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Journey Sixty6 is your trip advisor for the book writing journey. If you're aspiring to write a book, or languishing in the middle of the journey, join Dave Goetz and Melissa Parks as they provide practical help for book writers. In this book writing podcast, Dave and Melissa address everything from how to find your voice to winnowing your book thesis to structuring your book and chapters.They also address the difficult questions of how to build an online following while working on your book ...
 
Turn on, tune in and listen local to a weekly hour (60 minutes, get it?) devoted to music from the 816 and surrounding areas. Middle of the Map Fest organizer and #kcmusic champion Chris Haghirian and The Bridge's Sarah Bradshaw take a look at what's filling local venues right now while looking back at some old favorites, host live in-studio sessions and talk with some of the people in town that get things done. Connect with Chris Instagram http://instagram.com/chrishaghirian Facebook http:/ ...
 
This survey is being compiled for the members, prospective members, and friends of Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as an aid in private and family devotion, beginning on the date of September 6, 2017, and all for God's glory. For more information about Centennial ARP Church visit our website at: www.centennialarp.org
 
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This week's episode of the Eight One Sixty continues our celebration of Women's History Month with long-time music promoter and friend of the show, Jacki Becker of Eleven Productions Presents. Tune in to hear music from and stories about Purity Ring, Zola Jesus, Waxahatchee, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Dessa, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Neko Case. …
 
It's one thing to write a book. And quite another to sell your book. Author Andrew Keyt made a significant investment in the publicity of his book, Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning (Wiley Finance). The first publicity phase was the six weeks after its launch, the second was the long slog since. In this episode, …
 
Amy Davies, author of "A Spark in the Dark," offers helpful tips to business writers on what a book can do for your business, how to energize your writing by narrowing your audience, and how to make progress one chapter at a time. Amy also discusses how she launched her book on Linkedin and uses her book to build her business.…
 
We're celebrating Spring Funding Drive week on The Bridge with longtime friend and collaborator John Kreicbergs of Propaganda3. John K. has been a volunteer during Pledge Week on the show for years, and he’s also been part of teams that have brought you events like Boulevardia, Middle of the Map, Thundergong and more. We handed over the show to him…
 
We're celebrating Spring Funding Drive week on The Bridge with longtime friend and collaborator John Kreicbergs of Propaganda3. John K. has been a volunteer during Pledge Week on the show for years, and he's also been part of teams that have brought you events like Boulevardia, Middle of the Map, Thundergong and more. We handed over the show to him…
 
Youth fantasy fiction and non-fiction writer Jaimie Engle wanted to be an author since she was a child. Three weeks before her first book, “Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light,” was slated to be published, the publisher bailed. Jaimie had no choice but to figure out how to self publish the book. In this episode, Jaimie talks candidly about the lon…
 
We continue our celebration of Women's History Month on the Eight One Sixty this week, featuring Katy Guillen & the Drive! Katy Guillen and Stephanie Williams visit us via Zoom to talk about what they’ve been doing through the pandemic and we’ll hear about their very cool, multi-cam, incredibly mixed, upcoming livestream concert on Saturday, March …
 
A plan is essential to a promoting your book, no matter the size of your budget. In this episode, Melissa and Dave interview Jon Lokhorst, a leadership coach, trainer, and keynote speaker. In a few weeks, Jon will be launching his new book, “Mission-Critical Leadership: How Smart Managers Lead Well in All Directions," into the world. Aspiring autho…
 
Every worthy endeavor requires time, discipline, failure, and persistence. And any grand undertaking will also include stretches of discouragement. In this episode, Melissa and Dave discuss the different kinds of discouragement and offer up some ideas for how to move past the days of doubt while making progress. One idea is to step away from your p…
 
The American suburbs have little in common with the post-apartheid communities of Capetown, South Africa. Christina Quist knows this firsthand. She, her husband, and their five kids sold most of their belongings and moved from Ohio to the southern Hemisphere. Christina never imagined that she'd be dodging stray bullets and shooing baboons from her …
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we will celebrate Black History Month. During the show we’ll hear music from several great KC area artists including The Freedom Affair, Jelly Rose, They Call Me Sauce, Modern Day, Kemet Coleman, Crystal Rose Music, Kadesh Flow, Ivy Roots, Cuee, Brotha Newz - the Ustadh and Chico Sierra, Stik Figa, Con…
 
The call came out of the blue. Lorilee Craker's book agent knew the business manager of Lynne Spears, mother of pop star Brittney Spears. A few hours together in Nashville sealed the deal, and Lorilee became the co-author of a New York Times bestseller. Writing success, like any kind of success, doesn't happen without the grind, the years of discip…
 
It's another New Music Tuesday on the Eight One Sixty this week! We’ve been saying it for nearly a year now, but despite the pandemic, it’s amazing how so many musicians are finding ways to put out new music during these crazy times. We’ll start the show with music from a young KC musician named PmBata, who blew up this month on Spotify and Tik Tok…
 
