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Los Angeles Lakers Front Office Comedy Series Set at Netflix
"Netflix's has given a straight to series order to comedy set in the front office of the los angeles lakers from writer. Elaine co and executive producer indicating the half hour series inspired by the personal and professional dynamic between the family owners and for an office team. Together run one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports. They're going behind curtain here. Kaley executive producer under the k-league international banner jeanie buss. President of the lakers will also executive produce lakers executive director linda rambus and howard klein of three arts jordan rambus. Linda sun will produce mace. Do you think that the lakers are fully on hollywood. They have leaned into this part of it. I'm glad they are. I'm glad they are. You know to me. The lakers are the biggest and the best brand in the nba. And if you were going to do this with one team It would be the lakers. And i'm glad genes involved in this. I'm glad it's going to be you know. Sort of the authorized version of. It's a comedy right. Comedy workplace comedy follows fictional team governor elisa read as she navigation nba ownership and family drama with her best friend by her side and that would be linda. Yeah yeah that's basically their story.
Moving Out of the Shadow of Indifference
"So let's go into the shadow of indifference. The diffusion of responsibility at the website of the chinky. It's written is aki. -tated dislocation sorts about not being in the right located state. We kinda where we not belong. We don't find ourselves which just where everyone else is and we are sucked all his vital force life energy that is like getting sucked out of our system because we are just not doing what we are passionate about what we are excited about. This is from the chink book. As long as you are in different. You can't ever be different and to stir kinda challenge of shadow state. And what are we doing when we ended in different state. It means that we focus our precious time and life goes on the essential. We are like not doing what we are supposed to do. What we love to do which has hold our full potential back and as a beautiful example in the chinky spoke almond examples about a holocaust survivor and the writer elliott visa and he had the following to say about this indifference to opposite of love is not hate. it's indifference the opposite of art is not acklin us. It's indifference to opposite of face is not heresy. it's indifference and the opposite of life is not death. it's indifference so you see how big this indifference is when we understand to call that indifference and then being signed this field. No-one can exclude themselves. Because we all at some point in our daily lives to something we are not loving to do. We are not passionate about. And that's when we i into small cinetic field of this indifference.
William Jacobson Argues Democrats Employ the Logical Fallacy of 'Kafka-Trapping'
"They use. I read an interesting piece. It will be in my newsletter today upon you know that calm You want to check it out by William Jacobson is really terrific. It's a piece in the Washington Examiner, where he talks about how these proponents trying to teach your kids to be racist through critical racism theory. How they use the Kafka trap against their opponents. What the Kafka trap is love. These fancy terms, right? Makes you sound super smart, right cocktail parties. Got a little cocktail weenies going around. Hey, can I have one of those? And by the way, did you do a Kafka trap? Lesa makes you sound super intelligent. We're just going to throw it out there because it's true. What's the Kafka trap? The coffin trap is where you use the Nile's of something. To prove that the person is part of something they're denied. In other words, Deny Europe you go up and say Listen, I'm not gonna have this critical racism theory. Talk to my talk to my kids were not racist. In our household. We teach our kids to treat everyone fairly and responsibly to love our neighbor. And what did the leftist come back with the Kafka trap? You're denying it. That's white fragility. You know what that means? You're a double, super racist. And you're like, Wait, What? I just said I'm not a racist. Now you're telling me I'm extra super double, like mutant powered racist like how does that work? You are denied the stronger You deny it. Stronger. You're a part of it, and you're looking at them. You scratching your head like, uh, My living in like stupid ville. Am I living in a vacuum of dumb on the event horizon of an intellectual vacuum? Is this happening? That's the Kafka trap. Here. You want a definition caught this online. Kafka trap Replace X by the way with racist here and you'll see what I mean. A Kafka trap is a fallacy where if someone denies being X, it has taken as evidence that the person is X. Since someone who is X would deny being X. It's the ride from the novel The trial by the Czech writer Franz
North Korean Defector Evaluates American Education System as 'Anti-American'
"Korean defector. From North Korea. Kim Jong un the I mean maybe. And if you were ranking the worst people on Planet Earth easily top five Probably on the medal. Stand. Top three, maybe gold. Worse people Earth, right? She comes from North Korea. The facts comes here goes through college, and she says, This is the story orientation. This North Korean defector was scolded by a university staff member for admitting she enjoyed classic classic literature such as Jane Austen. The woman from North Korea said. I love those books. I thought it was a good thing. Then the professor center. Did you know those writers had a colonial mindset? They were Racists and bigots center subconsciously brainwashing you. It only got worse from there, as she realized that every one of her classes at the Ivy League school was infected with what she saw as anti American propaganda reminiscent of the sort she'd grown up with. This story is stunning. She's a North Korean defector from a sworn nuclear powered enemy, the United States, one of the worst human beings on planet Earth. Kim Jong UN Tubs. What is the worst guys ever? Ever. Yet she comes over here, where people starved to death by the tens of thousands. If not hundreds of thousands don't even know the nobody's bury the dead and mass graves. And she says, Yeah. You know, the North Korean school system wasn't as bad as you guys here, folks. This is stunning. As I said in the beginning when we opened up the show, and I meant it. Isn't it frightening? That attacks being promoted by foreign enemies of the United States to destroy the United States from within. Are being absorbed and used by left this within the country to do exactly that. Anti American propaganda critical race theory.
