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PODCAST MANAGER

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If this level of engagement is not right for you, or you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you.

Our expectation is you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do, and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence, and take pride in a job well done.

We understand not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them. On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles:

  • Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It
  • Become part of the solution
  • Respect for others and their feelings
  • Act now
  • Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
  • Personal ownership and pride
  • Reject average
  • Show others that you care

A podcast manager would handle all of the pre and post production elements of the podcast included, but not limited to:

  • Scheduling guests
  • Creating Production Calendar based on scheduled guests
  • Creating show rundowns based on recorded content and Company Standards.
  • Follow-up emails to confirm recording date
  • Listening to audio of podcast and noting discrepancies before it goes live
  • Creating web page for podcast
  • Creating featured image on canva
  • Making podcast pages live on the appropriate date
  • Emailing guests that their episode is live with link/featured image
  • Organize the podcast with Trello, the manual, and google drive

Skills needed:

  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to project manage many moving pieces
  • Experience with video editing, and uploading

Assistant Writing Coach

ABOUT THE POSITION

This is a position for someone with a background in writing, teaching, wordpress, and NLP or positive psychology. You will be working closely and independently with clients, and should be comfortable talking about personal details in 1-1 and group sessions. A love of people and a desire to see them succeed is essential to this position. $10-$20 per hour for first 90 days, depending on experience; 5-10 hours/week. Raises and increased hours available after first 90 days. 

ABOUT YOU

You are upbeat, encouraging, and truly care for others and their success. You want to be part of a team that is helping writers to achieve their publishing dreams. 

  • Help clients to set and meet writing goals
  • Help clients to stay accountable to writing goals
  • Be familiar with Writing Gym resources and to prescribe them as needed to clients
  • Maintain your assigned facebook account to interact in our client facebook groups
  • Meet weekly with the team to discuss client successes and challenges
  • Complete documentation as needed on client successes and challenges
  • Perform bi-monthly bonus sessions on topics related to goal setting and positive thinking
  • Perform initial onboarding orientation calls with clients
  • Run bonus sessions 1-2 times per quarter
  • Run writing salons 1-2 times per quarter
  • Proofreading and Copy editing of articles, web copy, etc as needed. 
  • Updating client modules
  • Generally ensuring a positive client experience

COMPANY VALUES:

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you, or you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you.

Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. 

We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them. On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles:

  •   Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It
  •   Become part of the solution
  •     Respect for others and their feelings
  •     Act now.
  •     Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
  •     Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
  •     Personal ownership and pride
  •     Reject average
  •     Show others that you care

ABOUT US

Date with the Muse is a writing coaching company. We help writers to finish, traditionally publish, and sell well so they can live the author lifestyle. 

 

We are committed to helping as many people as possible not only get their stories out, but get them out so well that they create an engaging conversation that brings people together.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you. Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them.

On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles: · Accountability:

  • See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It ·
  • Become part of the solution ·
  • Respect for others and their feelings ·
  • Act now. ·
  • Ask the question: “What else can I do?” ·
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?” ·
  • Personal ownership and pride ·
  • Reject average ·
  • Show others that you care

We are looking to add a virtual intern to our team.

If you love writing and communications, have an eye for detail, and wee bit of perfectionist tendency, this may be the right fit for you. The social media intern will take created video content, and transform it into cross-media content. These media include our blog, YouTube channel, Twitter, Linked In…and more. You should have access to software, and and ability and passion for Social Media Management–Creating and posting tweets, Facebook posts, group engagement, etc. Video Editing/Audio Editing Writing to communicate well Creating Accurate Video Subtitles Drafting and Sending promotional emails to organizations for increased exposure Leveraging social media (Including YouTube channel) Expanding SEO reach/Google AdWords

Tell me what other rock-star qualities you have. I am open to speaking with students at any point in their career. I am more interested in your expertise than your age.

PODCAST SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

If you can commit to and live with the following principles, then you are the type of person who will be successful and help our company thrive. If you feel this level of engagement is not right for you or that you’re not willing or able to participate with us at this level, we are not a good fit for you. Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions. You are committed to excellence and take pride in a job well done. We understand that not every person is ready for this level of performance, and we appreciate the honesty of those who decide this is not the right place for them.

