Podcast

Episode 03: Facebook vs. Instagram: How to Intentionally Use Social Media feat. Christianne Squires

Ready to reevaluate your relationship with social media? Today I’m talking with Christianne Squires, who recently decided to deactivate her Facebook account and focus on Instagram to grow her community. To reach this decision, she dug deep, asked hard questions, excavated her fears about the process along the way. Today we’re talking about what this process looked like, the steps you can take to reevaluate your own relationship to social media, and advice for how writers can navigate the social media space in ways that feel authentic and right for them.

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Meet Christianne

Christianne Squires is the founder of Bookwifery, a company that helps contemplatives, teachers, and leaders birth books that heal the world with light. She’s also the founder of a new online community called the Light House for people who want to bear light in the world in big and small ways. She lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her husband and two cats, and she loves Instagram. Take the free book pregnancy test to discern if it’s time to birth the message of your life’s work into a book.


Conversation Starters

On asking hard questions about social media:

I really recommend making time for looking at your relationship with social media. When I did my own period of inquiry, I noticed the platforms are designed to keep us from going into deep thought. But we need to ask the hard questions and looking at the fears and saying ‘what really matters to me and what am I going to do about that?

Episode Highlights

  • How Christianne merged her background in editing and spiritual formation to help authors birth their books

  • The publishing shift that confirms we don’t need to be everywhere online

  • Where to hang out online, especially as an emerging author

  • Why we need to have hard conversations with ourselves about social media use

  • How to move past the fear of missing out 

  • Why Nicole loves Facebook and Christianne loves Instagram

  • The “Know Like and Trust Factor” in marketing, and how it can apply to our creative lives

  • The questions to ask yourself before deciding on which platform to choose

  • A teenage pastime that’s helping refill Christianne’s creative well


Linkable Mentions

  • Christianne’s blog post on her decision to reevaluate Facebook

  • A free PDF guide for reevaluating your relationship to Facebook


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Episode 02 | Trusting the Timing of Your Creativity

Wild Words Podcast: Trusting the Timing of Your Creativity

Have you ever had a creative project idea that starts out feeling exciting but quickly turns frustrating or anxiety-producing? It’s not you, it’s the timing. Today I’m sharing the backstory of how The Wild Words Podcast came to life, with a universal lesson about trusting the seasons of your own creativity.

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Conversation Starters

On timing:

It’s not that the idea you have is the wrong one or you shouldn’t pursue it. It’s a matter of letting the seasons change. Letting your creativity speak to you, rather than trying to fit it into a format or schedule you think makes sense at the time.

Episode Highlights

  • How I used the podcast to avoid writing my book

  • The seasonal shifts that needed to happen before I could make space for a podcast

  • What to do when you have an idea you want to pursue, but it just feels hard

  • How to trust the timing of your creativity

Linkable Mentions


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Episode 01 | A Writer's Life Is Lived in Seasons

Wild Words Podcast: A Writer's Life Is Lived in Seasons

It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing, compare our journey to others who are two steps ahead of us, and forget to listen to the voice inside that knows what need. Seasonal creative living is the antidote to the hamster wheel, and the best philosophy I’ve found that honors where I’ve been, where I’m headed, and most importantly, where I’m planted right now. Consider this episode “required listening” for The Wild Words Podcast.

I’m sharing 10 seasons of the writer’s life and what to expect from each of them so you can begin putting a name to common experiences we all encounter on the writer’s path.

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Conversation Starters

On seasonal creative living:

Before I adopted this philosophy, I was scrambling, trying to do everything at once, not clear on what was most important, giving myself a hard time about things, and then after… when I settled into the calming realization that I was simply in a season.
Something to keep in mind about the seasons is they’re very fluid. Unlike our fall, winter, spring, and summer which have dates on a calendar to help us make the transition, creative seasons aren’t always as structured. It’s very common to be intertwined in several seasons at once.

Episode Highlights

  • The Mary Oliver poem that inspired my book—and life

  • Why seasonal creative living can help make you feel more rooted in your writing

  • An overview of 10 seasons of creative living

  • What to do when self-doubt shows up

Linkable Mentions


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