CL189: Working With A Writing Coach – Interview with Annalisa Parent

Annalisa Parent
Annalisa Parent helps writers to finish, publish and sell their novels. She owns and operates Date with the Muse, LLC, which helps storytellers to publish traditionally at the highest level possible. Her book “Storytelling for Pantsers: How to Outline and Revise your Novel without an Outline” has been lauded by New York Times bestselling author John David Mann. He said her book was “brimming over with invaluable practical writerly wisdom”. Annalisa writes for many local, national, and international publications and been featured on Huffington Post Live for her novels as well CBS, Associated Press and Korean Broadcast Systems. She believes in taking the writing craft seriously without taking herself too seriously, and attempts to heed the wisdom of the ancient Roman poet Horace who said: “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at the right moment.”
In this episode, we cover:
  • 3:12 – Being a storyteller
  • 6:03 – The writer’s mindset
  • 4:51 – Bird by Bird by Ann Lamont
  • 10:27 – The three phases of non-fiction writing
  • 11:05 – Drafting your manuscript
  • 17:24 – Getting feedback on your writing
  • 19:50 – Copy editor vs Content editor
  • 23:41 – Writers retreats
  • 26:42 – Multi-modal learning
  • 33:09 – You have to do the verb to be the noun

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