On the other hand, you would make an ideal candidate to join our company if you are willing to commit to the following principles: Accountability: See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It

  • Become part of the solution
  • Respect for others and their feelings
  • Act now.
  • Ask the question: “What else can I do?”
  • Ask the questions: “What coaching do you have for me” and “What can I do better?”
  • Personal ownership and pride
  • Reject average
  • Show others that you care

A podcast social media manager would handle pre and post production elements of the podcast included but not limited to:

 

  • Listening to audio of podcast and noting discrepancies before it goes live
  • Researching guests for podcast
  • Creating web pages for podcast episodes using WordPress
  • Creating featured image on Canva
  • Creating worksheets corresponding to each podcast episode
  • Making podcast pages live on the appropriate date
  • Emailing guests that their episode is live with link/featured image
  • Organize the podcast with Trello, the manual, and google drive
  • Posting out marketing images with appropriate captions via SocialJukebox Experience with Twitter
  • Skills needed: ability to meet deadlines ability to project manage many moving pieces experience with social media marketing

To submit an application to these positions, please send cover letter and resume to CEO Annalisa Parent, annalisa@datewiththemuse.com. Please be sure to include the title for which you are applying in your cover letter. 

How To Get a Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

How To Get a Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

How To Get A Manuscript Request in Twenty Minutes

 

Do these statements ring true for you?

  • You struggle to finish or publish your book.
  • You feel like you’ve tried everything: you’ve read the books, taken the classes, attended the workshops, read every article that exists on the internet about how to write and get published. 
  • You feel frustrated or incompetent because you haven’t been published yet.

You’re not alone, writers. I work with many writers to get past these very same issues, and today I want to share with you how I helped one of these writers finally get published.

When Barbara came to me, she had done the work–oh boy had she done the work. She even had an MFA (a Master of Fine Arts), which many writers consider to be the pinnacle of a writer’s career.

But the problem with an MFA is though the classes teach you how to write, they fail to teach you how to publish. 

In fact, one of the biggest complaints the agents I work with have about MFA writers is their manuscripts are cookie cutter. Most agents can sniff out an MFA manuscript from a mile away. They’re all the same, which doesn’t give them that edge to be publishable. 

This was Barbara’s issue: she had a great concept, but needed to break out of the MFA mold and transform her manuscript into something agents would scramble to represent. 

Barbara and I worked on revisions over the course of several months. During that time, I was in conversation with several agents about Barbara, her manuscript, and how to position her book for optimal success. 

What was incredible about working with Barbara is for the first time in her writing career, the revision process was not a stress-ridden nightmare for her, but enjoyable. Barbara and I laughed together during our meetings and enjoyed each other’s company, because she finally felt she was on the right track to publication. 

When Barbara finished revising, I sent her synopsis to an agent I work with frequently. Within 20 minutes of reading the synopsis, she asked me for a full manuscript. 

Let that sink in. 

20 minutes. 

Have you waited days, weeks, even MONTHS to hear back from an agent–only to get a “no thanks, not for me”? 

Imagine getting a yes in 20 minutes. 

Many would-be authors spin their wheels for years trying the same things over and over again, hoping for new results. Worse: they piddle their money away one workshop, one class, one MFA at a time. 

Real results ARE possible, but you’ve got to be willing to take the right steps.

I work with authors who are coachable–so eager to publish that they’re willing to put in hard work.

The authors I work with authors every day are tired of spinning their wheels, ready for real results, and ready to invest in themselves in order to get there.

I work with authors who take writing and publishing seriously without taking themselves too seriously. 

If that sounds like you, and you’re really ready, I’ve opened some spots in my calendar to talk with you about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there. Click here to choose a time to book yourself directly into my calendar, and we can hop on a call and chat.

Until next time. Happy Writing.

Steve Cummins Author

Steve Cummins Author

Steve Cummins' Success Story

How Steve found the time to write, and fulfilled his 20 year dream of finishing a novel.

Steve’s Success: At a Glance

  • Overcame frustration with the writing process
  • Rediscovered the fun of writing
  • Found a welcoming community of like-minded writers

    How Steve Went from 20 Years of Wheel-spinning to Finally Finishing His Book

     

    Before the Writing Gym

    Steve always dreamed of writing a novel. He began his writing journey at the age of 22, but like many writers, Steve found that he couldn’t finish a manuscript. 

    Over twenty years had passed, but his novel still had not been completed. With a busy professional and personal life, he couldn’t sit long enough to write. The novel sat neglected for a good decade before he picked it up again in his 30s. 

    As he looked over his pages, Steve felt frustrated with how long it was taking him to finish his novel. Steve told me that when he told his friends about his writing, they said , ”Please, you’re never going to finish.” His parents also knew that he had dreams of being an author, but thought “Okay, we’re going to die without seeing that happen.” 

    When his parents shared their thoughts, Steve felt extra pressure to finish the novel. , He tried, time and time again, to set aside time in his life to dedicate to his writing. He even sought out an editor to help him with his work. It still wasn’t enough. 

    After many years, he hadn’t finished his book and began to dread writing the story he had once loved so much. 

    Then, he and I got on the phone. 

