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Episode 15: Sandra Beasley

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This week Celia is AWOL, but Brigid and Dan are holding down the fort. They discuss Not A Pipe Publishing, a house that has committed itself to only publishing women authors, as well as the gross male YA authors that necessitate such a commitment. Then, Dan talks with poet and writer Sandra Beasley about her work in Washington DC and her how she kept writing while holding down a 9-5 desk job. Plus: The Nebula Award nominees, publishing opportunities, activity in Bloomington's literary scene, and our very first "Book of the Week." Don't forget to support us on Patreon/ko-fi!

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This is a JAM-PACKED episode as we reach the best single day in the entire year: HALLOWEEN!

Light the pumpkins, spice the cider, and get ready for two hours of spooky, scary goodness!

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October 30th, 2018


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Episode 26: New Dimensions of Fear w/ Joseph Van Buren

October 19th, 2018


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Episode 25: The Romantic Fantasy of Self Publishing w/ C.A. Worley

September 27th, 2018


0:00 Hi's Hello's and Many Meetings

Brigid has a new job!

7:29 Self-Publishing Discussion

28:00 Interview with CA Worley

1:15:00 Publishing Opportunities

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Episode 24: Back To School w/ Monica Carter from Lambda Literary

September 11th, 2018


Happy September! We're all hyped up for fall and hope you crazy kids are happy to back in school, or hype to not be in school as the case may be. …

WTS Drabbles: "Lost Highways" with D. Alexander Ward

September 6th, 2018


Do you get scared when you're out on the road, no cars in sight, with nothing but your headlights and a few stars between you and the crushing dark around you? Then you may just like "Lost Highways," the latest …

Episode 23: Forging Your Writing Identity w/ Robin Sinclair

August 28th, 2018


It's Dan's first episode back in Kansas! He and Brigid are back this week with a full report on the Hugo Awards as well as a discussion on the …

Episode 22: Scratching The Writing Itch feat. Christa Carmen

August 16th, 2018


There's a lot of ways that we can fill our need to write. In this episode, Brigid and Dan discuss a few ways to use your skills in non traditional ways. Dan reports from GenCon and we discuss how games like Dungeons …

Episode 21: Healing the World Through Words w/ Lesléa Newman

July 29th, 2018


Dan and Brigid hold it down this week as they interview acclaimed poet and children's book author Lesléa Newman. They discuss her education with the …

Episode 20: The Power of Community w/ Dan Lopez from Lambda Literary

July 15th, 2018


In this episode: Brigid puts away some graphs, Celia's brains leak out of her ears, and Dan commits troop crimes. Then, an interview with LA-based writer Dan Lopez on community, Lambda Litfest, and surviving in the wake …

Episode 19: Lesbian Poetics w/ Mary Meriam & Carolyn Boll from Lavender Review

June 23rd, 2018


Lean and clean this week as Dan flies solo with an interview-only episode. No extra biz, no guff. Just our guests. And we've got a hell of a pair of …

Episode 18: Queering Our Writing w/ Tara Shea Burke

June 14th, 2018


Boy, have we got an episode for you. Brigid and Dan do a deep dive into writing as bisexuals, the value of queer characters, and what still needs to be done on the representation front. Then, Dan talks with Tara Shea …

WTS Drabbles: Fanfic and Fandom w/ Gretchen Ellis from The Fandomentals

May 26th, 2018


The second installment of our interview series features writer, editor, and self-described bisexual nerd Gretchen Ellis, Managing Editor for The …

Episode 17: Is An MFA Right For You?

April 22nd, 2018


In this episode: Dan nerds out over Balrogs, Celia is finally heard, and Brigid goes full librarian on us. Our main subject this week is the MFA. …

Episode 16: Matt Ijac

April 1st, 2018


In this episode: Brigid yells about fanfiction, Dan forgets how to talk, and Celia rises from the grave. Plus: A discussion about Lonely Christopher and his...unique views on writing, an interview with crime writer and …

Episode 14: The Changing Face of Fiction

January 31st, 2018


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Episode 13: New Beginnings

January 20th, 2018


The podcast gets a new face new voices as former guests Brigid Phillips and Celia Daniels join Dan as co-hosts. The three discuss the 2017 Bad Sex Awards In Fiction, our favorite writing …

Episode 12: Halloween Special

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Episode 11: Scott Silk from Tales to Terrify

October 23rd, 2017


In the second installment of our special series on horror writing, I interview Editor and Horror fan Scott Silk about his work at Tales to Terrify, …

Episode 10: Erin al-Mehairi From Sinister Grin Press

October 8th, 2017


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Episode 9: Finding Your Inspiration

September 17th, 2017


Special episode this week with some tips for writers who want to be inspired but haven't gotten that spark yet. Also: The Man Book Prize shortlist, the NYT Fiction Bestsellers, and some upcoming opportunities for …

Episode 8: Sarah Rhea Werner From The "Write Now" Podcast

September 10th, 2017


This week, I talk with ghostwriter and podcaster Sarah Rhea Werner about writing, podcasting, and the realities we face when pursuing a creative career. Also: News, the Small Press Distribution Fiction Bestsellers, and …

Episode 7: Sasha Smith

August 27th, 2017


A fantastic episode this week as I talk with Bronx poet Sasha Smith, who had a rather nontraditional journey to writing. We discuss identity, the power of being seen, and her work invigorating the Bronx creative scene. …

Episode 6: Brigid Phillips

August 20th, 2017


We take a dip into professional development this week with a lively discussion about internships. I give you some tips I've picked up to help you make the most of your internship search, and experienced writer and …

Episode 5: Kacie Swierk

August 13th, 2017


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Episode 2: Andrew Maben

August 9th, 2017


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Episode 4: Sanya Ali

July 21st, 2017


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Episode Three: Celia Daniels

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In this episode, I interview poet, essayist, and speculative fiction author Celia Daniels. Also this episode: Special Report from the IU Writers …

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