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Anna and Emily offer angst, tips, and laughter for your writing journey.

Basic Pitches Anna Mercier and Emily Thiede

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Anna and Emily offer angst, tips, and laughter for your writing journey.

    18: When to Let Go... of Drafts

    18: When to Let Go... of Drafts

    *WARNING* This week's episode contains drowsiness, lots of good advice, and some audio glitches. As such, it's not a "normal" episode. But what IS normal anyway? This week, Anna and Emily discuss when to gauge when to release projects into the hands of trusted CPs, the query trenches, and/or beta readers.



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    • 37 min
    17: Building Author Platform with E.J. Wenstrom

    17: Building Author Platform with E.J. Wenstrom

    Anna and Emily talk with author E.J. Wenstrom about her new dystopian book coming in August as well as how to build an author platform. Bonus content: ADHD bumpers and a guest dog appearance!


    E.J. Wenstrom on Twitter

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    Fantasy + Girls Podcast

    • 59 min
    16: Writing Resources

    16: Writing Resources

    Anna and Emily destroy their friendship... Wait. No. They ALMOST destroy their friendship while talking about writing resources that have helped them explore their craft.



    Scrivener

    Plottr

    Helping Writers Become Authors

    Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

    Jami Gold Worksheets

    • 59 min
    15: Managing Professional Jealousy with Jessica James

    15: Managing Professional Jealousy with Jessica James

    Anna and Emily chat with author Jessica James about surviving the querying trenches, navigating the winding round of publishing, and turning your professional jealousy (yes, we all have it) into something good for everyone!



    Jessica James on Twitter

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    • 52 min
    14: Worldbuilding

    14: Worldbuilding

    Between giggle fits and "pew pew pew" attacks, Anna and Emily share their thoughts, tips, and perspectives on worldbuilding for all genres.



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    • 55 min
    13: Work, Life, ... Video Games? Chatting with Lyndsay Ely

    13: Work, Life, ... Video Games? Chatting with Lyndsay Ely

    Anna and Emily chat with Lyndsay Ely about balancing work, life, and all the side hustles and pressures that come with being a writer. Plus, you get to hear some behind the scenes info about her new book OVERWATCH DEADLOCK REBELS out June 1st, 2021!



    Lyndsay Ely's Website

    DEADLOCK REBELS preorder

    THE LAST FINESTRA on GoodReads

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

lima*bean ,

Awesome podcast!

Anna and Emily are filling a void in my podcast list with such cheer and heart. Love this pod.

meinzert ,

Favorite Podcast Ever

I love this podcast so much. Listening to it is like hanging with friends. Emily and Anna are hilarious. They also give such good advice. I save episodes for days when I’m struggling to write because it makes me feel so happy and motivated ❤️❤️❤️

Momunculus ,

Inspiring!

I love this podcast, I’m always excited to write after listening to an episode

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