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Kathie Lee Gifford Opens up About Being True to Her Faith
"You're here. But I've known you for quite a long time. Yes. And you are a woman of faith, and the thing that I say to people. And I've said this for years, I don't know if I've said this to you publicly, but what I've always felt we needed in the culture and I've always wanted to try to be one of those people. Is a public figure who is openly Christian. And whenever I talk about that, I immediately go to you because I think who has been out there over the years who has just been leading her life as a public figure, not as a Christian figure, but who is nonetheless openly Christian. And I really think that that's kind of the missing piece in the culture because we've divided. We've got the Christian faith over here, and then we've got the rest of the world here. And anybody with common sense knows that's nonsense. Right. But very few people are willing to live that out. You're one of them. In fact, you might be two or three of them. And I want to say thank you. Sweetie. You know, I've always had a boldness about my faith. I've always had an awareness, even a 12 year old girl when I first asked Jesus to be in my heart that the answer right away. Yeah. To who much is given much is required. I was once I started learning scripture. But I was sitting in a little movie theater in Annapolis, Maryland, and God already knew that I wanted to be an actress and a singer and a writer. He knew that I came out of the womb with a rim shot in a prep fall. You know, I mean, people do. And there's a reason for it. God, would everything I am and everything you are, was woven in our mother's wombs into
Brian Mudd: The 1619 Project Is the Catalyst of Critical Race Theory in Schools
"In education Understanding where the battle is being fought Critical race theory has of course been an inflection point within this entire debate And it is very much a thing Critical race theory goes back many decades The first published work 1993 The actual book called critical race theory published in 2001 But what by and large has made its way into our schools And in some cases our classrooms has not been critical race theory by name And that's the way that far too many are addressing this particular issue The single greatest catalyst though you've got to be mindful of right now is the 1619 Project Course the work that goes back a few years ago put forward by a New York Times writer advanced by the Pulitzer center As it won a Pulitzer Prize which subsequently got it into our
Peter Aykroyd, Emmy nominated 'SNL' actor-writer, dead at 66
"An actor and writer on Saturday Night Live has died if you saw Saturday Night Live this past weekend you might have caught the brief tribute to Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd joined SNL after his brother and John Belushi left the NBC show for other projects however he didn't work with his brother on everything from a TV show about the paranormal to movies like dragnet and Coneheads Dan Aykroyd officially announced Peter's passing in a brief statement to the Associated Press he cites the medical examiner in Spokane Washington is saying that his brother died from a septic infection stemming from an untreated abdominal hernia Peter Ackroyd was sixty six I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Ridder does everything for No. 3 Cincinnati in rout of SMU
"Desmond Ridder throws for three touchdowns runs one in and catches another at C. F. P. number five Cincinnati blast Southern Methodist forty eight fourteen the Bearcats kept their college football hopes alive by dominating the Mustangs in all three phases writer help Cincinnati outgained SMU five forty four to one ninety nine well the Bearcats special teams blocked a field goal and a punt return had a senior day to remember with his five touchdown performance he left the game with this team up forty one nothing at the end of the third the Bearcats improved to eleven and well I assume you fall state in three I'm Danny cap
Eric Reminisces About His Friendship With Larry David
"We continue now with Eric's interview at the Babylon B we'll have to ask, because you said that you were friends with Larry David at one point? Yes, at dinner, his apartment. When I was writing the hero pieces, the Atlantic monthly published a couple of them. And there was a humor reading. So it was like 1987 and somebody got me to do a humor reading with Roz chast's husband you know Roz chast, The New Yorker cartoonist, whatever. Her husband did some stuff, and there was somebody else. I can't remember, but I was one of these like two or three people who like in a basement in New York did a comedy reading. And this friend of mine that I met at one of these writers colony says, you got to meet my friend Larry. He will love you. He loves you and he's so funny. He's one of these before he became famous. Like right before. So he came and he loved what I did like the humor pieces. I think these fewer pieces are on my website, Eric and Texas dot com air contacts dot com. Eric and Texas dot com. But the humor pieces are still there. And so anyway, so we became friends and he really loved what I was doing, and he connected me with his manager whom he eventually married, and she was only taking she had him. She had Chris Elliott. You know, like, really, I was like, I've made it now. Yeah. And then I became a born again Christian and I threw it all in the garbage. I burned all of that with my elo albums and all that satanic stuff. Because humors of the devil. No, I never really overtly turned away from it. I just kind of drifted away. But so Larry and I became friends. I remember he had a dinner party in his apartment, and the actual Kramer came in. But at the time, I didn't realize he was the actual Kramer. Did you know he was racist? Or not so funny? That's a funny question. That's a funny question. I would kill to meet Michael Richards. I just love that man so much. But yeah, so I think when I became like a conservative Jesus freak, Larry David probably had problems
Eric Recalls His Early Days as an Advertising Copywriter... For Ex-Lax
"Oh, here we are at the Babylonian interview show and we have a very special guest mister Eric metaxas in person at the Babylon B not literally in person, but yeah. Not little. I think he is literally in person, isn't it? Well, I guess technically, that would be true. Or off to goods. Do you want to be a little about the word literally? Yeah. Have you noticed people English major writer? So when people miss speak and say, literally, it's like, you know, we literally blew up, you know? It's like, no, that's the whole point. You didn't literally blow up. You blew up. The numbers blew up, but that's not literally, but no, I actually, I got to confess, I am literally here. Well, speaking of literally blowing up. Great transition books about smart Luther Dietrich bonhoeffer, William wilberforce, and you also wrote a commercial for X lax. Can you tell us about that commercial? I did write it right here. Actually, this is not insignificant. In a way. It is totally true that during the worst periods of my life had to take a job as a copywriter for gray advertising. So if you think advertising is cool, like anybody in the advertising business who thinks it's kind of cool. They think yes, but if you sell out, you go to gray advertising. Like they do the stuff that no one else will do. Like X lax. And so I was working with an ad director who was so evil seeming to me that I asked if I could be switched and I said, yeah, well, three years to Mark Schwartz, he does, you know, pharmaceutical. He was a really cool guy. And my first assignment was ex lax, and the ex lax thing, it's so weird because some commercials like it's so they kind of write themselves like they tell you what they want and they just need someone physically to be there and to say like, okay, I wrote this. But so they had this whole thing, you know, somebody comes home with a bag of groceries a mom. You see you got your ex lax, you know, blah, blah, blah. So I wrote that. But the point is, I do they ask their parents, say, I see you got your excellent. It was certainly no. When I was 6. I remember. So you got your exact. But here's the key to the whole thing. The key to the whole thing is that at that time, X lax was either being sued or something because it was such a powerful laxative. Let me say that again. It was such a devastatingly powerful laxative that is sometimes gave people unbelievable cramps and this and that. So they were moving over to an herbal formula, which of course couldn't be nearly as effective, right? So the commercial that I did for X lax was the last actual X lax commercial. After that, they switched over and it became X lax and quotes because the brand. So for 90 years they had this formula soil I wrote the last X lax commercial.
