Episode 159 – April Davila – Meditation & Writing

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Finding an agent and publisher was easy for April Davila, an award-winning author who quit her job in 2016 to write full-time. Her debut novel, 142 Ostriches, won the WILLA Literary Awards for Women Writing the West.

In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner chats with April, a fourth-generation Californian who studied marine biology before being called to the written word. She honed her skills in marketing and technical writing jobs, dedicating early mornings to crafting fiction until she could finally make the transition to writing full-time. In this episode, Lynne and April discuss the lessons she learned along the way and why she pairs meditation with writing.

In this episode, Lynne and April discuss: 

  • The inspiration behind 142 Ostriches
  • Handling rejection
  • Celebrating accolades
  • Being a mindful writer
  • Writing as a meditation
  • How meditation helps writers
  • Aligning entrepreneurship with writing 

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