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PRAGMAGICK
BHA23: Ghostbusting the Psyche (feat. Keats Ross of PragMagick)

PRAGMAGICK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 104:01


Revelator Keats Ross helped usher in the haunted autumnal swing on Anthony Tyler's Black Hoodie Alchemy podcast this October discussing hauntomancy, hungry ghosts, audiomancy and more. … HAUNT ONBHA23: Ghostbusting the Psyche (feat. Keats Ross of PragMagick)

The Liberated Healer
176. Masuda Mohamadi talks her Journey from Afghanistan to learning how to "Unlock the Powers of the Chakras" here in America

The Liberated Healer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 52:41


Masuda Mohamadi is a renowned yoga teacher, teacher trainer, author, and owner of Radiance Yoga studio in Alexandria, Virginia. With two decades of teaching experience, Masuda has helped students transform their lives and build physical and emotional strength and resilience. Leading classes, workshops, and retreats around the world on yoga, meditation, and the chakras, Masuda creates a warm and inviting space for students to expand their awareness, discover their power, and connect with their creative essence Masuda is the author of Unlock the Power of Your Chakras, to be released in August 2022 by Llewellyn publishing. Her writing combines ancient wisdom and philosophy of yoga with accessible practices that can make profound changes in your body, consciousness, and life. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific chakra, complete with exercises, yoga sets, and meditations, to help strengthen and balance the entire chakra system. In the colorful pages of this immersive book, you'll explore affirmations, journal prompts, self-reflection questions, and poses from both Hatha and Kundalini yoga. Masuda's talent for writing about psychology and behavioral change in plain language makes this book accessible to everyone, and her mastery of the subject is woven with moments of humor, insight, and wisdom. Unlock the Power of Your Chakras will bring you closer to your true nature and help you find deeper levels of love and compassion.  Masuda graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a Master's degree in Creative Writing. She has been published in the Washington Post Magazine and featured in National Geographic Magazine. Masuda's publications focused on her experiences as an emigre from Afghanistan in 1980 and her struggles with issues of identity and belonging. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Beauty Of Colors
How to Celebrate Life Through Creativity

Beauty Of Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 12:05


Kathryn Atkins is a writer, poet and loves to celebrate creativity. Listen, as she shares her journey in writing three books and the joy of writing.  Kathrynatkins.com

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Greg Mosse is an actor, director and writer with a long career in theater producing plays and musicals. He is also the founder and leader of the West Dean College MA in Creative Writing. Greg sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his latest book, the cli-fi thriller ‘The Coming Darkness'.

Desperate House Witches
The Pentacle Path with Heron Michelle

Desperate House Witches

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 58:00


Heron Michelle joins me to discuss The Pentacle Path series, and what she has been working on since the release of the highly acclaimed, "Elemental Witchcraft: A Guide to Living a Magickal Life through the Elements" Heron Michelle (Greenville, NC) is a mom, shopkeeper, modern witch, and priestess. Originally from South Carolina, she is an alumna of the Fine Arts Center High School with focus in Creative Writing, and holds a BS from East Carolina University. Heron is the owner of The Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions, a metaphysical shop in Uptown Greenville. She is also a Reiki master, tarot card diviner, and clairvoyant specializing in past life retrieval. Since 2010, she's taught a unique training program in modern witchcraft through the shop. From that classroom emerged The Sojo Circle, a coven of independent witches for whom she served as co-founding High Priestess. She writes the blog 'Witch on Fire' at Patheos Pagan, and regularly lectures at local universities, festivals, and conferences. Pleae visit https://heronmichelle.com/ for more information.

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network
Love By Intuition with Deborah Beauvais

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 57:58


EMMY winning Director Jerri Sher returns to discuss Making Movies that Help the World    JERRI SHER is 2x EMMY Award-winning filmmaker.  A member of the Directors Guild since 1998, she has completed 22 film and television projects. Ms. Sher wrote, directed and produced QUIET EXPLOSIONS: Healing the Brain, a documentary feature about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) in veterans, athletes and civilians. It has just been awarded The Impact Award by TMIF (The Most Important Film of the Year 2021) and the best Documentary Feature and Best Director from AOF.  The International Independent Awards gave the film Platinum for Documentary feature, Original Score and Best Direction. IndieFest has awarded it the Excellence award for Director and Documentary Feature. Quiet Explosions qualified in the 94th Oscar campaign for Best Documetnary Fetaure and Best Music Score. The movie won Best Documentary Feature at the NoHo CineFest FF and the Lilac Award at the SpIFF Int. FF and was released by Cinema Libre Studio. LIVE LIFE: Awaken Your Inner Power (healing through alternative medicine) her 12-part series was released by Tri-Continental Distribution and is on Amazon in the US, Germany and the UK. Her short film STEP UP is part of a presentation SANTA MONICA CARES which she created for City/TV Santa Monica, and garnered her 2 EMMYS.  It was Ms. Sher's true honor to be selected to create and produce the Retrospective Tribute Film honoring Kathryn Bigelow for the DGA's 75th Anniversary Gala. She also wrote and produced a film honoring Betty Thomas, Mimi Leder and Patty Jenkins for the Women's Steering Committee of the DGA. LIVE LIFE A-Z won the George Lucas Global Education Award and the My Hero Int. Film Festival. Her documentary SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, about the rebirth of 42th St. NYC, and the moving of the infamous Empire Theatre, won the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Big Bear Lake Int. FF, and the Special Jury Award at The Savannah Film & Video Festival. A native from Fall River, MA, Jerri earned her BFA, Cum Laude from the University of MA and an M.Ed., Magna Cum Laude from Springfield College. She has taught and guest lectured at several universities throughout the country and abroad.  Jerri was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award 2019 from Durfee High School, chosen from over 50,000 candidates and shares this award with other notables like George Stephanopoulos. Ms. Sher was the keynote speaker on Princess Cruise Lines World Tour from Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, Australia including topics of “Creative Writing” and “Using Documentary Films to Make the World a Healthier Place.” Ms. Sher entered the transportation industry in the early eighties. She worked for Preston the 151 Line and GOD Guaranteed Overnight Delivery, where she was trained by Tony Robbins.  While working in sales and marketing in the trucking business, she learned the necessary skills to become a producer. Her third career of directing and screenwriting emerged when she wrote a novel about a medical mystery about the cure for HIV/AIDS, “THE TWIG PAINTER”.  Her book “How To Have A Successful Bridal Shower A to Z” became a national #1 best seller on Amazon.  She is a member of the DGA, IDA, AWD and GreenLight Women and lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alan. Jerri's mission is to work on projects that will positively influence society. http://www.jerrisher.com/ Live Life presents a fascinating series of very personal stories demonstrating the healing potential within each of us. Although the stories may be different, in each case, we see the power of LOVE to heal – the power of mindfulness, caring, forgiveness, and the power of belief. Leave a Review on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ZL4Z2KH/ LIVE LIFE tells the true-life stories of people whose lives have been transformed through the power of the mind and alternative medicine.  Jerri Sher – Wikipedia QUIET EXPLOSIONS on Amazon: https://rb.gy/ydqcwe LIVE LIFE SERIES:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ZL4Z2KH/ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792043/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 Jerri Sher, EMMY Award-winner Director's Reel – YouTube Call In and Chat with Deborah during Live Show: 833-220-1200 or 319-527-2638 Learn more about Deborah here:  www.lovebyintuition.com

