An off-the-cuff episode for today, two weeks late. There have been some thoughts on the current state of affairs and our host wished to bestow those thoughts upon you beautiful listeners. As always, send us a like and review on whatever platform you're listening to!
I firmly believe that creativity is supposed to be fun. It's what makes a piece of art enjoyable to consume. Why then does it seem like an artist is always portrayed as a "suffering artist"? That an artist can only work when their Muse allows them to? In today's episode, that's what we discuss. As always, if you enjoy the show please leave us a review and, if you are able, support us financially through here.
When I was a kid, I thought it'd be awesome to be a spy like James Bond. I'd have great theme music and get to do secret agent, super-spy things. None of that happened but I like to think that creatives are a sort of secret agent. Instead of a 00-Killing Status, we have a OO-Writing Status. License to Thrill, if you will. Hope you all enjoy today's episode!
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Have you noticed how bad things seem to be happening quite frequently at the beginning of this year? Yeah, me too. That's why I decided to sit down and discuss my views on when bad things happen, how do we confront it? If you're a writer, then conflict is not new as we inflict it on characters on a daily basis. This is also the first episode under the new podcast name, Writing...With Children.
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Today we close out the Tap Out Trilogy (sounds cool, right?) with the execution of the writing. It's short because it's one of the things that I find the simplest thing to do, though not the easiest. It's hard to not get distracted when you sit down to write. I know because I face it that struggle. If you have any questions, either send me a voice message through Anchor or send me a message on Instagram @lastbestpress and I'll do my best to answer any questions and feature the really good ones on the podcast (or a video). Post your WIPs with #lastbestpodcast for a chance to be shared.
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Due to the tardiness of presenting last week's episode I've combined two episodes into one for this week. Today we discuss both researching and outlining your work in one segment. Next week I'll talk about executing on your project and cover everything we've discussed in the previous episodes just in case you've forgotten or I didn't clarify anything in the past.
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Today we'll be starting a segment I've called "Tap Out." It's not about fighting but comes from the idea of tapping at a keyboard or typewriter. I intend to talk about different elements or stages of writing, so for the month of October, I'll be going over some basic steps for writing a historical novel. If you wish to hear something or someone on the podcast let us know! Our email is email@example.com.
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After a long hiatus, we're back recording at Wild Coffee Company in lieu of a legitimate studio. Johnny Stephens, the owner of Frontier Social, sits down to talk about his business and the passion for Montana creators he found upon moving to the Valley. He touches on the project he's working with alongside To Move Mountains. The idea is to select high school age students from war-torn Sudan to attend a school in Uganda where they give a higher education, with the intention of them going back to Sudan to bring education within the Nuba Mountains. If you would like to donate to help fund the students' education, click here.
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Joining me for today's episode is a fantasy author who has had a number of awards and recently been in Texas for the Texas Furry Fiesta Conference. Her storytelling skills come from a history of working in the theater and conversing with other authors. We talk about her history with writing and how she keeps the creative juices flowing when writing. As always, send her some love at @authorjessowen on Twitter and Instagram. Don't forget to like the podcast and give us a review!
It's always a pleasure to sit down with someone to discuss creativity and their craft, and hear their heart for relationship over commodity. As Chris Messenger of Archer Messenger puts it, "Money is a commodity, people are not." Today we get into that concept of being a part of the "machine" rather than a relational individual with the intent of making the person feel comfortable with who they are. As always, if you have questions or would like to hear someone on the show, send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out Apache Pass by Ryatt Eddie Cash at https://books2read.com/u/bOaBEW, as well as Amazon.
On the second episode, I jumped on the podcast for the opportunity to talk about my own history as a writer and attempts at publishing. If you have someone in mind you'd like to hear on the podcast, or just have any questions to be answered on the podcast, send an email at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!