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The Write Mindset with Racquel Henry

The Write Mindset with Racquel Henry

By Racquel Henry
The Write Mindset Podcast is produced by Writer's Atelier and hosted by Racquel Henry. This podcast is designed to teach and remind writers about the importance of mindset. A mastery of craft is essential, but a writer's mind is the most powerful tool they have. You cannot have mastery of craft without your brain. The mind is where everything begins. This podcast will help writers strengthen their mindsets to increase writing success.

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Ep. 20: You Are a Writer
Racquel is back with another solo episode, where we dive into mindset work principles, lessons learned, writing life examples, the process of writing, and more! In this episode: Finding the courage to call yourself a writer Three actionable things you can do to help you believe you are a writer How to deal with naysayers Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer, editor, and writing coach with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also owns the writing studio, Writer’s Atelier, in Maitland, FL, and serves as editor of both Black Fox Literary Magazine and Voyage YA. Racquel is the author of Holiday on Park, Letter to Santa, and The Writer’s Atelier Little Book of Writing Affirmations. Her short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been published in various anthologies, literary magazines, and online spaces. When she's not working, you can find her watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Mentioned in this episode: The Writer's Atelier Little Book of Writing Affirmations Book-Pitch Contest from Voyage YA Submit short YA fiction/CNF to Voyage YA Submit short fiction, CNF, and nonfiction to Black Fox Literary Magazine Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
23:46
April 18, 2021
Ep. 19: Write State of Mind with Jenna Hartley
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Jenna Hartley! In this episode we discussed: Processing negative reviews Tips for falling in love with your work Writing as continuous work Minimalism in relation to writing work Writing during a global pandemic Movement as a component of mindset work Bullet journaling Writing as an experiment The growth mindset Contemporary romance author, Jenna Hartley writes about strong, independent women and the men who dare to love them. Her characters aren't perfect; they're authentic. Her passion is to make their stories feel as real for readers as they do to her, infusing each one with sexy, sweet, and laughable moments that reflect real love. When she's not writing, Jenna spends her days chasing after a hilarious and imaginative toddler, as well as hunting down new allergy-friendly recipes for them to cook together. She lives in Texas with her family and loves nothing more than a good book, good chocolate, and Topo Chico. Jenna hangs out on Instagram, her Facebook page, and her website. Find Jenna’s books on our affiliate Bookshop or via her website. Mentioned in this episode: Winter Park Library Book Festival in partnership with Writer’s Atelier Mass by Kristin Durfee Book Rec: Outer Order Inner Calm Bullet Journal method tutorial (4 minutes). Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
59:16
April 4, 2021
Ep. 18: Write State of Mind with Mathieu Cailler
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Mathieu Cailler! In this episode we discussed: · Writing failure and success · Rejection · The mindset needed when sending your work out · Your community: who you bring to your writing campfire · Limiting negativity and harshness · The daily work of a writer · Using deadlines as motivation · Using nature as an act of self-care · How to reset Mathieu Cailler is the author of six books. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous national and international publications, most notably in The Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of a Shakespeare Award, a Short Story America Prize, and a New England Book Festival Award. Heaven and Other Zip Codes, his debut novel and most recently published book, has been hailed “a postmodern masterpiece” by Midwest Book Review. Mathieu hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, her Facebook page, and her website. Find Mathieu’s books on our affiliate Bookshop or via his website. Mentioned in this episode: Announcement in Deadline about my optioned script! How to Binge Write Your Novel Workbook by Kerry Evelyn Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
01:15:06
March 7, 2021
Ep. 17: Growth vs. Fixed Mindset for Writers
Racquel is back with another solo episode, where we dive into mindset work principles, lessons learned, writing life examples, the process of writing, and more! In this episode: The definition of growth vs. fixed mindset Examples of growth vs. fixed mindsets specifically related to writers How cultivating a growth mindset can be beneficial for a writer Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer, editor, and writing coach with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also owns the writing studio, Writer’s Atelier, in Maitland, FL, and serves as editor of both Black Fox Literary Magazine and Voyage YA. Racquel is the author of Holiday on Park, Letter to Santa, and The Writer’s Atelier Little Book of Writing Affirmations. Her short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been published in various anthologies, literary magazines, and online spaces. When she's not working, you can find her watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Mentioned in this episode: The Write Gym Letter to Santa by Racquel Henry The Trinity Prep Book Festival  Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
