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The Writer's Way Podcast

The Writer's Way Podcast

By The Writer's Way Podcast
Justin DeMarco hosts this new podcast about the successes, failures, and fun parts of a writer’s life. Discussions about creativity, the business of writing, and the importance of learning to enjoy the process with New York Times bestselling authors, debut novelists, editors, musicians, journalists, and magazine writers.
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Episode 1: STRANGE BUT TRUE with John Searles (New York Times Bestselling Novelist)

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Episode 8: SMACKED with Eilene Zimmerman (Author of the memoir SMACKED and Journalist for The New York Times)
Eilene Zimmerman is the author of the memoir SMACKED: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy. Published by Random House, SMACKED was named one of Newsweek's '20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020.' Adrienne Brodeur, the author of WILD GAME, in advanced praise for SMACKED wrote: "Eilene Zimmerman traces a deeply personal family story while illuminating urgent and troubling social issues. SMACKED is an exquisite examination of the repercussions of addiction, as well as the influence of white-collar money and ambition upon a family... A profoundly absorbing and important book." Eilene is a journalist who has covered business, technology, and social issues for many different national magazines and newspapers. She was a columnist for The New York Times's Sunday Business Section for six years and has been a regular contributor to the Times since 2004. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work.  You can follow Eilene on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/eilenez Instagram: www.instagram.com/eilenezwriter/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/eilene.zimmerman.75 Her website is: www.eilenezimmerman.com You can follow The Writer's Way Podcast on... Instagram: www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerswaypod Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast And Justin DeMarco at... Instagram: www.instagram.com/justinpdemarco/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinpdemarco Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustinPDeMarcoWriter/
1:05:39
March 11, 2020
Episode 7: THE ROCK STAR with Marcus Bennett aka Marcus Reid (Bandleader - The Marcus Reid Band, Singer, and Songwriter)
You’ve heard his music every episode during this show's intro, now it’s time to get to know the man behind the songs… The one, the only Marcus Bennett aka Marcus Reid. Marcus is a guitarist, pianist, vocalist, and actor who has opened for Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Gavin Degraw. He's the bandleader of The Marcus Reid Band and recently performed for Clive Davis and The Davis Family at a private event. He talks about what that experience was like and what Clive Davis told him after the gig.  Marcus holds a BFA from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College and shares a story about Regina Spektor and the audition that got him into Purchase.  He also talks about his first ever performance (which was when he was in the fifth grade), what his definition of a ‘rock star’ is, and and how getting married to his wife, Amanda, and becoming a father to his little girl, Ava (with a little baby boy on the way), has changed his life for the better, and helped him truly focus on what’s important in life. Marcus is one of my best friends in the world and I’ve learned so much from him through the years. I can't wait to share this interview with you. If you enjoy it, please leave a written review and rate the episode in Apple Podcasts. Your reviews and ratings really help in a big way. Thank you so much for the continued support! You can find Marcus’s music on Spotify or iTunes by searching for Marcus Bennett or follow him... Instagram: www.instagram.com/marcusreidband OR www.instagram.com/marcusbennett  Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcusbennett Facebook: www.facebook.com/MARCUSBENNETTOFFICIAL/ You can follow The Writer's Way Podcast on... Instagram: www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/writerswaypod Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast And Justin DeMarco at... Instagram: www.instagram.com/justinpdemarco/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinpdemarco Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustinPDeMarcoWriter/
1:19:08
February 12, 2020
Episode 6: THE DATING EXPERT with Candice Jalili (Senior Sex and Dating Writer at Elite Daily and Author of Upcoming Nonfiction Dating Book - Out Feb. 2021)
