EP. 11: Writing, Editing, and Publishing a Fiction Book with Molly Kendall

Cover of episode 11 of The Rebel Maker Podcast with the title, Writing, Editing, and Publishing a Fiction Book with Molly Kendall

My first love is non-fiction. That’s why I’m so excited to have Molly Kendall with me on today’s episode of The Rebel Maker. Molly is a well-rounded publisher and writer whose specialty is fiction.

Molly is a kind, quick-witted, quiet Christian girl who appreciates dramatic stories, adores nature, and loves to inspire others. Molly strives to bring hope to her readers in everything that she writes.

We talk about the writing and publishing process for fiction books, connecting with your readers, and overcoming imposter syndrome.

In this episode:

  • [03:14] What inspired Molly to start writing and her Wattpad journey
  • [09:37] The editing and publishing process of a fiction book and how it differs from a nonfiction book
  • [15:23] What makes a good book cover and choosing a cover designer
  • [22:33] Molly’s writing process and how she maps out her books
  • [26:31] Connecting with your readers as a marketing tool
  • [29:22] Book events as an introvert and learning from other authors
  • [34:09] Imposter syndrome as an author and practical tips to combat it 
  • [39:54] Molly’s book recommendation
  • [40:35] The one thing Molly would do differently for her next book launch 

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Noteworthy quotes from this episode:

“I do my general plot of okay, this is what I want to happen. And then honestly, I think about the ending. How do I want it to end? How do I want to get there? And the in-between just happens.”

“Imagine you’re stuck on that one spot, you don’t know how you can further progress in your story because of how the character is. By having the freedom of allowing your character to change in any way you need them to, whether it’s something big or something small, you have full right to go back and change it. It’s not 100% in stone.”

“Marketing is connecting with your people. Finding your audience and enjoying things together.”

“Do what works for you. Don’t try to be something that you’re not”


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