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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

How Can You Get To Know Your Characters? | Ep. 220 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Character development isn't always easy. That's why we deep dive into various ways writers can get to know... more

12 Jun 2024 · 16 minutes
What Are Some Different Ways You Can Use Writing? | Ep. 219 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES There are many uses for writing, it doesn't always have to be about writing novels. Today, we are... more

05 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
What Are Some Self-Editing Tips? | Ep. 218 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES The writing doesn’t end after the first draft! Before you send your manuscript to beta readers and editors,... more

29 May 2024 · 22 minutes
What Should You Consider When Being A Beta Reader? | Ep. 217 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week we are all about beta reading! Are you considering being a beta? Want to make the... more

22 May 2024 · 22 minutes
What Should You Include In Character Profiles? | Ep. 216 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Regardless of whether you're a planner or pantser, do you keep track of your characters? Do you create... more

15 May 2024 · 19 minutes
Should You Write Short Form Stories? | Ep. 215 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever written short-form stories? If you haven't then this episode might just be for you! As always,... more

08 May 2024 · 14 minutes
How Can You Write Middle Grade Characters Well? | Ep. 214 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you tried your hand at writing middle grade but struggled making the characters come to life? Don't... more

01 May 2024 · 38 minutes
How Long Does It Take To Write A Book? | Ep. 213 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES So, just how long does it take to write a book? You know the answer, we know the... more

24 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
How Can You Lower Your Word Count? | Ep. 212 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Last week, we talked about stretching your word count, but what if you go over your word count?... more

17 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
How Can You Stretch Your Word Count? | Ep. 211 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Are you an underwriter? Do you often struggle to get your word count up? Then you might enjoy... more

10 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Why Is Writing For Children Important? | Ep. 210 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Writing for children is an art form all on its own. While it has the same pieces as... more

03 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
How Do You Deal With The Problem of Perfectionism? | Ep. 209 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you suffer from perfection? Is it hard to let your manuscript see the light of day because... more

27 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
What Should Writers Discuss On Their Blog? | Ep. 208 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES If you're a writer, then you probably have a website, right? Right? And if you have a website, then... more

20 Mar 2024 · 29 minutes
What Is The Difference Between Cliches and Tropes? | Ep. 207 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES In this week's episode, we (try) to discuss the difference between cliches and tropes. I say try, because... more

13 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
What Is The Traditional Publishing Industry Really Like? | Ep. 206 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES One big decision all writers face is the matter of publishing: traditional or self? It's not an easy... more

06 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
How Can You Motivate Yourself to Write? | Ep. 205 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Motivation can be pretty elusive and if you are hoping to find some behind the fridge, we can... more

28 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
How Can You Utilize Your Local Library As A Writer? | Ep. 204 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES When was the last time you went to your library? If it's been a couple of months, go... more

21 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
How Important Is Reading For Pleasure? | Ep. 203 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Let's throw in a quick disclaimer - we are not talking about THAT kind of pleasure - this... more

14 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
What Are The Benefits To Writing In Multiple Genres? | Ep. 202 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever wanted to dabble in different genres but have always been told to stick to one?... more

07 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Do You Need An Editing Checklist? | Ep.201 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES In today's episode, we are digging into the idea of using Editing Checklists to make editing your manuscript... more

31 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Answering Rapid Fire Questions | Ep. 200 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Yay for 200 episodes! Thank you so much for always listening and supporting the podcast for 200 episodes.... more

24 Jan 2024 · 39 minutes
Can You Have Too Much Dialogue In A Novel? | Ep. 199 | The Merry Writer

EPISODE SHOW NOTES What are your thoughts on dialogue? Can a novel have too much? That is today's topic Rachel and... more

17 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
How Can You Set Writing Goals? | Ep. 198 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES A new year means new goals! This week, Ari and Rachel talk about some ways you can create... more

10 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
How Do You Keep Your Writing Life Organised? | Ep. 197 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES It's a new year and you probably want to set off on the right foot this year. So... more

