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If you've ever found yourself staring at the keyboard, lamenting that your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum. 

 

 

 

Dec 2, 2019

The group talks about the importance of making new worlds make sense and discusses just how much worldbuilding a reader can digest all at once. They also caution against the extreme approaches of going into a story willy-nilly versus the endless rabbit hole of what-if questions.

Anne reminds us that worldbuilding is not...


Nov 18, 2019

If you ever dreamed about running away from life to get your writing done, this might be the episode for you. This time the group chats about the do’s and don’ts of cobbling together your own writing retreat. No matter how big or small your group is, there are some factors and logistics to consider in order to...


Nov 4, 2019

011: SPECIAL EPISODE: Interview with a detective  

Anne goes solo and chats with a burglary detective about the different periods of his career before he settled into his current role. It’s a looser episode that offers insider lingo and realities, including one of the cases-that-got-away and the realities of cop...


Oct 21, 2019

Show, don’t tell is a meaty subject, but the group focuses on doing it through Symbolism and Subtext.

They cover the idea of not overdoing either method, as well as how the techniques can be used as “shorthand” for what you’re really trying to convey.

Jessica discusses her days as an English major, and...


Oct 7, 2019

Conference?! What do I wear, what do I expect, what do I DO?

This week, the group discusses conference insights from the viewpoints of being an attendee, a volunteer/organizer, and an agent/editor.

Anne and Jess talk about navigating these functions as an introvert, and Tracey lists off opportunities found beyond...