Write-minded Podcast

Hosted ByBrooke Warner & Grant Faulkner

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. There’s always a takeaway at the end of each show for listeners, too. Brooke and Grant interview writers, authors, and publishing industry folks, and bring to this weekly podcast their shared spirit of community, collaboration, and a deeply held belief that everyone is a writer, and everyone’s story matters.

All Episodes

Craft-minded series: Characterization, featuring A.M. Homes

This week kicks off a 6-week craft-minded series, starting with the great A.M. Holmes on characterization.

How to Have an Opinion in Memoir, featuring Mychal Denzel Smith

This week’s episode is a celebration of opinion, of boldly stating what you mean and what matters to you and why.

On Writing and Selling Trauma, featuring Stephanie Foo

In her profound and moving new memoir, What My Bones Know, guest Stephanie Foo writes about trauma, and about a diagnosis of Complex PTSD that is lacking first-person narratives.

How to Follow Your Passions When the Creative Expression Feels Elusive, featuring Charlie Jane Anders and Azar Nafisi

In our final summer episode, we bring you two voices of advocacy in an episode that will both stoke your passions and remind you to be gentle with yourself at the same time.

Emotional Expression Is as Scary and Important as You Think It Is, featuring Erica Jong and Lilly Dancyger

This week Write-minded revisits two powerful interviews in which guests Erica Jong and Lilly Dancyger shared with us about the power of emotion on the page.

Using Subtext and Omission to Achieve More by Writing Less, featuring EJ Koh and Charmaine Wilkerson

This week’s episode is chock-full of craft tips and ideas for thinking about the subtle art of subtext and omission, featuring two of our favorite craft episodes from the...

For the Love of Fantasy, featuring Kwame Mbalia and Namina Forna

In this week’s remembrances of some of the best episodes of the past year, we’re highlighting fantasy’s importance as a genre with guests Kwame Mbalia and Namina Forna.

Writing Intimate Truths, featuring Ashley C. Ford and Melissa Febos

This week’s episode basks in the smart, intimate, and insightful energy of Ashley C. Ford and Melissa Febos, two wonderful memoirists who share about writing intimate truths.

The Collaborative Force of Anthologies, featuring Stephanie Raffelock

This week, Brooke and Grant discuss the modern anthology—what kinds of works lend themselves to collections and what publishers are looking for.

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