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The Read.Write.Repeat podcast was born from obsession. In its basic form, it is an obsession with storytelling. To our loved ones, it is just that, a strange quirk, nothing more. For us, it has evolved into a driving thirst that results in grandiose projects, strange discoveries, wild dreams, and the occasional hastily erected shrine. Come along as we impulsively pursue all manner of literary ecstasies and plan elaborate escapades and forays into all things reading, writing, and publishing. We are excited to bring you a podcast focused on reading and writing from two people with unique insights into the industry. Read.Write.Repeat will inspire your reading and writing and feed your passion for the written word. Here is the basic structure of our podcast: * Bookish Rants with Kaisha–Come along as Kaisha talks about her most recent bookish nirvana, discusses reading related injuries, or talks about the antics of her quirky customers. The topic is book love, and the scope is endless. *Author Rants with me–I promise I won’t always be whining about my most recent rejection letters. Together we will contemplate my pantsing struggles (and I’m not talking about keeping my pants up), my wildly inappropriate writing ideas, the crazy situations I find myself in, and my penchant for trouble. The topic is writing passion, and the road is bumpy. *Prompt Up–I will provide you with a fun writing prompt to inspire your imagination. *Short Story Powwow–Kaisha and I will be discussing short stories each episode from both a readers and writers perspective. We will announce the story in the previous episode. *Nerd Girl Lit–In light of the story we have read, I will be introducing a literary term, movement, or concept in the nerdiest way possible. *Books, Quirks, and Intrigues, Oh My!–In this section, we build off of what we’ve discussed earlier, circle back, connect it to bookstore or publishing trends, unite things, and follow random ideas that pop into our heads as we talk.

The Read.Write.Repeat podcast was born from obsession. In its basic form, it is an obsession with storytelling. To our loved ones, it is just that, a strange quirk, nothing more. For us, it has evolved into a driving thirst that results in grandiose projects, strange discoveries, wild dreams, and the occasional hastily erected shrine. Come along as we impulsively pursue all manner of literary ecstasies and plan elaborate escapades and forays into all things reading, writing, and publishing. We are excited to bring you a podcast focused on reading and writing from two people with unique insights into the industry. Read.Write.Repeat will inspire your reading and writing and feed your passion for the written word. Here is the basic structure of our podcast: * Bookish Rants with Kaisha–Come along as Kaisha talks about her most recent bookish nirvana, discusses reading related injuries, or talks about the antics of her quirky customers. The topic is book love, and the scope is endless. *Author Rants with me–I promise I won’t always be whining about my most recent rejection letters. Together we will contemplate my pantsing struggles (and I’m not talking about keeping my pants up), my wildly inappropriate writing ideas, the crazy situations I find myself in, and my penchant for trouble. The topic is writing passion, and the road is bumpy. *Prompt Up–I will provide you with a fun writing prompt to inspire your imagination. *Short Story Powwow–Kaisha and I will be discussing short stories each episode from both a readers and writers perspective. We will announce the story in the previous episode. *Nerd Girl Lit–In light of the story we have read, I will be introducing a literary term, movement, or concept in the nerdiest way possible. *Books, Quirks, and Intrigues, Oh My!–In this section, we build off of what we’ve discussed earlier, circle back, connect it to bookstore or publishing trends, unite things, and follow random ideas that pop into our heads as we talk.
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The Read.Write.Repeat podcast was born from obsession. In its basic form, it is an obsession with storytelling. To our loved ones, it is just that, a strange quirk, nothing more. For us, it has evolved into a driving thirst that results in grandiose projects, strange discoveries, wild dreams, and the occasional hastily erected shrine. Come along as we impulsively pursue all manner of literary ecstasies and plan elaborate escapades and forays into all things reading, writing, and publishing. We are excited to bring you a podcast focused on reading and writing from two people with unique insights into the industry. Read.Write.Repeat will inspire your reading and writing and feed your passion for the written word. Here is the basic structure of our podcast: * Bookish Rants with Kaisha–Come along as Kaisha talks about her most recent bookish nirvana, discusses reading related injuries, or talks about the antics of her quirky customers. The topic is book love, and the scope is endless. *Author Rants with me–I promise I won’t always be whining about my most recent rejection letters. Together we will contemplate my pantsing struggles (and I’m not talking about keeping my pants up), my wildly inappropriate writing ideas, the crazy situations I find myself in, and my penchant for trouble. The topic is writing passion, and the road is bumpy. *Prompt Up–I will provide you with a fun writing prompt to inspire your imagination. *Short Story Powwow–Kaisha and I will be discussing short stories each episode from both a readers and writers perspective. We will announce the story in the previous episode. *Nerd Girl Lit–In light of the story we have read, I will be introducing a literary term, movement, or concept in the nerdiest way possible. *Books, Quirks, and Intrigues, Oh My!–In this section, we build off of what we’ve discussed earlier, circle back, connect it to bookstore or publishing trends, unite things, and follow random ideas that pop into our heads as we talk.