Creative Genius
29 - Kim Krans - Finding Your Way in the Wild Unknowns of Creativity

Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 70:40


Kim Krans is a visionary artist, author, and creator of The New York Times Bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot.  She joins us to discuss the magic of tarot, the collapse of 'The Artist' archetype in current culture and society, and the importance of showing up to support our own inner artists as the most important thing we can do to heal the world.There is an incredible guided mediation at the end (in the homework section) and Kim does a tarot reading in the interview for everyone listening. Don't miss this one!______SHOW NOTESHave you ever had a tarot reading and been bewildered by how the exact right cards for you in that moment showed up? Kim is an expert in tarot and gives us a beautiful history of the cards and a really cool explanation of why this happens, explaining the universal magic behind this phenomenon.Kim Krans is a visionary artist, author, and creator of the New York Times bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot and she joins us to discuss the magic of tarot and the importance of showing up to support our own inner artists. Kim does a tarot reading for us - I had her pull a card for all of us (that means you) and her reading is absolutely poetry to listen to -  I can almost 100% guarantee that you will feel like she is speaking directly to you. It will send shivers up your spine. At one point she guides us through an amazing exercise with tangible instructions of how to contact the creative field and harmonize your being with that energy. I had never heard something so concrete to point to something so esoteric. It was amazing. There is some beautiful homework at the end of this episode, a great little practice that if you really give yourself to, can be powerfully transformative in bringing you even closer to your own ocean of creativity. A prolific creative influenced by range of mystical traditions, Kim has published three oracle decks and guidebooks, one memoir, an interactive journal, and five children's books. Kim is also known for her work as a multi-media artist, filmmaker, and musician.At 15 years old, Kim left her small family farm in Michigan after receiving a scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy where she double majored in Creative Writing and Visual Arts. She later moved to NYC and received a BFA in drawing at The Cooper Union and an MFA at Hunter College. Most recently she received an MA in depth psychology and the humanities from Pacifica Graduate institute, where she studied alchemy, archetypes, shamanism, and other esoteric modalities as they appear in the arts.Describing her approach to creativity, Kim stated, “I'm a shapeshifting, multidisciplinary artist who creates doorways to the imagination - to other realms. My job is to make the portals too beautiful to resist, so people slip through without realizing it. What I am truly interested in is the power of image, and the power of ritual, to transform the individual and the world.”Kim is perhaps best known for her drawings in The Wild Unknown Tarot, which was first self-published in 2012 and later rose to become a NYT bestselling title, now translated into ten languages. Her occult-turned-mainstream drawings can be spotted on tarot cards, handbags, books, snowboards, celebrity social feeds, and tattoos across the globe.Kim teaches events and workshops around the world that activate the forces of creativity and radical transformation through art, meditation, mysticism, and movement. She is currentlY working on her newest and final oracle deck and guidebook, which will be published with Chronicle Books in 2022. Kim is also adapting her graphic novel Blossoms and Bones—a story about addiction and recovery based on her personal experience—into a film script.Additionally, Kim has recently returned to making music after a 10-year hiatus from her musical project Family Band, where she was the lead singer and songwriter on two albums and creative director of multiple music videos.Kim currently lives in New York City."To be an artist is to be absolutely active in each passing moment of ones life, deciding,  ‘where am i going to put my attention and how can that further service my role in the world to give?"WHAT WE TALK ABOUT-What is at the core of all the problems we face today and how stepping into our creativity is the path out of the mess we've made of the world. -How cultivating & supporting the artist is so important right now because we need new solutions, we need beauty & hope. -How answering creativity's call is the most important thing we can do - and it can feel so meaningless - it is easy to think, ‘Why would I journal about my own life with everything going on in the world?” -Kim shares her biggest learnings have been over the couse of 10 years bringing a big body of creative work into the world. -Why we might want to approach our entire lives as though they were a work of art… (including rest) and how to begin to do this-What is tarot, and why does it seem so magic? How its used and why it has been compelling and powerful for people over the centuries - and the true gift and magic of tarot -She does a tarot reading for us - that is absolutely poetry to listen to - I can almost 100% guarantee that you will feel like she is speaking directly to you. It will send shivers up your spine-Why we back away from the mega power place of creativity inside us - and how it is the most beautiful generative place to be-She guides us through an amazing exercise, tangible instructions of how to contact the creative field in such a way that you can give any of your concerns to it and let them go and truly have a sense of trust that everything is going to be taken care of. I had never heard something so concrete to point to something so esoteric. It was amazing-A wonderful little thing you can do on the days you are not sure,  to prove that you really really matter. Thank you to all my Patreon supporters Your support is so important. You are amazing humans. I love you so much! I made you a beautiful 30 minute guided meditation called' Finding Stillness in the Midst of Chaos' - it's already in your patreon account!And if becoming a Patreon isn't right for you at the moment, but you still want this meditation, but you can treat yourself to a copy of it hereREVIEWSBeautiful reviews have been steadily coming in (thank you to everyone who has left one) please leave one if you have not yet. CREATIVE GENIUS FAMILY - PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUPJoin our private Facebook Group ‘The Creative Genius Family' a safe space to share about your creative struggles and triumphs and connect in person with other listeners for support & inspiration.

