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by Writing Workshops Staff

5 months ago


WritingWorkshops.com Founder & Executive Director Blake Kimzey Interviewed on the MAKE MEANING Poscast

by Writing Workshops Staff

5 months ago


WritingWorkshops.com Founder & Executive Director Blake Kimzey Interviewed on the MAKE MEANING Poscast

by Writing Workshops Staff

5 months ago


Blake Kimzey is our Founder & Executive Director here at WritingWorkshops.com, which is a global creative writing community that offers writing classes taught by experienced instructors, like Make Meaning Podcast host Lynne Golodner.

Blake is also an author, screenwriter and hands-on dad of three. In this episode, he and Make Meaning Podcast host Lynne Golodner also talk about his journey as an author, the inspiration behind WritingWorkshops.com and the surprising and very winding journey of becoming an author.

Listen to the episode with Blake here.

In this episode, Lynne and Blake discuss: 

  • Going from short stories to writing a novel
  • Submitting novels and receiving rejections
  • Transitioning to screenwriting
  • Writing a novel while working at an engineering firm
  • Embracing the long-term nature of a writing career
  • The importance of supporting women authors over 40
  • WritingWorkshops.com’s explosive growth
  • Offering online classes during the pandemic and beyond
  • Being in it for the long haul and why “first” novels are often third, fourth or tenth projects
  • Publishing later in life
  • Coming into your voice
  • Creating stakes, tension and care for the characters

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