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!
Category Archives: Writing
Couples Therapy this week with incorporating our experiences and minefields into our writing, plus the most and least important parts of a relationship and how to use them to create tension. Have a listen and let us know what you think via our Contacts page. TIA! LYL!
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: Mother’s Day Therapy
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!
This week is our fav subject: editing. (#sarcasm) We discuss the strengths and weakness of self-editing vs. hiring professionals, using beta readers, and being responsible for your book from cover to cover. Big shout-out to my professional editors at Red Adept Editing! Have a listen and let us know what you think. TIA! LYL!
This week’s writers podcast is a deep dive into the brick wall called “grammar.” Ugh, we get it: everyone hates the rules. We talk about why writers should learn and follow the rules, anyway. The deep dive:The history of English grammar.Moby Dick versus The Old Man of the Sea.What did I do 450 times?Ideas onContinue reading “Podcast: Grammar”
The Tucci Book Elements
Hi, All! Over on my Patreon, I completed a podcast series on the eight elements that make up a novel and how they applied to my latest book about Tucci coming out this year. Here’s the first book (Only 99¢!). All of the podcasts are unlocked and free to hear. Please let me know whatContinue reading “The Tucci Book Elements”
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”
Good day, dear readers. Posting a Real Life update instead of editing the manuscript. In geezer language, we call this “procrastinating” or “what I should be doing now probably won’t get done tomorrow, either.” This may be old news in that I announced my retirement from the Day Job after 40 total years of publicContinue reading “Retirement Practice”
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”