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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 23, 2020
This week, I tell you a ghost story, and how I exorcised a story that had been haunting me for years.
January 16, 2020