It takes grit to cover the morning weather, like award-winning broadcast meteorologist Amy Sweezey did for 25 years. For starters, she set her alarm for 2 AM every morning in order to clock in for the 4:30 AM news. It also takes grit to work on a book project for almost twenty years. Named "Broadcaster of the Year" by the National Weather Associati…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, Chris takes a deep dive into the Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference. This year would've marked the return of the Folk Alliance International Conference to Kansas City, after spending the last two years in Canada and New Orleans. The physical return to KC will have to wait till 2022, but the good people a…
 
There are many reasons to self-publish your book or project. It's not just because you couldn't land a contract with a traditional publisher. One of the big reasons is control over intellectual rights, pricing, and, among other things, book packaging. In this episode, Melissa and Dave offer up three benefits of self publishing and how authors can b…
 
This week's episode of the Eight One Sixty is all about new music! But first, we'll celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs and their effort to RUN IT BACK. We'll kick off the show with Chiefs anthems from Yes You Are (Kianna White) and a brand new one from Blane Howard. Then we'll dive into several new songs from Other Americans, Making Movies, Redder Mo…
 
The Enneagram is everywhere. Based on 105 questions, the personality test casts personality types into nine buckets. Coaches, consultants, HR departments, leadership gurus - many use the Enneagram to help with team building and bonding, and self-understanding. In this episode, Melissa and Dave interview Alysa Clark, who is conversant in the Enneagr…
 
On this week's episode of Eight One Sixty, we take a moment to look back 10 years — all the way to 2011! We’ve had a lot of fun playing brand new music for you the past two weeks, but we’re going to dive deep into our external hard drives and put together a fun show for you. We’ll start with the very first band Chris ever played on our very first s…
 
There's no joy like that of diving into a writing project with an author. If you need inspiration, hope, and practical help, this episode is for you. Melissa and Dave tell the writing, promotion, and publishing stories of five authors with whom they've work over the past several years. The five book projects couldn't be more different. Yet the thre…
 
It's another all new music show this week on the Eight One Sixty! We’ll hear new music from 11 KC-area acts, including Kadesh Flow, Brat Pitt, Sam Wells, Kid Computer, Leah Watts, Ashley Ray, Lily B Moonflower, Slim Hanson and the Poor Choices, Wayne Gottstine, Club Sinister and Shadow Figures. There’s some indie rock, some alt-country, some bluegr…
 
There's a chasm between writing for yourself and writing for a client. Writing for yourself is, well, so personal. One foundational question is, "What do I want to evoke in the reader?" In this episode with Jennifer Olvera, Melissa and Dave explore the life of a professional writer. Jennifer has been a professional writer for more than twenty years…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we're kicking off 2021 with an all-new music show! Also, the new year marks our show’s seventh anniversary and the 20th anniversary of 90.9 The Bridge! On the show, we’ll hear brand new music from 11 different KC bands and musicians, including Redder Moon, Christena Graves, Wallace Loyal, Radial Red, B…
 
After the worry of never getting published comes the fear of not selling any books. On its heels comes the thought, "What if people hate what I wrote?" or "What if the reviews are exceptionally negative?" Sometimes, those anxieties can tempt us to write bland prose in an attempt to stay a member of, as writer Stephen King calls it, "polite society.…
 
Entrepreneurs and writers have a lot in common. One is the persistence needed to fight through the doubts and insecurities that come when creating something from nothing. In this episode, Melissa and Dave discuss the writer as entrepreneur and why the entrepreneurial mindset is essential for writers on the road trip to complete their book. Writing …
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we're wrapping up Best Of 2020 season with Chris's favorite albums of the year. It was a crazy and weird year, but Kansas City musicians still hustled hard to put out great music. On the show we’ll hear selections from 10 of Chris's favorite albums of the year, from EBONY TUSKS, Blackstarkids, The Free…
 
Writers need editors. Editors amplify the voice of a writer. Editors assist with clarity, flow, and emotion. In this episode, Melissa and Dave make the point that the editor is almost always right. And that writers should welcome with open arms the feedback of an editor. That doesn't mean, of course, blindly accepting everything that the editor sug…
 
On this week's Eight One Sixty, our Best Of season continues with a Zoom visit from special guest Bill Brownlee. He's a long-time contributing writer for The Kansas City, a prolific blogger at There Stands the Glass and Plastic Sax, a virtual opera aficionado, KCUR 89.3 contributor, and a long-time guest on this show. We’ll take a look back at musi…
 
What makes an idea substantive enough for entire book? In this episode, Melissa and Dave interview Cathy Carroll, founder of Legacy Onward, a leadership coaching practice for family businesses. After years in corporate, she was asked to run her father's business, and learned first-hand the stark differences between corporate leadership and family b…
 
