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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.  

Dec 30, 2019

Whether you’re published or not, indie or traditional, setting goals is important for focusing your writing time. The group talks about big goals (like completing a book by X) versus small goals (like organizing your writing space), and how deciding which goals to set depends on where you’re at in your writing...

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...

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...