Welcome to the She Wrote That podcast hosted by aspiring journalist and Northwestern student Charlotte Varnes. Each episode will feature an interview with a different female author, journalist, blogger, or storyteller talking about all things writing, media, and female empowerment.
Episode 11: Author Sarah R. Baughman
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with author Sarah R. Baughman. They discuss what influenced Baughman's two middle-grade fiction books,𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘬𝘦 and 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘗𝘢𝘵𝘩, and what her writing & editing process was like for those works. Sarah also talks about one of her favorite writing exercises from when she was an English teacher, how her love of many different types of writing led her to middle-grade fiction, and more.
Episode 10: Screenwriter Heidi Nyburg
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with screenwriter Heidi Nyburg. They talk all about Heidi's work as a screenwriter, from what inspires her scripts, what her writing process is like for pilots, and how reading others' work benefits her writing. Heidi also discusses her career change from Netflix data analyst to screenwriter, why she's worried Covid-19 could hurt mothers in the film industry, and more.
Episode 9: Poet GennaRose Nethercott
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with poet GennaRose Nethercott. They discuss GennaRose's work, including her poetry book and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘫𝘢𝘤𝘬’𝘴 𝘋𝘰𝘷𝘦 and her upcoming debut novel. GennaRose also talks about her very literary upbringing, how she paid her way through Europe by writing poetry-to-order, and more.
Episode 8: Blogger and Author Michaela Wang
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with blogger and author Michaela Wang. They discuss Michaela's writing process for her book, 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘥, 𝘉𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥: 𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴. They also talk about the importance of having a diverse writing skillset, what writing a book is like as a busy high schooler, and the value of learning about and immersing yourself into different cultures.
Episode 7: Journalist Anna Pogarcic
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with journalist Anna Pogarcic. Anna discusses her experience as a student journalist, including her thoughts on why a journalism major isn't necessary to be a good journalist, her experience leading UNC's newspaper as they covered Covid-19 on campus, and her leadership style as Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Tar Heel. They also talk about the importance of strong female role models and mentors, how to secure a great internship, and more.
Episode 6: Author Sasha Laurens
On this episode, Charlotte speaks with author Sasha Laurens. They discuss Sasha's journey to becoming a published author, including her querying process, how she motivates herself to write, and how she developed the idea for her debut novel, A Wicked Magic. They also talk about how Sasha balances her creative writing with pursuing her PhD, her advice for staying creative without becoming burnt-out, and more.