Carson City, Nevada
Our podcast site: https://anchor.fm/carsonhume
|Jan 29, 2023||Ep 103: We struggled with “the big reveal”: the completely |
out-of-the-blue plot twist.
|Jan 22, 2023||Ep 102: Confidence. Takes a lot of moxie to write and|
publish a book. We have ideas.
|Jan 15, 2023||Ep 101: Books that transitioned us to adult reading.|
|Jan 9, 2023||Episode 100: Our favorite podcasts & Kindle Fraud.|
|Jan 8, 2023||Episode 99; The lessons we learned on writing a book|
together, plus that huge rock called Marketing.
|Jan 1, 2023||Episode 98: Happy New Year! Here’s Chapter Two!|
|Dec 23, 2022||Episode 97: Reading Chapter One of “From Tundra to Tiara”|
and picking our favorite Netflix Christmas movie.
|Dec 17, 2022||Episode 96: Writing about the emotions and memories of|
|Dec 10, 2022||Episode 95: Writing your own space epic. Lots of ideas!|
|Dec 4, 2022||Episode 94: Writing mojo and posture among a dozen|
of topics. We talked about a lot.
|Nov 27, 2022||Episode 93: Successful ideas on writing believable dialogue.|
|Nov 20, 2022||Episode 92: Book Marketing Kickoff! Our plans and goals!|
|Nov 13, 2022||Episode 91: Writing about the holidays: what to keep|
in mind, what to play around with, and what can be fun.
|Nov 6, 2022||Episode 90: Some ideas about writing in politics.|
Go for the West Wing. Stay for the capybaras!
|Oct 30, 2022||Episode 89: We use Alien to talk about avoiding clichés|
in horror movies and writing. Also: Graphic Arts.
|Oct 23, 2022||Episode 88: A short one on our updated marketing plan,|
retirement, our WIPs, & the importance of routine.
|Oct 16, 2022||Episode 87: What does a writer do when the setting|
overwhelms the characters?
|Oct 2, 2022||Episode 86: We go to Lone Pine CA to discuss settings.|
|Sep 25, 2022||Episode 85: Our personal “roads not taken.”|
|Sep 18, 2022||Episode 84: We had a minor freak out while recording this.|
|Sep 11, 2022||Episode 83: “May you live in interesting times.”|
|Sep 4, 2022||Episode 82: Imposter Syndrome is real, especially |
for independent writers.
|Aug 28, 2022||Episode 81: Marketing is a cruel, cruel beast.|
|Aug 21, 2022||Episode 80: Our book is more “rom” than “com.” Oops!|
|Aug 14, 2022||Episode 79: Storytelling Rules and Status of our Books.|
|Aug 7, 2022||Episode 78: What hooks a reader into a book?|
|Jul 31, 2022||Episode 77: CC takes her turn at plotting to prompts.|
|Jul 24, 2022||Episode 76: The strengths and weaknesses of Team Editing.|
|Jul 17, 2022||Episode 75: Pantsing on the fly and on the air!|
|Jul 9, 2022||Episode 74: “Happy Ever After” or “Happy For Now”?|
|Jul 3, 2022||Episode 73: Summer Reading Fun!|
|Jun 25, 2022||Episode 72: Ghosts are real and they appear without warning.|
|Jun 19, 2022||Episode 71: We chat about our personal writer’s retreat |
and about writers retreats in general.
|Jun 12, 2022||Episode 70: Literary Couple of English Literature.|
|Jun 5, 2022||Episode 68: Our 40th Anniversary. Memories, laughs, |
and a few tears. And Khhhhaaannnn!
|May 29, 2022||Episode 67: The Multiverse and “Are we truly writing fiction?”.|
|May 22, 2022||Episode 66: Purple Porkchops, Couple Therapy, and building|
relationships into your writing.
