The Writer's Tavern Podcast: A serious place for writers and readers to not be so serious.
Writers talking about writing, and other things that writers talk about. If you're a writer, and you talk, join in!
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Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll team up to solve a murder?
What if Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll teamed up to solve a murder? Intriguing, isn't it? That's what Melanie's new alternate history novel is about, titled A Most Malicious Murder. Be on the lookout for it sometime near toward the end of June 2021. Meanwhile Jerry has a new book that just hit the shelves: Typewriter Repairman, a fun character-driven fantasy set in 1982 about a magic typewriter that you can use to rewrite history -- with disastrous consequences.
Bribe your Gods
Bribe your gods, or your muse, or whatever it is that brings you that holy stream of creativity, because really, they need something in return. Money doesn't grow on trees, right? Why should inspiration? You have to feed and nurture it.
Scrivener 3.0 for Windows ... finally!
Scrivener 3.0 for Windows is finally out of beta and Jerry has been using it on his gaming laptop, but even though he's having no trouble with the software, he's struggling with his current work in progress. Melanie is struggling with hers, too, for somewhat similar reasons.
How about you? How's your current WIP doing? Let's all share and help each other out.
Fiction Writers are Voyeurs
Part of being a fiction writer is to be a creator of characters. Part of creating a character is to study people.
Beware of Toxic Writer Trolls
Around the 18 minute mark in this episode Melanie brings up an important point: be aware that there are people out there who get off on making other writers, especially new writer, feel horrible about their own writing, and despite what they may tell you, they're not doing it to help you as much as they do it to tear you down to make themselves feel better. This is different than someone giving you honest feedback that you've asked for. In this episode we hope to help you know the difference and not let them mess with your mind.