Interview With Author, Jesse Q. Sutanto
"And we're here with jesse. Qc who tanto the author of dial a for aunties as well as the obsession. Welcome jesse were so excited to have you here on the show. I thank you so much for having me your full disclosure. We've been trying to make this interview happen for months. I feel like to who calling in from. Are you in singapore. No or carter. Indonesia jakarta so time zones are thing. Yeah well So just starting off. Jesse can you tell us a little bit about when you wanted to become a writer like was writing always something that was part of your life. i heard that it took you like eight manuscripts to get published like it was very long journey for you so if you could expand a little bit on that on my never ending saga yeah i mean i i. I've always loved and bucks. And i think it was around like ten years ago now actually longer than that I was like okay. I'm gonna get a master's in creative righty and my parents were like. Oh you should go to business school and outright ending yet right But they supported me anyway that they're wonderful and and so i did that and then it's a heck of a long time After graduating to even get like one book published so that was that was a really long and twist the during with lots and lots of rejections and for the longest time. I was kinda trying to find my voice. And i think around At that time we didn't really have like that diverse You know push for more diverse city. And so i was writing. I didn't think that you know publishing. Would once stories from people like me. And so for the longest time i was just kinda writing occasion characters and stuff like that. So i'm very grateful for all the authors who you-know-who kind of paved. The way for us
'Beauty and the Beast' Limited Musical Series in the Works at Disney+
"So if you like the live action, beauty and the Beast number one they do with Emma Watson and everybody thought it was really good. If you like that you're gonna get a little bit more of a Disney Plus is doing an eight episode prequel series. It will be a musical just like the live action film. It'll be about gassed on and left. Do His sidekick. So Luke Evans, who played guests on and Josh Gad, who played left you in the movie. This will be the about their adventures prior to the movie. So to be one of those prequels again, so But if you liked it, uh, the good news is that Alan Menkin, who wrote the soundtrack for Beauty, The Beast is back for this version. So you got the same writer songwriter? Everything could be pretty good. And if your kids like feeding the beast, and they want to
Vaccines with Heather Simpson
"Today we're talking about vaccines well. More specifically about the toll. The anti vaccine movement has taken on our public health. Let's start with some basics x one of the most successful public health interventions in human history. They've saved millions if not billions of lives. They protected generations of children in the us and around the world from deadly diseases and right now the surest path out of the covid nineteen pandemic is to vaccinate as many people in as many places as possible but that of course requires wide scale public trust and participation two things that the anti vaccine movement has been working really hard to undermine vaccine movement has been growing in darkness for decades and now they've captured the spotlight as an is fear uncertainty to so doubt and spread lies about the coupe nineteen vaccines their efforts have been amplified by public figures who used their platforms to elevate debunked conspiracy theories and all of this is made much much worse by lack of accountability from social media and technology platforms themselves. The nfl move hurting our ability to recover from this pandemic and it could affect which vaccines this generation of kids received well beyond covid nineteen. So what can we do. How do we fight. The powerful tide of disinformation that began long before this pandemic and has unfortunately gained momentum during it. How do we overcome mistrust around vaccines and help more. People get the facts that they need to make the right decisions for themselves and their families while to answer this questions. I'm talking with two people who are confronting these challenges head on later. We'll hear from my friend. Dr peter hotels vaccine researcher and advocate and co director of the center for vaccine development at texas children's hospital. But i i'm talking with heather. Simpson a mom who fell down the rabbit hole and then pulled herself back up. Heather is an activist a freelance writer and a mom to three year. Old daughter hers is a story of how effectively the anti vaccine movement entraps people and a reminder that it's possible if not always easy to change minds. I started our conversation by asking heather how she went from someone who had always gotten vaccinated then anti-tax social media influence my mom vaccinated all of ice. It wasn't until i was eighteen. I had the choice to get my meningitis shot. And i hate needles so on. That alone chose not to get it going in college which was stupid. I did get the tea dot in two thousand fifteen. I got the flu shot school. It wasn't until me and my husband really started trying to have our daughter that we were like Should we do the schedule. I mean we haven't given much thought. And a documentary series popped up on facebook as an ad and it was nine hours a just pure propaganda. It was doctor after doctor blaming everything under the sun on vaccines so by the time. You're done watching all nine hours of terror. You're not gonna wanna inject your kid. I mean i was terrified. I was thinking if we inject charlotte. She will die in her sleep that night. The strength of the fear that i had was so so strong i was ashamed a little bit a little bit embarrassed about it because my mom groups were so pro vaccine so it didn't really tell anybody but when she was about eighteen months old i decided to start talking about it casually on the internet on facebook and it just took off and i didn't realize that their birth thousands and thousands of antibodies mom's on facebook that had all found each other and that there's this huge huge growing community and they just accepted me as one of them and it just took off from there.
