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The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

The Prolific Creator Ryan J. Pelton

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    • 4.6 • 80 Ratings

The Prolific Writer is about writing fast, writing often, and writing well. Follow writer and publisher Ryan Pelton as he discusses processes and strategies for writing hundreds of thousands of words and sharing them with the world. TPW podcast will also interview fellow writers and discuss their tips and tricks on the craft of writing and share advice on latest trends in publishing.

    TPC #007: Is Creator's Block a Thing?

    TPC #007: Is Creator's Block a Thing?

    In this episode, Ryan explores the myth of writer's or creator's block. Is it a thing, or is there something else lurking beneath the surface in our stuckness? Ryan will explore this topic and give steps for getting unstuck in whatever you are making. 
    Mentioned in the Show:
    Say hello, and tell us what you're working on. Where are you stuck? hello@ryanjpelton.com Join the Motivation Monday's newsletter for latest updates and other inspiring content: https://www.ryanjpelton.com/newsletter/  Check out Ryan's new shop: https://prolificcreationskc.com/ Please leave a rating/review on whatever platform you listen to your podcasts.   

    • 20 min
    TPC #006: Christian Shockley on Reading and Making Poetry

    TPC #006: Christian Shockley on Reading and Making Poetry

    In this episode, Ryan talks with poet and teacher Christian Shockley. Christian believes art and poetry help us live more meaningful lives. Ryan and Christian explore the power of poetry, art, learning, and much more. You can find Christian and his work at: https://www.crs.work/
    Mentioned on the Show:
    Christian's Poetry Course: https://www.crs.work/poetry-theology Book recommendations: My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman, Joy by Christian Wiman, and Mary Oliver's poetry.  Blackout Poems with Austin Kleon: https://youtu.be/wKpVgoGr6kE Stay updated and join Motivation Monday's: https://www.ryanjpelton.com/newsletter/  

    • 58 min
    TPC #005: Mark Bertrand on Writing with a Day Job

    TPC #005: Mark Bertrand on Writing with a Day Job

    J. Mark Bertrand writes novels. “A major crime fiction talent” (The Weekly Standard) in the vein of Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and Jo Nesbø, Mark has written three books about about Houston homicide detective Roland March, including Back on Murder (2010), Pattern of Wounds (2011), and Nothing to Hide (2012). Mark has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In this episode, Ryan and Mark talk about balancing creative work and the day job, the challenges of faith-based publishing, writing dark stuff, and much more. You can find Mark at: https://www.bibledesignblog.com/about-bdb
    Mentioned in the Show:
    Mark's books Sign up on The Prolific Creator newsletter.  Leave a rating/review on iTunes (or wherever you listen to podcasts). 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    TPC #004: Jay Wilburn on Writing, Calling, and Pain

    TPC #004: Jay Wilburn on Writing, Calling, and Pain

    Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in beautiful Conway, South Carolina. He is a full-time writer of horror and speculative fiction. Jay left his job as a teacher to become a full time writer and has never looked back. Jay received a life-saving living donor kidney transplant in February 2017 and is working through all the medical particulars of this new life. He credits his donor, family, friends, and generous strangers for his survival and new life.
    In this episode, Ryan and Jay chat about calling, faith, writing and creating with pain, and much more. You can find Jay and his work at: https://www.jaywilburn.com/
    Mentioned on the Show:
    Jay's article on LitReactor: (https://litreactor.com/columns/surviving-a-decade-as-a-fulltime-author-no-one-has-heard-of) Leave a review or rating on iTunes. Get free resources, updates, and other cool stuff on Ryan's website: https://www.ryanjpelton.com/tools/ Say hello, and tell Ryan what you're working on: hello@ryanjpelton.com. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    TPC #003: You're Going to Die - Make Great Art

    TPC #003: You're Going to Die - Make Great Art

    In this episode, Ryan explores a reality for us all... we're going to die. But woven into the fabric of death is great wisdom. A wisdom that often motivates us to do your best work, make our best art, and to become the best versions of ourselves. 
    Mentioned in the Show:
    Val Kilmer documentary  Ryan's newsletter and free tools Leave a rating or review on iTunes. 

    • 26 min
    TPC #002: 10 Rules of Life for the Prolific Creator

    TPC #002: 10 Rules of Life for the Prolific Creator

    In this episode, Ryan shares an ancient practice for creating a rule of life. What would it look like to craft a rule of life for our creativity? Ryan explores this idea, and much more, for getting your creativity into high gear. 
    Mentioned in the Show:
    10 Rules for the Prolific Creator (PDF) (ryanjpeton.com/tools) Stay updated and get cool insider goodies by signing up to the newsletter.   

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Courtney Matson ,

Glad he’s back!

I really enjoyed the previous podcast and this reboot is great. I feel like the 10 rules for life were practically written for me! Especially the first few. Keep up the great work!

Dream5863 ,

Mind Changing

2021: I’m so glad that Ryan has returned!!! You’ve been missed, Ryan!!! His interview style is great and I’m looking forward to hearing from the creative minds that he will be speaking to in coming episodes. I’m ready for the next chapter of enlightenment!

2020: Ryan does a great job in opening a writer’s mind and senses to needed information. Writing is a craft and it is wonderful to have your brain fed with positive energy and words from both Ryan and the many guest writers that he invites on the show. Each episode focuses on encouraging the seasoned and newbie author. Thank you for all of your hard work that benefits all of us!

406Loveloy ,

A MUST LISTEN!!! 👍👍

After stumbling upon Ryan’s awesome podcasts I can tell you I am a fan. I’ve been slowly working my way through the podcasts from the very beginning. I love all the guest writers and the great advice Ryan dishes out. He motivated me to finally put pen to paper and I have 35k words. Thanks again Ryan.

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