03 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
What Are Our Favorite Podcast Episodes From 2023? | Ep. 196 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Another successful podcast year is in the books! This week, we discuss some of our favorite episodes that... more

27 Dec 2023 · 26 minutes
What Are Some Differences Between American English And British English? | Ep. 195 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES As the end of the year is in sight, we thought we'd do something a little different and... more

20 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Have You Ever Come Across Your Story Idea At The Bookstore? | Ep. 194 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, Ari and Rachel decided it would be fun to discuss if they've seen their story ideas... more

13 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
How Can You Build a Horror Universe? | Ep. 193 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, Wilmar Luna is back on the show with Ari and Rachel to discuss building a horror... more

06 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
What Are The Different Types Of Novel Endings? | Ep. 192 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES It's not always easy to end you novel. Sometimes we have an idea of how they'll end and... more

29 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
How Can You Avoid Info Dumping? | Ep. 191 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Info dumping can really slow down the pace of your story, can annoy many readers and even have... more

22 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
How Can You Create A Professional Author Website? | Ep. 190 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES It's no secret that authors need a website, but where do you start? You can hire someone to... more

15 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
How Do You Increase Your Writing Speed? | Ep. 189 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Want to get your books written faster? Increasing your writing or typing speed can definitely help. This week,... more

08 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
How Do You Launch A Successful Series? | Ep. 188 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you been planning a novel series? Or maybe you're ready to share it with the world but... more

01 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
Do You Truly Need Unique Story Ideas? | Ep. 187 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES For some, story ideas can be hard to come by. For others, story ideas are everywhere. For everyone,... more

25 Oct 2023 · 27 minutes
How Do You Find Your Writer’s Voice? | Ep. 186 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES When it comes to writing, practice makes perfect. Everyone has a story to tell and the way you... more

18 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
How Do You Avoid Head Hopping? | Ep. 185 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you write with multiple characters? Worried you might be slipping into the wrong character's head in the... more

11 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
What Health Problems Can Writers Face? | Ep. 184 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, Ari is joined by author AJ Alexander who discusses the health issues that writers can face... more

04 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
What Are The Different Types of Conflict? | Ep. 183 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES In today's episode, Ari and Rachel are talking all about conflict!   This week, we cover: Character vs Character Character vs... more

27 Sep 2023 · 22 minutes
How Do You Create A Productive Writing Environment? | Ep. 182 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES We all know that writing isn't an easy task. A great way to be consistent with it is... more

20 Sep 2023 · 19 minutes
How Important Is Book Formatting? | Ep. 181 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES It's time to talk about formatting. It's not always fun but is it an important part of your... more

13 Sep 2023 · 18 minutes
How Can ADHD Writers Stay Motivated? | Ep. 180 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you sometimes struggle with your ADHD and motivation when you're writing? Are you having trouble finding a... more

06 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
What Is The 7-Point Plot System? | Ep. 179 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Are you considering how to outline your novel? Whether you used to be a pantser or you have... more

30 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
What Are The Characteristics Of A Middle Grade Novel? | Ep. 178 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Middle grade novels are the link between early readers and kids continuing their reading journey to YA and... more

23 Aug 2023 · 14 minutes
How Do You Approach Writing Horror? | Ep. 177 | A.S McDermott

**QUICK NOTE** Apologies for some of the sound quality, I had some issues with my microphone EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you want... more

16 Aug 2023 · 35 minutes
Do Word Counts Truly Matter? | Ep. 176 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES It's so easy to get wrapped up in the numbers rather than the quality of your work. This... more

09 Aug 2023 · 18 minutes
Why Do Writers Need Perseverance? | Ep. 175 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES In today's episode, Ari and Rachel are joined by author Kyle Robertson to discuss the importance of perseverance... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Do You Annotate Your Books? | Ep. 174 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever seen people writing or drawing inside the books they read? They're annotating their books to... more