Former New York Times Science Writer Calls on Dr. Fauci to Apologize
"So here's that former New York Times author and science writer saying Listen, Fauci just come clean, Admit we screwed up. We gave funding taxpayer money that made its way Did Wuhan lab that created a possible bio weapon and was engaged in gated function? Research? Just fess up. Americans are very forgiving people. Check this out. It's clear that the Wuhan Institute biology particularly Dr uh, mainly Shi Was doing. They report. They published an experiment in 2017, which seems to me to go way beyond the terms of the of the moratorium, however, lucents languages and I think we're going to see In the next few weeks, Uh, Dr Foster being asked Well, even if he didn't think he was supporting any gain of function Research Institute is this research published wagon to Shane a violation. Of the terms of The NIH grant to and I think at that point we may see Dr Fauci say, Well, doctor, she was doing illegitimate research. He was doing research, which I did not authorized, but was forbidden by the terms of the ground We gave her night. I don't know that's the case. I think it's possible that this is how The situation will turn out. Why do we trust these people to this is finally we have someone a former New York Times science writer coming out and stating the obvious that regardless of what Fauci said, it appears obvious based on the evidence Now that we funded this
The Similarity of Chinese Communist Propaganda and Our Lying Media
"And I'm reading this piece in The Wall Street Journal. And it's about Chinese Communist propaganda really applies to propaganda outfits throughout human history, Prov, the Soviet Union or whatever. And it was this fascinating piece by Perry Link called Beijing protests allegedly too much and it talks about how you have to learn to read. Communist propaganda from China and their media outlets. And when you learn to read a quote upside down, the stories make sense and I thought to myself, I'm sitting there. I'm always thinking of. You know what's a good, solid narrative for a show that ties things together today because we've got a lot of material to get to And I thought, Gosh, that said, Like Once we learn how to do what you know the citizens of China have had to do with their own media to read media reports upside down, We can finally start to get to the truth. Let me read you a quote from this Wall Street journal piece because it's very telling. And I want you to tell me something going to ask you up front. What is any different from are the Chinese propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party and state controlled media in China? What's different than our media here? Serious question After you. What's different. You have to employ the same tactic it to get to the truth to our lying media here. Hear from the piece called Beijing Protests allegedly too much quote. Many years ago. A distinguished Chinese writer Woo Zuzang explained to me that there is truth in Communist Party pronouncements, but you have to read them quote upside down. If a newspaper says the party has made great strides against corruption in Hannon And you know that corruptions recently been especially bad in and on. If you read about the heroic rescue of eight miners somewhere, you can guess that a mine collapse may have killed hundreds who aren't even mentioned. Learn to read the story upside down. Read upside down. There's a sense in which the official press never lies. It cannot lie. It has to tell you what the party wants you to believe. And if you can figure out the party's motive, which always exists. Then you have a sense of the
Critical Race Theory: What Is It?
