This week, we're sharing what we've been doing since June. It's one of those episodes where we end up forgetting we're recording a podcast and just having a conversation between friends about what our current writing routines look like, and wha
In today’s episode we talk to Janelle Hardy, who is a writer, artist, host of the Personal Mythmaking Podcast. She is also the creator/teacher of a memoir-writing course called The Art of Personal Mythmaking. This process uses body-based trau
This week, we're delighted to have Emily Midorikawa back with us to discuss her new book, Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice, out now in both North America and the U.K, as well as her research process,
When we booked author Judith Warner on the show, we had a lot of questions for her about what writers (especially kid, YA and middle-grade fiction writers) need to know about middle-school friendship, and how that period affects the rest of our
Today, we have a short episode walking through our revision processes. As usual, this isn't prescriptive -- do things your way if they work, and you're not doing it wrong. But listen on if you are curious about what's been working for us!
Interviewing Yang Huang, a fiction writer and computer engineer, was a real delight. We had a chance to read her forthcoming novel, The Good Son, before this interview, and we loved the way her complex characters drove a surprising and satisf
We're here this week with a quick update, as well as an announcement of a fun new experiment! Listen for details, and join us by subscribing to our newsletter.
We also chat about the things we've learned in the last few years of developing sol
We are so excited to talk to Elizabeth Wetmore today, the author of the novel Valentine, which we loved. We also love her story about working on a book as long as it needs, and how she's balanced many jobs while believing in her writing all alo
This week, we're checking in with each other. We talk about how we're managing pandemic life and writing, and share revision woes, moving stories, #firstnovelneverdies, and things that are getting us through each day.
We'd love to hear from yo
In today’s episode, we talk to Tiffany Yates Martin, the author of the new book, Intuitive Editing: A Creative and Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing. This book, which we got to preview before the interview, gives a comprehensive and acce
In today’s episode, we bring you a conversation with writers and close friends, Shikha Malaviya and Soniah Kamal. Together, they talk about their how they went from strangers to close friends almost in the timespan of one phone conversation, ho
Today we are so excited to have Nina LaCour on our show. We have been HUGE fans of Nina’s for a long time. Nina is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton
This season, we’re exploring community. One of the reasons we started this podcast was we wanted to talk about writing and day jobs with other writers, and didn’t find an existing space. So when we wanted to be part of a small critique group, i
We wanted to take a second to talk to you after our long silence, which has coincided with the pandemic and the amazing activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, and … so much else.
We talk through a statement on our current t
We were originally planning another episode this week, but we decided to release this interview with meditation teacher, yoga teacher and writer Divya Kohli instead. Her new book, Finding Peace in Difficult Times, has been published speedily
We're here today with Jennie Nash, book coach and founder/CEO of Author Accelerator. Jennie has spent more than 30 years in the publishing industry. With 9 books under her belt, and more than a decade coaching bestselling authors like L
In today's episode, we talk about finishing things -- work projects, drafts, you name it -- and the different types of Big Finishing Energy. We also talk about how structure helps you drop it later, being bored on purpose, and the reading and w
In this episode, we talk to two of the three co-hosts of the #amwriting podcast. (We are huge fans of that podcast, in case you haven't noticed.) We talk with them about the benefits of having a friendship that is just about writing, about th
Today, we’re sharing a conversation with a couple of writers who are definite goals – as writers, of course, but especially as friends. Zan Romanoff and Miranda Popkey met in college, and they talk to us about how their friendship has evolved
Today, we revisit the fundamental question of this podcast: how does a day job and writing fit together? What have we learned in the past few years, and what have the job changes we've both experienced taught us about this balancing act? We'd
Today, we talk about how we've been stuck lately and what we're doing to get unstuck. Sometimes writing is hard for reasons outside your control, like being sick, and sometimes it's hard because you're not sure what to do next. We talk about wh
Today's episode is a fascinating discussion of the science of friendship with author, science writer and editor Lydia Denworth. Before this interview, we read her excellent new book, Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power
Today's episode is less of a wild-eyed goal-setting session and more a conversation about our perspectives for this year. We share one thing we're bringing with us from 2019 (everything else can burn), one thing we're excited about for 2020, an
This episode is the second of what we're calling Marginally Podcast situation guides, a type of episode designed to share some tips from what we’ve learned as day-job-writers. In this episode, Meghan shares some of what she's learned about writ
This episode is the first of what we're calling Marginally Podcast situation guides, a new type of episode designed to share some tips from what we’ve learned as day-job-writers. In this episode, Olivia shares some of what she's learned about w
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