Jan. 6 rioter who carried spear, wore horns, draws 41 months
"A January sixth writer whose horn for hat bare chested red white blue face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the capital has been sentenced to forty one months in prison prosecutors say Jacob chance Lee was the public face of the capital riot he's not accused of violence but he was one of the first enter the building holding a spear tipped flag pole it's one of the longer sentences among six hundred and fifty people charged in the capital six riot chance Lee pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding U. S. district judge Royce Lamberth said his remorse appeared to be genuine but noted the seriousness of his actions his lawyer Albert Watkins said his client is in dire need of mental health treatment his focus is on what do I need to do to commence the healing process Jennifer king Washington
Prosecution in Rittenhouse Case Couldn’t Be Trying Any Harder to Reach Acquittal
"I keep thinking about Jonathan turley's analysis of this prosecutor at the rittenhouse case. And I wonder if he's on to something. You think the guy is like a plant? For Kyle? I mean, you're going to call rioters heroes? You're going to call looters heroes. People assaulting cops, heroes, here was town hall, senior writer, Julio rosas. He does great work. We try to get this kid on a few weeks ago, but he was traveling. Or maybe I have interviewed him. He's really good. And he goes to a lot of these scenes where these so called peaceful protests are underway. Here is what Julio told Tucker Carlson last night on Fox News. I mean, Tucker, I'm not going to lie to you. I got pretty heated because I mean, yeah, I was out there that night. And to call this mob of rioters, heroes is just an absolute lie. I mean, think about it. Being a call this mob heroes when they were attacking the place where he works at. I mean, this just shows how ridiculous this trial has gotten. And I think it just highlights the fact that they never had a strong case to begin with, but they have to throw everything that they can. To try to save what case they have because throughout this entire trial, their own witnesses, their own supposed video evidence. Only served to bolster rittenhouse's claim to self defense. And as someone who was there that night, it's just very, very aggravating to just see someone lie to the jury in hopes to try to save what his save his case and potentially his career. We'll see what happens. Again, keep praying for Kenosha, pray for that part of the country pray for the world pray for the
Nikole Hannah-Jones Says U.S. Dropped Bombs on Japan for Financial Reasons
"Nicole Hannah Jones tweets over at the federalist they picked it up Sean Fleetwood New York magazine writer and founder of the 1619 Project the call Hannah Jones took to Twitter this week to offer historically illiterate take on why the United States bond Hiroshima during World War II In a course she was promoted by The New York Times or 1619 project cronut but a New York Times Historical scholars from every walk of life came out and said she doesn't know what the hell she's talking about but it doesn't matter You see And now deleted November 6th tweet Jones attempted to argue that the only reason the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city was due to financial reasons All you World War II vets listen to this She said they dropped the bomb They I guess meaning her country America When they knew surrender was coming because they'd spent all this money developing it and to prove it was worth it She wrote propaganda's not history my friend Now that is unbelievable She is a complete idiot She is a complete idiot Their first bomb was dropped and then the second bomb was dropped because Japan refused to accept unconditional surrender And that's what Harry Truman insisted on She is a historical illiterate but she can push her Pablo her hate for this country and there's not a single corrupt media platform that wouldn't love to
The Media Are the Most Powerful, Unaccountable Political Actors in U.S.
"We're talking to Molly Hemingway a terrific writer also the author of one of the hottest books out there right now rigged How the media big tech and the Democrats seized our elections Molly you know listen there are two people out there who I think are the biggest narrative busters on the right So I'll throw Sean Davis in there too You and Tucker You go throw a hit with an S in front of a grenade and the tent and a heartbeat if you think you think something's up No matter the media penalty and you're frequently attacked for it like Tucker and Sean are as well But the weird thing is you usually turn out to be right I mean you would debunk the hoax Russia hoax immediately You had shown the spygate story to not be a hoax But doesn't it speak to the power of the media over our collective Borg like psyche in this country on the left right now that people like you me Sean Tucker Greg Jarrod John Solomon We're all considered by the mainstream code Misinformation specialists and yet we've been right about everything Like there's nothing in your book you don't pack up with footnotes The Zucker box thing happened the Russian thing was old It's like again this did not speak to the power of the media that we're considered the outsiders and yet we were actually factually correct the entire time Oh it's amazing But I also think that it's important that people celebrate the marginalizing of our corporate media They have so much power They set narratives They do horrible things with their power And they are in my view the most powerful unaccountable political actors in the country But on the other hand nobody is believing there BS anymore and that's good And Democrats are and that's bad But their credibility is at an all time low I think the latest Gallup poll had 9% of Republicans believing corporate media and only a third of independence If not for Democrats they would just be totally in the
New York man arrested after death threat to GOP congressman
"A New York man has been arrested for making a death threat against his congressman Republican who voted for the one trillion dollar infrastructure package sixty four year old Kenneth Gasper was arrested Wednesday for a telephone death threats against congressman Andrew Garbarino Nassau County police commissioner Patrick Ryder besides using his displeasure with the congressman's voted on the recent infrastructure bill Hughes some profanity and then he made a threat and it went like this if I see that mother effort in the street I'm going to kill him that tape courtesy WABC TV Garbarino was one of thirteen Republicans who voted for the bill writer says the suspect had no prior record but we have zero tolerance for this type of behavior for any of our residents in a world that we're living today the climate that was out there these threats we take very serious I'm Ben Thomas
San Francisco Will Require Children to Show Proof of Vaccine
"San Francisco is going to manned a 5 to 11 year olds have the vaccine to participate in society one Twitter user wrote Thursday morning, in response to the mandate announced Tuesday. Our parents are going to have to carry birth certificates with them, to restaurants and grocery stores to prove their four year olds are ineligible. According to the latest data this is from daily mail, which has both left wing and non left wing articles. They have so many writers that that's what it is with me. They're the left wing writers write about me in the daily mail. According to the latest data from the CDC fewer than 700 Americans under the age of 18 have died from the virus. Since recording began in April 2020. Only 206 of them being under the age of 5. It's not a lot. And I'm not even sure I'd like to know about the 700 under 18. I would really like to know, did they die of COVID or with COVID? By the way, I'd like to know that about all the numbers the 750,000 did they die? With COVID, which or of COVID? It's a very different thing, right? Very different. The COVID kill them or did something else kill them and they also had COVID, and the answer is the latter. We know that. Because, first of all, the medical profession has been corrupted. I will have for you on Monday. I will have read an 8000 word. That's a lot of words for a piece. At real clear investigations about what's happened to the medical
State Farm Stands by Aaron Rodgers After His Vaccine Comments
"I want you to hear the first sentence in USA Today to give you an idea that you're talking about a media that is the American media. That no longer even professed to separate opinion from news. Listen to the first sentence of the USA Today, which is just the left wing propaganda sheet. This is proof. Listen to the first sentence. Given a chance to repudiate the lies and misinformation spread last week about COVID-19 vaccines. By Green Bay Packers quarterback and company pitchman Aaron Rodgers State Farm punted. This is the writer Christine Brennan. I wonder if she went to which journalism school she went to Columbia University of Missouri. Given the chance to repudiate the lies and menace information spread last week. What lies in misinformation did he spread? I'd like to read further. Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company, for much of the past decade, a company spokesman said in a statement to USA Today, sports Monday morning. We don't support some of the statements he has made but we respect his right to his own personal point of view. Do you know how rare that is in America? This was the most common thing, said in the United States about speech. We may not agree with you but we respect your right to have a different opinion.
