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The Parable Arrows Podcast: Where hosts Josh and Femi wrestle with stories to seek deeper truths. By analyzing the stories of our culture and the Bible, they aim to teach and encourage Christians to use the media they consume as a tool for evangelism. Find their original short fiction and additional content at: https://www.parablearrows.com/
 
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James and Ashley Stay at Home

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James and Ashley Stay at Home

James McKenzie Watson and Ashley Kalagian Blunt

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James and Ashley are staying at home. Partly because there’s a pandemic, partly because they’re writers, and partly because of their health. Through discussions and interviews, they explore the big questions: how do books get written? How do people live with chronic illness? And just what ARE you reading? Hosted by James McKenzie Watson, winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize, and Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of 'How to Be Australian.'
 
Student initiated, student led, our creative process focuses on building life skills through a passion for storytelling and the desire to communicate and be in relationship with each other. In our creative process, students lead students and professional writers, actors, directors, filmmakers and editors serve as mentors who share their skills and wisdom as needed with youth. As we work together and support each other individually as artists, quality content naturally emerges. Ultimately, ou ...
 
There is more to writing than just writing. Good writing involves seduction, persuasion, logic, charm, wisdom, wit, humor, and so much more. It involves abstract (yet fundamental) things that are rarely discussed in writing books. This podcast will look at the interplay between writing and psychology, philosophy, and even spirituality.
 
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SPEAK

BEING Studio

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BEING Studio presents SPEAK, a podcast where artists with developmental disabilities tell their own stories. In Season 2, we are bringing you new artists, new art, musical collaborations, and a mini docu-series on disability rights in Ontario. BEING is a community of artists with developmental disabilities. Find out more: www.beingstudio.ca
 
Have you ever wished you had a group of friends you could chat with every few weeks about all things writing? Well, now you do. The & then write podcast is for writers who have a deep passion for their craft and process. Writers who are looking for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration. And those wanting to connect with other writers. Welcome, you’ve found your tribe. Visit andthenwrite.com for more info about the podcast, and for instructions on how to join the podcast discussion group.
 
The Nine Dots Prize is a prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. The aim of the Prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world. We look for entries that are based on evidence and research but that are written creatively for a wide audience. These podcasts aim to help applicants think about key aspects of their work before submitting a response to the Prize.
 
The Fantasy and sci-fi book club discussion podcast you have been missing. Literature discussion done right! We, The Shoutouts, from Lyket Entertainment, have a book club discussion on our favorite fantasy and sci-fi literature with select wine, beer, ale, and rum. We will often be reading Brandon Sanderson and the Cosmere, Brent Weeks, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, and many more. We like books, we like fantasy, we like sci-fi, we like craft drinks, and we love shenanigans! Join us, read with ...
 
It was the summer of 1917. Abelia Brody and Robert Bishop are two lonely people brought together by fate, in a time of war. Lilac Wine weaves their story through the lens of history. Join author Bruce Janu as he reads from his novel-in-progress, bringing his audience on a candid journey through the creative writing process. Become part of the process, offer suggestions and constructive criticism. Lilac Wine: The Podcast is a unique, crowd-edited novel in real-time. Join the discussion, make ...
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
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When Inside Out first released, the idea of little brightly colored charaters running around our brain space made so much sense. Feeling angry? Must be the little angry man inside my head--not me. Or, if you grew up in church, sometimes certain emotions were pinned to be all good or all bad. Sadness? No room for that. But, Inside Out offers an accu…
 
What happens when your job results in PTSD, forcing you into unexpected retirement? You write a memoir, of course! At least, that's what Dr Hilton Koppe did when he suddenly had to leave his practice as a rural GP. Hilton speaks to James and Ashley about his PTSD diagnosis, the secret of work/life, how he turned to creative writing as a form of the…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Landmark Episode 100 of the podcast and it's January 18, 2023 as we record this. Main Topic: Landmark Episode 100 with some clips PATREON: No new patrons this week. Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by ou…
 
Merry Christmas from Parable Arrows! But, what is Christmas ACTUALLY about? Many church going folks would say the birth of Jesus, others might say getting together with family. In our modern age, how can we practically celebrate the true meaning of Christmas? This question and more are explored as Josh and Femi discuss an old time favorite from our…
 
Way back a few episodes ago, our fathers graciously made the time to join us on a podcast. Femi's dad shared that his favorite story is Les Miserables, and naturally, we had to spill the beans this episode was in the works. Now, it's finally here! A story of redemption, sacrificial kindness, restored hope, and second chances, Les Miserables covers …
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 99 of the podcast and it's January 11, 2023 as we record this. Main Topic: Overthinking Your Writing PATREON: No new patrons this week. Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by our patrons at Patreon.…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 98 of the podcast and it's January 4, 2023 as we record this. Happy New Year! Main Topic: Monthly Gamechangers PATREON: No new patrons this week. Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by our patrons a…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 96 of the podcast and it's December 21, 2022 as we record this. Happy Solstice! Main Topic: Tarot for Your Business PATREON: No new patrons this week, but Sean Sharp raised his tier to Super Fantastic Fan, so thank you so much! Sean now gets all my ebooks as I p…
 
