About Michelle: Michelle Huneven is the author of four novels: Round Rock, Jamesland, Blame, and Off Course. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books and finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest book, Search, is available now wherever books are sold and has been named One the 10 Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2022 by Kirkus.

In this episode, Mike and Michelle discuss: 

  • A love of reading
  • Taking constructive feedback and criticism
  • Everything is a jolt

Key Takeaways: 

  • Reading stimulates your creativity significantly. Being a bookworm is essential for becoming a successful writer.
  • Constructive feedback and criticism is not meant to make you feel bad about yourself; rather, it’s intended to inspire you to work harder and develop your craft.
  • Being disturbed or pushed extremely hard gives you an unsettling feeling as a writer. However, it provides you with additional possibilities to hear people’s reactions to your work, whether positive or bad.

 “Write more than you did. Stop dreaming about being a writer and be a writer. Write everyday and work really hard.” – Michelle Huneven

 Connect with Michelle Huneven:

Website: https://www.michellehuneven.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MHuneven

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michellehuneven

Buy Search on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LNrp2V

Buy Search on Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9780593300053 

Connect with Mike Carlon:

Website: https://uncorkingastory.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSvS4fuG3L1JMZeOyHvfk_g

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uncorkingastory/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncorkingastory

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uncorking-a-story/

Show notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.

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