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The Writing Record

25 EpisodesProduced by J. AlejandroWebsite

Hello, I am J. Alejandro. I am documenting my creative process as I write and record. Come along as I problem solve my writing projects and other creative collaborations! Of course, let me know how you're staying creative with a day-job! You can find me here:https://twitter.com/jwriterechttps://www.… read more

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10.26.20 Pivot wisely, and improving organization

October 26th, 2020

21:37

Hello all,

If you hate listening, it's cool, here's the what I've learned this week:

  • Projects may be postponed, things may take longer than you …

10.19.20 - Letting family down, and how to learn from it

October 19th, 2020

17:04

Hey all!

I recorded this on Friday 10.16.20 because the schedule was a little wonky, but alas. I've had a week of deep thought and realignment. Have …

10.12.20 - Days off are the key

October 12th, 2020

16:17

Happy Monday folks!

Here's a fresh rambling on the most recent barriers to creativity. Also, I don't want to do a video version of The Writing Record …

10.5.20 Setbacks, and two reminders

October 5th, 2020

21:04

Trying out video once again for this episode of the Writing Record, if you want to subscribe to our podcast, https://idlewy.blog/the-writing-record/

Thanks!

j

9.28.20 Video Episode - Prioritizing the Spinning Plates

September 29th, 2020

35:05

Experiment time! I recorded a video episode! You should probably watch it instead as I am not sure if the audio only version makes sense on its own, …

9.20.20 - Vindication Episode: Children's Book Progress, Mini-Musical Almost Complete, Short Film Shot!

September 21st, 2020

27:51

Hey friends!

Please forgive the allergy voice, I am working on getting that taken care of. I just had such a great week and weekend that I couldn't …

9.8.20 - Elevate others to elevate yourself, and don't forget to Gather.

September 8th, 2020

26:04

Hello all!

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! If you don't want to listen, here's what I am affirming for myself today:

  • Bite-size projects …

8.25.20 - Solving the Hyphenate Problem, Get right about your North Star

August 25th, 2020

20:24

I love it when this podcast becomes a confessional. It has helped me sort a few things over the last couple of months, and hopefully, it will help …

8.17.20 - Reach Out, Start Small

August 17th, 2020

23:26

Hello all!

Some off the cuff thoughts about my week off and how it helps to just calibrate what's important in life and art.

  • Creative Community is …

8.3.20 - Cutting to 1000 Words, Humility, Monday Victories

August 4th, 2020

16:26
  • I cut down the children's book to 1000 words!

  • I am humbled and grateful by this project.

  • I'm tired, but I won Monday.

Much love,

j

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7.27.20 - Self care and time management venting session

July 27th, 2020

21:44

Happy Monday All!

Come along as I discuss a few attempts at self care this past week, as well as the tangle of projects in need of problem solving. …

7.20.20 - A small project with big lessons, and other children's book developments

July 20th, 2020

14:25

The hardest part about opening up about writing and how I problem solve, is finding the humility to vocalize my errors out loud. That's why I'm …

7.13.20 - Childrens Book Breakthrough + Poetry Collection Complete!

July 14th, 2020

28:25

Hi people!

  • I wanted to breakdown a massive breakthrough I had while writing the third draft of my children's book from scratch once again. I talk …

7.6.20 - Videotape Complete! And Lessons learned from Poetry

July 6th, 2020

21:37
  • I talk about this old script I brought back from the dead and submitted to a competition. You learn a lot about how far you've come when you …

6.22.20 - Videotape Play Submission and Other Pressing Matters

June 23rd, 2020

17:38

Hello,

I had something come up and I am working on it:

  • Reformatting my play "Videotape or Lupe at the End of the World" for a play contest.

  • Etc.

6.15.20 - Charlie Bird No More, Poetry Epiphanies, Rode Podcast Competition

June 15th, 2020

20:26

I had a fun filled weekend:

  • Massive road block with Charlie Bird, should have googled it sooner.

  • Poetry breakthrough

  • Rode Podcasting …

6.11.20 - Charlie Bird Typed Up, Publishing Options, Hyphenate Problems

June 12th, 2020

16:03

Can you tell I'm home? I get to record at lunch with ease, so many episodes!

  • Typing up Charlie Bird from the handwritten draft.

  • Publishing …

6.9.10 - Rejection and Distraction, Learning Poetry with Humility, The Tumble

June 9th, 2020

17:38

I forgot a few things about this weekend:

  • Poetry Rejections, keeping me humble and putting me in the right path to learn what poetry actually is …

6.8.20 - Poetry Chapbook Progress, Billy Collins Masterclass, Back to Charlie Bird

June 9th, 2020

21:42
  • Poetry Chapbook Progress. I took this week to gather my poems to put together a chapbook to self-publish. It was time.

  • Billy Collins Masterclass. …

6.3.20 - Self-Publishing a Chapbook, Poetry Submissions, The Act of Gathering

June 4th, 2020

23:04
  • While the children's book draft is in the rearview mirror, I take to assembling my first chapbook to self-publish!

  • Starting to keep an eye out …

5.30.20 - Charlie Bird, Draft 1 Complete! Now What?

May 30th, 2020

20:02

I finished the draft of the children's book the day I recorded the previous episode. Now what?

  • Drafts to make the text amazing.

  • Must find an …

5.27.20 - Charlie Bird: Organic Theme, A Memory, and Lunchtime

May 28th, 2020

15:03
  • Charlie Bird is coming along! Theme is a naturally occurring thing.

  • A memory of when I didn't recognize my Dad when I was six.

  • The things I do …

5.21.20 - An Introduction to Charlie Bird

May 21st, 2020

19:47
  • Testing my "cost-effective" lavalier mic for my ipod, so I can record on the go!

  • First project on the list: Charlie Bird: A Children's Book for …

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