I Should Be Writing

Mur Lafferty

Arts, Literature

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Literature 48
Arts 174

The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers: Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you. Past shows have guest starred Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and so many more!


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ISBW #378: Preparations

June 27th, 2017

I've decided I need some simple lists to help me when I travel and record, and figure those kinds of lists might help with writing, too.

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ISBW #377: Brain Weasels

June 22nd, 2017

I know I know I know I always say thesesupportive things but sometimes it's hard to listen to myself. Recently I've been suffering from "first draft must be perfect" syndrome, and had to step back and actually look at myself and what I was doing. First drafts don't have to be perfect. Write it 100x on the board.

Is Writing Daily a Necessity? A new article has writer Twitter in a froth. It turns out that someone wrote a clickbait article about how if you aren't writing daily, then you might as well quit. This is so, so, so wrong. Did I write daily for a while? Yes. Do I recommend the Magic Spreadsheet for others who want to write daily? Yes. Did it help...

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ISBW #375: Feedback

May 15th, 2017

Show Notes: ISBW (and Ditch Diggers) Wiki, a work in progress! Discussions of the magical negro: Further thoughts by Nnedi Okorafor:STEPHEN KING'S SUPER-DUPER MAGICAL NEGROESand Salon:The offensive movie cliche that won’t die Books I recommend: many booksby Victoria Lynn Schmidt and Beginnings, Middles, and Ends by Nancy Kress