CANDICE JALILI IS THE SENIOR SEX AND DATING WRITER AT ELITE DAILY AND STARTED HER CAREER AS AN INTERN AT COSMO. SHE ALSO WRITES FOR TINDER SWIPE LIFE, THE CUT, TIME, COSMO, TEEN VOGUE, GIRL BOSS, ELITE DAILY, AND MANY OTHER MAGAZINES AND WEBSITES. WITH HER FRIEND KEVIN SCHLITTENHARDT, SHE JUST STARTED A NEW PODCAST CALLED WHAT ARE WE? CANDICE IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF A NEW NONFICTION BOOK – A HILARIOUS GUIDE TO OVERCOMING DATING ANXIETY – WHICH WILL BE COMING OUT IN FEBRUARY 2021. FOR ANYONE CURIOUS ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR NONFICTION BOOK PUBLISHED AND THE STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE - WRITING A PROPOSAL, SUBMITTING TO AGENTS, SIGNING WITH AN AGENT, SUBMITTING TO EDITORS, WORKING OUT THE DETAILS WITH YOUR AGENT AND YOUR EDITOR – CANDICE TALKS US THROUGH HER EXPERIENCE AND HOW EVERYTHING WENT DOWN FOR HER. SHE ALSO EXPLAINS HOW SHE LANDED THAT INTERNSHIP AT COSMO, BECAME THE SENIOR SEX AND DATING WRITER AT ELITE DAILY, AND HOW SHE FREELANCES FOR OTHER MAGAZINES AND HAS BECOME A FULL-TIME MAGAZINE WRITER. IF YOU’RE WONDERING HOW TO SET YOUR FREELANCE WRITING RATE, OR EVEN HOW TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR, CANDICE HAS YOU COVERED…  YOU CAN FIND CANDICE JALILI ON... INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/candicejalili TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CandiceJalili WEBSITE: WWW.CANDICEJALILI.COM  ELITE DAILY: www.elitedaily.com/profile/candice-jalili-1912068 YOU CAN FOLLOW JUSTIN DEMARCO ON... INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/justinpdemarco TWITTER: https://twitter.com/justinpdemarco FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/JustinPDeMarcoWriter WEBSITE: WWW.JUSTINPDEMARCO.COM THE WRITER'S WAY PODCAST... INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast TWITTER: https://twitter.com/writerswaypod FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast IF YOU FIND VALUE IN THIS INTERVIEW AND THE WRITER’S WAY PODCAST, PLEASE WRITE A WRITTEN REVIEW AND LEAVE A RATING. IT’S THE ONLY WAY THIS PODCAST WILL FIND MORE LISTENERS AND BE ABLE TO CONTINUE ON. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT! UNTIL NEXT TIME, KEEP WRITING, KEEP READING, AND KEEP FOLLOWING THOSE DREAMS…
1:23:11
January 29, 2020
Episode 5: THE SPORTS (RE)PORTER with Matt Porter (Sports Writer at The Boston Globe)
If you’ve ever wondered what life as a sports reporter would be like, this is the interview for you… Matt Porter is a sports writer at The Boston Globe covering the Boston Bruins and the NHL. He’s also a correspondent for NHL Network. Prior to joining The Globe, Matt was a staff writer at The Palm Beach Post for nine years where he reported on South Florida sports. He’s a 2008 graduate of Emerson College and is originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts. He’s also a member of The Boston Newspaper Guild and the Professional Hockey Writers Association. In this episode, Matt explains what life as a Boston Bruins beat reporter is like, shares the best journalism advice he received, and takes us through his personal and sports reporting journey. He also weighs in on writer’s block, the craft of writing, and finding balance in your personal and professional life. You can read Matt’s stories by going to: www3.bostonglobe.com/staff/porter And you can follow Matt on Instagram and Twitter @MattyPorts Twitter: www.twitter.com/mattyports Instagram: www.instagram.com/mattyports/ You can follow The Writer’s Way Podcast on… Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast Instagram - www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/writerswaypod
1:51:55
January 15, 2020
Episode 4: ROCK N' ROLL HEART with Scott Martin (Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
Scott Martin is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who you may know from the bands Bulletproof Messenger, Storm Of The Century, or as a solo artist by his own name - Scott Martin. His new single 'Bringing Hollywood Back To Life' was featured in American Songwriter Magazine in November 2019, and he has opened for Incubus, Fuel, Collective Soul, Seether, Everclear, The Jonas Brothers, and many other artists through the years.  Scott discusses creativity, songwriting, and trying to find a balance between dedicating your life to your art and 'being a person' with host Justin DeMarco. He also performs acoustic versions of a couple of his original songs.  You can learn more about Scott by checking out his website: www.scottcharlesmartin.com Or by following Scott on... Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottccmartin  Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottccmartin Facebook: www.facebook.com/scottmartinnyc/
1:40:11
January 2, 2020
Episode 3: MAKING BEAUTIFUL BOOKS with Samantha Weiner (Senior Editor at Abrams)
