About Write-minded

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.

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 Independent Book Publishers Association, 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 Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He is the author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, and also published a collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, two of which are included in The Best Small Fictions 2016. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and his essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. Find Grant online on Facebook, Twitter, 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 National Novel Writing Month, the nonprofit literary phenomenon run by Grant Faulkner. NaNoWriMo now boasts approximately 400,000 participants who pledge to write a full novel in a month (they each write their own book—made up of at least 50,000 words—each November). Some highly successful works have come out of the initiative, including Sara Gruen’s “Water for Elephants” and Rainbow Rowell’s “Fangirl.”

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