The Lotus Bloom Podcast

The Lotus Bloom Podcast

The Lotus Bloom podcast is an interview conversation about women who create and their process by which they grow and flourish their creations. It’s a glimpse into the creative woman’s path from dream to reality.

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March 16, 2021 32 min

In this episode, I get to chat with New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Scotland, Samantha Young! She is famously known for her contemporary romance series On Dublin Street. She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy, and YA contemporary fiction. We get to learn how Samantha’s writing career began, what motivates her, and her experience going from an independent to ...

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In this segment, It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project. I also invite other authors to join in the fun and share some of their “behind the scenes” you might find interesting!

In this episode, guest author Devri Walls shares her intricate...

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In this episode, I get to chat with author, graphic designer, artist, and mom of 4, Rachael Ritchey. She is known for her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of the Twelve Realms and her online blog battles. Rachael shares her creative journey and we discuss balance (if it exists), her art and how it helps her story telling, meeting our kids where they are creatively, her widely popular blog battles, Wattpad for online writing, and...

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In this episode, I get to chat with author S.M. Boyce. She is well known for her epic fantasy series, The Grimoire Saga. S.M. Boyce (affectionately called “Boyce”) and I discuss pen names (why and when to use one), her outlining process shared in episode 12, the different types of magic systems for fantasy, new books she’s working on, how as Creatives we often deal with burnout (but there’s hope to prevent it!) and ways to deal wit...

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In this episode, I share about the long and rocky road to publishing as it is my 7th Pubiversary!!! That’s the day I published my first book, Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria Book One). I share some of the ups and downs to getting there, but mainly I share how proud and grateful I am to have this creative outlet.  If you have a burning desire or drive to create something, don’t wait… persist and you can do it too!

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In this segment, It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In this episode, guest author S.F. Benson shares her intricate world building process and how she organizes and contains all the information for the worlds she creates!

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BONUS: This is a brief episode…really it’s not much of an episode, more a funny blooper snippet.  In episode 15, I interviewed photographer Shawna Tomren—who also happens to be my older sister. Listen to that episode first, then come back here to hear some of our funny outtakes and bloopers from that recording.  As I was editing that episode, I found myself smiling and laughing at my sister’s contagious laughter and I wanted to sha...

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In this episode, I get to introduce you to my older sister! Shawna is a creative whose journey has brought her from hairstylist to photographer. She began in family photography and has since honed her skills to now specialize in photography for high school senior girls. Residing in California, Shawna, has a unique style and gift for bringing photographs to life, and helping the girls find a confidence that will carry them beyond th...

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In this segment, It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In today's episode, I share some more behind the scenes. I share some of my inspiration with naming my characters in my YA epic fantasy series, The Age of Alandria. I also invit...

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In this episode, join me as I chat with return guest Nicole Allen and guest-host Keli Budinich (from Everything’s Not Fine Podcast) as we learn from Nicole a basic overview of what the Enneagram is and how it applies to us as individuals and as humans coexisting together. Nicole has such a great perspective on each of the 9 Enneagram numbers as well as fun examples from real life situations! Keli and I learn more about our individu...

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In this segment, It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In this episode, I invite guest author S.M. Boyce to share her elaborate plotting/outlining process with you! She is most known for her young adult epic fantasy series, The Grimoire...

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In this segment, It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In this episode, I invite guest author Rose Garcia to share her plotting/outlining process with you! Get ready to take some notes!

You can follow Author Rose Garcia at the followin...

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In the segment I’m calling It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In this episode, I share an update on my outlining process. I ALSO invite guest author Kristie Cook to share her plotting/outlining process with you as well!

Books Kristi...

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In this new segment I’m calling It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project.

In this episode, I share my outlining process and how it has evolved since I started writing.

I can’t wait to share my journey with you!

You can follow me at the fo...

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In this episode, join me as I chat with Kallie Ross and Gaby Robbins regarding our recent trip to Orlando, Florida. When you feel creatively dry, where else can you go but to Disney World! We share about the magic of the immersive creativity with which Disney uses to touch on all your senses. We discuss Walt Disney’s 4 Levels of Detail and how we as storytellers and creatives can be inspired to instill that in our own creations. We...

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In this new segment I’m calling It’s Time To Write, I share with you my process of writing a new book from beginning to end and then on to publishing. This will be a series of short episodes in between long form interviews as I make progress on writing a new project. I can’t wait to share my journey with you!

You can follow me at the following:

@MWylieBooks on Instagram

Morgan Wylie Books on Facebook

Morganwylie.org

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Singer-songwriter Beth Crowley shares her musical journey from creating song mash-ups to beautiful and haunting music inspired by popular book series such as Divergent, Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, Hunger Games and more to trying her hand at writing young adult fiction. In this episode you’ll get to hear a clip from the song Warrior that went viral on YouTube in 2013 with over 2 million views, and a clip from her newest re...

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*Please forgive the technical challenges we faced with our connection, and hear the words and heart of the episode as her wisdom and encouragement are profound.

There are moments in life that are milestones—the kind that enhance you and push you further along in your journey. I had such a moment at a budding book and writer’s conference in 2012. This conference, and now many others, was created by the wonderful woman I get to chat...

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It’s not too late to pursue your dreams if it’s something you really want. I had such a fun chat with one of my closest, and longtime friend, Nicole Allen. She shares her story of becoming a hair stylist and creative entrepreneur in her 30’s—which is apparently a THOUSAND years older than most starting out in her field—and the challenges, but also the benefits, that came with that. Her perspective from the other side of the “chair”...

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What happens when you no longer have the creative outlet you previously had always had? Today my guest, Gaby Robbins and I chat about the importance of being exposed to multiple avenues of creativity and how she shares that with her children. She started young as a dancer and her path in life altered. Gaby shares how hard the challenge from being physically creative to having to find a more imaginative creative outlet was for her. ...

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