Tai Asks Why
Tai Asks Why
Oct 29, 2020
Ask Tai Why: Silence, no more humans, and the glow of the earth’s core
Play • 8 min

In this week's bonus segment Ask Tai Why, Tai takes questions from: Penelope Cook, Toronto: Is there such a thing as complete silence? Griff, Yukon: What comes after humans? Finley, Wakefield, Quebec: Does the core of the earth glow?

writing class radio
writing class radio
andrea askowitz and allison langer
Taking the Long Road, Writing About Transformation
Today’s show is about transformation. How does the narrator change? How does the narrator grow? You’ll hear a story by Autumn Hudson, an elite body tattoo artist, who went from dropping out of school, to drug addiction, to fulfilling her dream of becoming a tattoo artist. Autumn’s story exemplifies a narrator’s transformation. Writing Class Radio is co-hosted by Allison Langer (www.allisonlanger.com) and Andrea Askowitz (www.andreaaskowitz.com). This episode of Writing Class Radio is produced by Matt Cundill of Sound Off Media, Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer. Mia Pennekamp is our media specialist. Theme music is by Amadians. Additional music by Scott Gratton. For more Autumn Hudson and to see her work, find her on Instagram @autumnhudson.tattoos There’s more writing class on our website (www.writingclassradio.com), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/writingclassradio/), Instagram and Twitter (@wrtgclassradio). If you love the lessons you get on each episode, you can get them ALL in one place--our three-part video series--for $50. Click Video Classes on our website. If you want to be a part of the movement that helps people better understand each other through storytelling, follow us on Patreon. For $10/month Andrea will answer all your publishing questions. For $25/month you can join Allison’s First Draft weekly writers group, where you can write and share your work. Go to www.Patreon.com/writingclassradio or click here to support us
29 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
Writers, Ink
Writers, Ink
J.D. Barker and J. Thorn
Taking Risks to Pursue Your Dreams with Lisa Gardner
Lisa Gardner is no stranger to taking calculated risks as a writer. From leaving high-paying jobs to constantly letting go of agents and switching publishers, she has always lived by the phrase: “If you really want to write, you’re going to write." Lisa is a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller author who has sold millions of books worldwide. Among many outstanding works, she is well known for her debut novel, The Perfect Husband, a twisted story of love and suspense. Her latest publication, Before She Disappeared, is available tomorrow. From Amazon.com: New York Times #1 bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, criminal minds and twisted plots into a streak of bestselling suspense novels. Her 2010 novel, THE NEIGHBOR, won Best Thriller from the International Thriller Writers. Most recently, she was honored with the Silver Bullet Award for her work with at-risk kids and homeless animals. Lisa loves to hike, travel the world, and yes, read, read, read!   Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business - editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.   Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouses, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business. In this episode, you’ll discover: -How to kill a friend and maim a buddy -Why Lisa gets inspired by true stories -Why writing is a personality, not an art -The differences between calculated risks and impulsiveness -How to find your unique writing process Links: J. D. Barker - http://jdbarker.com/ J. Thorn - https://theauthorlife.com/ Lisa Gardner - https://www.lisagardner.com/ The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner - https://mybook.to/PerfectHusband Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner - https://mybook.to/SheDisappeared Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life - https://kobowritinglife.com/ Music by Nicorus - https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep  Voice Over by Rick Ganley - http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio - http://www.millpondstudio.com Contact - https://writersinkpodcast.com/contact/  *Full disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links.
41 min
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 Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
The Writer Files: Writing, Productivity, Creativity, and Neuroscience
Kelton Reid
How NY Times Bestselling Author Craig Johnson Writes
#PodcastersForJustice The award-winning mystery writer and popular crime novelist, Craig Johnson, spoke with me about his long-running Longmire series, shotgun self-realization, and how to write good books. "How am I ever gonna get seen? Write good books." — Craig Johnson Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the bedrock of the hit Netflix series of the same name. His latest novel is the 16th Sheriff Walt Longmire murder mystery, Next to Last Stand, a story that centers around Custer’s Last Fight, one of the most viewed paintings in American history. "Custer's Last Fight was copied and distributed by Anheuser-Busch at a rate of over two million copies a year and destroyed in a fire at the 7th Cavalry Headquarters in Fort Bliss, Texas, in 1946 . . . Or was it?" In a starred review, Library Journal said of the book, "... Johnson lightens the atmosphere in this complex, thought-provoking mystery that highlights art and Western history, emphasizing the contrast between Native accounts and white history." Craig is also the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please click subscribe to automatically see new interviews. In this file Craig Johnson and I discussed: * Why he chose to feature veterans in his latest book * The wisdom behind "Choose a job you love..." * How to host a virtual book tour event * His special relationship with the cast and crew of the Longmire TV series * And more! Show Notes: * CraigAllenJohnson.com * Next to Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson [Amazon] * Craig Johnson Amazon author page * Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira by Lou Diamond Phillips [Amazon] * Craig Johnson on FaceBook * Craig Johnson on Instagram * Craig Johnson on Twitter * Kelton Reid on Twitter
27 min
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