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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 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
Should You Let Family And Friends Read Your Manuscript? | Ep. 111 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   When you have finished your manuscript, is it a good idea to let family and close friends read... more

11 May 2022 · 23 minutes
What Are Some Tips For Writing Craft Books? | Ep. 110 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever thought about writing craft books? Or do you read them and haven't quite found the... more

04 May 2022 · 45 minutes
Should You Offer Your Books For Free? | Ep. 109 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   We are back with a Marketing episode today, when we ask "Should You Offer Your Books For Free?" ... more

27 Apr 2022 · 29 minutes
Should You Have A Writing Buddy? | Ep. 108 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Writing can be a lonely job and there are many other writers who have similar setbacks with their... more

20 Apr 2022 · 24 minutes
How Do You Deal With Decision Fatigue? | Ep. 107 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you find yourself getting tired throughout the day, and struggling to make good decisions?  You might be... more

13 Apr 2022 · 26 minutes
What Are Some Tips For Writing A Series? | Ep. 106 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever thought about writing a series of books but thought it might be too daunting to... more

06 Apr 2022 · 48 minutes
What Should You Include At The Front Of Your Book? | Ep. 105 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today on the show we are going through the different things you should and could include in your... more

30 Mar 2022 · 38 minutes
How Do You Deal With Writing Distractions? | Ep. 104 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you get distracted while you're trying to write? There could be a few reasons for that whether... more

23 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
Should You Give Your Chapters Titles? | Ep. 103 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you prefer chapter numbers or chapter titles?  Today we discuss giving your chapters titles and why some... more

16 Mar 2022 · 12 minutes
How Do You Set Writing Deadlines? | Ep. 102 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Deadlines... we either love them, hate them, or wave to them as they whoosh by. Do you set... more

09 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
Do You Need To Include Trigger Warnings In Your Novel? | Ep. 101 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Not always an easy topic, but today we are looking at the concept of Trigger Warnings in novels. ... more

02 Mar 2022 · 18 minutes
Podcast Tag Questions | Ep. 100 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Can you believe The Merry Writer Podcast has reached 100 episodes? We truly appreciate all the shares, listens,... more

23 Feb 2022 · 33 minutes
What Are The Best Tips For Writing Dialogue? | Ep. 099 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   As we teeter on the cusp of triple digits for our episodes, we decided to discuss some tips... more

16 Feb 2022 · 25 minutes
What Are The Best Tips For Writing Descriptions? | Ep. 098 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever been stuck on writing descriptions in your novels? Maybe you info-dump or don't add enough?   In... more

09 Feb 2022 · 24 minutes
What Are The Benefits Of Participating In Writing Contests? | Ep. 097 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you want to try something different for 2022?  Then how about writing contests?  Don't worry, Rachel and... more

02 Feb 2022 · 56 minutes
What Are Some Writing Advice From Big Authors? | Ep. 096 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   When you first begin to write, it's typical to see what others do and you try to get... more

26 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
Should You Share Your Writing Journey? | Ep. 095 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Today we are discussing whether writers should share their writing journey with the world and what might the... more

19 Jan 2022 · 17 minutes
What Are Some Tips For Launching A Debut Book? | Ep. 094 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Hey, everyone! Are you prepping to launch your debut novel in 2022 but don't know where to start?... more

12 Jan 2022 · 38 minutes
What Are Our Goals For 2022? | Ep. 093 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   We are finally in 2022 and in our first episode of the year, we are laying out our... more

05 Jan 2022 · 23 minutes
2021 Bloopers! | Ep. 092 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Another year has come and gone! Listen to our many screw-ups from 2021. As always, thanks for listening and... more

29 Dec 2021 · 12 minutes
Would You Rather? [Christmas Edition] | Ep. 091 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES As Christmas is approaching we decided we would do another round of Would You Rather, "Christmas Edition".  Play... more

22 Dec 2021 · 25 minutes
Who Is Ari Meghlen? | Ep. 090 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Get to know more about the host of The Merry Writer Podcast, Ari Meghlen! In this week's episode,... more

15 Dec 2021 · 26 minutes
Who Is Rachel Poli? | Ep. 089 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   As we are heading towards the end of the year, we decided to do something a little different. ... more

08 Dec 2021 · 14 minutes
What Elements Should You Include In Your Science Fiction Novel? | Ep. 088 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you want to write science fiction, but don't know what to include? Maybe you don't want to... more

01 Dec 2021 · 45 minutes
How Do You Avoid Creating Mary Sue Characters | Ep. 087 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   We are back with another character-drive episode, today we discuss the issues of creating Mary Sue characters and... more

24 Nov 2021 · 17 minutes
Can Writing Challenges Really Help Writers? | Ep. 086 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   How do you continue writing your novels? Do you sit down and type? Or do you have writing... more

17 Nov 2021 · 20 minutes
Should You Create A World Book For Your Novel? | Ep.085 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   If you caught last week's show where writer Tobias Salem joined the show to discuss world-building, you might... more

10 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
How Do You Approach Worldbuilding? | Ep. 084 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Writers, have you ever considered worldbuilding? Then certainly give this episode a listen!   This week, Ari and Rachel talk... more

03 Nov 2021 · 36 minutes
How Do You Deal With Imposter Syndrome? | Ep. 083 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? Or maybe you don't and haven't realised it? In today's episode... more

27 Oct 2021 · 25 minutes
How Do You Do Research For Your Novels? | Ep. 082 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Depending on the genre you're writing, research has to be done. It doesn't matter if you're writing fiction... more

20 Oct 2021 · 23 minutes
How Important Is Character Motivation? | Ep. 081 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   This week, Ari and Rachel discuss characters and their different motivations and how these motivations can affect your... more

13 Oct 2021 · 14 minutes
How Do You Approach Writing Science Fiction? | Ep. 080 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Writers, have you ever considered writing science fiction? Then certainly give this episode a listen!   This week, Ari and... more

06 Oct 2021 · 36 minutes
How Do You Create a Business Plan For Your Writing? | Ep. 079 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Is your plan to make writing a career? Do you want to take your writing more seriously? Then... more

29 Sep 2021 · 17 minutes
What Can You Include In Your Author Newsletter? | Ep. 078 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   There are many things you can include in your author newsletter and yet, we sometimes run out of... more

22 Sep 2021 · 20 minutes
How Do You Write A Story With Multiple Main Characters? | Ep. 077 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Want to try writing a larger cast of characters?  Feel like a singular main character just isn't enough... more

15 Sep 2021 · 25 minutes
How Do You Organize Your Books With Trello? | Ep. 076 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Do you have a ton of writing projects that you don't know what to do with? Or maybe... more

08 Sep 2021 · 22 minutes
What Are The Benefits Of Using Wattpad? | Ep. 075 | The Merry Writer Podcast

EPISODE SHOW NOTES This week, author Chris Harvey joins Ari and Rachel, and shares this thoughts and experiences with using the... more

01 Sep 2021 · 40 minutes
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How Do You Deal With Imposter Syndrome? | Ep. 083 | The Merry Writer Podcast
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EPISODE SHOW NOTES   Have you ever suffered from imposter syndrome? Or maybe you don't and haven't realised it? In today's episode Ari and... more