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Entertaining, actionable advice on craft, productivity and creativity for writers in all genres, hosted by Jessica Lahey (freelancer, essayist and NYT best-selling author of "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Children Can Succeed", KJ Dell'Antonia (NYT contributor and former editor; her novel, The Chicken Sisters, debuts in June 2020, How to Be a Happier Parent is available now) and Sarina Bowen (USA today best-selling author of more than 30 romance novels).
 
Every week, join award-winning narrator B.J. Harrison as he narrates the greatest stories the world has ever known. From the jungles of South America to the Mississippi Delta, from Victorian England to the sands of the Arabian desert, join us on a fantastic journey through the words of the world's greatest authors. Critically-acclaimed and highly recommended for anyone who loves a good story with plenty of substance.
 
If you want to know how bestselling authors find the time to write their books, the methods they use to be productive and how they find their ideas you will love this podcast. Writing coach Azul Terronez shares interviews with clients such as Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income, Jon Vroman, of the Front Row Factor, and Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom, Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies. Learn from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling authors. Want to get behind th ...
 
‘Get To The Good Part’ is a podcast driven by a deep love and appreciation for Ernest Cline’s books “Ready Player One” and “Ready Player Two.” We started the show with the premise that there were Gunters like us out there on the hunt for more. What we found was a passionate community who welcomed our humble podcast with open arms. Thanks for tuning in to our podcast. Now, let’s Get to the Good Part!
 
Hot and Bothered is all about the power of romance novels. In Season 3, On Eyre, we’re taking a close look at one of the world’s most famous romance novels: Jane Eyre. Each week, Vanessa Zoltan and Lauren Sandler will read through the book and ask themselves the question 'is this still a story for our time?' Episodes release weekly on Fridays.
 
In each episode, Patrick Hamilton and Gena Radcliffe unpack all the gory details of horror cinema's least discussed topic: the characters. From Friday the 13th to Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond, our mission is to detail each hack, slash, and decapitation in the hopes that a victim's untimely end is just the beginning of the jokes we can make about them.
 
Light-hearted conversation about language change, debates, and differences, as well as new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional dialects, word games, grammar, books, literature, writing, and more. Listeners of all backgrounds can join author/journalist Martha Barnette and linguist/lexicographer Grant Barrett on the show with their language thoughts, questions, and stories: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. C ...
 
Silver Award Winner for Most Original Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2018. The Poetry Exchange shares the conversations we have with people about a poem that has been a friend to them. In each episode you will hear an individual talking about a poem that has been a friend to them, as well as the ‘gift’ recording of the poem that has been made for them, in response to their story of connection with the poem. Our podcast features conversations with people from many walks of life, as wel ...
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond me ...
 
Whether you're a big juicy book worm or you want to include more reading into your life, the podcast book club is the place. Read the book club selections then join Jessie Stephens and a host of her Mamamia guests as they dive between the pages of some brilliant, (and not so brilliant) reads. Should you recommend it to a friend or forget it ever happened? Listen in as we debate the works.
 
Holy motherforking shirtballs! This is the official comedy and entertainment podcast for NBC's TV show The Good Place. Subscribe and you'll get weekly behind-the-scenes stories, episode and performance insights and funny anecdotes. Hosted by actor Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) with a rotating slate of co-hosts and special guests, including actors, writers, producers and more, this podcast takes a deep dive into everything on- and off-screen. Follow: @nbcthegoodplace NBC Entertainment Podcast Net ...
 
Do you want to share your story, earn more money and make an impact with your writing? You're in the right place. On the Become a Writer Today podcast, Bryan Collins interviews creatives and best-selling authors. He profiles their writing processes, so you can learn about everything from writing your book to building a profitable creative business. Subscribe today!
 
Was the name signed to the world's most famous plays and poems a pseudonym? Was the man from Stratford that history attributed the work to even capable of writing them? Who was Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, and is there any chance he was the actual author of those legendary works? Who WAS the writer behind the pen name "William Shakespeare?" Join Steven Sabel of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship as he and his fellow Oxfordians set out to answer all of those questions and many more on ...
 
This is a show for down-to-earth entrepreneurs who want to use social media to market your biz, but you might need a little help. Every week, we’ll be dropping a new episode with actionable tips for making the most of the time you spend on social. You'll hear stories from other entrepreneurs who are bumping and grinding just like yourself, and we’ll chat about the best ways you can share your story on social (while keeping your sanity). Connect with Kinsey at feelgoodsocial.com or @feelgoods ...
 
