Oct. 14, 2022

Ep. 574 – “Light Skin Gone to Waste” with Toni Ann Johnson (@toniannjohnson)

Ep. 574 – “Light Skin Gone to Waste” with Toni Ann Johnson (@toniannjohnson)

"Other people’s opinions of your work are not ultimately as important as your own opinion of your work." - Toni Ann Johnson

Other people’s opinions of your work are not ultimately as important as your own opinion of your work.

Today’s featured award-winning author is an actor, award-winning screenwriter, audiobook narrator, college professor, and the 2021 Flannery O'Connor Award winner, Toni Ann Johnson. Toni Ann and I have a fun chat about her book, “Light Skin Gone to Waste”, how to gain confidence as a writer, and more!!!


Key Things You’ll Learn:

How she got into writing

Why it pays to trust your intuition as a writer

Why persistence is required to have success as a writer

The mindset writers should have when doing public readings of their books


Toni Ann’s Site: https://www.toniannjohnson.com/

Toni Ann’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Light-Skin-Gone-Waste-Flannery/dp/0820363065/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?crid=1HTAT4ZDCWE9O&keywords=light+skin+gone+to+waste&qid=1652130487&sprefix=light+skin+gone+to+waste%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-4


The opening track is titled, "Don't You" from The Solar Mixtape by Asis Galvin. Be sure to capture this beat by clicking this link. https://asisgalvin.bandcamp.com/track/dont-you


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