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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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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.

Hope you keep going!

By xxbatgirlxx - Feb 10 2016
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I stumbled around this podcast and fell in love. Thanks to Mur I am writing agian! Thanks Mur!!!

iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
198
30
16
5
23

Mighty Mur is Magnificant

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

Hope you keep going!

By xxbatgirlxx - Feb 10 2016
Read more
I stumbled around this podcast and fell in love. Thanks to Mur I am writing agian! Thanks Mur!!!
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I Should Be Writing

Latest release on Feb 26, 2020

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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

Rank #1: ISBW #382: Back to basics

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WHY should you follow all those writing rules? These are the "story structure" and "no adverbs" and "Give your characters something to do" rules. Can't we all just break the rules and run amok? It's the digital age, we can do what we want!

Aug 31 2017

28mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: ISBW #399

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Almost to 400, and I still feel like I'm a beginner! Wow.

Jul 20 2018

21mins

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Rank #5: ISBW #396

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I have been struggling inside my own head lately, but am trying to get back.

Apr 25 2018

20mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: ISBW #404: NOVEL WRITING I

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Recorded from my hotel room at Boskone, I discuss how I'm approaching my new novel. 

Feb 27 2019

20mins

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Rank #9: ISBW #386

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Almost November! Are you ready? Maybe this will help. http://www.NaNoWriMo.org http://www.grantfaulkner.com/

Oct 30 2017

54mins

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Rank #10: ISBW #378: Preparations

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I've decided I need some simple lists to help me when I travel and record, and figure those kinds of lists might help with writing, too. 

Jun 27 2017

18mins

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Rank #11: ISBW #395

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Lordy, I'm behind on feedback! I catch up here. I'll do a Twitter feedback show in the future.

I would love some ideas as to what you want to see in episode 400 of I Should Be Writing. Send me your thoughts!

ISBW is sponsored by Serial Box! Yes, my publisher for Bookburners, one of my favorite projects I've worked on in the past few years! Get a discount on a whole season of content with the code WRITING18.

Mar 28 2018

28mins

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Rank #12: ISBW #397

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And I talk about one of the epiphanies I've had after... sixteen years of writing. It's embarrassing.

May 17 2018

37mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: ISBW #392

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it's time for the yearly discussion on conventions and etiquette and advice. And then we delve into feedback.

Feb 08 2018

25mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: ISBW #417

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I had a terrible day with hurricane watching and migraine, and I still had to take a walk and record, so I decided to share my walk with you. It's windy. I'm sorry. But at least I still have my streak!

Sep 06 2019

9mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: ISBW #385

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NaNoWriMo is in less than a month! AUGH! So we talk prep, and we talk to Nicky Drayden, author of The Prey of Gods (which was a NaNo book!)

Oct 12 2017

41mins

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Rank #19: ISBW #430: How to keep going

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It's the question of how to keep going in the face of rejection. 

Rejection sucks. That's the facts. 

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

Sep 28 2019

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Rank #20: ISBW #444: Goals...?

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How to set goals as a writer. (Spoiler, I'm still learning)

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

Oct 28 2019

12mins

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ISBW Update Cast

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Hey all, family illness is taking priority right now. 

Feb 26 2020

1min

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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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ISBW #480: Appropriation

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Publishing has a new job to do. So do writers with privilege.

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

Feb 06 2020

10mins

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ISBW #479: Pen and paper

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In which we talk the super-simple and super-ignored. 

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

Feb 04 2020

5mins

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ISBW #478: War of Art

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Is this book universal?

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Jan 30 2020

5mins

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ISBW #477: Character Names 2

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Here's my method for choosing character names. 

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

Jan 30 2020

8mins

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ISBW #476: Resolutions Anytime

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Remake yourself on Jan 1, or the 29th, or June 13...

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

Jan 29 2020

9mins

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ISBW #475: Writer Evolution

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Evolve or die! Or something less aggressive.

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

Jan 15 2020

8mins

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ISBW #474: Catering to your own whims

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I am trying to figure out if my idiosyncrasies are just the way I am, or can I change? 

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

Jan 14 2020

6mins

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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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ISBW #472: Trust the People in the Basement

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Jan 10 2020

8mins

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ISBW #471: Big and Stupid Goals

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Jan 09 2020

11mins

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ISBW #470: I'm fine.

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Jan 08 2020

8mins

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ISBW #469: GOALS

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Jan 07 2020

8mins

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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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ISBW #467: Stretch

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Keep those arms healthy, even before they start to hurt.

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

Nov 29 2019

8mins

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ISBW #466: Doggos! (And Cattos, I guess)

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Self care- scritch that animal!

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

Nov 27 2019

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ISBW #465: Connect with people

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Don't underestimate the power of connecting with people to pull your head out of the stress that is NaNo.

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

Nov 25 2019

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ISBW #463: Forgiving yourself

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Goal- 25000 words (I got it wrong in the podcast.)

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

Nov 21 2019

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ISBW #462: Hobbies aside from writing

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NaNo Day 18, and it's time to maybe look up from the computer.

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

Nov 19 2019

8mins

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iTunes Ratings

272 Ratings
Average Ratings
198
30
16
5
23

Mighty Mur is Magnificant

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

Hope you keep going!

By xxbatgirlxx - Feb 10 2016
Read more
I stumbled around this podcast and fell in love. Thanks to Mur I am writing agian! Thanks Mur!!!