Get ready to soak up the goodness of indie publishing in this conversation with the CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. What does it mean to be indie? Hear about why Grant loves his indie publishers and how indie publishing saved Brooke.

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Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. There’s always a takeaway at the end of each show for listeners, too. Brooke and Grant interview writers, authors, and publishing industry folks, and bring to this weekly podcast their shared spirit of community, collaboration, and a deeply held belief that everyone is a writer, and everyone’s story matters.

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In Celebration of Indie Publishing, featuring Angela Bole

In Celebration of Indie Publishing, featuring Angela Bole

Get ready to soak up the goodness of indie publishing in this conversation with the CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. What does it mean to be indie? Hear about why Grant loves his indie publishers and how indie publishing saved Brooke. In this week’s episode we’re celebrating indie publishing’s inclusivity, its risk-taking, and, of course, its indepence. #ReadIndie

Writing on the Margins, featuring Lidia Yuknavitch

Writing on the Margins, featuring Lidia Yuknavitch

This week’s episode is about the edges of things, about precipices and outer limits and frontiers. And what better guide to this terrain could we ask for than Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water, The Misfit’s Manifesto, and most recently, Verge. We’re talking about how to help your stories find their form, the many roles the body plays in our writing lives, and how fear informs the creative process. If you want to try the poem in today’s takeaway, please find the template on our site in the episode notes: https://podcast.shewrites.com. We hope you will!

Writing Raw (and in Pictures), featuring Mira Jacob

Writing Raw (and in Pictures), featuring Mira Jacob

This week’s episode takes listeners into the world of graphic books and their exploding popularity with guest Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk. This is an eye-opening conversation for any writer about how to measure what’s essential to your writing, why to experiment with form, and why visual elements are complementary and supportive of our reading experiences rather than detracting. A celebration of the graphic form in all its manifestations!

Heart-Centered Marketing, featuring Dan Blank

Heart-Centered Marketing, featuring Dan Blank

So many writers and authors are feeling inspired to create during our national lockdown, and at the same time there’s concern and angst about how to share creativity, how to launch a book in the era of COVID-19, how to market without seeming tone deaf. Today’s episode, with guest Dan Blank, is an invitation to reframe the conversation you might be having with yourself about sharing your work. We hope you’ll appreciate this game-changing conversation about generosity, authenticity, and how to be heart-centered in how you share, engage, and promote.

Letting Go of Your Process to Write Other Worlds, featuring Veronica Roth

Letting Go of Your Process to Write Other Worlds, featuring Veronica Roth

This week’s episode is an exploration of how to abandon your process, which is a great thing to think about in upending times. Grant and Brooke talk with Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent Series, about the fallacy of overnight success stories, giving yourself permission to try entirely new things in your writing, and drawing from real life to inform fiction, even dystopian fiction. An encouraging episode for discouraging times.

The Book You Have to Write, featuring Piper Kerman

The Book You Have to Write, featuring Piper Kerman

This week’s episode is an inside look at how a single book can have far-reaching tendrils into people’s lives—informing, entertaining, and effecting change. Brooke and Grant speak with Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black, about her book, the Netflix series, and her ongoing advocacy in America’s broken criminal justice system. This is an inspiring show about how writing changes lives—and systems—for the better.

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Brooke and Grant interview writers, authors, and publishing industry folks, and bring to this weekly podcast their shared spirit of community, collaboration, and a deeply held belief that everyone is a writer, and everyone’s story matters.

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She Writes is the largest platform for women writers. It provides writers with educational articles, expert interviews and group discussions to help them perfect their craft. National Novel Writing Month is a nonprofit literary phenomenon that boasts approximately 400,000 participants who pledge to write a full novel in a month. The platform has launched works including Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.

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