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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 #92 of The Writing Coach podcast, I discuss why sometimes the most creative periods in our lives look and sound like silence to outside observers.

Direct download: WC_92.mp3
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In episode #91 of The Writing Coach podcast, I speak with Jennifer Louden.

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. Since then, she’s written six additional books on well-being and whole living, with a million copies of her books in print in nine languages.

Jennifer has spoken around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart magazine. Plus, she’s been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines, two of Brené Brown’s books Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead, appeared on hundreds of TV, radio shows and podcasts, and even on Oprah.

Jennifer has been teaching women’s writing and self-care retreats and creative writing workshops since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000.

During our conversation, Jennifer describes:

  • How a time of great desperation, unhappiness, and depression ultimately launched her career as a successful author
  • The danger of wrapping up your entire self-worth in your writing
  • The importance of self-care and why she rejects the notion that artists must be tortured souls
  • What aspects of writing she struggles with and how she overcomes challenges in her writing
  • Three things you need to know before you start writing
  • What differentiates successful writers from those who fizzle out
  • Why she thinks being a writer is the coolest calling in the world
  • And much more!

Direct download: WC_91.mp3
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