Women and Words

Women and Words: 12-Gauge Birthdays and Remember to Be Kind

An episode of Women and Words

By Jove Belle
Women and Words is a blog (and now podcast) dedicated to women and words. And whatever other fun bits of string that drift into our focus.
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Women and Words: Cooties, queer spaces, and ClexaCon
Y'all, Jove has MOAR COOTIES WTF. These cooties are particularly shitty because they stole most of her voice. Bastards. So Andi muddled through with various noises from Jove (you're all welcome), spouting about beta readers, cool literary festivals, links between acting and writing, subways, and ClexaCon. Also, Branwell Brönte might've been a jerk. 
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April 20, 2019
Women and Words: When  Andi's away, Jove and Ashley will play.
 Jove and Ashley did the podcast thang this week because Andi is running around at ClexaCon in Vegas.  Enjoy.
56:29
April 13, 2019
Women and Words: Who has time for drama and some unicorns might be scary
  HELLO, dahlings! Jove and Andi are BACK after illin'-ness. We hope all is well in your part of the world. Jove wonders if it's possible that older main characters in books aren't as common as younger because being older, you just don't have time for drama, which generally drives a story. Andi laughed quite hard at this discussion. Also, if you have a mad skill in something, OWN IT! Plus, R.G. Emanuelle might actually believe unicorns could exist and Andi's getting ready for ClexaCon.
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April 7, 2019
Women and Words: It's time to plant your potatoes, folks!
 Andi and Jove had crazy weeks. Andi's on the road and Jove is just...Jove. So happy St. Patrick's Day! Also, gray hair can be awesome. So can hot springs. And if you're going to be a judge in a book contest, maybe you should act out scenes to see how the narrative flows. Or something. 
40:56
March 24, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Interview with Sacchi Green
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove sits down with award-winning editor and author Sacchi Green to discus her new release, Wild Rides and other Lesbian Erotic Adventures, available now from Dirt Road Books.
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March 19, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Ready to launch (part 2)
In this episode of Riding Shotgun, Jove and Michelle discuss the virtues of a virtual book launch.
38:55
March 15, 2019
Women and Words: Be responsible with your crossbows, people
Andi and Jove talk weaponry (because why not), audio books, understanding your own dysfunction (everybody join in!), and a few other things that may or may not make sense. You be the judge.
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March 10, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: We're a go for launch (part 1)
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Michelle L. Teichman joins Jove Belle to discuss the joys of a traditional book launch.
24:50
March 7, 2019
Women and Words: A call for submissions, age discrimination, and representation
Jove has added (at least temporarily) to her household while Andi admits she's really freaking tired after being on the road for a bit. Also, no matter what anybody says, age discrimination is a thing and workers are still getting screwed. They are also passionate about representation in media (Black Lightning and Captain Marvel!) -- all kinds of media.
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March 2, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Points of view in narrative
This week on Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Jove and Michelle discuss points of view in narrative. Yes, it's a lot sexier than it sounds. You should totally give it a listen. http://www.dirtroadbooks.com
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February 27, 2019
Women and Words: Toddler bags, plus, penguins are pretty fluid
Andi struggles to keep Jove on track but then joins her in the weeds as they ponder reality TV, trigger warnings, Rachel Weisz (because seriously, who wouldn't), ants and other bugs, and writing from the not-so-happy places in your mind. 
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February 24, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: What to think about when you're thinking about writing a book
On this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Andi Marquette joins Jove Belle to discuss a few things to seriously consider before entering the world of publishing.
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February 19, 2019
Women and Words: Dentistry, Introverts, and Big Gay Movies
 Andi and Jove discuss National Toothache Day (wtf), decide they would love to work with Jessie Chandler at a Home Depot, think writing postcards to elected officials is a really cool idea (just don't Andi it up) and agree with Fiona Zedde that the movie When Night Is Falling is kind of cheesy, but they like it anyway. 
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February 17, 2019
A Litany of Privilege: what's coming across which border?
In this episode of A Litany of Privilege, Ashley and Jove talk about how the US border patrol guards (or not) the Canadian border.
34:47
February 14, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: Acquisitions and other such torturous activities
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books, Michelle asks Jove what she looks for when acquiring a manuscript.
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February 12, 2019
Women and Words: Copper pipes only look like they sweat, depression and creativity, and unpacking identity
 Whew! Jove and Andi got kinda deep this week (thanks, contributors, for writing stuff that made us do it!) and they talked about depression, identity, and water conservation (no, really). Also, could author Chris Zett please tell us more about smuggling vodka out of Russia? 
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February 10, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: It's all been done before Part 2
Michelle and Jove continue the conversation about the main story lines in fiction.  Dirt Road Books
52:40
February 6, 2019
Women and Words: Consequences are a thing, parenting is STILL hard, and air travel can suck
Consequences are a thing, parenting is STILL hard, and air travel can suck (so does bronchitis). It was KD Williamson week up in here! Which is fine by us, cuz Andi and Jove LUUUUV KD and all the wisdom she drops as well as the fun stuff, too. Also, Yvonne Heidt would really like a good 2019 (same!), author Anna Ferrara is working on another project and Andi is grappling with giant philosophical sociopolitical questions with regard to "free speech" issues versus Terms of Service on web platforms because Andi doesn't do anything half-assed.
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February 3, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: It's all been done before
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January 30, 2019
Women and Words: 12-Gauge Birthdays and Remember to Be Kind
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January 27, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: The awesome that is writing prompts
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Michelle and Jove talk about the awesomeness of writing prompts. Visit our website to learn more about Dirt Road Books.
32:04
January 22, 2019
Women and Words: Killer hammocks, shooting stars, and the awesome that is genre fiction
Andi and Jove accidentally talk about writing (and genre fiction) thanks to Kate Christie. Also, therapy is a really good thing. And you should totally try to see a shooting star/meteor shower. Check out the Women and Words blog.
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January 13, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: The believability of fiction vs reality.
In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle and Michelle L. Teichman talk about the realities that are simply too strange for fiction. Check out their website to learn more about Dirt Road Books.
27:51
January 8, 2019
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books: YA kicks ass and you should read it!
Riding Shotgun with Dirt Road Books In this episode of Riding Shotgun with DRB, Jove Belle and Michelle L. Teichman discuss the kickass nature of young adult fiction. Also, they're pretty sure your life would be much happier if you read it too.  Visit Dirt Road Books online to learn more about them.
28:50
January 7, 2019
Women and Words: Resolutions, meditation, and family wonkiness
29 Dec. 2018: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta had a few new-to-her books and authors to start out the new year, including Sam Ledel, who will be blogging with us on a Friday each month, starting next week. Check it out. 31 Dec. 2018: Author and Women and Wordster KD Williamson had a list of cool things going on during her past year. Movies, gaming, and some other stuff. Go See. 1 Jan. 2019: Women and Wordster Anika Batson talked about coming out in her Jamaican family. Link. 2 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster Carsen Taite has all the things planned for 2019. Check it out. 3 Jan.: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle made a resolution this year. See what it is.
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January 5, 2019
Hootenanny is over!
The very first episode of Women and Words!
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January 5, 2019
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