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A Conversation with Lily Gray - BTS Creative Academy Ep04 Introduction

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Welcome back, creative minds, to another captivating episode of BTS Creative Academy! I'm your host, Martin Colton, and I'm thrilled to take you on a journey into the heart of creativity. In this third episode of our podcast series, we're in for a treat as we sit down with the brilliant American author, Lily Gray. Join us as we dive into the world of artistic inspiration, storytelling magic, and the unique stories that define us.

A Virtual Connection:

The beauty of creativity knows no boundaries, and this episode stands as a testament to that. Recorded via Zoom, our conversation with Lily Gray defies physical limitations, bringing us closer to a writer whose passion transcends screens and time zones. Despite the virtual setting, the authenticity of our dialogue is palpable, reminding us that connection and creativity thrive even in the digital age.

Unveiling Lily Gray:

Lily Gray, a rising star in the literary universe, takes us on an enthralling journey through her creative process. Having just completed the first draft of her novel, 'They Found Us,' Lily invites us to explore the labyrinth of her imagination. Join us as we uncover the 'why' behind Lily's creative endeavors, tracing the roots of her storytelling passion, and discovering the moments that ignited her literary journey.

Crafting Narratives and Navigating Challenges:

During our conversation, Lily Gray lets us in on the intricacies of her writing process. We explore the challenges she encountered on her path to completing 'They Found Us,' witnessing the dedication and perseverance that fuel every author's odyssey. From the initial spark of inspiration to the final keystroke of her manuscript, Lily's insights provide a window into the world of a wordsmith.

The TikTok Connection:

Isn't it remarkable how social media can connect us with kindred spirits across the globe? It was on TikTok that I first encountered Lily Gray, and our paths converged in the most unexpected and delightful way. Follow Lily's journey and get a glimpse of her creative insights by connecting with her on TikTok.

Celebrating Creativity:

As host of BTS Creative Academy, my mission is to delve into the depths of creative minds and uncover the stories that fuel their passion. In this episode, Lily Gray and I embark on a journey of discovery, examining the essence of creativity, the power of storytelling, and the inspiration that blooms from the world around us.


The third episode of BTS Creative Academy offers a front-row seat to a conversation that reverberates with creative energy. Lily Gray's journey from concept to draft, the challenges faced and overcome, and the power of virtual connections all come together to remind us of the boundless potential within every creative soul. Stay tuned for more episodes that unravel the tapestry of artistic expression, only on BTS Creative Academy.

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Join us as we celebrate creativity, one episode at a time, and remember: the stories that inspire us are waiting to be told.


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