Death is an inevitable part of life. We spend a lot of time trying to forget that fact but as writers, our job is to face the difficult things and write about them anyway.
We can heal ourselves by writing, and we can also help others. In today's interview, Dr Karen Wyatt, hospice physician and end of life specialist, discusses death, dying, and grief.
In the introduction, I discuss the Audible Romance Subscription payout, the new Audible.com Author pages that use your Amazon Central Profile to pull from [here's mine], and the New York Times new audiobook bestseller list. Audio is not going away!
Plus, predictions on 2018 – 2038 from Peter Diamandis, whose companies span asteroid mining and human longevity, including 5G streaming internet for global mobile users by 2020, and self-driving cars as mainstream by 2026 – both will mean a LOT more consumers. We are only just starting this digital transformation!
My personal update about walking last week on the Amalfi Coast in Italy – pics here on Instagram, although it did rain a lot! I talk about the need for fallow periods, writing about places you haven't been, gathering ideas and emotional reaction to place, as well as creating a life you don't want to escape from. Plus, I recommend Seth Godin's new podcast, Akimbo.
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.
Dr Karen Wyatt is a hospice physician and bestselling author of books about death, loss and grief. She's also the host of the End of Life University podcast, and an inspirational speaker who teaches how to live a life that really matters by embracing our mortality.
- Lessons learned from working with those close to death
- On paying attention to our inner passion for writing
- Tips for dealing with death and grief in our characters and our writing. Joanna talks about some of the issues tackled in Desecration.
- Why we are able to write about grief that we might not have experienced personally
- Why it's okay to be comfortable with the subject of death
- On changes in death culture as boomers age
- My interview on End of Life University on writing about death and dying
You can find Dr. Karen Wyatt at KarenWyattMD.com and on Twitter @spiritualmd