EPISODE NINE: Real talk about why women in every industry are done with the bullshit, why it’s OK to delete Facebook (yes, even if you have books to promote!), writing and mental health, and some advance craft discussions about how to manage burnout and writing expectations. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE EIGHT: Let’s discuss why psychopaths get rewarded in capitalism (but shouldn’t be #lifegoals), how to stay focused when the world is a mess, and how to plot your way out of a nasty book bind. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE SEVEN: In this episode I GET REAL about surviving 2017, the Year of Failures, and share tips on how to get fired up to do it all over again in 2018. Er, minus some of the failures, hopefully. Or not! But at any rate – onward. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE SIX : In this episode I discuss the amazing power of cultivating good habits, how to organize your life when overwhelmed, and the importance of building and believing in your own story – and how to get other folks on board too. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE 5: In this episode I chat with successful full-time writer who is “totally the SHIT on Amazon” Melissa F. Olson about author friendships. Melissa and I shatter the myth of competitive authors, share the story of how we met, talk about why writer friendships are so vital in this lonely profession, talk about how women writers in particular can indeed have it all – just not all at once! – and offer tips to both budding baby writers and established pros on how to cultivate author friendship. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE FOUR: In this episode I chat with my agent, Hannah Bowman, about the daunting task of story structure. We answer Twitter questions, talk about why opera fans are great at writing synopses, and I admonish her for spoiling all of your favorite shows. Listen below or on iTunes.
EPISODE THREE: You Don’t Own Meeeeeee. Chat about when one becomes a “real writer,” the Everest of publishing, who owns your time, Swecon roundup, and the annoying inevitability of publisher rights grabs.
EPISODE TWO: How to Get to Work When the World Wants to Get You Down. Chat about how to create and promote work during tough times, how to balance caring for your sanity and health with being a good, active citizen, and why you should tell everyone to fuck themselves and just write what you want!