Writing in Color

Writing in Color

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By ChaChanna
Writing in Color Podcast follows new writer, ChaChanna Simpson, as she learns how to navigate the writing world to become a thriving writerpreneur. Each episode is a behind-the-scenes look at the highlights, lowlights and everything in between to give you a real time view of what it takes to be a profitable writer.
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36: Going on hiatus
I have decided to step back from the podcast. Curious as to why? Take a listen.   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
02:39
January 30, 2019
35: After the first draft is written
In this episode, I brainstorm out loud what the next steps are for the first draft of my book. Sometimes you gotta talk it out to figure out what you actually want. Right?   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:56
January 23, 2019
34: I wrote a short first draft
 Well, my fears were realized, I wrote a short first draft. My writing plan didn't go according to, well, plan.  Now what?   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:44
January 16, 2019
33: Storytime: The Emmy
In this episode, I share my award-winning flash fiction story. It was a lot of fun to write and I included some of your favorite celebrities: Shonda Rhimes & Kerry Washington, to name few. Take a listen to find out what happens behind the scenes at The Emmys.    Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:59
January 9, 2019
32: Writing the first draft of my novel
 In this episode, I am sharing my experience with writing the first draft of my thriller novel or is it novella or a short story?   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
06:35
January 2, 2019
31: Storytime: The Nutcracker, a retelling
Just in time for the holiday season, I share a retelling of The Nutcracker I told at the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's holiday party in 2016. Happy Holidays!   Show Notes Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
12:32
December 26, 2018
30: I’m literally, finally, writing my book!
In this episode, I share my official writing start date and my finishing deadline, and my writing schedule. It's time to get this story started. Links Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden https://bit.ly/2Nug7Cz Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
05:01
December 19, 2018
29: How the Marvel Cinematic Universe is inspiring my creativity
In this episode, I gush about how brilliant I think the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and how it continues inspire me as I am working on my forthcoming thriller book series. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:55
December 12, 2018
28: How well do you know your characters?
In this episode, I discuss how to get to know your characters better and why knowing your characters can help transform your story and get you excited about what happens next. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:52
December 5, 2018
27: How to keep your story interesting
In this episode, I talk about using the three-act structure to help your book's outline and what to do when the middle of your story sucks. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
06:35
November 28, 2018
26: What's your inciting incident?
In this episode, I talk about inciting incidents and how they are crucial to your story. In fact if you are missing one or it's weak your story is probably going to suck. Just sayin.' Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:51
November 21, 2018
25: Prepvember
In this episode, I talk about how I have gotten my groove back and how I'm preparing to write my book. Are you crushing NaNoWriMo or do you want to join me in Prepvember? LINKS Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining an Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jarden: https://bit.ly/2ROQMWv Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:47
November 14, 2018
24: I'm not going to win NaNoWriMo
In today's episode, I share my experience in Paris, and also how NaNoWriMo is going for me. And from the title, you can probably guess it's not going well. How is NaNoWriMo going for you? Share at ChaChannaWrites.com/Podcast
07:10
November 7, 2018
23: NaNoWriMo Prep Fail and Storytime
Happy Halloween! In this episode, I share my failure at prepping for NaNoWriMo. You also get a bonus story, which I share a live performance I of a story I recently told at #proseofpie. Whoo Hoo! Did you take full advantage of #preptober?
11:03
October 31, 2018
22: What it takes to publish and promote your book
In this episode, I recap the Saugatuck Storyfest I attended and share what I learned about publishing and promoting a book. Get your query letter actually read RachelHerron.com/query Follow me on Instagram for daily shenanigans @ChaChannaWrites Share your comments at ChaChannaWrites.com/Podcast
08:13
October 24, 2018
21: Storytime: Jealousy
In this episode, I share a 100-word essay I wrote on a dinner party, filled with jealousy. But who is jealous of who, and why? Let’s connect! Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Podcast Website ► https://www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► https://www.chachannawrites.com
03:40
October 17, 2018
20: I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year
I have circled back and made the decision to ditch the short stories and write my book. Listen in to see how I came to this momentous decision. Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Share in the comments on WritingInColorPodcast.com Links Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First Novel in Thirty Days by Denise Jaden https://bit.ly/2Nug7Cz Master Lists for Writers: Thesauruses, Plots, Character Traits, Names, and More by Bryn Donovan https://bit.ly/2zXs0h8 National Novel Writing Month https://nanowrimo.org/ Saugatuck Storyfest The inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest is a three-day celebration of writing featuring award-winning authors, workshop-based writers conference, storytelling and more. There are ticketed and free events for adults and kids. Visit https://SaugatuckStoryfest.com for events and schedule. Follow me on Instagram for daily shenanigans https://www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/
06:19
October 10, 2018
19: Revisions and working on multiple writing projects
In this episode, I share my short story revision process, the kink in my imaginary writing checklist and how I am pushing forward to finish a piece and ultimately submit it. Do you work on multiple writing projects or do you follow one project until completion? Share you answer at WritingInColorPodcast.com
06:06
October 3, 2018
18: September Writing Progress Update
It's that time of the month where I share with you what I've been up to in my personal, writing & storytelling life. What have you accomplished this month? Please share your comments at WritingInColorPodcast.com Resources FocusMate.com Looking to be more productive? Try this out.
