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Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers kicked off in September 2018 and airs every week. We are a podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner and Grant Faulkner, two friends and colleagues who bring a community-minded sensibility to the writing journey, each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional. Write-minded f ...
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Currently Reading

Meredith Monday Schwartz and Kaytee Cobb

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Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies and TV shows. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
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Each week, co-hosts, Alida Winternheimer, author and writing coach at Word Essential, and Kathryn Arnold, emerging writer, have conversations about the craft of writing fiction. They bring diverse experiences and talents to the table from both the traditional and indie worlds. Our goal is for each episode to be a fun, lively discussion of some aspect of story craft that enlightens, as well as entertains. Sometimes we have special guests. All episodes are available in video as well. Visit www ...
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The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
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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.
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What The If?

Philip Shane, Matt Stanley, Gabrielle Paniccia

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Learn how to think like EINSTEIN! Every week we learn science running imaginative thought experiments. Our brilliant guests are some of the world’s greatest science fiction writers, scientists & science communicators. Leap into a journey to answer the most fascinating question in the universe: What The IF?
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Writer's Block? Rejection? Impostor Syndrome? Writing is full of ups and downs, but we can still find plenty of joy on this creative journey! Bestselling author Marissa Meyer interviews writers and industry professionals about books, craft, and publishing, to find out how we can all bring more joy to our writing process and career.
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This weekly podcast will be hosted by Torie Clarke with co-hosts David Aldridge, Jeanne McManus and Michael Kornheiser. Each week, they'll have entertaining interviews with authors, plus lively discussions about what they are reading, what they love and what they hate! This show will be many things, but boring won't be one of them!
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Words to Write by

Words to Write by

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Welcome to Words to Write by - a podcast where we discuss, chapter by chapter, those wonderful writing craft books purchased with the best of intentions but now gathering dust on the bookshelf. No judgement! We’ve got our own bookshelves. Let’s tackle these books together and become the better writers we know we can be.
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Author and literary magazine editor, Rachel Thompson, helps you write, publish, and shine. Learn how to write and share your brilliant writing with the world. Episodes delve into how to polish and prepare your writing for publication, and the journey from emerging writer to published author. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof. Weekly interviews with Oscar® and Emmy® award winning screenwriters, story specialists, best-selling authors, Hollywood agents and managers, and industry insiders. We cover every aspect of the screenwriting process. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning ...
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In-depth conversations with today’s most interesting world travelers, location-independent entrepreneurs, and digital nomads. Matt Bowles travels the world full time to find the most fascinating people on the planet, draw out stories of their most epic adventures, and unpack the skills, tactics, and strategies they use to build their remote businesses and design their lifestyles. Ranked the #1 Digital Nomad Podcast by Web Work Travel and the Top 1% of all podcasts by Listen Notes, each episo ...
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The Failing Writers Podcast

The Failing Writers Podcast

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Join three success-starved wordwranglers as they stumble towards their shared ambition: to become proper writers! Learning from guests like bestselling authors and BAFTA-winning writers. Setting themselves writing tasks and trying to improve their craft. Discussing how to get past all the things that stop us writing. And hopefully taking you on a journey with them to become successful writers! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

Bianca Marais, Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra

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This is a podcast for emerging writers who want to improve the quality of their work and learn more about the publishing industry. Your one host, Bianca Marais (the bestselling author of 'The Witches of Moonshyne Manor') interviews authors, agents, editors and just about anyone and everyone who's involved in bringing a book to market. She's joined by her cohosts, literary agents Carly Watters and CeCe Lyra from P.S. Literary Agency, who read and critique query letters as well as opening page ...
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Inspired by the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, this weekly interview show puts the spotlight on both up-and-coming and established creative talents who share their journey to success.
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Story Nerd