Journey Sixty6
Novelist and Memoirist Donna Frietas on Identifying the ”Why” of Your Book

Journey Sixty6

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 48:54


Until you know the "why" of your book, you may struggle to structure it. So believes Donna Freitas, Brooklyn-based author of fiction and nonfiction. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The LA Times, among other places. She is currently on faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA in Creative Writing. In this delightful episode, Donna discusses the "hooking and holding" approach to writing chapters. She says that your first draft is for you. You get to be selfish when writing your first draft, and it's important that you learn not to be afraid to sit down and write for you.

Sol Brah's Solcast
62 - EP 62 with Winston: The Life of a Writer and Being True to Your Artistic Soul

Sol Brah's Solcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 69:03


The enigmatic writer Winston joins Sol Brah for a new episode of the Solcast. The pair discuss: Moving from Worker to A Creative Writing as an Extension of the Soul Stimulants: Performance Enhancer or Crutch? The Role of the Artist Breaking Free of Smoking Weed Who is Souled Idea and Who is Winston? and SO much more... Visit Winston's Website Read Winston's New Book See Winston's Instagram Check out Winston's Twitter

Shakespeare and Company
On Writing the Queer, Indigenous Experience with Billy-Ray Belcourt

Shakespeare and Company

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 53:36


This week we welcome celebrated poet Billy-Ray Belcourt to discuss his innovative and moving debut novel A Minor Chorus. In the stark expanse of Northern Alberta, a queer Indigenous doctoral student steps away from his dissertation to write a novel, informed by a series of poignant encounters: a heart-to-heart with fellow doctoral student River over the mounting pressure placed on marginalized scholars; a meeting with Michael, a closeted man from his hometown whose vulnerability and loneliness punctuate the realities of queer life on the fringe. Woven throughout these conversations are memories of Jack, a cousin caught in the cycle of police violence, drugs, and survival. Jack's life parallels the narrator's own; the possibilities of escape and imprisonment are left to chance with colonialism stacking the odds. A Minor Chorus introduces a dazzling new literary voice whose vision and fearlessness shine much-needed light on the realities of Indigenous survival.Buy A Minor Chorus: https://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/product/7312862/a-minor-chorus-a-novel*SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR BONUS EPISODESLooking for Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses? https://podfollow.com/sandcoulyssesIf you want to spend even more time at Shakespeare and Company, you can now subscribe for regular archive episodes and access to complete chapters of Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses.Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoSubscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/shakespeare-and-company-writers-books-and-paris/id1040121937?l=enAll money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop's non-profit, created to fund our noncommercial activities—from the upstairs reading library, to the writers-in-residence program, to our charitable collaborations, and our free events.*Billy-Ray Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of four books: This Wound is a World, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, A History of My Brief Body, and A Minor Chorus.Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel Feeding Time here: https://www.shakespeareandcompany.com/product/7209940/biles-adam-feeding-timeListen to Alex Freiman's Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1 Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

6-minute Stories
"Flooded" by Tara Thompson

6-minute Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 8:51


Tara Thompson lives in Durham, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and was selected as a winner of the annual Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open. Her short stories and essays have been published in Wilma Magazine, Charleston City Paper, The Square Table, Prick of the Spindle, and more. This current essay is inspired by Tara's soon-to-be finished memoir, which is about her endless fight to survive cancer. Tara is also completing a contemporary novel.

Lit Service
Making Old Stories New with Marissa Meyer

Lit Service

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 20:33


Marissa Meyer joins Caitlin and Kristen to chat about how she approaches an adaptation, how to choose what to keep, what to get rid of, and where she gets inspiration for the unique new worlds and characters that go into her new story. Her newest book, CURSED, the second in the Gilded Duology came out on November 8th, be sure to check the series out. We did a signed hand-painted edge design here, if you like your books special :) which you can find here. Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless, The Renegades Trilogy, and Instant Karma, as well as the graphic novel duology Wires and Nerve. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a MA in Publishing from Pace University. In addition to writing, Marissa hosts The Happy Writer podcast. She lives near Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and twin daughters.

A Quest for Well-Being
Building Connection Through Stories

A Quest for Well-Being

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 42:10


— “Stories are how we as people communicate. They are instrumental for how we relate to members of family, community, or strangers who we find deep compassion for.” Valeria interviews Douglas Weissman — the author of “Life Between Seconds.” Douglas Weissman is a Los Angeles native who has lived in Florence, Rome, Sydney, and San Francisco. He can always be swayed by a good cookie or bad ice cream because even bad ice cream is pretty good. He writes stories of friendship, of finding beauty in the grotesque, of finding magic in the mundane; stories about building bridges, about burning bridges, about growing trees, about turning trees into bridges, and the ways strangers find common ground. His Young Adult series and New Adult novel were released by Epic Press in Fall 2016. His new novel, Life Between Seconds is out Nov. 15 by Histria Press. He is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco and currently lives in Los Angeles with his gorgeous wife, fun-loving daughter, anxious dog, and indifferent cat. By the time you read this, he will probably have another cat. To learn more about Douglas Weissman and his work, please visit: douglasweissman.com           — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

Talk Copy to Me
037. Understanding Sales Email Strategy with Kyla Roma

Talk Copy to Me

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 46:35 Transcription Available


