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Amy Oestreicher Uses Her Beautiful Detour Journey to Enlighten Our Mindset as Writers

October 13, 2020 Episode 74
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Amy Oestreicher Uses Her Beautiful Detour Journey to Enlighten Our Mindset as Writers
Oct 13, 2020 Episode 74

Today's guest is Amy Oestreicher, who will share with us her beautiful detour journey to enlighten our mindset as writers. She is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating untold stories, and the detours in life that can spark connections and transform communities.

Two things she shares:

  1. CT Authors Trail - She’ll be discussing my memoir "My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful," the strategies for resilience we could all use, especially now.
  2. "Step Into Joy" – she’s leading a series of six zoom workshops and participatory prompts on claiming your own walking practice, exploring Walking as Art, as Meditation, and Connection.


Tips about setting up our positive mindset as writers:

  • "When you write, be centered in your values, know why you are writing, and be strong on what matters to you”. When Amy was so uninspired, she just started making a list from A to Z and just made herself write one thing that she was grateful for every letter. She did that to give her some kind of structure because she thinks when we’re lost sometimes, the structure helps.
  • The power of story - read as many stories as you can because you’ll start to trace those artsy of type of pattern and story stroke. There’s so much we can learn from the stories around us, like stories from people around us. “Start asking more questions, be curious. Everyone does have a story to tell.” Even when writers are trying to get a new freelance client, the number one mindset you have to do is to listen. Listen to their struggles and pain because everybody is different.


Four steps in Resilience she shares in her workshops that will help you develop a mindset :

  1. Gratitude
  2. Stories
  3. Creativity
  4. Hope

I really appreciate Amy and her connection with the audience. And I really appreciate her for sharing all her tips to have a proper mindset as writers with us. 

Support the show (http://www.thesavvyscribepodcast.com)

Show Notes

Today's guest is Amy Oestreicher, who will share with us her beautiful detour journey to enlighten our mindset as writers. She is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual artist, she dedicates her work to celebrating untold stories, and the detours in life that can spark connections and transform communities.

Two things she shares:

  1. CT Authors Trail - She’ll be discussing my memoir "My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful," the strategies for resilience we could all use, especially now.
  2. "Step Into Joy" – she’s leading a series of six zoom workshops and participatory prompts on claiming your own walking practice, exploring Walking as Art, as Meditation, and Connection.


Tips about setting up our positive mindset as writers:

  • "When you write, be centered in your values, know why you are writing, and be strong on what matters to you”. When Amy was so uninspired, she just started making a list from A to Z and just made herself write one thing that she was grateful for every letter. She did that to give her some kind of structure because she thinks when we’re lost sometimes, the structure helps.
  • The power of story - read as many stories as you can because you’ll start to trace those artsy of type of pattern and story stroke. There’s so much we can learn from the stories around us, like stories from people around us. “Start asking more questions, be curious. Everyone does have a story to tell.” Even when writers are trying to get a new freelance client, the number one mindset you have to do is to listen. Listen to their struggles and pain because everybody is different.


Four steps in Resilience she shares in her workshops that will help you develop a mindset :

  1. Gratitude
  2. Stories
  3. Creativity
  4. Hope

I really appreciate Amy and her connection with the audience. And I really appreciate her for sharing all her tips to have a proper mindset as writers with us. 

Support the show (http://www.thesavvyscribepodcast.com)