Writers can be pretty serious people 🙂 but we all need rest and play in our lives as well as creative work. In today's show, Charlie Hoehn shares how play helped him get through anxiety and depression and how to incorporate more play into our lives – even when we are responsible, bill-paying adults.
In the introduction, I talk about my progress on writing How to Write Non-Fiction, the episodic life, why leaning into your love of genre is so important, and why I enjoyed Thor Ragnarok more than No Country for Old Men 🙂
Plus, the new Masterclass with children's author R.L.Stine, Helen Sedwick's Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook, the Creative Law Center, and YouTube.com/thecreativepenn where you can find new short-form videos on craft and business every week (now with over 20,000 subscribers!)
This podcast is sponsored by Kobo Writing Life, which helps authors self-publish and reach readers in global markets through the Kobo eco-system. You can also subscribe to the Kobo Writing Life podcast for interviews with successful indie authors.
Charlie Hoehn is the author of five nonfiction books, including Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety and Play for a Living. He is a professional speaker and the host of the Author Hour podcast and head of video at Bookinabox.com.
- How to incorporate play into our work
- How authors can learn to play more and be less serious
- The importance of honesty, vulnerability and authenticity in non-fiction
- Marketing tips for non-fiction books
- On the future of work and play
You can find Charlie Hoehn at charliehoehn.com and on Twitter @charliehoehn