45 episodes

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.

This Creative Life with Sara Zarr Sara Zarr

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    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

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.

    TCL Mini: Writing When It Doesn't Feel Like It Matters

    TCL Mini: Writing When It Doesn't Feel Like It Matters

    When it feels like the world is burning down, is writing something you want to save from the fire?
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    • 6 min
    TCL Mini: Becoming a Good Self-Editor

    TCL Mini: Becoming a Good Self-Editor

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    • 7 min
    TCL Mini: Accepting Your Limitations

    TCL Mini: Accepting Your Limitations

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    • 9 min
    Ep 81: Author Michelle Huneven

    Ep 81: Author Michelle Huneven

    I’m so happy to be back with one my favorite contemporary novelists, Michelle Huneven. I love the compassion, humor, and reality in how she renders life and relationships.
    She’s got a brand new book out, Search, which we talk about along with her other books, her background, and process—including the 20-year circuitous journey to the publication of her first novel, Round Rock. I hope you enjoy the episode and, if you’re not already a fan, go explore her catalog.
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    • 39 min
    Ep 80: The This Creative Life Book on Literaticast 55

    Ep 80: The This Creative Life Book on Literaticast 55

    It's launch day for the This Creative Life ebook, with the paperback close behind! I was recently on Jenn Laughran's Literaticast digging into the content and ideas in the book, and she graciously let me crosspost the ep into the TCL feed.  The Literaticast on Apple Podcasts
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 29A: Jo Knowles from the Archives

    Ep 29A: Jo Knowles from the Archives

    Jo Knowles is one of my favorite book people, and she has a new one out this week. That inspired me to pull her 2013 episode up from the archives, where it’s been under lock and key for awhile. Jo writes for and about almost all ages on the young reader spectrum, from picture book (Ear Worm) to YA (Read Between the Lines) to Middle Grade (See You at Harry’s). Her latest, Meant to Be, sounds like it has a lot in common with A Song Called Home. Which doesn’t surprise me a bit—Jo and I have always been interested in similar themes and settings in our work. Check out her work if you don’t know it, and enjoy this trip back in time!
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

annie644 ,

My favorite

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.

Kaylen111 ,

Helpful and accessible!

Highly recommend

LBK5000 ,

Love it!

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!

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