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Episode 27 with Charles Chu – non-fiction writer & Medium top contributor
“You need to do a little guerrilla warfare as a new writer.”
Episode 27 – Charles Chu – Show Notes
- Starting with an emotion or aesthetic in essays and non-fiction
- Walking as a ritual and Japanese coffee
- As a Chinese American growing up in a white culture
- Psychology first – consistency, then building on improving writing practice
- Writing for the internet; how digestible is the writing? Trial and error approach
- John McPhee, On Writing Well by William Zinsser, copywriting
- Moving into fiction; the Year of 100 Rejections
- Gene Wolfe, Haruki Murakami, Ken Liu
- Juggling lots of projects to balance out the failures
- Ray Bradbury inspiring the year of 100 rejections
- Tips on how to get stories featured on Medium
“I grew as a child questioning where my place was.”
“Visualising things from the reader’s perspective.”
“Reframing failure as something I should try to do.”
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The stories of Haruki Murakami and Ken Liu are so inspiring. Wow. Thanks Madeleine for featuring Charles Chu.
Thanks Jade! Isn’t Charles an interesting guy? I hope you pop by again to listen to more of my interviews.