26:32
January 17, 2021
Ep. 16: Write State of Mind with Pamela N. Harris
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Pamela N. Harris! In this episode we discussed: The importance of writing characters that look like yourself The long journey of selling a book Having to shift gears Writing roadblocks Being kind to your own writer self The important question to ask when criticizing yourself The importance of writing community Comparisonitis The fear of “no” Changing our views on rejection Rituals as a way to care for your mind Breaking down your writing goals Pamela N. Harris was born and somewhat raised in Newport News, VA—also affectionately known as “Bad News.” A former school counselor by day, she received her BA in English and a Master’s in school counseling at Old Dominion University, her MFA in creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a PhD in counselor education and supervision at William and Mary. When she isn’t writing, Pam is re-watching Leonardo DiCaprio movies, chasing after her toddler son, and pretending to enjoy exercising. When You Look Like Us is her debut novel. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. Pamela hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, and her website. Find Pam’s book, When You Look Like Us on our bookshop.org affiliate account, or find them at the venue of your choice! Mentioned in this episode: Letter to Santa by Racquel Henry Find our giveaways on Instagram Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
01:04:52
January 10, 2021
Ep. 15: Write State of Mind with Alys Murray
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Alys Murray! In this episode we discussed: Being in a business all about perspective Defining writing success Writing work that’s just for you Coping with comparisonitis Balancing fear and success Adjusting the typical attitude about fear Finding the right routine for you Writing life during a global pandemic Swing dancing to recharge Alys Murray is a screenwriter and novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hallmark Publishing released her debut novel, The Christmas Company, in 2018, she went on to publish several single titles with Entangled and The Wild Rose Press. Her Halloween romance, Love Spells for the End of the World, is widely considered a Halloween romance classic, and two books of her recent series with Bookouture—The Magnolia Sisters and Sweet Pea Summer—have reached Amazon's Top 100 Bestseller List. In 2019, Alys expanded her writing work to include screenplays, and her first film, Christmas in Louisiana, was one of Lifetime's highest-rated 2019 movies. She believes in telling romantic, hopeful, and heartwarming stories. Alys hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and his website. Find Alys Murray’s books on our bookshop.org affiliate account or find them on her website for a complete list. Mentioned in this episode: Letter to Santa by Racquel Henry Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
52:12
December 20, 2020
Ep. 14: Write State of Mind with Brandon Goode
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Brandon Goode! In this episode we discussed: Writing stories for yourself The importance of writing mentors Defining your own The Writing roller coaster Remembering Rest Handling Cripling Criticism Finding the time to write alongside FT jobs Understanding your why Growing up in the small beach town of Melbourne, Florida, Brandon Goode always had a passion for writing. His debut novel, The Secrets of Eden, was recognized by Barnes & Noble Teen as a recommended reading, and his sophomore book, Unorthodox Remedies, debuted as an Amazon #1 New Release! He loves traveling, eating sushi, and is obsessed with all things the Real Housewives. Brandon has also previously written for Florida Today, Disney, and is currently the Head Writer for the queer erotica app Kampsite. Brandon hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, and his website. Mentioned in this episode: Letter to Santa by Racquel Henry Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
46:20
December 13, 2020
Ep. 13: Write State of Mind with Kali White
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Kali White! In this episode we discussed: What to do when writing isn’t going well Handling agent switches Rejection as preparation Writing as a long game Hard work as an essential tool Attitude adjustments Celebrating other writers Literary citizenship When writing goals become constricting The importance of writer friends Kali White VanBaaleis the author of the novels The Monsters We Make, The Good Divide, and The Space Between. She’s the recipient of an American Book Award, an Eric Hoffer Book Award, and an Independent Publisher’s silver medal among others, and her short stories and essays have appeared in The Coachella Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Chaffey Review, Nowhere Magazine, and others. Kali holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program. She lives in Iowa with her family. Rita hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website. Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
55:51
November 22, 2020
Ep. 12: Meditation for Writers with Rita Sotolongo
