Have you ever wished you had a group of friends you could chat with every few weeks about all things writing? Well, now you do. The & then write podcast is for writers who have a deep passion for their craft and process. Writers who are looking for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration. And those wanting to connect with other writers. Welcome, you’ve found your tribe. Visit andthenwrite.com for more info about the podcast, and for instructions on how to join the podcast discussion group.
Calming the Inner Self Critic
How do we work through those trying times when we feel like we “should” be working on our manuscripts? How do we get through without letting the inner self critic win? Today I am joined by Marin Laukka – and we try and figure this out.
Finding Our Way to Writer
Why are we so hesitant to call ourselves writers? While our paths and stories may differ, we all fall into practice one way or another, and for many of us, writing may serve a different need. Guest Shelly Sharon joins the podcast and we explore the ways we identify with, find company in, and develop a relationship with writing.
Rules for Writing
Rules. They usually tend to suck the fun out of something. But what about rules for writing? Are there any? Should there be? Perhaps the bigger question is, are rules helpful? To help us sort it all out, I’m joined today by writer JP Behrens.
Writing for Middle Grade Readers
Having kids – for me – has been the perfect excuse to dip back into and read books aimed at younger readers again. But what is it like to write for younger readers? Today’s guest, Gina Loveless, is going to tell us all about it.
Sitting with Struggle
It can be tough to ride out a stretch when you have zero energy for your own creative pursuits. So what’s a writer to do? This month I lament on how I’ve been attempting to sit with struggle, knowing it will pass – and that I will return to the work I miss.
Knowing Yourself is Knowing Your Work
Writing is about so much more than writing. There are many other kinds of non-writing work that sometimes have to happen before we ever arrive to the page. Guest Jeremiah Timmons has a lot to share when it comes to mindset, trauma, the joy we can actually extract from our work, and the freedom of mediocrity.
I really enjoy these interviews and the reflection questions that follow.
By far one of the best podcasts on writing.
Asking For Help - Yes, Yes!
Phenomenal episode! Thanks for your vulnerability & reassurance! Love your podcast - thank you!