We heard Avery and D.C. discuss filter words on this podcast episode. What are they, and how can they bog down your writing? We revise one of Avery's old excerpts to demonstrate. Drink: "Double Filtered" 1oz Peanut-butter fat-washed rye whiskey(for more on the process, click here) 3oz Cold-brew coffee .5oz maple syrup Stir all with … Continue reading Episode 85: Hear No Evil, See No Evil (Filter Words)
Episode 70: Planning Your Book with Plottr
D.C. and Avery welcome author Troy Lambert to the podcast to discuss the writing app Plottr! We chat about all the ways Plottr can help both planners and pantsers, as well as our techniques for revision and some favorite app uses and features. Links: Plottr AppMINOR NOTE: We apologize for a few small audio skips … Continue reading Episode 70: Planning Your Book with Plottr
Episode 69: Revision Roulette!
Avery and D.C. are at the mercy of the roulette wheel as they rapid-fire edit as many snippets as they can in an hour. The wheel also decides Avery's drinks - will she do a shot of balsamic vinegar? Listen to find out. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 069 (to download, right-click the … Continue reading Episode 69: Revision Roulette!
Episode 36: Off With Their Heads! (Kill Your Darlings)
(Mini-Episode) In this mini-episode, we discuss the old adage "Kill Your Darlings", what it means to us, and tips for how to ruthlessly (or regretfully) murder your own darlings. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 036 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose "Save File As"). Streaming Audio:
Episode 29: Zero Drafts
What exactly is a Zero Draft, how does one differ from an outline, and why might you want to give them a try? Grab a draft beer for this week's themed beverage and join D.C. and Avery as they discuss the subject! Books mentioned: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, by V.E. Schwab The Goldfinch, by … Continue reading Episode 29: Zero Drafts
Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters
(Mini-Episodes) Sometimes in revision, you've got to make the tough choice to give a character the axe, or combine multiple characters into one. How do you decide when to do this, and what are some techniques for doing so? Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 026 (to download, right-click the Download button and choose … Continue reading Episode 26: Cutting & Combining Characters
Episode 18: Play it Again… Rewrites
(Mini-Episode) How do you know when to revise, and when to do a full rewrite? In this episode, D.C. and Avery discuss the "do-over" aspect of drafting, their personal experience with the emotional fallout of realizing you need to rewrite. Spotify iTunes Google Podcasts Download MP3: Episode 018 (to download, right-click the Download button and … Continue reading Episode 18: Play it Again… Rewrites