Why subscribe?

This Substack is the home base of the writing podcast, newsletter, and now book, This Creative Life. The podcast is a labor of love, free to listeners, and sponsored by me. Me is a full-time writer. This means I don’t produce episodes on a regular schedule. Rather, I do it as my book deadlines allow.

As of spring 2022, This Creative Life is also a book! It’s a philosophical companion to the podcast, digging into the recurring themes that have come up with guests, such as balancing the creative side of writing with the business, dealing with our own external and internal obstacles to writing, and the many other “between the lines” aspects of the writing life.

While I will continue to produce podcast episodes as time allows, I’ll also be using this newsletter to send out more regular missives about writing—process, craft, and the head-games we play with ourselves when trying to write.

Signing up for a free subscription here means you’ll never miss a podcast episode, and you’ll also get those additional posts related to what we talk about on TCL.

If your inbox is too busy and you don’t want emails but you’re interested in the podcast, be sure to set your favorite podcast app to notify you when a new episode is available so you don’t miss a thing.

- Sara

(Substack is also going to add a little p.s. that I can’t control about adding the podcast to your app with a specific link, but you’ll be better off if you subscribe the normal way on whatever podcast app you like! Various links here.)

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Sara Zarr

Novelist, occasional podcaster, skeptical MFA fac, still plays with shrinky dinks