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I Should Be Writing



The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.



Published: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:29:52 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:48:51 +0000

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ISBW #367: NaNoWriMo Special with Grant Faulkner

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:29:52 +0000

I was lucky enough to talk to Grant Faulkner, the grand poobah of NaNoWriMo!

Are you ready for November?

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ISBW #365: Editing is hard, and JD Horn Interview

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

I talked about my continuity issues in my current book, and then talk to JD Horn about his book Jilo.

Oh, and did you hear there's going to be an ISBW BOOK? Yeah. There's going to be an ISBW BOOK. Holy crap sticks.

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ISBW #364 - Feedback // Jon Skovron Interview // John Claude Bemis Interview

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:02:44 +0000

It's another long show as I catch up with my late interviews! Jon Skovron and John Claude Bemis are both here to talk about their books.

With two interviews, this one is a long one!

Worldcon is this week! Are you going? Come say hi!

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ISBW #363: Movie Options and TWO Interviews!

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:11:34 +0000

I announced it a few days ago that Netflix purchased the option for The Shambling Guides, and I talk more about it here. Then I put two interviews in one show since I'm behind, so you get to hear from Mike Carey and Brenda Cooper!

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ISBW #362: Glossary of writing terms and Helen Lowe Interview

Fri, 20 May 2016 21:09:52 +0000

What do all those words I'm always saying mean? I go over several terms we discuss in publishing. I loved this idea, so if you have other ideas for terms you'd like discussed in more detail, let me know! Then I talk to Helen Lowe, author of Daughter of Blood.

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ISBW 361- Feedback, Elizabeth Bonesteel Interview

Mon, 09 May 2016 15:39:11 +0000

Covering feedback this time, including the importance of race in a story, ideas during depression, and more! Then we talk to Elizabeth Bonesteel, author of the excellent SF novel The Cold Between.

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ISBW #360: Level up! Plus Dan Koboldt Interview

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:02:12 +0000

I've leveled up as a writer, and I interview Dan Koboldt, author of The Rogue Retrieval.

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ISBW #357 - Anniversary, with Raven Oak interview

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 22:17:08 +0000

As of today, I've been podcasting 11 years. Whoa. 

I also talk to Raven Oak, one of the authors in the Joy to the Worlds anthology, out now!

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ISBW #356: Feedback

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:37:50 +0000

It's a feedback time, and so we're gonna talk. 

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ISBW #355: Crippling Fear

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:13:16 +0000

Coming to terms with my fear, and how it’s holding me back. So it’s time to embrace failure.

 

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ISBW #353: NaNoWriMo Primer 1

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:00 +0000

As we look forward two weeks to NaNoWriMo, I have to talk about something very unpopular. This year I challenge you to kill your darlings.

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ISBW #352: Book Burnout // Peter Orullian Interview

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:35:38 +0000

I'm still working on my book. I'm kind of focused, podcasting is hard. BUT we have a Peter Orullian interview!

murverse.com

orullian.com

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ISBW #351 - Believe in Yourself - Fran Wilde Interview

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:00:00 +0000

What happens when no one believes in you but you?

Then we talk to Fran Wilde about her new book Updraft!

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ISBW #349 - Brain Games // Andrea Phillips Interview

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:57:45 +0000

Today I talk how my brain sabotages my creative process and I talk to Andrea Phillips about transmedia and her new book, Revision.

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ISBW #348 - Stop kicking your own ass // Jen Udden Interview

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:53:43 +0000

ISBW returns with an agent interview this time, and my plea to stop kicking your own ass. And by you I mean me.

Jen's podcast, Shipping and Handling.

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ISBW #347: Meta, Feedback, John Chu Interview

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:27:50 +0000

I'm back with a talk of what's going on, feedback, and a John Chu interview from Boskone!


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ISBW #346 - Feedback

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:06:53 +0000

A short and sweet feedback show about royalties, copyright, and social media celebration!


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ISBW #345: The pride of busy-ness // Interview with Dora Goss

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:44:19 +0000

Sometimes talking about how busy we are is a sense of pride and not something to fix. Maybe we should rethink that.

Then I talk to Dora Goss.

Ditch Diggers coming tomorrow!


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ISBW #342 - Feedback

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000

First feedback of the year, lots of neat things happening, and we talk covers and memoirs and outlining!

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ISBW #341 - Happy New Year

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:23:41 +0000

So last week when I was working to put a bunch of audio on my site, I got a bit lost and didn't manage to actually post ISBW. Too many shows going on right now, I guess. So, uh, here is my Happy New Year post, and #342 that I recorded today will go up on Friday.

