Hey friends! I wanted to talk to everyone about something very personal, and it’s about a fiction writing podcast. I love being a storyteller, and I do it through photos and videos all the time. Those of you who know me really well know that I’ve always wanted to be a writer and eventually a published author.
I love writing. Writing fiction and writing in general is how I feel most like myself. If you’ve been around here long enough, you may already know that creative writing was a part of my second bachelor’s degree in Integrative Arts. I learned a lot over the years about creative writing, but there was always something missing.
Fast forward to February of this year, when I was let go from my job. I’m not going to lie, losing my job at 11:15 on a Wednesday morning is not my idea of a good time. When it happened, I bawled my eyes out. I loved my job, and not only was it taken from me so quickly, but that meant I was losing my main source of income and my health insurance. While I did jump into the next steps that afternoon, I was in a low place and feeling lost. I’ve been working since I was 15 and have never not had a job. I’ve always had photography, but it has always been a part-time income for me. While in my planning and preparing for the immediate future, I found myself with a pretty open schedule.
Eventually, I decided to jump into my business full-time. Then I realized I finally had the free time to finish writing the novel I’d been working on. No more two jobs, too busy.
I have had many drafts of this book, and it was time to start from scratch. And I thought I could listen to a fiction writing podcast while I edited. It would help get me in the headspace and keep things in mind on my new writing journey. That is when I discovered the wonderful human that is Savannah Gilbo and her Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast.
As a Person with ADHD, I found her layout, voice, and style really easy to digest. All her podcasts have a blog that accompanies them word for word. Why am I sharing this? Because I know I have friends who are aspiring writers or published authors already who would absolutely find this podcast amazing.
Savannah is a developmental editor and book coach who helps fiction authors write, edit, and publish stories that work. She believes that everyone’s story deserves to be written, and she helps you structure it and edit it so your readers will love it, too. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with her, and she is just as lovely in real life as in her podcasts.
The best part about this podcast is that it is 100% free. We love free. She has been doing these podcasts since 2020, so there are a lot of episodes to navigate through, as she drops new ones almost every Tuesday. To help, she created this really cool quiz that you can do right now to curate a special selection of podcasts for whenever you are on your writing journey. Use this super cool special link that I’ve posted below to start listening today. Listen to it wherever you listen to your podcasts now.
I mean it when I say this podcast is for everyone. Maybe you are already published and want to refine your future works; maybe you have always wanted to get started writing and don’t know where to begin; maybe you have a finished draft, but you need help revising it; or maybe you are just like me, and you have a bunch of ideas that have written drafts in limbo and keep saying, someday they’ll be finished. You know who you are.
Another reason I am sharing this with you is because it has been a blessing for my mental health. When I was in a low place, already suffering from seasonal depression, I went looking for the light in the dark. If I wanted to inch towards happiness, I needed to spend time doing things that felt like me. All the information and support has been uplifting and inspiring. I feel so much better about my writing because Savannah has helped me find a direction, path, and shape for my story. There is a confidence in me that actually allows me to smile and feel joy knowing all the work I’ve put into this story of mine is not for naught. I have also taken her courses, which I will talk about more in other blogs. For now, enjoy this little tidbit of writing inspiration.
If you have any questions or awesome feedback that I can answer or pass on directly to Savannah, please let me know in the comments! Happy writing, everyone.
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Sep 11, 2023
If you're new here, then let me welcome you to my blog! I am Taliya Michelle owner of TM Grey Photo. I am a New Jersey based Wedding & Portrait photographer as well as a Private Photo Editor. I of course serve New Jersey couples, but I travel to Connecticut, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, and wherever happy couples need their love stories told.
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