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Welcome to Dogs are Smarter Than People with NYT and internationally bestselling quirky human author Carrie Jones, her slightly more normal husband, Shaun, and their dogs. Life tips. Writing tips. Dog noises. It's all here. Support this podcast:

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How to Write Back Story also Running is Evil

September 10th, 2019


Hey baby, what’s your back story?

It should be a pick-up line at a bar, yet it somehow is not a pick-up line at any bar that I know of except maybe …

Passive Aggressive Much? And How to Become More Awesome in Just 30 Minutes a Day

September 3rd, 2019


Over on the random thought part of the podcast, we hear about Carrie being passive-aggressive at the campground bathroom, Shaun sing, and random people at Smokey's Barbecue and Lobster.

But here is the more intellectual …

Old Rockers Rocking, Trust Issues, and Carrie Still Gets Hit On Somehow

August 27th, 2019


As you heard in our random thought, this week we went to see some early 1990s bands in concert. They were – well, they were old. The concert hall …

Carrie Had an Accident and When Good Dogs Go Bad

August 20th, 2019


So, a long time ago Carrie had a dog named Scotty, and she used to fill in at the police department as a dispatcher. For those of you who don’t know, …


August 13th, 2019


It's a lot like life honestly. 

Here's the number one hint.

Wait forever to start writing.

Don't wait to start. Don't expect lightening to strike or a muse to come down from the heavens.

Just write. Call it practice if …

Dead Butt Syndrome

August 6th, 2019


People, you have got to get your butts out of the chair, or the bed, or whatever. Seriously. 

Your butt is breaking! Sorry Dying. Your butt is dying!

How to Deal with Big Writer Feelings and Dropping Your Child in the Woods

July 30th, 2019


Sometimes us writer people feel broken. We maybe got rejected one too many times. We maybe got a horrifying review. We maybe are stuck on Chapter 7560 in our epic fantasy WHEN THE BUNNY OF DOOM FELL IN LOVE WITH THE …

Taco Bell Leaks, Rainbow Unicorn Golf Carts and How to Spend Your Book Release Day

July 23rd, 2019


What to do when your book launches.

I don’t know. 

Seriously. Some writers get tattoos, a piece of jewelry, a new charm for a charm bracelet. Some …

Poop Texting Fail

July 16th, 2019


So, two weeks ago the podcast featured poop texting and writing, but somehow only our random thought was uploaded and not the full broadcast. 

Carrie …


July 9th, 2019


So, sometimes Carrie is a little extra. 

Carrie:I was looking at people who liked me in college - all the ones that I didn't like back - and they …

Poop Texts and We’ve Been Married Too Long

July 2nd, 2019


Sometimes you get married and you’ve been married for a long time and you remember that the beginning of your marriage is like a poem and there’s white space and new discovery in every line. 

Sometimes you’ve been …

Aw, Ahh, Aah, Awe, or Ah is that Underwear?

June 25th, 2019


None of us are perfect with the grammar, especially not us native-English speakers. We’ve got all these words that mean totally different things but sound EXACTLY THE SAME! 

And today, we here on Dogs are Smarter Than …

Some Men Aren’t Meant to Wear Scarves, So Be Your Own Style and Don’t Pretend to Be Tom Cruise Or Bieber

June 11th, 2019


Normally we talk about writing somehow, right? Because we’re a writing podcast. 

But we aren’t this week.

This week, we’re talking about fashion advice for men because Carrie saw a post on The Art of Manliness that was …

Writing Is Not Terrible Rant, Men Disrobing in the Meat Department

June 4th, 2019


Carrie's having a bit of a rant this episode. Let's blame it on her going to a Lynryd Skynrd concert last night.

Here's the rant:

There’s a lovely funny author who recently gave a speech saying that writing is terrible …

Let's Talk About Wedgies, Writers

May 28th, 2019


The wedgie. 

It's the ultimate tv trope.

Give someone a wedgie and there are only two possibilities:

  1. You're a bully
  2. You're getting revenge on a …

Flirt Your Eyelashes Off Writers

May 21st, 2019


A quick web search for the words 'flirting' and 'dangerous' gets a lot of hits. 

To be fair, so does a quick web search for the words 'flirting' and 'fun.' 

But we're not here to tell you about the perils and delights …

Own Your Stupid

May 14th, 2019


There's a BuzzFeed article about 23 Dogs Who are Too Adorably Stupid for Their Own Good. 

Which is amazing.