Today’s episode is all about meditation for writers! We’re chatting with certified yoga instructor Rita Sotolongo on how writers can use meditation to take care of their minds and enhance their writing practice. In this episode we discussed: Rita answers: What is meditation? Common misconceptions about meditation Benefits of meditation for life & writing Meditation and creativity Quieting the mind What it means to be present Mindfulness for writers Modifying your methods How Rita takes care of her mind Rita Sotolongo is a published poet and registered yoga teacher in Orlando, Florida. Over the years, she’s learned to integrate her two passions in order to keep sane in a chaotic world. This led to the development of her method for self-discovery combining yoga with writing—a practice she shares in workshops intended to help people breathe and breakthrough mental, emotional, and creative blocks. Her publications include poetry in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Parentheses Journal, and Petite Hound Press as well as a short story in the 2017 Florida Writers Association annual collection, and one in the 2018 Demonic Household Anthology. She is a wife, mother, and step-mom, and when not writing or practicing yoga, she spends her time navigating the domestic arena. Learn more about Rita by visiting yogaandwriting.com. Rita hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website. Mentioned in this episode: Rita’s Free mini meditations on WA’s IGTV Info on Rita’s class: The Write Meditation for Stress and Anxiety Registration for Rita’s class, The Write Meditation for Stress and Anxiety Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
49:43
October 18, 2020
Ep. 11: Write State of Mind with Kelly Coon
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Kelly Coon! In this episode we discussed: Surviving 106 rejections and 35 drafts Kelly’s trick for sticking with the query process Tools writers need even after publication Learning from the greats Staying connected to writing during a pandemic How Kelly makes routines work Walking to improve focus Kelly’s immense commitment to craft Kelly Coon is a young adult author represented by Kari Sutherland of Bradford Lit, an editor for Blue Ocean Brain, a member of the Washington Post Talent Network, a former high school English teacher, and the author of two test prep guides, ACT STRATEGY SMART and ACE THE ACT. Kelly was the test prep expert for About.com for seven years, and has been published with both Scholastic and MSN in the education arena. In the parenting realm, Kelly has been published in The Washington Post, Scary Mommy, ParentMap, Folks, and other sites, regaling tales of life in the trenches with her three boys. She adores giving female characters the chance to flex their muscles and use their brains, and wishes every story got the happy ending she's living near Tampa with her sons, brilliant husband, and a rescue pup who will steal your sandwich. Gravemaidens is her debut novel. Kelly hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website. Find Kelly’s latest release, Warmaidens. Mentioned in this episode: K.M. Weiland’s resources Story Genius by Lisa Crohn The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maas Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
42:35
October 4, 2020
Ep. 10: Write State of Mind with Edward A. Farmer
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Edward A. Farmer! In this episode we discussed: Deciding to be a writer The Mindset attached to writing the first draft quickly Choosing traditional publishing Many, many Rejections Saying thank you to every no The stubborn writer Comparisonitis Managing writing expectations Reading to learn craft Edward A. Farmer is a native of Memphis, Tennessee where he journaled and cultivated stories his entire childhood. He is a graduate of Amherst College with a degree in English and Psychology, and recipient of the MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award for creative writing. PALE is his debut novel. He currently lives and writes in Pasadena, California. Edward hangs out on Instagram, and Facebook, and his website. Find Edward’s latest release, Pale. Mentioned in this episode: GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away a copy of Pale to our listeners! Take a screenshot of the episode and tag @writersatelier and @edwardafarmer on Instagram or Twitter, and we’ll randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of Pale! We will keep the giveaway open until October 11th at 11:59 PM! You can find links to our social platforms and Edward’s books in the show notes. Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
56:18
September 27, 2020
Ep. 9: Write State of Mind with Jennifer Hillier
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Jennifer Hillier! In this episode we discussed: Writing for yourself Discouragement and writing Reigniting passion for writing Rejection Taking writing breaks Developing thick skin Being a slower writer Handling bad reviews Mom guilt and writing Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set. She loves her son, her husband, the Seahawks, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She's the author of six novels, including Creep, Freak, The Butcher, Wonderland, and Jar of Hearts, which won the Thriller Award, and was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards. Her newest psychological thriller, Little Secrets, is out now from Minotaur Books. Learn more about her at jenniferhillierbooks.com. Jennifer hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, her Facebook page, and her website. Find Jennifer's latest release, Little Secrets. Mentioned in this episode: GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away a copy of Little Secretsto our listeners! Take a screenshot of the episode and tag @writersatelier and @jenniferhillierbooks on Instagram or Twitter, and we’ll randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of Little Secrets! We will keep the giveaway open until September 27th at 11:59 PM! You can find links to our social platforms and Jen’s books in the show notes. Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