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Scarlett Jacques is the girl everyone wants to be – charismatic, wealthy and desirable but also dangerous and manipulative. She's the coolest kid at Maypole House, a secondary college for the offspring of the wealthy. When she befriends teenage mother Talullah Murray, things get weird.When Talullah suddenly goes missing, her mother Kim is thrown in…
 
In today's episode, get a peek into an actual coaching conversation with Shoshana since her concerns are also similar to many other writers who are starting on this journey. Most writers spend too much time living in their head that they end up not knowing what to actually write about. Hopefully, after listening to this episode, you will be inspire…
 
Lilly Dancyger is the author of Negative Space, a reported and illustrated memoir selected by Carmen Maria Machado as a winner of the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards. Lilly is also the editor of Burn It Down, a critically acclaimed anthology of essays on women's anger. Her writing has been published by Guernica, Lit Hub, The Washington Pos…
 
Ep 256E In a world where there is so much negativity, we need to focus on the positive things in our lives -- especially when life is going well! God has good plans in mind for us, and when we look for the good in our lives, we tend to find it. What's going great in your life? Celebrate it!By WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast: Write a Book
 
Vanessa and Lauren slow down again to look closely at just one chapter - chapter four of Jane Eyre. They discuss Mr. Brocklehurst and his Christianity, Jane’s powerful use of her own voice, and what Gateshead Hall represents in the context of the larger book. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We love it when a plan comes together - and that’s exactly what happens in Season 2, Episode 7 of HANNIBAL! One FBI agent-in-training comes out of a hole while Dr. Chilton digs himself into a larger one. Along the way, we debate Alana’s dating strategies, discuss everyone’s crisis of confidence vs. the ability to admit when you’re wrong, and we han…
 
With guidance from Oren, this session will let you experiment with ways to find a genuine sense of kindness for yourself and for others. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Practicing Kindness,” or click the link for the ‘Kindness: Ted Lasso Style’ singles meditation pack: https://10percenthappier.app.link/Ki…
 
The mystery of the Hollow Needle comes to its shocking conclusion. Maurice Leblanc, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. Thank you to all of our financial supporters. We couldn’t do this without you. We really try make your support worth your while. Think of all the stuff you’ve learned,…
 
In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael Herron talks about what she’s found to be the best platform-building tools for writers. Also covered: Turning your book into a screenplay What if your book just isn’t as strong as you’d like yet How do you handle not being historically accurate? Go HERE to get Rachael to be your mini-coach! See acast.com/privacy …
 
Subjects covered Before becoming a writer, Elizabeth Gonzalez James was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, StorySouth, PANK, and elsewhere, and have received numerous Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Currently she is a regular contributor to…
 
Sometimes writing is hard, y’all. Well, mostly it’s hard (and it’s a fun job and we enjoy it)—but sometimes you’re just really stuck and you don’t know why. You need help—and we’ve got books that offer it. In our new summer series, The Working Bookshelf, KJ and guest host Jennie Nash pull their favorite writing books off the shelf and debate: which…
 
Every story has an ending. Today, The Losers' Club returns with the third and final installment in their audio drama/parody Castle Rock Season 3, Episode 1. This fiery chapter finds Stephen King's deadliest villains bringing an all-out war to the rustic streets of his titular town. Rest assured, blood will be split, buildings will burn, and Cujo wi…
 
"Stationary" and "stationery" have the same ultimate origin, but they evolved to have different meanings and one became tied to paper goods. Also, a recent survey in the UK highlighted pronunciations that annoy people. We look at which ones and why. THIS WEEK ONLY: Make a donation up to $1,000 at Donors Choose, and I'll match it until we reach our …
 
In this episode, Ana Sampson talks with us about the poem that has been a friend to her – 'The Republic of Motherhood' by Liz Berry.Ana Sampson is a highly accomplished poetry editor. She has edited 8 poetry anthologies including 'Night Feeds and Morning Songs: Honest, fierce and beautiful poems about motherhood', as well as 'She is Fierce' and 'Sh…
 
Amanda and Jenn discuss stories about male friendship, arranged marriages, paranormal mysteries, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked. Follow the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. For listener feedback and questions, as well as a complete list of books discussed in this episode, visit our website. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
I've read a few books about productivity and work that have radically changed how I think about finding time to work and creative projects. One of those books is Getting Things Done by David Allen, and it made a significant impact on how I think about work. In this week's interview, David discusses how your mind is for having ideas, not for holding…
 
Alexia Vernon joined me on this week’s episode as she talks about her book, “Step Into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World,” her journey from a shy girl to a successful keynote speaker, and how she’s grappled with her recent diagnosis. What We Discuss with Alexia Vernon: Hobbyist vs. professional speaker Which com…
 
Remember those easy video content ideas I promised you in Episode 77? Here they are! Today, I'm sharing TEN video content ideas (although I might have missed the third video idea I wanted to share: Stop-Motion Videos - but you can see an example of that one here!) that you can easily create for social media. Psst... you don't even need to actually …
 
I've been hammered with good and bad news this week and I'm kind of shell shocked. So this is a bit rambling. You've been warned. Twitch schedule for week of July 19-24: M. CANCELED (because look at Tuesday!) T. 1pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart T. 3pm ISBW with Tobias Buckell T. (evening TBD) with MATT F'N WALLACE to celebrate the launch of S…
 