26 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
What Do You Need To Know About Vanity Metrics? | Ep. 173 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Not all metrics are the same, especially when it comes to social media metrics. Knowing what's important and... more

19 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
What Is Therapeutic Writing? | Ep. 172 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Writing doesn't always have to be creative or academic. It comes in many shapes and forms and therapeutic... more

12 Jul 2023 · 18 minutes
Do Writers Need To Be On Social Media? | Ep. 171 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Just how useful is social media for writers?  Have you found yourself wondering if it was even worth... more

05 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
How Do You Avoid Going Down The Rabbit Hole? | Ep. 170 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES We all need to do research for our novels. Some research is tedious but some is fun and... more

28 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Do You Need To Keep Marketing Your Books? | Ep. 169 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you have several books out or do you plan to write and publish more than one book?... more

21 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Should Religion Be Included In Your Character Profiles? | Ep. 168 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Do you create character profiles? How in-depth do you go? How well do you know your protagonist? This... more

14 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
How Do You Create A Strong Antagonist? | Ep. 167 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES What makes a good antagonist? Does your story need an antagonist?  Justine Manzano joins Ari and Rachel to... more

07 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Should You Consider The Longevity Of Your Books? | Ep. 166 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever thought about where your published book will be one, five, or even ten years from... more

31 May 2023 · 21 minutes
How Do You Let Go Of A Story Idea? | Ep. 165 | The Merry Writer Podcast

This week Ari and Rachel are discussing when it might be time to let go of a story idea.   In this... more

24 May 2023 · 21 minutes
What Are The Benefits Of Self-Publishing? | Ep. 164 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you been torn between self-publishing and traditional publishing? We've all been there. There's a lot of decision... more

17 May 2023 · 57 minutes
How Do You Balance Writing And Life? | Ep. 163 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week Ari and Rachel are looking at Writing and Life balance. We all want it but can... more

10 May 2023 · 28 minutes
How Do You Transform An Unproduced Screenplay Into A Novel? | Ep. 162 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Have you ever tried writing a screenplay before? Have you thought of turning it into a novel or... more

03 May 2023 · 54 minutes
What Types of Stories Are There? | Ep. 161 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week Ari and Rachel are discussing the four types of stories.  Where does your story fall within... more

26 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
How Can You Organize Multiple Novels? | Ep. 160 | The Merry Writer Podcast

Edit: Sorry, I ended up deleting this episode. I have re-added it today.   EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week, Ari and Rachel discuss... more

25 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
How Do You Turn A Bad Idea Into A Good Idea? | Ep.159 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In today's episode, we are looking at all those bad ideas we have and why we shouldn't just... more

12 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
How Do You Handle Multiple Novel Plots And Story Arcs? | Ep. 158 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES Writing a novel can be confusing, especially if you're juggling multiple story arcs in one story. Luckily, Troy... more

05 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
How Do You Use Foreshadowing? | Ep. 157 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In today's episode, we are talking about foreshadowing, what it is, how it works and why you might... more

29 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
How Can You Save Up For Publishing? | Ep. 156 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week, Ari and Rachel discuss ways to set aside money for publishing your novel. They also discuss... more

22 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
What Is A Deus Ex Machina? | Ep. 155 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today is all about Deus Ex Machina, what it is, why it's bad and how to avoid it! ... more

15 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
What Are Some Novel Outlining Methods? | Ep. 154 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever gotten stuck on your novel before? Outlining is a great way to around that. However,... more

08 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
What is The ”As You Know, Bob” Trope? | Ep. 153 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   In today's episode, we discuss the frustrating "As You Know, Bob" trope, why we don't like it and... more

01 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
What Terms Should You Know In The Writing Industry? | Ep. 152 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you tried submitting a piece of writing before and encountered a word you didn't know? This week,... more

22 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
Why Do We Fail At Making Writing A Habit? | Ep. 151 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today we are talking all about habits and why making writing a habit can be quite difficult for... more

15 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you tried submitting a piece of writing before and encountered a word you didn't know? This week, we're going... more