49:42
September 20, 2020
Ep. 8: Write State of Mind with Kristen Granata
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Kristen Granata! In this episode we discussed: Writing & Anxiety Writing as therapy Self-doubt Perfectionism Continuous education as mindset work Fluidity in writing routines Unhealthy pressure Kristen Granata is a teacher by day, and an author by night. Known for writing emotional contemporary and new adult romance, she loves creating realistic, flawed characters who struggle through the darkest parts of life and come out stronger on the other side. Kristen is a self-proclaimed “bitter cynic trapped in a hopeless romantic’s body.” Her characters pack a sarcastic punch, make you laugh, make you think, make you ugly cry—and they will always live happily ever after. If you’re a lover of moving, inspirational reads, Kristen’s your girl. Kristen was born in New York in 1986. She lived there for almost twenty years. She attended community college and became a teacher. Despite her passion for writing, and despite her professors strongly suggesting she become a writer, she took the more sensible route (bitter cynic, remember?) After going through a difficult divorce when she was only twenty-nine, Kristen returned to writing. The raw story that poured out of her led her to publish her debut novel, Collision, in March of 2018. Kristen openly shares her mental health struggles with depression and anxiety with her Instagram following. Her message is a beacon of hope to anyone who is suffering: You are not alone. She delicately weaves this theme into her writing, and demonstrates the ability of love to heal trauma. When she’s not teaching or writing, Kristen is reading, Instagramming, indulging in her messy love affair with popcorn, and annoying her wife and step-daughters by incessantly singing along to The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Kristen hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, her Facebook page, and her website. Find Kristen’s latest release, What’s Left of Me, along with her other books here. Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about your host, Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com Audio edited by Aly Grauer. Find out more about Aly at: https://dreamstobecome.com/. Music: Wooden Smile by Ziv Moran
49:42
September 6, 2020
Ep. 7: Write State of Mind with Natalia Sylvester
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week we have Natalia Sylvester! In this episode we discussed: The difficulty in calling yourself a writer The details that fall into place when you choose writing Making a living as a writer Finding the right process Comparisonitis The importance of rest Staying true to you and your work and more! Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester Came to the U.S. at age four and grew up in Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. She received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami and now works as a freelance writer in Texas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Bustle, Catapult, Electric Literature, Latina magazine, McSweeney's Publishing, and the Austin American-Statesman. Natalia’s first novel, CHASING THE SUN, was named the Best Debut Book of 2014 by Latinidad. Her latest novel, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, won an International Latino Book Award, the 2018 Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2018 by Real Simple Magazine. Natalia's debut YA novel, RUNNING, is forthcoming in July 2020 from Clarion Books/HMH. Visit her at nataliasylvester.com. Natalia hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, and her Facebook page. You can purchase Running through the WA affiliate link with Bookshop.org, or you can purchase Running at the retailer of choice. Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
47:22
July 12, 2020
Ep. 6: Write State of Mind with Amy Christine Parker
We’re back with another one of our segments, Write State of Mind, where we interview authors about mindset, their processes, and their journey. This week, we have Amy Christine Parker! In this episode we discussed: · Writing what you love · Having that next hope · Making your own luck · Passion outweighing fear · The yearning to be a writer · Perfectionism · The mindset to continue when things fall apart · Discomfort · The self-confidence crisis Amy Christine Parker earned her degree in elementary education at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and then proceeded to try out many different jobs, including collectible doll maker, fondue waitress, and inner-city schoolteacher. It wasn’t until she became a mom and began making up bedtime stories for her children that she finally realized what she was meant to do. Now Amy writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat. She is the author of three novels published with Random House: GATED, ASTRAY, and SMASH & GRAB. Visit her at amychristineparker.com. Amy hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, and her Facebook page. Mentioned in this episode: · Amy’s free class Make Every Scene Strong which will be on our YouTube channel by May 26, 2020 · Amy’s on-demand class: Plotting Your Prose · Get 50% off Plotting Your Prose with code LOVEFORAMY106 until May 29, 2020 · Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