Prosecutors seek 44 months in 1st sentence for riot violence
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting prosecutors seek forty four months in the sentencing of a capital rioter federal prosecutors are recommending a prison sentence of nearly four years for a New Jersey gym owner who took part of the January sixth right at the U. S. capitol forty four year old Scott fear lam pleaded guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting a police officer during the riot if U. S. district judge Royce Lamberth adopts the justice department's recommendation of a forty four month prison term it would be the longest sentence for a writer to date prosecutors said farewell was one of the first rioters to breach the capital and his violent actions emboldened other rioters around him for a web sentencing is scheduled for next Wednesday Mike Rossio Washington
Writer Andrew Klavan Describes the Ultimate Freedom of Christianity
"And we're back one on one with Andrew Cleveland. Let's go there. I wish we had hours to discuss it, so let me see if I can couple two things together. You talked about your 50 year journey towards Christ and towards the foundation of this civilization, which is our savior. Then you use the phrase in your last podcast. Mental slavery. That the left has created that woke ism is a form of mental slavery. Can you artificially strain this? But let's talk about that concept of mental slavery, and let's talk about why Christianity is the ultimate freedom in terms of, yes, it's about sacrifice. Yes, it's about pain. Yes, it's about the authority of God. But as the St. John Paul said, freedom isn't the freedom to buy Playboy. It's making the choice to do the right thing. That's the beauty of freedom. Right. I'll let you free. I think the most important meant not the most important one of the important things about Christianity is it's a path to forgiveness. And if you have a path where you can say, oh, you know, I did that wrong. And God says, hey, turn around, start doing it right. The prodigal son, the minute the father sees him on the road. He runs off to meet him. That's the way God treats us. That's a beautiful thing and it's an incredibly liberating thing because it means you can make mistake after mistake mistake and say, oh, I'm turning around. I'm going home. If you can't do that, if you are committed to lies if your whole philosophy is based on an untruth, you have to keep going deeper. And so you start with this stupid little lie, a man can become a woman and you wind up with children being raped. It's an amazing path into darkness. This little bit of intellectual corruption will take you right down the road to hell and it is I've seen this again and again because you have no way of turning back. You have no way of saying, you know what? I'll take the shame and God will take that shame off me. You have no way of saying it. You just stuck with the shame. And people will do anything to avoid
Mike Reflects on His Past Comments About Kelly Clarkson's Appearance
"A number of years ago, I got embroiled in a big thing where I made a flippant remark about a woman's weight. And that went viral and it was horrifying. And the reason I was horrified by it was only because my stupid comment and listen, I'm the last person in the universe to make any remark about anybody's weight, much less a beautiful young woman like Kelly Clarkson. And knowing that there was such media coverage over a conversation that I had with Chris Wallace about that. And it was a real one of those stupid two middle aged white guys making a stupid remark about somebody who put on weight. And this guy wrote about it, and it went viral. It was all over the place. People magazine TMZ everywhere, and I was horrified because I knew that that got back to her. Because of all the publicity, I just it killed me to think that my words would hurt a magnificently talented and successful and beautiful woman like her. And it really did impact me enormously. I mean, it was awful. I went into a box there for weeks and weeks. It was and of course I apologize profusely and I hope that my apology reached her. I have no idea how I would reach her if I ever, but I just it was one of the worst chapters of my career. Only because I knew that my words were heard by her and I wasn't going to get into, yeah, but it was only a quick aside and it was this stupid writer who's an attention seeker and I don't care about any of that. My words hurt somebody.
John Oliver Spreads Propaganda About Police Officers
"John Oliver is of course a moron Is he on the comedy channel still I think so I was at HBO okay even worse And you have to understand these people are worth tens of millions of dollars They have 2030 and given day comedy writers They have people who go into the bathroom with them and wipe their you know what But they're always down for the revolution And I love it when this guy comes in with the British accent which means he's purposely immigrated to the United States I don't know if he crawled over the southern border or did a legitimately or what his excuses But I want you to hear how he talks about the cops And a quote Maggie haberman This is really a mistake It violates our traditions our norms are yeah that's in our traditions And I say norms yeah yeah right like so All right cut tango A customer frame we hear from cops every time they kill anybody always sound like he's burping Let's start from the top please A customer frame we hear from cops every time they kill an unarmed black person is they should have complied with commands Now that's not the constant refrain that you hear from cops who kill unarmed black people You're sick bastard You're really sick I mean it's unbelievable The kind of propaganda that these phony columnists push
Eric and Max McLean Discuss the Genius of C.S. Lewis
"Was that C. S. Lewis was such an amazing writer. I will compare him to Shakespeare because he wrote his own literature. And I don't mean he wrote literature. I mean, he created a literature, I guess chesterton is a little bit like that. They wrote in so many genres with such genius that they created a whole world. Chesterton was the inspiration for much of his apologetic works. But I would say it was McDonald was his inspiration for this fantasies. And also George Charles Williams as well. I just read that hideous strength, and that's a Charles Williams novel. I was going to say that idiot strengths, which is the third of his so called space trilogy which always annoys me. It's not released based children. I don't know what it is. But it's kind of like Narnia for adults. Well, it's pretty Narnia too. And it was pre Narnia. Yeah. Well, those books are just their genius. I mean, I find it to be one of the great it should be taught alongside Paradise lost in 20th in survey courses of 20th. I keep saying to him, survey courses of western literature. It's genius. It's a retelling of Paradise lost. It's incredible. And that hideous strength, what do you even make? It's prescient its prophetic. It is amazing when you read that you think we're living through this now, unfortunately. But a lot of people aren't familiar with those books, but per landra and that hideous strength. They're just out of the crazy, amazing books. But he wrote poems, some of them are great, one of my favorite ones is the one that I was there in 1998 when they put it up in Addison's walk behind the colleges behind Marlin college where he was, whereas rooms were and where I bumped into you one day. Do you remember that? Yes. You were this was before you gave you anyway. I remember bumping into you on Addison's walk. It's a beautiful place. It is where Lewis came to faith in some
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Like a radical thing to do. But when jerry challenges a secret school society individuals has defined act turns into an all out war now. The only question is who will survive this. Is this this catholic school for boys that has a secret school society which runs everything on the down low and gives people all these. They call them assignments and pretty much forces everyone in the school to carry out. These assignments are also risk being ostracized by everybody so this kid is given the assignment to not sow chocolates and the school chocolate which is a massive. Do like they. It's a it's a big deal so everyone else is saying like we saw ten. Today we sold like eight today and he did not sell for ten days he says like none none none and then the you know the teachers get mad and everything and then after ten days or up but why am i selling the chocolates and then refuses to participate and then he gets bullied and whatnot. Anyways against gets very dock very quickly. I can also see why it was bad. I was going to ask you about this. Incredibly it's quite explicit. And when i realized that it's about a secret school society that believes people and runs like this really weird like underground initiation thing. I was like. I can see why maybe what teenagers reading this book and then having ideas about making me secret societies in their school i can see why they banned it but the message in it is very good so Yeah i would recommend. I would not recommend the movie. It's not done well and a half. The time spent asking each other. Why are we selling chocolates. What is this movie about. Selling chocolates has quite a story about the the concept of fighting back against the man. And what happens when you try anyways. I would recommend okay right with that toronto close. We still have some spots lift on out of the spotlight sections if you would like to come on our show and check to us in hit over to lindzen creation Come unto to the podcast tab on the menu you find a link to be featured on a writer so next time on dear writer. It's our main podcast where we are going to go to. Part two of our journey to publication with your where we're going to be talking about self publishing. The benefits the drawbacks. And why that's a avenue. We've decided to go down so if you'd like to know more about.
