Writer Ninja Podcast Episode Three

What music, art, or artists inspire you as a writer? as a thinker? as a human being? Who–or what–gets your imagination unstuck?

What is the “Z-list” (whatever your field of expertise!)–and how can you claim your zen there?

Check out Epidode Three of the Writer Ninja Podcast on iTunes or here at the site.

Jo shares some of her creative influences–with a special thank you to John Cusack–and invites you to name your own names. You’ll also hear Jo talk about the Z-List with author and publisher Chiwan Choi and share info about a great tool kit from creativity gurus Barry Michels and Phil Stutz.

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Writer Ninja Podcast Episode Two

Now available on iTunes and on this site. In Episode Two, “Making Labor Visible,” Jo invites you to share what you do for a living–or for a life. Next, in a short conversation on MyND Talk with Dr. Pamela Brewer, Jo talks about how the labor of teaching first became visible to her–and how too many people point fingers while glossing over the realities of human lives on and off campus. Finally, Jo introduces the inspiring Austin Kleon, “a writer who draws.”

Writer Ninja Podcast Episode One

Now available on iTunes and on this site. In Episode One, “Remakes and Remixes,” Jo invites you to share your thoughts about (un)necessary film remakes, shares how she wove Margaret Atwood and Mary Kay Letourneau into her essay collection, and introduces you to Deb Koffman’s luminous “Art for the Soul.” Post comments here or send Jo an email!