169: Boost Your Creative Mojo – Interview with Grant Faulkner

Creative169: Boost Your Creative Mojo – Interview with Grant Faulkner

169: Boost Your Creative Mojo – Interview with Grant Faulkner

Hey there word nerds!

Today I am delighted to have executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and cofounder of 100 Word Story, Grant Faulkner, on the show!

His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, like Tin House and The Southwest Review, plus his essays on creativity have been published in places like the New York Times and Writer’s Digest.

Grant’s latest collection of essays, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo, is now available and none too soon with NaNoWriMo just around the corner.

Listen in as we discuss Grant’s book and get some tips on how to push through your blocks to reach your writing goals using the NaNoWriMo philosophy.

In this episode Grant and I discuss:

  • NaNoWriMo: what it is, why you should take part, and how to rise to the challenge.
  • Why you should adopt a “beginner” mindset no matter the stage of your writing career.
  • Failing better, and how to bounce back when you stumble and fall.
  • Why you need to avoid perfection to discover your creative process.
  • What three of the biggest creative blocks are, and how to smash through them.

Plus, Grant’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/169

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