Email is emotional. Liz Wilcox said it in our episode on welcome sequences, and Kyla Roma is echoing it here today during our conversation on sales email strategy.You get all the way through a huge part of the launch process only to realizeTHERE.IS.STILL.SO.MUCH.TO.WRITE.You're plowed through the pre-launch social media content, created a sales funnel and strategy, and wrote out an epic sales page that speaks directly to your clients' needs.And now you have to write HOW MANY emails?If feeling overwhelmed and overemotional about your sales emails is something you've experienced, this episode on being strategic with sales emails is one you won't want to miss._______________________________________________Mentioned in the article:Anne Lamott's book Bird by BirdLearn more about our guest expert, Kyla Roma:Kyla Roma is a Canadian business coach and marketing strategist. Over the last 13 years she's worked with more than 600 one-on-one clients of all sizes, from individual service providers and course creators to the National Film Board of Canada, and $3-million online course launches.She loves to make marketing uncomplicated for high-achieving over-thinkers.Kyla's a trained conversion copywriter and ADHD coach. She's also a mom whose business  supports her family, and is an Autistic ADHDer who's passionate about the intersection of mental health and entrepreneurship. Learn more about your host:Erin Ollila believes in the power of words and how a message can inform – and even transform – its intended audience. She graduated from Fairfield University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and went on to co-found Spry, an award-winning online literary journal.When Erin's not helping her clients write email sequences or improve their website copy, you can catch her hosting the Talk Copy to Me podcast and guesting on shows such as Profit is a Choice, She Built This, and Photo Business Help.Stay in touch with Erin Ollila, SEO website copywriter:Learn more about Erin's VIP Day options if you'd like to learn more about how you can hire her to write emails for youReach out her on Instagram, Facebook or on LinkedIn to talk more about online quiz creation and quiz funnelsReach out to continue the conversation: https://erinollila.com/podcast and https://instagram.com/erinollilaPlease be aware that this show description may contain affiliate links. I only share programs and tools that I've personally taken or used, or from people or companies I trust and admire. Reach out to continue the conversation: https://erinollila.com/podcast and https://instagram.com/erinollila

Burning Bright
More from the New Issue

Burning Bright

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 6:13


More honorable mentions from the new issue of Passager, Lenett Partlow-Myrick, Len Freeman, Bob Shapero and Jerome Gagnon. Support the show

You CAN Tell The Children
Episode 66 - Teaching Kids Contentment w/ Laurie Christine

You CAN Tell The Children

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 28:58


God is so good and He gives us everything we need! Our guest today, Laurie Christine, shares ideas of how to teach children about contentment — and what a perfect time of year to chat about this! When we go back to the beginning of the Bible, Genesis shows us that the root of the very first sin can be traced to discontentment with God's provision and goodness. Our conversation centers around the cure for this, which is found when our lives are filled with Jesus. Laurie gives practical advice and fun tools that will help teach kids contentment. Ready to help the children in your life develop a heart of gratitude? Let's go… LAURIE CHRISTINE is an author, podcast host, certified Biblical Parenting Coach, wife, and mom of four wild, loud, adventurous boys. Her podcast, Redeeming the Chaos, invites moms of boys to join her on the wild, wonderful, adventure of raising courageous boys and connecting them with Christ. In addition to hosting a podcast, Laurie writes devotional Bible stories for families. She understands how important it is for parents to connect with their children, while communicating the truth of God's Word to them in a way they can understand. With degrees in Creative Writing, Biblical Studies, and Education, Laurie has more than fourteen years of experience teaching the Bible to young children as well as writing Sunday School curriculum for her local church.   Resources For You: Laurie's Website Redeeming The Chaos Podcast Ecclesiastes 1:8 Jeremiah 2:13 Philippians 4:13 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Philippians 2:13 Joshua 4:1-9 Hebrews 4:12 1 Corinthians 3:6 Thankful Activities Dragon Slayer Devotional   Next Steps: Share this podcast with a friend Subscribe to You CAN Tell the Children Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram Explore Bible2School!

Fiction Writing Made Easy
Student Spotlight: How She Wrote a Novel in 6 Months (and Landed an Agent 10 Months Later) with Stefanie Medrek

Fiction Writing Made Easy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 45:42


In today's episode, I'm sitting down with Stefanie Medrek to talk through her incredibly inspiring story of how she went from having an idea for a story to landing an agent. Here's a preview of what's included: [05:00] The exact moment Stefanie had the idea for her story—and how she just knew it wouldn't let her go until she put pen to paper[08:00] A quick description of Stefanie's story[09:35] Stefanie's initial reaction to my advice to throw out all 40,000 of the words she had written, and what happened when she did[12:00] A few of the key takeaways Stefanie learned from re-writing her first draft[15:00] What the editing process was like (and how long it took)[17:35] How and when Stefanie knew she was ready to start querying[19:00] Stefanie's reaction to getting a heart on her #PitMad pitch (IYKYK)[22:30] The moment Stefanie almost gave up on writing… and then got a call from her (now) agent an hour later[25:00] How having a fleshed out outline helped Stefanie avoid spiraling into overwhelm[27:00] What happened when Stefanie got the offer of representation[28:00] What it was like to get feedback (and suggested changes) from her agent[30:00] A quick look into what writing book two looks like[34:00] Stefanie's thoughts on 1:1 coaching vs. the Notes to Novel course[38:00] Final words of wisdom and advice from StefanieRate + Review + Follow on Apple Podcasts"I love the Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast!" ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this show! Your rating and review will help other writers find this podcast, and they're also super fun for me to go in and read. Just click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap five stars to rate the show, and then select "Write a Review." Be sure to let me know what your favorite part of the episode was, too! Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure you're following the podcast! I'll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed, and if you're not following the show, there's a good chance you'll miss them. Click here to follow now!Links mentioned in this episode:Stefanie Medrek's websiteFollow Stefanie on InstagramThe doors to my Notes to Novel course are closing for the rest of 2022 very soon! If you want my proven roadmap for writing a first draft that works, click here to enroll so that you can get started today!Click here to sign up for my FREE TRAINING: The 5 Little-Known Mistakes Most Writers Make (& What to Do Instead)P.S. Did you know that I have a Facebook group just for fiction writers? In this private group, we talk about all things writing, editing, and publishing fiction. It's free to join and you can request access here. Hope to see you there!Want to join our book club? Our first meeting is on November 17th, 2022 and we're going to be deconstructing UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover. Click here to join or to learn more!

