The Writing Life Podcast Episodes

Written by Annie Dillard

47 Episodes - 113 pages - ★★★★ - 11.2K ratings

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Monday Motivation - Bouldering the Writing Life

How Writers Write - February 03, 2020 10:00 - 5 minutes ★★★★★ - 96 ratings
Welcome to Monday Motivation – Bouldering the Writing Life   Last week I was rock wall climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, an indoor gym in Gowanus. Rock wall climbing is one of my favorite activities in the entire world. Specifically bouldering, which is essentially the same as rock wall climbing,...
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Perspective: A Saint's Guide To The Writing Life After 40

Perspectives - WNIJ - December 12, 2019 11:35 - 1 minute ★★★★ - 3 ratings
In an effort to increase efficiency, I was clearing the piles from my desk yesterday. While eliminating the clutter, I was reminded of Saint Teresa of Ávila. Born in 1515, she did not devote herself to writing and founding convents until well into her forties. Until her death at the age of 67, sh...
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Summer Words Public Panel: Tayari Jones on Social Justice, the Writing Life and Oprah

GrassRoots Community Network - November 15, 2019 21:33 - 55 minutes ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
Tayari Jones, winner of the 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize for her novel “An American Marriage,” will discuss with Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur, her work, why she wrote about race, incarceration and feminism, and what happened when Oprah Winfrey called her.
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The Role of Solitude in the Writing Life

Marisa's Wicked Word Nosh - November 03, 2019 20:59 - 13 minutes ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
A number of  writers (including Virginia Woolf, Jessamyn West, and Paulo Coelho) have famously spoken about a writer's need for solitude, and have described writing as a solitary pursuit. But how solitary does the writing life need to be? I acknowledge the importance of solitude in my life as a ...
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Dear Reader: Mental Health and the Writing Life (Trailer)

Dear Reader: Writing Life Beyond the Page - October 31, 2019 15:05 - 49 seconds
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Excellence: Story 10 - The Writing Life

Literacy Essentials - The Stories - October 01, 2019 02:07 - 4 minutes ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
A teacher and writer reflect on the habits and qualities of dedicated writers and how and why writing is a lifetime gift that binds hearts and minds.
Education

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Finding Inspiration While Traveling | The Writing Life

Stop Writing Alone - August 08, 2019 09:30 - 33 minutes ★★★★★ - 20 ratings
The Rivera Road Trip is taking a bit longer than anticipated so Nicole is recording on the road again! The result is an episode based on topics straight from the Stop Writing Alone FB community! Thanks to Jessica Houser (https://jjburry.com/) and Christopher Hickey (https://procrassthenation.com...
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Author Olive Senior on the Writing Life (Margaret Laurence Lecture 2019)

Writers' Trust of Canada - June 11, 2019 00:00 - 43 minutes
Jamaican Canadian writer Olive Senior shares observations and insights from her writing life in the Margaret Laurence Lecture. She details her upbringing in Jamaica and the influence of the island’s culture and its peoples on her development as a writer, as well as her education and eventual migr...
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The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life

NWP Radio - May 30, 2019 23:40 - 32 minutes ★★★★ - 12 ratings
Join in for a conversation about creating the writing life, with Stephanie Vanderslice, professor of creative writing and Director of the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, and author of The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life. We talk about her book, discuss the ...
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The Price of the Writing Life

Melbourne Press Club - May 22, 2019 18:00 -
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Anger and the Writing Life: Putting the "Angry" Back in Angry Typewriter

Angry Typewriter - May 21, 2019 04:39 - 16 minutes ★★★★★ - 2 ratings
In today's episode of Angry Typewriter, we'll be talking about anger in the writing life, and in the writer. It's not a bad thing, and if nothing else it's the only episode that quotes both Joel Osteen and Hank Moody. Where else can you find that pairing? --- This episode is sponsored by · An...
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Mom Rage - May 21, 2019 01:48 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 242 ratings
Amelia and Edan talk about writing: what's going on with their careers, what their work schedules look like now that they're parents, and what they love about writing. At about 28:30, they interview novelist Kristen Iskandrian about her book Motherest, raising her family in Alabama, and why she...
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Christian Kiefer on "Phantoms" and the Writing Life

Libromania - May 16, 2019 20:01 - 59 minutes ★★★★★ - 63 ratings
Welcome to Libromania, a podcast for the book-obsessed from the Close Reads Podcast Network. Each week David Kern will be chatting with authors, biographers, designers, collectors, critics and other people who help make book's so worthy of our attention. In this episode, David chats with noveli...
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PAWcast: Author Lisa Gornick ’77 on the Writing Life (May 2019)

Princeton Alumni Weekly Podcasts - May 09, 2019 15:26 ★★★★★ - 3 ratings
On this month’s PAWcast, novelist Lisa Gornick ’77 discusses her new book, writing, and her former career as a psychotherapist in an interview with associate editor Carrie Compton. “As a therapist and then as a psychoanalyst, I was really trained to hear unconscious themes, to see the way that st...
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The Writing Life With Paul Chaderjian