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ISBW #340 - End of the year and feedback

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:51:03 +0000

I'm doing the wacky thing of taking some time off this holiday season, no writing, little recording, and no stress thinking about writing and recording. This is a Big Deal. 

 

Then we talk feedback! Happy holidays and I will see you in January!

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ISBW #339 - Ditch Diggers Sneak Peek!

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:06:16 +0000

I talk jealousy and show a peek at the new show I'm doing next year, Ditch Diggers. It's still about writing, but it's brutally honest, not clean, and with co-host Matt Wallace. I figured, today being my 10th year anniversary of podcasting, I should unveil something big. If you like it, subscribe! If you don't like it, don't worry, Matt and I won't force you to listen. This will be the first and last Ditch Diggers in the feed.


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ISBW #338 - Feedback

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:21:39 +0000

I say it's #339 but really it's 338. It's feedback time!


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ISBW #337 - NaNo, Tired Tropes // Howard Tayler Interview

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:30:00 +0000

So glad to have Howard Tayler back on the show. If you don't listen to Howard on Writing Excuses, you totally should. 

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I Should Be Writing #336 - Characterization and Hierarchy

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000

I talk characterization and stuff, taking from a blog post I read and can't remember the source. If you know the source TELL ME and I will post it here so I am not a total jerk.

 

Support me via Patreon and get access to the archives, the NaNoWriMo podcast, and more!

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ISBW #335 - Feedback

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:18 +0000

We talk women authors, pen names, the networking bucket, and what to focus on as a newbie. 

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ISBW #334 - NaNoWriMo Prep // Charlaine Harris Interview

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000

I'm back from technical difficulties, ready to talk about NaNoWriMo! Also got the amazing Charlaine Harris as this week's interview.

If you want the daily NaNo show, support via Patreon!

Reading Now: Dust, by Elizabeth Bear
Writing (editing) Now: Afterlife Series 6: Stones

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ISBW #334 - Feedback

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:50:54 +0000

Harsh truth about quitting the day job, and more. Hang in there, folks. Keep writing.

 

Support via Patreon

I'm reading: Aeropagitica

I'm writing: Afterlife Book 6: Stones

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ISBW #333 - Writing Hooks // Seanan McGuire Interview

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:00 +0000

I talk about what it means to be a "wanna-be," and then delve into hooks, using Kameron Hurley's The Mirror Empire for example. Fantastic book. Go get it. Then I interview Seanan McGuire, from way back. 

Relevant links: The Mirror Empire, Seanan's Blog

What I'm writing now*: We Need the Eggs: detectives, wetware, and roller derby. Its status is proposal-under-edit-after-agent-comments. PUEAAC, if you will. 

What I'm reading now: The Mirror Empire

 

*Like, right this second, today. I have many irons in the fire, but this isn't the place to list them. So if I list something else later, don't think I write books within days. 

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ISBW 332 - Feedback

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000

We take feedback from email and twitter, talk research, diversity, and platforms and social media. 

Don't forget to support the show via Patreon!

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ISBW #331 - In Memory, Grief, Writing

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:00:00 +0000

I am recovering from London, deaths in the family, and deaths in the extended friendship family. I broke my magic spreadsheet chain. It's been rough. 

LonCon was awesome, though, and I will cover that at some future time. 

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ISBW #330 - Amazon vs Hachette // Kirsty Logan Interview

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:25 +0000

I have a couple of horses in this Amazon vs Hachette race, and although I will admit I don't fully understand all the details, I will say that I really dislike absolutes.

On a brighter note, we talk to Kirsty Logan

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ISBW #329 - Feedback

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000

Writing and running and grammar and thanks SO much for pushing the show past the $300 level in Patreon! 

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ISBW #328 - Taking Care of Yourself // Gail Carriger interview

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:03:06 +0000

This week we welcome Gail Carriger back to the show, and talk about taking care of yourself. Hint- it's not romantic to treat yourself like crap in order to brag that you're not sleeping or drinking too much in order to feel like a "real" writer. 

Don't forget to check out the Patreon and support the podcast!

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ISBW #327 - Feedback

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:11:12 +0000

Hello new listeners! We have a feedback show for you. Coming soon- interview with Gail Carriger!

Don't forget to support my Patreon.

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ISBW #326 - Entitlement // Pip Ballantine Interview

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000

It's time to talk entitlement - readers who expect too much, AND authors/publishers who expect too much. Then we talk to Pip Ballantine.

