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We're constantly trying to move toward being better writers — but how do we make ourselves bulletproof against life? Is one particular system or another the answer... or is it, as we fear, impossible? For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/the-bulletproof-writer-wn-140/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, beco…
 
Are you ready to take on the Hustle Culture? Then tune in to this week's episode, where I get to interview fellow podcaster, novelist, and journal enthusiast Amie McNee! Together, we'll talk about transforming the narrative, choosing yourself, and finding your creative stride. Don't miss out! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.co…
 
Have you ever experienced that magical moment when the words pour from your fingers and send you into a timeless creative zone? That's what I call flow, and this week's episode explores what it is and how to get there. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron …
 
Where do our ideas come from? How intentional are we about curating our input and inspiration — and how does it affect our creative output? Today, we’re exploring different types of creative input and how what we pay attention to affects our art. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write N…
 
If you've ever wasted time waiting for the perfect creative opportunity to come along, then you need to listen to today's episode! In it, we talk about what it takes to stop waiting for opportunities and start creating our own! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become …
 
Like all creatives, I deal with the fear that comes with producing new things—and I don’t always deal with it well. This fear is the reason I haven't created a solo episode in weeks, and it might just be the reason why you're stuck in a creative rut right now. So tune in, and let's tackle the fear together! For show notes, please visit: https://www…
 
Charlie Jane Anders has a list of publication credits as long as my arm, so you can imagine my excitement when she agreed to let me interview her! Join us as we talk about her new books, her experience writing for TV, her past in journalism, and more! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Wr…
 
Is your fear preventing you from releasing your creativity into the world? Then you'll want to check out the recent interview with my friend and mentor, Rebecca Wiener McGregor! Rebecca is a transformational hypnotist, love amplifier, and all-around life coach, and she's ready to shed some light on our fears as creators. It's an insightful intervie…
 
Have you ever wanted to write an audio drama but didn't know where to begin? Then you need to join me as I interview fellow audio dramatist David S. Dear! David is the creator of A Ninth World Journal, and we discuss everything from plotting an audio drama, where to find inspiration, how to use elements of theater, and more! For show notes, please …
 
Want to talk about Science Fiction? Then I’ve got the perfect interview for you! Join me as I interview the one and only Kate (K.B.) Wagers, author of the Indranan War trilogy, the Farian War trilogy, and more! It’s a show you won’t want to miss! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write N…
 
There's nothing quite like a deep conversation with a good friend, and that's why I'm excited to bring you this week's episode! In it, I get to talk with Lee Shackleford, the creator of RELATIVITY, about loss, the burnout of creativity, and how to accept ourselves for who we are. Don't miss it! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.…
 
This week, I had the honor to sit down with Kate Brauning, one of the developmental editors at Dovetail Fiction, the creator of the Breakthrough Writers' Boot Camp, and the author of several YA novels with an unusual twist. If you're an author or writer of any capacity, then you need to listen to this interview! For show notes, please visit: https:…
 
This week, I get to visit with my good friend (and acclaimed author) Jamieson Ridenhour! Join us as we discuss Jamie’s work on acclaimed audio drama “Palimpsest”, as well as his upcoming play, "Bloodbath: Victoria's Secret." We'll also explore what it's like to have a Ph.D. in 19th Century Gothic Literature, writing for different narrative forms, a…
 
Join us this week as we sit down with author and fellow audio-dramatist Marguerite Croft to talk about honoring the Dreamer in our lives and stories. We'll also talk about her work with Point Mystic, as well as what it means to figure out what you want from your life, and to be surrounded by people who support you. Tune in today! For show notes, pl…
 
This week, I get to interview my good friend, author Jimmie Bise, Jr.! We talk about the uncertainty and fear involved in claiming the title of “Writer”, starting and giving up on projects, and the necessary but often overlooked element of fun in our craft. It's an interview you won't want to miss! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwer…
 
Procrastination and laziness often go hand-in-hand, but those labels do not define you or the work you do. Today, we’re exploring the various ways we procrastinate, where our procrastination comes from, and how we can take time to own our "laziness" and put it to work! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I…
 
