Writer Nation Podcast
For today’s episode on the Writer Nation Podcast, we are featuring Chris Mandeville
“Yes I made excuses all those years. But it is time to stop making excuses. Be authentic. It’s ok to put your desires first, because the world needs your book.”
Nonfiction & Fantasy Author, Mom, Volunteer!
Hello Fellow Writers & Readers!
Chris writes science fiction & fantasy novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction books for writers. She’s a member of The Sparkling Hammers, a critique group of eclectic writers that provides inspiration, support, and friendship essential to her writing process.
Chris has taught writing workshops for writers’ groups along the Front Range of Colorado on a variety of topics including writer’s block, world-building, character-building, backstory, pitching, improv writing, plotting, and building better beginnings. She’s also the co-director for the prestigious Superstars Writing Seminars for 2019.
In our chat, she discusses procrastination and imposter’s syndrome and how she overcame it. I completely appreciate her candidness and vulnerability. Since a lot of writers I know suffer from this, I hope they understand it’s perfectly natural and they are not the only ones!
I hope you enjoy the show!
Topics covered in the show:
- Writers Block
- Improv Writing
- Imposter’s Syndrome
- Author Todd Fahnestock
- Accountability Partners
Organizations mentioned in the episode:
Find Chris at her website!
Shannon told stories with her head in a homemade television box before she began to write. Now, she is a horror writer with a slew of stories published. She is also a reader, blogger, hiker, amateur photographer, wife, mom, a fan of frights and flights of fantasy, and more. She loves cheesy horror-comedies, Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods, anything clown-related, unsolved mysteries, sarcasm, the Wild West, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Specifically frozen chocolate in ice cream form.
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