Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of creativity, the creative process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.
Ep 65: Bestselling Author Courtney Summers
Two writers. An obsession with cult narratives. A love of chickpeas. Sara and Courtney Summers (Sadie, All the Rage, the forthcoming The Project) talk about Courtney's backstory as a high school dropout who had her first book published in her early twenties, how to think strategically about writing without compromising your creative compass, and being driven by the desire to capture a moment, a feeling, a vibe in our novels. Also, our personalities. Pre-Order The Project
Author Rita Williams-Garcia
It's been ten years since Rita Williams-Garcia's breakout book, One Crazy Summer, made its mark. She and Sara talk about Rita's 30+ year in the business, craft, identity, and staying enchanted with the work.
Author! Actor! Showman! Lance Rubin
Let's talk about death!
Writer, Graphic Novelist, and Web Comic Maker Maggie Thrash
Maggie Thrash, author of Honor Girl (a 2015 LAMBDA Award Finalist), talks with Sara about writing, life online, and coming out via her debut book.
Author Liara Tamani
The author of Calling My Name and All the Things We Never Knew talks with host Sara Zarr about good girl syndrome, writing, and making a commitment to happiness.
Author Debbi Michiko Florence
Debbi Michiko Florence made a long term commitment to the writing life almost 20 years ago--when she didn't know just how long it would turn out to be. Her story is an inspiring one made of hard work, stubbornness, and friendship. I hope you enjoy.
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I love this podcast so much! As an aspiring YA writer I love listening to Sarah talk to writers and other creative people (which she frequently reminds is all of us) about their process and the pitfalls of a creative life.
Helpful and accessible!
Thank you Sara for this inspirational, supportive, entertaining and educational podcast! I've listened to the first 12 so far and love them all! I'm a fan!