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"It wasn't like it was done in a unseen manner or anything. Yeah but i was also reading recently. Well i've been reading it for a long time and finally finished. You might remember several token shops garments talking about jk rollings slash galbraith's books in those reading. The most recent one troubled blood and she makes reference to it in that. Just like an passing as like a random topic of conversation. And i felt that was almost more. Callous away rush just like casually mentioned like. Isn't that terrible. The mike why did you have to do that. Why why are you bringing stuff from. The news like random. It was really strange. I guess it was around that time when maybe the book was published or like just after Yeah i think the one this one's but more recently published this one go to win loss. I found it. I chained throat like within a couple of days because it was quite short by science chapters. Like you could go through chapter in kind of like five minutes okay. So it wasn't a long read. It was it was a good read. Yeah what have you been reading. There's a little bit of a story behind the book that i'm writing so briefly. Go into that. So i mentioned in my blog post but a couple of my friends and i are attempting to watch every movie that's ever been made since we've been born so it's quite a challenge. It's really interesting as well because we've been watching a whole bunch of obscure movies and the only constraints we have on. Is that hester had a theatrical release. So that doesn't take out. That many but it removes all the weird telly features and stuff like that and tv movies and hallmark movies and stuff so We started in november nineteen eighty eight. And thank we've done like fifteen sixteen movies maybe and were somewhere in the middle of november. Anyway where we're watching one. We never look up..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Hit to satisfy the rita. There was one other thing that i thought i would mention buried in there she. The author poses very interesting problem for writers to think about so. She says producing critical. Dystopia is becoming more difficult. Sorry this is not to say that stoep in fiction as dying but rather that to create original content with accuracy presents. A new challenge. So one of those. A lot of. It's been done before so being able to have a new take on. It is becoming more and more difficult. That's interesting yeah so maybe as will be a new take on it. Hopefully people may have learned something from my analysis of this paper or at least is let a little find it hard to find very specific genre related like books and things. I found it really interesting that i could find article about contemporary. Why distorted fiction so hopefully you will got something from it too. Yeah was very interesting. So should we move onto what we're reading now leisure time. Sarah's your book from this month. So i have managed to actually read a book which is the only thing i said. I'm the book i read is another young at oak fiction book. It's cooled win. We will lost fight. Kevin would know and it's a story about a group of teens who were the only survivors in a plane crash in the jungle and thought. I'd just read the blurb out so win the plane crashes in a remote rainforest with Adults lift ally. A group of high school students struggle to survive against Threats from the jungle and one another in this teens thrilla. Tom kellaway didn't want to go on a field trip to costa rica..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Is the primary elements the reader identifies with so. I have another quote from her article where she says fans strive to be the hero. They see represented. Sorry i think it's a big wish. She says it's a really big pot of the disturb pick literature as having characters that are quote unquote heroes. But the raiders end up developing a lot of empathy towards them because of their victimization in the world and they have to overcome all the obstacles and whatever else is thrown at them and then the raiders sympathize with their efforts. So this seems to be in all of the books that she went through so hunger games divergent their protagonist was like this all of them. So i was. That's probably fair. And i think as a very similar to our characters where they have a lot to overcome and they're differently victimized but they do end up. Being quote unquote heroic. Yes so that was the fast pot that was essential and the other part was the beginning and i found this very interesting. 'cause she said that pretty much all disturbed pick fiction. Aimed at young adults follows the same. Like blueprint for the opening of the book. So there's three k. Pots in the beginning so the first is the life changing day. And apparently this usually happens. What what is the fess chapter where readers are introduced to the the has the greatest impact on the character's lives so we did that thankfully unintentionally. We'll actually changed as well so it ended up being happen and the fish chapter. Did she say for the three that she followed. Yes happened in the first chapter so in the maze runner there in the maze. Okay i'm just thinking in terms of john marston series which remember a. I can't remember now that we've discussed this on the cost but of written like a short view on and i think probably the main criticism of the fist book is that it's a bit slow to stop because the actual life changing event as you say doesn't heaven into the i think it's the fifth chapter which really fire on in the book really..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Everyone not prepared this week show. Everyone can forgive you flying by the state of my pens. Let's have a much more coherent talk about a useful writing results for mash lee now. Well i hope it's going to be more coherent but you get to deal with me having i on what was it yesterday. I got home at two. Am after doing some extra work are shoot was meant to go to eleven pm. We've finished at one. Thirty forty five minutes out in the hills. So i'm thinking back so i was pretty tired about. It was enjoyable and then last night we started watching a movie which i thought was an hour and a half. It was almost three and a half hours from my god. So i'm a bit tired but we'll see how this goes so after last times talking shop where i reviewed a research article. I got quite a lot of very good feedback from it. So i thought i would do it again but this time. I took a different tact. I thought that i would talk a little bit about genre. Because sarah and i kind of had this problem. We were trying to classify what genre our book is. we were looking into. Why disturbed fiction. We're trying to decide whether at fit into that genre in the end we kind of just decided that yup i guess it does based on the fact that there's very loose definitions of it and it kinda seemed to fit so the article i've chosen today is about why dystopia and fiction so i thought we could have a little chat about that paper which is pretty interesting and office. Some really good insight into how they're structured and the elements that make them work so the article for today is a creative exploration and analysis of contemporary dystopia infection. By minera is a and it's from the journal writing in practice volume fourteen twenty eighteen. I'm excited for another lakesha. This lecture time with ashley. Many lectures you get to this. Basically what sounds like when i lecture at uni although to be fair. I'm slightly more prepared for these ones Mostly because they don't have slides to joke by memory although you might say my slides out particularly while they are useful. I just don't put a lot of information on them. Because i like the students to have to come to class or listen to me. Talk right anyways. So the author of this paper manera izzy shea says that the aim of her paper is to highlight the elements in the openings of why disturbing novels and she uses the hunger games divergent end. The maze runner to help writers find out. What the core elements. Are that make these books. So popular and appealing sounds quite interesting. The paper starts off with defining what dystopia infection is why the teenage audience so appropriate for it and then it goes into the important elements in the beginning like the first few chapters of why dystopia infections. I thought i'd just kind of run through that to give you guys a good overview what she talked about. Sorry as i alluded to. Before she also found it difficult to define what dystopia infection was. Especially in the waie context. She talked about a lot of different meanings that people attribute to dystopia fiction so broadly she says it involves a quote unquote non-existent. Society is fairly broad and dystopia literature. In particular these novels rely on futures which utopian societies have failed. How ever that doesn't encompass all why dystopia literature that's just a proportion of them tend to have that aspect to it but not all of them i was gonna ask what she meant by non existent society actually does she made like a fictional like entirely fictional society or does she mean no she means it could even be like the the ideals of society that don't exist so it's like a society that doesn't exist on our world like right now but could exist or is like an entirely different place..