Christopher P. Locke

Episode 137 – Christopher P. Locke – Breathtaking Essays & Stories

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The key to great writing, says Christopher P. Locke, is to be vulnerable. Don’t worry about what people will think. Don’t censor yourself. Just share your realness and that will help others feel less alone.

In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Christopher P. Locke about his writing journey, their shared memories in the MFA program at Goddard College, the importance of great mentors and taking yourself seriously as a writer.

In this episode, Lynne and Chris discuss: 

  • The arrogance of youth
  • Straddling genres
  • Believing that you and your voice matter
  • Why you’ll be the most passionate promoter of your work
  • Why you can’t be a good writer if you’re not an avid reader
  • How writing allows for exploration of loss, discontent, struggle and suffering
  • Why bad choices make good stories

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