    I met Steve at a publishing class I taught at a Colorado library. He shared with me his journey up until this point: his frustration, sense of loss, and ultimate fear that he would never get this novel written. Once I shared with him the neuroscientific techniques we use in the Writing Gym, the support he would have to finish the book–including accountability and confidence based on what his writing strengths are–Steve decided to invest in his writing career.

    Invest in your Writing Future

    After joining the Writing Gym, Steve immediately began to see massive progress on the novel which he had struggled to finish for two decades. The Writing Gym allowed Steve to commit to his writing. This support held Steve accountable to his writing and gave him new sources of inspiration. 

    Steve was now churning out page after page, AND feeling confidence and creative flow.

    By participating in the Writing Gym, Steve finally had a set routine that allowed his novel writing to progress steadily. 

    Not only that, Steve relished his new supportive writing community. As an extrovert, writing had been a lonely endeavor for him. After joining the Writing Gym, he found a supportive community of like-minded writers to share highs and lows along the writing journey. He gained more than the support of the coaches in the Writing Gym, he also became a part of a larger community, one whose practices are based on neuroscience. 

    Did the Writing Gym make a difference?

    Steve said that if it weren’t for the Writing Gym, it would’ve taken, “well gosh, at this pace, eight years,” instead of the 8 weeks that it took to complete his novel in the Writing Gym.

    Steve’s Success

    Now, Steve has completely written his novel. After spinning his wheels for two decades, he was able to receive the support and guidance to achieve his goal in two months.

    “The biggest change is rediscovering the fun of writing, along with believing that ‘yes, I can finish a novel.’ That it’s not just some dream I gave up on 15 years ago. It’s a dream that I can actually work on and realize.”

    How Can You Get This Kind of Success?

    Have you been spinning your wheels on a writing project? Is it hard to find the time between family obligations, work, and life? Are you ready to STOP letting your writing take a back-burner, and fit your author dream into your busy life? 

    Whether you’re still in the middle of writing your novel like Steve, or you’ve finished and don’t know where to go next, the Writing Gym can help. 

    A word of caution, though: this opportunity is only for serious writers, writers who are tired of false solutions that don’t get them where they want to be, and are ready NOW for change. To be invited into theWriting Gym, you need to be ready and determined to finish and publish your work.

    If this sounds like you, the first step is for us to talk about where you are, where you’d like to go, and how you can get there. Let’s chat

    Steve’s Advice: How to Finally Write That Book – Even If You’ve Been Putting it Off For 20 Years

    “The Writing Gym changed me”

    The Writing Gym let me rediscover the fun in writing, made me believe ‘yeah, I can finish a novel,’ and that it wasn’t just some dream I gave up on 15 years ago. The Writing Gym has helped me to believe that finishing a novel is a dream I can actually realize. It’s just truly so exciting.

    Steve Cummins

    Writing Gym VIP Member

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    Want this kind of success?

    We help authors like Lauren go from struggling writers to published authors every day. If you’re serious about publishing, book a call with a member of our team to talk about how we can get you there.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That.

    Confused About Publishing? Got Writer’s Block? Let’s Fix That. 

     

    In order to become an author, let alone a successful one, you have to do a lot more than write.

    The path to publication is long and there are many, many places to get lost.

    That’s why our VIP programs are designed to walk you through the whole process, or just the part you’re stuck on if that’s what you need. 

    We give you the coaching, support, knowledge, and support you need to go from struggling writer to published author.

    We work with writers at three different phases:

     

    • Write or finish a novel in eight weeks
    • Revise novel to publishable and find an agent
    • Expand author platform and sell their book

    We’ve had many authors in different stages of the writing process get published. 

     

    Sounds like something you’re interested in?

    The Writing Gym is accepting select writers to join our community of successful, published authors.

    If you’re serious about publishing in 2020, let’s chat. Drop yourself into my calendar here to talk to a member of our team.

    Until next time. Happy Writing. 

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Five Fast Facts About the Writing Gym

    Have you ever considered joining a writing program, but you’re not sure what it’s really like?

    Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things that happen in our program, the Writing Gym:

        1. One of the first writers to publish through the Writing Gym now offers retreats based on her book of inspirational poems.
        2. Writing Gym members get access to frequent guest sessions with NYT bestselling authors, top editors, and literary agents.
        3. We’ve had members from the US, India, Australia, and England.
        4. Each May, our writers attend a writing-intensive retreat to a manor house on the coast of England. This year we had an amazing virtual retreat!
        5. One of our writers has received two full manuscript requests from two of the top agencies, including an undisclosed Hollywood opportunity. 

    Here’s what some of our writers have to say about the Writing Gym:

    Lauren:

    “The Writing Gym provides authors with knowledgeable, insider industry information, knowledgeable feedback and a true understanding of how the writing process works so that you can be your best writer.”

