17 episodes

Rejection! Impostor Syndrome! Writer's Block! Writing can be a tricky business. Marissa Meyer interviews authors on how we can overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to our writing process.

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    • 5.0, 149 Ratings

Rejection! Impostor Syndrome! Writer's Block! Writing can be a tricky business. Marissa Meyer interviews authors on how we can overcome various obstacles and bring more joy to our writing process.

    Guest: V.E. Schwab

    Guest: V.E. Schwab

    Marissa and special co-host Thalia Westland chat with V.E. Schwab about her forthcoming novel THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE, as well as the impact a beautiful quote can have on readers, the wonderful nostalgia of Scholastic book fairs, and how it takes many books to build a career.

    • 1 hr
    Guests: Sarvenaz Tash & Sarah Skilton

    Guests: Sarvenaz Tash & Sarah Skilton

    Marissa chats with Sarvenaz Tash and Sarah Skilton about their co-written romance GHOSTING: A LOVE STORY (aka MISMATCHED IN MANHATTAN in the UK), as well as the comfort we get from classic rom-com tropes and the many delights (and a few pitfalls) of co-writing a book together.

    • 48 min
    Guest: Phil Stamper

    Guest: Phil Stamper

    Marissa chats with Phil Stamper about his debut novel, THE GRAVITY OF US, as well as using social media as a platform for change and writing realistic characters on the spectrum between "good" and "bad."

    • 40 min
    Guest: Sajni Patel

    Guest: Sajni Patel

    Marissa chats with Sajni Patel about her debut romance THE TROUBLE WITH HATING YOU and her forthcoming young adult contemporary THE KNOCKOUT, as well as writing bold, headstrong characters and the important role that mouthwatering food descriptions can play in our books.

    • 44 min
    Guest: Stephanie Garber

    Guest: Stephanie Garber

    Marissa chats with Stephanie Garber about her bestselling Caraval Trilogy, as well as persevering through lots of rejection and using Pinterest to inspire lush imagery and descriptive details. (And also one teeny, tiny hint about the Rumor Project.)

    • 44 min
    Guest: Jamie Pacton

    Guest: Jamie Pacton

    Marissa chats with Jamie Pacton about her YA debut THE LIFE AND MEDIEVAL TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY, as well as badass women throughout history and how books can change the world… or at least dinner theater.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

陶玫琳 ,

Legit Awesome

I’ve only listened to a couple. But so far they rock!! Marissa Meyer you are amazing! Thank you sooooo much for doing these. I hope to be able to continue listening to these and learning new things. And maybe it’ll give me a new long list of books to read😎 Thanks!!

Megan Riann ,

Personable and Informative!

This positive yet realistic tone to this podcast is so uplifting. It’s the perfect thing to listen to while getting ready for a writing session or driving to work. Marissa asks creative and thoughtful questions that prompt her guests to show different and unique sides of the writing industry and their personal writing habits. I highly recommend! Marissa is one of my favorite authors, and now she’s becoming one of my favorite podcasters!

Vawfeona ,

The Happiest of Podcasts

I’ve listened to quite a few writing podcasts and this is quickly becoming one of my favorites ❤️ Marissa has the best personality and her conversations with other writers feels truly genuine and relaxed, bringing out the best in her guests. Both readers and writers can find something to love about this podcast.

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