Inside the Writer's Soul

Inside the Writer's Soul

You may write alone, but you are not alone. Inside the Writer’s Soul focuses on how personal experiences can inform your writing, and help you speak from the soul to really connect with readers and other authors as well. In this community for authors from any genre, background, or publishing type, we’ll also help you tackle challenges in all things writing including mindset, marketing, mental health, the muse, and more. Your writer’s soul doesn’t need to take the writing and publishing journey alone…join me, your host M. Khan along with rest of our community, and let’s move forward together.... Show More

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“It’s a really great and simple idea. It’s something I started doing this year and, even though I’m not finished with one full year of this journal, it’s the only journal I have ever been able to consistently and continually write in every single day, and it’s completely changed my mindset.”

In this episode:

  • Do you usually give up on journaling?
  • Introduction to the 5-year journal, which is the only jo... Read more

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  • “No matter what medium you are using to express yourself, so long as you keep these different audiences in mind and what the expectations for the various audiences are, it can help you with your work.”

    In this episode:

  • The four ‘E’s of audience expectations – what audiences are expecting from your work, whether you’re an #author, #filmmaker, #photographer, #artist, #songwriter, or other type of #creator.
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    November 7, 2019 8 min

    “Have you ever had a moment where you sit down to write, but all you feel is drained and as if there’s nothing waiting for you – no plots, no stories, no characters, nothing? That’s what it feels like to be creatively drained and to have spent all your creativity.”

    In this week’s episode, we’ll be talking about something we do all the time but may not realize it: spending our creativity. I’ll share my story about ho... Read more

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    “For me, NaNoWriMo is just not realistic. I know myself, I know my schedule, I understand the time that I have in November between work and family commitments and I know I won’t finish writing a complete book. Being realistic is accepting that I can't finish the book in a month, and I am absolutely, completely 100% okay with that.”

     

    In this episode:

  • What is #NaNoWriMo?
  • Reasons you may (or m... Read more

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  • October 20, 2019 22 min

    “That’s one reason why I started this podcast, because I wanted to share stories like these. Because I don’t think I’m the only one from this background, or this culture, or from a similar or even dissimilar culture or background who might feel the same way I do. Who feel like they need to lock their emotions away, and who feel that they’re forced to pretend at happiness and can’t claim anything real.”

     

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    October 13, 2019 11 min

    “So, as much as I loved being on that stage in that holiday play in the beginning, it quickly became something else. It became something I wouldn’t realize until much later was about race and exclusion and reminding people that I was different, not explaining to people that I already belonged.”

    In this episode:

  • Pros, cons, and considerations of acknowledging holidays in your writing
  • Pros, cons, and co... Read more

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  • “One of my biggest beliefs is that there is no wrong way to write. However you write, is a great way to do it. But you shouldn’t sacrifice your personal health or your creative health in order to get the writing done. The important thing is to write consistently.”

    In this episode:

  • Why you don’t need to write every day to be an author
  • The difference between writing daily and writing consistently
  • How I... Read more

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  • September 29, 2019 13 min

    “As I realized I had control over my writing, as I realized I had control over that FEAR of writing, it also made me realize I had control over other things in my life, too.”

    In this episode:

  • Why I started this podcast to build a community of authors
  • My love of cursing
  • My fear of writing and how it turned out to be a strength, not a weakness
  • The story shared in this episode: the start ... Read more

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