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This Creative Life with Sara Zarr

Dec 17, 2012

In January 2011, I gave a talk called “Crafting a Creative Life” at the SCBWI-NY conference. I talked about the long journey of an artist’s life and all of the things that might trap us or freeze us along the way–the practical things like time and money and bad backs, as well as the psychological [&hellip


Dec 2, 2012

It’s a very special holiday episode! Like when Juliana Hatfield played an angel on My So-Called Life, and by the way I just looked that up and Jason Katims co-wrote that episode, which blows the mind of this fan of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood and ANYWAY – – the podcast is back, and off [&hellip


Nov 1, 2012

What do these things have in common: Biola University, the Chicago Film Critics Association’s Top 100 Scariest Films ever made, GK Chesterton, Ethan Hawke, lawn work, and Walker Percy? Well, maybe there’s a lot there for anyone who wants to try, but for our purposes I’m talking about screenwriter and director...


Oct 14, 2012

No one can teach you to be you, and that’s the one thing you have as a writer. So saith Matthew Quick, author of two books for young adults and two books for adults (one yet unpublished but forthcoming), including The Silver Linings Playbook, which has been made into a major motion picture directed by [&hellip


Oct 1, 2012

In this edition of This Creative Life, hear about my plan to start all over in life with a new identity! But seriously folks! I hope you enjoy my conversation with Gene Luen Yang as much as I did. He’s a National Book Award finalist, Printz winner, two-time Eisner Award winner, and all-around terrific person. [&hellip