Head Trip is a free audio podcast hosted by Jackson Tandy every week.
#44 Honing Your Writing Process and the Pantsers vs Plotters Dichotomy
This episode of more of a kite than a jet plane. I'm giving updates on Tomorrow City, talking about the Myth of the Rockstar Creative, How to Develop Your Process as Writer, and Breaking Down the Pantser vs. Plotter Dichotomy
#43 Emerson, Self-Reliance, and the Best Kind of Armor for Self-Doubt
How to deal with self-doubt when creating? There's only two ways to do it, either you become the greatest in the world, above all possible reproach, OR you lean into your uniqueness. As Emerson says, you till the plot of land that only you can till.
#42 Time as Narrative Device: Slaughterhouse Five, Name of the Wind, Scott Lynch and the Gentlemen Bastards Series
I'm calling this "Part 2" of my "Ultimate Badass Story Theory". Part 1 was back on episode 12 where I talked about "self-aware stories", and today I'm talking about stories that use TIME as a narrative device. Breaking Bad. Name of the Wind. The Lies of Locke Lamora. And greatest time-hopper of them all, Billy Pilgrim from Slaughterhouse Five.
#41 First Three Chapters of Tomorrow City, Quarantine Updates, Self-publishing Wide vs. Amazon?
Happy Wednesday! I'm not talking about talking about the virus today - I'm taking around it. Quarantine has been good to me in terms of writing, and I'm happy to share that 15,000 words of my novel are finished and available to read on patreon. I'm also giving some life updates and sharing my most recent thoughts on the ever-important wide vs amazon debate.
#40 How to Keep Writing Even When the Sky is Falling
When your computer breaks down and a virus threatens to grow into a global pandemic, how are you supposed to clear your head and focus on that fantasy story that you're writing? Is it responsible or even reasonable to waste energy on your hobbies during times like these? In this episode I'm giving advice to myself, and talking through the struggle of being creative during stressful times.
#39 Tomorrow City Progress Report #1
This is an inbetweener episode, a good one for the new listener, or for those of you who are interested in Tomorrow City. This is the first of many "progress updates" that I'm going to do as I write and publish the Tomorrow City series.
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I teach creative writing to college students and wish every one of my aspiring writers would listen to Jackson's podcast. He is sharing his arduous journey to becoming a published author in a transparent, practical, compelling, and inspirational way.I He shares his own love for reading and explains how careful and intentional reading can lead to successfulr writing.
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This podcast is perfect for aspiring writers such as myself! Jackson answers so many of the questions I’ve had about writing and many other questions I had never taken into consideration. So far I’ve listened to each episode at least twice on my commute to work and each week I am excited for new content. Thank you Jackson! I’m looking forward to reading Tomorrow City!!
Engaging and important pod! Learned so much about literature already. Keep up the good work Jackson.