1 hr 6 min

EP 4: John’s Journey - Being a Middle Child, Mental Health Struggles & His Passion for Writing The Journey Podcast

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In today’s episode, I’m having a conversation with a dear friend of mine, John Allen. 
John is an award-winning writer and copywriter. He writes under the pen name of J.W.Allen for fiction and holds several diplomas in creative writing. 
His stories have appeared in Simultaneous Times Podcast, Dark Matter Magazine, Sci-Fi Lampoon and more. 
John won the QuaranCon 2022 Speculative Fiction Prize for his dystopian story Show Me Your Resume. He holds a Silver Award and two Honourable Mention Awards for Writers of the Future and was a finalist for both the James White Award in 2018 and the Val Wood Romance Prize in 2019.
But it wasn't always smooth sailing for John. He will be sharing how he got into writing and his struggle with his mental health along the way, and how he became a champion of promoting better mental health in society in his unique way.   
He will be sharing his tips on how you can follow your own passion in your life at the end of the episode, so do make sure to listen till the end!  
I hope you find his journey inspiring!
Visit John's Website: www.johnallenwriter.com
Follow John on: 
Twitter: @TheOnlyJohnnyA
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/john-allen-he-him-28058527 
John’s Career Change book: Career Change: How To Conquer The Fear Of Failing
Visit Risa’s website: https://risakawamoto.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/risa_kawamoto/
Thank you for listening! 
 

In today’s episode, I’m having a conversation with a dear friend of mine, John Allen. 
John is an award-winning writer and copywriter. He writes under the pen name of J.W.Allen for fiction and holds several diplomas in creative writing. 
His stories have appeared in Simultaneous Times Podcast, Dark Matter Magazine, Sci-Fi Lampoon and more. 
John won the QuaranCon 2022 Speculative Fiction Prize for his dystopian story Show Me Your Resume. He holds a Silver Award and two Honourable Mention Awards for Writers of the Future and was a finalist for both the James White Award in 2018 and the Val Wood Romance Prize in 2019.
But it wasn't always smooth sailing for John. He will be sharing how he got into writing and his struggle with his mental health along the way, and how he became a champion of promoting better mental health in society in his unique way.   
He will be sharing his tips on how you can follow your own passion in your life at the end of the episode, so do make sure to listen till the end!  
I hope you find his journey inspiring!
Visit John's Website: www.johnallenwriter.com
Follow John on: 
Twitter: @TheOnlyJohnnyA
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/john-allen-he-him-28058527 
John’s Career Change book: Career Change: How To Conquer The Fear Of Failing
Visit Risa’s website: https://risakawamoto.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/risa_kawamoto/
Thank you for listening! 
 

1 hr 6 min