100 episodes

Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you.

I Should Be Writing Mur Lafferty

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    • 4.3 • 38 Ratings

Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you.

    NEWS and Audience Choice

    NEWS and Audience Choice

    I'm a HUGO FINALIST! Escape Pod is up for Best Semiprozine, and SB Divya and I got nominated for Best Editor (Short form)! See all the nominees here!

    • 34 min
    Avoiding Cliches

    Avoiding Cliches

    It's easy to slip into stereotypes when you  are writing someone different from yourself. I have some thoughts on how to avoid that.

    • 35 min
    Bad Advice

    Bad Advice

    Aside from bringing the Internet down on your head when you say stuff like horror can't be in space, blanket advice is harmful in other ways, too.

    • 39 min
    Fear Is Like the Wind or Something

    Fear Is Like the Wind or Something

    I'm realizing that fear is often connected to the lack of control in a situation. Such as submitting to an editor or publishing a book. You might as well try to control the tides.

    Also, I'm a NYT Bestseller now! Or part of one, anyway. (I wrote one of the Minecraft novels!)

    • 18 min
    Writing Is Like Running, Except When It's Not

    Writing Is Like Running, Except When It's Not

    Practice and expectation of improvement are similar components between writing and running, but there's a big difference.

    • 34 min
    Staying Monogamous to WIP

    Staying Monogamous to WIP

    It's a standard feeling that once you get used to your current WiP and you may have hit a snag here and there, you will get the desire to focus on another, newer, shinier project. This is totally normal, everyone from a newbie to a pro feels this. But the question is, what do you do when you feel like that?

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Peachtess ,

A great resource for new writers

This is a great resource for new writers. Full of useful information and tips that anyone interested in writing and publishing should know. Please keep them coming.

Sorana3 ,

Hooked from one episode

Only listened to one episode so far, and already I'm loving how relatable it is. Especially about the bad days. Strangely it makes me feel more hopeful. Can't wait to listen more, and maybe even buy the book :)

Peter Byrne ,

A refreshingly honest look at writing and being a writer.

Mur does a fantastic job of sharing a frank, down-to-earth portrayal of the act of writing and the life of a writer. No romantic pie-in-the-sky notions here, just an impressively honest look at all the stress, joy, and day-to-day-ness of writing. Well worth listening to if you consider yourself a writer, aspiring or otherwise.

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