Episode 2: Manuel La Torre-Poueymirou- Undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico‚ Rio Piedras Campus- Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology - Additional studies in Electronics Engineering- Current Area of Research: Electrochemistry, for the development of economically accessible medical devices for early-stage cancer detection through electrod…
 
This podcast was recorded in June my pandemic inability showed up in my podcast hence the 6-month delay! Anyway, today I am sharing a nourishing chat with my darling Kate Taylor. Kate is a sparkling disco ball in human form. In this episode, Kate talks about living a satiating BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL LIFE and feeling into your expansiveness. Kate is a l…
 
On this week's episode of Eight One Sixty, Chris runs down his favorite EPs of 2020 — including music from Una Walkenhorst, Katy Guillen and the Drive, Silver Girl, Jake Wells, Jo MacKenzie, Amy Marcus, Kadesh Flow ft. They Call Me Sauce, Lava Dreams, Sam Wells, Nick Siegel and Christine & the Queens.…
 
There's an enormous energy required to start something new. And maybe even more energy is expended when restarting a book project after a long pause. In this episode, Melissa and Dave discuss the challenges of starting to write again. And how to pick up where you left off and, once again, make progress. They provide encouragement as well as practic…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we celebrate Pledge Week by playing all new music from great KC musicians! The Bridge is a listener-supported radio station, which means we get by with a lot of help from our friends — good people like you. And because of people like you, we can dedicate an entire show to KC musicians — young ones, vet…
 
It's no snap turning a PhD dissertation into a book. For starters, a dissertation is positioned for a micro-audience (your committee members). The bulk of the project is focused on the research methodology. And the writing cadence of a dissertation is constantly interrupted by references to dead authors. The writing of a book must appeal to a compl…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we're celebrating The Riot Room! For 13 years, The Riot Room has been hosting shows here in KC, and owners Tim and Dallas Gutschenritter have worked hard to run a great venue. They recently launched a GoFundMe to stay afloat. This week on the show, we’ll do a deep dive into The Riot Room, as well as ta…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, it’s one of our favorite days of the year — Mark Manning Day! Mark is an amazing human and long-time host of the Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM, a couple clicks down the dial. Each year he hosts a massive four-show, eight-hour presentation of his favorite recordings of the year. Over four week…
 
This week on the Eight One Sixty, we're going to have an early Thanksgiving celebration by stopping to give thanks to several KC-area musicians who go above and beyond to share their gifts with so many people. Two weeks ago was Apocalypse Meow, a massive fundraiser for Midwest Music Foundation, plus Thundergong over the weekend — a massive fundrais…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, it’s all about Thundergong 2020! This is the 4th annual event and it is a massive fundraiser for a great KC-based charity called Steps Of Faith Foundation. We’ll be joined via Zoom by Billy Brimblecom, Jr., the executive director of Steps of Faith and along with Jason Sudeikis, a co-founder of Thunderg…
 
So what really motivates you to write and publish a book? In this episode, Melissa and Dave talk candidly about how publishing changes your life. Or doesn't. At least, not like you think it will. We all tend to have overblown expectations about publishing, whether sales or prestige. Publishing is an important mile marker, no doubt. And it can evoke…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, it’s all about new music. We’ll celebrate Election Day with 10 new songs from 10 KC-area bands. We’ll also remind you that this Saturday is the very special livestream broadcast of Apocalypse Meow 13, the 13th annual fundraiser for the amazing KC-based charity, Midwest Music Foundation. We’ll hear new …
 
Few aspiring writers wake up one morning with an idea for a book and start to write. Often, we think about an idea or ideas for months or even years before the decision to start writing is made. In this episode, Melissa and Dave interview Alysa Clark, a storytelling photographer who recently made the decision to start writing her book. Founder of "…
 
With just ONE week to go before the election, we’ll be playing Protest Songs from projects fronted by WOMXN. We’ll hear from some powerful acts from right here in the KC, like Hi-Lux, The Freedom Affair, Maria Cuevas/Maria The Mexican, LK Ultra, Julia Othmer, Krystle Warren, Una Walkenhorst and Janelle Monáe. We’ll also hear new music from a new KC…
 
Research is essential to a well-written book. We all know that, but how much research should you conduct? And when is enough enough? In this episode, Melissa and Dave identify different kinds of research and help aspiring writers with some of the basics of book research. This is an introduction to the topic of book research, meant to encourage writ…
 
On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we turn our attention to upcoming virtual events. KC is knocking it out of the park right now on virtual happenings. Save the dates on these events and get ready to fire up your computer or fancy TVs to watch: Ameri'kana with Making Movies — 4 nights, from this Wednesday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct.…
 
Who likes to "network"? Not many of us. The very idea of standing around at a holiday soiree with a cocktail in hand trying to make small talk is enough to cause nausea. And yet building relationships now is essential as you promote your book later. In this episode, Dave and Melissa discuss how to build authentic relationships that you can draw on …
 
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