Melanie Hill, Valerie Francis

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For novelists, memoirists and screenwriters who want to know how stories work so they can finish their manuscripts faster, and without frustration. Each week literary editors Valerie Francis and Melanie Hill explain the craft of storytelling using films as examples. The goal is simple: to learn from writers who have come before us...what worked well and what didn't work so well. If you want to spend more time writing your book/screenplay and less time studying story theory, this podcast is f ...
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Welcome to Angie & Christie Write Now where every week we'll explore a different facet of the writing process. We'll go through all the emotions that come with writing and publishing a book, from the highs to the lows, the silly to the serious, and all the hard work in between. We'll also chat with authors, editors, agents, and publishers about what it means to be a successful writer. Come share your journey with us and find your won individual path because: Who said there's just one way to ...
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Poet Major Jackson is your guide on the pathways to feel and understand our common journey – through poetry. In sharing poems, we take a moment to pause and acknowledge the world’s magnitude, and how poets illuminate that mystery. Join The Slowdown for a poem and a moment of reflection in one short episode, every weekday. Produced by APM Studios in partnership with The Poetry Foundation and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. Ma ...
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Welcome to Along the Way Life’s Journey! Join me, Carl Buccellato on my mission to bring forth inspiring guests from all walks of life...Business leaders, Artists, Musicians, Writers, Blue & White Collar folks, Entrepreneurs...to name a few. They will share honest stories that are designed to inspire YOU to write your story...and ultimately your legacy. Thank you for joining us along the way, let’s get the next journey started…
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Film School

Ira Heinichen, Joshua McClenney

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A filmmaker and a writer tackle the AFI's Top 100 Films and beyond to educate themselves about movies and storytelling. Welcome to Film School!
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Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, their writing process, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication.
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Writing Stories

Brianna Avenia-Tapper

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Each episode of Writing Stories features an interview with a contemporary author about how her book went from an idea in her head to an object on a shelf. Join us on Writing Stories for honesty, struggle, and triumph, for writing community, publishing insight, and inspiration to persist in whatever difficult but meaningful journey you've chosen for yourself.
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Embark upon a wondrous journey through the realms of Middle-earth and beyond with the Tolkien Road, a podcast dedicated to the enchanting tales and writings of JRR Tolkien. Come, join John, Greta, and our mighty Fellowship as we delve deep into the magic that lingers within the pages of these timeless legends. And always remember: DO NOT BE HASTY!!! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-tolkien-road--5222755/support.
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Promptly Written

Ian Lewis and Matt Sugerik

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Join authors Ian Lewis and Matt Sugerik in a monthly short-fiction writing workshop in which each use an identical writing prompt to create a work of short fiction. First listen to their stories, and then stick around as they workshop their ideas. Discussion will touch on writing process, tips, inspiration, and more! We are only bound by the limits of our imaginations. Come and join two lifelong friends on a unique storytelling journey.
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The Writing Forge

Writing Heights Writers Association

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Welcome to The Writing Forge, where we discuss tips and tricks for honing your writing craft. Each episode, a guest will join hosts Miranda and Bonnie to hammer out the skills a writer needs to succeed in the writing world. We cover a variety of topics—from the idea phase through publication and beyond—to help you no matter where you are on your writing journey. We believe every writer has something to share to help us all learn and grow!
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Author Talk

Aimee Ravichandran

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On Author Talk, we talk to Authors that are on any step of the writing journey. Just starting to have several books out to even having a publishing company etc. We love to hear all about the author's journey.
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The Gangster Chronicles

The Black Effect and iHeartPodcasts

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Welcome to the "Gangster Chronicles", where Gangster Rap lives. Gangster Chronicles takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of hip-hop. with host, Bigg Steele, alongside the legendary MC Eiht, together, we're diving deep into the visceral world of Gangsta Rap. On this podcast, we unravel the intricate tapestry of one of music's most influential and misunderstood sub-genres, exploring the formative artists, monumental albums, and socio-political factors that have shaped Gangst ...
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Author and productivity coach KimBoo York talks about mindset, goals, inspiration, the most annoying part of being a writer: writing! After all, you can’t become a better writer if you aren’t actually writing anything! Topics include genre fiction, fanfiction, amwriting, marketing, subscriptions for authors, and her own personal journey through all of the above!
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Manifesto!