EVN Report Podcast - March 06, 2019 09:45 ★★★★★ - 18 ratings
Broadcast journalist Paul Chaderjian talks about his new novel "Letters to Barbra," which chronicles the story of a young boy living in Beirut during the civil war while touching upon universal themes of identity, belonging, trauma and finding one's voice. 
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6. Shame, the power of story, and a real look at the writing life (with Katie Ganshert)

Crystal Paine Show - October 23, 2018 07:00 - 30 minutes ★★★★★ - 356 ratings
So, apparently you all are very curious about our courtship rules and our first kiss -- because we had almost TWICE as many downloads of last week's episode than we've had of any other episode! Wow! Thank you for the many emails and comments and messages on Instagram. It was fun to read how so...
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Whiskey Business - June 30, 2018 17:29 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 53 ratings
Dino has a whiskey-fueled discussion about writing for a living with writer and playwright, Vidas Barzdukas.  Smooth Ambler's Contradiction blended whiskey helps.
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Playwright and Novelist Tomson Highway on the Writing Life (Margaret Laurence Lecture 2018)

Writers' Trust of Canada - June 17, 2018 00:00 - 40 minutes
Canadian playwright, novelist, and composer Tomson Highway shares observations and insights from his writing life in the Margaret Laurence Lecture. He details his introduction and appreciation to Canadian literature, the emergence of Indigenous authors in Canadian publishing during the last 40 ye...
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Nava Atlas: Literary Ladies Guide To The Writing Life

Feisty Side of Fifty - March 08, 2018 17:00 - 17 minutes ★★★★ - 9 ratings
  Nava Atlas is best known for her vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. But lately she’s been focused on her parallel path as a visual artist and writer, with interests in all things bookish as well as women’s issues. Her limited edition artist’s books are collected by universities and museums around...
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Coffee Break 056: Win Charles, Cerebral Palsy, and the Writing Life

Write Now with Sarah Werner - January 01, 2018 18:28 - 20 minutes ★★★★★ - 317 ratings
Win Kelly Charles was born with Cerebral Palsy, but she has never let it stop her from achieving her dream of writing and publishing books.
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2: Alex McElroy & The Writing Life

EduPunx Podcast - June 20, 2017 10:00 - 1 hour ★★★★★ - 19 ratings
This week, I am excited to present a conversation with one of my best friends, a former writing partner and roommate, and one of the most reflective human beings I know, Alex McElroy. Alex is currently a Doctoral student at the University of Houston, where he is pursuing his doctorate in English ...
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Canadian Short Story Champion John Metcalf on the Writing Life (Margaret Laurence Lecture 2017)

Writers' Trust of Canada - June 05, 2017 16:33 - 1 hour
Canadian writer, essayist, and editor John Metcalf shares stories and insights from his writing life in the Margaret Laurence Lecture. He details what makes good writing work with numerous examples, and reveals a touching anecdote about a remarkable intervention from Margaret Laurence herself tha...
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The Writing Life // In Order to Live

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - May 24, 2017 01:00 - 58 minutes
Joan Didion famously wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Four writers unpack the way stories help us navigate the world and understand each other, and what the … The post The Writing Life // In Order to Live appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Writing Life // Darkness and Light

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - May 17, 2017 04:28 - 1 hour
What draws writers to write about the darker aspects of human experience – violence, manipulation, torture? What keeps us reading? These writers reveal how they go there, and why it’s … The post The Writing Life // Darkness and Light appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Writing Life // In their Skin

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - May 10, 2017 01:00 - 1 hour
One of the thrills of reading is slipping inside a new character’s skin. What’s it like for the author, especially if that character’s life is vastly different to their own? … The post The Writing Life // In their Skin appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Rereaders on Whiteley, Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 and Frank Moorhouse on the writing life

Rereaders - May 09, 2017 04:53 - 44 minutes ★★★★★ - 4 ratings
In this week’s podcast we watch the documentary Whiteley, focused on the life of infamous Australian artist Brett Whitely. Then we head to the NGV to check out their exhibition Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 . And finally, we read Frank Moorhouse on the writing life in Meanjin.
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The Writing Life // Writing Real Lives

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - May 02, 2017 21:00 - 1 hour
Writing about real events and people requires walking a tightrope of truth and imagination. From a spark of inspiration to an in-depth biography, get the skinny on the rewards, responsibilities … The post The Writing Life // Writing Real Lives appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Writing Life // Fact or Fiction

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - April 25, 2017 17:00 - 56 minutes
Sometimes history can be more astounding than fiction. These writers discuss the struggle to sift fact from myth, and balance the tension between story and truth, without losing the plot! … The post The Writing Life // Fact or Fiction appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Writing Life // The Child Inside

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - April 18, 2017 21:00 - 58 minutes
“It’s no problem for me to write for children. We have a lot in common.” – EB White. From a writer’s most adoring audience to their toughest critics, four festival … The post The Writing Life // The Child Inside appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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The Writing Life // How We Write

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - April 11, 2017 17:00 - 1 hour
What does the writing life look like today? From bedroom to boardroom, co-working to collaborative space, day job to portfolio career, these writers explore what works, what doesn’t, and what’s … The post The Writing Life // How We Write appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
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