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Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 009! I’m very excited because now you’re getting the freshest, no-more-archived podcasts. I’m going to be doing them on a schedule now so you can expect one every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. As I get into my schedule, I’m hoping to start video blogs on Fridays.

For now, here’s your episode!

Epenthesis-Episode 009: Dialogue Tags

Next up is Monday’s Episode 010 on Action Around Dialogue, one I was very happy to record. Have a great weekend!

Previous Episode: Dialogue (Part 1)

Action Around Dialogue (Part 3)


Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m slowing down a bit posting the podcasts since I recorded nine of them before I put them up on the blog. Now that I’m getting closer to “real time” so to speak, I’m figuring out how often I want to update. Might be fun to go three to five times a week. Anyone have an opinion, leave me a message. I’m hoping that these are useful!

Today’s podcast follows:

Epenthesis-Episode 008: Dialogue

This is Part 1 of the Dialogue Series (dun dun DUN!) and I get pretty passionate about it. I also have a nice little tangent in there about the History of Reading class I took in grad school, and how grammar came to be. I might do a video at some point about it since I would have a lot of fun with visuals!

Next episode: Dialogue Tags (Part 2)

Edit: Action Around Dialogue (Part 3)

Epenthesis-Episode 007: Brainstorming

I was apprehensive about sharing details about my upcoming project but I wrote about 2,500 words last night so I’m on a good high about it. It also helped me figure out some sticky plot points by talking it out!

Episode 004: Discarding Old Tools I talk a little in the beginning about Episode 4 so here’s a quick link.

Episode 006: Plot vs. Theme I mention this one too so here’s a quick link for it.


Progress Stats:

Current Wordcount: 28,323

Goal: 70,000

Draft: First

Deadline: October 31, 2011

Epenthesis-Episode 006: Plot vs. Theme

Wherein I talk about plot, theme, and how they’re different. I also talk about time travel, Sailor Moon, and my secret new writing project that I hope to keep secret…but I reveal more about in upcoming podcast.

Epenthesis-Episode 005: Making Promises to the Reader

Epenthesis-Episode 004: Discarding Old Tools

Epenthesis-Episode 003: Daily Wordcount

Epenthesis-Episode 002: Editing Checklist

Epenthesis Podcast – Episode 001: Naming

My very first podcast! As such, it is a little sucky, but only a little bit. Hope you enjoy me talking about how I come up with names and how that effects the way your reader thinks about that character throughout your story.

When you build a character from the ground up, the name is the first piece of that character’s foundation. If not the name, the way he or she is referred to. The reader get’s a strong first impression and everything after that molds the way the reader sees that person. So make it an awesome name!

Be Careful What You Say

I have a very interesting, bizarre life. From the outside, it looks normal. But when you’re around me for a while, you notice that really weird stuff tends to happen to me. Take today for example. I had just spent most of the day yesterday cleaning my room (something that doesn’t happen often and always heralds something weird about to come up), and I had just responded to a couple of people on Facebook. I told one person that I was looking at local jobs because I had been dispirited by the lack of response to my queries to New York City. I intellectually understood why this was but I was feeling a bit down that I hadn’t heard anything back, so I was thinking about it. I was also organizing all of the business cards I’d received at the NYU job fair, so I was thinking about it twice as hard.

Then, out of nowhere, I get a call from the company I had been quietly hoping to get a response from, the HR person being the one I liked the best while there. And they tell me that they have a possible opening for me! Starting next week!

I…am so into shock, I can barely feel anything. It doesn’t feel real. It’s not a sure thing yet, but I’m hoping really hard. It sounds like they’ll take me right away so I feel almost…like I’m floating outside my body.

So keep your fingers crossed for me and always be careful what you say! Because someone is obviously listening and picks the moment you are rocking out to “Love Shack” to send you a little piece of destiny.

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