Born to Write – Coach Azul’s Podcast

I love podcasts. I listen to podcasts about writing, editing, creativity, entrepreneurship, or ones that are purely inspirational. I use the time getting dressed and the commute to and from work each day to listen. Some days that is almost two hours of podcast listening time!

My current favorite podcasts are:

And now I’ve discovered a new podcast, Born to Write by Coach Azul Terronez! The episodes released so far are powerful and inspiring. The first three guests are an impressive line up: Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income), Jon Vroman (The Front Row Factor), and boss-mom Dana Malstaff.

Azul Terronez uses his skills as a writing coach and educator to ask his amazing guests about their writing journeys. He starts with asking how writing was like for them as kids. Jon Vroman, like a lot of kids, didn’t enjoy writing, feeling like it was something he was forced to do in school. Others, like Dana Malstaff excelled in school, but didn’t set out to write a book. But writing the book ended up helping her to focus on her strengths and her Boss-mom brand.

Azul talks with Pat Flynn about the process of coaching him through writing his book. As a coach and a podcaster, Azul has a natural talent of asking the right questions to draw out the ideas and stories from writers.

I look forward to many more episodes of Born to Write, and working with Coach Azul on my first non-fiction book! As a YA Science Fiction writer I said I would *never* be able to write a non-fiction book. Then I heard Coach Azul on a podcast and little seeds of ideas for a non-fiction book started niggling in the back of my brain. Now I’m working through Coach Azul’s Authors Writing Academy and trying to narrow down the focus of my book.

I’ve included a lot of links in this blog post, so I hope you check out these amazing podcasts. Are there other podcasts that you like to listen to that I don’t have listed here? Leave a note in the comments and let me know which ones are your favorites!

-Heather

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Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

I’ve been a fan of Jeff Goins for many years. I wept through Wrecked, found my voice through You Are a Writer, and was motivated after reading The Art of Work. So of course I was going to buy his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve! 
I bought it on audible because I couldn’t wait to consume it! With my day job and writing in the evenings I knew my best option was buying it so I could listen to it on my drive to and from work and while I walked. 
This book is just what I needed at the right time in my life! I’ve been struggling with the whole marketing world for my writing. And feeling guilty. And overwhelmed. 

After reading Real Artists Don’t Starve I feel like a weight has been lifted and that Jeff knew exactly which direction I needed to go, with real life examples to empower me along the way. 

The research, ideas and advice in this book not only are amazing but truly reflect Jeff’s heart for other creatives. 

I suggest everyone go out and buy this book!! And a second one for a creative friend of yours. 

Real Artist Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins
-Heather