Samantha Weiner is a senior editor at Abrams Books. She specializes in nonfiction books, especially in the areas of illustrated, sports, and pop culture. She's going to take us through the many steps a nonfiction book has to go through before it gets published, her fall books, which are out now, and her journey in the publishing industry. Want to know what it's like to work with writers, musicians, actors, and artists like Shea Serrano, Amanda Seales, and QuestLove? How to break into the publishing industry? Or who the greatest TV couple of all-time is? Well, lucky for you, Samantha has you covered... You can follow Samantha Weiner on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SamanthaWeiner1 You can follow The Writer's Way Podcast at:   www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast  www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast  https://twitter.com/writerswaypod
1:36:32
November 1, 2019
Episode 2: NEEDS MORE JOKES with Erin Somers (Author of Stay Up With Hugo Best)
Author Erin Somers discusses her debut novel STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST with Justin DeMarco. 01:00 - 3:00: STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST 3:01 - 5:00: Talking Late Night TV – Jay Leno, David Letterman, and their sidekicks 5:01 - 6:00: Erin explains how she develops characters 6:01 - 8:20: Living a creative life… How do you know when it’s time to give up on your dreams or keep going? 8:40 - 10:10: Stand Up Comedy and Open Mic Nights 10:15 - 12:00: ‘Making It’ 13:00 - 13:40: Becoming a public person 13:41 - 16:05: Reasons to write 16:10 - 17:30: Erin’s creative journey 17:31 - 20:00: STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST… The Movie! 20:01 - 23:30: Erin’s Writing Process 24:00 - 28:00: Erin’s Book Launch Experience and a review from a ‘bird expert’ 28:15 - 29:50: Writing short stories vs. novels vs. screenplays 29:51 - 33:00: How Erin found her agent Esther Newberg  33:15 - 34:15: George Saunders 34:20 - 39:20: Publishers Marketplace and what’s trending right now 39:55 - 44:45: Erin’s Upcoming Projects 45:25 - 46:15: Reader Reactions 47:25 - 48:45: Will Erin give stand up comedy a try? 49:10 - 57:20: Erin and Justin play a game based on Erin’s famous ‘NEEDS MORE JOKES’ stamp You can follow Erin Somers at:  https://twitter.com/SomersErin www.instagram.com/theerinsomers You can follow The Writer's Way Podcast at:  www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast https://twitter.com/writerswaypod
57:34
September 22, 2019
Episode 1: STRANGE BUT TRUE with John Searles (New York Times Bestselling Novelist)
The first-ever episode features New York Times Bestselling Author John Searles. John is known for his bestselling novels BOY STILL MISSING, HELP FOR THE HAUNTED, and STRANGE BUT TRUE, which has been turned into a Hollywood film starring Amy Ryan, Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley, Blythe Danner, Brian Cox, and Greg Kinnear. Host Justin DeMarco and John Searles discuss... 01:00 - 6:30: John publishing his novel, STRANGE BUT TRUE, in 2004 and the book's long journey to get made into a movie that comes out September 6, 2019. 6:30 - 10:30: How to draw readers in and keep them interested in a story. John reads the first page of STRANGE BUT TRUE. 10:30 - 13:00: John's worst rejection story. Justin talks about his rejections, and how John helped him through them. 13:20 - 14:45: The importance of being patient as a writer. 14:50 - 16:20: John's writing process. 16:30 - 20:00: The advantages and disadvantages of writing a story set in 2019 due to technology. 20:00 - 25:45: Why it's crucial to have trusted readers. Knowing whose opinion to value and whose to ignore. The need for a writer to have a strong support system. 26:00 - 28:30: John shares personal traumatic experiences that have influenced his writing. 28:45 - 31:00: How John makes readers believe in the supernatural, while also grounding them in reality. 31:00 - 34:00: John shares stories from his childhood. 34:00 - 36:45:  Justin and John talk about the ups and downs in any writer's life. 37:30 - 43:30: Justin and John discuss the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie. 43:30 - 45:00: Did the actors read the novel before shooting started or not? A rumor that went around set about one of the characters in the novel. 45:00 - 48:30: The true stories from John's life that influenced or made their way into the novel. 48:45 - 53:15: John's experience watching his favorite scene from the book shot for the movie. Cities where the movie will be in theaters. 54:00 - 55:45: John talks about his cameo in the film! 56:00 - 56:45: The way John prefers to read novels. 57:00 - 58:30: How to deal with loneliness as a writer. 58:45 - 62:30: Why writers should consider starting or joining a writing group. 63:00 - 69:15: Justin and John play a game based... STRANGE BUT TRUE... or False? You can follow John Searles at: www.facebook.com/JohnSearlesAuthor and www.instagram.com/johnsearles You can follow The Writer's Way Podcast at: www.facebook.com/TheWritersWayPodcast and www.instagram.com/thewriterswaypodcast
1:10:06
September 5, 2019