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ISBW 325 - Feedback

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:17:33 +0000

We talk pen names, editing, and characters. 

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ISBW 324 - Waiting. And Marie Bilodeau interview

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:16:26 +0000

I am not terribly productive because I'm in a rut. 

 

And I didn't say this in the podcast, but RIP Jay Lake. :( 

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ISBW #323 - Feedback show

Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000

I know, two shows in a week. Crazypants. The biggest thing we talk about is the advice for the sailor who wants to write on his iPad. Storyist is the most popular app, mentioned by a lot of people.

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ISBW #322 - SUPER LONG (EXPLICIT) AGENT INTERVIEW EPISODE

Wed, 21 May 2014 16:34:01 +0000

I talk about my skepticism for productivity sites, and then have a LONG talk with my agent, Jen Udden, asking lots and lots of questions. There was wine. And a bit of swearing. 

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ISBW #321 - Feedback show!

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:04:20 +0000

I go through the emails and discuss series, and agents, and iPad word processors.

Don't forget to support the site via Patreon!

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Cooking the Books #001 - Mur Lafferty Interview

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:58:07 +0000

We take a small detour and host Fran Wilde's first podcast for her blog Cooking the Books. And the interview is with me! How cool is that? 

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ISBW #320 - Depression // Adam Christopher Interview

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:23:49 +0000

Depression sucks. Many people talk about it.  Depression Lies - The Bloggess Depression Part Two - Hyperbole and a Half But paying it forward is nice, as PJ Schnyder is doing at RT Booklover's Convention. The Hugo slate was announced. There are many things to be happy and annoyed about. But the core issue is, read the works, vote as you see fit.  And we talk to Adam Christopher, author of the Burning Dark* and long-time listener of the show! You know, at some point you'd think I would get jealous of people who started writing seriously after starting to listen to me, and then their career took off like gangbusters and outpaced me something terrible, but I still am just absolutely giddy to hear success stories from listeners.  And don't forget, the Storium Kickstarter is still going strong, and you can always support the podcast via Patreon! *Affiliate link [...]


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ISBW #319 - Feedback

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:42:42 +0000

I go through the feedback. Note, I didn't get to all the feeback because I will soon have an interview with my agent, Jen Udden, and will ask her the remaining questions. 

 

Hey! Did you know I have a Patreon account? Support me and save puppies from giant hawk attacks! (or just support the show. That works too)

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ISBW #318 - Read the fine print // Max Gladstone Interview

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:47:07 +0000

I was delighted to interview my buddy Max Gladstone, and I only held onto the interview for like 3 months. And then realized we got cut off at the end. BUT IT IS A GOOD INTERVIEW DANGIT. 

I also give my opinions of reading the fine print, told in the perspective of the Amtrak Writer's Residency idea. 

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ISBW #317 - Feedback

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:14:21 +0000

From publishers making you write, to how many rejections are too many! In this show we cover what to do at each milestone of rejections. There is no maximum number of rejections you can get before you should stop writing. But you should mark the milestones regardless: 100 rejections: Go to Google and search for your favorite author and see if you can find how many rejections THEY got before they had a sale. This will also test your Google skills, as the search may be difficult. Learn about JK Rowling's homelessness, etc. 200 rejections: Send a favorite author an email. Ask for an atta-girl/boy. Or if that scares you, tweet @MykeCole (who may also be your favorite author!) and say you need encouragement. He will deliver. Or heck, tweet at me - @mightymur. 300 rejections: Join a writer's group. If you can't find one, create one at your local library. 400 rejections: Go to your vineyard's* website and order a cheap bottle of wine to feel sorry for yourself, and order the most expensive bottle you can because you are a damn working writer and deserve to be rewarded for it. 500 rejections: start a betting pool to see how many rejections you will gather before you get a sale. [may be illegal in your state] 600 rejections: Start your own podcast. * I know wine isn't everyone's thing. Consider chocolate, or potato chips, or coffee. Whatever decadence you enjoy. [...]


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ISBW #316 - Confidence // Madeline Ashby Interview

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:44:03 +0000

[If you're here from USAToday.com, welcome!]

This episode we discuss how I've been writing out of order, and how lack of confidence creates a bit of a roadblock. Then we talk to Madeline Ashby, the awesome SF writer. Check out her books vN and iD.

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ISBW #315 - Myke Cole Interview

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000

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Myke Cole has a new book out, finishing his Shadow Ops trilogy! He's a great author and a very giving guy.


 Ghost Train to New Orleans – Out March 4

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ISBW #314 - Rapid Fire: Marketing

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000

I have a book coming out in a month! Time to discuss marketing options. 