The Homeschool Advantage Podcast
From Victory to Victory with Author and Teacher Kimberly Purcell

The Homeschool Advantage Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 31:36


Intro  Author and teacher Kimberly Purcell grew up in Victoria BC, little did she realize that Victoria which is derived from victor was to be a foreshadowing of the victories she would eventually live out in her life! Writing her first book in 5th grade called the "The Mystery of the Poison Ivy" from the inspiration of her teacher Mrs. Aalto. , Kimberly went on to Study International relations at University of British Columbia,  Broadcast Journalism at British Columbia Institute of Technology and Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.   Her experience, expertise and passion for writing landed her various opportunities to become a Writer at Disney Hyperion and Former Writer at Penguin Books. Today she lives in my old stomping ground Brooklyn NY. You can find her on Facebook holding drop-in classes that will teach you to write your own novel.     Top three takeaways  Why she began this class for my homeschooling kid after a traumatic bullying incident which caused them to make the decision to pull her out of mainstream school.  How Kim helps kids learn in a multi-sensory way that works for a wide variety of learners.  And “Do not neglect your gift.” - 1 Timothy 4:14 and it's all about building creative confidence which then your child or student will carry with them for the rest of their lives.    Call to Action  Kim Purcell Website Page   Kim Purcell Facebook Page  Kim Purcell Twitter Page  Kim Purcell Good Reads Page  Kim Purcell Medium Page  Kim Purcell Email Address      What is Next!  Thank you for supporting this show by listening and sharing with friends! If you like this podcast please rate and write a review of how this show has impacted or helped you!   Great ratings will accelerate the show's visibility to the nation so others can learn more about homeschool and find quality curriculum and the potentially join the homeschool community thus change the face of education forever!!   Who would have thought that we could change the education world with a click and a share!  Also if you would like to hear more about any specific educational topic please email me at realedtalk@gmail.com I would love to support your families educational needs in all areas!!   Bex Buzzie  The Homeschool Advantage Podcast   December 10th Sam Sorbo at Revive Education Conference, Oxnard CA    

Rock, Paper, Swords!
Episode 12 - Interview with Carol McGrath, author of The Handfasted Wife!

Rock, Paper, Swords!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 37:25


Today we are chatting with bestselling author Carol McGrath. She's written books like The Handfasted Wife and Sex and Sexuality in Tudor England. We had a good long discussion with Carol but there were some audio issues which forced us to cut down the episode. Hopefully you still enjoy the interview! To make up for the slightly shorter episode, we'll be dropping an extra BONUS episode next week in which we read out some dodgy reviews of our own books, so look out for that, it's just a bit of fun... Carol McGrath - Following a first degree in English and History, Carol McGrath completed an MA in Creative Writing from The Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University Belfast, followed by an MPhil in English from University of London The Handfasted Wife, first in a trilogy about the royal women of 1066 was shortlisted for the RoNAS in 2014. The Swan-Daughter and The Betrothed Sister complete this highly acclaimed trilogy. https://carolcmcgrath.co.uk/

Show Me How Good It Gets With Maalvika
"empathy is my competitive advantage": chatting w senior reporter, Natasha Mascarenhas

Show Me How Good It Gets With Maalvika

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 45:14


Maalvika talks to her friend, Natasha, about how she became a Senior Reporter at TechCrunch, what stability means to both of them, the loneliness that comes with ambition, professionalism, and CREATIVE WRITING! I hope it resonates with you!

New Books Network
Night of the Living Rez

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 48:03


How does identity and experience inform your writing? This episode explores: Professor Talty's journey from community college student to college professor. The importance of supportive mentors and professors. Using identity and experience ethically in fiction and nonfiction. Why finding the right form for your story matters. A discussion of the book Night of the Living Rez. Our guest is: Professor Morgan Talty, who is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He is the author of the story collection Night of the Living Rez from Tin House Books, and his work has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty's work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (2022). Talty is an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing and Native American and contemporary Literature at the University of Maine, Orono, and he is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. Professor Talty is also a Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review. He lives in Levant, Maine. Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women and gender. Listeners to this episode may also be interested in: A Calm and Normal Heart by Chelsea T. Hicks The Removed by Brandon Hobson There There by Tommy Orange Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp Welcome to The Academic Life! We reach across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Here on the Academic Life channel, we embrace a broad definition of what it means to be an academic and to lead an academic life. We view education as a transformative human endeavor and are inspired by today's knowledge-producers working inside and outside the academy. Wish we'd bring on an expert about something? DMs us on Twitter: @AcademicLifeNBN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Literature
Night of the Living Rez

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 48:03


How does identity and experience inform your writing? This episode explores: Professor Talty's journey from community college student to college professor. The importance of supportive mentors and professors. Using identity and experience ethically in fiction and nonfiction. Why finding the right form for your story matters. A discussion of the book Night of the Living Rez. Our guest is: Professor Morgan Talty, who is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He is the author of the story collection Night of the Living Rez from Tin House Books, and his work has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty's work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (2022). Talty is an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing and Native American and contemporary Literature at the University of Maine, Orono, and he is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. Professor Talty is also a Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review. He lives in Levant, Maine. Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women and gender. Listeners to this episode may also be interested in: A Calm and Normal Heart by Chelsea T. Hicks The Removed by Brandon Hobson There There by Tommy Orange Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp Welcome to The Academic Life! We reach across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Here on the Academic Life channel, we embrace a broad definition of what it means to be an academic and to lead an academic life. We view education as a transformative human endeavor and are inspired by today's knowledge-producers working inside and outside the academy. Wish we'd bring on an expert about something? DMs us on Twitter: @AcademicLifeNBN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

