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12/1/2018 - Episode 007 - Moving Away from the Side Hustle - Listen on iTunes

For many, writing is a side hustle. But maybe you’re feeling the pull to make writing your full-time gig. When do you know it’s the right time to make the leap? What are some of the considerations you need to think through?

Resources mentioned in this episode:


Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5: Stories From People Who've Done It (And How You Can, Too!), by Anna S.E. Lundberg

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl 

More info about Anna's services at One Step Outside.

Anna Lundberg is a success coach and business strategist who helps people create businesses and build a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom, flexibility and fulfillment across different areas of their lives. Anna built her professional career in marketing, working on well-known global brands and gradually specializing in digital. She continues to advise businesses, and train teams on how to create powerful brands, develop effective marketing strategies, and build digital capabilities in their organization.

Anna is also a confident speaker and workshop facilitator, as well as a published writer, with articles appearing in Business Insider, Inc. Magazine, and Thrive Global. She also co-authored the book How to Succeed in Your First Job. As a coach, she works individually with clients to help them reimagine “success” in their personal and professional lives. She also runs a group program where she supports professionals who want to take their One Step Outside the 9 to 5. Find out more about how Anna can support you on her website: onestepoutside.com




11/1/2018 - Episode 006 - Manifest That Shit - Listen on iTunes

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 your life. Join me with an open mind, and you’ll see.

Resources mentioned in this episode:


7 Steps to Manifest Anything You Want - Including Money, by Nathalie Guerin


Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Personal Development / Finances

Sean Croxton - Make Money, Make a Difference




10/1/2018 - Episode 005 - A Writing State of Mind - Listen on iTunes

How do we cultivate a “writing state of mind?”  As life becomes increasingly full, it becomes exponentially more difficult to simply sit down and write.  What’s a writer to do?  Today I welcome Jeremy Hammond to the podcast, and together we shed some light on this topic.

Resources mentioned in this episode:


Getting Things Done, by David Allen.


OneNote  /  EveryTask  /   Nirvana   /   Easy Tempus   /   OmniFocus

More info about Jeremy's Coaching Program

Jeremy Hammond author photo

Jeremy R. Hammond is an independent journalist and political analyst, the publisher and editor of Foreign Policy Journal (www.foreignpolicyjournal.com), an author described by Barron’s as “a writer of rare skill”, and a writing coach. His books include Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, which famed public intellectual Noam Chomsky has described as “a very impressive piece of work” that is “carefully documented and highly informative”. His writing coaching program is designed to help independent journalists and bloggers communicate their ideas more effectively and make their voices heard. Find him on the web at JeremyRHammond.com.




9/1/2018 - Episode 004 - Origin Stories:  Listen on iTunes

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 know we were writers, who inspired us—and set out to learn more. I wondered if I would find any parallels between their journeys, and my own. 




8/1/2018 - Episode 003 - Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda:  Listen on iTunes

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?




7/1/2018 - Episode 002 - The Tangled Web of Writing Truth:  Listen on iTunes

How much distance is needed between you and your topic & character when either / both are based on real-life events?  When it is healing & when is it too painful to write about personal events?

Guest Irene Yadao and I discuss the challenges of writing about difficult events and people in our lives.  As writers, we often mine our own life for material.  This tends to be true regardless of what form you prefer to write in.  How do you navigate this?  Do you include the good, the bad, and the ugly?  Do you revise history to avoid ruffling feathers?  What are you willing to sacrifice, in terms of relationships, when it comes to sharing your history in such a public way? 


Irene Yadao hails from California but has lived on the coast of Maine for the past ten years. She started her writing career as a journalist, serving as an editor, fact-checker and freelance writer for publications like The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Village Voice, Maine magazine and Down East Magazine. Her journalistic writing is mostly about music and food, but when it comes to her personal writing, the topic turns to family dynamics. She’s written short stories, experimental prose and, most recently, episodic screenplays.




6/1/2018 - Episode 001 - The Fear of Being Seen:  Listen on iTunes

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 episode deals with the Fear of Being Seen, and how we procrastinate and self-sabotage when it comes to this fear.

What happens when we push past that fear? What would you create if you could set aside your Fear of Being Seen? 

I can't wait to hear all about it...