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Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.

Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.
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Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.

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Story Essentials: Character Goals & Endings

6/17/2019
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Storytelling with prerequisites, concrete character goals, and the ever elusive ending. This week’s best thing: Rocketman movie! Go see it! https://tickets.rocketman.movie/ (I hope Taron Edgerton gets an Oscar nom!) Mentions: Beyond the Screenplay podcast – https://www.lessonsfromthescreenplay.com/beyond-the-screenplay/2019/5/3/episode-9-gone-girl-8khy4 Lessons from a Screenplay Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw Deepening character goals article:...

Duration:00:25:07

017: Drafting Rituals & Telling Myself the Story

6/10/2019
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Fast drafting, writing rituals, and a mini rant on naming your fantasy months. "The first draft is just you telling yourself the story." —Terry Pratchett This week’s best thing: New York Times's Tiny Love Stories - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/style/tiny-modern-love-stories-most-beautiful-hands.html Mentions: https://writersinthestormblog.com/2015/04/right-braining-with-darynda-jones/Alphasmart Neo on eBayTime Cubeshttps://www.pacemaker.press Subscribe and view show notes at:...

Duration:00:21:06

016: There is no spoon...and other life lessons

6/3/2019
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Peeling the layers back on character and plot as I prepare to fast draft next week. Also, The Matrix turns 20 this year and I wax philosophical on my Matrix tattoo. This week's best thing: New music from Sleater-Kinney! Video directed by Miranda July! Mentions: Me and You and Everyone We KnowNo One Belongs Here More Than YouThe MatrixThere is no...

Duration:00:24:37

015: A Little Each Day

5/27/2019
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Scheduling the time needed to chip away at my long to-do list. This week’s best thing: The Jeffersons live on ABC Mentions: The Career Author Podcast - https://thecareerauthor.com/ Readercon - http://www.readercon.org/ Tananarive Due - https://www.tananarivedue.com/ Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Music promoted by...

Duration:00:23:32

014: Plotting with Character & Theme

5/20/2019
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An overview of my first week plotting book 4 in my fantasy series. This week’s best thing: Plotting! Perhaps my favorite part of the writing process. Mentions: Michael Hauge character development - This article is what started it all for me in terms of understanding this method for creating inner conflict: http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/08/the-inner-struggle-guides-for-using.html Plot vs. Character by Jeff Gerke - https://amzn.to/2JMZTX0 Creating Character Arcs by KM Weiland -...

Duration:00:25:21

013: Terrifying & Fun

5/13/2019
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Starting a brand new book… no, I’m not scared at all. This week’s best thing: Soot and Slipper by Kate Stradling Links: Namesake by Kate Stradling Project Management Software Smartsheet Trello Notion Calendar templates Write, Better, Faster course George RR Martin on endings Story Genius by Lisa Cron Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland positive, negative & flat character arcs! Save the Cat by Blake Snyder Subscribe and view show notes at:...

Duration:00:25:18

012: Practically Perfect in Every Way?

5/6/2019
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I have turned in my manuscript (let us all rejoice!) and muse on my ongoing struggle with perfectionism. This week’s best thing: Publishers Weekly starred review of Whispers of Shadow & Flame Links: Awario.com and Mention.com - for tracking online mentions AppSumo - deals on techies things VONA/Voices workshop for writers of color The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman The Shadow Warrior by Ann Aguirre Heinlein's rules for writing success Save the Cat Writes a Novel by...

Duration:00:24:26

011: Choose Your Own Adventure

4/29/2019
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Thoughts on publishing paths: indie and traditional. Also, inspiring honesty in writing and life. THIS WEEK'S BEST THING: Avengers: Endgame(!!!) MENTIONS: - Angelina Lopez blog post - Indie Author Central (IAC) on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/letztalkbooks/ Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Website: https://www.lpenelope.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslyepenelope Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leslyepenelope Facebook:...

Duration:00:17:58

010: Creating Characters w/ Paul James

4/22/2019
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This week I have a special guest: actor Paul James (aka my brother). Known for Greek, The Last Ship, and The Path, Paul shares his perspective on creating characters by bringing a writer’s words to life. This week’s best thing: my birthday! + Game of Thrones! Links: https://hotsheetpub.com/Ran Walkerhttps://indieauthorproject.com/2019-indie-author-of-the-year-award/https://www.kboards.com/https://www.thepassivevoice.com/http://sellmorebooksshow.comPaul James on IMDBGMC: Goal, Motivation...

Duration:00:30:08

009: Suffering is optional

4/15/2019
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“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - Haruki Murakami THIS WEEK'S BEST THING: I got to see Audra McDonald perform live! (She could be every week's best thing!) https://audramcdonald.com/ WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT: - Sending my April newsletter - What to write next? - Working on chapter epigraphs for CRY OF METAL & BONE LINKS: - Fonda Lee Twitter quiz: https://twitter.com/FondaJLee/status/1115051419134877696 Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast

Duration:00:22:26

008: Seeing the Scene — Revision & QA Testing

4/8/2019
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How novel revision and software development are basically the same thing. This week I enter the last(ish) stage of my revision, discuss the many uses of index cards, character verbs, and try not to let thoughts of piracy derail me. This week's best thing: I finished the final proofing of WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME! Hoorah! Mentions: - Verbalize by Damon Suede - https://amzn.to/2ORE0qa - The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne - https://amzn.to/2Um01DB - Write Your Novel From the Middle by James...

Duration:00:25:36

007: Doing Your Work

4/1/2019
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"The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work." — Toni Morrison Writing updates, quarterly planning, and my thoughts on recent events in the romance writing world. This Week's Best Thing: WHISPERS OF SHADOW & FLAME Advanced Reader Copies are here!! Other Mentions: Robin Covington, romance authorMindlogr - private video diaries Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim...

Duration:00:25:36

006: The Gods Must Be Tired

3/25/2019
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On managing decision fatigue and why high output (writing all the things!) requires high input (aka my excuse for binge reading). This Week's Best Thing: The Ravenels by Lisa Kleypas Also Mentioned: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Bankshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BvKP68fHj8w/ http://www.robinlafevers.com/Neil Gaiman on Neil Armstrong and Imposter Syndrome Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud...

Duration:00:22:53

005: What's in a Name?

3/17/2019
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This week I talk writerly intuition and do some research to come up with character names. This week's best thing: Trailers Galore! - Aladdin trailer - Avengers:Endgame - Bel-Air The Writer's Well podcast: http://thewriterswell.org Article on the Sami Concept of Time: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/sami/dieda/anthro/concept-time.htm Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas Show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Website: https://www.lpenelope.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:08

004: Blood on the Page

3/11/2019
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This week I got stuck in my writing and determined I wasn't leaving enough blood on the page. Show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Mentioned in the show: - The Umbrella Academy - Madhuri Pavamani, author & poet - Franz Kafka quote and translations Website: http://www.lpenelope.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslyepenelope Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leslyepenelope Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlpenelope Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud...

Duration:00:16:29

003: Forced Rest

3/4/2019
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When the flu knocks me down, I get back up again (slowly) AKA When self-care kicks you in the face.

Duration:00:11:57

002: Research Rabbit Holes

3/2/2019
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Researching for my novel, while trying to stay focused and grounded in the story I'm actually telling.

Duration:00:18:02

001: On Beginnings

3/2/2019
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Starting something new & finding your reason for being.

Duration:00:10:04