Encouraging each other in our creative pursuits is easy in this digital age. Maybe it’s too easy?

In this episode of the podcast, I talk about some very encouraging things that have happened to me, lately, and suggest that we all take some extra time to reach out with a kind word or two to anyone who inspires, enlightens, or entertains us.

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Links

Varidesk adjustable height desk.

More Stories Podcast Episode 9  – Writing Prompts

More Stories Podcast Episode 11 – Shawn Smucker, Kickstarter campaigns, etc.

Blog Post – Did I Really Write That?

More Stories Podcast Links:

www.MoreStoriesPodcast.com

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Other Eric Sheridan Wyatt links:

My author page on Amazon.

My blog, Stories I Read, Stories I Tell

My homepage, Words Matter Creative Writing

Words Matter on Facebook

Words Matter on Twitter 

Show Notes:

00:36 Welcome and back to the regular podcast schedule. The benefits of planned rest.

04:00 The Varidesk standing desk (variable height desk) is one of my favorite equipment purchases of the last several years.

Check the link for more info.

07:00 Congrats to Shawn Smucker for meeting all of his stretch goals for his new book, The Day the Angels Fell. See episode 11 for more information.

09:00 Supporting writers and other creatives that add value to our lives: It is more than just monetary.

12:10 SpeakPipe messages encourage me. Hear is one from Juan Antonio in Bogota, Columbia who found value for his other pursuits in trying his hand at creative writing.

15:00 Creating things outside of our main creative field is a great way to improve all of our creative endeavors.

17:33 Juan Antonio’s message came at a time I was feeling really down about the blog. It was a big encouragement.

21:25 More encouragement: well-received “special episode” of the podcast, an encouraging rejection from the Missouri Review, and an incredible compliment from a student.

25:45 Please compliment and encourage those people who are meaningful to you, and whose work you want to reward: share, link, “like”, comment, email, leave a message. Ask a question, give a suggestion. We have tools at our finger tips to encourage and uplift others. We should use them.

28:40 A seven day challenge for YOU!

29:30 Next week is all new with “Poetry for Non-Poets”.

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  • ‫Ami Brand

    Dear Eric,
    I found your podcast recently when I was looking for inspiration and a little boost for my writing ambition. There are many creative writing podcasts but for me yours is the most helpful so far.
    I’m from Israel and I write in Hebrew of course but your ideas are useful in any language. Furthermore, your wise words encourage me to carry on with the novel I’m working on for a long time on and off and it’s time for me to push myself forward.
    Since I discovered your podcast I’ve downloaded all the episodes and burn them on CD so I can listen to it when I drive to work and back home everyday.
    Thank you for doing this for me and for other writers all over the world.

    Ami from Israel
    PS: in a minute I’ll shere my thoughts with my Facebook friends and my followers on Twitter!

    • Eric Sheridan Wyatt

      Ami,
      Thanks so much for your kind words and support. I’m glad you are finding the podcasts useful. Please let me know if there is any specific way I can help! And thanks for spreading the word!
      best,
      eric