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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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English


Episodes

Guest Author Abigail Shepherd & the Trouble with Bookish Research-Ep.29

2/18/2018
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A guest episode centered on the lovely historical fiction author, Abigail Shepherd. Abi writes Regency and Victorian romance/adventure and she talks to us about the challenges of writing and researching historical fiction. We also chat about memorable reading experiences, the one book she thinks you should read. Seriously. Right now! Don’t miss all the bookish goodness surrounding Abi. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:11:17

The Outcasts of Poker Flats & a Parthian Volley of Expletives from Uncle Billy-Ep.28

2/11/2018
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A 45 minute short story episode centered on Bret Harte’s short story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flats. Kelsey talks about some writing tidbits she has picked up from her mentor, TC Tolbert. Kaisha nerds out on her latest bovine reading find. We discuss Maggie Nelson’s technique of leaning against other writers. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:51:32

Book goals & the Timeless Blob of Before:Skevious Dive Bars,Book Overlords,Bulbous Proportions-Ep.27

1/29/2018
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Explicit warning: Kaisha and Dylan's romance discussion turns a tad racy. A 60 minute tangent episode centered around book goals and ambitions. Dylan dishes about D&D. Kaisha bemoans her reading fails. We swap tips about finding the time to read and discuss what is on our reading checklist. We delve into genre, dream customers, and author playlists. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:16:02

Krambambuli & the Dirty Skinflint: Rattlesnake Master, Yellow Beeish Tastes, Kaisha’s Esteem-Ep.26

1/14/2018
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A 60 minute episode in which we discuss “Krambambuli” by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. Yay! Kaisha makes us all feel like losers when she talks about all the books she’s read so far this year. We debate the breakdown of tragedy and comedy in Nerd Girl Lit. Dylan discusses his impressions of MOBY DICK, which his magical spreadsheet chose for his next read. Kelsey lists all the browsers she has open for book and poem research. Is it any wonder that she never gets anything done? You can find...

Duration:01:00:05

Best Reads of 2017: The Velociraptor Hunger Games, Proximity Bias, Foot Envy, & Crab Cows-Ep.25

12/31/2017
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A 60 minute episode in which we announce that Dylan is joining us permanently as a cohost. Yay! We each discuss our five favorite reads from 2017. We debate Goodreads usage. Dylan offers to break Kaisha’s legs so she can do nothing but read. What else are friends for? Kaisha reveals that on the full moon, she dresses like Yoss. We debate which century ruined everything and pursue all manner of tangents. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:20:49

Nerd Expert Dylan Slye: Spam Filters, Rabid Fans, Comic Nerd Hassling & LOTR Battles-Ep.24

12/18/2017
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A 90 minute guest episode in which we discuss much and cackle more. We grade book covers and maps, battle over nerdy topics, and test the knowledge of nerd-extraordinaire, Dylan Slye. Join in as we tackle important questions about comics, debate terminology, and make Dylan shake his head. Also, don’t forget to check out Bend’s awesome comic book store Pegasus, where you can nerd battle Dylan about Lord of the Rings or whether the Hulk would beat Nightcrawler in a bar fight. You can find...

Duration:01:28:23

Author Rachel Wiley Bard: Word Vomit, Magical McGuffins, Orphans, & the Chosen One-Ep.23

12/3/2017
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This week author Rachel Wiley Bard to talk about fantasy. Together we dig into tropes, pet peeves, and ponderings. Rachel talks about the history of fantasy and where she hopes it will go from here. We discuss the importance of speculative fiction. Don’t miss as Rachel recommends the one books she believes every writer should read, and discusses her own writing process. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:52:24

Book Bingo Tangent: Clouds, Hedgerows, Proust, Poetry, Fantasy Worlds & No Room for Humans-Ep.22

11/20/2017
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Book Bingo Tangent: Clouds, Hedgerows, Proust, Poetry, Fantasy Worlds & No Room for Humans-Ep.22 by Hosted by Kaisha, indie bookstore owner, and Kelsey, a speculative fiction author

Duration:01:00:47

Poet & Editor Liam Cross & the Importance of Creativity: Writing Pet Peeves & Tackling Poetry-Ep.21

11/6/2017
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This week Poet and Editor Liam Cross joins us to talk about how he balances editing, writing, and other jobs, how to access poetry, and a few challenges he faces as a poet. We also delve into some memorable reading experiences, important writerly reads, Kaisha’s romantic ideas about writing poetry, Liam’s love of burgers (gasp! Kaisha don’t listen), and the myth of creative genius. Find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:11:18

Sandkings, Witches & Wizards: Insect Pets, Halloween Reads, and Gender Specific Magic Labels-Ep.20