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Episodes

Shades of Purple: Writing Limitations, Boldly Overwritten Prose, & Textured Writing-Ep.59

1/27/2019
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It’s finally here: the long awaited follow-up to our Rules Suck episode. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occasional f-bomb. Come along as we discuss the pros and cons in using “purple prose” in your writing. We chat about carefully chosen detail. Kelsey urges those interest in developing their descriptive writing to try their hand at poetry to refine that skill. We revel in lush writing. We discuss the need to make your writing do more than one thing. Don’t forget to send us...

Duration:00:22:23

Winter Reads Part 2: Novels About the Cold, Dead Void that is the Heart of Your Fellow Human-Ep.58

12/31/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan delve into more bitter winter reads. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occasional f-bomb. Sick of the snow? Going stir crazy? Then this is the episode for you. Not only do we list some of our favorite blizzard reads, but Dylan dishes about his favorite post apocalyptic read: if you think people suck now, just wait until society collapses. We put forth an argument for reading Kafka and answer that age old question: does anyone...

Duration:01:06:42

Winter Reads Part 1, or A Selection of Novels About Being Deeply Unhappy-Ep.57

12/17/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan delve into some bitter winter reads. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occaisional f-bomb. Sick of the snow? Going stir crazy? Then this is the episode for you. Not only do we list some of our favorite blizzard reads, but Dylan dishes about getting steamed in a theater and kicking someone’s seat. We put forth an argument for men to dress a bit sexier. Show some skin, for crying out loud. Kelsey brings up some appropriately...

Duration:00:30:52

Epic Reads 2018:Book Caressing, Irish Misery Porn, Guffaws & Mind Scoffs, Sci-Fi Sound Effects-Ep.56

12/9/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan celebrate their favorite read of the year. We talk about the books that surprised us, made us laugh out loud, and made us, as Dylan puts it, “emote” in some physical way. Kaisha talks about the book that was fated for her and the most underappreciated book of the season. Dylan and Kaisha swap favorite science fiction read. We chat about mermaid sex. Kelsey fills in the poetry gap in your life and so much more! Looking for your next...

Duration:01:07:55

Arnie Dragonlance: Cannibalism, Lizards, Sewer People, Over-Developed Character Flaws-Ep.55

12/2/2018
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Explicit: some cussing & sexy talk in this espisode. A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan celebrate Kelsey’s birthday with all manner of bookish silliness. Come along as Dylan calls Kelsey old, then tries to scramble his way out of it. We talk about good, old-fashioned hate reads. Kelsey asks what would make Dylan and Kaisha quit reading a book. We chat about Kaisha’s superpower, identifying books based solely upon book covers. We talk about plot points that turn us away from...

Duration:01:07:55

Dori Ann Dupré and Writing Through Grief: Literary Communities, Great Reads, & #metoo-Ep.54

11/18/2018
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A guest episode with southern fiction, women's fiction, and literary fiction author Dori Ann Dupré. Dori is the author of the international award winning debut novel, Scout’s Honor, and Good Buddy, her second novel, currently under representation. She chats with Kelsey about publishing a book in the midst of tragedy, using writing as a way to work through grief and so much more. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:55:41

Nicholas Eames, Whiskey, M&Ms & DnD: Absolute Serendipity, Public Bawling, & Panic Writing-Ep.53

10/28/2018
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A guest episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan chat with fantasy Author Nicholas Eames. Nick is the author of Kings of the Wyld and the recently released, Bloody Rose. Come along as we discuss the musical inspiration behind his books. We chat about the most unexpected part of having popular and well loved books. Nick talks about what drew him to fantasy and shares a few pet peeves. We revel in some of our favorite fantasy reads. Nick shares his writing journey and talks about what’s next....

Duration:01:07:20

Thriller & Western Author Terrence McCauley: Genre Swaps,Zombie Survival Plans, Deep Settings-Ep.52

10/14/2018
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A guest episode in which Kelsey and Kaisha chat with thriller and western Author Terrence McCauley. Come along as we discuss the dangers of book research and the importance of setting. We chat about the difficulties and rewards of changing genre. Terrence talks about his experiences with writing fiction based on historical events. He chats about his writing journey and shares some fabulous tips on tenacity and finding your spot. We discuss the wonderful escapism available in horror novels,...

Duration:00:59:21

That's What I'm Tolkien About: Hobbit Parties, Loosey-Goosey Magic, Smug Nerds-Ep.51

10/9/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan celebrate Hobbit Day in style. Join us fireside as we try to stump Dylan with LOTR trivia. We chat about the problem with knowing more than the question is asking in trivia competitions. Dylan talks about backing out of Trivia Night because he didn’t want to go to Lord of the Rings trivia alone and win. We revel in Kaisha’s regal authoritative voice. We learn the danger in doubting Dylan. You can find full show notes on...