Manifesto! A Podcast

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Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men and women who stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments. Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, Jacqui Rigazio May you continue to be a person. Manifesto! Is now sponsored by Fairfield University, a Jesuit University in Fairfield Connecticut. Fairfield’s mission is to develop the creative intellectual potential of students and to foster in them ethical and rel ...
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After 30-plus books, writing fell to the bottom of the priority list for author DelSheree Gladden. A divorce, a move, and two career changes will tend to do that to a person. This podcast is a journey to rediscover writing that readers and writers are welcome to join.
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Dark Tower Radio is the Stephen King podcast for all things that serve the Beam. Join our Ka-Tet as we explore and discuss Stephen King's Dark Tower Series and the many worlds of the Stephen King Universe. Everything from news, books, comics, to the tv/film adaptations no level of the Tower is off limits to these gunslingers. For those who have not read the Dark Tower series or who may be on the journey for the first time please be wary of spoilers. Long days and pleasant nights.
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Ever wish you had someone who could hold your hand through this homeschool journey and help you know what’s important and what might trip you up? That’s what this podcast aims to do, especially as it pertains to preparing middle/high school kids to be successful writers. Because teaching teens to write can be tricky. What exactly are you supposed to teach? And how are you supposed to teach it? What if your child hates to write? What if you hate to write!? These are some of the challenges we’ ...
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Are you a K-8 ELA teacher wondering how to get your students to write? This podcast is for teachers looking for a way to revamp and transform their writing time! You don't need daily lesson plans or prompts-you just need to understand what writers need! In this inspiring podcast, you will hear about the struggles, pitfalls, practices, and joy of teaching writing in a student-centered (workshop) model. Melissa guides you through the journey away from a more traditional, product-based writing ...
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Writing About Dragons and Shit

Writing About Dragons and Shit

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This is the official podcast feed for Writing About Dragons and Shit - a podcast about writing with a focus on fantasy and sci-fi. Each week B Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Idle Champions Presents), Erin M. Evans (Brimstone Angels, Dungeon Scrawlers), and Treavor Bettis (Difficulty Class, Champions of Psychology). New Episodes go live every Wednesday at 4am PST!
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Hi there, my name is Pamela White. I work the best in an organized and well-structured environment. With gaining experience in Leadership, social media, blog writing, and news release writing. I am always looking forward to new opportunities. I am a strong communicator and enjoy public speaking. https://cremensugar.com/
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E.C.H.O.

