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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.  

May 31, 2021

Shannon is back again answering more questions about industry and agenting expectations. We hear about some dos and don’ts of queries and manuscripts, as well as learn which fruit Shannon believes to be the root of all evil.


QUOTE: “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”  --...

May 17, 2021

It’s happening. The day has come for Anne to put her agent in the hot seat to discuss the road to agenting, the agency itself, and the all-important question of who her celebrity crush is.



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QUOTE: “The world breaks everyone but afterward many are strong at the broken...

Dec 16, 2019

Anne is back with Sven, this time talking about his progression into undercover work.

We hear about his favorite disguise, his least favorite incident, and some rookie mistakes during his patrol years.

 * Some sensitive information has been edited out.


HOMEWORK: Write a scene where the character has to do something...

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...