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88 Cups of Tea

88 Cups of Tea

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88 Cups of Tea

88 Cups of Tea

88 Cups of Tea

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Love all things upbeat, warm, and uplifting? Welcome to 88 Cups of Tea, an online platform and podcast for creative writers who look for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations around the personal and professional life of a writer. Our podcast episodes and online essays and articles explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habits that support the heart and the soul, what it means to be Human while navigating a creative path, and more. We pride ourselves in nurturing a supportive environment that aims to encourage, inspire, and entertain. Check out our website 88cupsoftea.com for essays, articles, and access to nearly 200 podcast episodes!

Latest Episodes

Kat Cho on Writing as a Source of Solace and Joy

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ If you’re looking for a super intimate space where you can meet fellow storytellers and experience what it’s like to be a part of our community, come hang out with us in our private Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/88cupsoftea. We check in with each other on the daily, and have weekly threads where you can update each other about your work-in-progress, along with swapping recommendations for books and tv shows, and there’s a whole lot more that happens in there. Join us athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/88cupsoftea/! --------------------------------------- We are thrilled to announce we are beginning the process of building out 88 Cups of Tea’s volunteer positions and would love to hear from you if you’re passionate about88 Cups of Teaand want to be a part of building out our future. Fill out our application here:https://88cupsoftea.com/volunteer/ --------------------------------------- Kat Cho is the international bestselling author ofWicked FoxandVicious Spiritsandthe co-host of theWrite or Die Podcast.In our conversation, we reflect on our experiences navigating the pandemic as a human, a creative, and an author. Kat shines a light on the act of writing as a transformative source of solace and joy in the most challenging of times as we discuss her journey moving through grief, and fleshing out her stories that emerged from the rawest heartbreak that evolved into the most powerful form of hope.In a conversation lined with transparency and vulnerability, Kat shares wisdom on the human experience beyond her years. Please say 'Hi' to Kat on Twitter!https://twitter.com/KatCho Head over to her shownotes page athttps://88cupsoftea.com/kat-choto find the resources and books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation.

74 min1 w ago
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Kat Cho on Writing as a Source of Solace and Joy

Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam In Conversation With Lelina Chang

Warm welcome to our new listeners, you can follow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. And join our private Facebook group to experience the warmth and encouragement of our community first-hand! --------------------------------------- In this special edition 88 Cups of Tea podcast episode, we feature National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated Five in conversation with 88 Cups of Tea guest-host Lelina Chang, an advocate whose work is focused on the intersection of racial equity and environmental justice. In 1989, Dr. Yusef Salaam was just fifteen years old when he was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger Case” along with four other Black and Latino boys. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars, until their sentences were overturned i...

70 min3 w ago
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Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam In Conversation With Lelina Chang

5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious to hear stories from our listeners about what 88 Cups of Tea means to them? Want to discover the exciting future of 88 Cups of Tea that involves becoming a nonprofit to better serve the storyteller community? Or the four big pillars we'll be implementing over the next five years? We talk about it all in our special 5-year anniversary episode. ...

48 minAUG 20
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5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Molly O'Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 2

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious about the different roles of an editor? How they help authors transform their stories and make them come alive? How about the ways to break into the publishing industry as an editor or literary agent? Or tips for crafting a strong query letter and the value a literary agent will bring to your career? We talk about it all and more with Molly ...

60 minAUG 6
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Molly O'Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 2

Molly O’Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 1

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious about the different roles of an editor? How they help authors transform their stories and make them come alive? How about the ways to break into the publishing industry as an editor or literary agent? We talk about it all and more with Molly O’Neill. Molly is a literary agent withRoot Literary. Books that Molly has worked on have gone on to...

71 minJUL 24
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Molly O’Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 1

Elizabeth Acevedo On Disrupting Priorities

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Want to learn experimental and playful ways to reinvent your writing process? How to confront your perfectionism when crafting your first draft? Or the ways building patterns can help you tap into your emotional needs? We talk about it all and more with Elizabeth Acevedo. Elizabeth is the New York Times bestselling author ofThe Poet X,With the Fire ...

