Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers

Latest Episodes

The Higher Truth of Fiction, featuring Jamila Minnicks
December 04, 2023

Join Grant and Brooke this week for a conversation about truthemotional truth, essential truth, truth as the core driver of all stories.

The Origin Story, featuring Deepa Anappara and Taymour Soomro
November 27, 2023

This week's guests are the coeditors (and contributors to) Letters to a Writer of Color.

One Sentence Leads to a Second Sentence: Pushing Through the Muddy Middle of NaNoWriMo, featuring Grant Faulkner and Brooke Warner
November 13, 2023

Pep Talk alert! Whether youre writing a ton or writing a-none, this weeks episode is geared toward writers who are feeling the strain of the Muddy Middle.

Get Inspired to Write from One of the Most Prolific Women Writers in History, featuring Allison Gilbert
November 06, 2023

This week Brooke shares an interview she recorded with Allison Gilbert about her new book, Listen World!, a biography of the most famous woman writer youve never heard of.

Gothic Stories’ Long History of Drawing from Everyday Monsters, featuring Isabel Cañas
October 30, 2023

This weeks episode is a twofer because were bringing you a little dose of horror through our exploration of gothic stories with this weeks guest Isabel Caas, who also happens to be a ten-year vete

Playing with Narration in Memoir, with Maggie Smith
October 23, 2023

This interview covers narration, structure, and Maggies process of constructing this memoir, as well as how her background as a poet informed her approach to the writing.

For the Love of Fanfiction, featuring Rainbow Rowell
October 16, 2023

Whether you already love fanfiction or dont really get it, youll want to tune into this episode for the sheer appreciation of its presence in the literary world.

The Art of Coauthoring, featuring Helen Macdonald and Sin Blaché
October 09, 2023

This weeks co-authoring duo, Helen Macdonald and Sin Blach, take us inside their relationship and share authentically and honestly about some of the considerations unique to writing your book with s

The Best Way to Learn to Write a Novel? Write It!, featuring Kayvion Lewis
October 02, 2023

One month out from National Novel Writing Month, this episode hopes to inspire listeners around the truism that the very best way to write a novel is simply to try it.

Dreaming and Writing, featuring Tzivia Gover
September 25, 2023

This weeks episode considers the intersection between dreaming and writing and how to harness not dreaming per se, but the midnight mind.