What made us want to write, imitating others, and the spectrum of writers


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By Aaron Armstrong, Dave Schroeder, and Barnabas Piper. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

There's often something that triggers a writer's desire to write—even if that something is as simple as reading a book and saying, "I can do better than that." So what were some of those moments for Barnabas and Aaron? That's our conversation on the show today. Listen in as we discuss:

  • What made us want to write in the first place
  • What authors do we look to for inspiration
  • Who we think are good and great writers that are producing material right now
  • Do we ever imitate other writers—and should we?
  • Is it possible for a good writer to become a great one?
  • The strangest review of the show we've seen recently

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