Writers Write is your writing resource. In this post, we talk about how to look after your short-story-telling soul.
As creators we put a lot of ourselves into the world and we often forget to take something back. We also need to refuel. Podcasts are a fun way for me to find little nuggets of wisdom that feed my soul while I am doing ‘other’ things. I listen to them when I go for a walk or when I am on the train commuting to work or when I am stuck in traffic. Let’s be honest morning radio is pretty sad these days.
I found Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons a year or two ago and they ended up meaning more to me than I expected. I have her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, as well, but I enjoyed the podcasts a lot. I think it has to do with the alternative delivery. I am a reader, so the listening experience is enjoyable for me and it distracts me when reading is not possible.
The series is targeted at female creatives and makes for easy listening and a lot of soul searching. It is a reminder that we are not alone in our creative endeavours. She discusses working through grief, juggling careers and kids, and she talks about the shame of creativity. (Brené Brown, Season 1: Episode 12 – if you only listen to one episode, please make it this one.) I enjoyed the podcasts and I hope you will too.
Please leave a note below if you know of any other cool podcasts.
by Mia Botha
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