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A weekly podcast forwriters -- published, wannabe, or anywhere in between. Get the time, energy, & courage you need to pursue your passion & write every day.

Thank you for listening, and happy writing! -- Sarah

Feb 7, 2015

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Welcome to the fourth episode of "Write Now", the podcast that helps aspiring writers to find the time, energy, and courage you need to pursue your passion and write every day. I'm so glad you're here.
Go on -- surprise yourself.
My own ability to surprise myself is my all-time favorite thing about writing. I've never been able to fully articulate how it works, or where the magic comes from.

But I take a stab at it in today's podcast episode. I also talk about what it means to be "in the zone" when you're writing. Get very excited.

AND SO! Today you'll get the answers to questions such as:
1. What is the value of surprise for both the writer and the reader?
2. How do I get to that place where I'm surprising myself in my own writing?
3. How do I get into the "writing zone"?
4. Is writing an inherently selfish or narcissistic act?
5. Am I insane?
Since I'm not a particularly humble person, I'd like to tell you that I think this is my favorite episode I've recorded yet. But I'll let you be the judge of that.
Book of the week!
This week's book gave me the inspiration for today's podcast. I heartily recommend Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury if you haven't read it before.

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I'll do my best to answer it. Just visit my Contact page and type out what you're thinking. You can also just email me at hello [at] sarahwerner [dot] com.

Today's question is: "What can I do with an English major?"
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