109 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 91: Shikha Malaviya and Soniah Kamal

    Episode 91: Shikha Malaviya and Soniah Kamal

    In today’s episode, we bring you a conversation with writers and close friends, Shikha Malaviya and Soniah Kamal. Together, they talk about their how they went from strangers to close friends almost in the timespan of one phone conversation, how they help each other as writing partners, and how they embrace their intersecting identities to form communities of writers and readers.
    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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    Episode 90:Nina LaCour on why writing slowly is okay

    Episode 90:Nina LaCour on why writing slowly is okay

    Today we are so excited to have Nina LaCour on our show. We have been HUGE fans of Nina’s for a long time. Nina is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of five critically acclaimed young adult novels published by Dutton Books. Her latest book is called Watch Over Me, a spooky atmospheric but also kind and warm book that we both devoured recently and loved.

    We have a wide-ranging discussion on her literary friendships and collaborations, building communities, how she balances many projects, and also her latest book.
    You can find her on her website at ninalacour.com, at her podcast Keeping A Notebook, her course The Slow Novel Lab, or her newsletter Letters from Nina. She's @nina_lacour on Instagram, and also on @theslownovellab for her course. 
    Enjoy! 

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    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. 
    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. 
    Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here.  Thanks for listening, and get to work!
    If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 89: The Marginally Writing Collective

    Episode 89: The Marginally Writing Collective

    This season, we’re exploring community. One of the reasons we started this podcast was we wanted to talk about writing and day jobs with other writers, and didn’t find an existing space. So when we wanted to be part of a small critique group, it made sense to start our own. The resulting collective is one of things we’re most proud of.
    Today’s episode is a discussion with some of last year’s collective members, about what works and what doesn’t, and we hope it gives you some tips and encouragement for starting your own. Let us know if you do!
     
    In this episode, we talk to Amy Dressler, Erin Levens, Nicole Roth, and Stephanie Bucklin. Links to their websites are in the show notes so you can check them out. You can also find links to collective members Peter Amos and Sarah Hawkins, who weren’t able to join, but who are also doing some exciting writing things.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. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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

    • 52 min
    Episode 88: Marginally Statement & Update

    Episode 88: Marginally Statement & Update

    Hi listeners
    We wanted to take a second to talk to you after our long silence, which has coincided with the pandemic and the amazing activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, and … so much else.
    We talk through a statement on our current thinking on these things, and also check in after a longer-than-normal summer break. We have a lot of changes in our lives! I guess many people do after these past few months. 
    We'd love to hear your thoughts on this statement, and also how you've been doing over the summer. We're on Instagram (@marginallypodcast), email podcast@marginallypodcast.com and our website marginallypodcast.com. 
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    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. 
    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. 
    Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here.  Thanks for listening, and get to work!
    If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.
     

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    Episode 87: Divya Kohli on meditating in difficult time & how your book finds you

    Episode 87: Divya Kohli on meditating in difficult time & how your book finds you

     
    We were originally planning another episode this week, but we decided to release this interview with meditation teacher, yoga teacher and writer Divya Kohli instead. Her new book, Finding Peace in Difficult Times, has been published speedily because of how relevant it is for the current situation in which we find ourselves.
     
    As we discuss here, activism and wellness are not mutually exclusive. Meditation can help you to see what is – help you to see and feel your own feelings, but also can bring you to see what is happening, what is unjust, in the world. It doesn’t have to be a tool of accepting whatever happens and letting it go. It can make you stronger as you commit to new action to change things.
    Divya also has a fascinating publishing story - she worked on various novels that didn't work until this book found her. She talks about how her book found her, and the usefulness of working with a writing coach.
    You can find more about her at: www.yogawithdivya.co.uk. You can also find her online at her Facebook page.
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    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. 
    Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá. 
    Have a question you'd like us to try to answer, or a topic you'd love to have us cover? Interested in being a guest? Contact us here.  Thanks for listening, and get to work!
    If you like Marginally, you should check out #amwriting, with Jess and KJ, where two much more experienced writers talk through their processes with each other and celebrated guests.
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 86: Jennie Nash

    Episode 86: Jennie Nash

    We're here today with Jennie Nash, book coach and founder/CEO of Author Accelerator. Jennie has spent more than 30 years in the publishing industry. With 9 books under her belt, and more than a decade coaching bestselling authors like Lisa Cron and KJ Dell'Antonia, she definitely knows what she's talking about from both sides of the desk.












    Jennie's latest book, Read Books All Day and Get Paid For It, about the book coaching industry, came out in January. She sat down with us this week to talk book coaching -- why you should get one, when to know you're ready, and how she works with her clients -- and we also ended up getting a little mini-coaching ourselves. We hope you love listening as much as we loved talking to Jennie!
    You can find Jennie online at jennienash.com or authoraccelerator.com. If you're interested in what's probably her most famous tool, the Inside Outline, head to authoraccelerator.com/marginally.




    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. Meghan's occasionally on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia
    Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

    • 1 hr 5 min

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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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