This special episode gathers the best 'What Are You Reading?' segments from 2022 into a comprehensive summary of book recommendations from Australian and international authors. These well-informed highlights will give you plenty of last-minute gift solutions and ideas for how to spend your Christmas gift cards! Plus, James and Ashley each declare t…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 95 of the podcast and it's December 14, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: A Year in Review PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by our patro…
 
'When I sat down to write, it felt like I had killed someone.' Hayley Scrivenor opens up about managing creative anxiety, what it means to write through our feelings, and the experience of having her novel 'Dirt Town' debut as a number one Australian bestseller. Plus James turns the interview into a therapy session. Hayley Scrivenor is the author o…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 94 of the podcast and it's December 7, 2022 (and a full moon) as we record this. Main Topic: How to Decide on Your Next Project PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. Thi…
 
New Pricing: Shared Lodging $650 (Must sign up together.) Alumni/Patrons $775 Early Bird $800 (through January) Sleepy Bird $850 (through April) Regular All-Inclusive Price $900 (starts in May) https://valerieihsan.com/retreat (for more retreat information) https://patreon.com/valerieihsan (to get the patron price) valerie@valerieihsan.com (for que…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 93 of the podcast and it's November 30, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: Failing (in order to Succeed) PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored…
 
The Parable Arrows team has been blessed over the last few months by a number of talented individuals working behind the scenes to push our mission forward. One such person is Preston Bousley, a passionate film maker and freelancer. In this conversation, Preston and Josh cover the future of story telling, how Christians can continue to push creativ…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 92 of the podcast and it's November 23, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: Gratitude for the Author Life (plus Covers and Cohesion) PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 91 of the podcast and it's November 16, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: Nitty-gritty of self-publishing PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsor…
 
'I regard my seventh book, Curlews on Vulture Street ... as my first real writing. You know, this is the one I'm most proud of. It was the biggest challenge and the one I enjoyed the most.' Urban ecologist and noted bird guy Darryl Jones joins us to share his transition from popular science to narrative nonfiction writer. Darryl discusses the impor…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 90 of the podcast and it's November 9, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: Receiving Feedback PATREON: No new patrons this week, A big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by our patr…
 
I'M READING: South of the Buttonwood Tree by Heather Webber (magical realism) Erick's Reading: Dowery of Blood ST Gibson When Skippy Dies Interview with a vampire Shadow over innsmouth h.p. Lovecraft Resources: The Shades of Orange (Rachel, Book Blogger on YouTube) for book recommendations SF/Fantasy/Horror Contact Erick for business-starting advic…
 
Everything Everywhere All at Once is not a family friendly film. It has crass humor, dark themes, and a load of wacky violence that would make Grandma blush. And it is easily one of the best films that has been released in a number of years. This film is geared towards a mature audience and wrestles with ideas like the multiverse (no, not like Marv…
 
How do you work through a major edit on your book when you have a traumatic brain injury? And how do you write about the death of a loved one while you're grieving? Jackie Bailey, author of debut novel 'The Eulogy' and professional deathwalker, joins us to discuss her experience with both. Jackie Bailey is a professional writer and researcher and a…
 
Hello Writers and Crafters! I'm Valerie Ihsan, And I'm Erick Mertz, and this is Episode 88 of the podcast and it's October 19, 2022 as we record this. Main Topic: Submissions PATREON: No new patrons this weeks, but a big squeezy hug and Thank you to our existing patrons for believing in us and in the podcast. This podcast is sponsored by our patron…
 
This podcast is sponsored by our patrons at Patreon.com/valerieihsan. For as low as a $1/mo, you can get a shout out on the podcast, and we can make announcements for you on the podcast. At other tiers, the benefits increase--free books, accountability Zoom calls, scene analysis, mastermind calls, and even free Writer Craft retreat tickets. Become …
 
In this special episode of the Parable Arrows podcast, Josh and Femi are joined by their Dads! The four of them talk about story, why we should care about who or what is the hero of a story, and how parents with different convictions of what media is ok or not ok can come together to honor and love each other amidst there differences. Website: http…
 
Author Al Campbell joins us to discuss her debut book 'The Keepers,' a fictionalised account of her own life both as the mother of two autistic boys and the survivor of an abusive parent. Al shares the reasons behind her choice to write fiction instead of memoir, what people don't realise about the life of a full-time carer, and the struggle for di…
 
Still reading The Yard. Show Notes: How to set up a Patreon Page Patreon Header: defines what you do (Erick talks about his favorite elements of mystery, and why he’s including what he is for his Patrons.) Making sure you delight your readers/patrons/subscribers: use different tropes so no two stories are the same, back-to-back. Giving some variety…
 
Now a Dreamworks mega-franchise, How to Train Your Dragon started as a humble story of one young man, Hiccup, standing up for what was right and using his gifts in a community that didn't accept him for who he was. By embracing his skills, even though they were different than the norm of his community, Hiccup inspired lasting change for his friends…
 
Peter Bible Verses Google Slides Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HD_PoELDXpIrxT6rf_LdeIeCHGRgae9DSsshYzn9uh8/edit?usp=sharing Email: parablearrows@gmail.com Instagram / Facebook / TikTok: @parablearrows Website: https://www.parablearrows.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parablearrows Store: https://parablearrows.store/ Patreon:…
 
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