Fred Knipe has spent his entire life involved in a plethora of creative projects from being a hit-producing songwriter in Nashville, to an Emmy award winning writer for TV. Most recently he developed the persona of Merlin F Ludiker, a free-range savant who has entertained large law firms in every major city with his blend of wit and intellectual humor.
Fred and I talk about what has kept him in the game of creativity for so long, what he learned writing country hits in Nashville, the importance of relationships in the creative process and where brilliant ideas come from.
John Morgan is a public speaker, coach and one of the most passionate people I know. I’ve been wanting to have this conversation for several years, ever since I met John. His YouTube channel is a great demonstration of what happens when you hit record and don’t filter what you say. I love the passion he brings to everything and how he really trusts his own wisdom.
Dave Booda gets interviewed by his good friend Obi Okorougo from episode 30. Dave talks about how he sees his writing as BDSM, how his blog is like the book of his life and what he would want writers from 1000 years ago to know.
Angela Lauria is an author, podcaster and author incubator who has helped hundreds of authors publish books that support their business. There are so many wonderful quotes from this episode that I want to share, and here are a couple. “Everything I write is a love letter to one person”. “There’s no such thing as truth”. “Communication is impossible.” Author Angela Lauria shares her incredible story of everything from being hired by the mafia as a ghost writer to how she helps people write books in 3-days. THREE days!!! What a fun conversation, she also sold me on visiting Barcelona, which after listening to this episode, you’ll be sold too.
Paula Marie Coomer is the author of 7 books. She shares what she’s learned and some of her habits and lessons from a lifetime of writing. We talk about the success of her writing retreats, how an abusive childhood influenced her as a writer and more.
Darken the Page is undergoing some big renovations and will debut it’s new season on July 1st. To get the new show, make sure you’re subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening and I can’t wait to share the new ideas for the show.
Want to see the design contest I ran on 99 Designs to create the Darken the Page Logo? Visit darkenthepage.com/99designs to see all the logos I didn’t choose.
Mal has been doing stand up comedy for 8 years, he joins the show to talk about how to tell a great story, his journey as a stand up comedian and why stand up is both a thrilling and frustrating profession.
Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit? Tyr is either the most inspirational man I’ve ever met or the most insane, depends on how you look at it. He has 296 days in a row of running, dancing, yoga, meditation, singing, drawing, drumming, and writing. He hasn’t missed a day. Hear how he does it in this episode.