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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

254 Ratings
Average Ratings
187
28
14
5
20

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!!!
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I Should Be Writing

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Rank #98 in Books category

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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

Rank #1: ISBW #362: Glossary of writing terms and Helen Lowe Interview

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What do all those words I'm always saying mean? I go over several terms we discuss in publishing. I loved this idea, so if you have other ideas for terms you'd like discussed in more detail, let me know! Then I talk to Helen Lowe, author of Daughter of Blood.

May 20 2016
52 mins
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Rank #2: ISBW #421

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My new best friend is the Random Number Generator, since no other productivity program works. Let's try chaos!

Sep 11 2019
7 mins
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Rank #3: ISBW #420

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Sep 10 2019
14 mins
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Rank #4: ISBW #409

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I am currently struggling with the structure of the book, so I talk about that, plus A Song of Ice and Fire spoilers (the book series specifically, not the latest TV season). And I'm not sponsored by Scrivener. 

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

May 27 2019
15 mins
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Rank #5: ISBW #399

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

Jul 20 2018
21 mins
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Rank #6: ISBW #396

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

Apr 25 2018
20 mins
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Rank #7: ISBW #363: Movie Options and TWO Interviews!

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I announced it a few days ago that Netflix purchased the option for The Shambling Guides, and I talk more about it here. Then I put two interviews in one show since I'm behind, so you get to hear from Mike Carey and Brenda Cooper!

Jun 30 2016
59 mins
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Rank #8: ISBW #368: Post-depression writing

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Where I've been for the last two months, and two more interviews with Leanna Renee Hieber and Brooke Johnson!

(And I hadn't recorded in a while, so the wrong mic is grabbing the audio and I didn't realize till afterwards.)

And I've been podcasting 12 years! WOW!

Dec 22 2016
51 mins
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Rank #9: ISBW #419

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We go to the twitters for questions today. 

Sep 10 2019
7 mins
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Rank #10: ISBW #360: Level up! Plus Dan Koboldt Interview

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I've leveled up as a writer, and I interview Dan Koboldt, author of The Rogue Retrieval.

Apr 04 2016
39 mins
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Rank #11: 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
28 mins
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Rank #12: 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
28 mins
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Rank #13: 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
20 mins
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Rank #14: ISBW #371: Writing as a relationship // Bookburners Interview

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I usually use the boxing metaphor for writing, but I've been thinking it's more like a relationship. Plus Six Wakes and Bookburners both launched! Then I talk to my fellow Bookburners authors, Margaret Dunlap, Max Gladstone, and Brian Francis Slattery.

Feb 14 2017
49 mins
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Rank #15: ISBW #376: Must you write daily? And interview with Robyn Bennis!

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Is Writing Daily a Necessity?

A new article has writer Twitter in a froth. It turns out that someone wrote a clickbait article about how if you aren't writing daily, then you might as well quit.

This is so, so, so wrong. Did I write daily for a while? Yes. Do I recommend the Magic Spreadsheet for others who want to write daily? Yes. Did it help me and others? Yes. But telling you that you MUST write daily because I did is like saying that since I ran a marathon, everyone must run a marathon else they have no chance of being an athlete. So I get into that more in this episode.

Then I talk to Robyn Bennis, author of the debut novel The Guns Above! (Note, the interview has some NSFW words but I reversed them, so there's no swearing but there are a few backward words. But I do have a new tool coming to make bleeping words easier!)

Also, don't miss the latest Ditch Diggers regarding parenting and a writing career!

May 30 2017
34 mins
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Rank #16: ISBW #403

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I talk about some changes coming to the podcast, and then I interview Sherrilyn Kenyon. Remember to email me if you want to win a copy of her book! US only please. 

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Feb 04 2019
30 mins
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Rank #17: 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
25 mins
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Rank #18: 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
54 mins
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Rank #19: ISBW #418

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I talk about the new book and how i'm approaching the first scene. It's short, but it's late. 

Sep 07 2019
8 mins
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Rank #20: ISBW #373: About all those rules

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Don't use adverbs. Show, don't tell. Often blanket terms, what do they really mean, and why should we use them? And what does it mean when someone carefully follows those rules.

Recommended book: Nabokov's Favorite Word Was Mauve

Apr 17 2017
18 mins
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