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Big Better Best Books

Katarina Wallentin

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Katarina Wallentin

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With Authors, Readers & Other Endangered Species.Welcome to the Big, Better, Best Books podcast, a different kind of conversation with writers, illustrators, publishers, and book lovers from all around the globe.True storytelling is an art that refuses to die, a magic that will not be diminished. Every first page is the beginning of something new, a dance between author and reader that has never existed before.What creates a tale we get lost in? A story that touches us? What is fan fiction and why can't our kids get enough of it? Where is that elusive road to publication? And how do you write a book that changes the world?Your guide is author, speaker and dreamer – Katarina Wallentin. Come join us!

Latest Episodes

Goodbye

Welcome to the last episode of the Big, Better, Best Books podcast. We are saying goodbye as Katarina takes a break from the amazing world of books and goes on some other wonderful adventures. Thank you to everyone who has listened, sent emails, and recommended Big, Better, Best Books to one of your friends. To listen to any of the episodes, you will continue to be able to find them at bigbetterbestbooks.com or katarinawalletin.com

1 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Goodbye

The Children's Book For Adults (Too)

Do you have the magical capacity of awareness? Today’s guest is Diva Diaz, author of the book Magia and the Feelings That Flew...Away. Key takeaways The traditional form of rhyming: a melodious journey The difference between sensitivity and awareness? Getting back to the core of who we were before we learned to be scared The capacity behind the behavior A door for children labeled with autism, ADHD, and other “disabilities” Asking questions that empower your children The next Magia book

24 MIN2019 SEP 24
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The Children's Book For Adults (Too)

One Of The Very Best Books I've Ever Read

What is one of your best book experiences? Key takeaways: Choosing the best book is impossible Opening up whole new worlds of possibilities with books Different books give us different things at different times of our lives What is one of your best book experiences? Characters who choose something greater It’s not always about how well-written a book is, it’s about a sense of something greater When the experience is over, what next?

30 MIN2019 SEP 10
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One Of The Very Best Books I've Ever Read

A Million Shades of Erotica [Rebroadcast]

What is erotic literature? What draws us to it and makes it so exciting? Listen to learn about exploring your fantasies through erotic fiction and how the things that turn you on can be empowering, fun, and guilt-free. Key takeaways Erotica versus porn: what’s the difference? Fantasies don’t have to mean anything about you Why do women write erotic fiction? The seduction and flirtation of build up and anticipation in erotica What if this topic didn’t have to have a stigma attached to it?

31 MIN2019 AUG 28
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A Million Shades of Erotica [Rebroadcast]

The Book That Didn’t Want To Stay in the Drawer

If you have a manuscript in a drawer that wants to get out, this episode is full of tips and inspiration for you to get started again. Listen to hear Jan Bertoft's journey to publication. Key takeaways Why did the book go into the drawer? How one book led to another Feedback from the publisher: having a good editor and receiving criticism Creating the time to write What it’s like co-creating a book Choosing a publishing company Advice for taking your book out of the drawer

34 MIN2019 AUG 13
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The Book That Didn’t Want To Stay in the Drawer

When A Book Gets A Voice

How can you receive a book in different ways? Join us as we explore what gets created and what happens when we listen to audiobooks and when we record them. If you have never listened to an audiobook, it may be time! Key takeaways Being the voice of a book changes you Getting the energy of the words Listening to a book is a different experience from reading a book When authors read their own book Preparation and feedback for narrators Including your body in a different way when you listen

31 MIN2019 JUL 30
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When A Book Gets A Voice

The Adventure of Writing...You

What is being you to you? Today is a special storytelling episode, as we talk about a book called “The Very Greatest Adventure is You Truly Being You,” a compilation of stories and quotes from people all over the world about what it really means to be you. Key takeaways: Being you is something you create Storytelling with the authors Are you going to a party? Coloring outside the lines Why don’t they get it? No need to hide Being you, changing the world

35 MIN2019 JUL 16
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The Adventure of Writing...You

Writing For Happiness

What if being happy in this reality was just a choice? Today’s guest is a multi-talented, multi-tasking artist, Rüdrani Devi, who has written a book called “Choosing Happiness.” Key takeaways Why did she choose to write the book? Rüdrani shares her journey of changing her perspective The circumstances surrounding her other books Rüdrani highlights her favåorite tools from Choosing Happiness What is her writing process? Her personal life and her writing

31 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Writing For Happiness

Writing to Heal

How do you live beyond a tragedy? My guest today is Vladica Djordjevic, who shares her experiences and the process of writing her beautiful book “You are the Power: Choose to Create the Life You Desire.” Key takeaways Writing this book was a healing process What it means to be empowered to go beyond a tragedy Being grateful is a practice Tools for choosing to live after tragedy Vladica wants to help others use their powers and capacities to generate their lives in a totally different way

