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This Creative Life with Sara Zarr

Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers and creators. We talk about process, psychology, career stuff, distractions, relationships with audience and social media, art meeting commerce, office supplies, snacks, technology, fear, shame, faith, doubt, and our moms.
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Dec 8, 2014
Wow, you guys really came through with some great questions! Thank you so much, and my apologies that we couldn’t get to them all. We did cover a fair amount of ground, though, including book production timelines, revision, how not to be awkward at parties, and how to stay sane (always a crucial topic). Special thanks [&hellip
Sep 13, 2014
E. Lockhart is the author of nine–nine!–novels for young adults, a host of other books under the name Emily Jenkins, and short and collaborative projects. Her 2008 release–The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks–was given a National Book Award Finalist medal and a Printz Honor. She chaired the Young People’s Lit National Book Award judging committee [&hellip
Aug 1, 2014
Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of books for young adults and younger readers, and an all-around cool lady. In our conversation we covered work habits, the relationship with readers, her collaborations with Siobhan Vivian, and–if you know Jenny this is not a surprise–Leo DiCaprio. A fun fact that got edited out [&hellip
Jul 14, 2014
“When I was writing The Walls Around Us, I decided to be simply and only myself. … I wasn’t writing for recognition. I wasn’t writing for commercial success, or should I say ‘success’ because the idea of that changes with every new hoop I jump through.” So writes Nova Ren Suma on the blog post [&hellip
Jul 1, 2014
Not that I’ll ever tire of talking to novelists, but it was a nice change-up for this episode to have a chat with Alissa Wilkinson–critic and lover of pop culture; and editor and writer of film reviews, Mad Men recaps, and essays about art and art-making. What Alissa may not know is how much I [&hellip
Jun 16, 2014
After a six-month hiatus from doing the podcast, I am happy to be back! Thanks for your enthusiasm and support. I’m very pleased to have Stephanie Kuehn as my first guest in 2014. Stephanie is the author of the 2014 Morris Award winning Charm & Strange (now in paperback), and the forthcoming Complicit (June 24), [&hellip
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