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The Bradbury Experiment

The Bradbury Experiment

By Kat Bradbury
Writer Kat Bradbury attempts to banish procrastination, write happier and reach writing goals through a series of playful experiments.
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The Handwriting Experiment
Where I nerd out about the ReMarkable, a new writing tool I got for Christmas. We ponder which parts of writing work best with longhand or typing, and why even writers who love a laptop can have a serious pen and journal addiction.
05:43
February 1, 2021
The Float Tank Experiment
Where we talk about mental health for writers, and wacky-but-effective coping methods. About the myth of the Tortured Artist, and why a float tank (probably) won't cause you to revert to a cave person, no matter what you saw in the movie Altered States.
05:37
January 30, 2021
The Pen Name Experiment
Where I talk about the new concept for this podcast, why I chose my pen name, and how getting used to rejection is a necessary weevil for any working fiction writer.
05:46
January 18, 2021
Building a sustainable writing practice
Making writing a regular part of your life requires actually having your life (kind of) managed. Who knew?
06:00
September 29, 2020
The Devil You Know
Season 2 starts with a piece not intended for publication - and a new voice. We discuss the many different reasons there are to write stories.
13:26
August 17, 2020
The Next Attempt
An update on the podcast, and why the first attempt was doomed to fail, but the overall experiment is doomed to succeed.
04:42
June 22, 2020
Pause & Fast Forward
They say time waits for no one, but what if you're a time traveler? This week, I pause one project, fast forward another, and pull a fresh story from the past.
07:02
April 5, 2020
A Palace, A Prison, A Promise
Staying present, without getting stuck in your head, is the tightrope we're all walking right now. So I plucked an unfinished draft from the past, and sent it sailing towards the future.
10:16
March 27, 2020
Extraordinary Circumstances
This week's episode comes a day late, laden with grief, but bearing some happy memories from yesterday. Because we definitely need them right now.
04:56
March 22, 2020
A Plan is Just a Map
This was a week when the best laid plans fell through. Still, there's comfort to be found in unexpected places.
07:38
March 14, 2020
That Rug Really Pulled the Story Together
Where would you go if you bought a magic carpet at a garage sale? And would you remember to bring a passport and clean underwear?
11:31
March 5, 2020
A Sunny Outlook
This week's story features a surprisingly upbeat ghost, and a girl who needed a confidence boost. Much like your resident storyteller, after two failed story attempts...
09:55
February 29, 2020
Stop Dragon My Heart Around
This week's story is a fine illustration of the difference between a good person, and a good protagonist. Also, some dad joke level humor.
09:53
February 20, 2020
Dreams Up in Smoke
This week, I wrestle with my own hubris, and my character has to face her future, and her flaws.
07:44
February 14, 2020
Wishin' & Hopin'
In this week's episode, a woman undergoes a magical transformation... into exactly what she's always been. It's unclear whether that's a reward or a curse.
06:09
February 6, 2020
Fairy tales 4eva
In this week's episode, I retell "Red Riding Hood," because I could basically riff on anything with an Aarne-Thompson number for the rest of my life and never get bored. Fairy tales are truly the gift that keeps on giving, y'all.
07:27
January 30, 2020
Road Trips & Rhyme
This week's story plays with mirrors, monsters & machines - but which is which? In the breakdown, we go on a road trip to Fort Wayne, which is (probably) not haunted.
09:33
January 23, 2020
Unhaunted
This week, I tell you a ghost story, and how I exorcised a story that had been haunting me for years.
05:05
January 16, 2020