88 Cups of Tea

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ALLY CONDIE: Finding Your Creative Spark

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Curious to discover ways to get into the writing groove? How about advice on working with smaller publishing houses? Or best practices for co-authoring a novel? We talk about it all and much more with Ally Condie!

Ally is the author of The Last Voyage of Poe BlytheSummerlost, Atlantia, and the critically acclaimed Matched trilogy, a  #1 New York Times and international bestseller.  

In our conversation, Ally shares the heartfelt story of how she fell in love with storytelling and her journey to becoming a best-selling author. We discuss working with smaller publishing companies, how to embrace rejection to reach your writing goals, and we get into the nitty-gritty of Ally’s writing and editing process. We continue on to talk about how she finds time to write with such a busy schedule and the tools she uses to get into the writing mindset. She dives into the details of her newest novel The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe and the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of what sparked that idea. And towards the end, Ally talks about her experience getting her master’s degree she always wanted, what exciting projects she’s currently working on – including a co-authored novel, and ways you can use writing to make a change in the world.

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Head over to Ally’s shownotes page at https://88cupsoftea.com/podcast/ally-condie/ to find the resources and books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation.

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