#078: Miranda Oh - Taking inspiration from life, working from home, and podcasting your way to better writing

Miranda Oh is the author of the successful Chick Lit series, Chin Up Tits Out! Author Miranda Oh, a girl of Metis tradition and descent is your typical girl: She loves the sunset, loves long walks on the beach, world travels, and when not playing the corporate part she can be found sipping wine and spending all her hard-earned money on nice shoes. Among her friends and family, Miranda Oh is known to be the storyteller of the group, always recapping crazy life stories and situations. Her personal experiences, emotions and fantasies are the inspiration for most of her books, so there is a little bit of her in every story.




In this episode, we go deep into:


  • Miranda’s history of writing and as a storyteller

  • How her 20s inspired her first series - from immigration, to racism, to mental health problems

  • Living with endometriosis and connecting with other women who have experienced it

  • Being okay with being judged

  • Evoking emotion in readers

  • Refilling the creative well

  • Finding the environment you need as a writer

  • Seeking permission to write about family and how their experiences have a different effect on other members of the family

  • Working from home

  • Blocking out time for the day job and writing (and keeping the two separate)

  • Whether to go full time or keep the corporate job

  • How podcasting helps be a better podcast guest and a better writer

  • Interviewing people you look up to

  • The digital world making events more accessible

  • How relatable other authors are








Connect with Miranda:


https://www.mirandaoh.com/


https://twitter.com/ohmirandaoh


https://www.instagram.com/ohmirandaoh/






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Special thanks to:


Intro vocals: Persephone Rose


Show theme: Karl Hughes






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