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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.  

Feb 22, 2021

The gang tackles another large topic with query letters and has to break it into two chunks. In this episode they cover what to include and a taste of what not to include. They home in on the business aspect and the need to show that you’re serious about your craft. They also discuss the “why-what-who” of a query...


Feb 8, 2021

Part 2 of Lazy Words continues to dissect the smaller moments in our writing that can lead up to big issues.

This time the ladies explore harmless little words like “of” and “that.” Then Jessica chips away at the word “said,” Tracey clarifies the different ways that adjectives can bog down your work, and...


Jan 25, 2021

This episode focuses on words and phrases that indicate a potential problem with your prose. The group stresses that this is a late-in-the-game editing concern, but it is helpful to practice recognizing these as you go along.

Tracey and Jess compete to explain their ‘as’ problem, and Anne brings the word "when" onto...


Jan 11, 2021

The gang gathers around the cyber fireplace and trade opinions, tips, and considerations about crafting a mystery.

Anne talks about Lurkers, twists, and red herrings, Tracey talks mystery subplot and mixing up your professional and amateur sleuths, and Jessica breaks down what makes a mystery versus a thriller or...