About Write-minded

Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast 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, former Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and founder of 100 Word Story, each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. This year we’re featuring a Book Trend at the end of each episode to keep listeners in the loop about what they need to know about the book industry.  Brooke and Grant 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.

Meet Our Hosts


Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Write On, Sisters!, Green-light Your Book, What’s Your Book?, and three books on memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker and the former Executive Editor of Seal Press. She currently sits on the boards of the Book Industry Study Group, the Bay Area Book Festival, and the National Association of Memoir Writers. She writes a monthly column for Publishers Weekly. Find Brooke online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Grant Faulkner is the former Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He has published three books on writing, The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story; Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo; and Brave the Page, a teen writing guide. He’s also published All the Comfort Sin Can Provide; Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories; and Nothing Short of 100: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and Best Small Fictions. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. Find Grant online on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About She Writes and National Novel Writing Month


She Writes Logo

When She Writes launched in 2006, over 1,000 members joined in the first week. Since then, the community has organically grown every day. With more than 32,000 members and more than 350 groups, She Writes is the largest online social community of women writers in the world. Contributors include bestselling authors like Christina Baker Kline, Hope Edelman, and Gretchen Rubin, as well as high-profile bloggers, publishing experts, and community members.

NaNoWriMo Logo

“The world needs your novel.” That’s the tagline of NaNoWriMo, the nonprofit literary phenomenon run by Grant Faulkner. NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. It provides the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.  NaNoWriMo now boasts approximately 400,000 participants who pledge to write 50,000 words of a novel each November during National Novel Writing Month or during Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July. An additional 100,000 kids and teens write in its Young Writers Program.  

Some highly successful authors have participated in NaNoWriMo, including Sara Gruen, Jasmine Guillory, Elizabeth Acevedo,  Rainbow Rowell, Marissa Meyer, Hugh Howey, Nic Stone, and Erin Morgenstern.

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