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It’s feedback time, including another note to check out the excellent Writing the Other. Sometimes they have a course, both online and a retreat, so keep your eye out for more opportunities.
And I talk about writing rules. Do you REALLY have to write every day? Avoid adverbs? Is it do or do not, there is no middle ground?
I recorded this live on Periscope. It’s short, but I’ll be back soon with MOAR.
(Good lord has it been two months? Shame. SHAME. But then I was supposed to have a tea party with Failure, and accept it happens, so I’m accepting this failure and then moving on. I should probably do an episode on the tea with failure.)
11 years ago today, I tried a thing called “podcasting.”
It’s gone OK since then. Stuff has happened. It’s been neat.
I also talk to Raven Oak, one of the authors in the Joy to the Worlds anthology, out now!
It’s a feedback time, and so we’re gonna talk.
Coming to terms with my fear, and how it’s holding me back. So it’s time to embrace failure.
It’s NaNoWriMo day! Here’s a special episode for you: if the haters make you hesitate on whether you should do this or not, then listen to this episode. Also, there’s some feedback at the end!
I recorded it a little over a week ago, before my vacation, hence the time lag.
In case you don’t know, I am doing a daily show for my Patreon supporters. All you have to do is support at $1 a month and you can get a daily audio or video note from me! If you’re not up for a dollar, then you can look into the past episodes about NaNoWriMo where I discuss advice, tools, and more. Note – one of my favorite tracking tools has been updated! Check out Susanna’s Pacemaker! Here’s a link to my daily goals, with consideration to write less on the weekends.
Today’s podcast brought to you by ISBW Hall of Famer Ben Seims! This month’s theme song is by John Anealio!
My progress compared with my friend Andrea Phillips:
And then my favorite tracker, from Writertopia
- Wordcount at end of day: 1,667
- Words left to write: 48,333
- My NaNoWriMo Page
- Theme music by John Anealio
As we look forward two weeks to NaNoWriMo, I have to talk about something very unpopular. This year I challenge you to kill your darlings.
DID YOU KNOW:
if you support this show via Patreon, even at $1 a month, you will get a daily NaNoWriMo email and sound or video show from me?
This is episode one, by Max Gladstone! You’ll remember him from the tiara club of 2013. —>
My first episode is number four, linked below the line.
This show brought to you by Hall of Famer Scott Bennett. Thanks Scott!
I’m still working on my book. I’m kind of focused, podcasting is hard. BUT we have a Peter Orullian interview!
This show brought to you by Hall of Famer Kaal. Thanks Kaal!
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What happens when no one believes in you but you? You go to freaking work, that’s what you do.
Then I talked to Fran Wilde back in February about her new book Updraft, which is out right now!
This episode brought to you by ISBW Hall of Famer Elizabeth. Thanks, Elizabeth!
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