    Jeanne:

    “Having a group of people to work with, sometimes feels like a competition. Like, ‘How many people got the most rejection letters today?’ We joke about these things and it helps to take the sting out of our own personal rejections.”

    “Especially because you know your fellow Writing Gym members are so talented, so it really helps to know you’re going through the same things as other very good writers.”

    Barbara:

    “[The Writing Gym] made me believe that I could be a novelist, and actually complete a book which I hadn’t done in the past.” 

    Our writers love the Writing Gym and have found great success. Will you be next?

    If you’re serious about publishing in 2020, let’s chat. Drop yourself into our calendar here to talk to a member of our team and learn more about our program. 

    Until next time. Happy writing.

    Free Resource Guide to Agents and Publishers

    Free Resource Guide to Agents and Publishers

    Free Resource Guide to Agents and Publishers

    Finally. All the Writing and Publishers Answers You’ve Been Looking for, All in one Place. Easy and Free. 

    Does publishing ever feel impossible? Confusing? Even secretive? 

    Have you ever wished you could get inside the head of an agent or publisher? Wished you could see your manuscript through their eyes and ask them all the questions that have ever kept you up in the middle of the night:

    •  Is my work good enough? What do I need to improve?

    • How do I know when my manuscript is done? 

    • Is my idea marketable? 

    • Is my query okay? 

    • What do I need to do differently?

    What if you could get in-depth answers and guidance to all these questions, straight from top agents and publishers?

    You wouldn’t have to wander around in the dark anymore. Finding the answers would finally give you direction. In addition, you’d know what the next steps are, and make real progress toward your publishing dream with 100% confidence that you’re on the right track.

    Simply a 5-minute conversation with an agent or publisher can change a writer’s life. Unfortunately, most writers don’t have access to this kind of opportunity. Let’s face it, that’s why you go to writing conferences. You’re hoping you can steal two minutes with an agent and ask them for advice. Even if you could do this, it is not going to provide you the type of in-depth guidance you need.

    But we do.

    At Date With the Muse, we’re connected with some of the top agents, publishers, and authors in today’s market. We’re determined to get in their heads and ask them all the burning questions we know you have about how to write, revise, publish, and sell a bestselling book like a pro. Then, we deliver that knowledge to writers eager to be in-the-know.

     

    We offer more than a 5 minute Q&A at a conference; we spend more than half an hour in intimate conversation each week with high-level industry experts, all so you can get an in-depth look into the elusive world of publishing.

    Download our free resource guide to get access to four full hours of interviews with leading publishing industry experts including:

    • Jeff Kleinmann – Literary Agent Founding Partner at Folio Literary Management on what literary agents really think about your manuscript
    • Margaret Riley King – Top Agent at William Morris Endeavor on what goes on inside a literary agent’s head
    • Kel Kade – New York Times Bestselling Author on how to score a major (think 6 figures!) publishing deal

    This guide includes twelve 30-minute interviews about writing, revision, publishing, and marketing. So wherever you are, you’ll have the expert insight you need to take the next step towards becoming a published author. 

    Highlights

    How to Write and Publish a Book | Author Manny Wolfe (22 min)

    •  How to choose a title for your book
    • How to know where to end your book
    • How to figure out your writing process

    How to Fall in Love with Your Writing Again | Lauren Barker (17 min)

    o   How to appreciate your own writing again

    o   How to finish your novel (for real this time)

    o   How to get into the writing momentum

    How Can I Find the Time to Write? | Allie Powers (20 min)

    o   How to find quality feedback for your work

    o   How to meet your word count goals

    o   The connection between neuroscience and writing

    How to Optimize Digital Marketing for Your Book | Chris West (24 min)

    o   How to use digital marketing as an author

    o   How to increase your following on social media

    o   How to use various digital marketing channels to advertise your writing

    How to Land Your Ideal Literary Agent | Jeanne Covert (18 min)

    o   How to find the right editor for your manuscript

    o   How to get your query letter to the front of the line

    o   How to write better marketing materials

    How to Land Your Ideal Literary Agent | Jeanne Covert (18 min)

    o   How to find the right editor for your manuscript

    o   How to get your query letter to the front of the line

    o   How to write better marketing materials

    What Literary Agents Really Think About Your Manuscript | Jeff Kleinmann (21 min)

    o   The most important elements of a query letter

    o   What makes an agent pass on a query letter

    o   How to know if you’re right for traditional publishing

    o   What agents are looking for in a manuscript

    What Goes on Inside a Literary Agent’s Head | Margaret Riley King (20 min)

    o   How to make your query letter stand out

    o   What NOT to do when sending queries to agents at different agencies

    o   The day-to-day life of a literary agent

     

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