"Is critical Race theory? Yes. So critical Race theory began around the 19 seventies with the law professor Derrick Bell and a couple of other legal scholars trying to understand the ways. That race and American law intersected how history of slavery and segregation was sort of codified and continue to influence American law Today. Adam Harris is a staff writer at the Atlantic. His most recent article was titled The GOP S Critical Race Theory Obsession, Harris says. One of the first instances we started to see critical race theory being used as a political bludgeon was in the early 19 nineties, President Bill Clinton nominated Atlantic near to the Justice Department. She was a legal scholar who done a lot of work and voting rights and conservatives effectively used her previous work in voting rights to sort of tag her as someone who was arguing for racial quotas in voting for the amount of seats that people should hold on city councils. They also tagged her as championing a radical school of thought. Called Critical Race Theory. Amid mounting pressure from conservatives, President Clinton has withdrawn his nomination of Lani Guinier to head up the Justice Department's civil rights division, claiming veneers writings lent themselves to views that he could not embrace the president cut her loose rather than fight a divisive battle on Capitol Hill. From there you have A kind of dormant period. It's not really until after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin, the Jesse Jackson like race profiteer race grievance industry says everything's about race. America's a racist nation. You see a mention of critical race theory after a video surfaces of President Barack Obama hugging Derek Bell in 1990, you know When he was a law student at Harvard Law. The president is actually kind of aligning himself here with a well known campus radical. There is a conservative back last thing that he believes in this radical critical race theory. And then they're a kind of a couple of mentions up until 2020 shortly after George Floyd is murdered, You start to see a
"The Magnificent 7" Kermit Apio, Tim Bedore, Laurie Kilmartin, Bob Dubac & More Show #69 - burst 1
"Might be good. Morning really was a heavy affection. Was laurie kilmartin. She went on to fame and fortune as a television writer at very
Vanished in Midair: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
"Are you afraid of flying. What is it. you're afraid of crashing. Going down in a burning tube of steel. What could be worse. How about being on a plane that just disappears leaving real evidence of its whereabouts behind at all. Welcome to strange and unexplained with me daisy eagan. I'm a writer in an actor who likes to pretend they're too cool for school but who has to take frequent anxiety naps this week. Look up in the sky. It's a bird it's a plane. It was a plane. It's literally not there anymore. it disappeared. Where the hell did that entire airplane go. Have you ever been on a plane when things start to go wrong like the air starts getting bumpy. The captain comes over the intercom and calmly says. There's just a little turbulence and fasten your seat belt now. Imagine if things started to really go wrong you see the flight attendants start to hurry up and down the aisles. It gets really quiet for a minute or two even as the plane bounces up and down. More the oxygen masks down. The flight attendant reminds you that you're cushion is also a flotation device. The cabin starts to smell like smoke. At what point in there to you stop trying to convince yourself that everything is going to be fine and admit to yourself that this might be it. That's what must have been going through the heads of the two hundred thirty six passengers and crew on board malaysian airlines flight. Three seventy on march eighth twenty fourteen. The flight took off from kuala poor at twelve forty one. Am heading to beijing international airport but it never arrived as far as anyone knows. Malaysian airlines flight. Three seventy never arrived anywhere.
The Tradeoffs of the Substack Hustle
"So as you mentioned in one of your newsletters. You're sort of in the creator economy. Now which is kind of funny 'cause from by one version of it you've been creator economy pretty much entire life things and sell them and and do different gigs. I'm interested in your thoughts about it. Because i on the one hand think the creator economy is something rob walker's but doing a most of his his life and on the other hand Seems seems like a very cynical way to talk about exploiting teenagers for a couple of minutes on tiktok or selling you know. we're crypto projects. But that idea that the internet can allow people to make a living doing stuff. They're interested in by reaching an audience. That couldn't reach on their own without the internet is pretty appealing. And i'm wondering. Do you think this is a real different version of what you've been doing in. The passers is sort of a natural progression in. This just goes along with book writing and teaching in magazine article. Writing that you've been doing pretty much all your life. Well i think what i of also. I've my context coming to this both as a some longtime freelance writer. But also someone who's written a number of stories. About like i wrote some of the earliest back kickstarter nazi and of written about youtubers. And and all that stuff so it's been Subject of interest to me professionally for a long time and everything he said is true and like it's sort of all of the above. It's always all the above there. Are there are real success stories so what it comes down to him when it comes down to me what i think is somewhat different is just the control you know when you are a freelance writer. Even if you have a call in stretches on my life where. I had him for the new york times and another one for the new york times magazine.