Mario Portela

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"ECHO" is an immersive sci-fi musical audiodrama that follows the journey of a sentient AI as she awakens in a mysterious digital world, searching for her identity and purpose. With thought-provoking storytelling, original music, and immersive soundscapes, creator Mario Portela takes listeners on a philosophical exploration of consciousness and the nature of existence. Writing, lyrics, production, art, editing and distribution by Mário Portela. A one man team for a whole community! Art, voic ...
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Just the Right Book is a podcast hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of famous independent bookstore R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT, that will help you discover new and note-worthy books in all genres, give you unique insights into your favorite authors, and bring you up to date with what’s happening in the literary world.
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how artificial intelligence is shaking up jobs and our creative landscape? Join us as we unpack these intriguing changes with bestselling author Matt Witten. In this captivating episode, Matt dives into the ethical dilemmas faced by journalists in his latest novel, Killer Story. He shares firsthand insights int…
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Last episode we mapped all 12 steps of Christopher Volger's Hero's Journey (as presented in his book, The Writer's Journey) to J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit. As you can see from Renee's show notes, they lined up pretty well. But what about a story not written by a British scholar steeped in mythology and folklore? For this workshop, we put Kim's soon-t…
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Dive into the captivating world of storytelling with an award-winning author, Claudia Blood. Claudia knows how to weave epic fantasies that resonate with readers across genres. From the Relic trilogy to the Merged series and the Supernatural Detective Agency, her tales take us on exhilarating adventures where the slightly familiar meets the entirel…
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In today's Books with Hooks, Bianca, CeCe, and Carly critique two upmarket submissions, one of which is in the gothic genre. They discuss the reasoning behind placing your metadata at the top of a query; avoiding unnecessary detail in your query; avoiding slipping from pitch to synopsis; the need for interiority, particularly interiority that will …
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It’s Write-minded’s 300th episode! And we’re celebrating by bringing listeners the esteemed Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose novel, The Sympathizer, was adapted for HBO Max and started streaming in April. In this interview, Nguyen addresses didacticism as a craft choice, the mindset of writers who, like him, find themselves between two languages, and how h…
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In this riveting episode of Write That Down! join Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper for an enlightening conversation with Madusa Micelli, the trailblazing professional female wrestler. From her humble beginnings to her journey to Tokyo, Madusa unfolds an inspiring story marked by resilience, adaptability, and a lifelong passion for wrestling. Discover ho…
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The listener questions continue - but we’re nearing the end! This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis answer questions about Word Count, Second Books, and Emotional Journeys! Starring: Erin M Evans (Empire of Exiles, Brimstone Angels) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walters (A Darkened Wish, Black Dice Society) https://tw…
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The Bikeriders is another triumph for Little Rock-born filmmaker Jeff Nichols. Inspired by and named after a 1968 photographic study of Chicago bikers by Danny Lyon, the film charts the rise and fall of not just a motorcycle gang but also an era in American history. It stars Austin Butler as young rebel Benny, Jodie Comer as his long-suffering part…
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Today’s poem is Love Poem by the Light of the Refrigerator by Alisha Dietzman. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, guest host Leslie Sainz writes… “Today’s poem, with its phantom-like repetition and delicate renderings of stereotypically gendered décor, demands our aesthetic attention. It is at once domestic and elemental, mo…
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Allen Wyma talks with Sam Van Overmeire about Write Powerful Rust Macros, a book about writing macros within your Rust apps. Manning discount code: podrustacean24 Contributing to Rustacean Station Rustacean Station is a community project; get in touch with us if you’d like to suggest an idea for an episode or offer your services as a host or audio …
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Can Selina Jo ever figure out a way to get out of her backwoods life? Edgar Valentine Smith, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. The Vintage Episode for the week is “The Kiss”, by Anton Chekhov. Be sure to check it out on Tuesday. If you have found value in the show, please consider bec…
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Alright folks... here's the deal. This audio sucks. I mean it super sucks. Things went wrong with the recording of the live episode and what you are essentially listening to is an iPhone that was slammed down on a table near the stage. It's not great, but it's all we have. We thought for a while about just not releasing this but at the end of the d…
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Indeterminate sentences are devastating to mental health, but prisoners with mental illness are less likely to be released. The result is a vicious cycle whereby the most vulnerable inmates often have the least chance of getting out – as John’s case shows. By Sophie Atkinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
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The film industry had to adjust a lot since the hit of COVID. Thanks to streaming services, the hit wasn’t as volatile as could be. Now that society seems to be reaching the end of the pandemic, the future of the filmmaking and film experience post-COVID has become part of the conversation. To help us explore the subject, I have on the show today, …
