Coffee & Ideas
This is a podcast based on writers sitting around, drinking coffee and/or occasionally wine, and talking about anything and everything.
Episode 104 – Tropes and Perspectives
In which we explore TV and other Tropes in writing. A Trope can be defined as a cliche, but it can also be a leitmotif (in the musical sense) or standard devices used in serial dramas. We think it works for any writing, playing to the audience’s expectations of the narrative. … Continue...Episode 104 – Tropes and Perspectives
Episode 103 – Diasporica with Professor J.L. Torres
In this interview we celebrate J.L. Torres’ new book, Migrations. We discuss the impact of migration on storytelling, and the Diasporica (Puerto Rican Diaspora) on American literary culture. … Continue...Episode 103 – Diasporica with Professor J.L. Torres
Episode 102 – Crime and Euphemisms
We explore some of our favorite crime novels, the genre at large as part of mystery, and pick apart the differences between detective novels (tending to support law & order) vs caper novels (tending to be anti-establishment or radical) and the exceptions. Crime and caper novels can be historic or modern, and cross every genre. What do you need to think about when writing crime stories? We have some ideas. … Continue...Episode 102 – Crime and Euphemisms
Episode 101 – Short movies with Jordan Heron
Jordan makes movies. He started acting in commercials and showing up for casting calls, then discovered that he really liked directing. The next step involved him needing scripts, so he started adapting short stories into scripts – then just writing his own. All perfectly logical, right? Making movies is fun! … Continue...Episode 101 – Short movies with Jordan Heron
Episode 100 – Interview with Paul Attaway
Paul Attaway is a new author who published his first book this last fall. He talks about his writing process, how to decide what the book is actually about – namely, a family drama with a murder. He approached writing his first book with a hybrid approach of plotting and organic growth based on the inter-relationship of characters. … Continue...Episode 100 – Interview with Paul Attaway
Episode 99 – Notes and Notebooks
What’s in your notebook? The WDC crew all keep a little notebook of some fashion – although there’s discussion over moleskine, spiral notebooks, electronic Notes. Having a notebook in hand or in easy reach can help keep those nifty ideas from flitting back out of your brain by trapping them in ink or electrons. And then there’s refining the idea… … Continue...Episode 99 – Notes and Notebooks
I am so happy I found this podcast. Each episode offers casual, intelligent conversation about writing and the writing life, with authors whom I admire as well as those whose work is worth exploring. This podcast should be on every writers playlist.
A Great New Writing Show!
Super happy to have found this show via Twitter. Talking about writing is a really tought subject sometimes, in part because it can get boring. But the hosts for Writers Drinking Coffee really bring life to the subject with their fun banter, their passion for themes and ideas and writing-ness, and their shared writings. I'll definitely keep listening to this show as it progresses because I want to see where they go from here!