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Making Art Even When You’re Lost with Andrea Hannah

Making Art Even When You’re Lost with Andrea Hannah

July 8, 2019

Today’s guest is Andrea Hannah, an award-winning author, essayist, and workshop leader. She teaches on living a healthy creative life at her Wild Heart Retreats and writes about making art on Twitter and Instagram (@andeehannah). Andrea joined me today to talk using the same process whether she’s writing fiction or non-fiction, and the constant hustle of being a successful freelancer, how her upcoming release A Map for Wild Hearts, is designed to help creatives find their way through the obstacles blocking their artistic goals, and writing through chronic pain, illness, and depression.

 

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Links for Andrea:

Website: http://www.andreahannah.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeHannah

IG: https://www.instagram.com/andeehannah/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.hannah

 

 

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Successful Indie Publishing With Aileen Erin

Successful Indie Publishing With Aileen Erin

June 24, 2019

Today’s guest is Aileen Erin, who is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd—from Star Wars to Star Trek, she geeks out on Tolkien’s linguistics, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.

Aileen joined me today to talk about maintain readers interest – and her own – while writing an eight book series. Also covered, how urban fantasy is dead… in traditional publishing. But a smart indie writer can make a decent living at it, the indie experience at BookCon, and how to market without big publisher push behind you.

 

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Writing Memoir Through the Veil of Fiction with Melanie Thorne

Writing Memoir Through the Veil of Fiction with Melanie Thorne

May 27, 2019

Today’s guest is Melanie Thorne, who earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where she worked with Pam Houston and Lynn Freed. Her thesis there was the first draft of what later became her debut novel, Hand Me Down which has been widely praised. Melanie joined me today to talk about presenting a memoir through the veil of fiction, and how the reading audience sometimes gets a thrill out of the consumption of another’s pain.

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Links for Melanie:

Website: https://melaniethorne.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mthorneauthor

IG: https://www.instagram.com/mthorneauthor/

 

 

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Genre-Blending As A Strength & Writing In Your Non-Native Language with Katya De Becerra

Genre-Blending As A Strength & Writing In Your Non-Native Language with Katya De Becerra

May 13, 2019

Today’s guest is Katya de Becarra, who was born in Russia, studied in California, lived in Peru, and then stayed in Australia long enough to become a local. She was going to be an Egyptologist when she grew up, but instead she earned a PhD in Anthropology and now works as a university lecturer and a researcher. Her debut What The Woods Keep was released in three countries in 2018. Katya joined me today to talk about blending genres in her debut title, and how she managed to find a publisher that believed it was a strength, rather than a marketing weakness, writing in your non-native language, and how Katya made the decision to write her novels in English.

 

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Website: http://katyabecerra.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatyaDeBecerra

IG: https://www.instagram.com/katyadebecerra/

 

 

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Mindy McGinnis On Local Radio WWGH 107.1 FM

Mindy McGinnis On Local Radio WWGH 107.1 FM

April 19, 2019

A bonus episode for my listeners! I was recently interviewed by my local radio station, and thought I would re-broadcast for you.

Poetry, Typewriters & How a Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie

Poetry, Typewriters & How a Slower Process Can Boost Your Creativity with Sean Petrie

January 7, 2019

Today's guest is Sean Petrie, a founding member of the poetry group Typewriter Rodeo and co-author of Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems (Andrews McMeel Universal 2018). He has six short children's books coming out in 2019-20 for Fountas & Pinnell / Houghton Mifflin. Sean teaches poetry workshops, has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and types his poems on a 1928 Remington Portable typewriter.

Sean joined me today to talk about writing poems on the spot, how slowing your process down can boost your creativity, the difficulty of making money as a poet, and the closeness of the children's lit community.

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How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett

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2019 Resolutions For Writers

2019 Resolutions For Writers

December 30, 2018

Capping off 2018 with 10 resolutions for writers in 2019... and 10 things NOT to do in 2019.

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When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

When To Walk Away From Your Manuscript & When To Hire A Professional Editor

December 17, 2018

In this episode: How to know when you need to walk away from that draft, steps to take to make sure nothing you write is ever wasted, and some tips for getting unstuck. Also covered: approaches to editing, and when to hire a professional editor. 

Inspiration & How To Make The Leap From Fan-Fiction To Your Own Creative Worlds

Inspiration & How To Make The Leap From Fan-Fiction To Your Own Creative Worlds

December 3, 2018

Today's topics include inspiration - where does it come from and how does it work? Also, the pros of fan-fiction and how it helps build essential skills, plus how to make the leap from writing it to creating your own works.

Making Yourself Write & Top 5 Mistakes When New To Querying

Making Yourself Write & Top 5 Mistakes When New To Querying

November 19, 2018

Making yourself write - aren't you supposed to WANT to? 

Also covered - Top 5 Mistakes When You're New To Querying and Submitting.

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