Episode 221: Empower Yourself and Your Writing — Interview with Jennie Nash

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of having Jennie Nash on the show!

Jennie is the founder of Author Accelerator, a book coaching service that has helped hundreds of writers complete their book projects by giving them the sustained editorial support they need.

She has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers, titled The Writer’s Guide to Agony and Defeat.

Listen in as we chat about working through the agony of writing to create a book you’re proud of, and how to make your writing a priority in life no matter how hectic things get.

In this episode Jennie and I discuss:

  • Making the right mindset shift needed to write a book.
  • How to get through the pain points of the writing process.
  • Fear of failure vs. fear of success.
  • Why hard work is more important than raw talent to succeed as a writer.
  • An inside look at Jennie’s book coaching process.

Plus, Jennie’s #1 tip for writers.

About Jennie Nash

Jennie Nash is the founder of Author Accelerator, a book coaching service that has helped hundreds of writers complete their book projects by giving them the sustained editorial support they need.

Jennie’s book coaching methods bring back the powerful and time-tested concept of artistic mentorship—which has been largely squeezed out of a publishing industry hungry for the next big, fast hit. Jennie has spent 30 years on all sides of the publishing industry and is the author of four novels, three memoirs, and one self-help book for writers.

To connect with Jennie check out her website at www.authoraccelerator.com.

You can also get a taste of Jennie’s coaching methods, as well as start your next writing project, by joining the free Blueprint for a Book 6-day writing challenge at http://authoraccelerator.com/diymfa.

The Writer’s Guide to Agony and Defeat

The possibilities for agony and defeat lurk everywhere for a writer—at the start of the process when a book idea is forming in your mind and doubt is pounding on the door; in the middle of the process when you begin to show your words to the world and fear gnaws at you like a disease; and at the end of the process when you hope your work will find an adoring audience and must come face to face with how much greed and envy have taken up residence in your heart.

It can be a brutal business.

In The Writer’s Guide to Agony and Defeat, book coach and author Jennie Nash takes you inside 43 of the worst moments in the writing life. The enlightenment gurus say that you should “feel what you feel” and this book is designed to help you feel the gut-wrenching misery of the writing life—and then get over it.

 

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