Talkin' Birds
Talkin' Birds
Nov 22, 2020
#807 Nov. 22, 2020
Play • 30 min
On our latest show (#807 11/22): owl stories from New York City and Cape Cod; a bird with a twisted bill; and superstar conservationist and birder Tykee James
How Writers Write
How Writers Write
Hosted by Brian Murphy
Monday Motivation - Together in Story
For a lot of you, I know 2020 was an intense year. And, unfortunately, we've kicked off 2021 with a bang. In our world there is political and social instability. So many of you have lost your jobs or face economic insecurity. The past season has been a challenge. And... I feel you. I started a new business in 2020... arguably the worst timing in history. Ha. This show, and all of How Writers Write is not political. And that isn't because I don't have my own personal politics. I mean, I studied political science in undergrad. Of course I have my beliefs, and like many of you I am very passionate about what I believe and stand for. I keep politics out of How Writers Write because I believe in something more important: our stories. I have this north-star belief that our stories are the most powerful thing we have to share. To authentically tell the stories that are begging to come out of us is one of the most fulfilling and healing activities we can do. And to learn how to listen—to really listen— to another person's story is just as powerful. I believe the world would be about one billion times better if we authentically told our stories and learned to compassionately listen to others. What is more healing, more understanding? In what way can you empathize with another? In what other way can you be better understood? Oftentimes, I'm like many of you, I feel totally powerless in a world that seems to be disintegrating. I can so easily spiral into despondency. And when I hit the bottom of that despair, the one thing I come back to, the one thing I know i can do, is to tell my story, listen to others, and encourage around me to do the same. Take care of yourself. Feed your soul. Tell your story. Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you have a wonderful week of writing Support the show (http://www.howwriterswrite.com)
4 min
The Nib Section
The Nib Section
The Nib Section
70 - End-of-year Q&A
2020 is nearly over and not a moment too soon! We answer all your burning questions in this Q&A episode. This episode features Sharyn (@sharynzha), Tav (@nunc_est_scribendi), Brian (@briansaputro) and Diana (@thegrynne). FORMAT 04:46—WWAWW Sharyn: Sailor Fude de Mannen Tav: Montblanc Meisterstuck 144 Burgundy OBB w/ Taccia Ao Brian: Pilot Vanishing Point Raden Stripes M w/ Sailor Shigure Diana: Nakaya Decapod Twist Heki-tamenuri SM w/ Sailor Tokiwa-matsu 15:14—Reviews 23:20—Q&A Pilot Lady White Fountain Pen Sakura - PenSachi @jazorilla Fountain Pen Revolution Lotus Pens Ranga Pens Airmail/Wality - Kiwi Pens Fountain Pen Association of India ASA Pens Esterbrook Pens Krishna Inks Krishna Inks Clarification and Apology PenBBS Inks - The Desk Bandit Flexible Nib Factory Daniel Smith Lapis Lazuli Genuine Kermit Oliver - Hermes Scarf Catalogue Laurence Bourthoumieux - Hermes Scarf Catalogue @octavemarsal Dimitri Rybaltchenko - Hermes Scarf Catalogue @sebby.lion @sossejdog Noodler’s Konrad Rollerball - Goldspot Delta Journal Fountain Pens - Goulet Pens The Long Night Star Trek Discovery The Mandalorian The Untamed The Personal History of David Copperfield Hobonichi 1:32:00—Recommendations A Recipe for Seduction - A KFC and Lifetime Original Mini-movie BlocHaus Marrickville Tasting History with Max Miller Andrew Clark Pottery (@andclark) 1:37:16—Thanks and Credits Producers: Sharyn Zha, Taveet Sinanian and Diana Dai. Recording and editing: Diana Dai. Music: Michael Pearce. Logo: Will H. Smith. Logo artwork: Melissa Graf.
1 hr 38 min
Fiction Writing Made Easy
Fiction Writing Made Easy
Savannah Gilbo
3 Reasons Why You're Not Writing
*In today's episode, I'm going to cover three roadblocks that might be keeping you from writing.* Here's a preview of what's included: [01:45] So much of writing or editing a book has to do with managing your mind. And there’s no getting out of having to manage your mind either -- you can understand story structure, you can study all the books and take all the courses on character creation or worldbuilding or whatever, but until you understand that what you think about is going to create the emotion that either drives the action or inaction, you’re never going to take action. [02:45] Reason #1: You're stuck doing a bunch of busywork. What does this look like? Filling out character questionnaires, spending way too much time worldbuilding, taking all the courses, reading all the books, doing all the "things" -- except writing. [05:05] Reason #2: You're giving yourself too much time to get things done. What does this look like? * *You're putting in the time to “work on your novel”, what you actually produce doesn’t line up with the many hours you’ve been working. [08:45] Reason #3: You're avoiding failure or feelings of discomfort. What does this look like? Not taking chances. Not putting yourself out there. Not finishing a draft. [12:00] Key points and episode recap. *Subscribe & Review in Apple Podcasts* Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode! Especially because I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. So, click here to subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts! If you're already a subscriber, and if you enjoy the show, I would be really grateful if you left a review over on Apple Podcasts, too. Those reviews help other writers find my podcast and they’re also super fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the show is. Thanks in advance! *Links mentioned in this episode:* * The #1 Myth That Holds Writers Back (podcast and article) P.S. Did you know that I have a Facebook group just for fiction writers? In this private group, we talk about all things writing, editing, and publishing fiction. It's free to join and you can request access here. Hope to see you there!
14 min
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