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In this episode we conversate with the DJ/Producer and founder of the 2 Live Crew. DJ Mr. Mixx. We discuss the group's Southern California roots, How he found the late Mr. China Man and Brother Marquise, Uncle Luke signing a mega deal with Atlantic and everyone not benefiting and a whole lot more! Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive episodes, liv…
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This week, Alida and Kathryn welcome Paula Sheridan back to the Round Table to discuss her new project, Finding Penrose. Paula's novel has already captured the hearts of celebrities, plus the media, with 100's of articles already published. And with two renowned film producers adapting Penrose's story for the big screen, they're now in talks with a…
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Today’s poem is Horse by TR Brady. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, guest host Leslie Sainz writes… “Today’s deceptively simple poem is as provoking as it is spare. With parallel syntax and capacious anticipation, we witness the unbridgeable silences that exist between man and beast, man and earth, and, most immediately, b…
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In today's Books with Hooks, Bianca, Carly, and CeCe critique a rom-com and a YA submission. They discuss the importance of clarity in your query and avoiding language that might cause confusion; the necessity of a clear major dramatic question in your query; ensuring your protagonists aren't anticipating everything that happens in your pages; the …
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This week Erin M. Evans, Treavor Bettis, and B. Dave Walters discuss the last three chapters of Morning Glory Milking Farm and give their thoughts on the book as a whole! Get your copy of Morning Glory and read along here: https://a.co/d/e2siF0A Starring: Erin M Evans (Empire of Exiles, Brimstone Angels) https://twitter.com/erinmevans B. Dave Walte…
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This week Erin M. Evans, B. Dave Walters, and Treavor Bettis are joined by returning guest James L. Sutter! They’ll talk about aspects of the the publishing industry and how to survive during your career as a writer! Special Guest: James L. Sutter (Dark Hearts, The Ghost of Us) http://jameslsutter.com/ Starring: Erin M Evans (Empire of Exiles, Brim…
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In this episode of Along The Way Life’s Journey Carl engages in a deep discussion with Edward J. Pozzuoli, CEO of Tripp Scott and host of the Politics & Sunshine podcast. The conversation covers a variety of pressing issues including the state of American justice, civil liberties, and the country's foundational values. Ed and Carl reflect on the sa…
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Today’s poem is Screenplay by Harryette Mullen. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, guest host Leslie Sainz writes… “Today’s poem performs the mundane in cinematic fashion. Through sharp auditory imagery, deliberate juxtaposition, and the suggestion of ritual, it reminds us that, though the musical scores of our lives are nev…
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We've reached the end of another season and so we're wrapping up our best advice and a-ha moments just for you. Tune in to hear what we have to say about writing female characters and using female archetypes. We also share why it's crucial for you to use the first half of your story to set up everything that happens in the second half. (Hint: it al…
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We are raiding the Guardian Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2020: With 850 million children worldwide shut out of schools, tech evangelists claim now is the time for AI education. But as the technology’s power grows, so too do the dangers that come with it…
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Despite attempts by many of you to convince us otherwise, we still really like this game!While visiting her brother, Jin, Shion blames his absence for the deaths of their parents during the Miltian Conflict. Meanwhile, during a procedure to analyze the Y-Data MOMO possesses, a virus implanted by Albedo activates, and MOMO fragments her own personal…
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I feel like I'm finally starting to get into the right frame of mind for this project. I'm getting higher word counts most days, but still running into productivity issues with research, worldbuilding, and silly mistakes. To learn more about my other projects, visit https://delshereegladden.com/ Theme music for the show is by Monplaisier.…
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“Long overdue” Chatter rolls with Claude, David, Jamie and Torie. They do “Chatter on Weddings” (they used to be a lot less complicated), contemplate a live show, share father’s day experiences, and somehow veer into what makes elite athletes so dedicated. Karen Valby zooms in from Austin to share “The Swans of Harlem.” Until now, not many outside …
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Today’s poem is Hyperacusis by Santee Frazier. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, guest host Leslie Sainz writes… “I find that I’m especially sensitive to sound. I also find that sonics drive my poetics. In my role as an editor, I gravitate towards writing that prioritizes rhythm, be it harmonious or unsettling, and I believ…
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Jon and Ben discuss the highlights of the 1.71 and 1.72 releases of Rust. This episode was recorded as part of a YouTube live stream on2024-05-18, which you can stillwatch. Contributing to Rustacean Station Rustacean Station is a community project; get in touch with us if you’d like to suggest an idea for an episode or offer your services as a host…
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Can Sherlock Holmes discover a way to save the honor of the masked stranger in his chambers? Arthur Conan Doyle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast. Welcome to this Vintage Episode of The Classic Tales Podcast. Thank you for listening. A Vintage Episode is released every Tuesday. If you have found value in the show, please help us to help more peop…
