Nov 3, 2023
Ami Irmen’s favorite storyteller was her grandfather, who set her on the path to becoming an educator and a writer. Her first traditionally-published novel is coming soon from Scarsdale Publishing, while she self-published another novel, Wherever Would I Be. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Sinister Wisdom, The Copperfield Review, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. Ami teaches writing at Kishwaukee College.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner interviews Ami Irmen about her creative process, how to turn an idea into a book, which publishing route to take and how to fund a book on Kickstarter.
Teaching writing at the university level
The writing process
Finding a publisher without an agent
Finding time to write when you work another job
Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing
Finding a cover designer
The teachers who inspire us to write
Finding community with other writers
Why having a good editor is so important
Links and Resources:
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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