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Five ways to combat writer’s stress

Writer’s stress, it’s real yall!

What no podcast?

Today, I am doing a video when you should be expecting a podcast. It’s because the subject is so important, I wanted to illustrate it. What better way than video?

So, if you are a podcast listener, I am so sorry. Maybe just ignore the video and listen?


Five ways to combat writer stress

Now, in my opinion, this is just a smidge of ways you can combat writer’s stress, but here are the five ways discussed. You should watch the video and make sure I didn’t throw in a few extras- *giggly face*.

Five ways to combat writer stress

  1. Take a walk
  2. Meditate or sit with it
  3. Figure out why
  4. Write it down
  5. Go slow, work it out

Be sure to share this video with your writer friends!

Next time, we will be COOOKING!!!!!!!!! yes!!!!!!! Mediterranean food from MY KITCHEN!

Beginning Authors-where Do I Start

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today (and this month) I am talking about beginners to the writing life. This is the audio version from the YouTube video of the same name.

Here is this month’s podcast

Thanks for listening

Beginning Authors-where Do I Start

Why I am on #YouTube and why you should care

Ever wonder why someone is on #YouTube? This is the one you have been waiting for.

All about Writer Groupie and why I haven’t been active in so long and what on earth has brought me back around again.

It’s a new year, and a new chance to make videos for writers. I love to write, and I love those who write also. I hope you will enjoy this real-in-your-face video about me and my choice to shoot again and upload to this channel even though my situation is not perfect. Not that having a perfect situation is required. See other videos shot recently to find testimony to that fact. I am trying. That’s all one can do, right?

But if you listen to all the hoopla all you have to do is create videos, upload them, create a buzz for them, and voila! You’re an Internet hit. Well, on #YouTube anyway. They say you don’t have to have fancy cameras, or gear. Not even good lighting if you use a sunny location.


Word to the wise: you ain’t gotta be perfect to start a #YouTube channel-you ain’t even gotta be purty.

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The link mentioned is for this site: www.writergroupie.net I will upload quite a lot of videos for a while in hopes that this channel grows to the numbers it deserves. I am trying so hard to get 100 subscribers so that the channel can get its own name.

If you have suggestions on what you would like to see in the form of how to videos or vlogs or like that here at #YouTube, please let me know.

You can find me on social media at:



#writer #groupie #writing #writers #books #readers #videos #video

Who am I and what is this channel all about?

Thanks for watching. I promise to make things better each time. I even bought a tripod tonight, so if that ain’t dedication, well, I don’t know what is.

Hey, everyone, welcome back to Writer Groupie. We are chatting with Janie Franz, author of the paranormal fantasy series starting with Ruins, this time, Ruins Legacy .

Ruins Legacy by Janie Franz

We interviewed Janie a while back, at this link for episode 73 : Janie Franz, Acquisitions Editor

I hope you will listen to both of these great chats. They are linked (the two videos) in this one at YouTube. I am trying to create playlists there of dual/multiple interviews. If you like playlists, have a look on our Youtube channel and see what it looks like.

This time Janie and I have a good chat about the latest goings-on at Muse It Up Publishing, who is currently closed to subs, but you can bookmark the site anyway by going here: MuseItUpPublishing

And we also talk about her latest book, Ruins Legacy, which just came out in March.

Also, the audio in this chat is not as good as it needs to be…we were Skyping during a thunderstorm of epic proportions. Sorry about that!!!

You guys should try to glean all you can from our chat though, as Janie is very experienced at editing and writing, and she shares a lot of good info. Writers like me can learn a lot from her.

Hope you enjoy this one!

WGP Episode 64: Marie Lavender, author

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Welcome to Writer Groupie Podcast! Episode 64 with Marie Lavender

Marie Lavender is the bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 21 other books. She has the honor of such titles as:
March 2016 Empress of the Universe title – winner of the “Broken Heart” themed contest and the “I Love You” themed contest on Poetry Universe.

Her books, SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK, placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers’ Poll. She has been nominated in the TRR Readers’ Choice Awards for Winter 2015. She was the poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest.

Some other notables are:

The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015.
Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards.
Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial’s Author of the Year Competition.
Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader’s Choice Award.
Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014.
Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com.
Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for over twenty years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.

Upon your love-001-second cover attemptUPON YOUR LOVE

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Directions of the Heart - eBook coverDirections of the Heart


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In this episode we learn:

WGP Episode 47- Armand Rosamilia, author

Welcome to the podcast! It’s already episode 47 – can you believe it? I didn’t have time to record an intro this time, because Christmas is rolling toward us! It’s already CHRISTMAS WEEK! While you are off, you should totally make time to listen to this podcast.

Armand Rosamilia is a great author and podcaster, and he just got a Kindle Scout contract. You know you want to know more about that! You can click any of these images to go straight to Amazon and purchase his work.

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life… He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.


  • Armand tells us what cons he will be at in 2016.
  • We learn how he got started writing and ended up penning so many works.
  • How many words a day he tries to write a day.
  • What genre he is going to work in now, and it is NOT horror.
  • Insider info about his Kindle Scout contract
  • How he stays on track when he gets multiple ideas
  • Inspiration for taking care of the business side of writing
  • Information about his publishing choices
  • BONUS: insider info on the actual story that Kindle picked up
  • Details about his podcasts, see links below!


Find Armand at his sites listed here:
Armand Rosamilia, website
Armand Rosamilia, Facebook
Armand Rosamilia, Twitter