Episode 012:  Linda Gilden is a nonfiction author, writing coach, editor, coauthor, ghostwriter, popular writers’ conference speaker, writers’ conference director, and more

Show Overview

  • Linda Gilden is a award winning writer of nonfiction books and articles, an editor and a writing coach; an experienced speaker and an Advanced Certified Personality Trainer; popular writers conference speaker and the director of two writers conferences; a columnist  and judge for writing competition, and more. In short, she’s busy and loves her life. She has coauthored books and ghostwritten others. You’ll hear about Linda’s 10 year journey, that some might call a failure, to get Mama Was the Queen of Christmas picked up by a publisher. Linda shares what inspires her writing, and the great story about how a simple conversation with an editor propelled her so far ahead in confidence – more than anything else. She share how passion for her subject is one of the most important things as she write. You’ll find her tips on coauthoring and ghostwriting are valuable.

Genre & Writing

  • Nonfiction, coauthor and ghostwriter, articles, blogger, editor, writing coach, writers’ conference speaker and director

My Books

Writing Setbacks

Writing Motivation

  • To be with other writers, to brainstorm, and get those creative juices going.

The Most Important Thing I Learned About Writing

  • Writing it is hard work and it is not easy to do, but it is very worthwhile and it can touch and change people’s lives.

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Most Difficult Challenge

  • To stick with the challenge at hand – the writing, and not get caught up in everything around the house.

The Best Advice on Writing I Ever Received

  • Write what you know. But you don’t have to know everything. You can become a temporary expert.

My Best Advice for Struggling Writers

  • Hang in there, learn the craft and keep writing. Go to conferences – that’s probably the best piece of advice for new writers. Hang out with writers. Learn all you can. Join a critique group. Realize it’s hard work.

The Author That Inspires Me

My Favorite Book on Writing

How To Find Me

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Linda Gilden – Nonfiction author, writing coach, editor, conference director, and more



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