A Mind of One's Own - Conversations with Charlotte Wood (Podcast series): An interview series with Australian Author, Charlotte Wood.
Charlotte and Alison Manning come together away from the city for some contemplative conversations about the writing life. Sitting on a veranda surrounded by the sounds of the birds and the breeze, Charlotte and Alison discuss the way a writer’s emotional and psychological states can create barriers to working well. Exploring Charlotte’s experience over fifteen years and five books, the conversations reveal some of the struggles at the heart of many writers’ professional lives – and some potentially liberating solutions.
Charlotte shares what she has learned - from her own practice, interviewing other writers and her PhD studies into the psychology of creativity – about focus and discipline; confidence; managing unhelpful thinking patterns and developing effective new ones; managing fears and getting them into perspective; changing her relationship with her own and others' criticism; dealing with fear of failure and success; managing distraction (specifically, de-Twittering); and developing support structures that work.
These conversations, each around 20 to 40 minutes long, are slow, rich and deep - created as a calming, reflective antidote to the speedy, superficial and fragmented nature of much communication.
In the first of the conversations, available now, Charlotte and Alison discuss sustainable ways to create focus and discipline for a writer. Each month until July 2014 a new conversation in the series will be released.
To hear Charlotte and Alison introducing themselves and the conversation series, please click on the audio file below.
You can purchase all 7 conversations in the series for $44.00(AUD) or you can purchase the individual conversations as they are released for $8.80(AUD) each.