Episode 87: 9 Steps to Becoming (and Being) a Writer

How do you write a book when you’re not a writer? Well, you become one. In this solo episode, I share my thoughts on how one becomes a writer and begins to embrace and act on that identity. See this blog post if you’d prefer to “read” this episode. Here’s what I discuss in this solo episode:…

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Episode 86: Becoming a Novelist with Mystery Author Amy S. Peele

My guest on this week’s episode, Amy S. Peele, started writing in mid-life after working through The Artist’s Way and discovering that she loves to write. It took a few more years to become an author as she was also working full time in her thirty-five-year career as a nurse in the organ transplant field.…

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Episode 81: Expanding Your Creativity with Poet David Chislett

We often think of creativity in terms of the thing that we’re creating, but in this episode with poet and creativity activator David Chislett, you might have your understanding of creativity deepened and even turned inside out and upside down. As David says, what the thing becomes is irrelevant. The idea is to just start,…

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Episode 80: Cultivating Patience as a Writer

We live in an Amazon Prime, Netflix, fast food, “I want it NOW” kinda world. Life moves fast, and when we decide we want something, we generally can get it fairly quickly. No more waiting for a movie to come out or the VHS to get or checking to see if it’s been returned to…

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Episode 79: Writing Through Grief with Novelist Piper Punches

Loss, heartache, major life changes, pain are all part of the human condition. Nobody escapes dealing with the hard and painful stuff. My guest this week, novelist Piper Punches, works through her heartache on the page and through her characters that somehow end up navigating similar challenges to what she’s navigating. She’s done this both…

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