The Creating Happy Writers Podcast

A podcast to inspire, motivate and empower you – and make your writing journey a happy one!

Episode 54: Crafting Books That Make a Difference – with Dr Emma Hepburn

What’s it like to be published by a ‘big 5’ publisher? How can you find time to write when you have a job, a young family…and a global pandemic to contend with? These are just a few of the questions I ask this month’s guest – Dr Emma Hepburn – aka @thepsychologymum. 

We chat about Emma’s author journey, including her experience working with one of the Big Five publishers, and why she believes great books come from having a great team around you. We also cover why we can struggle with imposter syndrome as writers – and the opportunities that being an author has given her – helping her spread her message further. 

It’s a great conversation – I hope you enjoy listening.

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Episode 53: AI-Powered Authors: Tools to Enhance Non-Fiction Writing

Are you a non-fiction writer looking to leverage the power of AI to enhance your writing process? From research to editing, AI-powered tools can help you streamline your workflow and create better content faster.

In this episode, I share my top picks for AI tools to assist you at every stage of the writing journey.

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Episode 52: Self-Editing: A Guide to Polishing Your Manuscript

Self-editing can feel daunting if you’re a first-time author – especially if you don’t feel confident in your grammar and punctuation skills. But this isn’t about perfection; it’s about getting your manuscript into as good a shape as YOU can before handing it over to the pros. 

Using the stages I share in this episode, you can be sure your editor will be in the best position to do their magic!

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Episode 51: Author Mindset: No Nonsense Advice for Writers

So many incredible authors have been left undiscovered or unread because they couldn’t grasp the mindset stuff. Believe me, it matters more than your writing skills.

Get the right perspective, and you’ll find you have what it takes to get your book over the finish line. And hey, you’ll even enjoy it more along the way! 

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Episode 50: Using Atomic Habits for Writing

Atomic Habits has had a big influence on my writing career – it’s no surprise it’s one of the biggest-selling non-fiction books of all time.

Hopefully, this episode has given you a taster of how you can apply it to your writing practice, giving you the boost you need to build regular habits that help you get your book finished. 

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Episode 49: Social Media Success for Authors

Whether you’re a seasoned author or just starting out, this episode with my social media expert, Nicola Washington, is packed with simple, actionable strategies to help you harness the power of social media and build a thriving community around your author brand.

So, grab a pen and paper, and get ready to take your social media game to the next level.

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Episode 48: 7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Confidence

It’s all too easy to lose confidence when writing – after all, we’re putting our work out into the world for people to read, and that can test anyone’s courage! But a lack of confidence becomes a problem when it stops you from writing or publishing your work – which leads to frustration and disappointment for you, the aspiring author.

Well, that’s where this episode swoops in to help!

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Episode 47: Looking After Your Creative Energy

Creative energy can make or break your book-writing process – when it’s lacking, things become frustrating. You lose enthusiasm for your project. It can also lead to burnout. So what can we do as writers to look after our energy? How can we avoid losing motivation to write and cope when our enthusiasm levels dip?

This episode is here to help you.

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Episode 46: 3 Pillars of Writing Successful Non-Fiction Books

What makes a non-fiction book successful? What are the essential elements you need to consider before you write a single word?

This episode is jam-packed with ideas to help you grasp the essential foundations of writing a nonfiction book that is not only marketable but will actually sell! It’s also a sneak peek into the work I do with authors within my group programmes and workshops, as well as 1:1 mentoring.

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