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

Diving Into Conflicts, featuring Melanie Abrams

This week’s episode is an invitation to explore conflict, embrace conflict, and even revel in conflict. Grant and Brooke cite authors—like Vladimir Nabakov, James Scott Bell, and Dean R. Koontz—who will help you feel less conflicted about conflict.

In Celebration of Indie Publishing, featuring Angela Bole

Get ready to soak up the goodness of indie publishing in this conversation with the CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association. What does it mean to be indie? Hear about why Grant loves his indie publishers and how indie publishing saved Brooke…

Writing on the Margins, featuring Lidia Yuknavitch

This week’s episode is about the edges of things, about precipices and outer limits and frontiers. And what better guide to this terrain could we ask for than Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water, The Misfit’s Manifesto,

Writing Raw (and in Pictures), featuring Mira Jacob

This week’s episode takes listeners into the world of graphic books and their exploding popularity with guest Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk. This is an eye-opening conversation for any writer about how to measure what’s essential to your writing,

Heart-Centered Marketing, featuring Dan Blank

So many writers and authors are feeling inspired to create during our national lockdown, and at the same time there’s concern and angst about how to share creativity, how to launch a book in the era of COVID-19,

Letting Go of Your Process to Write Other Worlds, featuring Veronica Roth

This week’s episode is an exploration of how to abandon your process, which is a great thing to think about in upending times. Grant and Brooke talk with Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent Series, about the fallacy of overnight success stories,

The Book You Have to Write, featuring Piper Kerman

This week’s episode is an inside look at how a single book can have far-reaching tendrils into people’s lives—informing, entertaining, and effecting change. Brooke and Grant speak with Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black, about her book,

Getting Serious about the Importance of Playfulness, with Maw Shein Win

Shake-up your lockdown week with some games, writing prompts, and exercises designed to help you think outside the box—and also to have fun with your writing. While there’s a lot to worry about and be distracted by right now, for creatives,

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