30 MIN2019 JUN 18
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Writing to Heal

Meet the Writer Behind the Author

What is a ghostwriter? Join us to learn about what a ghostwriter does, what it’s like to be a ghostwriter, how they find the right voice, and the skill of grasping the essence of how a person expresses him or herself. Key takeaways Ghostwriters: how do they work? Tricks for getting unstuck The ghostwriting market Writing autobiographies for other people Advice for those interested in the profession Ghostwriting opens your eyes to look at the world in a different way

30 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Meet the Writer Behind the Author

Latest Episodes

Goodbye

Welcome to the last episode of the Big, Better, Best Books podcast. We are saying goodbye as Katarina takes a break from the amazing world of books and goes on some other wonderful adventures. Thank you to everyone who has listened, sent emails, and recommended Big, Better, Best Books to one of your friends. To listen to any of the episodes, you will continue to be able to find them at bigbetterbestbooks.com or katarinawalletin.com

1 MIN2019 OCT 8
Comments
Goodbye

The Children's Book For Adults (Too)

Do you have the magical capacity of awareness? Today’s guest is Diva Diaz, author of the book Magia and the Feelings That Flew...Away. Key takeaways The traditional form of rhyming: a melodious journey The difference between sensitivity and awareness? Getting back to the core of who we were before we learned to be scared The capacity behind the behavior A door for children labeled with autism, ADHD, and other “disabilities” Asking questions that empower your children The next Magia book

24 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
The Children's Book For Adults (Too)

One Of The Very Best Books I've Ever Read

What is one of your best book experiences? Key takeaways: Choosing the best book is impossible Opening up whole new worlds of possibilities with books Different books give us different things at different times of our lives What is one of your best book experiences? Characters who choose something greater It’s not always about how well-written a book is, it’s about a sense of something greater When the experience is over, what next?

30 MIN2019 SEP 10
Comments
One Of The Very Best Books I've Ever Read

A Million Shades of Erotica [Rebroadcast]

What is erotic literature? What draws us to it and makes it so exciting? Listen to learn about exploring your fantasies through erotic fiction and how the things that turn you on can be empowering, fun, and guilt-free. Key takeaways Erotica versus porn: what’s the difference? Fantasies don’t have to mean anything about you Why do women write erotic fiction? The seduction and flirtation of build up and anticipation in erotica What if this topic didn’t have to have a stigma attached to it?

31 MIN2019 AUG 28
Comments
A Million Shades of Erotica [Rebroadcast]

The Book That Didn’t Want To Stay in the Drawer

If you have a manuscript in a drawer that wants to get out, this episode is full of tips and inspiration for you to get started again. Listen to hear Jan Bertoft's journey to publication. Key takeaways Why did the book go into the drawer? How one book led to another Feedback from the publisher: having a good editor and receiving criticism Creating the time to write What it’s like co-creating a book Choosing a publishing company Advice for taking your book out of the drawer

34 MIN2019 AUG 13
Comments
The Book That Didn’t Want To Stay in the Drawer

When A Book Gets A Voice

How can you receive a book in different ways? Join us as we explore what gets created and what happens when we listen to audiobooks and when we record them. If you have never listened to an audiobook, it may be time! Key takeaways Being the voice of a book changes you Getting the energy of the words Listening to a book is a different experience from reading a book When authors read their own book Preparation and feedback for narrators Including your body in a different way when you listen

31 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
When A Book Gets A Voice

The Adventure of Writing...You

What is being you to you? Today is a special storytelling episode, as we talk about a book called “The Very Greatest Adventure is You Truly Being You,” a compilation of stories and quotes from people all over the world about what it really means to be you. Key takeaways: Being you is something you create Storytelling with the authors Are you going to a party? Coloring outside the lines Why don’t they get it? No need to hide Being you, changing the world

35 MIN2019 JUL 16
Comments
The Adventure of Writing...You

Writing For Happiness

What if being happy in this reality was just a choice? Today’s guest is a multi-talented, multi-tasking artist, Rüdrani Devi, who has written a book called “Choosing Happiness.” Key takeaways Why did she choose to write the book? Rüdrani shares her journey of changing her perspective The circumstances surrounding her other books Rüdrani highlights her favåorite tools from Choosing Happiness What is her writing process? Her personal life and her writing

31 MIN2019 JUL 2
Comments
Writing For Happiness

Writing to Heal

How do you live beyond a tragedy? My guest today is Vladica Djordjevic, who shares her experiences and the process of writing her beautiful book “You are the Power: Choose to Create the Life You Desire.” Key takeaways Writing this book was a healing process What it means to be empowered to go beyond a tragedy Being grateful is a practice Tools for choosing to live after tragedy Vladica wants to help others use their powers and capacities to generate their lives in a totally different way

30 MIN2019 JUN 18
Comments
Writing to Heal

Meet the Writer Behind the Author

What is a ghostwriter? Join us to learn about what a ghostwriter does, what it’s like to be a ghostwriter, how they find the right voice, and the skill of grasping the essence of how a person expresses him or herself. Key takeaways Ghostwriters: how do they work? Tricks for getting unstuck The ghostwriting market Writing autobiographies for other people Advice for those interested in the profession Ghostwriting opens your eyes to look at the world in a different way

30 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Meet the Writer Behind the Author
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