Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach

Latest Episodes

No time to write? Make solid progress in just 5 minutes
June 20, 2023

During the early years of parenthood, I wasted a lot of time feeling sorry for myself. Why can't I have my own dedicated writing space? Why can't I have blocks of uninterrupted time? The overwhe

To Share or Not to Share: Which Personal Stories Should You Include in Your Writing?
June 01, 2023

Nearly everyone who writes personal stories in any form has agonized over how much to share. Will writing about an issue from childhood break Mom's heart? Should I change the name of a high scho

You’ve Spotted Another Writer’s Typo. Now What Do You Do?
May 18, 2023

As writers, we spend countless hours crafting and refining our work to perfection. We labor over word choices, sentence structure, and the perfect flow. Despite our best efforts—even after a pass t

Save Time and Headaches: Create Citations as You Write
May 03, 2023

Years ago, one of my clients updated me on her publishing journey. She turned in her manuscript on deadline, so that was a huge relief. Then her editor asked for one last piece she'd put off. "A

Find your muse in nature with this inspiring poetry prompt
April 01, 2023

Consider a lowly stick, memorialized by my friend: Little Y StickFragile, knobby crossroads in my fingersBring me eyes to see how God is in my midst.1 ​Jennifer Dukes Lee penned that poem afte

From Idea to Contract: The Inspiring Story of a First-Time Author, with Merideth Hite Estevez
March 15, 2023

Gain inspiration from the journey of a first-time author who transformed her dream of writing into a reality by taking bold action. Merideth Hite Estevez's success story involved launching a captivati

Trauma-Informed Writing Transforms You and Your Words, with Michelle Stiffler
February 01, 2023

Today we're exploring a topic that every writer is going to want to tune in and learn about: a trauma-informed approach to writing. To speak to that, I've invited Michelle Stiffler on the show to h

What’s Your Christmas Reflection?
December 22, 2022

I hosted a virtual Christmas party in my membership program, Your Platform Matters (YPM). At the party I encouraged a writing exercise: Christmas Reflections. I asked these writers to close the

AI writing tools keep getting better. How can writers keep up? (Interview with ChatGPT)
December 15, 2022

AI writing apps, programs, and tools are all over the news. People are reacting. They’re writing articles and opinion pieces, they're recording podcasts, they're discussing it in Twitter threads. S

Do You Need Stephen King’s Pencil?
December 01, 2022

People wonder about Stephen King’s pencil. Writers (including me) want to know what writing instrument he uses. Why? Maybe we all harbor a secret hope that if we get the same pencil as Stephen