How We Feel

The endless saga of our flooded basement gives us fodder for this week’s podcast. Long story short: we’re sore. We talk about how the natural process of aging and Life takes a physical toll on our quality of life, and how we as writers can use these experiences to shape our characters. We also discussContinue reading “How We Feel”

Podcast: Hell Week

We return from our podcast hiatus to talk about our emotional roller-coaster Hell Week, and the associated life changes happening in and around The Worldwide Headquarters: Our daughter’s surgery.Saying goodbye to Mia.Verbal Tics.Retirement.My next book (good news!).Book sale success.Patreon.Spring in Nevada.“Our Flag Means Death”.The Beatles and “Get Back”.Recurring themes in Korean dramas and rom-coms.Common traitsContinue reading “Podcast: Hell Week”

Podcast: Elmore Leonard’s Rules

The one where CC and I chat about Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules for Good Writing:” Never open a book with weather. Avoid prologues. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue. Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said”…he admonished gravely. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no moreContinue reading “Podcast: Elmore Leonard’s Rules”

Podcast: Happy New Year 2021

The one where we wrap up our year in Podcasting by discussing our most listened to podcasts, plus:-Betty White, of course-Pandemic & Diabetes (fun stuff!)-WIPs and writing-Nevada history and sports-Tool Time!-40 years ago today-A great burrito Podcasts discussed:Our first podcast Writers and RealityThe Flawed ProtagonistIn Media Res Have a listen and let us know whatContinue reading “Podcast: Happy New Year 2021”

Drowning in Kool-Aid

“The phrase can…used…to indicate that one has embraced a particular philosophy or perspective.Alice: Hey, did you hear that Joe is working on the Nader campaign?Bob: Yeah, he really drank the Kool-Aid on that one.”Reference: Urban Dictionary This post will be outside my comfort zone as I usually don’t talk about work. Listeners of “The CCContinue reading “Drowning in Kool-Aid”

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