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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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Episodes

There Must Be a Reason

8/19/2019
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This Week’s Best Thing: Jamila Woods "GIOVANNI” - https://soundcloud.com/jamilawoods/giovanni-1 Mentions: * Nikki Giovanni “Ego-Tripping”- https://poets.org/poem/ego-tripping-there-may-be-reason-why * Gemini by Nikki Giovanni – video of her reading from it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=084lIpz3yvY * Scene planning notecard image - https://lpenelope.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_5429-300x225.jpg * RWA podcast on productivity –...

Duration:00:27:03

To YA or not to YA? That is the question...

8/12/2019
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This week’s best thing: Toni Morrison’s legacy Mentions: * Beloved by Toni Morrison - https://amzn.to/31zH13k * Jeffe Kennedy’s podcast on YA vs Adult SFF - https://blog.jeffekennedy.com/2019/08/09/first-cup-of-coffee-august-9-2019/ * MarsCon - http://www.marscon.net/wp/ * Brooklyn Book Festival - https://brooklynbookfestival.org/ * Roni Loren - Done Planner - https://roniloren.com/blog/2018/9/17/the-done-planner-combating-the-dark-side-of-the-traditional-to-do-list * My Event...

Duration:00:30:33

Getting Unstuck: Earning Inspiration

8/5/2019
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This week’s best thing: Creating Character Arcs by KM Weiland - her website: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/ Mentions: * Double Vision Editorial - developmental editor - http://doublevisioneditorial.com/ * Write Better Faster class - https://betterfasteracademy.com * Verbalize by Damon Suede * Actions: the Actor’s Thesaurus * Janet Mullany author - https://www.janetmullany.com/ * Death’s Dancer by Jasmine Silvera * Teacher’s Pet Wolf by Kati Wilde * Wild Seed by Octavia...

Duration:00:27:56

BONUS: Charm City Spec Reading

8/2/2019
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A bonus episode, in which I read new material from the special edition of SONG OF BLOOD & STONE (Earthsinger Chronicles Book 1). Recorded July 17, 2019 as part of the Charm City Spec reading series at Bird in Hand bookstore in Baltimore, MD. https://charmcityspec.com https://birdinhandcharlesvillage.com Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Website: https://www.lpenelope.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslyepenelope Twitter:...

Duration:00:26:20

RWA Edition: Owning Your Story

7/29/2019
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This Week's Best Thing: RWA National Conference! Mentioned: - Marjorie M. Liu - http://marjoriemliu.com/ - Monstress graphic novel - RITA Award winners - https://www.rwa.org/Online/Awards/RITA/2019_RITA_Winners.aspx -#WeNeedDiverseRomance 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:00:24:49

Battling Resistance & Imposter Syndrome

7/22/2019
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THIS WEEK’S BEST THING: Song of Blood & Stone special edition is out now! MENTIONS: - The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - egg timer - https://e.ggtimer.com/ - JR Ward post on reviews and feedback - Megan Rapinoe tweet - Top 10 Fantasy Books of 2018 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:00:32:34

Readercon Edition

7/15/2019
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This week’s best thing: Readercon! Mentions: Hamilton in Baltimore Fast Color movie Sycorax’s Daughters – Anthology of Black women horror writers “What Screenwriters Get Wrong About Outlines” – video with Alan Watt 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: https://www.facebook.com/authorlpenelope Music...

Duration:00:15:51

Dragons & Princesses

7/8/2019
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This week's best thing: I have an outline and started writing Earthsinger Chronicles book 4!! 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: https://www.facebook.com/authorlpenelope Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA...

Duration:00:25:06

Obligatory Scenes

7/1/2019
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This week’s best thing(s): Backstreet Boys subway sing-alongShaka ZuluMentions: Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cyclehttps://amzn.to/2FJq7a4Story Grid Editor Roundtable podcast on Black Panther - https://storygrid.com/editor-roundtable-black-panther/ The Story Gridhttps://amzn.to/2xjNXEZStoryhttps://amzn.to/3043Ont Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast Website: https://www.lpenelope.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslyepenelope Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:21

Lightbulb Moments

6/24/2019
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This week's best thing: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Mentions: Story Grid article: Discover Your Story's Core Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay Namesake by Kate Stradling Books with a Past – Maryland indie bookstore 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: https://www.facebook.com/authorlpenelope Music...

Duration:00:22:54

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