Episode 305: Adventure, Awe and Writing Practice: The Art of the Crowd-Sourced Memoir – Interview with Joe Bunting

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds!

Joe is a bestselling writer, novelist, and a dad. He leads The Write Practice community, an award-winning community of creative writers. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Talia and three kids and enjoys coffee and corpse reviver no. 2s.

In this episode Joe and I discuss:

  • The inspiration behind Crowdsourcing Paris
  • A small, but powerful trick to overcoming writer’s block 
  • Finding awe in the ordinary
  • Structuring a memoir
  • Creating risks and stakes in any story
  • Developing a writing practice

Plus, his  #1 tip for writers.

About Joe Bunting

J.H. BUNTING is a bestselling writer, novelist, and a dad. He leads The Write Practice community, an award-winning community of creative writers. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Talia and three kids and enjoys coffee and corpse reviver no. 2s. You can follow him on Instagram, and check out his websites Joebunting.com and TheWritePractice.com.

Joe Bunting

Crowdsourcing Paris

Joe Bunting thought Paris would be the perfect escape. But now he might not make it out alive.

When a cautious writer realizes he’s just $600 short of his dream trip to Paris, he chooses to raise the money by writing a book about the experience and crowdsourcing 12 adventures, crowdsourced from his readers, to accomplish in Paris.

But when the adventures lead him inside the illegal catacombs beneath Paris with only the smallest flashlight in the world, he honestly wonders if he’s going to die there, 60 feet beneath Paris, next to the bones of 6 million of Paris’ dead, all for a book.

Crowdsourcing Paris is the real life adventure of a cautious writer who decides to move his family to Paris for a few months. Witness a side of the City of Light you’ve never seen before as Bunting learns, at last, that the best stories always come from adventure.

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