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KWL – 216 – The Art of Embodied Writing with Brooke Adams Law

#216 – The Art of Embodied Writing with Brooke Adams Law

Award winning author Brooke Adams Law joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her writing method, embodied writing, which aims to explore emotions and experiences through the physical body. Brooke also talks to us about her MFA experience, and the journey from idea to publication for her award winning debut novel, Catchlight.

Award winning author Brooke Adams Law joins us on the podcast this week to discuss her writing method, embodied writing, which aims to explore emotions and experiences through the physical body. Brooke also talks to us about her MFA experience and the journey from idea to publication for her award winning debut novel, Catchlight.

  • Brooke tells us about the motivations behind her decision to pursue an MFA in creative writing and what factors other writers should consider before making the decision to enroll in an MFA program
  • She explains how she developed embodied writing, what the process entails, and how she utilizes this visceral and physical exploration of emotion and experience in her own writing
  • Brooke’s debut novel won the Fairfield Book Prize, and she talks to us about the application process for writing contests and how authors should go about narrowing down which contests to apply for 
  • She tells us about her previous experience working for a non-profit and her current work as a copywriter, and she explains how these experiences have helped her better market her own work, learn how to write in different and authentic voices, and better deal with rejection
  • Brooke talks to us about her marketing strategy for her debut novel, which includes a virtual book club, and how it has been impacted by Covid-19 

Useful Links
Brooke’s Website
Sign Up for Brooke’s Writing Circle
Catchlight
Catchlight Book Trailer
Fairfield MFA Program
Patriarchy Stress Disorder
Morning Pages
Eve Ensler’s TED Talk
Madeline L’Engle
Enders Island
What Should I Read Next Podcast
Code Name Helene


Brooke is a writer, writing teacher and retreat leader. She uses writing as a tool to help women step into sovereignty, reclaim their voices and remake their stories. Her novel, Catchlight, won the Fairfield Book Prize in 2019 and released October 5.

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