The Surprising Upsides of Self-Deception With Shankar Vedantam
"The starting point for my expiration here was a very unusual story involving a con called the church of love and in the course of investigating the khan and how it worked. I came to understand that. Self-deception can sometimes help people. Even though we generally think it can't can you tell us that story. Sure of course so. The church of flowers a very unusual con that unfolded in the united states in the seventies and eighties at its heart was conman named donald lowrie. He was a balding middle aged guy. Living in a small midwestern town he was also a writer and in the early seventies he invented various characters literary character as young women and he called these women angels and then somehow he hit on the idea of writing love letters in their voices. Two thousands of men scattered across the united states. Many of the men receiving letters believe there were corresponding with real women. Some of them fell deeply in love with the people they were hearing from many of them sent in huge amounts of money to support the women that they believe they had fallen in love with and the most remarkable part of the story is that madonna. Larry was finally arrested and brought to trial on charges of mail fraud. Several members of his organization which was called the church of love showed up at the courtroom to defend him. And i found this astonishing. Why is it when the con is being revealed. Why would the mock show up to defend the con. Man and in some ways was starting point for my expiration of the potential value. That self-deception can sometimes play lives. Why did they show up to defend them. Well i think for some people. The church of love had become so central to their lives. Such an important part of who they were. These relationships were so valuable to them. These men believed that. They had found their soulmates They had found an anchor that giving up those anchors and those soulmate seems unbearable. A couple of people at lowery's trial said that the letters from the angels had saved them from alcoholism and drug addiction to people said that they were on the verge of committing suicide and the letters had pulled them back from the brink. And so i in many ways. The story of the church of love is how self-deception can sometimes aid us in moments of great crisis or great peril and those moments. It becomes easy for us to see how self-deception can sometimes play a solitary. Roy lives
Interview With Writer and Sociologist, Anthony Ocampo
"Thanks for joining us. Anthony thank you for having me. We just kind of want to start out by asking you a little bit about your background. There's been this kind of gap in filipino academic research. And and i think you're part of the sort of growing number of scholars that is focusing on the lived experiences of filipino. Americans can you tell us a little bit about your own childhood. And what motivated you to focus on filipino. Americans in your work. So i'm a son of immigrants. My parents migrated from the philippines in one thousand nine hundred eighty and then i was born shortly. Thereafter nineteen eighty-one and i grew up in a very robust filipino. American community so i i grew up most of my life in eagle rock which folks Me no has a significant number of filipino. American residents And i also like many filipinos in this country grew up with a very very large extended family that i spend a lot of time with it so most weekends were spent at like filipino. Social gatherings My parents house was the place where when new relatives were migrating from the philippines and getting settled in the us. They'd often stay with my parents for a number of weeks number of years in. So i just had a plethora of filipino reference points and then of course lake because of where i live the school that i went to also had a large number of filipinos in so i guess i've always had the opportunity to just observe how being filipino. American culture is in my everyday life from the food to the inner general dynamics to visits to the home country And that's that's i guess we're all interest started.
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"This is episode thirty one and the six episode of our talking-shop series. But we talk about all the resources that we're using to help us on our writing journey and like usual with these episodes jump right in because of time constraints and sarah. I always for way too long. Yes we do that your tool of the month this month. I have chosen big tool this month. Oh strange i cherish the teco very well known book stephen king on writing a memoir of the craft choice is a big tool. Sounds really weird to say it. Slightly strange with sexual connotations will just my choice of the monks so i know that. A number of authors on our spotlight. It's so it's mentioned it. And in our mouths writers have at least heard of it. A lot of rid it but i thought to considering it is such a great book that it's worthwhile diving into a and exploring it and then just kind of glossing over. This is a great book. Go read it sounds i. haven't i started reading it. But then the library recalled it. So i only got through the beginning pot which just like about his life so difficult to the. So as ashley has just alluded to the first part is basically a short order. Biography of how stephen king gotcha where here's which although you could say isn't particularly helpful..
NYT Reporter Said Americans Acted Like ‘Selfish Pigs’ During COVID, Unlike Chinese
"A new york times writer called Americans selfish pigs. In comparison to average chinese citizens speaking of china of who behaved heroically amid the pandemic this a former veteran writer for the new york times. Not and this was in an email to anthony fauci in february twenty twenty as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to become An international news stories so By the way this is he was fired from the times but he worked for the paper for more than four decades. He wrote to anthony. Fauci and sad Let's see i was just watching the hhs briefing online and thinking about an article. I read this morning. And bruce aylward description of what he saw in china and a lot of videos. I've watched on the south china morning post website they're doing great coverage he puts in parentheses And then he says you know to china. They behaved incredibly heroically in the face of the virus. Twenty-five thousand doctors nurses went into wuhan to help knowing they might die and by the way meanwhile in america people tend to act like selfish pigs interested only in saving themselves. How can i afford a mask. Where's my vaccine this morning. I read an appalling article from alabama and He says this behavior is unacceptable from From americans it's interesting. I don't think it matters much. And i know we only have a couple of minutes left. I don't think it matters much from this. Nypd for you know. it's like okay. He wrote for the new york times now he doesn't anymore. But i do think it is indicative of this greater push that we have seen during the pandemic that i think will linger on which is to call americans who want to prolong their freedom. Who wants to make sure that they don't see their freedoms go away to call them selfish and they want to condition you to think that oh well just engaging in your own personal freedoms that you have. Because you're an american is in fact
Gaylon White Author of The Best Little Baseball Town in the World
"Our guest is gaylon white author of the best little baseball town in the world and historical account of a minor league baseball team. The crowley millers in the nineteen fifties gaylon was a sports writer for the denver post arizona republic and oklahoma journal before working in the corporate world. He is the author of various books highlighting careers in baseball minor leagues including the bilko athletic club. The story of the nineteen fifty-six los angeles angels singles and smiles. How artie wilson broke. Baseball's color barrier. He also co-authored handsome ransom jackson accidental big leaguer of local interest to us the crowley millers were the talk of minor league baseball in the nineteen fifties with crowds totaling nearly ten times crawley's population and earning crowley the nickname of the best little baseball town in the world and gaylon white. I've done some research on you. I'm really excited about not only talking about your book but learning more about your love for the sport of baseball. And what led you to write these books and in particular the best little baseball town in the world. So thank you for joining us here rumor. Yeah we're taping along with my daughter. Kelly he's gonna be helping us. She's in for the summer. And i had the opportunity to read your book and it's well written and through it. All it's peppered with statistics about minor league major league the evangeline league which was really interesting to me. Because i didn't realize our background here. How important minor league baseball was in this part of the world. One of the reasons for writing the book was to keep alive. The legacy of the crowley millers the ballpark that they played in that still here. In fact it's looking better than ever and The storied past of the evangeline which was established in one thousand nine hundred eighty four and lasted until nineteen fifty seven. There was a little time out for world war two right but just a colorful league. In fact it was known as the best literally in baseball and of course that was before there was literally it was classed d and it produced a number of major leaguers a hall of famer named how new hauser who won over two hundred games in the majors and virgil firetrucks coach nicknames. In those days he was a teammate. Of how new housing virgil trucks. One hundred and seventy seven games in the majors and then you go on edlow pat. Who was a yankee great yankee pitcher in the fifties. He came out of the evangeline. So produced a number of major league players prior to the war after the war it didn't produce as many. It was then a class sealy but in the last two years the teams became affiliated with major league teams and so several major league players came out of the league. And i write about one of the book george
SLOW FLOWERS for SUMMER, With Debra Prinzing
"You know what if you were to tell people that the mission of your work bound up in all of those roles that i just described about you would that mission statement be deborah I think it's all about relationships. And community and sustainability and When i find a subject as a writer. Which is my background. When i find a subject that i am smitten by matt i get swept up by that. I fell down the rabbit hole discovering all of a sudden i it becomes sort of my lifestyle and gardening did that for me for twenty years and Now i guess for the last ten years it's been writing about and trying to learn as much as possible about the people who grow in design flowers in this lower society Universe which is basically noncommercial non factory like but more artisan like so. I've always written about creative people as journalist and them drawn to them. And so i want to live in that create a world. There's no boundary for me. -tween the people i want to spend time with the people. I have invited to be part of this society and the people that i'm writing about. It's just it's
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"I did not kill your husband. Alexis said raising delicate row in throwing her long. Who's here over her shoulder. It sounds fine except for the fact that we do not know. Alexis name was lexuses This point so she's just strangely. Had this best of intuition alexis right. Yeah pick up social But now that you say like oh yeah. That's a very good point. And then i also had a lotus flower and one woman's here randomly ended up and enough a woman's here on and maybe they just had wine and umbro well. If that wasn't enough. I also realized that it was winter and lunches. Flowers grow at that time of year. So it's like yeah. This is just wrong on multiple levels. What does she do to fix. It does put a different flower. Yeah the how took it out of the woman's here because she doesn't she's not important migration. Flower your pasta-roni everyone to confuse simon. The only other thing that i really had was ice struggled elopes with words just. I haven't luxury often where i know kind of. What would i wanna use. And i know the meaning of it but then when it comes to sounding out installing it. I'm totally off. That was full so one of the words was lexical. And i thought it was left as a cool so is looking like l. a. p. and it took me a while to find the correct word. Then i was like stance the one that i mean i. I don't understand how i like. No the word. But then i don't know it. You know what i mean. I know happens to me all the time. I'm terrible at spelling. So i'll be like this word and then it doesn't come up with my gosh. I swear that the word it's not like i'm purposely trying to find these weird. It's just they feel like they fit and then i don't use another word because that's is an when i do look them up and then i look up the meaning just to make sure because obviously struggled to bit and i'm like no. Yeah i was right absolutely sometimes on times anyway. If any of you have a mistake in the month that you'd like to share please place in then we'd love to hear from you and they're always very amusing so i look forward to seeing some of the mistakes that you'll make and if you would like to be on an author spotlight if served then if you go to dub dub And click along the podcast tab in the drop down menu. That will take you to a phone to fill out in yet in. We'll get in touch with after the fall and next time on russia. It's our culturing creativity episode again. And this time. We're gonna be talking about with the your procrastinating. Or whether you're propagating so how sometimes procrastination can lead to good ideas and other times. It's just procrastination. And if you'd like to know a bit more about us.
"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
"And then came the even more research phase want to call it that because you have the loose outlined but then trying to put into a coherent story including character development and changes was very challenging especially trying to work in characters that were there and have them influence event also because it's really in two different time periods so we were like reaching two different threads of the story and trying to work out with a whip is on the same page like a remember that yes especially this book. I think yeah. We always bite often lot we do. We're very ambitious. We couldn't just stick a one story three. We were like we must include more. Well we like it to be more multiple layers and things. I think we talked about this with having multiple layers and a story like she enjoys and so do we so much injury. You can do so much more with it much launching a good way. Yeah city has a lot of races just to do the general because even though you have your key events and your characters now it's another whole nother trying to mesh them together y- into a story and then sarah hitter the chapter plans after that so we go from outline to even more dipped which i think took even more research because at least we then had you have the you know the. He goes to ancient greece. Then sarah okay. Where does he arrive in ancient greece. What's happening when he gets there so you can have a few checkpoints about that. Continue onto the next one. So that's even more research and then end up with your chapter plans and then you go to write in. It's more research again. Found out although actually this does lead into the knicks point really well which was about researching while writing and if we do this and obviously we both do it and what it looks like so maybe i'll pass out to you because i've been talking for ages as i said we do research during rising on generally try and look the check to outline and then win on trying like sit down before writing the chapter look over and then i try to envision kind of what's going happen i hid and with the engine greystoke coke. I often find win on some sitting there. Trying to imagine that they're these black holes where i haven't quite got something good out and so then i have to try and work out what those black holds out. Because sometimes it's not always obvious it'll be like why can't imagine this particular scene and so currently for me For an example. I i'm at a point in my chapter where you know as i said i've written about one hundred hundreds of it and then i'm kind of about to dive into the real meat of the chapter where i need to work out. Watan ancient greek gymnasium looks like and i don't know what it looks like. I like that is a total whole. Like i just imagine. I'm just imagining like people fighting wrestling. I don't really know what it looks like around just kinda away so there's a bit of research he's done there and so when i do go away to a bit of research and then slowly kinda starts filling in stop being able to see if it more and the characters Becoming a bit more alive. The blackhawks happens a lot less often with the t novels is it was based in the very near future in as with explained you know..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"And how does the events of the past drive the plot forward in a new and interesting way you know we will basically asking ourselves. How can we twist the narrative but keep it consistent with what is currently known in the era and so that all requires a degree of research. Yes a degree of research. Degree i degree. So that's kind of like how i view it will do anything different to add to that. I'm trying to think so. For the tain fiction. One i fill we operate on a similar wavelength with that one because we both know our character is very intimately i think and so a lot of what we have. Is we know what we wanted them to become by the end of the book or by the end of the series. But we've been doing a book by by the end of the book. We know what we want them to be. And we also have ideas of conflicts between characters from previously that we. You know we've thought of like. Hey we should put this end because this happen. So i guess merging those and with the plot and because we've been working on the teen fiction on for a. I feel like we already have quite a good vision of what we want to happen kind of each. The specifics are but up in the air. But we know that we want like big events to happen. So i think that makes one it kind of reduces a little bit of the amount of research you have to. I think because a lot of our world is already set up and the events because we've just imagined yes you have to make sure that they're actually feasible but apart from that you can pretty much have whatever happened that you so choose. Yeah and i think with that. You know we're sort of asking ourselves. The question of what is the worst possible thing that can happen to al characters soon The course of the series and like challenges and the worst possible way. And then you add the extent intolerant to like. Make it even more teams. Yes yes you're just like. Is this event semi realistic. Can we know the external event like feeds into the internal. but yes. Yeah exactly. However i think our experience of the historical fiction or at least for me has been a bit different with our ancient greece. Book ahead require a lot of pre researching just to find even the time period or the loose setting where novel was gonna take place and from there when you start researching around at you start to find other cool interesting events that happened in the Okay this is really interesting. This is really interesting. You could sort of see a plot stike deform and then we had to create a characters. I think this is probably now. Can i guess fade into win. We re looked the spoke because we pretty much had some similar place now. Is that then where we had the rough idea of time here. It was going to take place in the historical events that happened. But then we hit to put characters into and this time we purposefully chose care while some characters that were already there. I think more than there were in the original idea which helped a lot and we also created more purposefully our main characters that would browns in that time period and differently with an eye on who they were and how what we wanted them to learn in the process.
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"No that's definitely right near fixing mistakes. Yes and then they. Sometimes you miss some of them and then later on you're like oh no. It's another one that i think you get tired of fixing to. We went back to look at our book after passing over it so many times back. Why did we change that. Why are we waiting so long to change that because even just rating over i knew it was there but i think you just get tired of riot. It's not as bad as the other stuff i removed. Yeah it's probably fine and then like it's not fine. It's really think so. If you start out on a more positive note of having done the work you can avoid that. Yes yes for me. I think it's great if you can right from what you know it differently can give a lot of realism to your story. And it can be story up really authentically. I think for us would be most visible our fiction series because we grew up in the sitting. So i think we ed's quite a lot of detail and observation and i guess like feeling from the sitting because we know it intimately. Yeah so you know the cabin. The bush we don't need to google at the bush. Looks like because we've both camped in the bush done bush walks. You know what it smells like you know. Usually what kind of trees there are. Everything like matt's house. I think even though our characters go through some quite intense as his obviously we were all teenagers once in. You can remember how you felt and how you reacted to something. So i think having our characters is teenagers also were able to put our experience into that however. I don't think everything you write has to be familiar to you because otherwise a whole bunch of books wouldn't get reason because we can't go back to ancient greece to see what it was like and we'll never really one of the people back in where like either so we have to justify that from what we read so although i guess a lot of the emotional context from our ancient greece book can probably be gained through experience or having writing it. Because you've experienced it yet. That's sarah and i will never be hop flights and we can't tell you how such is used to fight or have experienced to ask ourselves back then another not. I've never had to hijack a car like they do in our team such series either. So i think something's do require research and i don't think there's anything wrong with that but that's when it gets hard to get right. That was well. Because you've researched it so you wanna make sure that you convey it so people who have experienced it don't necessarily realize that you haven't guess that's the challenge right. So what do you think about reading books in your genre as a form of research for your novels or writing novels. It's definitely a must you know it's okay to do things differently in imperative even but you know you have to remember that you are writing to a specific audience and if the book is so far out from what everyone else is doing and that john laura and it doesn't obey the usual conventions offset genre. If you market it under the john jonah your audience maybe dissatisfied. So i think you do need to ask yourself the question..
"writer" Discussed on Dear Writer
"Feel more authentic. I thanking build your world more accurately as well. Especially if you've done it before had received have to go back and then try and build the world around what you already have. Because you've done something that's not quite accurate or you've accidentally included something that wouldn't have happened or whatever so healthy that way you know. There's nothing worse being reader. When you know talked about this before on. I think it was the injuries and inconsistency we you know about as sending thing and then. You're this is just not realistic at a whole so. I think that's the obvious sort of reason for researching. Yeah there is like obviously a lot more to researching as well and why it's important to do regardless but yeah that's gonna say a kind of a good example of us researching and finding out things that have helped book. I think with characters especially in our historical fiction doing the set around the time period has given us a lot of characters that were historical figures that we may or may not have found on our own like we probably just into some people but researching time. Here we've actually incorporates. These really interesting characters that are already exists to make. It hopefully feel like you're actually in ancient greece with these people and their ideas and things researching differently gives you more ideas for ev- for your book but also can give you ideas for books you'll come across an interesting side point and you're like that's very interesting. I'm just gonna note that down for later. Maybe we can use or maybe it can come into play in a different book or something like that. Yes this is true like. We've had that with like researching the our time period and whatever we find certain things we're like. Oh that's super interesting. Maybe we can use that as the foundation for one of the knicks books in the series or whatever which is good. Yeah yeah. I had a few of those like ooh. This is an interesting person sort of close to the time timeframe but isn't quite kind of in the thick of it yet and it's like well i can see involving this person later down the line. Something yeah yeah. I guess you already briefly mentioned about writing what you know Vessels writing. I guess without any sort of fest hand experience. Does you want to expand on that. And oh sure ways to hit an answering these questions so but to expand what i said. I don't believe you need to be an expert in something to write about it. But you know it doesn't hit to do some research. She gives you writing. All seem to feel and i think taking what you already know and combining it in a fresh way with the world you have put your characterization can make full some really interesting reading and to that you know a bit more research to confirm and expand your knowledge and it helps to put that knowledge in put your characters until i could be a context and it helps to put your knowledge into context as well. What your character's going through. If that makes sense. I really believe in the old adage that issue anything or show as she. What is a us you and me. Yeah definitely it's taken me far in life and far in my career because as a nurse. You really don't want to be issue now. You wouldn't yeah victorious for writing to because you don't want to believe everything that you see know darn something that happened on tv show just seeing. It doesn't make it true. So you troll through the incident to find real people's experiences in real examples and you'll find that the quality of your work will improve immensely. I think we've found editing and writing are teen fiction series. We found a lot of instances where as teenagers we just assumed something was true and then later on like i don't think that's right and then double check..
"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
"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
"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
"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..
"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..
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"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.