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"I i had good intentions. I i'm gonna read all his books and then i'm going to watch the series started. The first one was all right. Go halfway through the second one. Aria why are you so boring handle seeing around the country any longer and then i gave up. Well i feel. We don't necessarily gel women's writing or his work. Which i think i could gel with it. It's just that. I don't know i haven't really tried for boy i know. The books are pretty hefty status. You're committing a lot of time if you decide to start series same with watching the show though because the sheer athleticism shirts as well. I haven't had time. But yeah like i did find his tips very useful and one particular was about creating conflict with characters in creating situations for each character. That would be the worst nightmare. In order to challenge the characters views and advance the storyline which i completely agree with. Yeah it probably helps because his are also like multi perspective so probably quite well with what we do. This is true. And i don't enjoy putting character hod situations but also maybe get like an overall enjoyment out of the system creating like a really good arc through the book and i know they're gonna come out beside of and be stronger for it. I kind of get enjoyment out of that. But i don't enjoy the going through it necessarily yup but then i'm like yes. Let's do this this. Put them in this awful situation. Let's see what happens fist overall. Yeah so it's okay. So i i agreed with the end He also talked about writing needing to reflect realism. Which is one of the reasons he discussed as to why so many characters were killed off is because he felt that is a pot of life and considering the rows and the sitting eight places characters n. He wanted it to be consistent with that and not give any character special treatment. I love that. Yeah good own hem in. I think we definitely do the same novels where anyone could die any moment. It's like you think that this is the main character. But that doesn't mean this safe. That's one of james's main comments when he talks to people like when he he was talking about her proofing it for us and he's like no one's safe just kill characters left frieden center. You won't see it coming. I mean we do thought into it all. I know but. I think quite realistic for how the situation would play out is probably quite unpredictable. And i think that creates uncertainty for the raiders. If they believe that any character can be killed. It makes the stakes a lot higher rather than having one main character. And you're like well they're gonna get through this because the the main character in the story doesn't work and that is also a benefit of the multi perspective because your story can work even if the main character. Yeah yeah. I guess that's one of the flaws they usually say about. Having fest usually the The character whose perspective it's from going to survive or otherwise. How could they told you the story that with ours or with moti perspective ones who knows there's other people that can tell the story but so that was my tool the month which again the channel was cold outstanding screenplays and they've got like a number of different authors Jk rolling if Screen play mosses as well. So like steven spielberg winton tarantino george lucas. So he's got stuff on screen writing but then also authors. While is a lot there. I will definitely be reading. I mean watching more..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"And his show. Hey everyone welcome back to deride. This is episode thirty nine and another episode about talking shop. Which is where we talk about. The writing tools that we are using to help improve craft and like all of these show episodes. We're going to jump straight into it. So sara what's your tool of the month this month. I struggled a lot with time. This month and will probably still be apparent to now knicks episode rising update because i feel like things have just crowned absolutely. Oh dear. it's okay though. So i was trying to think of. Were going to do for the writing tool this month. And i headed look on youtube. I must admit. I did not go fully into date however i did find an interesting channel and that channel was by the name all outstanding screenplays so while i would love to have a masterclass subscription will something like that to listen to famous authors..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Tim's is also quite helpful so knowing that you can include things like end to link topics to give and you can use words like not to exclude topics like so you know you do it. Szeged broad general section. You come up with something. that's it starts coming up with something. That's totally off topic. This isn't what i want. But i'm trying to research something. That's kind of similar aso. Go away and you might say. I'm trying to think of an example like version calendar not dork calendar will or something like that. Yeah so that can be helpful. I'm trying to think of the Typically used i think those are the ones. I use most often but actually might shed some light on that. I don't know but also researching sights set a specific to what you're researching so you might find that like for us swimmer. Writing the teen fiction series. Occasionally i would go to like the new zealand. Army site the official military side because it had information on specifically the new zealand army and stuff like that and Ravin wolf medically trusting what wikipedia says. Sometimes some sites have specific goto inflammation and. You're like okay. Yes this is a government side. The well i don't know how trusting people were government that typically..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Greek theater masks do scooters have keys. There were more. But i had to take them out. So that was like my list of as i'm ryan. Thanks i'm like actually. Is this a thing. That's great make lists. But i just kind of like get sock and then i'm like okay. Hang on a second. I don't usually make but i was. This is ridiculous. The man stuff. I've had to research and then i was thinking of making a blog post about doing research shows like oh just like note down everything and then all this is to amusing every chapter. But i'll just keep this in cases useful so now you get to hear my random less what. I'm actually writing chapters in the past. Obviously there's a lot more extensive. And once i've got a good handle on i can run the say or sections of the saint there in my mind. I then have more specific questions like ate breakfast. Mike what did they eat for breakfast. Did they have played. Did they have cutlery. They sitting at a table or did they use candles or lamps but more often than something like did they have an insert. Whatever item it is here. Yeah happens to me as well but yes or things. Like what plants do they farm in the season because they're walking through farmland. I think that's why it takes such a long time for some of the things. That don't wanna put a placeholder. Because i i need. I'm going to need it for subsequent chapters. So i recently suspicion this ancient greece one. I've tended to do the research even though it's gonna take time in hopes of saving me time later down the line and i think it's worked in some cases because a lot of the time now for some of the everyday conversation type c. I don't need to research every detail anymore. Because they know what they're wearing what season it is. I know what plants around or you know. What the climates. Like kind of what. The house looks like now. So don't need to every time in a different road be like okay. What does the courtyard look like..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"We grew up in kind of decision so i can generally see with that. We're moving kinda through. And if i didn't think that needed researching was sometimes like parts of new zealand where i was unfamiliar. They were things relating to the military. Like weapons designations vehicles equipment. That kind of thing. Which was sometimes just easier to ed later because even if you know exactly what make model gun. They're using you can just be like oh well you can imagine like a rifle or whatever necessarily have to him to be super specific about it. So some of that stuff was edited. Light a through editing which Facet writing because of that But yeah what does it look like for you win. You're writing a check to actually address the morning thing. I'd sit down and try to imagine the whole chapter at once. Usually i'll sit down and i'll be able to imagine at a certain point so can ride it but then usually because i play the scene in my mind when i'm thinking about it so the characters that's fine. They walked to the door then. I opened the door. And i'm like Like a head or they'll see a character but like the characters won't do anything. Stand there in space. Yeah pretty much. And i'm like okay so something needs to happen here either. Maybe it's because they don't know each other. Or maybe it's because i don't know what sitting is we'll whatnot my most recent one. I was doing a like sacrifice. Christ the problem was i didn't know you just have them standing randomly outside his like a bunch of people around here. Let what's going on pretty much like standing. And i'm like okay. That's cool who they're sacrificing to know what they're sacrificing so there was just blood. See blood on the ground and random fire somewhere. That's literally all it's my mind. I'm like okay like details. Need to be then. I'll go to do research. I think we do it quite a similar way that way. 