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”
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”
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!
The one where we remember. We all carry trauma in some way, whether it’s 9-11, the sudden death of a loved one, or growing up in a difficult home. We talk what writers should consider when using traumatic event in their books, or even if writers should use those events. Triggers:9-11Pearl HarborDeathLoveCOVID Please be thoughtfulContinue reading “Podcast: A Writer’s Trauma”
In CC’s and my weekly podcast for writers, we talked about if a writer has a responsibility to be an engaged community citizen, and we got into the pros and cons of putting ourselves out there in the “real world,” so to speak. Social Media (SM) gives us both a pathway into the debate ofContinue reading “The Citizen Writer”
The one where we discuss writer engagement in social media debates. Does the writer have the responsibility and duty to engage? CC and I are at opposite ends of this discussion, and we explain why we do and do not get involved in social media conversations. Related: what are the risks and benefits? Shorter: anyContinue reading “Podcast: A Writer’s Voice”
The one where we were totally unprepared to do a podcast and it showed. Discussed: Our current #WIP after two weeks of writing thirty minutes every day. Memorable concerts:@duranduran@shaunpcassidy@hudsonbros@JanetJackson and her family@onedirection And we talked about the challenges of balancing how we enjoy an artist’s work versus their politics. We’ll talk about that more nextContinue reading “Podcast: Totally Unprepared”
Their smiles are double-edged,Posturing from the podium.Contempt poised to slice. Who’s your sneakiest teacher? Not your favorite, but the sneaky one who planted seeds in you that bloomed years later? I was a fan of The West Wing, though the best reason eluded me at first. The writing was tight (hello, Mr. Sorkin), the actingContinue reading “HW: A Political Lesson”