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I Should Be Writing

"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.

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[ISBW] Will Gwenda Bond Give Up Her Gall Bladder for Literature?

Gwenda Bond author of Not Your Average Hot Guy, joins us to talk about writer friends and whether they're threats or not. We also talk about gall bladders.  Twitch schedule for week of Oct 10 Mon: 1pm Gaming (Dream Daddy) Tues: 3pm- I Should Be Writing Wed: 5pm Gaming (TBD) Thurs: 3pm- I Should Be Writing October 7, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 68 (Episode 619) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

38mins

12 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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[ISBW] How Important Are The Tiny Details?

HEY check out my Speakeasy class on NaNoWriMo coming up on October 12, 8pm EDT! Going beyond clothing and food to weather and guns. Seemed like a good idea at the time.  October 5, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 67 (Episode 618) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

31mins

11 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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[ISBW] NaNoWriMo Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Are you ready? None of us ever is. Still, we plan...   Wanna join 4thewords? Here's my affiliate code: SKYOA08774   HEY check out my Speakeasy class on NaNoWriMo coming up on October 12, 8pm EDT! September 30, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 66 (Episode 617) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

37mins

10 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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[ISBW] What Can Beginning Writers Do More Easily Than Career Writers?

It's been a wild month, and I have tried to stream as best I can. So I figure how can we handle struggles not by resting or pushing through on our "real" writing, but by being weird. Worth a try, anyway. HEY check out my Speakeasy class on NaNoWriMo coming up on October 12, 8pm EDT! September 28, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 65 (Episode 616) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

33mins

9 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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[ISBW] When Do You Really Finish A Novel?

I'm a bit clearer-headed this episode, and talk about all those times you can say "the book is done!" (There are several times you can say that.) Punchline- today I got another edit pass on my novella sent to me. >_

31mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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[ISBW] Narrative studies

Well, of a sort. I had a hell of a few weeks and was essentially brain dead and struggling today. I announce a week off of streaming and try to talk about the new narrative game I'm playing on my stream. I'm also working on more transcriptions. By the end of this week I should have this season's episodes 1-10 done.  Again, no twitch stream this week.  Dream Daddy Transcription coming! September 14, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 63 (Episode 614) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

39mins

21 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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[ISBW] Bringing Authenticity to Your Story

Using food, clothing, religion, and other everyday details can give your story authenticity, but if it's something that you're not familiar with, do some research. Don't forget to join us live on Twitch, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm Eastern! September 9, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 62 (Episode 613) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

1hr 11mins

20 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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[ISBW] Live audience grab bag

Well the kid was driven to school and I was exhausted, so the audience helped me out with topics. A whole feedback show if you will. Don't forget to join us live on Twitch, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm Eastern! September 7, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 61 (Episode 612) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

23mins

19 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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[ISBW] Playing With Ideas

We take a nugget of an idea and play with it until we come up with a plot for a romcom, a horror story, fantasy, and other genres. Don't forget to join us live on Twitch, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm Eastern! September 2, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 60 (Episode 611) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

39mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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[ISBW] How Long Have You Been Working On That Book?

It gets close to kill your darlings, but if you've been working on a book for years and years, you might want to try a fresh story. No one says you have to abandon it.   Don't forget to join us live on Twitch, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm Eastern!   August 31, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 59 (Episode 610) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

32mins

16 Sep 2021

Rank #10