235 episodes

A podcast for all writers (aspiring to professional) looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.

Write Now with Sarah Werner Sarah Rhea Werner

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 414 Ratings

A podcast for all writers (aspiring to professional) looking to find a healthy work/life/writing balance. Get the encouragement, honest advice, and inspiration you need to pursue your passion and write every day. Recurring themes include books, coffee, rainy days, truth, beauty, lasers, dinosaurs, and all of your other favorite things.

    Forgiving Yourself - WN 148

    Forgiving Yourself - WN 148

    Regrets can consume creatives and they can sometimes take the place of the creative output we'd like to have. In my case, it keeps me dwelling on the past, instead of focusing on the future or even the present.
    In this episode I'm asking why might creatives we hold onto regrets? What are we punishing ourselves for? Why do we spend so much time and energy focusing on our regrets and what purpose might they serve?
    For a full episode transcription, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/

    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner

    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 33 min
    What Are You Balancing? - WN 147

    What Are You Balancing? - WN 147

    What is your ideal balance or imbalance? What would it take to actually get there? What can you drop in your life that does not feed your purpose? What are you balancing that doesn't necessarily need to be on that scale? Are you allowing yourself to be honest about it?
    For me, it was really hard to be honest with myself about balance, because I felt like letting myself do creative stuff was selfish, greedy, or indulgent. But it was also my purpose. And I could not get away from that.
    For a full episode transcription, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/

    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner

    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 24 min
    My Top 10 Tools For Writing - WN 146

    My Top 10 Tools For Writing - WN 146

    It has been a while since I last talked about my favorite writing tools — and by “a while”, I mean more than seven years. Whew! Suffice to say a lot has changed since then, including the tools and processes I use to write. In this episode, I break down my writing process, tool-by-tool. It's my own process, and everyone has their own comforts and methods to write, but maybe some aspect of how I do things might inspire you to pick up some new habits like I have over the years. 
    For a full episode transcription, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/

    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner

    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 39 min
    Collaborative Storytelling with Erik Saras and Dan Lovley - WN 145

    Collaborative Storytelling with Erik Saras and Dan Lovley - WN 145

    I’m thrilled to share a discussion with my longtime colleagues in sci-fi audio drama; two of the co-creators of the award-winning series, Marsfall: Writer-Director, Eric Saras and Writer-Director and actor Dan Lovley (ANDI). They discuss their process for writing their series collaboratively and how that process has evolved as the project has grown from a home-spun operation to a much larger show. Eric and Dan also share how their identities as authors intermingle and the struggle kill egos and darlings throughout the editorial process.
    Marsfall homepage: https://marsfallpodcast.com/
    Marsfall Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/marsfallpodcast
    Marsfall Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marsfallpod/
    Marsfall Twitter: https://twitter.com/marsfallpod
    For a full episode transcription, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/

    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner

    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 41 min
    When You're Not Okay

    When You're Not Okay

    Times get tough and sometimes I am not okay. I haven't been okay for a while. Maybe you can say the same.
    Lately, I've woken up every morning to a pounding heart, racing breath, and a very intense feeling of panic and anxiety. I feel like my heart is a runaway stage coach driven by a horse that got spooked and is now dragging my body through the crowded town square of life. I can't say for certain, whether it's anxiety, fear, overwhelm, burnout, depression, ADHD, or just the world that we live in today.
    It's hard to overcome this feeling. It's hard to write when it's present. I've been puzzling out a path through it. Maybe we can get through it together.
    For a full episode transcription, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/
    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner
    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 25 min
    Write Now Update & #AmWriting Episode Swap

    Write Now Update & #AmWriting Episode Swap

    Hello friends, this is Sarah and I've got good news! Write Now is coming back. New episodes start July 6th will release every Wednesday morning hereafter - New words and warmth and new author interviews.
    I wanted to touch base with you, share this announcement and to give you something substantial to enjoy in the meantime, swap an episode with a podcast I love. After you hear from me, you'll hear a full episode of #AmWriting, a podcast series that offers entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity, and creativity for writers of all genres. This is an interview episode of theirs that I really like called "Writer De-Snobbification" where they talk to author Katherine Center.
    The subject matter of this discussion is really near and dear to my heart. Center started out as a literary writer and didn't discover genre work until later in life. She found that she really loved working in genre, but struggled with her formal training as a literary author versus the often stigmatized romance genre.
    You'll hear Center and the #AmWriting hosts dig deep into the process of figuring out what you love in a book and how to find it in your own work: analyzing other books and the importance of the reading journal. They also get into the craft of writing books that satisfy your own readerly urges, embracing unifying tropes, finding a compelling hook, and how to ground a story that's to big to be true by creating real characters with relatable problems in familiar settings.
    You can find #AmWriting at https://amwriting.substack.com and on your favorite podcast app.
    To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner
    Thank you as always for listening, and happy writing!
    — Sarah
    ©2022 by Write Now, LLC.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
414 Ratings

414 Ratings

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I have really enjoyed your podcasts. I have listened to them more than once and find them helpful.
Looking forward to new content.

Kent Sanders, Writer ,

One of the best writing podcasts

If you’re looking for an inspirational, educational, and fun podcast to keep you writing, this is the show! Sarah has done a heck of a job creating a podcast full of heart and great info to take your creative life to the next level. Well done!

Kent Sanders
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new fan of the show ,

This came to me just in time

I’m a scientist, not a fiction writer, but I write all the time and I am trying to break out of my comfort zone (hiding behind research and data) and write to communicate ideas to a public audience. The process is difficult. experience all the emotions: especially resistance, procrastination, validation-seeking, and lots of fear of not being good enough. Sarah’s compassionate and vulnerable voice is part of my morning routine now. One episode makes me brave and ready to start my writing for the day! I have deep gratitude for her and how she shares her journey so openly. Listen you will not regret it!

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