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In episode #78 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Lauren Sapala.

Lauren is the author of The INFJ Writer, a guide for sensitive intuitive writers, and Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers, as well as The West Coast Trilogy, an autobiographical fiction series. She currently lives in San Francisco.

During our discussion, Lauren describes:

  • Why she considers her coaching a form of healing work
  • How the structure and energy of academia can often lead to overly critical writing instructors and teachers, and how the world of creativity and art differs completely
  • Why she doesn't shy away from discussing her time dealing with alcoholism
  • How self-publishing The INFJ Writer was such a pleasurable experience that she ceased seeking an agent for her fiction and started-indie publishing those books as well
  • The way the Meyers-Briggs personality types have given her a greater understanding of her writing clients and how she can better help intuitive introverts achieve their artistic goals
  • How transgressive fiction combines darkness with humour, and the challenges she has faced as a writer working in that genre
  • And much more!

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Direct download: WC078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

Welcome to The Writing Coach. On this podcast, I speak with the instructors, editors, coaches, and mentors who help writers and authors create their art, build their audience, and sell their work.

In episode #77 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Jennifer Blanchard.

Jennifer a multi-passionate author, screenwriter, blogger, and coach who is on a mission to change the way writers think and challenge what they believe is possible. In early 2009, after years of struggling with her stories, she learned about story structure, which changed everything for her. She published her debut novel, SoundCheck, in 2015, and she's been writing nonfiction books, novels, and screenplays ever since.

During our discussion, Jennifer describes:

  • How being a multi-passionate creative can be energizing and freeing
  • The role her blog played in helping her transition from a chronic procrastinator to an incredibility productive writer
  • How stumbling upon a story structure article by Larry Brooks changed her life forever
  • Why she challenged herself to write and publish nine books in nine months (!)
  • What she offers in her Multi-Passionate Mastermind
  • The importance of a daily mindset practice
  • And much more!

Click below to listen now:

Direct download: WC077.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:42pm EST