14 episodes

The Fail Safe podcast explores how today’s most successful writers grapple with and learn from creative failure. From the blank page to the broken sentence, we examine the many challenges and pitfalls of the literary life and discover how authors transform false starts, dead ends, and assorted blunders into works of literary genius. Produced collaboratively by draft: the journal of process and The Iowa Writers’ House, The Fail Safe provides encouragement for anyone who’s ever wanted to write and pulls back the curtain on the creative process for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer-at-work.

The Fail Safe Rachel Yoder

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

The Fail Safe podcast explores how today’s most successful writers grapple with and learn from creative failure. From the blank page to the broken sentence, we examine the many challenges and pitfalls of the literary life and discover how authors transform false starts, dead ends, and assorted blunders into works of literary genius. Produced collaboratively by draft: the journal of process and The Iowa Writers’ House, The Fail Safe provides encouragement for anyone who’s ever wanted to write and pulls back the curtain on the creative process for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the writer-at-work.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Daveiii ,

Failure in All its Glory

Writers love to focus on failure, so it makes sense that this podcast was born. I’m surprised it wasn’t made sooner! Rachel is a dedicated writer, thinker, and host, though, so I’m glad she’s the one doing it. Her interviews never feel pat and the guests she brings on have illuminating takes on the many types of failure (and success!)

ashayward ,

Good Stuff!

Excellent insights into the creative process. Thank you for providing this podcast!

RobbyHo1976 ,

Excellent Interviews and Writing Insights

I'm a big fan of this podcast - The interviewers are smart and do a great job of getting some really interesting commentary out of the talented writers they talk to. Definitely worth a listen for writers AND readers.

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