In this special episode, we interview Ella Voss, the author of “Like a Fox to a Swallow” and “Almost Happy.” Ella shares insights on finding time and prioritizing writing, empathizing with characters, and the emotional and craft-related challenges, as well as the importance of belonging to a writing group for feedback and support. Through Voss’s unique blend of contemporary themes and magical realism, the podcast explores the intersection of life influences on art, the value of empathy in writing, and the challenges and rewards of hybrid publishing.
Handling Rejection Like a Pro: A Guide to Coping with Writing Setbacks. Rejection is an inevitable part of a writer’s journey, but it doesn’t have to be disheartening. In this podcast, we’ll share practical strategies and insights on how to deal with rejection of your writing. Learn how to turn setbacks into stepping stones on your path to success.
Discover the Power of Shitty First Drafts: Is Imperfection the key to writing success? In this episode, we delve into the age-old debate of whether aspiring writers should embrace the concept of “shitty first drafts” as a crucial step in the creative process. Explore the arguments for and against this approach and find out how imperfection might just be the key to unlocking your writing potential.
In this poetry side quest, Christina reads the poem “Without Judgment” by Anna Fitzgerald.
In this episode, we delve into the world of literary magazines and explore the process of submitting your pieces. Discover the ins and outs of preparing your work, crafting a cover letter, and selecting the right magazines for your writing. From building your writing resume to fighting imposter syndrom, we’ll uncover the myriad of reasons why you should bother submitting your literary gems. Tune in now and take the first step towards sharing your voice with the world.
In this poetry side quest, Christina reads the poem “My Next Life” by Dwight Okita. Find out more about the author at https://www.dwightokita.com/
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