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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much 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.  

Jul 30, 2019

If you look into writing advice, everyone tells you to get into a critique group. But not all critique groups are created the same. And how do you even do it? And what do you do if you’re just not meshing with the group?

This time around, the ladies talk about how they formed their critique group, as well as other...


Jul 29, 2019

Ah, tropes. They are the very thing that attracted you to that book in your hand – the story promise that you were seeking. So how and when do those beloved tropes slide into the much-despised cliché territory? 

In this episode Jess the editor hits on some of those distinctions, and Anne confesses the reason behind...


Jul 29, 2019

In this episode, the ladies get into effective ways of using Sensory Detail through the five senses. They discuss what that is exactly, how to not overdo it, and how it strengthens character Point of View.

They then explore visceral reactions, followed by Jess’s attempt to convince them there are actually eight...


Jul 29, 2019

This pilot episode quickly introduces editor Jessica Petersen and writers Tracey Shearer and Anne M. Belen.

They then hop right into the different kinds of POV (Point of View) authors can choose from and noted industry trends, before exploring the importance of keeping POV consistent and what your genre might mean for...