39 minJUL 9
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Elizabeth Acevedo On Disrupting Priorities

Daniel José Older On Reaching The Heart Of Your Story

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to create a just and equitable system for the black community. Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning: https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You can follow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious to discover the best practices for character development and plotting when crafting a series? Or how to know when it’s time to start or stop writing your story? How about the important role inspirational research serves when trying to get to the heart of your story? We talk about it all and more with Daniel José Older. Daniel is the New ...

55 minJUN 25
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Daniel José Older On Reaching The Heart Of Your Story

Let's talk

Hi Storytellers, listen in on the latest episode split into two different segments. First segment, it's just you and me. Head over to our page of resources as mentioned in this segment: https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ Second segment, we're pulling our conversation with Jacqueline Woodson out of the archives. Please say 'Hi' to Jacqueline on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JackieWoodson Head over to her shownotes page athttps://88cupsoftea.com/jacqueline-woodson to find books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation.

47 minJUN 12
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Let's talk

Kelly Yang on Persevering Through Unprecedented Times

Warm welcome to our new listeners, be sure tofollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Kelly’s episode is edited from a livestream we recorded back in March. Please note that the audio quality isn’t as clear as it’s pulled from our livestream, and you’ll hear some popping sounds in the background which were notifications from the live commenting during the livestream, but the content is so important especially during these times so don’t let the audio quality get in the way! If you’d like to watch our full 2-hour live streamed conversation, head on over to Kelly’s shownotes page at 88cupsoftea.com/kelly-yang! -----------------------------------...

42 minMAY 28
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Kelly Yang on Persevering Through Unprecedented Times

Marie Rutkoski On Practicing The Art Of Storytelling

Warm welcome to our new listeners, be sure tofollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Have you been researching different ways to strengthen your craft? Or how to build tension in stories? How about strategies for finding time to finish your manuscript? We talk about it all and more with Marie Rutkoski. Marie Rutkoski is the author ofThe Shadow Society, theKronos Chronicles, and the New York Times-bestsellingWinner’s Trilogy. We begin our conversation by discussing her love for storytelling and the role her family played in inspiring her to craft stories. We'll learn how writing her dissertation in college taught her how to structure a novel and ins...

38 minMAY 21
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Marie Rutkoski On Practicing The Art Of Storytelling

Latest Episodes

Kat Cho on Writing as a Source of Solace and Joy

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ If you’re looking for a super intimate space where you can meet fellow storytellers and experience what it’s like to be a part of our community, come hang out with us in our private Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/88cupsoftea. We check in with each other on the daily, and have weekly threads where you can update each other about your work-in-progress, along with swapping recommendations for books and tv shows, and there’s a whole lot more that happens in there. Join us athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/88cupsoftea/! --------------------------------------- We are thrilled to announce we are beginning the process of building out 88 Cups of Tea’s volunteer positions and would love to hear from you if you’re passionate about88 Cups of Teaand want to be a part of building out our future. Fill out our application here:https://88cupsoftea.com/volunteer/ --------------------------------------- Kat Cho is the international bestselling author ofWicked FoxandVicious Spiritsandthe co-host of theWrite or Die Podcast.In our conversation, we reflect on our experiences navigating the pandemic as a human, a creative, and an author. Kat shines a light on the act of writing as a transformative source of solace and joy in the most challenging of times as we discuss her journey moving through grief, and fleshing out her stories that emerged from the rawest heartbreak that evolved into the most powerful form of hope.In a conversation lined with transparency and vulnerability, Kat shares wisdom on the human experience beyond her years. Please say 'Hi' to Kat on Twitter!https://twitter.com/KatCho Head over to her shownotes page athttps://88cupsoftea.com/kat-choto find the resources and books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation.

74 min1 w ago
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Kat Cho on Writing as a Source of Solace and Joy

Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam In Conversation With Lelina Chang

Warm welcome to our new listeners, you can follow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. And join our private Facebook group to experience the warmth and encouragement of our community first-hand! --------------------------------------- In this special edition 88 Cups of Tea podcast episode, we feature National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam of The Exonerated Five in conversation with 88 Cups of Tea guest-host Lelina Chang, an advocate whose work is focused on the intersection of racial equity and environmental justice. In 1989, Dr. Yusef Salaam was just fifteen years old when he was tried and convicted in the “Central Park Jogger Case” along with four other Black and Latino boys. The Exonerated Five spent between seven to 13 years behind bars, until their sentences were overturned i...

