This Creative Life with Sara Zarr show

This Creative Life with Sara Zarr

Summary: Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers and creators with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of our work and process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.

Join Now to Subscribe to this Podcast

Podcasts:

 Ep 63: Author! Actor! Showman! Lance Rubin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:57

Let's talk about death!

 Ep 62: Writer & Graphic Memoirist Maggie Thrash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:18

Maggie Thrash, author of Honor Girl (a 2015 LAMBDA Award Finalist), talks with Sara about writing, life online, and coming out via her debut book.

 Ep 61: Author Liara Tamani | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:21

The author of Calling My Name and All the Things We Never Knew talks with host Sara Zarr about good girl syndrome, writing, and making a commitment to happiness.

 Ep 60: Author Debbi Michiko Florence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:54

Debbi Michiko Florence made a long term commitment to the writing life almost 20 years ago--when she didn't know just how long it would turn out to be. Her story is an inspiring one made of hard work, stubbornness, and friendship. I hope you enjoy. Find all the show notes at patreon.com/thiscreativelife

 Ep 59: Writer/Director Scott Teems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:49

Scott Teems is a writer-director working in TV and film, making his own independent features while also taking gigs scriptwriting for studios. We get into both his latest feature, THE QUARRY (from Lionsgate, starring Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham), as well as the documentary HOLBROOK/TWAIN, a film that means a lot to me, personally. We talk about Scott's process, the importance of a writer's life not being only about writing, and so much more.  Full show notes at patreon.com/thiscreativelife

 Ep 58: Author Jasmine Guillory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:37

You may think Jasmine Guillory came out of nowhere and saw overnight success with her 2018 hit contemporary romance novel, The Wedding Date, not to mention its follow-up best sellers. But Jasmine's writing story goes back a lot farther. Sara and Jasmine talk about that as well as the power of commitment, how to find mentors and models, and staying one step ahead of anxiety and procrastination. Watch for Jasmine's next book, Party of Two, coming out in June!

 Ep 57: Inside (and Outside) Baseball with Amy Spalding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:29

Amy and I get IN. TO. IT. From publicity to the alleged good ol' days of YA publishing to answering tough questions from listeners like: conquering that ONE THING you are obsessed with but also might be holding you back, and how to make writing sustainable when you grow to hate it a little. This is a deep dive - if you don't want to hear about publishing business stuff, we start talking more about the creative side and take the calls about halfway through.

 Ep 56: Jeff Garvin Midisode & The Lightness of Hands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:45

Content warning: about 22-ish minutes in, we talk very briefly and nonspecifically about the fact that suicide exists, in the context of Jeff sharing about his bipolar II diagnosis.

 Ep 55: Katie Cotugno and Sara Have New Books! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:49

Publishing when everything is canceled.

 Ep 54: Writer & Teacher Daniel Bowman, Jr. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:40

Sara talks with Dan Bowman, Jr., about writing, teaching, and about being #ActuallyAutistic. Watch for Notes from the Spectrum next year and stick around to the end of the episode to hear Dan read a poem. For the full show notes, go to patreon.com/ThisCreativeLife

 Author and Teacher Brandy Colbert - Ep 53 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:03

Sara talks to author Brandy Colbert (The Only Black Girls in Town) about writing, career envy, mortality, and the Real Housewives.

 This Creative Life: the Reboot! - Ep 52 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:30

This Creative Life picks back up where it left off in 2015, and host Sara Zarr talks about where the podcast has been and where it's going.

 Healthy Adult Behavior - Ep 52 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 07:56

Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of creativity, the creative process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.

 Documentarian and Adoptee Advocate Angela Tucker - Ep 51 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 35:29

Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of creativity, the creative process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.

 Daniel Kraus - Ep 50 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 58:28

Author Sara Zarr in conversation with other writers, with a focus on the practical and psychological aspects of creativity, the creative process, and the strange landscape where art meets commerce. Past guests include the author of If I Stay, Gayle Forman; literary agent Michael Bourret; and filmmaker Scott Derrickson.

Comments

Login or signup comment.