How do our families shape our careers? What role do mentors play in helping us get ahead? Award winning screenwriter Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) shares how being the daughter of Hollywood royalty helped her get places that women of color don’t normally go – and how she persuaded Jonathan Demme to direct her first film.
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Making it as a writer means dealing with a lot of rejection — and learning how to persevere through pretty tough times. Novelist and memoirist Sara Benincasa (Agorafabulous, DC Trip) opens up about how her struggles with mental illness gave her the resiliency she needed for a career in writing, and shares the best advice she ever got from Diablo Cody.
A special bonus for BinderCast listeners: here's poet Morgan Parker reading "In Search of Morgan, Season Three, Episode Twenty-Four."
How do you balance the writing you're passionate about with the work that pays your bills? Award winning poet and Little A editor Morgan Parker (Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night) shares how she finds time to write poems about Beyonce and the Real Housewives while making a living as a publishing professional.
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A special bonus for BinderCast listeners: here’s Jillian Lauren reading a passage from her latest memoir – one that’s very relatable for just about any writer out there.
Who will give you permission to tell your story – and do you even need to ask for it? Bestselling memoirist Jillian Lauren (Some Girls, Everything You Ever Wanted) explains how writing two memoirs had an impact on her personal life, and what writers should (and shouldn't) worry about before penning a true life tale.
How has the internet changed the experience of being a writer? In our inaugural episode, Leigh and Lux check in with two of the internet's favorite writers - bestselling author and New York Times columnist Roxane Gay and author and Emily Books founder Emily Gould - to learn all about how being online has helped, harmed, and shaped their careers.
Who really checks bestselling author Roxane Gay's email? And what's the best piece of advice comedian Sara Benincasa ever got from Diablo Cody? Welcome to The BinderCast, the only podcast exclusively devoted to women and gender non-conforming writers and their careers. Co-hosted by Lux Alptraum and Leigh Stein, each episode tackles the essential questions of making it as a writer. Our first episode debuts November 7, 2015.