Unboxing Tucci

This week’s podcast/broadcast featured a live unboxing of “The Tucci Chronicles,” and we compare the Amazon and Barnes & Noble paperback copies. We have another in-depth discussion of the meat-and-potatoes side of writing. We’ve expanding our publishing inventory to include Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google. We chat about the strengths of each publisher.Continue reading “Unboxing Tucci”

Writing Technobabble

We dive into the “sausage making” portion of self-publishing a book. Writing a book itself is a complex process, but that’s only the beginning, so there’s a lot to unpack in this week’s podcast/broadcast: The links to all of this are below. Have a listen and let us now what you think. TIA LYL! CC’sContinue reading “Writing Technobabble”

Formatting Your Book

This week is all about formatting your self-published book through Word and Atticus. CC and I spent a lot of time this week in those apps getting “From Tundra to Tiara” and “The Tucci Chronicles” ready for you. If you’re getting ready to self-publish a book, or even thinking about it, we have ideas toContinue reading “Formatting Your Book”

Winging It

Hello from the CC and JT Amateur Hour, “where production values go to die,” and we talked a lot about a few things as we continue to wrestle with our video presence. Topics:-Nanowrimo-Our personal writing projects-Overnight success-The public face of our private endeavors-Meeting the public Here’s the YouTube of the podcast. CC is reading EdgarContinue reading “Winging It”

Video Page Update

Twitter/X is dying, so we’re expanding our weekly writer’s podcast to include moving pictures in living color. (Folks of a certain age will link that cliché to the above image. Our videos page. TikTokCC: https://www.tiktok.com/@cassidycarson45JT: https://www.tiktok.com/@carsonhumebooks YouTubeCC: https://www.youtube.com/@cassidycarson1118JT: https://www.youtube.com/@jthume393 InstagramCC: https://www.instagram.com/authorcassidycarson/JT: https://www.instagram.com/jt_hume/ As a bonus, we’re also on Blue Sky!CC: https://bsky.app/profile/authorcarson.bsky.socialJT: https://bsky.app/profile/jthume.bsky.social We don’t knowContinue reading “Video Page Update”


Another videocast & podcast for our fellow writers: it’s Preptober! CC and I chat about getting ready for Nanowrimo and how it’s a time of joy, not stress, if you let it. We also talk about our poor Cubs. Here’s the podcast for your listening pleasure. If you’re on TikTok, you can catch us here,Continue reading “Preptober!”

Video Test

Happy International Podcast Day from The Amateur Hour, so we took the occasion to do a video simulcast of today’s short podcast. As always, production values are low, but you get a peek at CC (nice) and me (sorry) while glimpsing of the Worldwide Headquarters. Also today:–The Race to Wrigley 5k–The Carson City Murals andContinue reading “Video Test”


Episode 128 is about that great beast called “screenwriting” and how it is a different, yet similar craft to writing a book. There’s the external visual representation versus the internal written word, but there’s also the complex collaboration, visuals, and the outside influences (re: the studios) that change the original product into what you seeContinue reading “Screenwriting”

That Which We Leave Behind

Time for another CC and JT Amateur Hour “where production values go to die.” We like to help writers write. The past is always present, and it grips us all in more ways than one. CC and I discuss how to fold the past into your writing. We talk about the Hume Museum. Peggy theContinue reading “That Which We Leave Behind”

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