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Written In Melanin

Written In Melanin

By C. M. Lockhart
The Written in Melanin Podcast is the space where you come for your weekly dose of melanated creativity. Hosted by C. M. Lockhart, the author of fantasy books featuring Black girls who aren't all that nice and the owner of https://MelaninLibrary.com, the Written in Melanin Podcast is about discussing the realities of being an indie author, sharing writing journeys, discussing books, and more. So, get your headphones ready, and let's get into this! Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon 🤎 https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart & visiting her website https://WrittenInMelanin.com
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Protecting Your Creative Energy

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Paying for Creative Content
As a content creator, I sometimes feel like discussing monetary support in exchange for creative content is like addressing an elephant in a room -- uncomfortable at best. But, despite that, I think it's important to have the conversation. So, let's talk about it. Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Sign up for Dabble Writer (her preferred writing software) using her affiliate link: https://www.dabblewriter.com/?via=cmlockhart Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
15:21
January 19, 2022
Chelsea's Corner | Focused! Stay Focused!
Chelsea's Corner is the segment of the podcast where I give you guys a peek into my world of writing and share my writing journey -- the successes, the struggles, the setbacks and the triumphs, I'm here to share it all with you guys.  And my biggest struggle this week was keeping myself focused. Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Sign up for Dabble Writer (her preferred writing software) using her affiliate link: https://www.dabblewriter.com/?via=cmlockhart Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
11:57
January 14, 2022
Go Your Own Way
One of the hardest things to learn sometimes, is that not everyone is going to support you. But, this isn't a discussion about haters or dealing with trolls and criticism. It's about learning to manage the neutral energy you receive from people -- those who wish you no harm, but aren't there to help either. There's nothing wrong with that, everyone has their own path to walk. And this discussion is about realizing it's okay to walk your own path too, even if you're walking alone. Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Sign up for Dabble Writer (her preferred writing software) using her affiliate link: https://www.dabblewriter.com/?via=cmlockhart Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
16:45
January 12, 2022
The Kindred by Alechia Dow Book Review
The Kindred is a Young Adult, sci-fi romance novel that I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of. It follows the story of Joy and Felix, who were mentally linked together at birth, as they escape to Earth after Felix is accused of assassinating the members of the royal family. I don't rate books in the traditional sense because one book that wasn't for me might be exactly what you're looking for. That being said, I enjoyed every aspect of this book and would recommend any lover of romance in space pick it up. **Purchase The Kindred by Alechia Dow from the Melanin Library: https://www.melaninlibrary.com/full-library/The_Kindred** Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
13:47
January 10, 2022
Chelsea's Corner | Going off Outline
Chelsea's Corner is the segment of the podcast where I give you guys a peek into my world of writing and share my writing journey -- the success, the struggles, the setbacks and the triumphs, I'm here to share it all with you guys. And this week, I'm sharing my struggles with my outline. Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
08:39
January 07, 2022
Protecting Your Creative Energy
A lot of times as creatives, especially those of us who are new the realm of marketing what we create in exchange for coins, we pour all of our energy into other things until our well runs dry. Sometimes this looks like pouring yourself into family or real-life obligations -- sometimes it's pouring into the business side of our creativity -- social media, email lists, and marketing. But this episode is meant to serve as a reminder that our creative energy is something we must protect as well. Support C. M. Lockhart and her books by joining her Patreon at https://Patreon.com/CMLockhart or visiting her website at https://WrittenInMelanin.com Check out the Melanin Library for books by Black authors at https://MelaninLibrary.com Join her writing sprints on Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm EST on Twitch (Twitch.tv/CLockhartWrite) and YouTube (YouTube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin). Follow her on social media @CLockhartWrite, @WrittenNMelanin, and @Melanin_Library
10:45
January 05, 2022