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10 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
68. Creating a Content Arc for Your Book Outline
You've heard Richelle talk about the power of her framework for creating book proposals (shout out to the Book Proposal Blueprint Course--get on the waitlist for next round!), but did you know that we can actually structure the content of our book with a bit of a system? For those of you in the midst of organizing your outline (or desperately seeking some organization) this week's Bound + Determined episode is for you.
12 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
67. What's Happening While You Wait: Looking Inside the Publisher During Submissions
When we're left in the waiting--our uncertainty grows. Our stories kick in. Once an agent has submitted your proposal to a publisher--what the heck is happening during those weeks you're waiting for a response? On this episode, Richelle breaks down the internal publisher protocol and how your work is being assessed.
47 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
66. Processing Rejection and Becoming Empowered Again GUEST: Kristen Boice MA LMFT
Rejection is an inevitable part of the creative process. Actually, it's an inevitable part of LIFE! Knowing how to process rejection so we can keep moving toward our goals is essential. Join Richelle and therapist Kristen Boice as they uncover the new science on rejection and the tools to move you through it.
17 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
65. Anatomy of a Subtitle
Creating a powerful subtitle is a bit of an art and a science. In this episode, Richelle walks you through what to consider when creating a stand-out subtitle that will attract the right readers to your book. She’ll also take you through a few examples in real-time so you can see all the components at play.
45 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
64. Making the Publishing Journey Worth the Wait GUEST: Karla Salinari
Karla Salinari is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in the plant-based lifestyle. She inspires others to reconnect with their favorite cultural dishes in a healthier way and her upcoming book, Abuela’s Plant Based Kitchen will be released in April 2023. Together Richelle and Karla discuss the publishing journey and how to make the entire process worth the wait.
52 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
63. Strengthening Your Writer's Muscle GUEST: Upasna Gautam
Upasna Gautam is a Product Manager on the Digital News Platforms & Services team at CNN, where she works to optimize the content management technology that delivers breaking news to the world. She’s also working on her first book blending together her love for tech, mindfulness, systems and success. In this impactful episode of Bound and Determined Richelle and Upasna discuss how authors can strengthen their writer's muscle.
12 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
62. How to Share Your Stories in a Book
The journey to authorship can be full of many challenges and one of those is finding the right way to share your story in written form. In this episode of Bound and Determined Richelle Fredson breaks down her essential tips for any author to explore how to share their stories in a book. Get ready to take some notes because these tips will take your writing to the next level.
22 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
61. Getting Started on Launching Your Platform
Get ready for direct advice from Richelle Fredson about how to get started on launching your platform. In this impactful episode of Bound and Determined Richelle will share her tips on creating a successful platform that will promote your upcoming book and brand. With over 20 years of experience, Richelle’s suggestions will be sure to change your game!
43 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
60. The Learning is in the Journey GUESTS: Vasavi Kumar and Graci Harkema
On this episode of Bound and Determined Richelle is joined by not one but two of her former clients. Graci Harkema and Vasavi Kumar. Graci is a multi-award winning, international diversity, equity & inclusion speaker and consultant. Vasavi Kumar a licensed therapist, mindset coach and business strategist has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Together, both women share their current publishing journeys together and the impactful lessons they have learned.
45 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
59. Writing on a Mission GUEST: Michelle Madrid
Michelle Madrid is a life coach, high impact speaker, and author currently writing a new book titled Let Us Be Greater: Reframing the 8 Points of Pain Adoptees Have the Power to Overcome,. It will be released in 2023 through New World Library. After 12 years as a TV news anchor, with a #1 show and Emmy nomination to boot, she walked away from her news career to create real change in the lives of women and distill decades of life-experience into guiding women toward a life that electrifies them. In this episode Michelle shares with Richelle her powerful personal story and how she is creating change through the writing of her new book.
45 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
58. Genre Freedom: Writing Both Fiction and Nonfiction GUEST: Dana Killion
Author Dana Killion grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, reading Nancy Drew and dreaming of living surrounded by tall buildings. One day, frustrated that her favorite authors weren't writing fast enough, a wild thought crossed her mind. "Maybe I could write a novel?" She’s written several novels including, Her first novel, Lies in High Places and her most recent, and Tell Me a Lie. Now, Dana is working on her first memoir, and shares with Richelle her creative process and how she’s navigated entering the world of memoir as a novelist.