New Books in Native American Studies
Night of the Living Rez

New Books in Native American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 48:03


How does identity and experience inform your writing? This episode explores: Professor Talty's journey from community college student to college professor. The importance of supportive mentors and professors. Using identity and experience ethically in fiction and nonfiction. Why finding the right form for your story matters. A discussion of the book Night of the Living Rez. Our guest is: Professor Morgan Talty, who is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. He is the author of the story collection Night of the Living Rez from Tin House Books, and his work has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, TriQuarterly, Narrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. A winner of the 2021 Narrative Prize, Talty's work has been supported by the Elizabeth George Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (2022). Talty is an Assistant Professor of English in Creative Writing and Native American and contemporary Literature at the University of Maine, Orono, and he is on the faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in creative writing as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts. Professor Talty is also a Prose Editor at The Massachusetts Review. He lives in Levant, Maine. Our host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women and gender. Listeners to this episode may also be interested in: A Calm and Normal Heart by Chelsea T. Hicks The Removed by Brandon Hobson There There by Tommy Orange Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp Welcome to The Academic Life! We reach across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Here on the Academic Life channel, we embrace a broad definition of what it means to be an academic and to lead an academic life. We view education as a transformative human endeavor and are inspired by today's knowledge-producers working inside and outside the academy. Wish we'd bring on an expert about something? DMs us on Twitter: @AcademicLifeNBN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/native-american-studies

The Mr. Mike Podcast: Wrong Answers Only
Interview with Jane Warren

The Mr. Mike Podcast: Wrong Answers Only

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 44:32


Jane Baird Warren is a first-generation Canadian with fresh-off-the-boat parents. Literally! Her father came on a boat from Norway and her mother from Scotland. Jane grew up surrounded by a rich and often confusing blend of accents and began collecting new words like some kids collect action figures. At nine she read the dictionary front to back and announced she was going to be a spelunker because she like the word.Jane left Canada in 1998. For twenty years she travelled extensively in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia as well as South America and Africa. During her travels she completed an MFA in Creative Writing (she loves writing on planes and trains). Jane also has a B.Ed. and a BPE and has worked as a teacher, personal trainer, and coach. She currently volunteers as a developmental editor for emerging writers. Jane has been featured on CBC radio and has published short fiction and poetry in more than a dozen literary magazines in North America and the UK. She is represented by Elizabeth Bennett at Transatlantic Literary Agency.Her new middle-grade book is coming out in October with Scholastic Canada – How to Be a Goldfish.Book Blurb: He's a Star Wars-obsessed city boy and she's a small-town girl who spends all her free time on her neighbor's farm. Together they're going to change everything.You can find more information about Jane Baird Warren on her website. https://janebairdwarren.com

Cool Story Guys
Cool Story Guys S02E04: Chapter Two - Evils and Omens

Cool Story Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 25:43


Ja and Kaia wrestle with new fears and old traumas as they traverse the inhospitable jungle outside of the compound. Unequipped to protect themselves in the wild, the two are forced to cling to any semblance of safety they can find.

I'm a Writer But
Steve Almond

I'm a Writer But

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 65:26


Today Steve Almond (All the Secrets of the World) talks to us about scorpions, taking three decades to finish his first novel, how he came to write a “social novel,” writing from the perspective of a teenaged Latina, Nancy Reagan, and a man who lusts after teenaged girls while maintaining the book's authenticity, and more!  Steve Almond is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His essays and reviews have been published in venues ranging from the New York Times Magazine to Ploughshares to Poets & Writers, and his short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Mysteries, and Best American Erotica. Almond is the recipient of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. He cohosted the Dear Sugars podcast with his pal Cheryl Strayed for four years, and teaches Creative Writing at the Neiman Fellowship at Harvard and Wesleyan. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his family and his anxiety.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Literature
Eileen Pollack, "Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman" (Delphinium Books, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 27:50


In her new essay collection, Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman (Delphinium Books 2022), Eileen Pollack covers her life in snippets or by delving into history, but the overall picture is of an extremely talented writer, a brilliant woman with a degree in physics and a long list of respected publications who is still somewhat bewildered to find herself alone. She tells stories about her childhood home, her grandparents, her father the dentist, her mother's closets, her ex-husband who thought his work took precedence, her son who turned into a socialist, and assorted neighbors, friends, and men who drifted through her life. In her distinctive voice, she sometimes slips humor into the most horrendous situations, maybe because that's how she survived. This is an author who dissects her thoughts, words, and actions without worrying about having a big bow to tie it all together. Eileen Pollack is a writer whose novel Breaking and Entering, about the deep divisions between blue and red America, was named a 2012 New York Times Editor's Choice selection. Her essay, “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” was published in the Sunday, October 6, 2013, issue of The New York Times Magazine and went viral; the essay is an excerpt from her investigative memoir The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still A Boys' Club, published in 2015 by Beacon Press. A native of the Catskill Mountains, Eileen also is the author of the novels The Bible of Dirty Jokes and Paradise, New York, as well as two collections of short fiction, In the Mouth and The Rabbi in the Attic. Her innovative work of creative nonfiction called Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull was made into a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, and Michael Greyeyes. A long-time faculty member and former director of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, she now lives in Boston and offers her services as a freelance editor and writing coach. When she isn't reading, writing, or teaching, Eileen loves to play tennis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

