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Strength To Be Human --Global Arts & Affairs Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
118 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
S3 E211: Interview With Heather Cooke
Heather Cooke. Canadian writer, wrote the essay "Leaving Us: In Loving Memory of Aaron" and the life and premature death of her only son, Aaron. Leaving Us remained #1 on the Top Reader list for Ariel Chart and became is most read nonfiction published work in the history of the journal. May this interview give us strength and courage in the darkest times when the seemingly easy paths are actually the hardest choices. And Love and Sacrifice echo the best of the humanity during the least favorable moments.
56 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
S3 E210: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Arts
In this episode we will examine forms of PTSD, events and triggers and possible therapies. We will also share some stories of everyday people dealing with trauma and what they did to overcome.
65 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
S3 E209: Mailbag 8 -- Writing as Personal
Another wonderful podcast of inspired listeners asking questions about various shows and topics. Featured are questions on Doubt, Faith and the History of Writing.
68 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
S3 E208: Classic Spotlight Series -- Thoughts on Vaclav Havel
Brief reflections and thoughts on the life, works and statesmanship of Czech playwright, poet and President, Vaclav Havel.
90 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
S3 E207: Constructing Lighter Topics With Relevancy in Mind
In one of our more lengthier episodes I tackle the carelessness of positive writing by pointing out how lighter writing need not be boring, cliched or inconsequential. Intro: Light vs Lightweight Honest Renditions of Nature Inner Life and Family Making Your Subjects Relevant
43 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
S3 E206: Connecting Self By Imbuing Closeness
Writers need to invest themselves in their writing or risk producing distant jumbles lacking life. Intro Bridging the Distance Standing Your Ground
69 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
S3 E205: Thoughts on Submission Tracking and Submittable
A full show on the subject of literary submission tracking: Submission Tracking a. do's and don'ts b. free software c. paid software d adapted software e. paper and pencil Submittable a. it's purpose b. built in sub tracking c. discover research magazines d. do's and don'ts e. final word
47 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
S3 E204: Context or Reflex: Battle for Truth
In one of our most controversial episodes we take to task writers who instead of being active observers of society become parrots of propaganda and in essence stop being writers.
46 minutes | May 31, 2021
S3 E203: Writing Can Be Eternal
The act and even thought surrounding writing has changed throughout the centuries as we have evolved from papyrus to digital. The following sections outline each major change: Writing in Stone Writing in Paper Writing in Memory Writing in Vinyl Writing in Digital
33 minutes | May 25, 2021
S3 E202: Faith Sees Without Eyesight
Faith rounds out the trio of influences on writers (Fear and Doubt being the other two) and we explore in three sections the meaning of faith in writing: Faith in Creation (Writing) with quote from Antonine de Saint-Exupery Faith in Communication (Submission) quote from Goethe Faith in the Human Condition (Humanity) quote from Robert Anthony
44 minutes | May 18, 2021
S3 E201: Doubt Dies of Thirst in a Rain Storm
We tackle the common foe of Doubt in this episode by dividing the show into two parts: Doubt in Self Doubt in Writing
51 minutes | May 12, 2021
S3 E200: Fear is Not Your Shepherd
Fear is the eternal enemy of humanity in my opinion. It can effect creativity in various negative ways. Outlined are three areas of concern: Fear of Family/Friends Fear of Self Fear of Art
51 minutes | May 6, 2021
S3 E199: Impatience Leads to Literary Disasters
Impatience is one of the major culprits behind failed writers and bad writing. In the episode we cover: 1 Impatience of Creativity 2. Impatience of Completion 3. Impatience of Publication
33 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
S3 E198: Classic Spotlight Series -- Thoughts on Emily Dickinson
another brief examination of a brilliant literary star torn between talent and mental illness.
39 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
S3 E197: Fighting the Superficial to Find the Truth
In the Western World whether its work or family, society or religion, we cling to superficiality and dishonesty as a means of protection but in the end does it move society forward; does it make a better world. In this show we tackle how and why a writer should speak out and help improve life in general.
36 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
S3 E196: Open House -- Literary Questions
New format on 15 literary questions from listeners that are not so tied to past episodes.
33 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
S3 E195: It's About the Words
This is one is sort of like a refresher to help us stay on course and not be diverted by nonwriting silliness of the day. We cover: words images feelings time management
36 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
S3 E194: Why Negative Moods Spark Creativity
In this episode we explore how intense dark states of behavior are more responsible for creative work than happier times. intro focal points funny points final thoughtd
60 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
S3 E193: Making a Living as a Writer in the 21st Century
We outline all the practical, impractical and difficult paths thrown at a modern day writer. Section include: 1. new world of writing 2. the writer's work ethic 3. publishing 4. marketing 5. final word
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
S3 E192: Nostalgia as a Poor Substitute for Memory
In this episode we peek into the roots and dangers of excessive nostalgia in writer's lives. how and when we deal with denial and suppression will decide if we are healthier people and more authentic writers.
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