Author Emma Grey shares her personal journey from grief to love, which inspired her beautiful novel, “The Last Love Note.” The episode is a deep dive into Emma’s unique writing process, the inception of her book, and her experience with the publishing industry. Emma’s story is a testament to the power of resilience, hope, and the transformative power of storytelling.
In This Episode, Michelle Talks About…
- The importance of writing from the heart
- Embracing the messiness of the writing process
- The power of resilience and hope in the face of loss
The importance of writing from the heart
Emma emphasizes the importance of writing from the heart. She believes successful writing is driven more by passion and personal experience than market trends or commercial considerations. As writers, we are called to write what resonates with us, which is often what also resonates with our readers.
Embracing the messiness of the writing process
The messiness of the writing process is something to be embraced, not shunned. Emma’s method may seem chaotic, with her moving significant passages around in her Word document, but this approach allows her to explore her story and characters more freely. It’s a reminder that creativity often thrives in non-linear and unexpected ways.
The power of resilience and hope in the face of loss
Emma’s personal journey of loss, grief, and finding love again is a profound testament to the power of resilience and hope. Her novel, “The Last Love Note,” is not just about loss but also about hope and the possibility of finding love again. This takeaway is a reminder that even in the face of life’s greatest challenges, there is always a way forward and a chance for new beginnings.