50 episodes

"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.

I Should Be Writing Mur Lafferty

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 312 Ratings

"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.

    Eden Robins talks Humor

    Eden Robins talks Humor

    ISBW PSAs
    Brainstorming for NaNoWriMo Project Good News Good News
    Team Rejection count: 353 Main Topic: Humor, with a little Death
    Eden Robins new book: When Franny Stands Up Finding catharsis in humor “Write from your trauma” https://www.brentforrester.com/ Looking at Death as the ultimate mystery Funny obits, mean obits, and the snark in between Web: https://www.monkeythumbs.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/edenrobins Station Eternity is OUT by the way. Go get your copy from your favorite bookseller!
    Links

    Mur on Focusmate!
    Mur on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
    Newsletter, The Hot Mic
    Support via Patreon!
    John Anealio on Bandcamp
    I Should Be Writing tea blends
    Support local book stores! Station Eternity, Six Wakes, Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition and more!
    OR Get signed books from my friendly local store, Flyleaf Books!
    Twitch schedule Oct. 31-Nov 3(Eastern time):

    M 4:30pm: Ditch Diggers with Kameron Hurley
    T 3:00pm: I Should Be Writing NaNoWriMo Launch!
    W - Canceled for time being until I restructure
    Th 3:00pm: I Should Be Writing - Live write? Chat? Who knows?

    October 25, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 67 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 42 min
    Jule Selbo and Inspiration for Different Genres

    Jule Selbo and Inspiration for Different Genres

    ISBW PSAs

    Brainstorming for NaNoWriMo Project
    Good News Good News

    Team Rejection count: 355
    Main Topic: Inspiration for Different Story Genres

    Screenwriter Jule Selbo’s new book: 9 Days (Book #2 Dee Rommel mystery series)
    On moving from Hollywood to novels
    The structure of the Dee Rommel series
    Choosing, and sometimes combining genres
    Jule’s novel writing & story research routines
    (many pro screenwriters also use Fade In, is more flexible & affordable than Final Draft)
    Web: https://www.juleselbo.com, https://pandamoonpub.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/juleselbo, https://twitter.com/pandamoonpub
    Station Eternity is OUT by the way. Go get your copy from your favorite bookseller!
    Links

    Mur on Focusmate!
    Mur on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
    Newsletter, The Hot Mic
    Support via Patreon!
    John Anealio on Bandcamp
    I Should Be Writing tea blends
    Support local book stores! Station Eternity, Six Wakes, Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition and more!
    OR Get signed books from my friendly local store, Flyleaf Books!
    Twitch schedule Oct. 31-Nov 3(Eastern time):

    M 4:30pm: Ditch Diggers with Kameron Hurley
    T 3:00pm: I Should Be Writing NaNoWriMo Launch!
    W - Canceled for time being until I restructure
    Th 3:00pm: I Should Be Writing - Live write? Chat? Who knows?

    October 27, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 69 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 40 min
    Frantic Last Minute NaNoWriMo Plan

    Frantic Last Minute NaNoWriMo Plan

    Recorded October 31, 2022
    There's not much more to say. It's the last day of prep and I'm frantic and wired. Wish me luck. As I wish you luck!
     

    Remember, the daily show goes to Patreon-only starting tomorrow!
     

    Join the ISBW NaNoWriMo Discord!

    Where to find me!
    Website Patreon Twitch TikTok (Evil Mur is getting on TikTok Again!) October 31, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 73 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 5 min
    NaNoWrimo Prep Time!

    NaNoWrimo Prep Time!

    Recorded October 30, 2022
    What are you going to do to make your day go smoother? Set up coffee, tea, rewards, snacks, get it all in place! 
    Where to find me!
    Website Patreon Twitter Twitch TikTok (Evil Mur is getting on TikTok Again!) October 30, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 72 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 8 min
    "I could do that if I wanted to..."

    "I could do that if I wanted to..."

    Recorded October 29, 2022
    When we avoid taking a chance on something, we tell ourselves that we could have succeeded if we had made the choice to do so. I could have done that -- if I'd wanted to. It saves us from realizing that sometimes things don't work out when we take the chance. 
     

    But it also means we don't accomplish some things we may have otherwise, had we taken the chance. And I'm not entirely talking about y'all...
     

    Where to find me!
    Website Patreon Twitter Twitch TikTok (Evil Mur is getting on TikTok Again!) October 29, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 71 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 5 min
    Great Artists Steal

    Great Artists Steal

    Recorded October 28, 2022
    When doing your outline, don't be afraid to consider books you've already read. Remember, great artists steal.
    Where to find me!
    Website Patreon Twitter Twitch TikTok (Evil Mur is getting on TikTok Again!) October 28, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 70 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

Oraxis ,

Your Partner in Vulnerability

Listening to the “I Should Be Writing” podcast is a bit like having coffee with an old friend who unabashedly shares their vulnerabilities with you and reminds you that it’s okay to be imperfect. I give it four, rather than five, stars because the production quality and editing can be a bit shoddy sometimes.

Jim Egbort ,

:)

Impeccable vibes.

XmasYvonne ,

Adios

Have enjoyed this show but as a fan of comedy I can’t listen to someone preach about what humor is acceptable. All humor is acceptable in the realm of comedy… you don’t have to listen if it offends your delicate sensibilities. Stop preaching/virtue signaling. thanks

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