Music to Last a Lifetime: An Interview with John Ondrasik

EPISODE 236I Today’s guest is John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting music fame. In addition to writing and performing music, John is also an inspirational speaker. John shares with us how he views art and creativity, how he gets out of a funk, and the importance of doing things you love. He encourages us to…

How NOT to Write a Story: An Interview with Lisa Cron

EPISODE 229I Today’s guest is story coach Lisa Cron, author of Wired for Story and Story Genius, returning to the show to talk about editing your first draft and why NaNoWriMo is not the best way to write your story. Lisa is known for approaching story through brain science, helping writers craft stories that will…

How to Revise Your Book: An Interview with Jennie Nash

EPISODE 224I Today’s guest is Jennie Nash, founder and CEO of Author Accelerator. Her book coaching clients have landed six-figure book deals with Big 5 publishing houses, so I asked her to come share with us her best tips for editing your book. This is the first of five episodes this month all on this…

Writing to Make People Happy: An Interview with Hilary Galanoy

EPISODE 223I Today’s guest is screenwriter Hilary Galanoy, co-writer with Elizabeth Hackett of the Netflix romantic comedies Love, Guaranteed and Falling Inn Love. (Note: You MUST watch the Disclaimer at the end of Love, Guaranteed – it’s hysterical!) Hilary shares with us how she and her partner and friend work together to write their screenplays,…