Own Your Creativity

028 Going From Little to Large As A Writer with Elizabeth Johnston, Author, Professor, Writing Coach

August 4, 2016

Hello Everybody, and welcome to today’s show. I’m really excited to announce a new direction for the Own Your Creativity Podcast. Starting today, I’ll be alternating between solo episodes and interview episodes. Why am I doing this? Because there are a lot of things I want to share with you about creative writing, how to do it, why to do it, the science behind it, and how it can enrich your life and the world. I truly believe that art makes the world a better place, and I want to share my passion for writing directly with you.

So the title for today’s show is “Going From Little to Large as a Writer.” Specifically,  I’ll be talking about five ways that writing and reading can improve your life so that you own your creativity. I want you to feel empowered so that you go from hiding your light under a bushel to letting your voice ring out in the form of your books, poems, screenplays or whatever other type of writing that you do.

Today’s episode is for you if you want to write but haven’t started yet or if you are writing but haven’t since the results of which you know you’re capable or you’re already happily writing away but love all things related to discussion of the importance of writing.

The five things I’ll talk about today are

-       Chocolate for the brain

-       Making Lemonade

-       Living in the Stone Age

-       Trying on Different Shoes, and

-       Changing the world with your stories.

Afterwards, I’d love to hear from you which of the five topics resonated the most with you. 


I'm a writing coach for people who have an important story to tell but don't have the right know-how to make it happen and aren’t sure how to make room in their busy lives.

I know how frustrating it can be to feel overwhelmed by work and family commitments, how there never seems to be time or energy left over for you to work on that story you’ve been dreaming about for years.

Truth be told, sometimes you secretly wonder if it's just not meant to be -- because you’ve spent countless hours reading books and trolling the Net, but that hasn’t taken you very far.

You’re at the point now where you don’t want to reinvent the wheel. You want concrete, efficient and professional guidance so that you can own your creativity and finally write that screenplay or memoir.