5: The Lies We Tell
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Danny and Bo reveal the lies they've told, especially to themselves. And then the fallout. Danny falls in love with two women but neither knows about the other. Everyone is happy, until he hears a knock at the door. Bo admits to his many sexual encounters with women, sometimes in the same day; all an attempt to cure himself from being gay.

Andrea talks about the importance of feedback and encourages the listener to find a writing group. She says feedback can be delicate, especially with any new writing and reveals her own difficulty receiving feedback, especially positive feedback as it poured in about this podcast. She talks about how important it is for students to resist the urge to comment on student's lives--as much as we want to say, "Dude, don't have sex with women who aren't your girlfriend!"--and to keep the feedback specific to the writing. And she encourages you to go to writingclassradio.com, or our Twitter or FB page and pick a daily prompt, set a timer and write. If you like what you wrote, Andrea says, "Keep going with that."

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