Have you got a dream to write a book? Have you begun or did you get started only to write yourself directly into a deep dark plot hole with no way out? Uh oh - that’s no fun. This show helps you get your book written and become a better writer in the process. In each episode, author & book coach Amy Isaman shares practical tips and encouragement on both the overall writing process and the craft of writing to help you keep going and finally write “the end.” You’ll also find occasional interviews with writers and authors who share their writerly wisdom. The Dear Creativity, Let’s Write Podcast is for both brand new writers who are just beginning to get their story out of their heads and onto the page and seasoned authors looking for some inspiration and ideas to improve their own writing and creative process.
How to Use Deadlines Effectively to Get Your Book Written
Deadlines work. Whether they’re self-imposed or external, they push us to get things done. We can use the power of deadlines to make sure we hit the finish line of the BIG project. setting deadlines, or specific goals or dates by which we want to finish a project can actually be quite helpful, as long as we’re setting them in a way that’s supporting our creative process.
Finding Your Voice through Short Form Writing with Shailaja V
Sometimes writing “short” can feel SO much harder than writing a much longer piece, like a novel. I have no idea WHY this happens, but it does. In this episode Shailaja V, a long time blogger and social media pro, shares her tips for consistently creating short form writing. If consistently blogging or micro-blogging (which is really what she does on social media) is a struggle for you, the ideas she shares in this episode not only work but they’re easy to implement and are grounded in connection.
How to Write Diverse Characters with Caitlin Berve
In this interview, we discuss what it actually means to write diverse characters, and it’s more than including racial or ethnically diverse characters, how to approach it when it's not necessarily your lived experience, some tips to make sure you’ve done it well before you give your work to readers, and also how to address the majority bias.
New Name, New Focus!
Big announcement - we've changed the name a bit and narrowed in the focus of this podcast to...writing and even more specifically, writing novels and memoirs. The Dear Creativity, Let’s Write Podcast is for both brand new writers who are just beginning to get their story out of their heads and onto the page and seasoned authors looking for some inspiration and ideas to improve their own writing and creative process.
Finding Your Creative Flow with Kerry Lee, The Alchemical Artist
Today’s guest on the dear Creativity Let’s Play podcast is Kerry Lee, The Alchemical Artist. She's a visual artist, who went through a massive decades-long bout of what so many of us have gone through - creative constipation and blockage that she finally broke through in mid-life. How’d she do it? She shares her story as well as ideas based in Intentional Creativity to help listeners break through their own creative blocks to start living a life of joyful intentional creativity.
Re-vision: how to approach revising to get to your best book
If you break the word revision in half, you get re-vision, like a new vision of something. And that, in a nutshell, is what we need to do when we revise our books. The question is how do you do it so you can write your best book?
FUN plus INSPIRATION
What a terrific podcast this is, with Amy Isaman the perfect conversation partner. I recommend this to anyone looking for INSPIRATION in their creative life and FUN in the listening. Also appreciate Amy’s thoughtful and thought-provoking questions about Brave(ish): A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist — and her willingness to be vulnerable and human. FIVE STARS!
This podcast is so much fun! Amy seems to want nothing more than to have us join her on an adventure to discover and expand our creative selves. It’s like having your own personal creativity cheerleader just a podcast away! I’ve already started making paper flowers and thinking about paper art projects! Ha! Thanks Amy!!
Thanks for inspiration💕
Amy is such an inspirational being. I loved what she had to say and how she made it come across. Thank you for opening up and helping us understand that it’s okay to “play!”