But it made us think about why dogs get to be stupid and called adorable, but when humans are stupid, we're …

The Worst Writing Advice That Brings Down Even the Greatest of Writers

May 7th, 2019


Carrie got really confused this week because she went on YouTube and looked up "Writing Advice" and there was a really popular vlogger who gives a …

Do you have to write every day? Stephen King Twitter Torches versus the Anti-Burnout Crew

April 30th, 2019


So, one of the big debates in the world of writing advice is the Write Every Day Debate. 

I know! I know. Sexy name. High stakes.

But, honestly, it gets people so riled up. There are the Write Every Day Camp. They carry …

How to Survive Bad Writing Advice

April 23rd, 2019


I (Carrie) apologize for sounding so sick in this podcast. It's because I am super sick. 

This week I got an Instagram message from a man selling his …

Roombas, Shaun Talks About Robbing Houses, and Random Mashed Potatoes in Jackson, Mississippi

April 16th, 2019


The city of Jackson, Mississippi is having a weird situation. 

To be fair, Jackson has had weird situations before. People left Christmas trees in …

Vegetable Lambs Growing on Trees, Man

April 9th, 2019


Science isn’t always right. 

I know! Shocker. 

Once, some scientists had this theory about the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary. They truly believed that …

Dogs Know How to Be Famous, Do You? How to handle being popular

April 2nd, 2019


So this dog caught a ball in his mouth and the video of it became viral. His name is Stanley the Collie and he has his own Instagram account. Of …

Dutch Oven Your Hero

March 26th, 2019


So, last month Carrie was on an airplane, where she was trapped on a Philadelphia runway for awhile. Okay, hours. And someone kept expelling gas out the rectum.

In Shaun language that means fart.

Anyways, they were all …

Destroy the Evil with Oliver the Cow and Cannabis-Themed Weddings

March 26th, 2019


When Carrie first started writing, she wrote contemporary teen fiction and she heard a lot of comments about being quirky. 

She’d hear comments like …

Risk Everything Like a Boss Dog

March 19th, 2019


In our random thought we talk about a Twitter thread by writer John Paul Brammer (@jpbrammer), which details how a cat and two dogs showed up at his …

Making Bad Guys

March 5th, 2019


Lots of us have bad people in our writing and our lives. These antagonists run the gamut from people who make us scream at their Facebook posts of Fakeness to actually physically hurting us and our community.

But one of …

Zombie Deer are Coming and Emotions are Contagious

February 26th, 2019


When you're in a business or nonprofit or just in your house, you'll often notice that emotions are kind of like the flu. They can be easy to catch. 

When your friend is angry because someone is being a punk on …

Weird Things About Us - Secret Cat Person in the House

February 19th, 2019


This week we're pretty low-key chill with an off-format podcast about the weird things about us

Basically, we answer some of our listener's questions.

We forgot the hardest one, which is:

How does Carrie get everything …

Public Humiliation and Us

February 12th, 2019


To be a writer and a human you often have to be courageous. Writers put their books out there for other people to see. Humans put their selves out there (sometimes in places like Tinder) for people to see.

And that's …

Be My Troll Baby or How To Avoid the Trolls? You decide.

February 5th, 2019

What is A troll? 

A troll is someone who is a poop. No! No. Sorry, let’s try to be a bit more academic here. 


All trolls are …

How are We Still Married and Happy Anniversary

February 4th, 2019


Someone just told me (Carrie) that we weren't really having a wedding anniversary because:

  1. We are celebrating it a few days late.
  2. We both forgot …

Emotional Support Alligators, Brooklyn 99 and You

January 29th, 2019


There's a 65-year-old man, Henry, who lives near Philadelphia who has depression. He didn't want to take medicine but he noticed he was happier when …

Boxers or Briefs or Commando How to Live a Literary Life

January 22nd, 2019


Carrie has been working on the Write Submit Support Class that she's doing with the Writing Barn and the whole class is about creating a writing …

Beer Fest is Not the Question. Beer Fest is the Answer. BONUS EPISODE!

January 20th, 2019


So, Shaun and I made a bonus podcast at yesterday's Fourth Annual Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest.

Yes, you heard that right.

We basically battled …

How to Be Happier Writers, Dogs, and People and A Little Talk about Cat Butts

January 15th, 2019


How can we make our organizations and ourselves happy? 

We talk about this ALL THE TIME in our house. To be fair we also talk about expelling gas out the rectum and cookie recipes, but happiness gets mentioned a lot. 

Golden Globes, Black-Eyed-Peas with Cauliflower And How Writers Make No Money and That Sucks

January 8th, 2019


A recent study by the Authors Guild basically says that if you want to be a writer, prepare to be poor. 

