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Mary Laura Philpott tells all. It's glorious. It's embarrassing. Nobody told you you'd be sitting on a barstool in front of a crowd in a short skirt.   Mary Laura Philpott is the author of I Miss You When I Blink, a book with the most awesome...

We all had plans for the year--how's that working out for Jess and KJ? In Episode 140, we set our 2019 goals. (Listen here). Now, at 2019's halfway mark, it's time to check in on those--and we'd love to hear how you're doing on your goals...

You thought writing was hard? Try doing it with no muscles. Shane Burcaw is the author of three books: Laughing at My Nightmare, the picture book Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability, and his new book, Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My...

  The Parkland author on everything you ever wanted to know about pitching and writing a topical nonfiction book at top speed (and going broke doing it)   We talked to Dave Cullen, about writing Parkland: Birth of a Movement, in ten months while he was 3 years overdue...

Why a backstory isn't backstory. It IS the story.   To talk to Lisa Cron is--unless you've already read Story Genius or Wired for Story--to possibly flip everything you thought you knew about story--fiction, nonfiction, short, long, whatever--onto its head. Story, she points out, isn't plot. It isn't...

Why setting the goals and keeping them matters, plus lots of vague-dissing on books that didn't work and the best novel KJ's read this year so far.   Kj here, with a confession: I've been lying to myself Letting myself off the hook. Not keeping my butt in the...

Talking about the pros and cons of skipping an agent, using rejection as fuel, and the joys of the writer community.   Nicole Blades is a Podcaster (Hey, Sis! Podcast), Author of Have You Met Nora?, The Thunder Beneath Us, & Earth's Waters  --and this is a glorious episode, recorded live and in person at...

Talking to Lyz Lenz about using Substack and a subscriber model to get paid for your work   It's hard enough to start a subscriber email. But what if you asked your fans to pay for it? It's so crazy it just might work. Hello from the Mom...

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth and creativity coach who's appeared or been quoted everywhere from the Oprah to Brene Brown's books. Her mantra is claim your voice, share your voice and get your shit done, and her specialty is helping people get unstuck--as writers,...

Demystifying calculus and replacing your keyboard with dictation (some of the time) Math storyteller Steven Strogatz makes both calculus and dictation seem approachable and fun. #notkidding Jess, we learn, was told in an early math class not to give up her day job, and so she gave...