Making it After 40

Lisa Rodriguez

A podcast that explores what it means to be a person building a career in a creative industry after the age of 40. read less


Emily Ziff Griffin - Revisited
Feb 27 2024
Emily Ziff Griffin - Revisited
In this episode, we revisit episode 39 with Emily Ziff Griffin, a writer of fiction books, essays and screenplays. Emily started her career in her early 20's assisting and then producing films with Philip Seymour Hoffman. In her mid-30's Emily came out of the creative closet and accepted that what she truly wanted to be doing was writing and creating the stories. Her first foray into writing was her novel Light Years, which was influenced by her experience of losing her Dad to AIDS when she was 13 years old. Emily has continued her writing journey with screenplays, personal essays and in writers rooms. Emily discusses her approach to mining your core memories to produce works of fiction and the importance of knowing the "why" for each story you produce. Emily is full of insight and wisdom and this episode promises both.Links:Follow the show on Instagram at @makingitafter40Follow Lisa Rodriguez on Instagram at @lisaroiriguezFollow Emily on Instagram at @emilyziffgriffinRead Emily's most recent personal essay, here.Check out Emily's website for information on her book, workshops and one on one coaching. by: Lauren PisanoMusic by  @jeff.roiSupport the Show:Help fund the show by following the link when you click on the heart below to "Buy me a Coffee".Thank you to for making these remote interviews so easy to record. Check them out at this link.Looking to start a podcast? Use Buzzsprout for all your podcast hosting needs. Use this link  and get a $20 amazon gift card when you sign up for a paid plan and support the show. Support the Show.Show transcript available on the show website.