This podcast is all about trying to live a happy, better life and being happier, better people and how you can use those skills in writing and vice versa. But we’re not perfect, just like our podcast. We’re cool with that.
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Bonus content will be on the RSS feed links or here as subpages off this page. There are new episodes every Tuesday.
Why A Podcast About Writing and Life and Dogs?
Life doesn’t go the way we want it to a lot of the time. Your kid gets a speeding ticket. You can lose your job, your mom, your friend. Life is improvisation and yeah – the whole seize the day thing is a cliché because it’s important.
So to enjoy life you’ve got to be a good improviser. What does it take to be a good improviser?
- Be aware. Be awake. Don’t succumb to numbness. Be brave! Say yes to things!
- Be aware of other people. Not just focused on yourself.
- Say yes to things. Live your biggest damn life and take chances.
Those are the same things that make you a good writer and a good significant other, friend, and dog owner. Weird, right?
Writing Tip – Say yes to experiences and to writing about them. When you look at the page, don’t see emptiness, see possibility.
Dog Tip – Say yes to every new experience! And don’t just say yes, SAY YES!!! Live your life with exclamation marks and joy.
Hey! There’s some bonus content over on my website with links to free things. FREE THINGS!
Episode Two is Here – Living with A Writer!
Episode Three is Here – The Library of Snores
Bonus Episode #1 is Here – Solo podcast about How Carrie Messed Up Everything and Was Still Traditionally Published
Bonus Episode #2 is Here – Solo podcast about Embracing Your Weird
Episode 4 is Here – Does Bono Like Donkeys? How to Create Character – Sort of
Episode Five is here – White Russians Have Three Ingredients, Darn it!
Episode Six is Here – “I’m Getting a Bag Right Now!” How We Talk Matters.
Bonus Episode 3 – “Shaun Doesn’t Read Anymore.” Why? Because he’s married to a writer. Um… Ouch.
Episode 7 is Here – “Baked Spaghetti” and not all demographics/characters have the same experience.
Episode 8 is Here – “Your Voice is Your Own” and we show it by illustrating the difference in Shaun’s voice and Carrie’s.
Episode 9 is Here – “Are you a lonely writer? Critique me, baby.” Quick hints about being a guru (Just kidding!), critique partners, and beta readers.
Episode 10 is Here – “Brainstorming – It sounds sort of nasty.” Five ways to brainstorm story ideas and Shaun being silly.
Episode 11 is Here – “Emotional Resonance and Alleged Sock Thefts – Live messy. Live Large.”
Episode 12 is Here – Make Your Self and Your Characters Memorable
Episode 13 is Here – Three Hot Tips for Success Even After You’ve Screwed Up
Episode 14 is here – Live Your Life Like a Dog – Focus on Experience and Be Better
Episode 15 is here – How To Be Happy Even If You’re a Writer
Episode 16 is here – Perfectionists aren’t perfect
Episode 17 is here – First Drafts Suck, But So Do A Lot of Things, It’s Okay
Episode 18 is here – Writers, Be Simple
Episode 19 is here – Writing Heroes that Don’t Suck
Episode 20 is here – Finding Direction, Facing Failure
Episode 21 is here – Worst Case Scenarios are Bad for Your Heart and Good for Your Writing
Episode 22 is here – Writers, Go For the Gut!
Episode 23 is here – Carrie is Alpha. Gabby the Dog’s Story.
Episode 24 is here – Dude, Is that Even a Joke? It’s all about subtext.
Episode 25 is here – Carrie After Dark – Be Relentless
Episode 26 is here – Forcing Out the Bad.
Episode 27 is here – Don’t Be This Kind of Writer!
Episode 28 – Book Release Party and Conflicting Wants
Episode 29 – How to Hook Your Readers With Memorable Characters
Episode 30 – Let in the Good and Make Your Writing Career Grow
Episode 31– Hello Darkness, Writer’s Friend
Episode 32 – Writers, Swipe Right for Relationships
Episode 33 – Expert Tip for Beginning Writers and Also Curmudgeons.
Episode 34 – Talk to Me, Baby. Using Breath Units for Better Dialogue
Episode 35 – Be the Flamingo of Change for Yourself and Your Characters
EPISODE 35 – Stupid Writing Tips are Stupid
Episode 36 – Don’t Kick Away Your Shot
Episode 37 – Three Tips to Facing Your Writing Fears
Episode 38 – Advice About Writing Scary Stories