|May 15, 2022||Episode 65: Romance is a Bonus Book and other fun stuff!|
|May 8, 2022||Episode 64: Mother’s Day Therapy. Heavy, man, heavy.|
|May 1, 2022||Episode 63: Editing. That’s it. Calm down.|
|Apr 25, 2022||Episode 62: the brick wall called “grammar.” (Ugh.)|
|Apr 17, 2022||Episode 61: Implicit Bias, Stupid Romance, and Easter!|
|Apr 10, 2022||Episode 60: Hell Week. A lot to unpack.|
|Mar 27, 2022||Episode 59: FanFic! That’s it. Fan Fiction. Enjoy.|
|Mar 20, 2022||Episode 58: The Seasons as themes in Writing|
|Mar 13, 2022||Episode 57: We watch six films set in Ireland to discuss|
themes in writing.
|Mar 6, 2022||Episode 56: The verbal postcard from our adventures|
|Feb 27, 2022||Episode 55: Why don’t people write?|
|Feb 20, 2022||Episode 54: The sensitive subject of spending money|
to be a writer.
|Feb 17, 2022||Episode 53: Upgrading our podcast equipment, our works |
in progress, and going out on Patreon.
|Feb 13, 2022||Episode 52: “Romance is What You Make of It” and “The|
Elements of Romance in Writing.”
|Feb 6, 2022||Episode 51: The challenges and dangers of using “power|
words” and “trigger words” in general communication
and in writing.
|Jan 31, 2022||Episode 50: The one where we chat about banning books|
in school districts: the reasons, the possible motivations,
and the downstream dangers.
|Jan 23, 2022||Episode 49: We discuss how baseball lends itself to writing.|
|Jan 16, 2022||Episode 48: Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules for Good Writing,”|
and we loop in Hemingway and a Marvel movie.
|Jan 9, 2022||Episode 47: The blessings and challenges of creative energy|
with ideas on working through writer’s block.
|Jan 2, 2022||Episode 46: The routines & habits of writers and|
people in general.
|Dec 31, 2021||Episode 45: Happy New Year 2022!|
|Dec 25, 2021||Episode 44: The Christmas Day podcast, and we eviscerate|
|Dec 19, 2021||Episode 43: The Christmas Movies and TV Shows Special!|
|Dec 11, 2021||Episode 42: We spoil Big, Harry Potter, and the Hunger Games.|
|Dec 5, 2021||Episode 41: We talked and talked. Click on the link. 🙂|
|Nov 28, 2021||Episode 40: The one where we welcome a real editor!|
|Nov 25, 2021||Episode 39: The one where CC and I talk about our favorite|
and sad Thanksgiving childhood memories.
|Nov 21, 2021||Episode 38: Lots of meat on this bone, from Stephen King|
to “Carrie” to “The Shining” to the complex issue of
the writer and creative control.
|Nov 14, 2021||Episode 37: The one where we talk about Stephen King’s|
books at length. We discuss our favorites and how Mr.
King influences us as writers. Major King book spoilers
|Nov 6, 2021||Episode 36: Nonstop Nonsense:|
-“Read” & “Write”
|Oct 31, 2021||Episode 35: We blabbed and blabbed:|
– Our 6:30 writers project.
– Lots about Nanowrimo.
– Halloween & Nevada Day in Carson City NV.
– My cochlear implant surgery.
|Oct 23, 2021||Episode 34: How random acts of kindness can change lives,|
and kindness can make your characters richer and
|Oct 17, 2021||Episode 33: Maintaining perspective & providing context|
in our writing and real life, the value of taking risks,
and some serious couples counseling.
|Oct 10, 2021||Episode 32: The one where we give tips on how to handle|
disappointment and similar emotional challenges.
|Oct 3, 2021||Episode 31: The one where we sing & laugh & drink coffee,|
& talk about comfort zones and current works in progress.
|Sept 26, 2021||Episode 30 (already!): We spoil Little Women for all the|
|Sept 19, 2021||Episode 29: A Hero’s Journey and why we writers love|
it so much. Lots of spoilers.
|Sept 11, 2021||Episode 28: The one where we remember. Please read|
|Sept 6, 2021||Episode 27: Bonus podcast! We unpack a lot, so check out|
the triggers on this page before listening.
|Sept. 5, 2021||Episode 26: The one where we talk about using my|
“Four S’s” tools to fill and enhance a book: Sounds,
Sights, Smell, Sex. Writers will hears the pros and
cons of each.
