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If you’re new to the Business School for Writers podcast, start with Episode 1

In this epic first episode, I (Lauren Marie Fleming) introduce myself, share a bit of my journey from law student to a successful writer, and walk you through WHY I started this podcast, and what you can expect from it.

If you’re wondering how the heck you can make a living as a writer and build a thriving career, you’ve come to the right place!

Latest Episodes

Ep. 24 How to Write a Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ep. 24 How to Write a Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

Want to write a book but lack motivation when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it?In today's episode, Lauren goes through her 11 stages of writing a book!Now, while this step-by-step guide is super easy to follow, the real magic happens when you have...

Ep. 23 Writing a Book During a Pandemic with Paige Baschuk

Ep. 23 Writing a Book During a Pandemic with Paige Baschuk

In this episode of the School For Writers Podcast, Lauren interviews Paige Baschuk, one of her students in the Write Your Friggin' Book Already™ program.This American expat is a mom of two, a Swiss landscape lover, and an amazing writer. As a journalist and...

Ep. 22 How to Find a Writing Group and Why You Need One

Ep. 22 How to Find a Writing Group and Why You Need One

Writing is a lonely endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. Finding the right writing support and surrounding yourself with like-minded people can help you get the most out of your writing journey and see your project through to completion. While there are hundreds of...

Ep. 20 Want to Journal Daily? Avoid These Mistakes

Ep. 20 Want to Journal Daily? Avoid These Mistakes

If starting a daily journaling habit is one of the things you want to achieve this 2021, then you have come to the right place! We know sometimes it can be hard to fit your journaling practice into your schedule. That endless to-do list can make it seem daunting or...

Ep. 19 Season 1 Highlights + Holiday Break

Ep. 19 Season 1 Highlights + Holiday Break

Hey there, listeners! This is the last episode of the season, and we are over the moon that we got such positive feedback from all of you! We want to thank you for being here with us, for supporting the show, and for allowing us to be a part of your creative journey...

Ep. 18 Building a Writing Career from your Passions with Kevin Smokler

Ep. 18 Building a Writing Career from your Passions with Kevin Smokler

Hey School For Writers listeners! We're back with another great episode and this time we're welcoming our first male guest on the show! Kevin Smokler is a writer, speaker, and filmmaker. His creative soul is known for forging stories, characters, and entire books...

Ep. 17 How to Build a Writing Career You Love

Ep. 17 How to Build a Writing Career You Love

Go, Lauren! It's your birthday! The coolest and most talented writer, storyteller, podcaster, and entrepreneur, Lauren Marie Fleming, is turning 38 today! And here at School For Writers, we've decided this episode needed to be extra special, so we brought our awesome...

Ep. 16 Pinterest for Writers with Sahar Twesigye

Ep. 16 Pinterest for Writers with Sahar Twesigye

How you ever wondered how writers can use Pinterest?In case you didn't know, Pinterest is much more than a place where you can get ideas for your next kitchen remodel.Pinterest is an opportunity for you as a writer to get more eyes on your work and inspire millions of...

Ep. 15 Creating a Writing Ritual For Yourself

Ep. 15 Creating a Writing Ritual For Yourself

Have you ever felt guilty for wanting to write? Do you ever feel like you keep letting others down because you take time to be with your thoughts and find inspiration to put pen to paper? Well, get ready to ditch the guilt for good and create a writing ritual that...

Ep. 14 Transformative Writing with Jenn Leyva

Ep. 14 Transformative Writing with Jenn Leyva

Have you asked yourself the question, “Why didn’t anyone tell me about THIS?” when it came to writing and purpose? Transformative writing carries exactly that sentiment, and that is what Lauren and Jenn are talking about in this episode. Jenn has been writing for many...

Ep. 9 The 3 Main Types of Book Publishing Explained

Ep. 9 The 3 Main Types of Book Publishing Explained

Hello everyone and welcome to this episode of The Business School for Writers Podcast! Are you ready to learn how to publish your book without feeling overwhelmed and confused?We know there are many decisions a writer must make before putting their book out into the...

Ep. 8 Publishing in the time of COVID with literary agent Elise Capron

Ep. 8 Publishing in the time of COVID with literary agent Elise Capron

If you're a writer looking to publish your book the traditional way, a literary agent can prove to be your best ally especially if you're just starting your journey as an author. Today's guest is literary agent, Elise Capron.Elise has been working with the Sandra...

Ep. 7 3 Ways to Get Paid to Write a Book

Ep. 7 3 Ways to Get Paid to Write a Book

If you've been wondering how you can make money writing books, then this episode is for you! Believe it or not, writing can be a lucrative opportunity to generate income and build a reputable personal brand as an author. Of course, there are things like marketing and...

Ep. 6 Patience in Publishing with Jenn Givhan, author of Trinity Sight

Ep. 6 Patience in Publishing with Jenn Givhan, author of Trinity Sight

How many times do you think famous authors were rejected before literary agents considered their work? How many query letters do writers have to send before landing a book deal? What is the best way to handle and overcome these rejections? Want to know the answers to...

Ep. 5  3 Steps to Making Sure Your Book is Ready to be Published

Ep. 5 3 Steps to Making Sure Your Book is Ready to be Published

Welcome to a new episode of the Business School for Writers Podcast! How do you know when you're ready to publish your book? How do you go from the first draft to polished manuscript? We know the word "publishing" itself can be frightening, especially when you fear...

Ep. 1 Welcome to Business School for Writers

Ep. 1 Welcome to Business School for Writers

Welcome to the Business School for Writers podcast! In this epic first episode, I (Lauren Marie Fleming) introduce myself, share a bit of my journey from law student to a successful writer, and walk you through WHY I started this podcast, and what you can expect from...

Ep. 2 4 Ways to See More Stories Like Yours On the Bookshelves

Ep. 2 4 Ways to See More Stories Like Yours On the Bookshelves

Hello fellow writers! Have you ever wondered how you can see more stories like yours on the bookshelves?In this episode, I dive deep into how you can make your dream of seeing your book published come true. I talk about four easy and practical ways to start working...

Ep. 3 Can You Make Money Publishing a Book?

Ep. 3 Can You Make Money Publishing a Book?

Do best-selling authors become millionaires? How can a writer make money outside of selling books? In this episode, I want to talk about this false belief society has instilled into the public mind about writers not being able to make money.I know millionaire writers,...

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