Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 22: Fanfiction and Inspiration vs. Plagiarism

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the morality of writing fanfiction, the joys of fandom and whether or not publishing stories that originated there is plagiarism.

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What about you?
Have you written fan fiction? Do you think authors have a right to forbid it?
And how do you feel about former fanfiction now sold as original work?
Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 21: Looking back on a Year of Writing

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss their year of writing seriously, for publication and more than they could ever have imagined.

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What about you? What have you learned last year?

Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 20: The Show vs. Tell Paradigm

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the writing maxim of Show Don’t Tell and where we agree with it and where we feel it’s a little too generalizing.

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What about you? What do you feel about Show Don’t Tell?

Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 19: Nanowrimo 2013 – Getting Unstuck

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss Nanowrimo again and talk about ways to help yourself when writing gets hard and you can’t see the way forward.

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What about you?
How do you get unstuck?
Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).
The resources we mention in this podcast are:
Lilt on Writer's Block


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Episode 18: Nanowrimo – the good and the bad

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss Nanowrimo, both taking part in it and the broader implications on taking part as an author. How can you make the most of nano without falling prey to some of it’s less positive aspects?

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What about you?
Are you taking part in Nanowrimo? How is your experience with it?
Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).
The resources we mention in this podcast are:
Lilt on Writer's Block
Row80 (A Round of Words in 80 Days)
List of Timed Challenges
MiniWriMo

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Episode 17: October Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month October and chat the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
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What about you? What do you think about Divergent?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

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The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were 
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Free Four - Veronica Roth

The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 16: Rewriting

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the difference between editing and rewriting, when the latter is necessary and how to do it.

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What about you? Do you have any good rewriting stories?


Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 15: Book Beginnings

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss hooks, book beginnings and the complicated issue of trying to give writing any rules at all.

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What about you?
What kind of beginnings make you excited to read on?
Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 14: September Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month September and chat about Janet Fitch, Haruki Murakami and Alice Sebold and the strange experience of reading disappointing books by authors you love.

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What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were:
Paint it Black -Janet Fitch
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
After Dark - Haruki Murakami
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Lucky - Alice Sebold
Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
A Child in Time - Ian McEwan
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Slam - Nick Hornby
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 13: Writer’s Block – Myth vs. Reality

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the term Writer’s Block, why it’s so destructive and how to deal with it in ways that helps to keep writing anyway.

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What about you?
How do you get rid of Writer’s Block?
Have you found any root causes you were able to combat?
Credits:

Helpful programs discussed in this episode are:
Write or Die
Focus@Will
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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