The Journey—and You

Pull up a chair.
You’re here because you’re fascinated by the creative process. Showed up because you’re intrigued by the breadth of originality of contemporary writers. And mostly because you, too, have a voice that is original and pure. You’ve got a pocket (or drawer, safe, trunk, notebook, mind) full of stories you want to write (tell, share, draw, paint, collage, or sing). And, yes, you want those stories to be heard.

On The Writer’s [Inner] Journey, we relate.

My hypothesis was simple: There is no one way—one right way—to create, to write.
The interviews you will read here prove that; I knew they would, but I didn’t realize how varied the responses would be. I love hearing writers speak about their work. However, I started The Writer’s [Inner] Journey because I craved insight into how they work, or rather, how their creative mind works. I wanted the tangible not the abstract; I wanted to feel connected, not competitive. And I wanted to see how no two were alike, because that meant there would always be a place for me, too.

The Writer’s [Inner] Journey 5-Question [Author] Interview is the magical tool I developed early in the blog. It was designed to help authors translate complex, abstract ideas into creative insights the rest of us can relate to—and benefit from.  Every author lined up since the beginning has been utterly cool and fun and generous. And no two are alike.

And speaking of authors, you’ll see we have stellar list—and more to come: New York Times Bestsellers, Los Angeles Times Bestsellers, contributors to This American Life and national magazines, parenting writers, award-winning children’s writers, religion writers, reporters, novelists, memoirists, professional creatives, creative coaches…the menu is endless. [Yum.]

This is home. Wear pajamas or sweats. Write to me like we’re old friends. Soon we will be.
Meredith (m)

PS:  Since launching, new to our journey are Agent and Editor interviews, a Pencil Box for the Soul and The Recovery Creative. Another new section is coming soon.