Podcast: Epiphany

This week’s writers’ podcast is a deep dive into “Romance is a Bonus Book,” and how this excellent series got us thinking about the choices we’ve made. We chat about the power you have over your life and the key question: “Who am I?”. Big-time spoilers. We may have shotgunned a gallon of coffee beforeContinue reading “Podcast: Epiphany”

Podcast: Mother’s Day Therapy

CC and I do online therapy in talking about our mothers and our upbringing, and we discuss how writers can use their parental relationships in their writing. Family-related triggers in this one. Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA and LYL!

Podcast: Stupid Romance

This week focuses on two important writers’ subjects:-The challenges and benefits of implicit bias in fiction.-CC’s and my favorite formula in fiction: stupid romance. We pull in Love Actually, Star Wars, Easter, the weather, and coming of age stories. Have a listen! We’d love to hear what you think via our comments page, even ifContinue reading “Podcast: Stupid Romance”

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: Seasons

Happy Spring! CC and I discuss how Seasons can form themes in your books:Spring = RebirthSummer = Lust & LoveFall = The Best Season?Winter = Family and Coming of Age (Bonus: Hear me forget our anniversary!) Have a listen and let us know what you think. Also this week: the podcast series on how IContinue reading “Podcast: Seasons”

Podcast: Irish Themes

Last week, we sent you a verbal postcard of Ireland. This week, we watched six productions placed in The Auld Country of Ireland, and we discuss the use of common themes through these films: Darby O’Gill and the Little PeopleThe Quiet ManDerry GirlsBrooklynDancing at LughnasaThe Boxer Have a listen and feel free to push backContinue reading “Podcast: Irish Themes”


As we writers do, we make plans to take over the world. That’s a gentle way of saying we tend to dream big: we will write our Great American Novel, we will sell thousands of copies, and the movie studios will pound a path to our doors with the usual “rich and famous” contract. Alas,Continue reading “Patreon”

Podcast: Romance Mish-Mash

Today was a “stream of unconsciousness” podcast from CC and me. Most of it is “Romance is What You Make of It” and “The Elements of Romance in Writing.” Focusing on the writing part, CC and I agree that the main elements of romance writing, maybe even the hearts, is conflict, confusion, and the lackContinue reading “Podcast: Romance Mish-Mash”

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”

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