Michelle Ruiz Keil

This week’s episode starts by addressing some of the burnout lots of us are feeling with yet another phase of the pandemic among other crises. And yet, because Write-Minded is committed to bringing you doses of inspiration each week, this week we’re talking with Michelle Ruiz Keil about changing up your routine, borrowing (in this case from mythic structures), and even rethinking or reworking your existing content with fresh ideas. Also, we’re wishing for our listeners all the REs: revitalization, re-emergence, resets, and more.


Michelle Ruiz Keil is a writer, tarot reader, coyote whisperer, mythpunk word witch with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, All of Us With Wings, was called “…a fantastical ode to the Golden City’s post-punk era” by Entertainment Weekly, and her second novel, Summer in the City of Roses, just came out last July. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Michelle has lived in Portland, Oregon for many years. She curates the fairytale reading series All Kinds of Fur and lives with her family in a cottage where the forest meets the city.

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