Write, Publish, and Shine with Rachel Thompson

The Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast

Author and literary magazine editor, Rachel Thompson, helps you write, publish, and shine. Learn how to write and share your brilliant writing with the world.

Episodes delve into how to polish and prepare your writing for publication, and the journey from emerging writer to published author.

 

98 // Summer Reading for Writers—Join Us!

98 // Summer Reading for Writers—Join Us!

We are playing a summer reading bingo these next few months with 24 squares of categories of books you can read. And you are invited. Grab your card to play along with us, then choose a row, column,...

Past Episodes

90 // Accessibility for Writers with Disabilities and Limitations

90 // Accessibility for Writers with Disabilities and Limitations

In this episode, I sit down with our Community Facilitator, Meli Walker, to discuss what we do to make our online course community more accessible to writers with disabilities and limitations. This episode marks the beginning of a run of episodes focusing on writing...

85 // Expanding on Your Vision with ViNa Nguyễn (Ghosts #6)

85 // Expanding on Your Vision with ViNa Nguyễn (Ghosts #6)

This is the sixth in my series of special episodes of Write, Publish, and Shine as I take you on a deep dive into the creation of Room magazine issue 46.3, where I was lead editor of the issue. In this issue, I spoke with another incredible writer we published in the...

61 // Staying True to You as You Publish [Replay]

61 // Staying True to You as You Publish [Replay]

Replay note: It felt like the right time—in this season when people join writing programs and restart sending out submissions to lit mags to replay—this episode on Staying True to Yourself. Even if you already heard this episode, I suggest a re-listen because it’s a...

78 // Writing About Social Issues with Author Kavita Das

78 // Writing About Social Issues with Author Kavita Das

Craft and Conscience by Kavita Das is the first major book for writers to more effectively engage with complex socio-political issues—a critical first step in creating social change. Kavita Das really takes us on an intentional journey with her deep knowledge of...

72 // Book Club: Voice First by Sonya Huber

72 // Book Club: Voice First by Sonya Huber

In this episode it is our Book Club Conversation. We talk about Voice First: A Writer’s Manifesto by Sonya Huber. It is my pleasure to introduce you to three lovely members of our Writerly Love...

Minisode: Cool Loneliness [Replay]

Minisode: Cool Loneliness [Replay]

Reflections on cool loneliness: When I’m not writing enough, I lose track of what I believe, who I am, and who I truly want to be. Also, Book Club Conversation is coming up. Be sure to check out...

Wrap-Up: Empathy for Writers

Wrap-Up: Empathy for Writers

Welcome to a more interstitial episode of the Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast, a bonus episode, if you will, to wrap up the series of episodes we just had on empathy for writers. In a moment I’ll...

65 // Empathy & POV with Naomi J. Williams

65 // Empathy & POV with Naomi J. Williams

This episode is the first in a mini-series of three episodes on the theme of empathy for writers. In my membership community for writers, called Writerly Love, we have monthly themes that we look at...

61 // Staying True to You as You Publish [Replay]

61 // Staying True to You as You Publish

This is a special episode of the Write, Publish, and Shine Podcast where you will hear from three writers on their publishing experiences and the journey they took to stay true to themselves as they...

57 // On Writing and “Cool Loneliness”

57 // On Writing and “Cool Loneliness”

“When I'm not writing enough, I lose track of what I believe, who I am, and who I truly want to be.”—Rachel Thompson Dear listeners! As I’m getting back into the swing of setting up interviews with...

43 // What if My Story Isn’t Special?

43 // What if My Story Isn’t Special?

The biggest epiphany I had about my writing in the last year is that there is nothing special about my story. This sounds like a terrible epiphany, I realize! But it was so liberating. This episode...

Announcement: Write, Publish, and Shine!

Announcement: Write, Publish, and Shine!

Big announcement! And before we get to it, I want to thank you for continuing to listen in this almost year since I released new podcast episodes. I feel you out there; I see the numbers, too, so I...

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