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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:… read more

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10.26.20 Pivot wisely, and improving organization

October 26th, 2020


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


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


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


Trying out video once again for this episode of the Writing Record, if you want to subscribe to our podcast,



9.28.20 Video Episode - Prioritizing the Spinning Plates

September 29th, 2020


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


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


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


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


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

  • 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,


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7.27.20 - Self care and time management venting session

July 27th, 2020


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


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


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

  • 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



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


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


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


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

  • 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

  • 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


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

  • 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

  • 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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