42 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
57. Getting to the Heart of Books GUEST: Agent Adriana Stimola
Adriana Stimola is a Literary Agent representing adult non-fiction at the Stimola Literary Studio. Her focus is on cookbooks, wellness, spirituality and lifestyle, including oracle and tarot decks, memoir meets self-help and humor. She is always looking for books that nourish us and grow our cultural, social and emotional intelligence. In this conversation Richelle and Adriana discuss how to have a positive mindset, create the book you want and share it with the world.
57 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
56. Social Media Success Tips from an Industry Expert GUEST: Allie Mason
Allie Mason is an Instagram expert, researcher, and experienced copywriter and content producer having worked in government, journalism, wellness, radio and television production, and entrepreneurship for more than a decade. She is also the CEO of Something Greater Social Media, which serves purpose-driven experts and celebrities with a mission to make the world a better place. In this episode Richelle and Allie discuss how to thrive on social media and make it work for you and your platform.
9 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
55. Permission to Pause
In today’s culture it’s so easy to feel like you’re constantly on the go. Setting boundaries with how we manage our time can feel challenging which can lead to toxic burnout. In this week’s episode of Bound and Determined, Richelle Fredson discusses the power of taking a pause. She breaks down the importance of evaluating for yourself if a pause is exactly what’s needed and how to go about it.
45 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
54. Surrendering to Support During the Book Process GUEST: Jessica Baum
Jessica Baum is the owner and founder of the Be Self-full® Method and the Relationship Institute of Palm Beach. She has an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from South University. As a certified substance abuse specialist, her focus is chemical abuse, codependency, and anxiety. Her book Anxiously Attached: Become More Secure in Life & Love was just released. In this impactful episode Jessica offers advice on how authors can accept support so their book and platform can soar.
41 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
53. Savoring Life Online and Off GUEST: Alejandra Ramos
Alejandra Ramos is a television host, TODAY Show contributor, chef, and writer. Alejandra’s joyful approach to food can be seen regularly on NBC’s TODAY Show, where she serves as a Contributor, and coming this Summer, as Host of the new PBS series, The Great American Recipe. In this refreshing episode, Alejandra shares with Richelle how she’s found both success and balance as a successful creator in the digital age.
53 minutes | May 30, 2022
52. Changing The Game of Your Business with LinkedIn GUEST: Miranda Von Fricken
Miranda VonFricken is a certified life & business coach and Founder of LinkedIn Growth Academy. She also creates and conducts workshops on self-leadership, personal branding, social selling, and her personal favorite… LinkedIn. Her mission is to help every professional get clear, aligned, and abundant by creating a life and brand that shines so bright it’s impossible to ignore. In this episode Miranda and Richelle discuss ways to utilize LinkedIn to elevate your business and professional network.
43 minutes | May 23, 2022
51. Finding Your Greatest Creative Breakthroughs GUEST: Wendy Braun
Actress Wendy Braun is well known for many roles including her on numerous seasons of the Netflix hit comedy series, Atypical. She’s also the CEO and founder of ActorInspiration.com, a resource that has been providing practical and empowering tools to help creatives transform their lives and careers for over a decade. In this episode she discusses how she has overcome obstacles to create success on her own terms.
13 minutes | May 16, 2022
50. 3 Things You’re NOT Doing in Your Writing, But Should…
This week on Bound + Determined, Richelle Fredson is talking to you directly about the 3 Things You’re Not Doing in Your Writing, But Should. These are all the insider tips that she’s learned from working in the publishing industry for 20 years. Her goal is for you to have effective and powerful writing that both lights you up and reaches the readers in the way you intend. These important tips will lead you in the right direction!
46 minutes | May 9, 2022
49. Secrets From a Best-selling Ghostwriter GUEST: Wyndham Wood
As a two-time New York Times best-selling ghostwriter in health & wellness, Wyndham Wood has written numerous successful titles about trauma, addiction, mindset, meditation, women’s health, women’s empowerment, astrology, and more. She is especially passionate about using storytelling to convey complex information in ways that compel and inspire readers. In this episode Richelle and Wyndham explore the benefits of working with a ghostwriter and changing your relationship with the writing process.
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