'cause i have very much experience where i'm just like i can see a house and there's someone in the house but not doing anything sitting. I did actually heap a-list from one of my chapters. Which i thought i would share..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"You like a smoothie writings it also helps you to envision not only with a works. How an idea might work so you could have some basic idea that maybe you even seen dunk. Before but researching the sitting in the world might bring a whole new. Spins the idea which gives it a fresh take and without resist. She might completely misled idea. Though i exactly believe in the right what not kind of thing that people talk about you can only imagine as far as your current experience. Knowledge takes you. You can't write about the thing if you don't know it exists and sometimes research can help uncover those things that you might not have thought about before. So that's kind of my take on. Why researching is important to an awful. You have anything to end this. I would definitely agree with the research helping to envision the scenes in your mind because especially when you start off with a very basic idea. note that little nugget. And you're like oh this is really great. And then you if you're able to start researching et definitely opens your eyes to so much more information and possibilities that you didn't even know before you out so always gives you really great ideas to continue expanding on your idea and make a more realistic guess plot. I also think researching before you start. Your novel also helps you. Establish with the yearbook or ideas actually doable or not. Because there's always the chance that you have this one little piece of information. It's not enough of that makes any sense or it's been done before so i think researching not necessarily even researching terms of getting on your computer and finding out information about it but also reading in your genre or reading other books that may have that idea in it to say with a actually festival novel in the best place but also that. It's going to be doable and give you an interesting plot. Yeah yeah and then sort of to add to what you said. I think researching also helps you bring your characters and setting and plot to life and when you have all that information backing you up can help give.
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Welcome becky one to derive it today. We are onto if sir twenty four and it is one of our main roads in today. We are going to be talking all about our research methods. How we do it. Why researching is important for novel writing. Yeah should be a good discussion. I think i think so too. But i we probably update you as to how own writing is going. So how have things being on your end. Actually they've actually been okay. I finished the chip to that. I had started last time. And i'm about halfway through the next one. Which is spain of relief. It's being going quicker. I think it's because the check. Jake carries on directly from the one before right here. The character point of view switched but it starts with the other one left off which helped a lot. Because i already had the idea of where the chapter was going. So that's that's been good and having the easter break to unwind a little bit and then work on the does was also quite good just having that time you know yet definitely what about you. I have also had slightly more success. I managed to finish the chapter. That i had been writing which that one has taken me a ridiculous amount of time so i was very heavy to get to the end of that. It claimed of wasn't really the end of it. Because i ended up. Just basically riding in extra chapter to kind of finish off like appointing ashley heading quite managed to get to but then that ended up. Being the entire of the czech deaths are actually still. Have my check to plan in quotation marks. Which i never got to any of the points. Also this now lennox chapter so i have started that and i'm not quite i'm probably about eight hundred would stir up so not quite a little did mock 'cause we tend to aim for about three thousand so it's not too bad we had sort of kind of like what would you call it pass. The parcel of information and chipped is because i think started. You didn't get to a point in one of the first ones. And then i was just put it in my chapter. I didn't get to the end of that. One i can go in the next on. I didn't quite fit in. Chapter ended up being i five thousand ways. I can't possibly fit this. This one moved onto yours in the end up being its own. Does it probably for the best. I didn't put it in that funeral chapter. That would have just been way too long. I should clarify in explain that. It's not likely. Pass the same point chapter that we never got through. It was like you know we had one lifter point in that started off the beginning of the next chapter in them so just pushed the end of the two points each chapter into a new chapter. Eventually if that makes any.
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"To read. Just the whole idea is office isn't it. We want people to battery it really quickly. So that was one thing and then just other. Youtube isn't people like that. And then eventually People recommending on writing by stephen king. I recommend that really get one. Yes is an into the woods as well forget the is nyman that one. He's a screenwriter. But it talks about structure structure and the inciting incident. An reliance things that you know the ivy coup when you're when you're either and then you become an ole opry discover with each time like we'll slat was live point and the the bit in the middle and all that stuff Latin when you start looking into it so yeah so. It was a combination of of internet wherever gnaws and trade. I never read the stephen king one. It's i've been wanting to get it from the oakland library but it has a waiting list of like twenty seven people. I might just have to buy it. Would where to go because it gives you. The first office is to barbara fan. He talks about his rising career but then he comes back to what got in through when that was written as well so really good. I might have to buy it. I think i'll have to. I've wanted to. I've always quite admired stephen king. Even though i haven't read a lot of his books just you know when you see. How like some of his books and they're always such interesting stories quite good to what goes on. You will on reading a semester brick of a book. I'm reading a one phase which is eleven twenty two three Discovers the guy back in time and his friend trust to convince him to stop kind of bit from being assassinated so sent interesting. Interesting imprimis does not released bookstore at our like i thinking horror. But he's chris Us sir how you juggle your work. Life with your writing was pretty easy right now. Because i'm a lot of a lot of time you have to. You have to prioritize. You have to make time to do the writing in the end day. Sometimes you just have to sit there and just put one word in front atla but there comes a point with his natural breakoff sometimes act a lot of the time i can sit there six thousand i can just bang out a lot of words and it's great but then a guy after you get to that six hour period Awesome todd from that. There is a natural breaking point where you think right. That's enough by yeah My wife have been really support. Is i think it's amazing. I've decided to write books myself into it so that they're really supportive of it. So that's great. I forgot what i was gonna say..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"A house that they moved and trying to explain this in actual house that they moved implausible on a piece of land so they had to cut the fences. We ought to get the house end because they got a nice new villa that they did often. So we're not new villa villa that they did up anyways so they can fully repeat the in the grass was so long that we could actually say that the bottom line of defense messing so muslim warning was spent rounding the shape beckon into the pedic. The rest of the afternoon was spent in halt on sharing the and it was the most exhausting day of my life. That sounds really exhausting. But speaking of moving how physically moving houses the other day so to put it into context. James and i live down a shared driveway so the pace of the driveway runs in front of our house in his four houses where the third down. It's like one two three four five and across the driveway. This offense and then on the other side is more houses. Complex of houses is like four or five houses. Anyways relay from. That's so weird noise. It was probably nine o'clock at night. Lots of beeping and things. That's very strange but didn't think anything of it. Why keep in the morning. I opened the curtains and they had moved five houses. They were there in the evening and by the time morning came around. They were all gone. So now there's a clear sight line from our house to the road. That's probably five houses away from home. It's hilarious how did i miss them. Moving five houses and so funny so confused and magically five houses disappeared. They must've been working really this so you reminded me of the anything. Houses was literally turn. That's funny so move on to grace one chip to three the sound of truck tires crunching on gravel silenced us. I rushed to the window and crash. The blinds to army trucks screwed up the drive. They hid lights faming harshly soldiers here..
