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Hours For Art Interview with Akila McConnell

Today is the last day to pledge your hours for art! No money involved, just committing your time to your own creative practice. Everything you need to know about pledging is here (and if it isn’t, just email me!).

Everyone who pledges is invited to a free follow-up call with me next week.

Our last telethon guest is Akila McConnell, a former lawyer turned writer, now travelling the world with her husband Patrick and their dogs. Akila was in North Carolina when I interviewed her. As an aspiring globe-trotter myself, I was really interested to hear how she made time on the road to finish a novel.


Right-click to download my interview with Akila McConnell (23 minutes)

Akila and I talk about:

0:50 ~ How and why she left her law career behind

3:15 ~ The way that travelling rekindled her love of writing

4:45 ~ A typical day’s schedule for Akila and Patrick

6:30 ~ Unexpected magic in the world and her own art

9:30 ~ Shedding assumptions about herself and her writing

12:40 ~ Committing to novel-writing and travelling as a lifestyle

15:20 ~ The artistry of food

19:50 ~ The belief (and doubt) involved in taking this new direction in life

Now there’s a woman who has designed a blissful life for herself. Thanks to Akila for joining us and do check out her websites, www.theroadforks.com and the newest addition, www.theroadunleashed.com.

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