70 min3 w ago
Comments
Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam In Conversation With Lelina Chang

5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious to hear stories from our listeners about what 88 Cups of Tea means to them? Want to discover the exciting future of 88 Cups of Tea that involves becoming a nonprofit to better serve the storyteller community? Or the four big pillars we'll be implementing over the next five years? We talk about it all in our special 5-year anniversary episode. ...

48 minAUG 20
Comments
5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Molly O'Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 2

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious about the different roles of an editor? How they help authors transform their stories and make them come alive? How about the ways to break into the publishing industry as an editor or literary agent? Or tips for crafting a strong query letter and the value a literary agent will bring to your career? We talk about it all and more with Molly ...

60 minAUG 6
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Molly O'Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 2

Molly O’Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 1

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious about the different roles of an editor? How they help authors transform their stories and make them come alive? How about the ways to break into the publishing industry as an editor or literary agent? We talk about it all and more with Molly O’Neill. Molly is a literary agent withRoot Literary. Books that Molly has worked on have gone on to...

71 minJUL 24
Comments
Molly O’Neill On The Roles Of A Literary Agent Part 1

Elizabeth Acevedo On Disrupting Priorities

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to createa just and equitable system for the black community.Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning:https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You canfollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Want to learn experimental and playful ways to reinvent your writing process? How to confront your perfectionism when crafting your first draft? Or the ways building patterns can help you tap into your emotional needs? We talk about it all and more with Elizabeth Acevedo. Elizabeth is the New York Times bestselling author ofThe Poet X,With the Fire ...

39 minJUL 9
Comments
Elizabeth Acevedo On Disrupting Priorities

Daniel José Older On Reaching The Heart Of Your Story

Warm welcome to our new listeners, let's continue and build upon the momentum surrounding the active work to create a just and equitable system for the black community. Head over to our page of resources of recommended learning: https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ You can follow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Curious to discover the best practices for character development and plotting when crafting a series? Or how to know when it’s time to start or stop writing your story? How about the important role inspirational research serves when trying to get to the heart of your story? We talk about it all and more with Daniel José Older. Daniel is the New ...

55 minJUN 25
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Daniel José Older On Reaching The Heart Of Your Story

Let's talk

Hi Storytellers, listen in on the latest episode split into two different segments. First segment, it's just you and me. Head over to our page of resources as mentioned in this segment: https://88cupsoftea.com/learn/ Second segment, we're pulling our conversation with Jacqueline Woodson out of the archives. Please say 'Hi' to Jacqueline on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JackieWoodson Head over to her shownotes page athttps://88cupsoftea.com/jacqueline-woodson to find books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation.

47 minJUN 12
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Let's talk

Kelly Yang on Persevering Through Unprecedented Times

Warm welcome to our new listeners, be sure tofollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Kelly’s episode is edited from a livestream we recorded back in March. Please note that the audio quality isn’t as clear as it’s pulled from our livestream, and you’ll hear some popping sounds in the background which were notifications from the live commenting during the livestream, but the content is so important especially during these times so don’t let the audio quality get in the way! If you’d like to watch our full 2-hour live streamed conversation, head on over to Kelly’s shownotes page at 88cupsoftea.com/kelly-yang! -----------------------------------...

42 minMAY 28
Comments
Kelly Yang on Persevering Through Unprecedented Times

Marie Rutkoski On Practicing The Art Of Storytelling

Warm welcome to our new listeners, be sure tofollow us on Instagram@88CUPSOFTEAto keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays, feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over tohttps://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/so you don't miss out on the next takeover! --------------------------------------- Have you been researching different ways to strengthen your craft? Or how to build tension in stories? How about strategies for finding time to finish your manuscript? We talk about it all and more with Marie Rutkoski. Marie Rutkoski is the author ofThe Shadow Society, theKronos Chronicles, and the New York Times-bestsellingWinner’s Trilogy. We begin our conversation by discussing her love for storytelling and the role her family played in inspiring her to craft stories. We'll learn how writing her dissertation in college taught her how to structure a novel and ins...

38 minMAY 21
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Marie Rutkoski On Practicing The Art Of Storytelling
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