Why We Write
A.J. Verdelle's 'Literary Friendship' with Toni Morrison

Why We Write

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 31:04


Episode notesBeing friends with Toni Morrison, one of the most influential writers in American literature was a life-changing experience for A.J. Verdelle, but it came with its ups and downs. A.J. writes about her relationship with the Beloved author, including their "two and a half spats" in Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison. In this episode, A.J. sits down with nonfiction author Jane Brox to give us insight into her writing process and the impact of being chosen by Toni Morrison.About our guestA. J. Verdelle is the award-winning author of the novel, The Good Negress, as well as a number of essays and short stories. She was awarded the Whiting Award in fiction, the Vursell Distinguished Fiction Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Bunting Fellowship and the NEA Critical Studies Award. She was also a finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award. A.J. teaches in Lesley's MFA in Creative Writing program.Mentioned in this episode:‘Miss Chloe' recounts A.J. Verdelle's friendship with Toni MorrisonGet writing advice from A.J. on Ep. 35 of Why We WriteThe sound of 'Silence' with Jane Brox

Burning Bright
Stress

Burning Bright

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 6:36 Transcription Available


Writing through it, with selections by Willa Schneberg, Michael Milburn and Jane Goldsmith. Support the show

Cool Story Guys
Cool Story Guys S02E03: Defining a Rural Caveman

Cool Story Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 35:46


As the story starts to take shape, we explore the different ways that Jeff's spicy Turkish vacation influenced the first chapter. Other topics include a cursory look at a random assortment of new and old things, Ethan's deep desire to add dinosaurs to anything and everything, and a few too many references to a book that a lot of people haven't read. 

Fiction Writing Made Easy
Status Genre Conventions

Fiction Writing Made Easy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 17:20


In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through the conventions of the status genre. I'm also going to show you how these conventions show up in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. Here's a preview of what's included:[01:45] Status stories center around the protagonist's inner need for respect that manifests as a specific desire to achieve or accomplish something in the external world.[02:55] Readers of status stories want to feel hopeful that the protagonist will succeed. They want to read about someone who works hard to improve their situation–and they want to feel a sense of triumph when that person succeeds.[05:15] 1- The protagonist wants to gain respect, but what they need is self-esteem.[06:05] 2- The antagonist opposes the protagonist and threatens their position.[07:00] 3- There is a clear (and specific) definition of what it means to be successful.[08:15] 4- The setting is public; people will witness the protagonist's success or failure.[09:10] 5- At least one social problem or moral challenge for the protagonist to face.[10:05] 6- At least one foil character who demonstrates a different path to success.[10:40] 7- At least one mentor figure who guides the protagonist, for better or for worse.[11:35] 8- At least one shapeshifter character who hinders the protagonist's progress.[12:15] 9- The protagonist must overcome an inner obstacle related to success.[13:25] 10- The ending of a status story is usually bittersweet.[14:30] Key points and episode recap.Rate + Review + Follow on Apple Podcasts"I love the Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast!" ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this show! Your rating and review will help other writers find this podcast, and they're also super fun for me to go in and read. Just click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap five stars to rate the show, and then select "Write a Review." Be sure to let me know what your favorite part of the episode was, too! Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure you're following the podcast! I'll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed, and if you're not following the show, there's a good chance you'll miss them. Click here to follow now!Links mentioned in this episode:Episode Freebie: Status Genre Conventions PDF Cheat SheetConventions vs. tropes: What's the difference? (podcast and article)P.S. Did you know that I have a Facebook group just for fiction writers? In this private group, we talk about all things writing, editing, and publishing fiction. It's free to join and you can request access here. Hope to see you there!

New Books Network
Eileen Pollack, "Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman" (Delphinium Books, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 27:50


In her new essay collection, Maybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of Woman (Delphinium Books 2022), Eileen Pollack covers her life in snippets or by delving into history, but the overall picture is of an extremely talented writer, a brilliant woman with a degree in physics and a long list of respected publications who is still somewhat bewildered to find herself alone. She tells stories about her childhood home, her grandparents, her father the dentist, her mother's closets, her ex-husband who thought his work took precedence, her son who turned into a socialist, and assorted neighbors, friends, and men who drifted through her life. In her distinctive voice, she sometimes slips humor into the most horrendous situations, maybe because that's how she survived. This is an author who dissects her thoughts, words, and actions without worrying about having a big bow to tie it all together. Eileen Pollack is a writer whose novel Breaking and Entering, about the deep divisions between blue and red America, was named a 2012 New York Times Editor's Choice selection. Her essay, “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” was published in the Sunday, October 6, 2013, issue of The New York Times Magazine and went viral; the essay is an excerpt from her investigative memoir The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still A Boys' Club, published in 2015 by Beacon Press. A native of the Catskill Mountains, Eileen also is the author of the novels The Bible of Dirty Jokes and Paradise, New York, as well as two collections of short fiction, In the Mouth and The Rabbi in the Attic. Her innovative work of creative nonfiction called Woman Walking Ahead: In Search of Catherine Weldon and Sitting Bull was made into a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell, and Michael Greyeyes. A long-time faculty member and former director of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, she now lives in Boston and offers her services as a freelance editor and writing coach. When she isn't reading, writing, or teaching, Eileen loves to play tennis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Talk Copy to Me
036. How to be Consistent With Email Marketing

Talk Copy to Me

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 36:29 Transcription Available


Do you know how to be consistent when it comes to emailing your list?If the answer is no, you are sooooo not alone.So many small business owners struggle with staying consistent with their marketing efforts. They know the importance of consistency, but finding the time, energy, and creativity to sit down and write an email to your list every week can be overwhelming without the right systems and strategies in place.In this episode of the Talk Copy to Me podcast, I'll dive deep into how to be consistent with your email marketing so you can build trust with the people on your list, make more money in your business, and feel the satisfaction knowing you're showing up with regularity in your business._______________________________________________Mentioned in the article:Liz Wilcox's Email Marketing Membership Anne Lamott's book Bird by BirdLearn more about your host:Erin Ollila believes in the power of words and how a message can inform – and even transform – its intended audience. She graduated from Fairfield University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and went on to co-found Spry, an award-winning online literary journal.When Erin's not helping her clients write email sequences or improve their website copy, you can catch her hosting the Talk Copy to Me podcast and guesting on shows such as Profit is a Choice, She Built This, and Photo Business Help.Stay in touch with Erin Ollila, SEO website copywriter:Learn more about Erin's VIP Day options if you'd like to learn more about how you can hire her to write emails for youReach out her on Instagram, Facebook or on LinkedIn to talk more about online quiz creation and quiz funnelsReach out to continue the conversation: https://erinollila.com/podcast and https://instagram.com/erinollilaPlease be aware that this show description may contain affiliate links. I only share programs and tools that I've personally taken or used, or from people or companies I trust and admire.Reach out to continue the conversation: https://erinollila.com/podcast and https://instagram.com/erinollila

Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will
252 Dealing With Trauma Through Stories

Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 47:59


252 Dealing With Trauma Through Stories Sharing our stories and listening to the stories others tell us is the most important thing we can do in our interpersonal relationships, showing them that you understand and you care is a gift that only you can give.   In this episode Sarah Elkins and her friend Lee Keylock discuss the importance of sharing our stories and carrying the stories of those we love with us so that we may heal and grow, as well as the importance of inspiring others to tell their own stories and pursue the path in life that will bring them joy and peace. Highlights Caring for another's story makes you care about yours. Keep the memories of those who mattered to you alive through stories. When you or another say something it can change everything. We use stories to heal. Quotes “Every experience you have leads you to where you're at. If you took any one of those experiences, stories, and songs out of the equation, it changes, something has to change. So it would change the trajectory of where you are now.”   “To hold somebody's story like that and be responsible for it is a huge undertaking, you can't minimalize that.” About Lee Keylock Lee Keylock is Director of Global Programs at Narrative 4 and oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of N4's ongoing programmatic development. Originally from Britain, Lee immigrated to the United States in 1989 and taught English at Newtown High School in Connecticut for thirteen years. He has served as an adjunct professor teaching Creative Writing and Composition at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, where he also earned his MFA in Creative Writing.  Connect with Lee on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Instagram! And make sure you check out his website Narrative 4! About Sarah Elkins  "Uncovering the right stories for the right audiences so executives, leaders, public speakers, and job seekers can clearly and actively demonstrate their character, values, and vision." In my work with coaching clients, I guide people to improve their communication using storytelling as the foundation of our work together. What I've realized over years of coaching and podcasting is that the majority of people don't realize the impact of the stories they share - on their internal messages, and on the people they're sharing them with. My work with leaders and people who aspire to be leaders follows a similar path to the interviews on my podcast, uncovering pivotal moments in their lives and learning how to share them to connect more authentically with others, to make their presentations and speaking more engaging, to reveal patterns that have kept them stuck or moved them forward, and to improve their relationships at work and at home. The audiobook, Your Stories Don't Define You, How You Tell Them Will is now available! Included with your purchase are two bonus tracks, songs recorded by Sarah's band, Spare Change, in her living room in Montana.   Interested in NLV? Sign up here!   Show Notes by Chinook Bromlie  

Cool Story Guys
Cool Story Guys S02E01: Too Dumb for Sci-Fi

Cool Story Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 48:11


A new season means a brand new story! In this introductory episode, we roll the dice to learn what kind of story we get to tell. Spoiler alert: this new story isn't going to be anything like the last one. Other topics include not getting frustrated when we can't compete with top-tier art, a dog-minus-whale reality that is just begging to be explored, and how everyone is tired of fantasy stories set in the Middle Ages.

Cool Story Guys
Cool Story Guys S02E02: Chapter One - Blood Sacrifice

Cool Story Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 35:21


Raised inside a brutal prison compound and subjected to supernatural rituals, Ja has little hope for the future. When a woman named Kaia is exiled to the compound from the community, she teaches Ja about the outside world, and the two form an alliance to keep each other safe.

The Morning Upgrade Podcast with Ryan Cote
#117 - Growing Your Business Through Change with Mickie Kennedy

The Morning Upgrade Podcast with Ryan Cote

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 16:39


In this episode of the Morning Upgrade podcast I talk with Mickie Kennedy about his morning routine,  growing your business through change, press releases, poetry, pushing through hard projects and more. 

The Fairy Ring
Ch. 5 The Blues of Wynk, Blynk, & Nod w/ guest writer Kalyn McAlister

The Fairy Ring

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 33:33


Be a part of the revival of an ancient underwater planet with whale gods Wynk, Blynk, and Nod based on the poem "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" by Eugene Field.  Additional discussion about whale song, healing the throat chakra, and integrating effective communication in our lives. Chapter 5 of season 2 of The Fairy Ring podcast. Co-written by Kalyn McAlister and Michelle Lark Kalyn McAlisterwebsitetwitterThe Fairy RingwebsiteinstagramSick read, brah: https://gizmodo.com/why-whale-songs-are-still-one-of-sciences-greatest-myst-1692174859Like the episode? Consider a share or rating to support

New Books in Literature
Tess Gunty, "The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel" (Knopf, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 42:48


Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Tess holds a B.A. in English with an Honor's Concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame. After graduating in 2015, she began an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. After earning her MFA, Tess worked alongside her former professor Jonathan Safran Foer, providing research and writing for his book of nonfiction about the climate crisis. We Are the Weather was published by FSG in 2019. As a freelance writer, editor, and research assistant, Tess's experience also includes documenting the history of the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns; contributing a history of Westside, Atlanta to an urban revitalization plan by Thadani Architects + Urbanists; creating science content for the American Museum of Natural History; editing Bruce Rits Gilbert's debut book, John Prine, One Song at a Time, a tribute to the folk musician written in the wake of Prine's death from the novel coronavirus; and working as a fact-checker on Mysteries of Mental Illness, a PBS docuseries about the history of psychiatry in America. In 2021, the publishing houses Knopf (North America), Éditions Gallmeister (France), Guanda (Italy), and Kiepenheuer & Witsch (Germany) preempted Tess's debut novel The Rabbit Hutch, along with her sophomore novel Honeydew. Recommended Books: Hernan Diaz, Trust Sean Carroll, Something Deeply Hidden  Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature