Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Muse & You with Mark David Gerson (#10): Radio About Writing, Creativity & Life

Episode Ten: Thursday, April 15, 1pm ET

(click here to listen live or to listen to or download the archived version any time after the show airs)

• Inspiration for your creative life and to help you live creatively
• Ask the Writing Coach (your questions for me about writing and creativity)

• Feature interview with Gail Lynne Goodwin, founder of

If you're feeling uninspired, you haven't yet come across Gail Lynne Goodwin. This global ambassador of inspiration has made it her mission in life to keep as many people awake, impassioned, vibrant and inspired as she can. She does it through her blog on The Huffington Post, through the World's Longest (18 miles long) Letter of Love and Support she initiated in support of US troops in the Persian Gulf, through her upcoming Global Hug Tour and, the way we first met, through the scores of "inspirational luminaries" she's interviewed for her Inspire Me Today web site -- among them Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, authors/speakers Jack Canfield, Jane Attwood, Arielle Ford and Bernie Siegel....and me!

Named one of the 25 most inspiring people on Twitter, Gail is one of the most positive, uplifting people I know, determined to motivate, encourage and impassion everyone she encounters -- not from a place of Pollyana-ish false optimism, but from a genuine belief in the power of the human spirit to transcend difficulty and transform lives.

Whether you need inspiration in your writing, your life or both (and who can't use more inspiration?), Gail's words and energy will propel you into a keener appreciation of your potential and into the next steps to begin to meet that potential.
Each day I bounce out of bed full of energy and joy, knowing that our site is making a difference, not only to Jesse and his buddies in Iraq, but also to the single mom in Iowa, the corporate exec in California or the entrepreneur in Florida.

Through the inspiration of our Luminaries, people’s thoughts and attitudes are changing. Lives are changing. And from that, we can change the world -- one morning, one person at a time.
~ Gail Lynne Goodwin, "InspireMeToday brings Inspiration to Iraq"
In this episode of The Muse & You, you'll hear how Gail's hunger for inspiration has come to feed so many others and we'll talk about one of my favorite topics: that magical meeting place where life and creativity intersect. Gail will also share what inspires her -- both in her life and on her mission to inspire others. And we'll celebrate, nine days late, the second anniversary of

We’re going to change the format slightly for today’s show -- and the content, too...

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I like to talk a lot about those places where life and creativity intersect. Not only do I it here, I do it in my talks, my writing workshops, my coaching sessions and my books. In fact, I do it pretty much everywhere because I'm convinced that the precepts that support our creativity also support a creative life...that writing from a surrendered, open-hearted place offers as many rich rewards as living from that same surrendered, open-hearted place.

On today’s show, we’re going to explore that common ground — first by comparing my "rules" for writing and for life, then by talking to Gail Lynne Goodwin and, finally, by guiding you through a meditation designed to ignite not only your passion for creativity but your passion for life. This is not a meditation you’ll hear anywhere else from me. Rather, it’s one I will surrender to in the moment — created word-by-word from the flow of the show, created just for you!

Please tune in, and bring your questions -- for me and for Gail!

There are three ways to ask questions of my and my guests or to post comments:
• Post your questions in the show's chat room (free Blog Talk Radio account required)
• Post your questions directly to me on Twitter (@markdavidgerson)
• Post your questions directly to me on on my Facebook wall

The Muse & You with Mark David Gerson, is all about writing, creativity and life -- an opportunity to listen to writers and creators of all sorts talk about how and why they create and, of course, about what they create. It's also an opportunity for you to ask your questions -- of both me and my guests.

Listen to The Muse & You with Mark David Gerson on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm ET (10am PT). May's guest: author Lev Raphael.

The Muse & You Show Archive
If you miss any live broadcast, you can listen to the archived episode, which is available immediately after each show on the show's web page. You can also download any show directly into your computer for later listening.

#7 ~ Jan 21 ~ Cristina M.R. Norcross, author of Unsung Love Songs

#6 ~ Dec 17 -- Karen Walker author of Following the Whispers

#5 ~ Nov 19 -- Dan Stone author of The Rest of Our Lives

#4 ~ Oct 15 -- Kristin Bair O'Keeffe author of Thirsty

#3 ~ Sept 17 - Joanne Chilton and Jeanne Ripley co-authors of Wings to Fly

#2 ~ Aug 20 -- Jared Lopatin, author of Rising Sign

#1 ~ July 29Julie Isaac, founder of Twitter's #writechat, and Malcom Campbell, author of
The Sun Singer and Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire

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