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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

Inner Motivation & Fire

10/14/2019
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THIS WEEK’S BEST THINGS: My 11th wedding anniversary! MENTIONS You’re Doing Great podcast - http://www.cinderly.com/posts/introducing-youre-doing-great/ Writing life-changing fiction - https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-life-changing-fiction/ The Writer’s Well episode 144: Is it Worth It? - https://shows.pippa.io/thewriterswell/episodes/ep144 Delilah Dawson tweet thread - https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson/status/1173963217279864833 Robin LaFevers IG -...

Duration:00:22:50

Rolling With the Ups and Downs

10/7/2019
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THIS WEEK’S BEST THINGS! Figuring out my plot for Earthsinger Chronicles book Whispers of Shadow & Flame book release! New York Comic Con signing Pre-order Cry of Metal & Bone (Earthsinger Chronicles book 3) FUN FACTS: How spiders fly https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-electric-flight-of-spiders/564437/ MENTIONS: The Wolf Queen Book I and Book II by Cerece Rennie Murphy Author Lynne Emory - https://www.lynnemery.com My Man Godfrey - film The Orchid Throne by...

Duration:00:36:12

It's Release Week!

9/30/2019
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THIS WEEK'S BEST THING: Brooklyn Book Festival! PLUS Whispers of Shadow & Flame is out this week! Mentions: - N.K. Jemisin - P. Djèlí Clark - #SupportBlackWomenWhoWriteWeirdShit 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...

Duration:00:21:15

Organizing My Revision

9/23/2019
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This week’s best thing: Southside on Comedy Central Whispers of Shadow & Flame comes out October 1! Sign up for my newsletter – https://lpenelope.com/newsletter Mentions: The First Girl Childhttps://amzn.to/30fkr46https://blog.jeffekennedy.com/The Orchid...

Duration:00:31:52

Leveling Up

9/16/2019
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This week's best thing: The Boys on Amazon Prime Mentions: The Story Grid - https://storygrid.com Margie Lawson - https://www.margielawson.com 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...

Duration:00:26:06

What I learned from writing 20k in 5 days

9/9/2019
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This week's best thing: I'm climbing again (a little) & Carnival Row on Amazon Prime - I loved it! Mentions - Paragraph NYC co-working writing space - https://www.paragraphny.com/ - Deep Work by Cal Newport - https://amzn.to/2LBMr7 - NK Jemisin on fanfic - https://twitter.com/nkjemisin/status/116926504826459750 - My events calendar - https://lpenelope.com/calendar - Whispers of Shadow & Flame Pre-order giveaway - http://lpen.co/preorder Subscribe and view show notes at:...

Duration:00:29:05

Time to Write

9/2/2019
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This week's best thing: My doctor said I can try rock climbing with my wrist braces! Mentions: * #20kin5days challenge post - https://www.tashalharrison.com/blog/i-might-live-to-regret-this-20kin5days * The Creative Penn episode on podcasting - https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2019/08/28/podcasting-goes-mainstream-podcast-movement-2019/ * Tim Grahl's Productivity Guide - https://booklaunch.com/writer-productivity/ * Song of Blood & Stone readalong -...

Duration:00:25:45

Finding your Zest and Gusto!

8/26/2019
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THIS WEEK’S BEST THING: My writer mastermind group and my homegirls Ines Johnson and Cerece Rennie Murphy. My Facebook group and readalong – https://www.facebook.com/groups/lpenelope/ * Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – https://amzn.to/2zjcfQk * Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – https://amzn.to/2LaZ0a5 * Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury – https://amzn.to/2HnTKys * Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield – https://amzn.to/32500mC * The Writer’s Well podcast –...

Duration:00:28:57

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