01:00:41
May 24, 2020
Ep. 5: Write State of Mind with Kandi Steiner
In this episode, we chat with bestselling author, Kandi Steiner! In this episode we discuss: Fear in terms of writing what scares you and taking leaps into authorship Writing Full-time and the mindset required for that Failure after success and when a book launch doesn’t go as planned Imposter syndrome How Kandi takes care of her mind outside of writing Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal. An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die-hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs. When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order. If you’d like to start reading Kandi’s books, check out Book one in the Becker Brothers series: Love on the Rocks. You can also visit her Amazon page for more books! Kandi hangs out on Instagram, Twitter, her Facebook page, and her Facebook group (Kandiland). Mentioned in this episode: Kandi’s Social Media Marketing for Writers Class with WA (Recording) Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
41:59
May 17, 2020
Ep. 4: The Write Meditation: Rest Enhances Production (Free Session)
In this episode, we're doing something special for our audience and writing community. We're delivering a free meditation session for writers from our on-demand class, The Write Meditation for Stress and Anxiety with Rita Sotolongo. The meditation session we’re giving away for free today is from Day 4 of the class and it’s called “Taking Time to Rest Enhances Production.” The reason we're putting this session on the podcast is because it will be easily accessible. You can listen to this meditation session over and over and it will be easy to take it with you. Rita Sotolongo is a published poet and registered yoga teacher in Orlando, Florida. Over the years, she’s learned to integrate her two passions in order to keep sane in a chaotic world. This led to the development of her method for self-discovery combining yoga with writing—a practice she shares in workshops intended to help people breathe and break through mental, emotional, and creative blocks. Her publications include poetry in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Parentheses Journal, and Petite Hound Press as well as a short story in the 2017 Florida Writers Association annual collection, and one in the 2018 Demonic Household Anthology. She is a wife, mother, and step-mom, and when not writing or practicing yoga, she spends her time navigating the domestic arena. Learn more about Rita by visiting yogaandwriting.com. Mentioned in this episode: Writer's Atelier's new on-demand class: The Write Meditation for Writers with Rita Sotolongo If you would prefer a written version of this transcript, visit: writersatelier.com/blog Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find Writer's Atelier on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
12:26
May 10, 2020
Ep. 3: Shifting Mindsets in a Difficult Time
In this episode, Racquel discusses the steps she took in shifting her mindset about the current global pandemic. In future episodes, she will cover specific ways she has coped and kept writing.  Mentioned in this episode: Writer's Atelier's new on-demand class: The Write Meditation for Writers with Rita Sotolongo Legion of Writers Podcast by LE Perez If you would prefer a written version of this transcript, visit: writersatelier.com/blog Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
14:20
May 3, 2020
Ep. 2: How Mindset Work Helped Me Land a New Studio Space
If you’ve been on this journey with us, then you know that since the news came that our beloved studio space would be torn down, things have been a whirlwind. In this special edition episode, Racquel discusses the journey of finding a new studio space.   If you would prefer a written version of this transcript, visit: writersatelier.com/blog  Find out more about Writer's Atelier:  www.writersatelier.com  www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier  Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
16:60
February 21, 2020
Intro + Why
Welcome to the first episode of The Write Mindset Podcast! In this episode, Author, Editor, and Writing Coach, Racquel Henry introduces herself, discusses her background and discloses why she decided to start this podcast.  The Write Mindset Podcast is produced by Writer's Atelier is hosted by Racquel Henry. This podcast is designed to teach and remind writers about the importance of mindset. A mastery of craft is essential, but a writer's mind is the most powerful tool they have. You cannot have mastery of craft without your brain. The mind is where everything begins. This podcast will help writers strengthen their mindsets to increase writing success.  Find out more about Writer's Atelier: www.writersatelier.com www.patreon.com/WritersAtelier Find out more about Racquel Henry: www.racquelhenry.com
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