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