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.
Tarot for Writers
This episode is the second tarot chat in a series with author, tarot reader, and book coach Margaret McNellis. Last week, Margaret shared ways to use tarot cards to help you plot your novel and develop your characters. This week, we discuss ways to use the tarot to break through writing blocks and deepen your own writing practice.
Using Tarot Cards to Develop Your Fiction with Margaret McNellis
Tarot cards can be a super fun resource to use as you plot your novels and develop your characters. They have layered meanings, images, and symbolism that can open you up to ideas to help you write your best story. In this episode, I chatted with book coach, tarot reader, and author, Margaret McNellis about how to use them to enhance your stories, even if you’ve never picked up a tarot deck before.
Writing Memoir with Uma Girish
Reading a great memoir allows us to connect deeply with those who have struggled, who have walked similar journeys to ours. In this conversation with memoirist Uma Girish, we discussed the contract that a writer has with a reader to really dive deep and be honest, her unusual path to a contract with Hay House, and so much more.
Writing Romantic Comedy with Sandy Barker
My guest this week, novelist Sandy Barker, is hilarious, loves to travel, and has a soft spot for a good romance novel. She’s been able to tie all that together into a successful career writing romantic comedies most of which are set in exotic locations. In this episode, Sandy shares how she went from self-publishing to landing multi-book deals with a major publishing house as well as an agent, writing tips, how she’s come up with some of her ideas and more. We touched on so much when it comes to writing there are honestly too many little nuggets of wisdom to list here.
Editing Your Book with Editor Kris Emery
Editing is a huge piece of the writing process, and it can also feel like one of the most daunting. What kind of editor do you need to hire? What kind of editors and editing are there? How do you work with an editor? How can you find one to work with? We tackle all of these questions nad more in this interview with editor and now author, Kris Emery. Her book Destination Author was released in Feb. 2021, so if you get as much out of this interview as I did, be sure to check out her book on Amazon.
Becoming (and being) a Writer - 9 steps
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.
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!”