What exactly is 88 Cups of Tea?
88 Cups of Tea is an online platform and podcast for writers who look for guidance in their writing journey and connection to a community. We provide year-round conversations around the life of a writer, with topics ranging from overcoming rejections and writing struggles, to querying tips and crafting characters, and more. We pride ourselves in nurturing supportive environments that aim to encourage, inspire, motivate, and entertain.
Our podcast listeners have said it best:
“88 Cups of Tea consistently delivers the best content for writers and aspiring writers. Top-notch guests, an amazing host, and practical (inspiring too!) conversations about the craft, business, and philosophy of writing. It’s an easy favorite, and one of the most helpful and motivating podcast you’ll find!” -CalebSawin
“88 Cups of Tea inspires, motivates, and equips me to approach the page with confidence, and that is such a gift as a writer who has to push against artistic resistance and fear every day in order to get the words out of my brain and onto the page.” -Blondie3149620
“If you’re a writer and you want to learn more about the craft of writing and the business of publishing and want to be overall inspired…then you’ve found your podcast. Yin has outstanding questions and engaging conversations with authors, illustrators, and industry professionals. And I really appreciate the episode shownotes with links! Love this podcast!” -Sarah Eliz Writer
Who are these guests you’re talking about?
TV Producers + Directors
TED Talks Speakers
We’re talking about guests with the most inspiring and encouraging personal stories and experiences to share with our community.
If any of these questions ever crossed your mind, you just found your go-to hang out spot.
“I’m writing this story with different first-person narratives and Microsoft Word is killing me, which writing softwares do published authors use?”
“Is an MFA in writing really necessary for me to write a book? Is it necessary for me to be a writer overall?”
“What are examples of AMAZING query letters that literary agents have received? Writing tips on this would be AWESOME.”
“I have no idea which writing workshops to check out, how do I even start looking for the ones I’ll vibe with?”
“How do I know when my manuscript is ready to submit?”
“How do I get my foot in the door if I want to direct films? How exactly does a short film help with that?”
“I wish I had a steadier income, what did the featured writers do to survive financially while writing their stories and getting it out to the world?”
“I wish there were writing tips on how I should go about editing my manuscript before querying? “
“Is there an outlining process that I can use so there’s never an issue with writer’s block? Throw those writing tips at me!”
What does this all mean for me?
We all know that everyone has a story to tell. So let’s do this together.
Aside from a whopping dose of inspiration, each episode digs deep into career how-to’s and step-by-step advice to encourage and motivate your way to creative success.
I know what it’s like to feel stuck and insecure about changing jobs, and even re-focusing and shifting our dreams. I know what it’s like to feel restricted and powerless with our voice. I’m right here alongside of you craving that change to move ourselves forward with our craft and making shiz happen.
I get an absolute high from picking the brains of those I admire and those who I think would be cool new friends. And I’m here to share it all with you, my fellow curious storytellers.
88 Cups of Tea is a safe space where we all learn together, to be each other’s cheerleaders, and to root for the underdogs in all of us.
Welcome to our mighty community of storytellers and writers from all walks of life.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for joining our growing community of beautiful minds. I’m so happy to have you here.
Cheers + much love,
Founder, producer, host
88 Cups of Tea