Anything is Possible - Karalee Clerk - 77

August 21, 2017

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Karalee Clerk, a woman you did all the conventional things in life, got married, had kids, and a career. Then divorced. And then she ran away from home to become a writer, and it’s because of that chutzpah that I just had to interview her, because who among us don’t secretly wish – at least some of the time – that we could just up stakes and run away with the circus, right?



Creativity - Legally Speaking - David Lizerbram

August 7, 2017

On today's episode, I talk with entertainment lawyer David Lizerbram. He gives us the scoop on copyright for writers, what to be aware of when writing about living people, and other issues pertaining to creative output.

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One Quality Every Writer Must Have - Elizabeth Johnston - 75

July 19, 2017

On today's episode, I talk about Jeff Goins book Real Artists Don't Starve and in particular the one quality every writer must have.

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Harpers, Solnit & Inspiration ~ Elizabeth Johnston 74

July 14, 2017

Today's episode is the Facebook live broadcast for Fuel Fridays in my FB group. To join our writers' group, go to

One of my sources for creative inspiration are the magazines, Harper's and The New Yorker. They inspire me to create but they also fill up my creativity tank. I get ideas for my writing but also see things in a new way. I see potential in the crazy connections I make in my head because I see how other writers follow down those leads and create wonderful, inspiring pieces out of them, and one of my favourite non-fiction writers is Rebecca Solnit.

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Apprenticeships for Writers - Good or Bad? Elizabeth Johnston 73

July 12, 2017

Apprenticeship –

I did an informal poll on Facebook asking what apprenticeship when it comes to being a writer meant to people. The answers were what I expected:

  • warnings to stay away because it’s unpaid work
  • or just neutral comments that it was unpaid work

As you know, my weekly Wealth Wednesdays (my Facebook live sessions) are dedicated to exploring our money mindset as writers, and the springboard for these conversations is the book Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins.

In Chapter 3, Jeff talks about this very topic. Apprenticeship and the role it plays in people who want to become thriving not starving artists.

In today's episode I explore the question of apprenticeships for writers - good or bad?


Wealth Wednesdays - Writers & Your Money Mindset - Elizabeth Johnston - 67

June 28, 2017

Today’s show kicks off a 12 part series about wealth, writing and the money mindset. Each week, I’ll be talking about Jeff Goins’ book Real Artists Don’t Starve.

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Fathers, Zeus & Writing Elizabeth Johnston 66

June 18, 2017

In today's episode I talk about Father's Day, Zeus and Writing, and I also talk about the free writing challenge happening June 26 to July 1st. Registration deadline is June 23rd, so I invite you to sign up today at


The Writing Den Elizabeth Johnston 62

May 28, 2017

Today I talk about what goes on behind the scenes in any creative writing practice, and I invite you to join me in The Writing Den, a 4-week facilitated session of live, online writing. To find out more, go to


Creativity Requires Risk Elizabeth Johnston 61

May 21, 2017

Today’s episode is about the connection between creativity and taking risks. It was originally recorded as a Facebook live, and if you’d like to tune in for the video version of my live broadcasts, you’re invited to join my group on Facebook. It’s called Own Your Creativity Cafe. Enjoy today’s episode, and feel free to reach out with questions, comments or stepping up to be a patron of the show. Your support is greatly appreciated.

If you want to kick-start your dream of writing a book, then join us on Sunday, June 4th in Montreal for the one-day seminar. Full info and the registration link is available at And if you’re not in the Montreal area, you can still participate in the online version. For more information about that send me a message to, and put Story Seminar in the subject line.

The Own Your Creativity Podcast is hosted by Elizabeth Johnston, M.F.A., Certified Autobiography Instructor and professor, facilitates personal and professional development through writing workshops that help people put their life experiences into words. Elizabeth is the author of a non-fiction book, No Small Potatoes, the creator of the short film, Keepsake, and has published extensively in newspapers and magazines.



Creativity is Invisible ~ Elizabeth Johnston ~ 60

May 14, 2017

Oftentimes it's the invisible things that have the greatest impact on us.

Day 1 of the 30-Day Journey about Creativity & Invisible Things with Elizabeth Johnston

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