Writing with Coach McCoach

Writing with Coach McCoach

Hosted by: Katie McCoach

Book coach and editor Katie McCoach shares encouragement, words of wisdom, and honest truths to help you grow your writing career. Since 2012, Katie has been helping authors write their best stories, gain agent...

Episodes

30: When Fear Strikes: Sit With Me as I Work Through Mental Shit

Season #3

"I should know better. I should do better. I should be better." These words have rotated through my brain for the last 34 years. I'm only just now beginning to see what this self-talk can do to a person.  As a book...
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29: Actual Lessons I Gained From 2023 (ADHDers, listen up!)

Season #3

2023 was the hardest year of my life. It was deeply mentally and emotionally heavy, and much of it was internalized. When the things we tell ourselves become lies that are hurting our present and future, we face a...
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028: Stop Being Precious About Your Writing

Season #3

Time for episode 028 of the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast: Stop being precious with your writing! A few recent experiences with my toddler showed me we really have no control over what happens with our writing...
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27: Writing Smarter, Not Harder: The Art of Leaving a Scene Unfinished

Season #2

 In this new episode in my motivation series, I offer some advice that might seem counter-intuitive: leave things undone.  Today, I talk about the all or nothing mentality, and the trick to going into your writing...
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26: Our Favorite Excuses for Not Writing

Season #2

Episode 026 of the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast: Our Favorite Excuses for NOT Writing. This episode kicks off the new series on motivation. What better place to start than to tackle all the things that kill our...
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25: Advice Overload: Turn Down the Volume and Amplify Your Inner Voice

Season #2

After the latest series on the different kinds of feedback writers receive and how to navigate it, I thought it might be time to talk to you about that moment when you've maybe heard too much advice... that moment...
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24: When Agents Give Feedback (Plus, What’s an R & R?)

Season #2

 Episode 024 of the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast features the seventh installment of the “WTF is a Writer Supposed to Know About…” series! We're continuing our look at the different kinds of feedback. This...
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23: Stop Giving Crummy Advice: How to Be a Damn Good Critique Partner

Season #2

In episode 023 of the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast: it's the sixth installment of the “WTF is a Writer Supposed to Know About…” series: Stop Giving Crummy Advice: How to Be a Damn Good Critique Partner We've...
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22: Everything You Need to Know About Editors and Types of Feedback To Expect

Season #2

Welcome to the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast episode 022! In this installment of my “WTF is a Writer Supposed to Know About…” series: WTF is the difference between a book coach, developmental editor, copy editor,...
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21: The Lowdown on Beta Readers, Critique Partners, and Sensitivity Readers

Season #2

Welcome to the Writing with Coach McCoach podcast episode 021! In this installment of the new “WTF is a Writer Supposed to Know About…” series: WTF is the difference between beta readers, critique partners, and...
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Ask Coach: How Do I Find Beta Readers In My Genre?

Season #2

Part of the Ask Coach series; this bite-size episode is in response to a listener's question: "What are the best ways to find beta readers in your genre?"   Have a question you'd like Coach McCoach to answer on the...
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20: The Art of Filtering & Applying Feedback: What's a Writer to Do?

Season #2

Welcome to another episode of Writing with Coach McCoach!  As part of our new “WTF is a writer supposed to know about…” series, we're diving into the world of feedback and constructive criticism.  Join me in episode...
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