In this episode, I’m joined by Alex the Undercover Novelist. She is the host of the Novel Marathon podcast and a lifelong writer and learner. She started the Novel Marathon podcast after years of writing classes and a failed NaNoWriMo attempt as a way to hold herself accountable and help other writers through their book writing journey. We talk about exchanging a fixed mindset for a growth mindset and realizing that it’s never too late to start allowing yourself to grow and change.
Alex has made it a point to insist that this first novel she’s writing is BAD. Doing so allows her to continue moving forward and remember that the next draft can and will be better because we’re always learning. If you’re interested in joining Alex on her current marathon or want to join her on next year’s marathon, be sure to subscribe to Novel Marathon at novelmarathon.com/newsletter. You can also follow her on Twitter, Substack, and Instagram.
Mindset by Carol S Dweck
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
On Writing by Stephen King
The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
The Gap by Ira Glass
The One-Year Novelist by L. M. Lilly
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley