35 Burst results for "Writer"
Canada Has More New COVID Cases per Capita Than U.S.
"Cases of covert per capita than the United States. Of course, that country's population is only a fraction of ours. In fact, there are more people in California than in Canada. But it is really a dire situation for our neighbor to the North. Canada is one of the only countries in the world with significant outbreaks of three variants. At the same time, the UK, Brazilian and South African versions. The vaccine rollout just can't keep up. It's so bad that the CDC said earlier this month. Even fully vaccinated Americans should not travel to Canada. We're going to talk about all this now with Adam Miller. He's a senior health writer with the CBC and he's joining us from Toronto. Hi. Hi. Thanks for having me Well. It certainly is shocking to most of us to hear what's happening in your country. What is happening? What's driving this third wave? Yeah, that's a great question. Um You know, we've gotten off to a slow start with our vaccination roll out just because of the fact that candidate doesn't really have a domestic manufacturing capacity here. So all of our vaccines to date have come from other countries like India and the Europe and we're obviously gotten some AstraZeneca vaccines from the U. S is well recently, so We don't have that built in capacity to manufacture our own vaccines yet we're hoping to build that up now and in the coming years, But it's not something that we can really draw on right now. So we're really hoping that the U. S will. Open up. It's vaccine supply. But the priority, of course, is U. S citizens And we totally understand that. And I think the prime minister here understands that but hopefully down the road we get to a point where even you know some of the drug companies in the U. S. Will be able to give us more shipments because we're really at the kind of Whim of whatever they decide, because, like I said, we don't have any domestic manufacturing capacity is it that you don't have the capacity or they just made the decision not to
Stinging report raises new questions about Capitol security
"An internal U. S. capitol police report has revealed major deficiencies in its ability to handle the January incursion as well as future threats but that report has been kept under wraps the inspector general's report talks about police shields that shattered on impact that bloody day in January as well as equipment tool to use and police training never completed it points to missed intelligence including an FBI warning that writers have been posting Congress needed to hear glass breaking doors being kicked in and blood being spilled the full report which casts doubt on the police ability to contain another large scale attack was obtained by the Associated Press before the department's watchdog testifies at a house hearing it was also announced the police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through broken door will not face charges thirty five year old Ashley Babbitt an Air Force veteran was killed Jackie Quinn Washington
New Rule in Cycling Forbids the Tossing of Water Bottles
"The pond. There's a new rule for the Tour de France involving You could call it later. So to speak. This has become pretty controversial. ABC is in Esta Loca. Terra is in Paris. She tells us why 48,300 water bottles were used and tossed during last year's toward Frantz, Catching a writer so called Madan, or Water bottle had become a kind of tradition among cycling fans like catching a ball at a baseball game. But in an effort to promote writer safety and protect the environment, the International Cycling Union has now banned cyclists from tossing trash, including their bottles in Non designated areas. Two riders were recently disqualified from the tour of Flanders for
The Next Great Quarterback Prospect Is Someone You Never Knew
"Tim thank you for joining me man. Hey good to be here bobble. So i'm bringing you on for a specific reason and that is i don't know anything somehow still about trae lance. I feel like you could walk into the room. Sitting in right now. And i would not necessarily know if that is in fact trae lance. So how did you start your profile of this guy. Tim pablo it's interesting. You'd say that because you know it's it's almost like he was created to torment. Nfl evaluators. tim. Q. is a senior writer for. Espn whose profile of trae lance is on espn dot com. Right now. he's from an f. School even though he won a national championship he only had seventeen starts competition. He played against wasn't at the level of an sec. Or or a power five. So they're all these questions about him and yet the talent is undeniable character. Everything checks out and yet he is still this relative unknown. Just because of all these circumstances that include pandemic related cancellations the fact that he played one game in the last year. He's really a fascinating study. Because somebody's gonna take him very high draft and you get the feeling that they aren't going to be completely sure what they're getting. Yeah he is one of the top five quarterbacks in this year's draft him. Let's just start at the beginning here with young trae lance in marshall minnesota with his parents carlton and angie lance. What was his football career lake at marshall high school his football career at marshall high in a town of about fourteen thousand people at three hour drive west of minneapolis was very under the radar.
What About Canada's Blueprint for an Amazing Health Data System
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Justin ling is a freelance writer based in montreal who reports four among other places vice the globe and mail. And for this piece mcclain's justice adrian. Why don't you start with What's going to make every canadian listening to jellison. And tell us how israel got so many vaccines and why right so going back news at the start of the vaccine conversation really last summer or thereabouts. When a bunch of countries we're going around to various vaccine manufacturers and trying to figure out You know how much they're going to pay per dose when those doses are going to arrive which company they're going to go with so on and so forth. Israel did something very very clever and it's something that israel has sort of been delivering up towards for a long time. They went to pfizer for the most part. But also madonna and some others and said listen. We're gonna pay you a really good price for these vaccines and we want them fast and we want them in large quantities. And here's our proposition to you. We'll collect all the data you need. All the data on efficacy on adverse reactions on you know how long This immunity might last four on how quick it might come about Whether one shot is better than two shots whether there's some people who shouldn't get it whether there's some people who should get one dose and not the other israel basically said we can collect that data and we can give it to you and that for a drug company especially in the midst of all of this is extraordinarily valuable. Wild really be concerned at all about the safety of these vaccines. It is accurate to say that this entire process was truncated to allege degree. We went through the clinical trials of these vaccines much faster than we would normal circumstance. So israel's offer here was this sort of meant and sort of finish up and provide a really long look About the data of these vaccines and sort of a real life. Clinical trial
NYC Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe
"O R news. Well, some writers are not returning to the subway, and it has nothing to do with the pandemic and empty a study found that people feel less safe. Because of crime and harassment than they did just six months ago. 72% of writers say they're very concerned about the safety of their commute. It comes as shootings have spiked in the city this year, and Mayor de Blasio is now promising to bring those numbers down. A 12 year old boy, one of the latest shooting victims hit with a bullet over the weekend on a Brooklyn street. Shootings up 57% the first three months of the year compared to the same timeframe. Last year. The mayor once again pressed by reporters on what the city is doing about the surgeon shootings, We're gonna fight it back with a lot of gun arrests, which is exactly what you're seeing. We will turn the tide. De Blasio again blamed the pandemic for the surgeon, gun violence, getting the court system going getting the economy going again. Getting kids back in school in large numbers in September. All of these
Women Empowerment With Debra Martin Chase
"Right and what And i'm also curious to seeking to be a player. Martin chase production was affiliated with disney. Twenty sixteen. i believe that's right. What you own kind of walk us through. What is that like just thinking about like when you're looking at the critics when you're moving like i am and you're seeing the that you have this black girl majett Talented woman behind the scenes and she has not production following these major project. What is that like for you to have that opportunity for yourself to create your own production company so yes with the cheetah girls. I originally Sold to girls to the disney channel television series and with the same writer. Allison taylor ultimate writer and win We finished the script. International the international divisions of the disney channel had to sign off on on new television series. And win it was sent to ram. They were like well. We can't sell this because these girls aren't real. Nobody's gonna believe that. These black and latino girls in new york city are living on park avenue and live this fancy and i was so pissed off the Point show to show that people live different. Lives and you know that. These girls have big dreams and aspirations and gary mars to credit who was head of the disney channel. Bend in now at warwick president said look i. I don't control the series totally. But i do control movies in a. We'd we configure this as a movie. I can i. Can you know make that happen. And so we did and he and he did and then in success we were able to do ops into more movies in the franchise.
Union agreement at Gimlet, The Ringer
"The writers and producers at specifies gimblett media and specifies the ringer to the first podcast production companies to unionize with the writers guild of america east both ratified their first collective bargaining agreements agreements mean among other things increases for salary minimums and limit to the use of contract is and should set a template for others.
`MSNBC Apologizes For Showing Wrong Video of Congressman
"S d. N c. Let's not forget them. Here is MST N c host apologizes after network Confused too black Congressman I talked about it. The impeached former federal judge criminal taking bribes Alcee Hastings. God rest his soul. Hey, died a couple of days ago, The age of 84. MSNBC was doing the orbit for Congressman Alcee Hastings. Unfortunately, they weren't showing a picture of Alcee Hastings. They were showing a picture of another random black congressman by the name of Benny Thompson, who is not Alcee Hastings and looks nothing like Chelsea Hastings. So they put on their white anchor Hallie Jackson to come on and apologize. But you wanna apologize. First mistake that we made on this show. Yesterday we're reporting on the death of Congressman Alcee Hastings. We mistakenly showed video of Congressman Bennie Thompson, which should never have happened were started never have happened. We're very sorry. It reminded us naturally of when MSNBC introduced the Reverend Jesse Jackson, but they introduced him as Al Sharpton. Me now to talk about this and the nation's real problem of joblessness. Reverend Al Sharpton. What's your reaction to hearing someone say? Hey, you know when it's just looking at many qualities l hear too Well, the rising tide floats all boats is actually here. I'm Reverend Jesse Jackson. I don't You know, I'm so sorry. The script in front of me, said Reverend Al Sharpton. I'm looking at your face. I know you are Reverend Jackson. We all doing so not only am I a racist, but the writers and producers are raised us today. MSNBC too. It's good to not be fox news
Washington, D.C. leaders speak out after woman is restrained on Metro platform
"A video showed multiple metro transit police officers restraining a woman who had a bloody lip. She was on the Metro platform leading the one that stopped now witness at the scene told officers that a man had brandished a knife when that woman wouldn't move away from him Metro Transit officers approach. The woman after police say she was behaving erratically and screaming at other writers. She was taken to a hospital to receive mental health services. Police say the woman was restrained after she assaulted an officer Saturday night at the gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station. A man involved was arrested on a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon. Virginia's attorney general, Mark Herring, and the
Sports and Georgia: MLB, the Masters, and Beyond
"Tea masters. Golf tournament starts today. Augusta georgia it is one of sport's most premiere events and enormous platform but the energy all leading into it has changed pretty dramatically. Because of what's happened with baseball and georgia in recent days and be move the all star game out of georgia because of the new legislation. The state passed. that makes it harder to vote. So i i just need you to tell me about this georgia law. What does it do. What law really. Sp two oh two would it really is all about is the ways to keep the traditional high numbers of african american voters doubt howard. Bryant is a senior writer for espn and the author of the henry. Hank aaron biography the last hero when you look at what this potentially allows the georgia legislature to do that. It takes over from the secretary of state and election. It allows individual members of the board to be dropped if they're unpopular the governor's or the secretary of state's behest if you can do those things but you can essentially overturning election which is essentially what this whole thing was about back in november and so these details of that. Bill aren't getting anywhere near the attention. They deserve if these laws were in place last november then. The road had been paved to give president trump specifically what he wanted. Which was the avenue to overturn in election based on friday had not been proven. That's what this whole thing is really about
Celebrating the Publication of 'Where We Bloom' With Designer Cynthia Zamaria
"Very special guest. Is cynthia samara of cynthia samara house in flour based in toronto. Hi cynthia now and congratulations. Well back at ya Because big reveal here. Cynthia is our covergirl of where we bloom. Our brand new book that will be available in Just a just a week or so around april fourteenth so we wanted to have cynthia on to talk about her business and who she is so And you're a first time guest of the podcast and I just want to introduce you to the listeners. So i guess let me just give a little recap of where we bloom. And this book. This is the first title in bloom imprint The do publishing company. That is sort of the boutique. Publishing arm of slow flowers created by robin omni and me and we. We started with this book because it was a way to build community and feature a lot of Sloth hours members showing off their workspaces studios shops greenhouses potting sheds barns. You name it right robin yes. We definitely have a great variety from you. Know from kitchen and laundry room to beautiful outdoor Structures structures a good word for it The the subtitle of where we bloom is thirty. Seven intimate inventive and artistic studio spaces where floral passions find a place to blossom. And those of you who have known me for years as a garden writer. No that i wrote a book in two thousand eight called. Stylish sheds and elegant hideaways all about garden sheds. And there's definitely a crossover into this book but these are dedicated floral spaces and It's it's just. There is a diversity of of architecture and location and personality and
Why are Jokes Funny?
"What makes something funny. He i didn't own. Can you tell me if someone to be iowa but not that many. Today's question comes from a few. I'm sophia and i'm seven years. Old question is why jokes. Funny minute onto know. Why jokes a funny. And i'm five sheild. Funny good question. Everyone on the answer together. Maybe get some good jokes for the talent show. What do you reckon. What makes you laugh bombs not. Let me get a pen to write this down today on. Imagine this. we're talking about the silly there. Giggly their tummy tickling. We're looking at the things that bring a small to faces and that funny noise at amounts all the things we find funny and why on earth we laugh about them and i just the person to talk to science writer and professional. Funny person benny hobbs. Let me just give her a bill. I barely hear bernie. I need your help. I'm a talent show and on eight. A rabbit to pat john and goose egg baba's shop cooled off on unicycles juggling kittens miller well. What's your talent niche jerks. I just wanted to tell some funny jokes. I'm on my way. Hi everyone giddy so fast need when it comes to jokes. I'm very serious. This is no laughing matter.
Judy Batalion on her new book The Light of Days
"Judy battalion is a writer comedian. And the granddaughter of holocaust survivors her new book and soon to be screenplay is called the light of days. It's about women resistance. Fighters in hitler's ghettos they were oftentimes hidden underground for long periods of time and could only come out at night and they craved. They crave food. They craved drink and they crave the light of day. The stories of the women. Judy writes about in the light of days had nearly been forgotten so much so that when she first discovered them she thought she had made a mistake. Judy was born in montreal but was living in london. When she was researching the world war two heroine and martyr khanna sanish buried deep in the stacks of the british library. She found an unusual book. It's an old book. It's you know in this blue fabric cover with gold lettering and the yellowing deck alleges a i opened the book and it is about two hundred pages of tiny script in yiddish. What even more unusual is i happen to speak yiddish. So i start flipping through this book. Looking for hana sanish. But she's only in the last ten pages and in front of her. There are one hundred eight hundred ninety pages of other women stories with pictures and snippets and bios of other female fighters and the chapter titles are like ammunition owed to weapons it. The fight in vilna and i should say the title of the book was flowing into ghettos women in the ghettos but this was a very different ghetto story than i had ever expected or anticipated
Thrilling Action Makes up for Flat Sci-Fi Story in Outriders Game
"Tim. This this is one of those fun ones because over the weekend outriders has been has been blowing up. There's so much talk about when it comes out writers and so i pretty much condensed most of the outriders news into and outriders early impressions round up because a lot of sites don't have their final reviews out but so many sites do have they're either reviews progress. A few sites do have final reviews. And then there's also other things to talk about when it comes to outriders instill so story number. One is the outright review in progress roundup. Of course the game came out on. Was it thursday thursday friday. At the end of last week he came out a. I'm going to start off with ever hearing cova at screen. Ram who put up an article titled progress colon worth the time overall. Outriders is the word outriders is is worth the time. Investment so far it's by clumsiness and serve instability at launch. All the game has areas that needs to improve the core ideas and game player. Still incredibly strong making it easy to overlook whatever flaws are present. It's also an easy game to recommend for both solo players in groups of friends looking for a shooter dive into together and because of the world here mechanic anyone with any skill level can jump into outriders and have a great time with a handful of hours left to go in the main campaign. That doesn't appear likely to change then. We have giovanni cohen tonio at digital trends. Put an article titled out rhetoric review colon. Thrilling action makes up for a flat. Scifi story people can fly isn't being deceptive when it distances outriders from other games. But it's hard to blame anyone for drawing comparisons with needless life service. Dna baked into it. The game is won quite short of being a duck justice his protagonist torn between torn between a human and altered state. Outriders occupies a strange middle ground between old and new game design. Isn't they dented. Crisis that weakens the current experience.
'Hemingway' tackles the writer in a documentary as big as his tumultuous life
"Will be few adjectives in this story. Ernest Hemingway avoided them. Hemingway was the writer who said he was looking for one true sentence. He wrote stories of war and love bullfighters and boxers and fishermen. PBS documentary argues Hemingway influenced all writers who followed even those who hate him. The documentary features Jeff Daniels reading Hemingway's prose, like The Ending of The Sun also rises, where the narrator shares a taxi in Madrid with a woman who can't be in a relationship with him.
Medium Offers Buyouts to Editorial Employees
"New york post the headline here is medium offers by out to its entire editorial staff medium. The writing platform behind. Jeff visas is explosive. Two thousand nineteen post claiming blackmail by a supermarket tabloid is offering. Buyouts what a weird way to open that story just anyway is offering buyouts to its entire editorial staff as it scales back. Its journalistic ambitions ceo. Ev williams revealed the sweeping changes in a blog. Post on tuesday while outlining a plan to reduce the company's investments in digital publications it launched in two thousand nine hundred and directing that money instead to the recruitment of independent writers williams also said that. Vp editorial chaban o'connor has decided at this time to transition is her time to move on. I know uncertainty and change difficult. Especially if you're not calling the shots said williams and outlining the changes but he also said. I wanna commend everyone on this team for just jumping into the unknown and helping us collectively learn and make adjustments along the
Interview With Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Ronan Farrow
"I go backwards and forwards on the first question of wearing and when will you happiest. Because we're so encouraged to be happy all the time rather than the place that we're headed. I don't think that's a well not to be terribly pedantic right out of the gate but you know what is happiness is what you come very quickly and answering this question rided any way and i also found it. Surprisingly hard to answer by any metric that there are a lot of professional moments of fulfillment that came to mind as the answers. Getting a tape of harvey weinstein trying to entrap a woman. After months and months of trying. To get that those are obviously moments of fulfillment of kind. But then i think was a happy then because those high points were also marked by a lot of stress and can also be frankly kind of scary. I mean i think both on a level that any writer would relate to where. You're in the zone crafting a scene but also you're on a terrifying deadline and stressful. And you're afraid you're going to fail. And there's a lot riding on anything particularly when it's investigative reporting and in ways that are unique to my kind of work which is very combative in some ways and you know there are sometimes private. Investigators hired to follow me around and smear me in various ways so those moments of the film and are often entwined with ryan easy. And i don't know of happiness quite captures what those moments our exclusive. No i agree. It is part of the satisfaction of doing an incredibly hard job. That is dangerous and frightening at times but also incredibly necessary and then that paying off. I think there are ways in which that's a healthy happiness. If you were doing something whatever your profession is that you feel is contributing in positive way to other people's lives. That's a great thing to nurturing yourself. On the other hand that can take a lot of unhealthy forms. Yeah i i know and really respect a lot of great war reporters who famously do get high off of being in conflict zones and during time spent in in some of those types of places you encounter a lot of those people who are in it maybe for all the right reasons but also i think you know if they were to search themselves on a personal level. It's probably not the healthiest thing that they need to be in those high octane places all the time so is that happiness or is that kind of getting a certain kind of high again regardless of how noble the intentions
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"So when when i was brought up and i'm like this is a positive thing because you don't want your children to be lying around watching tv time. But i felt like often. We were pushed into going outside. We were pushed into like doing self constantly. And i feel like in some ways that's carried through into my adult life is sometimes. I do struggle to sit down and relax. Because i feel guilty. I'm like what i've got the kittens close set in the middle of the day. And i'm watching tv. What am i doing. How dare i have time to do that. When i could be rising could be outside like the world. So i find that kind of hot and i know of head rises with young children. Say that they feel when they sit down to write. That did not being good parents in did not interacting with the children and win the Interacting with the children. They feel that they're not being the best writer that they could ever. I think that's the same. Like i don't have any children but i can certainly understand. That would be really tough to face. And i find that even just with my husband. Sometimes i feel guilty because he works really long hours in he comes home in. I shut myself in my office for four. Yes yes so. I think guilt is huge thing and i think you just need to yourself nor that it's okay in we talked about scheduling a little bit and i'll nice culturing creativity if starred and i think scheduling is really important because it allows you to use it tying and focused completely raw them you know and once it's done it's donnas while you can't if you're going to schedule something you need to to give yourself that time in a not. Let bleed into the knicks things on your list because annual Of you're still keep feeling that guilt coming through what you think ashley. Oh i would definitely agree..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
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"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Okay that was she said you need to run. Sat car read it just like his size. Multiple problems in your. Fortunately that wasn't the case gooseflesh She's might some good things. But that was pretty embarrassing. Ran a side it's hot Backswing of quavering looking at my manuscript sub capture then started to pick epa unrealized aachen. Do something the bones again its structure it just needs a bit more flesh Psyche or will national something white for. What was there anything else that you wanted to chat about or add that we haven't covered coming. Took them ahead. Okay thank you so much for joining us that you wanna do the round. Officially i i was going to ask dan how people can get a hold of him. What are your instagram instagram. Handle is that what is cold. Yeah your instagram name. I'm really bit social media. Yeah almo- on instagram. I'm not some stenciled dissolve on instagram. So i m edging ever closer to five hundred dollars now which is pretty amazing. Saying gyms set the job. Did they ask atoll attrition. let's be running for a while but this one's Up for about five six weeks. That is pretty good. Good rates as well. So have you talked hang soon. Dissolve any toppings while stride is that comes up and is in there as well. You have to do that. Exciting registered on good rates and then on facebook guidance benz resolve Pretty straightforward and once. Spice trade is is available. Where can people will people be able to find it. Do we know yet. That will be amazon yet. Because the advice i got from john penn who on a full line. If you've got one book she recommends that you just put it on. Amazon is beginning. That's gonna be kindle kindle direct publishing katie pay it should heartache should be by fiat should be back on kindle awesome theory inciting times everyone lookout for dan's book coming out that he festive march. Twenty twenty one exciting. I look forward to it thank you thanks again dan for giving up your time to come to us on our podcast. We've really enjoyed having you. May house really privilege to be asked plenty k. And just to explain how people might be able to be featured on out with the spotlight..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"So a throwback golic and of the places were comes from a lot in. This country is imported from china. We trust by from these contrary of seats. Cut down on the animals. But then i thought okay so got it comes from china so i started thinking about the chinese munster's an point nine that i want necessarily chinese people but just of alumnis lines did finding some you know you go through the book you find a lot of monsters. You've never heard of that then. Inspire some other ideas for in future books or the or inspired traders itself. Yes sometimes you don't know what you don't know right and so you see cool things like actually this would make a really awesome boss. Fight order at some point. Yes yeah i think so and also a knife major full show as well and show put it app stike. She said you can definitely tell you it out for series said. I'm glad you saw that. That was intentional. Yep i think when you go into the process it feels like somebody's got hold of you. Just run you off the pay and you're flying in the wool and then suddenly you learn how to swim because you have to sing. And i think he's very much like that and you can do a little planning in the world but at the end of guy you still a figure out how things going work really analogy in being thrown off the pier and just china because no one else has the same ideas and things that you do for your book so even though you can read all these things i can actually help you when it comes down to it. So you're left to your own devices like can you manage to get to shore or at least not drown men and managed to get your christian. I like it. So what some of the challenges that you've had with self publishing or challenges that you may be foresee with self publishing baljit yet may budget..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"So we've talked a little bit about spice traders but she said is your newest projects that you've recently finished you said was the released. The thirty festive much royal exciting. Do wanna tell us a little bit about. It is a fast pace and that person. I'm what did you find most challenging about writing eight. The person the while been pitching has been a cross between simba's laura croft for foodies so a swashbuckler with monsters fantastic based medical based in it. But there's a a strong food element in nine lots of cooking and things on that. She's one of my passions. Was it young young adults. It is yeah as young. And if you think khanna noneya that type of thing. So yeah milwaukee picked up. She said they're all differently near elements to he still loved the chronicles of narnia excellent series. Yes or claim to be the next year. Louis eleven guard. Why did you change from adult fiction because you said your first one. So captures adult fiction. And then you're next one's why does any reason you decided to switch to writing for young adults. No again like not consciously. It was not consciously it was just started. Fulmer was coming to the end of that book. And show cookson the mighty men by king cokes. and i've just been spied bother Could you might story around the mail on. that's about it was just. I think i was reading some why the time as well so i was pretty much finished. Cinde and i've read some other novels as well to earn that genre initially Capture was was why his so i was writing for that mock anyway and then it turned out that there was some Codes book look at right in. I i basically agree to heads. The right what whichever one comes strongest in my mind really. I'm hoping to six plus try his books. Actually the series yeah is led by said the you moved discoverable online of the books that you've written and if you've got a series we took by saturday night. We that very much have been coach. Not just with Way but you've got with books as well as a thing. Until i started looking into a bit more especially for indie. Says it's good to have like a beck list in the series absolutely yeah assets fun following the characters through. It's going to be hard when we finish our young yet. Oh series in some ways. I'm going to be so sad to go those characters i know. I don't know how to cope head them for so long..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Of passing in that because even though you've you've mapped try that same you still go to think about the conversations that people are gonna have won't be eating what led to him. Having a conversation of us on. Yeah recovery plan that kind of thing. His is just a conversation. Isn't it and i think you'd never really get away from one to the other. I think you do need to be of in-between nothing. My tummy has a plan sir control. I think you're right. It gets the gets the idea across. Doesn't it but yeah i was. I now foods something swing bridge if you will definitely a good spot to be. It's hard to wing a book having at least a outline to follow even if it's not super in depth differently at least keeps you focused and you can still go off on tangents and add an extra things along the way if you feel like it so Can you tell us a little bit about your very first novel. So that was so capture We did the inspiration for come from and we kind of touched on this. How do you feel like you've grown as a writer. Since since then. Initially i came up with the idea of of fossil fuels. Melissa stuff. it didn't really sit right That obviously the pandemic happened. Took odin a different direction but the idea of of so capture is so when you die you you'll so loaded into the cloud as it were and then the company can create a three d. printing bullying and you saw can be transported back into that body so that was kind of the idea for that one. That's a really cool idea. Yeah yeah so we'll dive. It's kind of now as Subplot then. He comes to the front a guy in the lawsuit which she's using rava would to describe it wraps in that one's go which i've so described that as a lien Blight runner retailing. I think that's the best way to describe. It is definitely gonna be obliged runner. Ask ideas but.
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"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..
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"I'm so because you still. You know this novel like finishing it in amount of times. Super impressive Weds down weds down always a great then having no yeah it's it's really impressive yeah thank you thank. You enjoy an days. I'm counting on twenty twenty one point. Eight in pretty big splash. Try has released night now now. We have you know that. Ready study so exciting. Yeah so rates as an isp. An taught him on nine as temporary book cover. You might say sarah. I think you might have seen them on insert so you can have a look lat mowatt and she finished it. Diane might really good helpful things. Yeah so so. I'm to prevent them some other ideas some trauma. My husband read hours and also gave us incredibly valuable feedback. So i think giving feedback from your spouse is a great way. 'cause i just tell you how it is as well like i don't need to sugarcoat anything for you. That's right. i mean we've been married for seventeen years next year. sira way. just tell it like. it's not enough. yeah. I kind of feel like if i got a friend to read my book. They would try and like it's fine mike. There's nothing wrong but james bill. No i don't understand this character. Just don't get it done like them all the time. You don't have to lockable patches into do you. People will still read your book if you'll characters a horrible. Sometimes i can be the glow though. Conway carry so yesterday constand carry-on raid in. Because you wanna find happens. Yeah hoping that they'll come to an untimely demise or something reading of hand over as as we let's play golden on novels that yes. Yeah so if you want your some of your favorite authors in what rises inspire you in banks start off the bat Skull issue will local waiver settling. He would right. Who's dude fiction some of it. And then he would run on the in 'em banks which was a sci fi actually wells although i need to read more of his books of any reds time machine and were wells wells. He's my favorite book read. That one was unemployed. Once die so that's still pretty. My favorite book i would say So yeah and then. Also spadeful recently discovered maria samaya. We've cinde and the lunar chronicles to get oko. Osos osos mostly in the sort of science fiction genre can be ready to patricia coamo wing. Yeah yeah so. They were thrillers. Read all the giants bumba Including ones that were written on the permission from a fleming Right this wide cross section of stuff..
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"Show. Welcome back to derisive we own to ipso tin. Which is the fist of our author interview. Miniseries with gosh. Dan saunders here with us today hi dan. Hi you're going to do. A brief introduction were immensely sure so. Dan is an english author based in kent and during the day he teaches guitar and ukulele but by night as a writer so just like us. He has multiple heads multiple jobs. So welcome dan. It's nice too heavy on the show with us today. So i'm often called kick this off with the fist question. So how did you get into. Writing was a passion that you had when you were young order developed later on in life a think it did develop when i was young about some light dome for awhile. A main ahead an idea for so catches a science fiction at a level last october. Taiba twenty nine and Just sat on it and then started talking to my sister Wyndham g released the book earlier this year. She said you should write. Yours is a really good idea. Sire during lockdown jim of the dam through to ssi ryan so germ by while it was the twentieth. It was finished. And then as i was coming to the end of rachi matt. I'll have the idea for the y. A australia's now just thinking it's cool. That you kind of just jumped into it as you know. There's no real build up. As did you write stories and stuff a kid or were you. Did you have know how some kids super imaginative yay get stories. Kid kasai something. Laws dumont Gowda you discover new things discover. The guitar was slaying. Yes tasty So he's kind of when by the by the dodd otherwise enjoy stories and are always enjoyed rating months. It was difficult because a slight dyslexia right to go to school. Picked out Yeah so you don't really have to deal with it in everyday life long time. But when i was writing it really come to the forefront and it was a struggle at times make sure work around it you. Yeah i was gonna ask you about. Do you have any techniques or anything that used to get around that or will. Yeah actually speaking to google and vowed troubles for final google. Go on an pops up and right here of goat's my dictionary thesaurus as well. So i consult them another time like i say no. It's no problem. There are some any papal the foul on. Yes that's really annoys me. When you read a book and use this thinking you all can get spending mistakes. Yeah even once rented said books that are released. Stood up these He comes sums. It pretty quickly. You have otherwise you just create a thing. Just end up on your laptop Window something which is in any of these very impressive. I think that you manage to sort of did you say it was june june and then you finished an august yeah. That's quite a going for your fist. Be w well is apologizing a main. Yeah this team full sarah..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"It sounds because it's not every day that you come across some of these native had swallows Research enter nation. So i can describe them as well but certainly sort of walking through the bush and stuff like helps helps you kind of understand. The types of sounds in how different forests in different places can feel different from like one another like here in canada. For example people will ask me. Is canada like new zealand. And in some ways. Like some things. Like when i went to vancouver. I remember the smell of rain. Like in the smell like the witch dance. Smell that kind of made me think new of because we come from the bay of plenty the area oakland which it gets its name because it gets a lot of rainfall in the on surprisingly s That kind of reminded me but in the woods feel quite different. Like and i think that's why yilin we kind of refer to it as the bush because there's a lot of layers to it with is like told treason smaller Unlike really bushy shrubs as you're like fighting third whereas my experience in canada has been more like would swear their toll trees in lists Ground cover without a not saying that it doesn't exist shrub. End small like bush tight areas in canada by any means. But that's just been my experience. fishy actor in calgary yet. The snow properly doesn't help the young growth. yes i guess in new zealand. We have lots of fans and things like that. Because i get to grow will year round. Yes exactly so. I think riffing nizing that different places have different fields kind of helps when you go outside. China described places. I would definitely agree. Because i find often if i go especially in the new zealand bush if i go for a walk in there it really helps make it a much clearer vision of the sitting and the characters especially for our team fiction book. Where a lot of the time. They're in the bush so often. When i'm walking feels like we are basically a messed in the sitting.
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"I really can't even remember pay helpful at anyways. Basically they need like very little sunlight because our house doesn't get very much sunlight inside at all and they also need very little watering so like. Sometimes i don't wash them for like amongst will two months and they still fine the still living in growing so that has helped with your like may not very good at watering. Just kinda funny considering not so bad looking people but plants. Not the other thing. That i do is that i have a playlist or like not songs but like a sound so like you know that type of thing that you might put on. Help yourself go to sleep. Sound of the waves themed mine to new zealand scenes so it'll be like new zealand bush in the morning or a to ease into my inches. I'm trying to bring up the playlist. Now so i can read out some of the the names story and seashore ocean waves. I don't think that once thing to new zealand but it reminded me of beach that we used to holiday on so i put it on their new zealand. Daytime forest anyways. You get the poice. Yep so i did that. Because i mean one being being in canada do homesickness from time to time and those are some things i find like too much. We'll just make me more miserable. Think abound But i find the sounds of the bush and that kind of thing just really need quite calm. And i think that's this might helpful creative writing as well especially if you're trying to recreate a sitting if you play some of this music click the beach with the bush or even. I'm sure you could even find like some stole mentor. You could find like city. Sounds like traffic or something. If you wanted to catch if you just close your eyes and then play this playlist it can really put you in sitting so it can help inspire creativity that way Is one of the tips. That i have but yet soros. I really get for connecting you with places like like i do to help me feel More at home makes it. Sounds like a good idea. Making a sounds of nature Took me a bit of sitting to be able to find appropriate tricks. But i was gonna say there might be probably came across some weird yes oud and then sometimes you're like oh they once got singing singing with the ones that are like just sounds but you can't find them you just have to have to have a bit of a searching mission. I have to give it a go..