|August 29, 2021||Episode 25: The one where we talk about perhaps|
the most iconic, romantic form of transportation:
|August 22, 2021||Episode 24: The one where we talk about JT’s cochlear |
implant and how deafness affected his writing. We discuss
how CC was JT’s beard during his deaf years, and we talk
about the deaf culture.
|August 15, 2021||Episode 23: The one where we discuss writer engagement|
in social media debates. Does the writer have the
responsibility and duty to engage. What are the
risks and benefits?
|August 8, 2021||Episode 22: The one where we were totally unprepared|
to do a podcast and it showed. We discuss lots of things
including concerts, politics, and Nanowrimo.
We had fun!
|August 1, 2021||Episode 21: |
-Two diehard #Cubs fans weep in each other’s arms.
-James Lipton’s quiz from “Inside the Actors Studio.”
|July 25, 2021||Episode 20: The one where we take the Proust |
Questionnaire found on the Vanity Fair website.
If you’re nosy and want to learn more about us,
this podcast is for you!
|July 23, 2021||Episode 19: The one where we record near the shores|
of Monterey Bay, invoking John Steinbeck and the
history of Cannery Row. We spend some time discussing
how writers can use words to illustrate scenes
and characters to their full richness.
|July 18, 2021||Episode 18: The one where we talk about some |
misconceptions of being a writer, especially
independent writers. CC and I picked three
specific myths that we felt affected us as writers.
|July 11, 2021||Episode 17: The one where we talk about jumping |
in media res (“in the middle”) of the action in your
favorite books and movies.
|July 4, 2021||Episode 16: 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.
|June 27, 2021||Episode 15: 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!
|June 20, 2021||Episode 14: The one where we venture into the middle|
ground of sexual relations in your writing (PG, PG-13, R),
and how writers can express tension and climax.
|June 13, 2021||Episode 13: We delve into s-e-x in the G-rated literature|
and media environment. We discuss the history of
s-e-x in books, the use of innuendoes, cultural shifts,
Harlequin romances, and gender roles.
|June 6, 2021||Episode 12: 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.
|May 30, 2021||Episode 11: 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.
|May 23, 2021||Episode 10: The one where we don’t talk about|
much at all, other than old casinos, being kind,
and developing characters through watching people.
|May 16, 2021||Episode 9: The one where CC and I talk about our|
personal writing inspirations as we grew up and
matured into professional writers.
|May 9, 2021||Episode 8: The one where CC discusses how Frank|
McCourt and his most famous book, “Angela’s Ashes,”
parallels her own mother’s upbringing, and how they
influence CC’s life and writing.
|May 1, 2021||Episode 7: The one where we talk about traveling the|
tried and true path of formula fiction. Special shout-out
to Ronald B. Tobias’s book, “20 Master Plots,”
for guiding our discussion.
|April 27, 2021||Episode 6: We traveled to beautiful Lake Tahoe for an|
on-site broadcast. We talked about our memories, Mark
Twain, Godfather II, and all sorts of things.
|April 25, 2021||Episode 5: We had an earthquake while we discussed|
the “nature vs. nurture” complexity of the “Flawed
Protagonist,” and we draw parallels between Darth
Vader, Superman, Batman, and the main character in my
personal favorite of the ones I’ve written.
|April 18, 2021||Episode 4: “Sunshine on the Matrix”: Reality and writing|
about Reality through “The Matrix” and
“The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
|April 15, 2021||Episode 3: Surprise Podcast! |
– The local wildlife.
– Two icons from the 1970s Soft Rock Era.
|April 4, 2021||Episode 2:|
– Writing spaces.
– Public service.
– NV Outdoors.
– 50% Vaccinated.
|March 28, 2021||Episode 1:|
– Our website.
– Photography and visual arts.
– Lovelock, Nevada, and a great burger.
|March 21, 2021||Introductions and such. We’re adorable.|
We’re winging it here, so be patient as we work out the technical stuff. Thanks!
As promised: our podspace in the Tower of Doom.