?  Today, Rachel and Ari discuss finding the best time to... more

26 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
How Can You Hook Readers In The First Chapter? | Ep. 134 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   As writers, we can get stuck in many places when it comes to writing your novel. The first... more

19 Oct 2022 · 26 minutes
What Should You Include In Your Writing Space? | Ep. 133 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Are you setting up a dedicated writing space?  What are some things you might want to include?  Ari... more

12 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
How Do You Become An Audiobook Narrator? | Ep. 132 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever thought of becoming an audiobook narrator but didn't know where to start? Luckily, audiobook narrator, Rachel... more

05 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
How Do You Cope With Stress As A Writer? | Ep. 131 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Writing a book is awesome but it can also be stressful, so can editing, marketing and publishing!  So... more

28 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
How Should You Budget For Your Novel? | Ep. 130 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Self-publishing can cost more than you think. And, as the author, you have to be responsible for all... more

21 Sep 2022 · 26 minutes
How Can You Protect Your Writing Time? | Ep. 129 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Finding time to write can be hard, so what can you do to protect that writing time you've... more

14 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
How Do You Talk About Your Writing To People? | Ep. 128 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you love writing but have a hard time talking about it? Promoting your book can be difficult... more

07 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
How Can You Fall In Love With Writing Again? | Ep. 127 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you lost your love of writing?  Is your manuscript getting your down?  Considering throwing in the towel? ... more

31 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
How Can You Write Through Tough Mental Health Days? | Ep. 126 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you had some rough mental health days where you seem like you can't write or do anything... more

24 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
What Do You Do With Old Story Ideas? | Ep. 125 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Let's talk about all those old stories and ideas you have tucked away.  Or maybe you don't keep... more

17 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
How Do You Figure Out Your Target Audience? | Ep. 124 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know who your target audience is for your book? How do you begin to figure it... more

10 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
How Do You Collaborate With Other Authors? | Ep. 123 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever considered collaborating with another author?  If so, then check out today's episode where author Morgan... more

03 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
How Do You Write A Good Author Bio? | Ep. 122 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you have your author bio written yet? How about a few different versions of it? This week, Ari... more

27 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
What Are Some Good Marketing Strategies? | Ep. 121 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Marketing may not be everyone's favourite thing to do, but there are strategies that can put you on... more

20 Jul 2022 · 27 minutes
What Do You Need To Know About Self-Publishing Companies? | Ep. 120 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know the difference between self-publishing your book yourself or going through a vanity press? This week, Ari... more

13 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
How Do You Plan A Series? | Ep. 119 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Are you writing a series but aren't sure how to start?  Then check out today's episode where author Helen Scheuerer... more

06 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
What Does A Book Publicist Do? | Ep. 118 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you know what a book publicist is? Do you know how they can help you as an... more

29 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
How Do You Identify Your Ideal Reader? | Ep. 117 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever created an Ideal Reader?  This is a specific marketing technique and in today's episode it's... more

22 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
How Do You Approach Writing Black Historical Fiction? | Ep. 116 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever tried writing diverse characters and didn't know where to start? Or maybe you want to... more

15 Jun 2022 · 44 minutes
Do Writers Really Need Beta Readers? | Ep. 115 | The Merry Writer Podcast

QUICK NOTE: Apologies for the sound quality at the start, I was having issues with my mic.  It does get... more

08 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
How Do You Approach Writing Fantasy? | Ep. 114 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Are you interested in being a fantasy author?  This week, author I. L. Cruz joins Ari to discuss... more

01 Jun 2022 · 52 minutes
Should You Add Pictures Into Your Book? | Ep. 113 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today, we discuss the concept of adding pictures to your novel and the different forms these can take. ... more

25 May 2022 · 15 minutes
How Can You Creatively Get Rid Of Characters? | Ep. 112 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever come across a secondary character in your novel that doesn't need to be there? Or... more

18 May 2022 · 22 minutes
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How Do You Plan A Series? | Ep. 119 | The Merry Writer Podcast
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Are you writing a series but aren't sure how to start?  Then check out today's episode where author Helen Scheuerer joins Ari... more