I’m going to be honest — I have not been okay lately. And maybe you haven’t either. So I sat down with my good friend Sean Howard to talk about mental health among creators, why it's okay to ask for help, and how we're all "Beautifully Broken." For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now…
 
David duChemin, the best-selling author of such titles as Start Ugly and The Problem With Muses, is joining us today to talk about his creative process, why creativity isn't about making masterpieces, and the wisdom of letting yourself "start ugly" and seeing where it goes. It's an interview you won't want to miss! For show notes, please visit: htt…
 
Searching for validation takes a lot of time and energy, but we all do it because we want to feel like our work is good and that people enjoy it. However, are we receiving validation from people we respect, or are we relying on the standards of others to determine our worth? For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the …
 
There's a lot to be said about writers with dedicated writing practices, and they make it seem so easy to "just sit down and write!" However, you don't need a dedicated writing practice to become successful. Here’s why... For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patr…
 
This week, we're sitting down with the famous Sherrilyn Kenyon, author of the Dark-Hunters book series, to talk about life as a writer with a capital W. It's an interview you don't want to miss! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patr…
 
Do you trust yourself? Or have you ever been at a point where the sage phrase, “All I know is that I know nothing” has turned into, “I am wrong, and everyone else is right”? Today we’re talking about why — and how — writers can learn to trust themselves. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the…
 
We talk a lot about writing for the reader, stage, and screen — but how about for the ear? Whether it's for a nonfiction or fiction (audio drama) podcast, today we're talking about what makes audio-only storytelling really come to life. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast…
 
Have you ever felt like you're too old to start, too late, or that you've missed your chance? Do you have regrets about not writing, publishing, or creating sooner or earlier in life? This week's episode will help you take the pressure off as Sarah explains why it's NOT too late for you as a creator. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahw…
 
What is our True Work? And how do we discern between our True Work and the busy work which fills our days? Today, I’m going to ask you a series of questions to help you deep dive and discover if you are doing your True Work— the work that fills your heart — or if you are simply filling your time with busy work. For show notes, please visit: https:/…
 
Most writers will admit that writing is work, enjoyable work though it may be. But how do we respond to people who insist that it’s “just a hobby”, “not a real job”, or “not real work”? Is it possible for something to be a mix of work and play — and what does that mean for us as creators? For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ T…
 
What does it mean to be ambitious? By definition, “ambition is a strong desire to do or achieve something, usually requiring determination and hard work”. Today I’m going to talk about what it means to be ambitious, especially as writers, and why ambition has such a bad reputation, and finally, whether or not you might be ambitious, too. For show n…
 
Have you ever experienced a writing plateau? The point in your writing journey where your growth and progress taper off, and you get comfortable resting on your laurels? Today we’re taking a look at whether this is a good or a bad thing, and how to re-ignite your ambition and your upward trajectory — if that’s the right move for you. For show notes…
 
Do you ever feel guilty, as a writer? It’s more common than you think. Writers feel guilty for writing too much, not enough, “selfishly” taking time away from their families, making money, not making money… the list goes on. Today let’s talk about writer’s guilt and how to begin to alleviate it. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner…
 
Some, if not most of us, have been in survival mode at one point or another. Survival mode means that you're barely hanging on by your fingernails, doing what you need to in order to get through the day in one piece. But it’s not the most pleasant way to live, and it’s possible to not just survive but thrive. Here’s how.. For show notes, please vis…
 
Do you consider yourself a “productive” creator? Productivity seems to be everywhere these days, and we spend a ton of time planning our days to ensure we get the most done we can in the time we have. In this week's episode, we’re going to look at productivity in a different way. So if you have been struggling and feeling like you aren’t getting en…
 
Do you ever feel like when you sit down to write, there's just nothing there? Many writers will say that the blank page is their biggest fear — and it can represent many different obstacles. In this week’s episode, I am going to share some reasons you may be experiencing writer's block and a few things you can do to work past it. For show notes, pl…
 