10/30/2017
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This week we discuss George R.R. Martin’s science fiction short story, Sandkings. Kaisha dishes about her favorite witch stories. The Nerd Girl Lit debate circles around the differences between witches and wizards. Come along as we delve into the various things that creep us out. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:05:36

Reading Preferences: Reading Ladders, Tackling Classics, and the Beauty of Genre-Ep.19

10/23/2017
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This week we bring you a tangent episode that is all about reading. Explore the different reasons why we read. Listen as Kaisha discusses why she rereads. Come along as Kelsey talks genre, genre definitions, and the beauty of genre. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:45:03

Author Dawn Husted & the Temptation of Scythes: rock hard body parts & fun with pronunciation-Ep.18

10/17/2017
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This week Author Dawn Husted joins us to talk about her writing journey, how she decided on to independently publish her novel, and a few challenges she faces as an indie author. We also delve into some memorable reading experiences, important writerly reads, Kaisha’s impulse buys, Dawn’s process for naming her books, and that experience we have all had with pronouncing a word we’ve only ever read before. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:44:43

Fall Reads & Creepy Sensations: Atmosphere, sinister neighbors, cozy reads, lurker spider-Ep. 17

10/9/2017
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A 30-minute tangent episode in which we discuss our favorite cozy fall reads. Both Kaisha and Kelsey are wimps when it comes to being scared. Listen as they share funny lurker spider stories, discuss the importance of atmosphere, and swap tips and tricks for creating mood in writing. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:47:55

The Two Drovers & Lost Episodes: Stag dos, confused storytelling, and witchy aunts-Ep. 16

10/2/2017
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A 30-minute tangent episode in which we bring you the short story discussion from our very first episode, the one that never aired because it was too long. Listen as Kelsey reveals the strange misunderstandings that frequent her communications with others and Kaisha finds yet another way to talk about cows. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:30:57

Author Andrew Buckley & Devil Cats: Finding Mythological Agents, Book Lies & Ankle Biters-Ep.15

9/24/2017
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A 60-minute podcast in which Author Andrew Buckley joins Kelsey and Kaisha to discuss the writing humor, reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and adopting the devil incarnate. He also shares some tips on landing an agent and getting out into the world as a writer. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:01:05:59

Author Nick Dybek & Magic Beans: useful terrible words, ironic singing, created experiences-Ep.13

9/10/2017
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A 60-minute podcast in which Author Nick Dybek joins Kelsey to discuss the books that impacted him the most as a writer. He also shares his writing process, discusses his bad writing habits, and talks about the tenacity required to make it as a writer. Don’t miss it. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:53:30

Book Reviews & Literary Coattails: book bafflement, critical VS negative, brilliant allusions-Ep. 12

9/3/2017
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A 30-minute episode in which we discuss what makes a good book review, learning how to put down books that are not for us, and the literary allusions that drive us nutty. You can find full show notes at www.readwriterepeatpod.com.

Duration:00:41:09

A Simple Heart & Heteroclite Things: selling books, evil reviews, cow whisperer, beta readers-Ep.11

8/27/2017
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A 60-minute episode in which we discuss parrots and the holy spirit, Flaubert’s simple, beautiful language, the importance of being a cow whisperer, and how we will not ship to Neptune. Kaisha talks about what books used bookstores are looking for, what not to bring them, and shares a few horror stories. Kelsey discusses the writers in her life, including her grandfather, who wrote a manuscript which is forever lost. They delve into the importance of reviews, and what a good review looks...

Duration:01:08:18

Book Cars & Booker Stalling: Hobbit parties, readathons, Proust, reading critically-Ep.10

8/20/2017
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A 30-minute tangent episode in which we discuss how Kaisha’s Booker reading is going, her thoughts on The Underground Railroad, and the massive pile of fantasy novels she fell into. We circle around to Proust, our favorite classics, Stream of Consciousness, and why we read Faulkner. I talk about subverting narrative elements and the one rule you can’t break as a writer. Listen as I rage over Plainspeak and Kaisha talks about reading critically.

Duration:00:40:48

The Crimson Curtain & Impassive Faces: book crystals, squirrel stashes, blurp deaths, cheap irony

8/13/2017
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A 60-minute episode in which we discuss flamboyant dandyism in “The Crimson Curtain” by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly and contrast that with the everything-sucks-ism of postmodern literature. Kaisha talks about her squirrel stash of books and Kelsey delves into the misconception that indie publishing is easier than traditional publishing. We explore what humanity will look like in the year five billion if postmodernists get their way.

Duration:01:05:19

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