Anna and Emily offer angst, tips, and laughter for your writing journey.
45: Taking Chances with Maggie Giles
Anna chats with Maggie Giles, debut author of THE THINGS WE LOST. They discuss women's fiction, taking chances on independent presses, and the importance of a supportive community.
Maggie Giles Website
THE THINGS WE LOST on Barnes and Noble
44: Using Character to Create Plot with Catherine Bakewell
Anna chats with Catherine Bakewell, debut author of WE ARE THE SONG. Together they chat about coping with a long writing journey, using character arcs as a method for plotting, how musicals are perfect examples of character beats, and... garlic bread with god.
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Catherine Bakewell's Website
Catherine Bakewell on Instagram
43: Q&A with Emily and Anna
Anna and Emily answer listener questions about whether to think about sequels, how to move onto another project when you're querying, and... why we are so cute????
Basic Pitches on Twitter
Basic Pitches on Instagram
Basic Pitches on Anchor
42: Updating Retellings for a Modern World with Lillie Lainoff
Anna chats with debut author Lillie Lainoff about bringing modern themes to retellings, changing up the pacing of novels to represent chronic illness, and the importance of research!
Lillie Lainoff's Website
ONE FOR ALL on Goodreads
41: Memoirs with Taylor Harris
Emily has an insightful chat with Taylor Harris about memoirs, the crossover of fiction to non-fiction writing, and the power of telling personal stories.
Taylor Harris Website
40: The Power of Beat Sheets
Anna and Emily discuss how beat sheets can really help when you're stuck-- especially if you draw from all different types of beat sheets!
Basic pitches is my absolute favorite podcast. Anna and Emily are so genuine, enthusiastic, and just plain fun. Every week, they share thoughts on writing craft, the publishing world, and each writer’s beautiful unique process. I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and I’m a forever Basic Pitches listener. Thank you both for working so hard to put this positivity out into the writing community.
What a great podcast!
Fun, informative, and a great time, like hanging out with writing friends!
Currently getting caught up
I’ve seen tweets from Emily and Anna and found their content helpful. The podcast is even better! Their content is helpful for writers and is so easy to understand and follow. Highly recommend!