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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

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Must listen to podcast for any want to be writer or someone who just likes to hear writers talk.

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203
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23

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By Noel Davila - Apr 14 2020
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Suggestion: put an image on Apple Podcasts. Right now there’s no image or visual branding.

Mighty Mur is Magnificant

By @MyFavePacker - Jun 01 2016
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Must listen to podcast for any want to be writer or someone who just likes to hear writers talk.
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I Should Be Writing

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

Rank #1: ISBW #428: Just write the stupid thing

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I talk about writing that really stupid idea you have, plus the role of agents if you decide to self publish something.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Sep 24 2019

9mins

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Rank #2: ISBW #468: Experience Points

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What did you get out of this month?

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Dec 01 2019

7mins

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Rank #3: ISBW #427: First paragraphs

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How do you open a book? I talk about Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress and Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O'Keefe.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Sep 23 2019

13mins

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Rank #4: ISBW #473: Character Names (1)

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My first discussion of character names, discussing alliteration.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jan 11 2020

9mins

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Rank #5: ISBW #448: NaNoWriMo Day 1

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It's NaNoWriMo time, and I'm working hard to make this the year I win, but also encourage all of you to take care of yourself. Day 1: pick and choose your advice.

NaNoWriMo

"NaNoWriMo" by John Anealio

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Nov 01 2019

5mins

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Rank #6: ISBW #487: One Day At A Time

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How to handle the current issues today.

March 25, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Mar 27 2020

8mins

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Rank #7: ISBW #435: Losing your way with discovery writing

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Less advice and more commiseration, I'm afraid. Cause I have this problem RIGHT NOW too. 

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 10 2019

9mins

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Rank #8: ISBW #431: Plotting as a Pantser

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Kevin asked how you can work out a more complex plot when you're used to discovery writing. So I talk antagonists' motivation and trusting yourself. 

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 01 2019

11mins

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Rank #9: ISBW #423

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This one took me three tries, so it's a little shorter than I intended, but dangit, I had everything going against me today!

Sep 13 2019

7mins

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Rank #10: ISBW #443: Repetition as a mistake and possible tool

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Keep an eye out for repetitions in your work, not only words, but concepts and more.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 26 2019

8mins

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Rank #11: ISBW #471: Big and Stupid Goals

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Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jan 09 2020

11mins

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Rank #12: ISBW #438: What's the worth of bad books?

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Timely question, since I'm reading a stinker right now!

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 17 2019

12mins

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Rank #13: ISBW #492: Questions and NEWS!

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I go through feedback questions and give a little bit of breaking news!

April 7, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 13 2020

17mins

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Rank #14: ISBW #451: NaNoWriMo Day 4

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Eat. The. Cookie.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Nov 04 2019

24mins

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Rank #15: ISBW #488: Poop Juice

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March 27, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Mar 28 2020

14mins

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Rank #16: ISBW #490: Mourning TIme

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Well, I saw I'm going to talk about the virus less, and then I talk about the virus. But one thing all the "come on, now's the time to write your book!" Influencer Pollyannas are ignoring is the need for mourning. 

April 2, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 04 2020

12mins

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Rank #17: ISBW #424

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I talk allll the opinions that you hear as a writer, and then I remind you not to run off and spend a six figure advance. I tried Freedom this weekend and it annoyed the crap out of me.

Sep 17 2019

15mins

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Rank #18: ISBW #481: Your Peers

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Who should you hang out with during different stages in your career?

Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Feb 14 2020

11mins

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Rank #19: ISBW #441: More NaNo Prep and Boredom

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I recorded this late so it's short, but the benefits of boredom, especially in November, are discussed.

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 22 2019

6mins

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Rank #20: ISBW #440: Distractions and more distractions

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More twitter questions, dealing with distractions and how to switch gears after a big project. Also, dog. 