In 2017, full-time writers made a median …

Avoiding the New Year's Suck - Dogs Are Smarter Than People Podcast

December 31st, 2018


Okay. Okay. I know we always try to be positive because we are positive people. Cough. But New Years? It's a little frustrating.

That's because it's …

It's Christmas OMFG - Dogs are Smarter Than People PODCAST

December 25th, 2018


So, because Christmas is on the same day as the podcast release and we weren't - cough - super organized, we're sharing with you our day before Christmas. 

What? Are there writing tips?

Nah. Not really.

It's just us. …

Stake the Stakeholders and Be Your Own Voice in Determing Your Successes

December 18th, 2018


Yesterday on her blog, Carrie talked about how feeling successful in your career or life is really tied to having your personal values resonate in …

A Story Is About More than Mechanics and Grammar And Carrie Gets Tipsy By Accident

December 11th, 2018


Too often we really focus only on the mechanics of story. Writers and student-writers are told to make perfect sentences, understand the use of the …

Our First Tip To How to Make Your Life and Writing Life Better

December 4th, 2018


Shaun: So, Carrie's not the best in the mornings and too much noise, clutter, extra to-do items pretty much throws her completely off her game.

Carrie: One of the reasons that the dogs and I do daily motivating thoughts …

Cow Hugging, Writing, Okay Cupid and Rural Legends

November 26th, 2018


So, honestly, this podcast is weird. We sound like we're on illegal drugs, but we aren't sure why. Our brains just weren't working. Sadly, Carrie's …

Tips on Not Being a Sucky Friend and How to Write Good Friendships

November 20th, 2018


In this latest episode of "Dogs are Smarter Than People," we talk about how to be a good friend and to write good friendships in your books and stories. Friendship and children's books are a pretty natural combination. …

Bonus Episode- Do You Share Your Toothbrush and the Towel of Poo

November 18th, 2018


Carrie and Shaun are still driving through the South and getting a little punchy. Thinking up book ideas like the Towel of Poo and ruminating about whether toothbrush sharing is gross or not. Check out Carrie’s blog at …

Is it sleep paralysis or is it a ghost? Either way, it was freaky

November 8th, 2018


It is a bonus podcast where weird things happen like potential ghosts, fishing and roadside painted purple Jesus!


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Stream Your Consciousness, Baby, Plus Shaun Goes Fishing

November 6th, 2018


Shaun: Two weeks ago we were hanging out at a friend's house and Carrie met a woman who was talking about writing, and how it helped her through some …

Advice About Writing Scary Stories and the Levels of Terror

October 30th, 2018


All sorts of different things scare different people. We’re breaking from our normal podcast format for Halloween and talking about our scary stories and what makes a story feel scary to us.

Stephen King said,

“I …

Three Tips to Facing Your Writing Fears

October 23rd, 2018


This past weekend was sort of scary.

Carrie's worst case scenario of presenting happened. She was scheduled to give a four-hour seminar on public …

Writers, Don't Let Them Make You Sit Down, Take Your Shot

October 16th, 2018


A long time ago, our daughter Em was taking karate, which was the only martial art available then in our town.

She was eight years old and tiny.

The …

Stupid Writing Tips are Stupid

October 9th, 2018


Trust yourself. Some writing gurus are... Well, there's no once size fits all about writing edicts and adjectives are not the devil.

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Be the Flamingo of Change for Your Characters And Yourself

October 2nd, 2018


Dogs are Smarter Than People is the quirky podcast about writing life and dogs and marriage, too.


Remember that kindness, that telling moment of giving or empathy? T. hat makes the characters you …

Writing Life Can Be Awesome

September 21st, 2018


Writing tips. Life tips. Quirky as heck. It is our first and maybe most authoritative episode


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How to Hook Your Readers With Memorable Characters

August 14th, 2018


Hooking Your Readers by Making Memorable Characters. Plus, horrible panelist types. Plus, Death Grip Eye. It's an awesome episode.

So, when you read a book, and you remember a book, a lot of the time it isn’t the plot …

It's Book Release Day and Carrie Can't Handle It

August 10th, 2018


In the latest episode of "Dogs Are Smarter Than People," Carrie talks about Book Release Day, her lack of celebration ability, and explains what Conflicting Wants are and how they are good for story. Shaun disagrees. A …

Episode 2

July 6th, 2018


Join an internationally bestselling children's book author (Carrie Jones) and her down-home husband and their dogs as they try to live a happy, better life by being happier, better people . You can use those skills in …

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