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Conversations about writing and lesbian fiction

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Conversations about writing and lesbian fiction




LWW-8: How Did We Launch Our First Books?

In this episode, TB & Clare talk about writing their latest books and how the process never gets any easier. TB is waiting for the book to click but is plowing on; meanwhile, Clare has trashed her first 10,000 words and is starting again. It’s all part of the process! They also chat about their ailments (shoulder, hip) and recommend cod liver oil for its lubricating qualities—almost with a straight face. Clare’s been obsessed with the reality show Married At First Sight and wants to write a...


LWW-7: What do we think of literary events & awards?

In this episode, Clare & TB get a little sweary in a bid to live up to their explicit tag. They almost manage it. They talk about writing their joint Cotswolds books. TB is at the saggy, soggy middle, swearing a lot and eating too much ice cream. Clare is at the beginning, where the world is still full of possibility and wonder. Give her a week, and she'll be sobbing, too. Such is the cycle of writing a book! They both agree they're not very outdoorsy (minus lesbian points). However, Clare...


LWW-6: What are the biggest challenges and the greatest joys of being a full-time writer?

Welcome to episode six of Lesbians Who Write, where Clare & TB riff on many topics, including the major one: what are the biggest challenges and the greatest joys of being a full-time writer? First up, they chat about their weeks. Clare reveals she spends an inordinate amount of time every day trying and failing to get tickets for theater and football. It's a sad state of affairs. However, she did manage to get some tickets to see a musical this week, so all was not lost. Plus, she...


LWW-5: How to deal with change in your personal and work lives?

Clare and TB talk about change and how to deal with it—in their personal lives and in their work lives. First up, they chat about their week, including going to the Cotswolds (and marveling at its teeny-tiny bridges), along with spending time at the London Book Fair with Harper Bliss & her Mrs. Summary: there were many books & much beer. Hurrah! TB then reveals she's had huge change in her life recently. Drum roll: she's had to move back to the USA due to Brexit (boo)—her fourth...


LWW-4: How do you achieve being a healthy writer?

Clare and TB tackle the burning question: How do you stay on track for physical health? First, they catch up about what’s been going on in their lives, including TB’s writing retreat in Hull, Massachusetts, where she started outlining a secret project that Clare is also involved in. Clare announces the Diva Literary Festival has been postponed, a true bummer since Clare was slotted for a panel hosted by Rachel Shelley from The L Word. They move on to the main topic, and TB chats about her...


LWW-3: Who or what inspires you to write?

TB shares big news about her exciting week and mentions her conundrum dealing with a successful series and not wanting to let readers down. Clare had a busy week and a crushing disappointment. (Will she be able to write again?) Clare and TB chat about what inspires them to write, discovering they both had school experiences that set them onto the writing path. The conversation wouldn’t be complete without discussing which writers inspired them, and they disclose how they find inspiration...


LWW-2: Where do you get your ideas?

Right out of the gate, Clare proves why writers need editors and drops a fab writing tip. (Get your notepad ready.) Clare and TB discuss what it takes to get a project across the finish line. Clare shares one of her phobias, proving she has the writer’s personality. Then Clare and TB discuss where they get ideas from and tackle a common fear for many beginning writers. TB opens up about having insomnia. Clare name-drops from her musical journalism days. They discuss their process of diving...


LWW-1: Introducing the Lesbians Who Write Podcast

Clare and TB introduce themselves to the podcast world in their inaugural episode. Huzzah! They chat about when they came up with the idea of Lesbians Who Write (beer was involved) and why they started writing lesbian fiction in the first place. Clare lobs TB the thorny question of what exactly lesbian fiction is and who can write it. They discover how history influenced both of their writing careers, leaving TB a historian, slightly heartbroken. They move on to what’s their favorite part of...