What happens when we fall behind? It might feel like you’re running down a snowy mountain as a giant avalanche barrels down behind you. If you feel constantly stressed, behind, and that you can’t produce content fast enough in order to keep up, then this week’s episode is for you! I am going to give you some tips on how to outrun and avoid being bu…
 
When you think of a strong female character, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of physical strength or the size of the gun they might be holding. Today, I am going to break down the different traits and ways you can build and incorporate strong female characters into your work. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support…
 
Have you ever gotten in your own way and stopped yourself from starting (or finishing) a creative project, going after success, or even being happy? If this sounds familiar, you’ve experienced self-sabotage. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon!…
 
If you’re a writer, do you also think of yourself as a business owner or entrepreneur? Should you? This can be a touchy subject, especially given the social perception that you can be an artist or a businessperson — but not both. So let’s talk about the implications, the “should”s, and how it all works together in this week’s episode. For show note…
 
This week, we're talking about what eats up your writing time — internal or external forces — and how to protect that precious time by setting boundaries! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sarahrheawerner Thank you as alw…
 
A special holiday bonus from me to you — my very first audiobook! The Writer's Mindset Manifesto will help you break through the barriers of fear and inadequacy to help you create your very best work. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https:…
 
Are you enjoying the journey? If you find yourself focused on the end goal, success or waiting to be happy until you finish your long list of projects, you might not be. Today I’m talking about how to find joy on your creative journey. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast,…
 
Do you have stacks of beautiful, unused journals? Have you been contemplating a daily journal routine but are hesitant to start? Maybe you’ve tried journaling in the past and hated it. Today I am going to share my experience with journaling and why it is a crucial part of my morning routine. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com…
 
Do you ever get that soggy or stuck feeling while working on a project? The never-ending revisions, the question of, “Why am I doing this?” popping into your head? If this is something you have ever experienced (or are currently dealing with), this episode is for you. I am going to share why this happens and what you can do about it. For show notes…
 
It’s the 100th episode of the Write Now podcast! Today I’m asking: Do we place ourselves in an area of our lives where we expect ourselves to know all the answers? Do we bring on stresses over our creative journeys, over things that we expect ourselves to have the solutions for? What would happen if we truly allowed ourselves to admit that we have …
 
Every writer faces their own struggles, from time to mindset to spelling to making money. There is nothing perfect in our journeys, and conditions will never be perfect. All we can do is take today, get rid of the negative impacts, replace them with positive impacts, and move forward purposefully in your growth as a writer who is enough. For show n…
 
What happens after you create something successful? Do you still have the “permission to suck” we talked about in the last episode? What do we risk, and what’s at stake? Is it possible to peak? And what happens after? Join me in this week’s episode as we go over Writers’ Risk And Potential Loss. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner…
 
Does that little voice inside your head tell you that you cannot produce anything but perfection, or that you are not qualified to have the title of “writer”, or even that you are not good enough to be in a “writer’s world”? In this episode, I give you permission and the secret key to move forward on your creative path. For show notes, please visit…
 
What does it mean to be in — or out of — a creative season? What happens if a period of your life shifts? Let’s talk about how to support yourself in both creative and self-health needs as life changes around you. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Pa…
 
“Won’t you just outline already?” I’ve always been a pantser, and felt that outlining puts limits on the creation of my stories! At least those were my thoughts — until my perspective shifted in a way I never thought possible. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a…
 
What’s next for you as a writer? In this episode, we will go over how to level up, and how to deal with any self-sabotage that might be keeping you from reaching your full potential. For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://patreon.com/sara…
 
Are you feeling unmotivated to write or create? You’re not alone. In this episode we dive into what motivates us and why we tend to lose it in the first place. It’s time to get your motivation back! For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.com/ To support the work I do here at the Write Now podcast, become a patron on Patreon! https://…
 
There are tons of lies floating around about creativity and creative writing, and from them. I’ve compiled ten myths that it’s time we expose and expel once and for all. Ready? Let’s bust some myths. Download my free "10 Harmful Creativity Myths" ebook (PDF) here! http://sarahwerner.com/10myths For show notes, please visit: https://www.sarahwerner.…
 
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