Podcast: Looking for Kolchak

The one where we talk about the legends and misconceptions of being a writer, especially an independent writer. CC and I picked three specific myths that we felt affected us as writers. No real spoilers, though we chat about one of my favorite TV shows: “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.” Here you go! As always, sendContinue reading “Podcast: Looking for Kolchak”

Podcast: In Media Res

The one where we talk about jumping in media res (“in the middle”) of the action in your favorite books and movies. Prime examples discussed include Georgette Heyer’s Friday’s Child, Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, and basically every James Bond movie. Here you go! As always, scroll down to get email notifications and, please, send feedback.Continue reading “Podcast: In Media Res”

Podcast: We’re Only Human

The one where we talk about the three real-life philosophies we apply to our writing. CC: Love Conquers All, Nobody’s Perfect, We’re Only Human. JT: Perception Forms Reality, Be Honest, Be Kind. No spoilers this week. Have a listen and let us know what you think. Thank you.

Podcast: Jacobellis v. Ohio

The one where we discuss hardcore sex in writing and popular media. Like so many people, we struggle between “porn for porn’s sake” and “porn for art’s sake.” Jacobellis v. Ohio comes up. And, hey, FREE BOOK! Midnight Cowboy, Fifty Shades of Grey, Clockwork Orange, Pretty Woman, Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, Doom Patrol, American Gigolo,Continue reading “Podcast: Jacobellis v. Ohio”

From Rhett to Ahnold

The one where we continue our series on sex and writing. We venture into the middle ground of sexual relations in your writing (PG, PG-13, R), and how writers can express tension and climax. Have a listen and let us know what you think. Scroll down to register for notifications, too. Thank you! Spoilers: TrueContinue reading “From Rhett to Ahnold”

Podcast: Elephant in the Room

The one where we delve into sex in the G-rated literature and media environment. We discuss the history of sex in books, the use of innuendoes, cultural shifts, growing up on Harlequin romances, and gender roles. Triggers: Sex, Domestic Violence Here you go. As always, please scroll down to sign up to subscribe. Thank you!

Let’s Talk About Sex

Okay, get your minds out of the gutter, kids. LOL. We’ve been quiet this week on The Worldwide Headquarters because of Real Life and Day Jobs, so we’re going to kick off a three- or four-episode series of podcasts talking about s-e-x in writing. We’re going to follow the MPAA compliance ratings and start offContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex”

All You Need Is Love

The one where we talk about the most dangerous thing: True Love. We discuss the many challenges and rewards of bringing personal romantic experiences to our novels and other works. We quote Thomas Mann and we sing for a few seconds (sorry about that). Have a listen and let us know what you think. AsContinue reading “All You Need Is Love”

The Dying of the Light

The one where we get personal about Death, along with the challenges of presenting the great equalizer in fiction. This episode is our most intimate podcast to date. Have a listen and let us know what you think. As always, scroll down and subscribe. Thank you much. Triggers: COVID, Death. Spoilers: Harry Potter, Twilight, Supernatural,Continue reading “The Dying of the Light”

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