Carson City, Nevada

Our podcast site: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/carsonhume

Sep 24, 2023Episode 134: Life After X and the State of Social Media
Sep 17. 2023Episode 133: The language of love and communication
in a relationship.
Sep 10, 2023Ep 132: Divine inspiration or the hand of Man?
Sep 4, 2024Ep 131: Nostalgia, Entertainment, and Indiana Jones
Aug 26, 2023Ep 130: How we feel (Flooded Basement, Part 20).
Aug 20, 2023Ep 129: Women writers who molded us.
Aug 13, 2023Ep 128: The complex & interesting craft of screenwriting.
Aug 6, 2023Ep 127: George Lucas and “American Graffiti.”
Jul 30, 2023Ep 126: How to use an epiphany. How long should
it take to write a book?
Jul 23, 2023Ep 125: We went there: Barbenheimer. We have no excuse.
Jul 16, 2023Ep 124: Shakespeare and the derivative use of other
published works
Jul 9, 2023Ep 123: Baby Dear and Anthropomorphism
Jul 2, 2023Ep 122: Vegas and Magic Mike
Jun 25, 2023Ep 121: COVID and our silly mailbox
Jun 18, 2023Ep 120: Dashing Along and Visiting Old Ghosts
Jun 11, 2023Ep 119: Writing about places you’ve never been.
Jun 4, 2023Ep 118: JT’s cross country adventures.
May 14, 2023Ep 117: Finding the time to write. Good luck!
May 7, 2023Ep 116: Paris, Paris, Paris!
Apr 23, 2023Ep 115: Writers’ Workshop on Nevada & more Mark Twain!
Apr 16, 2023Ep 114: What we would say to our ourselves as writers.
Apr 9, 2023Ep 113: Words are hard. We discuss the creative process.
Apr 2, 2023Ep 112: Spring cleaning for writers. Also: Mark Twain!
Mar 26, 2023Ep 111: Reality versus memory: why do they differ?
Mar 19, 2023Ep 110: Dialogue, context, and social media. We have
quite the chat today!
Mar 11, 2023Ep 109: Our flooded basement and getting into a
writing bubble.
Mar 5, 2023Ep 108: Snow and taxes. That’s it. That’s enough.
Feb 26, 2023Ep 107: That which we leave behind. We talk about how
the past is always present and how we can use that
in our writing. Also: deer.
Feb 20, 2023Ep 106: More discombobulation as we start the podcast
talking about comfort zones and end up talking
about the importance of fan fiction.
Feb 12, 2023Ep 105: CC and I meander all over the map in this
podcast about the Disharmony of Love.
Feb 5. 2023Ep 104: We discuss “the doldrums,” which we define as
a normal interruption in the creative writing process.
Jan 29, 2023Ep 103: We struggled with “the big reveal”: the completely
out-of-the-blue plot twist.
Jan 22, 2023Ep 102: Confidence. Takes a lot of moxie to write and
publish a book. We have ideas.
Jan 15, 2023Ep 101: Books that transitioned us to adult reading.
Jan 9, 2023Episode 100: Our favorite podcasts & Kindle Fraud.
Jan 8, 2023Episode 99; The lessons we learned on writing a book
together, plus that huge rock called Marketing.
Jan 1, 2023Episode 98: Happy New Year! Here’s Chapter Two!
Dec 23, 2022Episode 97: Reading Chapter One of “From Tundra to Tiara”
and picking our favorite Netflix Christmas movie.
Dec 17, 2022Episode 96: Writing about the emotions and memories of
Dec 10, 2022Episode 95: Writing your own space epic. Lots of ideas!
Dec 4, 2022Episode 94: Writing mojo and posture among a dozen
of topics. We talked about a lot.
Nov 27, 2022Episode 93: Successful ideas on writing believable dialogue.
Nov 20, 2022Episode 92: Book Marketing Kickoff! Our plans and goals!
Nov 13, 2022Episode 91: Writing about the holidays: what to keep
in mind, what to play around with, and what can be fun.
Nov 6, 2022Episode 90: Some ideas about writing in politics.
Go for the West Wing. Stay for the capybaras!
Oct 30, 2022Episode 89: We use Alien to talk about avoiding clichés
in horror movies and writing. Also: Graphic Arts.
Oct 23, 2022Episode 88: A short one on our updated marketing plan,
retirement, our WIPs, & the importance of routine.
Oct 16, 2022Episode 87: What does a writer do when the setting
overwhelms the characters?
Oct 2, 2022Episode 86: We go to Lone Pine CA to discuss settings.
Sep 25, 2022Episode 85: Our personal “roads not taken.”
Sep 18, 2022Episode 84: We had a minor freak out while recording this.
Sep 11, 2022Episode 83: “May you live in interesting times.”
Sep 4, 2022Episode 82: Imposter Syndrome is real, especially
for independent writers.
Aug 28, 2022Episode 81: Marketing is a cruel, cruel beast.
Aug 21, 2022Episode 80: Our book is more “rom” than “com.” Oops!
Aug 14, 2022Episode 79: Storytelling Rules and Status of our Books.
Aug 7, 2022Episode 78: What hooks a reader into a book?
Jul 31, 2022Episode 77: CC takes her turn at plotting to prompts.
Jul 24, 2022Episode 76: The strengths and weaknesses of Team Editing.
Jul 17, 2022Episode 75: Pantsing on the fly and on the air!
Jul 9, 2022Episode 74: “Happy Ever After” or “Happy For Now”?
Jul 3, 2022Episode 73: Summer Reading Fun!
Jun 25, 2022Episode 72: Ghosts are real and they appear without warning.
Jun 19, 2022Episode 71: We chat about our personal writer’s retreat
and about writers retreats in general.