Copyright 2019, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Oct 21 2019

8mins

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ISBW #508: Feedback, Live on Twitch

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Trying Twitch.tv again, things going better this time. If you want to catch the stream, check out my twitch channel at 12:30, Tues-Fri!

(I also play Stardew Valley on Thursday nights.)

But here we talk feedback and stuff. I talk about how writers evolve and how we may not be able to go back to older work. I also nearly give myself a complex. But I'm OK.

July 30, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 31 2020

22mins

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ISBW #507: Recording of half a crowdcast stream

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I had some technical difficulties and messed up the video, and only the second half of the episode got captured. Streaming is still a mystery land to me...

July 29, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 30 2020

27mins

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ISBW #506: WorldCon 2020 - live on Twitch

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Recorded live on Twitch.tv, a new experiment I'm doing! Want to see the next one? Catch me live at 12:30!

Worldcon is happening now in New Zealand, kind of. It's the first virtual WorldCon ever, and it's going to be an interesting week.

July 28, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 29 2020

21mins

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ISBW #505: Writing in blog form

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July, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 23 2020

57mins

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ISBW #504: Audio from Livestream 7/13

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July, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 22 2020

18mins

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ISBW #503: Audio from Livestream 7/6

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July, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 21 2020

28mins

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ISBW #502: Imposter Syndrome Again

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July 3, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 06 2020

13mins

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ISBW #501: Pandemic and protests and dust and...

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July 2, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 04 2020

21mins

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ISBW #500: Live on Crowdcast!

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If you missed the live video, here's the audio from the event!

June 30, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jul 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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ISBW #499: Audience Questions

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I'm still outside, so the audio isn't what I'd hoped. I DID find my good mic so things will improve moving forward. 

I miscounted when I recorded, so the live ISBW #500 will be this coming Monday, June 22, at 12:30 EDT! Hope to see people there!

This week I'm promoting the podcast Megasheen.

June 18, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jun 18 2020

18mins

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ISBW #498: Attack of ADD- outside!

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Time to record with a sub par mic, outside! I talk ADD and how I'm struggling.

June 15, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Jun 15 2020

18mins

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ISBW #497: Return from Hiatus. Still pandemic.

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I've returned, and it's still not easy to write. 

May 20, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

May 20 2020

9mins

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ISBW #496: Tuckerization Danger

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There are more dangers to writing an existing person into your story than you think.

April 22, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 23 2020

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ISBW #495: Learning from Cooking Shows

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The things I learn about creativity from watching cooking shows!

April 15, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 22 2020

9mins

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ISBW #494: The Definition of Hope

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April 14, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 15 2020

8mins

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ISBW #493: Artists Way/Finding Water

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I talk about creative stoppages and what I'm getting out of the Artists Way/Finding Water journey. 

April 13, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 14 2020

17mins

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ISBW #492: Questions and NEWS!

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I go through feedback questions and give a little bit of breaking news!

April 7, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 13 2020

17mins

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ISBW #491: Hamilton Confession

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I shouldn't compare myself to other creators. But I do.

John Krasinski's Good News

April 6, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 07 2020

13mins

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ISBW #490: Mourning TIme

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Well, I saw I'm going to talk about the virus less, and then I talk about the virus. But one thing all the "come on, now's the time to write your book!" Influencer Pollyannas are ignoring is the need for mourning. 

April 2, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 04 2020

12mins

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ISBW #489: Comforting or Comforted?

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It's ok to want to be the little spoon these days.

March 31, 2020 -- Copyright 2020, Mur Lafferty -- BY-NC-SA 3.5 License -- murverse.com

Apr 03 2020

11mins

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iTunes Ratings

283 Ratings
Average Ratings
203
33
17
7
23

No image

By Noel Davila - Apr 14 2020
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Suggestion: put an image on Apple Podcasts. Right now there’s no image or visual branding.

Mighty Mur is Magnificant

By @MyFavePacker - Jun 01 2016
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Must listen to podcast for any want to be writer or someone who just likes to hear writers talk.