Welcome to the Writer’s Life

with Pauline Perhach

About the Episode

Writing is a skill, and like any other skill, we get better at that when we practice it more. As writers, we should think about what we say. First, however, it is mandatory to think about how we say it. Likewise, we may not have a clear idea of how to be a writer, although many of us want it at some point in our lives. That is why we decided to have a deep conversation with someone who specializes in writing. Paulette Perhach, the author of “Welcome to the Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice,” joins us on the podcast today to share her wisdom with our listeners.

Other than being an excellent writer, Paulette Perhach is a writing coach and entrepreneur. She has worked for publications such as Health and Coastal Living, and by now, she has her work in even in New York Times. In 2013 a nationally recognized writing center in Seattle, Hugo house, awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship. She also won the title as one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year in 2016 for her work.

Staring the conversation by talking about the factors that motivate Paulette these days,  she continues expressing her views about the role of money in life. During the conversation, she shares her experience of becoming a writer from scratch with a proper balance between earning and passion. Of course, we need to make money to live. But, on the other hand, we need to give our souls time to heal. Highlighting those points, she explains the necessity of balancing our earnings with our passion.

A successful writer is not just born. It is a process of hard work and persistence. Most importantly, it is not smooth and easy to continue. Paulette dives deeply into these facts. She shares tips and tricks to awake the writers within ourselves. We talk about the habits and rituals we can embed in our life to become successful writers. Writing is not easy as it sounds. Creating characters that people love and maintaining proper dialogues between them needs much work. Paulette dives deeply into the way to do it while sharing her experiences as examples.

In the latter part of the conversation, we talk about sources for writing and the ways to benefit from them. Finally, wrapping up the episode, we discuss the importance of social media profiles to a writer and the tips and tricks to have a better social media presence.

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