Jun 12, 2022Episode 70: Literary Couple of English Literature.
Jun 5, 2022Episode 68: Our 40th Anniversary. Memories, laughs,
and a few tears. And Khhhhaaannnn!
May 29, 2022Episode 67: The Multiverse and “Are we truly writing fiction?”.
May 22, 2022Episode 66: Purple Porkchops, Couple Therapy, and building
relationships into your writing.
May 15, 2022Episode 65: Romance is a Bonus Book and other fun stuff!
May 8, 2022Episode 64: Mother’s Day Therapy. Heavy, man, heavy.
May 1, 2022Episode 63: Editing. That’s it. Calm down.
Apr 25, 2022Episode 62: the brick wall called “grammar.” (Ugh.)
Apr 17, 2022Episode 61: Implicit Bias, Stupid Romance, and Easter!
Apr 10, 2022Episode 60: Hell Week. A lot to unpack.
Mar 27, 2022Episode 59: FanFic! That’s it. Fan Fiction. Enjoy.
Mar 20, 2022Episode 58: The Seasons as themes in Writing
Mar 13, 2022Episode 57: We watch six films set in Ireland to discuss
themes in writing.
Mar 6, 2022Episode 56: The verbal postcard from our adventures
in Ireland.
Feb 27, 2022Episode 55: Why don’t people write?
Feb 20, 2022Episode 54: The sensitive subject of spending money
to be a writer.
Feb 17, 2022Episode 53: Upgrading our podcast equipment, our works
in progress, and going out on Patreon.
Feb 13, 2022Episode 52: “Romance is What You Make of It” and “The
Elements of Romance in Writing.”
Feb 6, 2022Episode 51: The challenges and dangers of using “power
words” and “trigger words” in general communication
and in writing.
Jan 31, 2022Episode 50: The one where we chat about banning books
in school districts: the reasons, the possible motivations,
and the downstream dangers.
Jan 23, 2022Episode 49: We discuss how baseball lends itself to writing.
Jan 16, 2022Episode 48: Elmore Leonard’s “10 Rules for Good Writing,”
and we loop in Hemingway and a Marvel movie.
Jan 9, 2022Episode 47: The blessings and challenges of creative energy
with ideas on working through writer’s block.
Jan 2, 2022Episode 46: The routines & habits of writers and
people in general.
Dec 31, 2021Episode 45: Happy New Year 2022!
Dec 25, 2021Episode 44: The Christmas Day podcast, and we eviscerate
“Love Actually”!
Dec 19, 2021Episode 43: The Christmas Movies and TV Shows Special!
Dec 11, 2021Episode 42: We spoil Big, Harry Potter, and the Hunger Games.
Dec 5, 2021Episode 41: We talked and talked. Click on the link. 🙂
Nov 28, 2021Episode 40: The one where we welcome a real editor!
Nov 25, 2021Episode 39: The one where CC and I talk about our favorite
and sad Thanksgiving childhood memories.
Nov 21, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 36: Nonstop Nonsense:
-The Shining
-Time Change
-Veterans Day
-“Read” & “Write”
-Indiana Jones
Oct 31, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 34: How random acts of kindness can change lives,
and kindness can make your characters richer and
Oct 17, 2021Episode 33: Maintaining perspective & providing context
in our writing and real life, the value of taking risks,
and some serious couples counseling.
Oct 10, 2021Episode 32: The one where we give tips on how to handle
disappointment and similar emotional challenges.
Oct 3, 2021Episode 31: The one where we sing & laugh & drink coffee,
& talk about comfort zones and current works in progress.
Sept 26, 2021Episode 30 (already!): We spoil Little Women for all the
good reasons.
Sept 19, 2021Episode 29: A Hero’s Journey and why we writers love
it so much. Lots of spoilers.
Sept 11, 2021Episode 28: The one where we remember. Please read
the triggers.
Sept 6, 2021Episode 27: Bonus podcast! We unpack a lot, so check out
the triggers on this page before listening.
Sept. 5, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 25: The one where we talk about perhaps
the most iconic, romantic form of transportation:
the train!
August 22, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 21:
-Two diehard #Cubs fans weep in each other’s arms.
-#Amwriting. Finally!
-James Lipton’s quiz from “Inside the Actors Studio.”
July 25, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 9: The one where CC and I talk about our
personal writing inspirations as we grew up and
matured into professional writers.
May 9, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 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, 2021Episode 4: “Sunshine on the Matrix”: Reality and writing
about Reality through “The Matrix” and
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
April 15, 2021Episode 3: Surprise Podcast!
– The local wildlife.
– Fur-babies.
– Bedtimes.
– Two icons from the 1970s Soft Rock Era.
April 4, 2021Episode 2:
– Writing spaces.
– Public service.
– NV Outdoors.
– 50% Vaccinated.
March 28, 2021Episode 1:
– Our website.
– Photography and visual arts.
– Lovelock, Nevada, and a great burger.
March 21, 2021Introductions 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.

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