Get to Know Gen Georget, Author, Photographer, Executive Editor Extraordinaire

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Get to Know Us
on August 2nd, 2021

How do you get into “the zone” when it comes to diving into your editing work?

For me, it’s about early morning light, my first coffee of the day, and the perfect playlist. I love waking up before the rest of the household, having my dog curl up at my feet, and diving into work while the rest of the world is still waking up. This sets the tone for the rest of the day and gets the creativity started before too many interruptions start popping up.

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What is a piece of advice that you would give new writers?

Let go of the stereotype of what you believe a writer should be. So often, we are held back by the image that a writer only works at a mahogany desk, drinks expensive whiskey, and creates brilliance with every word. Meet yourself where you are. Write at your kitchen table or tucked away in a closet if you must. Write while your children are napping or during your lunch hour at work. Writers are not created by how they write . . . writers are created through the actual act of writing. Through putting words on paper and finding their voice. And don’t ever forget that—regardless of what you see as a final product—no writer creates magic every single time they sit down to create. It’s about practicing and showing up and allowing yourself to learn along the way.

If you could describe RTC in one word, what would it be?

Heart.

Everything that RTC does is done with the heart of every person who touches the stories that we have the privilege of working with. Our hope is that our hearts will help to bring out the heart of each story being shared and, in turn, touch the hearts of anyone who hears them. We care about the stories as much as we can about the writers who are telling them.

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What is your Enneagram number?

I am the fourest four that ever foured!! Which means that I’ll walk by a complete stranger in the grocery store, wonder everything about their past, all while having some nostalgic playlist humming along in the back of my mind!!

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

I used to be a night hawk, through and through. I would love to write late at night in coffee shops, while the lights were dim, and the music was quiet. Then I had children and they forced me to become a morning person. Now, I love being up as the sun rises and having those very still hours to start off the day.

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