"writer" Discussed on The Rookie Writer Show
"Hey everybody welcome to the rookie writer show. I am changing things up on you a little bit. We are starting season two today. I've started a new challenge for myself where I am going to be reading. Fifty two writing books this year one for every week of the year and then in turn I will be sharing some of the highlights from those books in each episode. You can expect the format follow very much like this one will be. which is that that she will get an introduction to the author? So you have some idea who's offering you their advice and expertise a brief overview. What kind of book you're dealing with as an is it looking at productivity or craft or business aspects of writing there will be a maximum of three and only three major suggestions or points that they make in the the book and one tip that I gleaned from it so beyond that? It'll be up to you to decide whether or not the book sounds like something you'd like to delve into further. So that is the intro for the new season. So welcome to season two episode. One enough for the INTRO. Let's get into it. So Oh for my inaugural book. I chose I loved it. It was called dear writer. You need to quit. It's written by. Becca Sim and published in twenty. Nine thousand nine. It's actually part of a three part series and I have a feeling I'm going to be reading the other two because I very much enjoyed this one but before we get into the other two. Oh let's follow the format so I I'm going to introduce a little bit about the author. She is the woman behind the better faster academy which offers classes and individual coaching for writers. She also keeps pretty busy. Doing a writing productivity podcast of her own That shows shows up on Youtube as well as on most podcast carriers. It's called the quit. CAST for the past few years. She's also been co hosting a book. Marketing podcast called Smarty Pants Book Marketing. Believe and she'll soon be launching dear BECA which is a weekly coaching column. She's under a couple of Master's degrees in coaching related fields and she's worked with thousands of authors many of them pulling in six and seven figure annual incomes so impressive. She seems like she might be somebody who knows what she's talking about. Let let me be clear. She does not in any way. Promise that you will reach the income of some of her clients. In fact I would say that Becca might be the first person to tell you. Communication style isn't one of below sunshine up your zoo She delivers the kind of advice. You probably need to hear in a clear but humorous way off. She is I would say she's not without empathy for your situation but she just kind of isn't interested in letting you shine yourself on either. She's really was reluctant to write the book honestly because she thinks of herself as a coach I she has been an author before she spent on that road. She has written fiction So she does understand where you're coming from. She was a little bit reluctant to write this book because she thinks that each person is so unique and that actually one coaching or small group. Coaching is the best way to get someone where they WANNA go. But that obviously limits number of people she can work with so instead what this book tries to do is to capture a lot of the approaches that she used when she's working with clients in hopes that you can glean enough from it to help coach yourself if you like Lisa Kron approached applauding. If if you've ever read any of her books you're probably GonNa like this Book it dips into brain science a little bit Becca dips into it gives you a hint of what is behind the theories but doesn't really get into it very deeply in fact. This is a pretty lean book. I'll reference that later. She she would emphatically state dozen her book that this is not a book of tips and tricks. It's a book designed to get you to ask yourself deep and hard questions about about which writing path best suits your strengths and interests. She's not interested in offering a prescriptive one-size-fits-all despite her own experiences. In fact she views anybody who does do that with a or those programs with a little bit of a wary eye as she mentioned the book she does not buy into a silver bullet solution to anyone's reading woes. Because no matter what worked for someone else it may or may not work for you because you are your own individual blend of environment personality writing platform the resources that you have hand and your existing tendencies habits and patterns earns so her approach again is born out of the fact that she's first and foremost a coach and she really wants you to start thinking about a couple of Questions and that's sort of how the structure mostly this book is asking you to quit things and you can pick this up from the chapter. Titles The table able contents things like quick thinking in a vacuum or quit focusing on your weaknesses or quit ignoring the past quick-thinking facebook is your friend acquitting knowing reality things like this But I would say that if there was something that ran through it as a single core or notion that jumped out to me. It was this and this is one of the three things I she really wants you to question the premise OR CUTE EP. She likes to refer to it She uses the throughout the book. Going back to like a touchstone. If you've been listening to the rookie writer show I'd say it's fairly analogous analogous to my get Meta and what's going on there with the key T. p.. She's really asking you to slow down long enough to actually ask the right questions of your situation to poke and prod your sumptious a little so that you don't run around trying to solve the wrong problems or even create problems. That aren't even they're so cutie. Pie questioned the premise. The second big thing that jumped out at me. That was sort of an overarching thing. I took away with it. Is that she. You believe there are four steps to transformation. That's kind of what she focused on her graduate studies. So would that she sees this as four steps and she uses a really great example in the book which I will not reveal because I wanted to be nice price for you She believes that knowledge is half the battle and it is certainly step one of any transformation part of getting getting the right knowledge is going back to that. Cute EP questioning the premise. To make sure you're actually getting the best information that you have there the second step in the transformation according to her is that you get your support around you get your crew around you. You're going to need it. And the third part of transformation is making a plan plan for when things get tough. Because they're going to get tough. How are you going to deal with rejection? How are you gonNA deal with on we? How are you going to deal with writer's block? How are you going to deal with money worries or being overwhelmed? How are you going to deal with being able to sit in a chair for a while every day? Just finding those ways to do the things that you need to do making a plan for it and then finally executing it pulling the trigger in fact. That's her last chapter is urging you to quit preparing an actually. Just pull the trigger so the third of the three things that I'm GonNA highlight from this book is that transformation is really really hard. That's why only a small percentage of efforts to change behaviors or successful according to them. You're fighting against a lot of patterns of behavior that worn grooves in your brain. You're fighting a lot of established circuitry in your brain. But I love what she says about the occasional difficulty of writing here comes. It's a great quote because resistance is conflict which causes tension strife frustration. Consternation we see it in our books all the the time the differences as storytellers. We know how to make conflict productive yet in our own lives we reject conflict instead of embracing it for what it can offer for us learning what we can releasing our emotions and getting the work done. Now it's really understandable if you are trying to avoid difficulty if you're trying trying to feel like things should not be painful or uncomfortable that's just your lizard brain kind of looking out for you but if you want to be yeah writer. There's going to be times that this is going to be a little tough. She's given you a lot of ways to look at the issues that are holding you back Jack. Having you probe if things that you might need to quit before you can move forward to jettison from your writing habits and approaches I one hundred percent recommend men this one. It's a slim book. It's only two hundred eight pages and I picked it up on Amazon kindle for I think less than five dollars because it was on sale but it packs a good good punch and I'm so excited to discover that BECA SAM has so many other offerings of already caught one of her quick cast episodes on Youtube while I was making dinner the other night and it was also totally worthwhile. Okay one tip. I picked up from her book. Despite her aversion to offering sort of things is this considered setting up a time trekker because remember knowledge is half the battle right. So I've done time tracking before using just downloaded sheet from another Time management expert and while it's useful to write down what you've done every day and you