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Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.

My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope L. Penelope

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.

    The Edit Letter

    The Edit Letter

    Mentioned:
    - UNDER A WINTER SKY anthology launch! - http://lpen.co/uaws
    - Double Vision Editorial - https://doublevisioneditorial.com/
    - Author Support Network on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuthorSupportNetwork
    - The Seven Stages of Writerly Grief - https://thewingedpen.com/2016/07/15/the-seven-stages-of-writerly-grief/ 
    - MAMA DAY by Gloria Naylor - https://amzn.to/3eXAo31
    - CLOCKWORK BOYS by T. Kingfisher - https://amzn.to/3l1xFXO
     
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
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    • 26 min
    The Enemy of the Good

    The Enemy of the Good

    Leave a comment on your ideas for how I should celebrate my 100th episode.
    - PRACTICAL MAGIC by Alice Hoffman - https://amzn.to/3pwMl4k
    - MAMA DAY by Gloria Naylor - https://amzn.to/3eXAo31
    - BIRD BY BIRD by Anne Lamott - https://amzn.to/3nnpyGr with "S****y First Drafts" essay
    - Romancing the Runoff - http://www.romancingtherunoff.com/
    - Lexicon Valley - "White Author, Black English. Problem?" https://twitter.com/JohnHMcWhorter/status/1326240548211073024
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
    Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 23 min
    First Draft Woes

    First Draft Woes

    Featured podcast: Boobies & Noobies - https://boobiesandnoobies.com/
     
    Mentioned:
    Masterwriter.com
    Audible return policy
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
    Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 20 min
    Imaginary Castles

    Imaginary Castles

    If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon - https://amzn.to/3mIHIC4
    This week's best thing: My Freewrite Traveler - My review: https://youtu.be/33u95y8_hYY
    NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - http://nanowrimo.org/
    Jeffe Kennedy on writing towards a core image: https://blog.jeffekennedy.com/2020/10/29/first-cup-of-coffee-october-29-2020/
    VONA Writers Workshop - http://vonavoices.org/
    Hustle (TV show) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustle_(TV_series)
    The Killing - Stanley Kubrick - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_(film)
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
    Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 27 min
    POV, Narrative Voice & Drive

    POV, Narrative Voice & Drive

    Mentioned:
    - OneStopForWriters.com Character Builder
    - Enneagrams: https://www.crystalknows.com/enneagram-test
    - Writer's Digest Conference: https://writersdigestconference.com/
    - My Events: https://lpenelope.com/calendar/
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
    Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 27 min
    When Good News Strikes

    When Good News Strikes

    This week's best thing: SONG OF BLOOD & STONE makes TIME Magazine's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time 
    Featured Podcast: Tea & Strumpets - https://www.romancepod.com/
    Structuring Your Novel by  K. M. Weiland - https://amzn.to/3j9IRAG
    Screenwriting Tips for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff - https://amzn.to/37k7us8
    Write Your Novel from the Middle by James Scott Bell - https://amzn.to/2H52gps
    Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story by James Scott Bell - https://amzn.to/3jcpEy9
    How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps (Dramatica theory) https://www.how-to-write-a-book-now.com/plot-outline.html
    The Good Lord Bird on Showtime
     
    The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
    Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes
    Support the show - https://paypal.me/heartspell
    My Imaginary Friends is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at http://frolic.media/podcasts!
    Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Music credit:
    Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM
    Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

vondellarose ,

Informative!

Fun, productive, and informative.

Heather A. Martelle ,

Exactly What I Need

I discovered this podcast and binged episode 1-8. Today, I am listening to the most recent. I just love it so much. It feels like I am sitting down with an old writing friend to discuss process. I have been wanting to get back into writing in a more strctured and deisciplined way but usually feel overwhelmed so I have been avoiding it. This podcast is just what I need to propel me into what I have been thinking about. I love it so much! Leslye has such a relaxing yet invigorating voice. The energy of the podcast is wonderful. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

TeeSmeez ,

Insights into a Writer's Life

This podcast is hosted by L. Penelope, an author of fantasy novels/novellas and paranormal romances. She shares different issues in the daily writer's life, what she is currently working on, and other authorly tidbits (ex: in episode 6 she mentioned a resource I was delighted to hear as I had just recently discovered it). I find listening to her inspiring as she encourages writers through empathy and advice. An added bonus of the podcast is you can hear everything she shares in her lovely speaking voice.

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