Scholar, musician, activist, raconteur and polemicist, Edward Said was one of the most celebrated and controversial intellectuals of the last century. Drawing extensively on interviews and archival research, professor Timothy Brennan provides the first full account of the many faceted life and mind of a uniquely inspiring and talented individual. T…
 
Steven welcomes Dublin-based lawyer, Rosemary O'Laughlin, to the series to discuss her discovery of what she believes are Oxfordian allusions contained within Irish playwright Brian Friel's play, "Translations." Rosemary is also the winner of the 2019 "Who Wrote Shakespeare?" Video Contest, as well as one of the social media managers of the De Vere…
 
It can be incredibly frustrating when life-changing, world-changing concepts such as compassion and kindness are often presented as cliches, because scientific research strongly suggests that learning how to practice compassion -- through meditation and other modalities -- can genuinely change your life. And enough of us did it, it could maybe chan…
 
Thomas is Director of Development for Los Angeles-based production company Branded Pictures Entertainment and talks to Write On’s Phil Galasso about what the company looks for in a screenplay. "I think the [scripts] that really stand out are when something is sort of attacked in a very different way in a singular voice. That's something that you ca…
 
Bypassing the fact that a lot of people think that competent women are Mary Sues, we talk about what happens when your characters ARE overpowered, and how to handle their conflicts. Twitch schedule for week of July 19-24: M. CANCELED (because look at Tuesday!) T. 1pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart T. 3pm ISBW with Tobias Buckell T. (evening TBD…
 
John and Craig hint at the best ways to tease expectations in their discussion of foreshadowing. They take a look at popular examples, the difference between foreshadow and symbolism, and techniques for executing it well. We answer listener questions on bad premieres, bad bosses, and good home theatre set-ups. We also double-down on on our pro-spoi…
 
Ron Nyren’s The Book of Lost Light—winner of Black Lawrence Press’s 2019 Big Moose Prize and finalist in the 2020 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction—tells the story of Joseph Kylander, whose childhood in early 20th-century San Francisco has been shaped by his widowed father’s obsessive photographic project and by his headstro…
 
Wanna start incorporating videos into your social media but not sure how? Girl I gotchu! On today’s episode, I’m sharing my favorite tips, tools and types of content you can use to create killer videos starting this week! I cover: + Reasons why you need to be sharing video content + The only real physical tool you need to create videos (hint hint: …
 
The craving, complaining, and comparing voice in our heads can be the source of incalculable suffering, but is it all bad? And are there ways to talk to yourself that can turn your inner voice into a powerful ally? Ethan Kross is a Professor in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business and the aut…
 
In this episode, I catch up with TEDx speaker and author Dai Manuel. Dai brings to his work his personal story of the challenges he overcame to become a wellness coach and run a multimillion-dollar business. Dai explains how, when he started to bring more vulnerability into his writing, everything changed for him. His coaching clients increased, an…
 
She sells seashells by the seashore. Who is the she in this tongue twister? Some claim it's the young Mary Aning, who went on to become a famous 19th-century British paleontologist. Dubious perhaps, but the story of her rise from seaside salesgirl to renowned scientist is fascinating. Also: countless English words were inspired by Greek and Roman m…
 
Award-winning author Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Cheryl Akle talk about being Lebanese-Australians, their parallel stories, and the normalised compromises migrants make to fit in. This is an important conversation about the lack of humanity Arabs are given and reclaiming that for their children. Ahmad’s latest novel, The Other Half of You, is out no…
 
Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Losers recapping episodes seven and eight of Apple TV+'s Lisey's Story -- specifically, “No Light, No Spark” and "Lisey's Story". Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/thebarrens and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Insta…
 
I'm behind on posting these, but this was right after we got back from our Buffalo trip to see the in-laws for the first time since Christmas, '19. I'm a bit scattered but I'm here! I Should Be Writing credits: production by Summer Brooks, theme song by John Anealio, art by Numbers Ninja, site design by Clockpunk Studio and hosted by Libsyn. July 8…
 
This week, host Rumaan Alam talks to photographers James and Karla Murray, who are on a mission to capture the unique charm of New York City’s storefronts and advocate for small businesses. In the interview, James and Karla explain what it was like to teach themselves the basics of photography while juggling multiple jobs. They also discuss the pro…
 
Shaena Lambert on how Petra Kelly's post-war coming-of-age in Germany inspired her new novel Petra, Premier Andrew Furey, author of Hope in the Balance, takes The Next Chapter's version of the Proust Questionnaire, Darrel McLeod on Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, Roz Nay on her sophomore psychological thriller Hurry Home and Sheena Kamal talks ab…
 
It may be programmed in BASIC but this episode is totally demonic as we upload 1981’s EVILSPEAK into your hard drive with the help of Haunting Season’s Josh Bragg! Along the way, we ask if your curse hangs in the RAM, wonder why Clint Howard was forced to buy your own toupee, enter the Aardvark Academy, consider bootlegging our own holy water, list…
 
Too many expectations can lead to disappointment. This meditation helps you avoid preconceived notions and see what is already there. About Joseph Goldstein: Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot. In the 1970's, he co-…
 
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