know obviously that's include the things that where you're not on your computer but if you set up a time tracker on your devices It runs automated while you're doing your work in the background. And then generates Anna rates reports of how and where you spent your digital time. which is your work time which may answer a lot of questions about why you're not getting more work done? So she recommended one called Green Tomatoes with a T. O. M. A. T. S.. I actually had trouble getting that one to work very well. I found an article reviewing time. Trekker Trekker APPS for Twenty Twenty Lincoln show notes and after reading those. I chose rescue time. I've been using it for about a week and I really really like it. It's taught me a lot about how I'm actually using my time versus how I think I'm using my time and that is only going to help me build the kinds of habits I wanted i. I want to develop when the thing rescue time. If you go that route someone kind of cool thing about it. Works across my devices with one account. It's a free forever free account and and So I don't see what I'm doing on my computer. I see what I'm doing on my phone my ipad as well so that's kind of cool because I can't kind of cheat which I've done before with other kinds of trackers and blockers by using another device at the same time I know it's shameful anyway later in the year. I'll probably be reading her other two books. The series I've included them in the show notes as well in case. You can't stand the suspense. They are dear writer. Are you in burnout and derived or you're doing it wrong. I hope this was. It's helpful to you. I started this podcast initially because I wanted to put out there something that would have been useful to me when I was starting wording out. I've been messing around with writing in one way or another for about two decades and I don't see any reason that it should take you two decades to learn what I've learned so far so I'm always going to be learning. I'm super excited about this NEW SEASON I'm super excited about this challenge. I will say say that every once in a while I may throw in a class instead of a book. So it's fifty two books or classes because I have a tendency to do both I'm always gonNA keep learning always gonNA trying to get better. I hope that this has been fun and useful for you. If you have any suggestions for books that you are Thinking would be good ones to review semi an email addresses info at the rookie writer dot net or the rookie writer show. Oh on Djamil. Next week I'm going to be applying the same approach to real artists. Don't starve by JEFF COINS SO I hope you'll come back. Thanks for listening until next time heavier adding people..
"writer" Discussed on The Rookie Writer Show
"Me. And might be useful for you as well. I'd like to wrap up this episode with an explanation about why I chose the name of the show. I chose the name rookie writer because I have such an affection for rookies, and let me tell you. Why rookies have a lot of talent and a lot of enthusiasm. That's how they get to be rookies in the first place it basically gives them admission to the game. But they also have a lot to learn. And the thing about it is is that you are going to feel like that probably your entire writing career. Most writers do one of my favorite quotes is from Ernest Hemingway. And it goes something like this. We are all apprentices and a craft in which. No one ever becomes a master. So you might as well embrace it. I know I have lean into that rookie status embraced renews. Yasim and your talent. And yes, also that feeling of always being a little bit at the beginning of something always having something more to learn because that's the nature of writing. That's the fun of it. And that's the challenge of it. Come back for episode one. What kind of writer, are you? Let's find out. Thanks again for joining me. I'll see you next time. If you like this episode, please hit the like or whatever it is give it a thumbs up. Subscribe. I don't know. It's my first episode. I'll get better at this part. And also swing by WWW dot the rookie writer dot net. It's once again T H E R O K I E W R. I T E R dot net is the rookie writer dot net. Okay. There's going to be already some resources books. I recommend the show notes for this episode and links to different tools that I have available for downloading to help you start thinking about how to organize your reading life in a way that works for you. Okay. Thanks again. I'll catch you time. Until then happy writing people.
"writer" Discussed on The Rookie Writer Show
"Novels or easings. Are you a blogger? Are you a short story writer? Are you a memoir star you a flash fiction person? There's a lot of areas of writing that we don't immediately think of when we're starting out. We just think books, but there's such a world of writing that comes at us all the time that I think that there's room for a lot of exploration here to see what might match up with your interests and skills, and desires, we'll also be looking at things like if you do wanna be professionally published do you see yourself as more of a commercial writer and upmarket writer or a literary writer, and also what is the difference between commercial and upmarket and literary writing. We'll also be looking at John razz, and the organizations that support them and the tropes that are common in them. And the space that they occupy. In the market place at this point in time. They'll just be a lot of ways for you to look at what you're working on really having a lot of confidence and clarity about your choices. In terms of what you're going to write. We'll help alleviate a lot of the problems including things like writer's block and procrastination. Because if you know what it is that you are working on what it is you want to get out into the world. It goes a long way towards making that time that you can carve out to write more productive and more valuable because you know, where you're going. You have that guide star you've answered that question for yourself when we get into asking when and where questions about our productivity challenges they oftentimes are intertwined much like the who. And the what were and you'll see that episode usually episode two in a given month will be tackling those questions the kinds of questions will be looking at in the win episodes might be. Looking at your time and your writing habits, it could be everything from your sort of long range plans to how you're managing your small pockets of time. It's the day to day stuff. And it's also the big picture things. But it's also going to be things like are you the kind of person who enjoys writing at the same time and the same place every day. Or are you the kind of person that needs a little variety? Are you really good at using those little pockets of time as they present themselves, or do you need to have a certain ritual that happens every time before you're able to really slide into that writing space. That is the most productive for you. Where questions will include things like not only the space where you're able able to find to right? But also the tools that you use to rate looking at whether or not you're most comfortable using a computer or writing things out by hand or dictating and pushing you to try some. Of the others to see what that brings to your writing experience. In addition. It will be things like looking at tools and hacks and techniques to help you store the information like ideas or drafts to make it. So that you're more organized, and you can more easily access the work that you that you've completed or the work that you are you would like to do when we get into the Y episodes, which will be usually the third episode in any given month. We'll be looking at primarily our motivation and our support. So in these areas, I mean, what motivates you to face off with the blank page. And the reason we care about the answers to these questions is because there is no better defense against the twin demons of procrastination and perfectionism than knowing why you are willing to sit down and do this when you could be doing just about anything else. Generally speaking every month episode four will be a how episode. And by that, I mean, the kinds of practices and habits and ways that we can support our writing life by taking care of our bodies and our general wellness because though I like to treat myself like I am sort of floating head the truth is I am a better writer. I'm a I'm a better everything when I'm taking care of myself and writing is no exception. You'll hear a lot about this. If you're a podcast fan. Like, I am this is showing up everywhere sort of remembering that writing is just a piece of your life. It's not the whole thing, and you need to treat it that way. Finally on months where we have five weeks. There will be interviews with other rookies where I will get into all of these questions with them and look at their back story and the ways that they have tackled some of the issues that they've found in overcome. So that they're sharing their tips and experiences with you and more ideas grab with all of the. Questions I'll be bringing in experts from time to time. In addition. I'll offer my recommendations on other podcasts YouTube channels books, magazines, apps and software that have worked for me.