Turn The Page

Turn The Page

If you're ready to make a fresh start, tune in to Turn The Page, a podcast hosted by writers Avery Caswell and Marianne Sprangers who share the ups and downs of their creative journeys and offer useful tips on writing and other creative pursuits to help you write your next chapter.


July 11, 2022 33 mins
Yordan Ascanio emigrated from Cuba to the United States when he was fourteen years old, his family lucky winners of the Cuban Visa Lottery. By turns humorous and insightful, Yordan shares his story, from arriving in the USA somewhat bewildered, to becoming a physical therapist and learning about stoicism from an injured Olympic athlete. He shares how these page turning events shaped his life and ultimately led him to help others tu...
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Once upon a time, Alicia Crofton heard about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and thought, “Hmm, that sounds like fun.” And now, nearly five books later, you might say she is living happily ever after. Mother of two, with a corporate career and a supportive husband, Alicia carves out an hour or two every day to write. In this episode she shares how she crafted her winning formula, what books have helped guide her, and how s...
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After a 20-year career in billboard advertising, Wendy Hickey turned the page in a big way, not only for herself, but for countless artists as well. By following her passion, Wendy (aka the Fairy Art Mother) is helping visual artists' dreams come true. Her non-profit organization, ArtPop, serves as the project manager, connecting local artists with paid opportunities, helping them become financially sustainable. In this episode, we...
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March 23, 2022 25 mins
In 1971, when Earthell was 7 and her sister was 9, they were kidnapped by a traveling evangelist. Many years later, Earthell asked Avery Caswell to write about what happened. Over the 17 years it took to research and fill in the missing pieces, for Avery to hone her craft, and Earthell to accept the truth of what happened, the two women formed a deep and meaningful friendship. Earthell, whose faith has only deepened since sharing ...
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Turning the page means following your dreams. Baroque cellist and founder of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Barbara Krumdieck, shares the story behind her success, saying, “You can sit on the couch and complain about your lack of opportunities, or you can get up and make some.”
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August 20, 2021 25 mins
Judy Dearlove, author of the novel PLAY ON, joins Avery and Marianne and shares how she took an idea for a story through to a published book. A former professor, she talks about taking the advice she once gaive her students, and discusses how to ignore the critic in your head until it's revision time.
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April 2, 2021 16 mins
You’re not alone! Sometimes, it is hard to keep your eye on the prize. Marianne and Avery share pointers on staying focused so you can continue moving forward.
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April 2, 2021 15 mins
Avery and Marianne bust the myth of the lonely writer and talk about their writing adventures, including the time they took a concealed carry permit class together. They talk about making writing an adventure by having adventures and attest to the fact that truth is stranger than fiction.

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March 8, 2021 17 mins
On this episode, author Dan Pliszka talks about the importance (and the joy) of taking risks and explains why mistakes are an integral part of the process when you try something new. He shares how implementing discipline and establishing a writing routine allowed him to complete his book, LIFE IS GREAT, and subsequently, help others build the life of their dreams.
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March 2, 2021 15 mins
Marianne and Avery talk about finding inspiration in surprising places. They share how they've come to beat procrastination and how the very act of getting started can supply the energy you need to cross the finish line. It's never too late to turn the page! Someday is today. www/turnthepagepodcast.com www.averycaswell.com www.mariannesprangers.com
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