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ISBW #313 - (OLDER SHOW) Teri Karobonik Interview

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:31:00 +0000

Recorded early January, I'm just now getting this up. Sorry about that. But I talked to Teri Karobonik, an IP lawyer who got her career idea from a show I did a very long time ago!

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ISBE #312 - Returning, and Interview with Matt Lohr and Diane O'Bannon

Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:44:49 +0000

I'm back after NaNo stress! Hope you did well! And I talk to Matt Lohr and Diane O'Bannon, co-authors of Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure.

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NaNoWriMo podcast day 30 - The End

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 00:31:00 +0000

Did you finish? I didn't! Here's the last episode for all you winners, and 'losers' too!

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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 25 - When in Doubt #5 - Consume media!

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:02:28 +0000

Some people want to be "pure" when they write, consuming no media, and definitely not things associated with what they are writing. I say PISH TOSH.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 24 - Should you take a day off?

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

It's the holidays, things are stressful, and you might be wanting to take some time off. Should you? And sorry about the lack of prompts for the next few eps. I didn't have the energy and then I didn't have the time. Writing prompt- Monsters! Monsters, aliens, vampires, zombies, etc, they all need things to survive. Even supernaturals, if they don't eat, they either get very cranky or very slow/sick. So if your characters comes across a monster, consider its habitat. It didn't come to be in that room/cave/what have you just waiting for the character. It had to be eating something this time. What - or who - was it? Wordcount at end of day: 40,000 Words left to write: 10,000 My NaNoWriMo Page Theme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 23 - Thanksgiving preparation

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Sorry to international fans, we're talking about how to get through Thanksgiving! And sorry about the lack of prompts for the next few eps. I didn't have the energy and then I didn't have the time. Writing prompt- What's your character's favorite holiday? And if they're not of this earth, there should still be holidays, and which one do they prefer? Wordcount at end of day: 38,341 Words left to write: 11,659 My NaNoWriMo Page Theme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 22 - Taking Care of Yourself

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:19:46 +0000

Through all this stress you need to remember to take care of yourself. And sorry about the lack of prompts for the next few eps. I didn't have the energy and then I didnt have the time. Writing prompt- Think about what your character does to relax - they should have something. And then deny them that thing. Wordcount at end of day: 36,674 Words left to write: 13,326 My NaNoWriMo Page Theme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 21 - Middles

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:17:43 +0000

Some people have trouble with middles. There are many little conflicts that are stepping stones. No prompt in the audio, but here's your prompt for the day: Think of five little conflicts that get in the way of your character as they work to fix the big conflict. Interpersonal clashes, a jerk on the highway, Internet going down, the priestess gets sick the night of the ritual, etc.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 20 - When In Doubt #3 - Look into the past

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:30:00 +0000

Our past is what builds our characters, and if your character is feeling weak, look into what in their past made them what they are. A good flashback is 300-1000 words, easy.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 19 - What if you fall behind?

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:30:00 +0000

Is it over for me? For you? Realism and hope battle today!


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 18 - Word padding

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:12:21 +0000

How do you flesh out those scenes? And I forgot your wordcount, but you can see it in the footnote here.


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ISBW #311 - Feedback Show!

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

I come up for air from NaNoWriMo and get some feedback into your ears.

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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 16 - "Can I read what you have so far?"

Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:29:24 +0000

Loved ones will be interested. Don't let them derail you. Be NICE, but any comment can be disaster at this stage.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 15 - When in doubt #3

Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:28:32 +0000

Sometimes you just need ot ask your brain, "What do you really want to say here?" And maybe your brain will answer.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special - Day 14 - Where to get ideas

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:54:52 +0000

We hate the question "where do you get your ideas?" ... until you actually need to know where to get ideas.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 13 - Guest Starring Princess Scientist

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 02:47:11 +0000

I had a rough day, sorry I'm posting this so late! We are joined by the eleven-year-old Princess Scientist, who talks about her attempt at NaNo. 


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 12 - Conflict

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:48:09 +0000

Conflict can have several levels to make your story more complex.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 11 - Alternate ways to write

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:48:25 +0000

What if you don't have a word processor?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 10 - When in Doubt #2 - Write a new scene

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Changing gears can do wonders for your brain. If you're on a tough scene, then write something else.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 9 - What NOT to stress over

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000

What are others writing? Did my last scene suck? Should I really be doing this?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 8 - Writing the Taboo

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:20:22 +0000

Should you write what scares you? Should you experiment with taboos?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 7 - Help! I've written into a corner!

