Archive | August, 2017

PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – Redemption and Revenge

Hey guys! Our apologies for the late episode; Kelly is taking over editing duties while JJ finishes up the revisions on SHADOWSONG and her technical ineptitude, plus ancient equipment, plus mercury in retrograde all conspired against us. Thanks for your patience! This week we’re talking about some of our favorite core narratives: Redemption and Revenge. Redemption These are Kelly’s favorite! Excellent examples are Zuko from Avatar the Last Airbender and Helena from Orphan Black. Redemption […]

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On Waiting As Writers

It’s no secret that writers spend a lot of time waiting. When drafting: We wait for inspiration. We wait for time to write. When revising: We wait for critique partners to send feedback. When entering online writing contests: We wait to be chosen. When querying: We wait for agents to fall in love with our work. When on submission: We wait for editors to fall in love with our work. When the book deal is signed: We […]

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Building Writerly Friendships

Hi all! Today I want to talk a little bit about friendships between writers. As I was searching for a topic for this post over the past few days, I also was looking forward to having lunch with Meghan Rogers, an author I met last year. Meghan and I both debuted in 2016 and published sequel novels this year (if you’re unfamiliar with Meghan’s amazing Raven Files books, you can read about them on her […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Archetypes – Heist Narratives

This week Kelly and JJ continue their Summer of Archetypes with HEIST NARRATIVES. We’re cheating a bit as Heist Narratives are really more of a plot construction than an ARCHETYPE, per se, but we wanted to talk about movies and stories we love! Also a tangent into the adventure genre of story, a la Indiana Jones, and…a lot of Nic Cage’s filmography. Show Notes The Heist narrative is more of a plot construction than an […]

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Once You’ve Finished Reading

I was listening to the radio today and the host mentioned her lack of interest in visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Gasp! I know- right?) despite having enjoyed the books. She said that while she understands that fans of the book want to walk down Diagon Alley or select a wand or sample Butter Beer, she prefers to read a book and be done with it. I was particularly struck by this comment, […]

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