Duration:00:32:43

David Michael Williams, Mark Engels, & the Importance of Writing Communities-Ep.50

9/23/2018
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A guest episode in which Kelsey chats with two wonderful guest authors, Mark Engels and David Michael Williams. Mark writes genre fiction featuring anthropomorphic heroes and David writes speculative fiction. Come along as we discuss fanged muses and the things we give up to write. We chat about the importance of a creative outlet. David talks about being a progress junky and the excitement surrounding putting a piece of yourself out into the world. We revel in writing and sports metaphors....

Duration:00:41:42

Rules Suck: Convention Breaking, Boggish Complaints, Boxed-In Writing & Douchebag Characters-Ep.49

9/17/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey rage against the rules of writing. Come along as we discuss breaking the rules, and what you need to think about before you do. We chat about rogue authors who wrote outside the box and broke convention. Kelsey talks about how limiting and creativity crushing some of the conventions can be. We revel in some fabulous advice from Colson Whitehead and many others. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:45:21

Author Kac Young & Suspended Breath: special vibrations, programming crystals & storytelling-Ep.48

9/9/2018
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A guest episode with nonfiction author Kac Young in which we talk wildfires, angry men, and the healing power of crystals. Kac talks about channeling artistic energy and overcoming writer’s block. She delves into using crystals and how they can help with intention and mindfulness. We also chat about setting aside the ego, going into a project open to learning new things, and the essentials of setting out to write a book. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:21:54

Author Bad Behavior: Terrible People, The Micro-Finger, Privilege & Rug Sweeping-Ep47

8/27/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan chat about what kinds of bad behavior would make us stop reading an author. Come along as we delve into some naughty authors and their misdeeds. We chat about the importance of multiple, varied voices in literature to give us options. Dylan attacks Kelsey’s movie choices. We revel in a few awesome authors whose good deeds led us to read them. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:30:47

Furry Authors Coghlan & Engels: Biffy Writing Space, Horse Porn, & Critical Creativity-Ep.46

8/19/2018
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A guest episode featuring authors Mark Engels and Stephen Coghlan. Both Mark and Stephen write wildly fun and adventurous furry fiction. Come along as we discuss the vulnerability of being a creative. Both Mark and Stephen share tips and tricks for getting that writing down. Mark talks writing either from the abundance of his heart or to fill an absence in it. We revel in furry fiction and all things nerdy. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:13:36

Narrative Truth & Objectivity Problems: Weird Experiences, Constructed Realities & Slant-Ep.45

8/12/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey debate the merits of author truth in writing. Come along as we delve into disbelief triggers. Kaisha rants about book recommendations and the fact that she’s not “just some broad working in a store.” We chat about what writers are tapping into that makes a narrative feel authentic or true. Kelsey talks about walking calamities and broken fire trucks. We revel in the fact that truth is stranger than fiction. We discuss how sometimes true...

Duration:00:50:13

Dylan's Birthday Tangent: The Meats, Pulpy Gothic Sci Fi, & Evil Lord Tyrants of the World-Ep.44

8/6/2018
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A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan celebrate Dylan’s birthday in the most bookish way possible. Come along as we discuss the books that got Dylan hooked on reading. We chat about book shame. Dylan talks about reading books to impress girls. We revel in favorite movie adaptations. We discuss Dylan’s bookish spirit animal and so much more! You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:52:54

Author Elizabeth Fournier: Green Burials, Creative Processes, & Frank Poncherello-Ep.43

7/22/2018
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A guest episode in which we chat with author Elizabeth Fournier about her book, The Green Burial Guidebook. Listen in as Elizabeth talks about writing memoir and nonfiction, working with her agent, and what she sacrificed to write. Elizabeth also chats about green burials, the details of her book, and so much more. We end with a question and answer with a live audience. You don’t want to miss this! You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:25:39

Book List Brouhaha: Muppet Arms & Giggle-Pussery, Kaisha’s Favorite War, & Assholish Picks-Ep.42

7/17/2018
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A 30-minute tangent episode in which we discuss the books on our TBR list we are most excited to read. From new historical fiction to fantastical short stories, this list has it all. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:02:48

Author Odysseus Yacalis: acting, screenwriting, parenting, visionary science fiction, & Zen-Ep.41

7/8/2018
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In today’s episode, Kaisha and Kelsey meet up with the multi-talented author, Odysseus Yacalis. Odysseus discusses the differences between writing screenplays and novels, how acting impacted his writing process, and the importance of artistic expression. We dig into the visionary artistic movement and Odysseus chats about how the movement influences his novels. Odysseus talks about taking time off to raise his son and how past experiences have lead him to being the artist he is today. This...

Duration:00:35:05

The Wheels Roll through Residency, Live:Nice no's,contemporary butcher shops, dancing&dragons-Ep.40

7/1/2018
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In today’s episode, we follow up on the Wheels Capstone Podcast episode with a live audience. We asked you to participate and ask questions and featured those questions and comments in this episode. Tune in to hear us discuss the ritual burning of assholish comments and how to handle rejection. We dig into how and when to find places to publish your work. Hannah talks about moments of grace for a runnerd. Tiffany talks about taking scissors to her hair and manuscript. Rachel discusses world...

Duration:00:46:53