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:07:08 +0000

That lovely mental image of the painter, painting the floor, and the whole floor is done and the painter is in the corner, with no escape. What should she do?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 6 - Starting late / catching up

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:59:33 +0000

Is it too late to start NaNoWriMo? What if you're already behind?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 5 - When in Doubt: Flashback

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

You're going to hit walls during writing, and I'll be giving you ways around, or through, those walls throughout the month. Advice 1- when in doubt, throw in a flashback.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 4 - Writing Out of Order

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

If you get stuck, don't worry about it. Write the scene you feel comfortable writing, and make a note that the difficult scene is missing. Easiest done with Scrivener or note cards.


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ISBW #310 - Writing Rituals // Tobias Buckell Interview (live from WorldCon!)

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Building a ritual can help you write. But what happens when that goes away? Also, I talked to the utterly charming Tobias Buckell at WorldCon this year about his books, writing multicultural characters (and fighting back when people complain about non-white protagonists.)

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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 3 - Writing Crap

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

The number one rule of I Should Be Writing is also the number one rule of NaNoWriMo. You are allowed to write bad stuff. Because how will you ever learn to be good until you allow yourself to write crap instead of obsessing over it?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 2 - Beginnings

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Some people stumble at the beginnings, but I am here to say STUMBLE NOT.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode 1 - Characters

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Question from Twitter! How do you write characters without ripping off some other medium?


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode G - Halloween and the Midnight Hour

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Apologies to Carrie Vaughn for stealing her book title.  This is it! Remember what you have learned. I'll be stressing along beside you. My NaNoWriMo PageTheme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW Good Cop Bad Cop #5 - The Return

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000

NSFW - Matt is back. We talk about Chuck Wendig, Aristotle, we name our new GCBC intern (who may be psychotic), and the questions of people who are gluttons for punishment. [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode F - The Editor, and NaNoWriMo for Kids

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Guest starring Princess Scientist, my 11 year old daughter. Kill the editor. Put it in its box for a whole freaking month.


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode E - The Routine

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Even though I recently said routines are dangerous, for a project like NaNoWriMo, they're very useful.


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ISBW #309 - Metacast

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:52:11 +0000

The state of the show, the state of me. Denials of podfading.

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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode D - Community Pros and Cons

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:36:16 +0000

Writing is lonely, but we kind of need that solitude to actually get things done. NaNoWriMo community participation is fun and supportive, but it can have a down side. ISBW Forum Thread on NaNoWriMo Debs & Errol NaNo Etiquette Post Night of Writing Dangerously My NaNoWriMo PageTheme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode C - Discipline

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 01:59:15 +0000

Tips for avoiding online distractions.  Magic Spreadsheet Freedom AntiSocial (Chrome plugin) My NaNoWriMo PageTheme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode B - Tools to Keep You Sane

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Time to talk tools and the like. Links! Susanna’s Pacemaker Scrivener Writertopia NaNoWriMo Widgets NaNo Saga for iOS (link to App Store) CrashPlan External Hard Drives on Amazon.com ChromeBook My NaNoWriMo PageTheme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW NaNoWriMo Special Episode A - Prepping the Support Structure

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Welcome to the daily show for NaNoWriMo crazy people! We talk support structures, and how important the people in your life are to your success. Can you do it without them? Yes. But it's easier with them on your side.  Theme music by John Anealio [...]


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ISBW #306 - Huge Feedback Show #2

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000

Catching up on feedback! Show notes below. Watch Twitter - @mightymur- if you want to do a meetup at WorldCon! Once I get a lay of the land, I'll set something up. Agent hunting: Agentquery.com and AbsoluteWrite.com Voice Dreamtext to speech Toronto Workshop information Ira Glass on Creativity: src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PbC4gqZGPSY" width="560" height="315"> [...]


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ISBW #305 - Rapid Fire, Pre-WorldCon!

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:41:24 +0000

It's time for WorldCon! Helsinki bid FTW!

Watch Twitter - @mightymur - if you want to do a meetup at WorldCon! Once I get a lay of the land, I'll set something up.

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ISbW #304 - Rapid Fire - One Opinion

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000

I got to remember that one opinion is just that. One. Someone else may have another opinion on your work.  Ellen Datlow's Long List Honorable Mention Year's Best Horror List (Also, it says 303 in the podcast, I forgot i had #303 queued up and this is 304.) [...]


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ISBW #303 - Rapid Fire - Real Writers

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000

The discussion of "real writers" has come up again. And I get ranty.

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