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"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
"Read the one page expert from a publication step two for each point is to read the discussion around the expert where no points out specific strategy your technique that he's highlighting there and then step three, and this one is key, and while of this book is for you to try out the exercise now you do it, so knowledge also highlight the good thing about this versus. We're shopping for instances if you mess. Mess Up, no one will yell at you. It's just you this book and your story so very low pressure. He's developed these exercises and others to highlight these strategies through his many years teaching writing and reading his own stories he finds this is far more effective in helping himself and other writers uncovered their own best writing than quote, pontificating and spouting off after the writing is over and done with about the craft or the process or the art and quote my third takeaway, there are no rules fiction, but there are strategies so I think it's tempting to think that if you can just learn. Learn enough some magic set of perfect rules that you can write the perfect work, but then as soon as you learn some end, all be all rule. Someone comes along and rights of beautiful piece of work that flies directly in the face of the quote. Unquote rule were choice matters here, so strategies are different, the defines them as a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. It's a plan of action. A plan of action can be tried adapted to your own situation to your own story to your own style of writing a ruling contrast suggests a certain. Certain amount of inflexibility, there's a reason that rules are often paired with regulations rules. Ask you to adapt your fiction to serve them whereas strategies to serve you to helps cover the best way to get to sharing your story, so I like that that I think all right the hack. He urges us to pay attention to the places where we skim. He believes that it's the best way to detect where the writer whether it's us or someone else. has quote stopped telling a story and is doing something else like describing setting character, plot or conflict and quote instead of using those things to. To move the story forward whereas he puts it quote, don't look for setting look for the parts where place drives the story forward where character and.
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"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..
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"As simple as a three ring binder or as complicated as keeping track of your own wiki or your own database but the the idea is that if you have a series of books that will be coming out over time. You can bet that your fans are going to notice if in book one this character had ed green is in in book three. They've got brown eyes or that. The distance between two cities seems to have expanded to one hundred miles when it was only only twenty five miles apart before whatever it is the gist is that you probably won't remember all these details as you're going further and further into the series and it's super helpful to have a series bible bible where everything is already in place okay so to recap the top five essential systems that every writer needs you. He got track your time in your work number. One set up those goals track. Those word counts do a little bit of art and business every day and make sure you just pick a system that works for you. There is no one way to do it number to keep track of your ideas and research put them in one place. It'll save maybe a lot of frustration. It will save you a lot of sadness. It'll make you a more efficient writer. If you don't have to go searching all over the house to remember where where it is that you put that slip of paper that was like the perfect solution for this problem. You've got or the that perfect quote that you heard that just really make this scene sing whatever it is his make sure it all goes in one place all those ideas and research little nuggets that you generate or come across the only go into one spot whatever kind of system that is for you whether it's analog digital or a combination number three figure out a way to organize. Your drafts got a manager drafts. You're gonna have more than one. Everybody has more than one draft of everything right. Save yourself the agony of discovering that a draft that you really really wish you still had access to his gone or that. You've been spending a lotta time polishing an earlier draft. That isn't going to be going anywhere number four. You're you're going to need track. Your submissions getting your workout into the world means that you have to be a little organized about who you want to send your work to whether it's agents or contests or literary journals or whatever outlet you're looking to to publish on or in or through you gotta keep track track of the places you wanna send things and the places you've already sent things. That's basically what you're doing and then finally you want to track your marketing and your sales tells you want to see how your work selling. If you're a freelance writer then you obviously have to track who owes you money for something you've done or if you're ghostwriter or something like that that if you're trying to sell books as an indie author or even as traditional author you're going to want to know how they're selling your if you're doing things to to market those and promote those you're going to want to pay attention to what kinds of effects your efforts are. Having you know where waste your time on stuff. That's not working and you also also wanna make connections with people because you want to help them. They're going to want to help you and it's tough to do if you can't remember where you put that person's number the bonus systems we talked about were tracking. You're reading when you're purposeful about your reading. You get a lot more out of it. Tracking possibly classes conferences podcasts. Yes other opportunities to improve your writing skills so that when you're like oh what was that thing that i was gonna check on that really cool class that i saw when when was that where was it put it in one place that you can find it and then again last bonus system is the series bible. If you're someone who writes a series this is invaluable. You are not gonna remember all those details but your readers will and they'll write you about them okay. So did i forget any. What other systems do you think are critical for managing your writing life. Semi your thoughts. You can reach me by email at info at the rookie writer dot net and if you're interested i do have a planner called the rookie writer playbook. It's available on f._c. And it'll be there will be a link available in the show notes. It's as well it tracks just about all these things i in fact. I designed it so it would all right then. Thank you so much again for listening hope. This was useful to you. I would love to hear from you whether it's on the actual i tunes or other podcasts catcher apps on reviews or whether you're sending me email. I like to know what works and what doesn't work. I don't wanna waste your time tom. Okay thanks so much again until next week when we will be talking about how to deal with fear until then happy writing people <music>..
"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.