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Creative Recovery Episode 11 - Exploring Gender Queerness Through Fiction, A Conversation with Jen Savran Kelly, Author of the forthcoming novel Endpapers Creative Recovery Podcast

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In this episode Brenna Fitzgerald, creativity coach, steps into conversation with writer Jen Savran Kelly to discuss the very personal process of writing and selling her forthcoming novel Endpapers, which explores gender queerness among other topics. Jen reveals how writing fiction has served as a vehicle for her own self-discovery and healing. She also discusses how to stay true to yourself while selling a novel and how to build trust in your creative self by navigating fear and doubt with intention, awareness, self-compassion.Topics..The messy experiment of living a creative life.Giving yourself permission to create and to fail.Expressing vulnerability in fiction.Exploring gender queerness through writing.Staying true to yourself while selling a book.Navigating fear, doubt, and rejection.How creative expression serves healing and growth Episode 11 Resources:Jen’s Website: jennifersavrankelly.com | Twitter: @savranlyAlgonquin Books Presenter:Brenna Fitzgerald is a writer, editor, and coach empowering people to discover their voice and reclaim self-expression. She has a background in the arts including dance, photography, film, and collage as well as a BA in art history from Cornell University, an MA in film and media studies from University of Southern California, and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from University of Arizona. Brenna is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Creativity Coach, and Yoga and Meditation Teacher. She has lived and worked in many different countries with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. As a coach, Brenna works with writers, musicians, painters, dancers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, as well as anyone seeking a deeper engagement with their life and creative potential. In her creativity coaching, she draws on her background in cross-cultural communication, social justice advocacy, creative writing, mindfulness, and embodied compassion to help clients tap into their innate creative source and cultivate mind-body-spirit connection.website: brennacoaching.comFacebook: Brenna FitzgeraldInstagram: @brenna.efTwitter: @brenbrainAreas of expertise: Mind-body connection—Restorative and Trauma-sensitive Yoga—Meditation—Holistic Health—Creative Writing—International Education—Dance, Film, Photography, and Collage

In this episode Brenna Fitzgerald, creativity coach, steps into conversation with writer Jen Savran Kelly to discuss the very personal process of writing and selling her forthcoming novel Endpapers, which explores gender queerness among other topics. Jen reveals how writing fiction has served as a vehicle for her own self-discovery and healing. She also discusses how to stay true to yourself while selling a novel and how to build trust in your creative self by navigating fear and doubt with intention, awareness, self-compassion.Topics..The messy experiment of living a creative life.Giving yourself permission to create and to fail.Expressing vulnerability in fiction.Exploring gender queerness through writing.Staying true to yourself while selling a book.Navigating fear, doubt, and rejection.How creative expression serves healing and growth Episode 11 Resources:Jen’s Website: jennifersavrankelly.com | Twitter: @savranlyAlgonquin Books Presenter:Brenna Fitzgerald is a writer, editor, and coach empowering people to discover their voice and reclaim self-expression. She has a background in the arts including dance, photography, film, and collage as well as a BA in art history from Cornell University, an MA in film and media studies from University of Southern California, and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from University of Arizona. Brenna is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Creativity Coach, and Yoga and Meditation Teacher. She has lived and worked in many different countries with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. As a coach, Brenna works with writers, musicians, painters, dancers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, as well as anyone seeking a deeper engagement with their life and creative potential. In her creativity coaching, she draws on her background in cross-cultural communication, social justice advocacy, creative writing, mindfulness, and embodied compassion to help clients tap into their innate creative source and cultivate mind-body-spirit connection.website: brennacoaching.comFacebook: Brenna FitzgeraldInstagram: @brenna.efTwitter: @brenbrainAreas of expertise: Mind-body connection—Restorative and Trauma-sensitive Yoga—Meditation—Holistic Health—Creative Writing—International Education—Dance, Film, Photography, and Collage

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