Even Superman Had a Day Job: An Interview with Margaret Ethridge

Episode 148I Even Superman Had a Day Job

EPISODE 148I Today’s guest is Margaret Ethridge, author of Contentment and Commitment, who also writes as Maggie Wells, author of Love Game and Play Dates. Margaret likes to write about life choices, and she often uses her own life as a jumping off point for ideas. For instance, she loves college football, so she created…

Writing for Video Games: An Interview with Alice Rendell

Episode 147I Writing for Video Games

EPISODE 147I Alice Rendell is an acclaimed video game writer currently working as a Senior Narrative Designer. Today she explains how writing for video games works and shares some tips about how to get into this type of writing. While most novelists work alone, writing for video games is super collaborative. You’re inĀ an office environment…

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Be Strong and Courageous: An Encouraging Words Episode

Episode 146E Be Strong and Courageous

EPISODE 146E One of my favorite verses is at the beginning of Joshua – “Be strong and courageous.” It’s written four times in just that first chapter. I find it encouraging when I have something big going on. Or when I have a lot to do. Or when I’m in the middle of a book…

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One Literary Agent’s Take on Publishing: An Interview with Sara Megibow

Episode 145I One Literary Agents Take on Publishing

EPISODE 145I Today’s guest is Sara Megibow, an agent at kt Literary in Colorado. While Sara is quick to point out that many of the things we discuss can be gross over-generalizations, and her thoughts and opinions on agenting are her own and not a guide for what all agents think, this is a great…

Finding Inspiration: Everyday Places to Find New Ideas

Episode 144T Finding Inspiration

EPISODE 144T We’ve finally settled down enough to start watching Game of Thrones (now that it’s ending!) and it occurred to me that George R.R. Martin does not have a problem with throwing his characters into conflict. Not even if it kills them! As for me, I find it very difficult when writing a sweet…

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