Comedy is Hard

Welcome to the podcast where we misquote actor Edwin Guinn and others when we say, “Life is easy. Comedy is hard.” We discuss our mutual work in progress (WIP), and we agree that while we got the “Rom” part right, we misfired on the “Com” part. How did that happen? And what can we doContinue reading “Comedy is Hard”

Storytelling

Busy writers podcast this week, so let’s dive in: Book covers w @99designs Editing with @RAPublishing Lessons learned from writing together The status of our individual WIPs Pixar Storytelling rules via @lawnrocket Karma. Be Kind. Always. Here’s the source of the Pixar storytelling rules. Listen to the podcast! Love it? Hate it? Let us knowContinue reading “Storytelling”

HEA and HFN

We chat about our current WIP and whether we should do a “Happily Ever After” versus “Happy For Now” kind of ending. Readers want both, often at the same time, which can lead to “interesting” sequels. Spoilers: Star Wars, The Godfather, The Matrix, and The Mummy (Brenden Frasier version, obv). We also announce a bigContinue reading “HEA and HFN”

Summer Reading

We chat about our summer reading experiences from younger days, plus we talk about our current projects and our thoughts about “assigned reading.” You’ll learn more about the teenage CC and JT than you probably want to know, but, hey, listening is free! Also on the menu: updates on our writing projects, including the numbersContinue reading “Summer Reading”

The Big 40

Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary with memories, laughs, and a few tears. CC and I chat about the good old days and what’s kept us together so far. There’s a little bit of writing stuff, too. Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA! LYL! (Free behind-the-scenes pictureContinue reading “The Big 40”

Multiverse

We attack the multiverse in this week’s podcast to answer the question: “Are we truly writing fiction?” Covered w Spoilers:The MCUBatmanStar TrekPleasantvilleBack to the FutureQuantum LeapSliding DoorsStranger Than FictionCarol Burnett Have a listen and let us know what you think. Comments Welcome! TIA! LYL!

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: 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”

Flashback Episode

No new podcasts this week due to Real Life events, so here’s a rewind on our most popular episodes. Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules for Good Writing” may be better than Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” Link We talk about jumping In Media Res (“in the middle”) of the action in yourContinue reading “Flashback Episode”

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