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!
We take on passion and energy of Fan Fiction this week:-The history of fan fiction with a nod to the Bard, Dickens, and writers in the modern age.-The challenges and minefields about writing in the Internet Age.-And the strengths and weaknesses of being a FanFic writer. We recognize this is a sensitive subject for manyContinue reading “Podcast: FanFic”
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”
The one where we chat about banning books in school districts: the reasons, the possible motivations, and the downstream dangers. We start with Art Spiegelman’s Maus and other classics in American literature including To Kill A Mockingbird, Lolita, and 1984. We have passionate opinions and that energy comes through. Here you go! Let us knowContinue reading “Podcast: Banning Books”
The one where we discuss baseball writing, and how the enclosed universe of the game lends itself to writing. We start with the golden age of baseball and end in the modern era. We use these writers and their works: Jim BoutonW. P. KinsellaRon LucianoErnest Thayer Spoilers: Field of Dreams Here you go! Have aContinue reading “Podcast: Play Ball!”
Television game shows have been popular since TV first began broadcasting. The types of games may range from physical feats to mental challenges and include the ever-popular Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, just to name a few. One of my favorite shows of this genre would have to beContinue reading “TBT: Password”
The one where we talk about the positives and negatives of having routines and habits. We focus on writers and writing, and we start small by explaining our Sunday patterns, and we go big with the national economy and labor workforce. No spoilers. Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA! LYL!
One of the more exciting things about childhood and the New Year was being allowed to stay up past my normal bedtime. On New Year’s Eve, most of my family would gather at my grandparents’ house to celebrate. The night would be full of food, fun, games and, sometimes, even a little square dancing. AroundContinue reading “TBT: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”
The one where we discuss the most important parts of Christmas while adding three movies to our holiday list. We absolutely eviscerate “Love Actually.” (spoilers, duh) Here you go! Merry Christmas, everyone! Edit: Christmas Trees, as promised!
The one where we talk about our Top Ten Christmas movies and shows and: December HolidaysScience FictionStar TrekFriendsMy WIP & Amazon VellaFree Books! Spoilers Galore! Is our Top Ten is full of crap? Have a listen and let us know! TIA! LYL!