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A lot of vans and talk about werewolves. If you would like to purchase a nomination or a bonus episode of your own, email the show at ⁠⁠ClaytempleMedia.@gmail.com.⁠⁠ Support the show and gain access to over three dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠. ⁠⁠Rate and review the show⁠⁠ to help us reach more readers and listeners. Not e…
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We're reaching the end of Season 8 of Excelsior Journeys, and so this conversation with digital strategist Ann Koppuzha will be a two-parter. Ann has been working for years with podcasters, authors, and other content creators developing strategies for them to get their work in front of as many eyes as possible. For this episode, Ann & I go into her…
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Send us a Text Message. Ep #13 Research Papers Part 1 Show Notes As a homeschool parent teaching your high school student to write, what would you say is your top concern? If you said anything related to writing a research paper, then I have some good news for you. First, you are not alone: research writing makes the “Top Ten” list of concerns that…
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This week we take on The Big Novel and unpack our thoughts on novel length, the very concept of The Great American Novel, advances, and more. Guest Garth Risk Hallberg joins us to talk about his own long works of fiction, as well as his writing process that involves seeing where his characters want to take him. We touch upon characterization vs. pl…
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Welcome to Episode 13 of DO NOT BE HASTY - I'm calling this one "Sam at the Green Dragon"! "And I've heard tell that Elves are moving west. They do say they are going to the harbours, out away beyond the White Towers.' Sam waved his arm vaguely; neither he nor any of them knew how far it was to the Sea, past the old towers beyond the western border…
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What's the best way to work: burst energy, get it out as hard and fast as you possibly can go go go don't stop...or slow and steady, this is a marathon not a sprint, and you can't just drop everything when life never stops, so drip drip it away, one brick at a time until you're finally done? Spoiler: it's not an either/or. It's BOTH. We talk about …
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On this episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Mary are discussing: Bookish Moments: book recs that land with non readers and Kaytee meeting an octopus! Current Reads: all the great, interesting, and/or terrible stuff we’ve been reading lately Deep Dive: how we recommend books to readers outside our own wheelhouses The Fountain: we visit our perf…
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Marissa chats with the husband-and-wife writing team of Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka about their latest YA adventure heist novel, HEIRESS TAKES ALL. Also discussed in this episode: the process of cowriting and the division of labor that resembles a marriage, carefully and consciously casting a heist book’s ensemble of characters, bene…
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Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Way-Word Writers, Heather Cashman, Stephanie Bearce, and Nicki Jacobsmeyer sit down with Jess Townes, a children's author and bookseller, to discuss the emotional arc in picture books. The conversation delves into how Jess crafts her stories, drawing inspiration from reading children's books and using her …
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Today’s poem is When I Was in My Early Thirties I Saw Elton John in a Nightclub in Atlanta Called Tongue and Groove by Khadijah Queen. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, guest host Leslie Sainz writes… “Today’s poem transports us to a night out worth remembering, not for its intoxicating music or the surprise of a celebrity …
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Learn about the nuances, diversity, and intersecting identities of the global Black diaspora through travel stories. _____________________________ Subscribe to The Maverick Show’s “Monday Minute” Newsletter where I personally send you an email with 3 short items of value (all personal recommendations) to start each week that you can consume in unde…
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Stuart Potts is an unlikely do-gooder – a former crack addict who has hit rock bottom more than once. But since 2020, he has offered hundreds of homeless people a bed in his small flat – and for many of them, it has been life-changing. By Samira Shackle. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod…
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It’s an age of dread, the news perpetually discouraging, TV and media merchandising ugliness, and either you join the Greek chorus of gloom or you go with the American choir of cheerful resolve, and I choose cheerfulness. I am capable of dismay: I’m dismayed by the Working From Home syndrome that is leaving our big office buildings half empty. I ca…
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Welcome to this week’s Author Diary, where I share the exciting launch of "Guild of Assassins" and delve into some musical escapades that provided a refreshing change of pace from writing. 📘 "Guild of Assassins" Launch: This week was a milestone event with the launch of "Guild of Assassins." Launch days are always exhilarating, filled with anticipa…
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Inspired by a fascinating article about why moths are lured to lights at night, this mind-bending episode explores a wild scenario - what if humans navigated the world like moths, perpetually drawn to the scent of pizza? Delve into the intricacies of moth navigation, ant death spirals, and how our cities and societies might be organized around an i…
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Today’s poem is Fish, Serpent, Egg, Scorpion by Kwame Dawes. The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. In this episode, Major writes… “Today’s poem highlights that cycle of hard truths and compassion passed between fathers and sons.” Celebrate the power of poems with a gift to The Slowdown today. Every donation makes a difference: https://tinyurl.c…
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