The WIP Podcast

32 EpisodesProduced by Athena, Bri, Maggie Rey

Four creative friends talking about creative things! The WIP Podcast follows four writers as they deep dive on the creative topics that matter to them (and hopefully you too!)

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#32: Crash & Burn

September 17th, 2018


When we crash and burn and have to throw away parts of our writing, it can hurt - this episode we talk about how to get up and over that obstacle.

#31: Lather, Rinse, Revise

September 9th, 2018


On the heels of our first draft episode, we discuss the art of rewriting vs revisions and the handful of projects we have in these stages now.

Have …

#30: Everyone Remembers Their First (Draft)

September 2nd, 2018


It's time to stop hating on first draft. It's also time to stop being precious about them, too. In this episode the WIP Pod team talks about love and …

#29: WIPPOD, School of Witchcraft and Creativity

August 26th, 2018


Hey friends, welcome back to the WIP Pod! This week we're going back to school by sharing our favourite ways to continue our creative learning.

Have …

28 - Pew-Pew's of Love!

August 1st, 2018


Hey listeners, welcome back to the WIP Pod! This week we talk about falling in love with new projects, what we need to really get us to work on them and not just slap the idea in our slush pile.

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#27 - Home Is Where Your Desk Is

July 24th, 2018


Hey, WIP-per snappers! This week we talk about our writing and creative spaces and what we need to get into the zone! Some of us are needier than …

#26 - Regrets, We Have a Few

July 8th, 2018


This week Athena leads a conversation about regrets: things we wish we had known back when we started our creative journeys. It's not all doom and gloom though. Think of this episode as a session of creative therapy.


June 26th, 2018


Today we dig into something a liiiittle bit different than usual - fandom. We talk about The Good, The Bad, The Ugly...and of course, the fandom's that got us started and are keeping us going. From Fall Out Boy & …

#24 - Relaxing All Cool Outside...the Podcast?

June 12th, 2018


Since Maggie is off getting married, and Athena's with her, we have a special guest today! R. R. Campbell is here to talk to us about what we do when we aren't writing - in this case, how we "chill". The conversation …

#23 - Ending on a Cliffha-

June 3rd, 2018


Welcome gentle listeners, to today's episode - where your hosts chat about cliffs, hangers, where they go and what to do with them. Also, mostly talking about how many we hated and what makes cliffhangers worth it or …

#22: Talking the Long Game with Zoraida Cordova!

May 27th, 2018


This week the WIP team talks about nvaigating the publishing “long game” with special guest, Zoraida Cordova!

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#21: Get Your Brag On

May 15th, 2018


When it comes to creative pursuits, it can be easy to get down on yourself, especially when you don't think you're accomplishing as much as you'd like. But the truth is, we all have a lot to celebrate, so this week …

#20: We've Got Character

May 6th, 2018


Characters! Love them or hate them, they're the beating heart of any good story. This week Rey hosts an engaging convo about tips, tricks, and processes for creating compelling characters. Plus, we take a quick tangent …

#19: Be My Beta (Reader)

April 30th, 2018


Beta readers are such valuable parts of the writing process. Bri hosts this week's topic and covers what exactly beta readers do, how to find them, and how to be the best beta reader you can be!

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#18: Workin' 9 to 5 (or, Y'know, Whenever)

April 27th, 2018


Staying on top of your creative ambitions when you've got a full-time job is HARD. But creating full-time comes with its own unique challenges too. …

#17: Breakthroughs Not Break Downs

April 8th, 2018


This week is full of breakthroughs: not only do we FINALLY figure out our audio woes, but we also share our favourite writing breakthroughs with you! …

#16: Catch-Up Time!

March 29th, 2018


Rey pointed out that it's been a long time since we've filled everyone in on what we're working on, so that's exactly what we do in this episode!

Have …

#15: Oh, the Places You'll Write

March 18th, 2018


The band is finally back together and this week Bri leads a hot mess of a conversation about the importance of research!

Have questions or topic …

#14 Assholery - A Tale of Crispy Marshmallows

March 11th, 2018


This week we talk about everyone's favorite tropes: hate-to-love and assholes with hearts of gold! We break down what the formula is for these …

#13: Revisions aka Once More, With Feeling

March 4th, 2018


We're back! After a longer than expected hiatus, the WIP team (minus Rey. Boo to allergies) jumps right back into things. This week the topic is …

Episode #8 - What’s Up, 2018?

February 22nd, 2018


Technical difficulties won’t stop Rey from hosting this timely chat about our creative goals! Here’s how we won and failed in 2017, and how we’re …

#12: Hard Work VS Good Luck

February 5th, 2018


Is there some kind of algorithm for success in the creative industry? Rey leads this discussion about hard work, good luck, and the truth behind common misconceptions.

#11: You Can Pants If You Want

January 28th, 2018


Are you a plotter or a pantser? Or Maybe you’re a plantser? However you write, Bri wants you to know there’s no wrong way to do it. Also, this episode is totally haunted and we’re very sorry!

#10: Procrastination Station

January 27th, 2018


Athena hosts this conversation about procrastination. The WIP team talks about what makes them avoid doing the work and tricks for getting over it.

Episode #9 - SUCCESS!

January 14th, 2018


Maggie takes something ugly and turns it into a thoughtful discussion about how we determine and measure success in our creative pursuits.

Episode #7: The Pen Name Game

December 31st, 2017


Bri’s thinking about taking on a pen name. She hosts this week’s discussion about the whys and why-nots and other best practices of playing the pen name game. We answer a couple listener questions and go off on a couple …

Episode #6: Smut Smut Baby

December 26th, 2017


Romance writer in residence, Athena leads a fun and sexy conversation about writing smut!

Episode #5: Anarchy in NA

December 17th, 2017


We’re sober again and Athena is back! Maggie hosts our highly anticipated convo about the New Adult age category in fiction. BRACE YOURSELF FOR …

Episode #4

December 10th, 2017


Rey, Bri & Maggie get drunk and talk about queer shit. Athena is still on vacation. Strap in babes - this is a long one (with a surprise for …

Episode #3

December 2nd, 2017


This week Bri leads a conversation about querying! We go off the rails a few times, making this another long episode. But there’s a lot of useful …

Episode #2

November 26th, 2017


Time to talk about building your characters from the ground up and killing your darlings.

Episode #1

November 26th, 2017


An introduction to your lovely hosts, what they’re working on, what it means to be “published”, and how we feel about “losing” NaNoWriMo 2017.

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