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Have you ever wished you had a group of friends you could chat with every few weeks about all things writing? Well, now you do. The & then write podcast is for writers who have a deep passion for their craft and process. Writers who are looking for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration. A… read more

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EP 027 Better Done Than Perfect

August 1st, 2020


As writers, some stories just get under our skin. We try to write them out of our system, but sometimes we don’t quite get it on the first try... or maybe even the second. But eventually the story comes out – and at a …

EP 026 The Journey of Writing Memoir

July 1st, 2020


Writing a memoir is its own kind of special journey. Not only does it require that you generate material relating to your life, it asks you to come to terms with it, to make sense of it in a way that will be compelling …

EP 025 Aha! Moments

June 1st, 2020


Are you willing to receive what you most need to hear?  A-ha! moments are key for the writing process. And they often contain advice we’ve already heard ten times before – but we actually hear it this time, when we need …

EP 024 All About Mindset

May 1st, 2020


Showing up to the page to write is no small feat. Neither is infusing your work with an engaging voice and a captivating story. But so often, writers doubt their ability to show up on the page as they are in real life. …

EP 023 Writing Through Uncertainty - Or Not

April 1st, 2020


The world is giving us the business right now. What does that mean for our creative pursuits? Our ability to show up to the page? What do we do when we just don’t have it in us? Here’s how I’m getting through the …

EP 022 Balancing Busyness with Stillness

March 1st, 2020


This month, I welcome Rachel Redmond back to the podcast. Today we examine our culture’s obsession with productivity, and talk about the deeper …

EP 021 Writers & Editing

February 1st, 2020


As writers, whether we decide to self-edit or hire out part of the editorial process, it’s important that we have a sense, not only of the purpose of editing, but also the different types and stages of editing. Guest …

EP 020 Imposter Syndrome

January 1st, 2020


Most writers, at one point or another, feel like a fake on some level. How can we kick these feelings of inadequacy to the curb? Today I cover some strategies for minimizing the effects of imposter syndrome. 

EP 019 Using Words to Make a Difference

December 1st, 2019


As writers, how do we use our words to work towards a greater good? How do we get our work off the page and into the world? Guest Diana McLean joins the podcast to discuss the intersection of writing, social justice, …

EP 018 Writing & Community

November 1st, 2019


For many of us, community is key when it comes to our writing process. It gets you engaged, uncomfortable, and moving forward before you’re ready. When you have support, it also means you are more likely to keep going. …

EP 017 Embracing the Unexpected

October 1st, 2019


Part of what separates a good writer from a great writer is their ability to not only draw inspiration from a wide variety of sources - some truly …

EP 016 Starve Your Distractions

September 1st, 2019


All of us encounter distractions on a daily basis. It can be difficult to achieve, let alone sustain, any kind of creative focus. So how do we …

EP 015 The Shapeshifting Writer

August 1st, 2019


As writers, we work to establish habits, routines that serve us well. But just when you think you have this writing thing down… you discover that …

EP 014 Knowing Your Why

July 1st, 2019


How do we as writers find our WHY? And is this even a necessary practice when it comes to our writing?

EP 013 Whose Voice Is It Anyway?

June 1st, 2019


How do we as writers develop a voice that is uniquely our own? What are some of the stumbling blocks we encounter in this process? Today I welcome fellow writer and friend, Nick Beardslee, where we tackle questions …

EP 012 Shadow Artists

May 1st, 2019


Do you turn away from your true calling? Are you an artist at heart, but find yourself throwing your energy behind other artists, relegating yourself to the background, i.e. support staff? Today we’ll talk about how you …

EP 011 Writer's on Process : Emotional Loading

April 1st, 2019


This is the first in a series of episodes about writers and the processes they utilize in their craft. How do you infuse emotion into your writing? How do you turn your inspiration into tangible work? Today’s guest, …

EP 010 This Was Not Part of the Plan

March 1st, 2019


What happens when we stop clinging so hard to our ideas of how things should be, and loosen the grip of control? What happens when we can open to the …

EP 009 Writing to Heal

February 1st, 2019


Writing isn’t a one-size-fits all endeavor. It can be a creative outlet, a form of employment, a professional pursuit – or a mix of these. However, for many, writing itself can be a healing balm, a place for …

EP 008 Not the "R" Word

January 1st, 2019


It’s that time of year… the time of year when we’re encouraged to “make resolutions,” “set intentions,” “pick a word for the year.” These rituals can …

EP 007 Moving Away from the Side Hustle

December 1st, 2018


For many, writing is a side hustle. Maybe you’re feeling the pull to make writing your full-time gig. When do you know it’s the right time to make …

EP 006 Manifest That Shit

November 1st, 2018


What is manifesting, and how can it help your writing life – and life in general? This is a simple tool that can make a huge impact in all areas of …

EP 005 A Writing State of Mind

October 1st, 2018


How do we cultivate a “writing state of mind?”  As life becomes increasingly full, it becomes exponentially more difficult to simply sit down and …

EP 004 Origin Stories

September 1st, 2018


When it comes to super heroes, we eat up their origin stories. But I want to know, where do writers come from?  I realized I didn’t really know the origin stories of most writers I know—where did we begin, when did we …

EP 003 Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

August 1st, 2018


Let's discuss the ways in which we talk around our writing practice, and the language we use in communication with ourselves.

What kind of language have you internalized?


EP 002 The Tangled Web of Writing Truth

July 1st, 2018


How much distance is needed between you and your topic & character when either / both are based on real-life events?  When it is healing & …

EP 001 The Fear of Being Seen

June 1st, 2018


Welcome to the 1st Episode of the & then write podcast. The intention behind & then write is to engage with writers and creatives - to create a space where you feel supported, motivated, and inspired.

Today's …

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