116 episodes

For writers and creatives with day jobs they enjoy.
Marginally is about supporting and encouraging people for whom writing – and all forms of creative pursuit – is part of a full life, not the only life. We’re not trying to have it all, but we do have a lot to do. We have day jobs, caring responsibilities, and other life commitments that are important to us.
Maybe we don’t aspire to write full time. Maybe we do. Maybe we are on a longer journey to that destination, and we'd like you to join us.

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For writers and creatives with day jobs they enjoy.
Marginally is about supporting and encouraging people for whom writing – and all forms of creative pursuit – is part of a full life, not the only life. We’re not trying to have it all, but we do have a lot to do. We have day jobs, caring responsibilities, and other life commitments that are important to us.
Maybe we don’t aspire to write full time. Maybe we do. Maybe we are on a longer journey to that destination, and we'd like you to join us.

    Episode 102 - Sneaky Perfectionism

    Episode 102 - Sneaky Perfectionism

    This week, we're sharing what we've been doing since June. It's one of those episodes where we end up forgetting we're recording a podcast and just having a conversation between friends about what our current writing routines look like, and what's going on in our work lives -- covering all the areas of our tagline of writing, work, and friendship.

    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.

    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

    • 49 min
    Episode 101 - new jobs, new books, new routines

    Episode 101 - new jobs, new books, new routines

    This week, we're sharing what we've been doing since June. It's one of those episodes where we end up forgetting we're recording a podcast and just having a conversation between friends about what our current writing routines look like, and what's going on in our work lives -- covering all the areas of our tagline of writing, work, and friendship.

    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.

    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

    • 53 min
    Episode 100: Janelle Hardy on stories and somatic healing in the creative process

    Episode 100: Janelle Hardy on stories and somatic healing in the creative process

    In today’s episode we talk to Janelle Hardy, who is a writer, artist, host of the Personal Mythmaking Podcast. She is also the creator/teacher of a memoir-writing course called The Art of Personal Mythmaking. This process uses body-based trauma-informed writing prompts, fairytales and themed modules to support creative folks who are interested in healing from their life stories as they write their memoirs.



    Her work combines her BA in Anthropology with her MA in Dance, plus her Diploma in Structural Integration. She has been working as a trauma-informed bodyworker and as an artist for many years, and she’s taught adults these important skills out of her living room, arts centers, universities and community colleges.



    You’ll hear all of that experience and her unique wisdom in this conversation, but definitely check out her podcast and her website.



    We loved talking to Janelle about the work she’s done, how to get out of your head and change your responses using myth and story as well as somatic or body-based healing techniques. Working in this way is rare and transformative.



    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

    • 48 min
    Episode 99: Writing nonfiction with Emily Midorikawa

    Episode 99: Writing nonfiction with Emily Midorikawa

    This week, we're delighted to have Emily Midorikawa back with us to discuss her new book, Out of the Shadows: Six Visionary Victorian Women in Search of a Public Voice, out now in both North America and the U.K, as well as her research process, the gift of libraries and librarians, parenthood, writing partners, and how she's worked during the pandemic.

    Emily is a winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Her journalism has been published in, among others, the Daily Telegraph, the Paris Review, The Times (of London) andthe Washington Post. She teaches on the writing programme at New York University London. Emily is also the coauthor of A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontё, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf, written with Emma Claire Sweeney, and published in 2017. She also collaborated with Emma on the long-running and excellent blog about female literary friendship, Something Rhymed.

    For more with Emily, you can listen to our previous interview with her writing partner Emma Claire Sweeney from May 2019, and of course find her online at emilymidorikawa.com, on Twitter @emilymidorikawa, and on Instagram @midorikawaemily.

    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

    • 53 min
    Episode 98: Judith Warner on middle-grade, and on handling perfectionism in writing

    Episode 98: Judith Warner on middle-grade, and on handling perfectionism in writing

    When we booked author Judith Warner on the show, we had a lot of questions for her about what writers (especially kid, YA and middle-grade fiction writers) need to know about middle-school friendship, and how that period affects the rest of our lives and our friendships. Judith's new book, And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School, touches on the important role that this middle-grade period has in all our lives and our friendships.



    Judith talks brilliantly and clearly on that topic, but we go so much wider and deeper in this interview. She talks about how she manages her perfectionism, and when it spirals into a form of OCD. It's a struggle a lot of writers deal with, and we appreciated having this open discussion.



    If you've struggled with any of these things we discuss, please do get in touch with us - either through our website, on our Instagram or elsewhere.



     



    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

    • 53 min
    Episode 97: How We Revise

    Episode 97: How We Revise

    Today, we have a short episode walking through our revision processes. As usual, this isn't prescriptive -- do things your way if they work, and you're not doing it wrong. But listen on if you are curious about what's been working for us!

    As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

    Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast.

    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

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Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

daretobee ,

Relatable writing process talk

Genuine relatable discussions from writers with day jobs who share the nitty gritty of Making It Work. Olivia and Meghan have a lot of practical wisdom to share!

firstdraftinpen ,

Like a writer friends group chat

Meghan and Olivia have a great rapport that makes you feel like you're talking about your work with friends who get it. The way they approach fitting writing into a fulfilling life is candid and refreshing, and their guests always bring interesting perspectives.

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