October 13, 2020
In this episode I interview Madeleine Ryan, Australian author of A Room Called Earth. After having been an actor, being diagnosed with autism and moving to the country, Madeleine is now working on a screen adaptation of her book. In this interview, Madeleine talks about creative work as a radical act, and a transformative practice -- why moments of discomfort are powerful opportunities for the intuitive, creative process. She talks about the importance of being honest with yourself and breaking the rules. She reflects on creativity as a way to develop tenderness with discomfort & how ease can point out our greatest contribution to the world. She offers heartfelt non-advice recommendations for those wanting to write a book, and speaks of writing as a practice of radical self-acceptance.
Madeleine is an Australian writer, director and author. Her articles and essays have appeared in SBS, The Daily Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Vice, Bustle, Lenny Letter, and the New York Times, and she is currently working on the screen adaptation of A Room Called Earth. Madeleine lives in rural Victoria.
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