09:15
September 26, 2018
17: Focus on your writing process, not everyone else's
Do you find yourself struggling to follow the common myths on writing, such as "you must write every single day?" Me too! Today, I talk about my challenge of following that advice and what I decided to do instead. I'd love to hear you take. Do you actually write every day? Why or why not? Share you answer at ChaChannaWrites.com/Podcast
07:46
September 19, 2018
16: Storytime: The Watcher
It's storytime. And in this episode I am sharing a story about a man, well, watching a woman. What does he want? Why is he there? Share you thoughts at ChaChannaWrites.com/Podcast
05:56
September 12, 2018
15: How I plan to make money from my writing
There are a plethora of ways to make money from writing and in this episode I have decided where my focus will be and how I plan to cash in on it. How do you make or plan to make money from your writing? Share it on ChaChannaWrites.com/Podcast.
06:05
September 5, 2018
14: August Writing Update
In this episode, I am giving an update on my writing progress so far. What I'm working on and how it's going? Resources mentioned Inspired Writers Studio https://inspiredwritersstudio.com/ Elizabeth Chatsworth She's an author who got her book deal through pitch wars and shares useful information on her blog. https://www.elizabethchatsworth.com/   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
08:29
August 29, 2018
13: Storytime: Visitation
Since there are five Wednesdays this month, I figure you earned a bonus storytime episode. I am not sure what genre this is but it's not a thriller or a romance. I'm really working on exploring new genres so I'm not a one-trick pony. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it's just not what I'm striving for.   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
03:56
August 22, 2018
12: What I am doing about the fears
It's time to stop letting the fears hold me back and come up with a plan. I have stories to write. In this episode I tell you all the ways I plan to kick my fears back and get to work. Links Coach Jennie, Author of Hilda: Tackle Your Inner Naysayer, Get Out of Your Own Way, and Unleash Your Badassery: CoachJennie.com    Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
05:16
August 15, 2018
11: My Writing Fears
In this episode, I confess my current writing fears. Am I alone?   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
07:10
August 8, 2018
10: It, a poem
In this episode I share my most favorite poem, ever, that I written, so far.   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
04:17
August 1, 2018
9: July Writing & Progress Update
This episode, I am sharing my writing progress for the month, as well as a personal update on my trip to Nashville, TN.   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
09:02
July 25, 2018
8: How I got started in storytelling
In this episode, I share my storytelling journey: how I started, what I've done so far and where I am going with it. Episode Mentions Prose of Pie- Storytelling show in Westchester County, New York, also includes pie bake-off that's super delicious. ProseofPie.com The Moth- Nonprofit storytelling organization, which hosts storytelling shows all over the world. There's no pies but it's still good. TheMoth.org   Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/  Website ► www.chachannawrites.com Email me  ► chachanna@chachannawrites.com
07:13
July 18, 2018
7: Storytime: The One That Got Away
In this episode, I share a more recent story titled. The One That Got Away. It's a quick little jaunt that was inspired by a Writer's Digest prompt. Resources mentioned Writer's Digest Writing Prompt Book Camp http://bit.ly/2zbcTSP Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► twitter.com/ChaChanna Podcast Website ► www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► www.chachannawrites.com
06:53
July 11, 2018
6: Writing Update: I'm writing short stories
In this episode, I'm sharing my experience at CrimeCONN and my writing progress. Mentions Books Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats by Jane K. Cleland http://bit.ly/2NeTZgz Flash Fiction Masters https://bit.ly/2MCkwDG Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published by Windy Lynn Harris http://bit.ly/2tJC2Pf Writer's Digest Critique Services http://bit.ly/2Nc4wcx Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► twitter.com/ChaChanna Podcast Website ► www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► www.chachannawrites.com
09:16
July 4, 2018
5: Storytime: Kibba, Freshy & Bajunc
You ever write something and are so embarrassed at how bad it is? Me too! And then I decided to record it and share it with the world. In this lovely episode, I read a story I wrote in high school, and man does it read exactly like a teenager wrote it. I also share a little of my dating history that inspired the story. Have I piqued your interest? Take a listen. It's fun. Please note: From this episode on, I am changing the rating to EXPLICIT. The stories I share can get raunchy, curse-y and murder-y. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► twitter.com/ChaChanna Podcast Website ► www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► www.chachannawrites.com Music credit “Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10:48
June 27, 2018
4: Work in Progress: I'm writing a book
In today's episode, I share my exciting work in progress. Spoiler alert: I'm FINALLY writing my first fiction book. There is so much to consider. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► twitter.com/ChaChanna Podcast Website ► www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► www.chachannawrites.com Music credit “Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
06:55
June 20, 2018
3: Storytime: The Body
It's storytime! In this episode, I read one of my favorite flash fiction stories: The Body! Prepare to be entertained. Let’s connect! Instagram ► www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► twitter.com/ChaChanna Website ► www.chachannawrites.com/podcast Music credit "Cut and Run" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
08:27
June 13, 2018
2: I wanted to be a writer
In this episode, ChaChanna--am I supposed to write about myself in the third person? You do know I’m the one writing this description--talks about how she got derailed on her writing journey and what brought her back. Mentioned in the episode: JA Konrath, one of my favorite thriller writers: http://jakonrath.com/ Let’s connect! Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Twitter► https://twitter.com/ChaChanna Podcast Website ► http://www.writingincolorpodcast.com Read some of my stories ► http://www.chachannawrites.com Music credit "Cut and Run" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
08:01
June 6, 2018
1: An Introduction
Hey there! This is the very first episode of Writing in Color! In this episode, your host, ChaChanna Simpson, explains her vision for this writing podcast and what you can expect. Follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/chachannawrites/ Read my stories www.chachannawrites.com/writing/ Music credit "Cut and Run" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
03:27
May 24, 2018
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