Hey Storytellers! Hello again from Taiwan! I just finished the intensive tea program today and the program has been overwhelming in the best way possible— it was incredibly educational and inspiring. (To find out why I’m in Asia, click here to listen!)
During one of the days, we were withering tea leaves from eight in the morning till 2am the next day. The days have been packed, back-to-back, morning till evening, traveling all around Taiwan visiting tea farms, tea factories, museums, and so much more. It’s been humbling and eye-opening to say the least.
This tea intensive program, more like a bootcamp, has inspired me to work on a very special episode that I’m beyond excited to share with you next week. I’ve been posting pics from this trip on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so be sure to find me @88CUPSOFTEA and check out #88CupsOfAsia to join me on this open-ended adventure around Asia!
For today, we’ll be diving into another vintage episode from our show featuring screenwriter Katie Wech. In case any of you missed last week’s episode, we’ve gotten a jump in our listener numbers and I’d love to welcome you guys to the show. Thank you for joining our storyteller tribe and I’m so excited to share this journey with you. And as always, a heartfelt thank you to my O.G. listeners who’ve been there since day one. You all make this show what it is and I’m truly so thankful to each and every one of you. We’ll be listening to Katie Wech’s inspiring interview today as she is the very first guest on the show, and her episode was a HUGE hit, pulling in a ton of listeners and leaving them incredibly inspired. Her episode is an amazing example of the message and heart of what 88 CUPS OF TEA is about.
In Katie’s episode, she candidly shares her journey as a writer and the depths of human despair, and we chat about inspiring ourselves out of a lull, finding job opportunities as a writer, and what Katie turns to for help and inspiration.
Learn More About Katie Wech
Katie Wech received her MFA in Screenwriting from the USC School of Cinema-Television and began her career in television as an assistant on the first season of Fox’s PRISON BREAK. A year later, she sold her first feature script to Jerry Weintraub for WARNER BROTHERS. In 2011, her black-list nominated feature script PROM was released by Disney. Since then, she has written and produced many hours of cable and network television, including the CW’s SECRET CIRCLE, ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, and CBS’s VEGAS. She is currently a producer on the hit TNT series, RIZZOLI & ISLES.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to find job opportunities as a writer
- The importance of consistently feeding your brain with words
- The benefits of having a mentor
- What Katie turns to for help and inspiration
- Katie’s one key take away on inspiring yourself out of a lull
Katie’s Recommended Books:
Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
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