Writing Your Own Story with Leigh Shulman
In this episode of the Late Starters Club, I am interviewing Leigh Shulman who shares her later-in-life journey of traveling the world, writing a book, and starting a successful business.
Leigh is the founder of the Inspired Writer community, details how she decided to uproot from Brooklyn, NY with her young family to explore the world and eventually settle in Argentina. We discuss the importance of setting boundaries, believing in oneself, and being ‘selfish’ when pursuing personal dreams, including writing projects. Leigh shares her philosophy that individuals should trust themselves, their capabilities, and their experiences especially when starting later in life.
Author and mentor Leigh Shulman founded The Inspired Writer Community, a women writers network for writers at any stage in their writing lives. Her bestselling book “The Writer’s Roadmap” helps thousands find their way in the writing world.
Join us as we talk about:
[00:00] Welcome Leigh Shulman
[01:18] The decision to leave Brooklyn
[02:57] How did she afford to travel so extensively?
[04:34] Did they make travel plans or just feel their way through their destinations?
[07:51] The power of communities
[10:01] What was it like to continuously travel with a young child?
[13:26] How did the Inspired Writers Community Start?
[15:49] Meeting Face to Face
[17:41] Why we need to be more selfish
[20:26 Take Your Writing Seriously
[23:30] Advice for starting to write later in life?
[25:41] Leigh’s Favorite Quote
Connect with Leigh Shulman
- Website: https://leighshulman.com/
- Community: Inspired Writer Community
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theleighshulman/
- Book: The Writers Roadmap
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