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We're reading the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels by Robert Jordan! We read them when we were younger, but now we are wiser. Why? Because they're so much fun! Adventure, magic, battles, politics, treachery, horses, braid-pulling... these books are top flight entertainment. They're also, as the kids say these days, "problematic". We'll dig into it as we go. We read about 5 chapters every episode, and we recap the events of the story, so you don't have to read along unless you want to. ...
 
Welcome to The Wheel Weaves Podcast!! The Wheel Weaves is a Wheel of Time podcast suitable for first time readers. Join Dani and Brett as they journey into the series for chapter analysis, character break-downs, and (probably wrong) predictions - all from the perspective of a WoT First Time Reader. Guided by Brett, the long-time super fan, Dani reads through the series knowing absolutely nothing! No spoilers here!
 
Writing Class Radio is for people who love stories and who get inspired by hearing other people tell their stories and who wants to learn a little bit about how to write their own stories. You'll hear students write their way to the truth. And you'll hear students trying to deal as we follow them outside of class and into their real lives. Plus you'll hear all the juicy stuff that happens in writing class---resistance, crying, break-throughs, connection. There's no better way to understand o ...
 
If you want to know how bestselling authors find the time to write their books, the methods they use to be productive and how they find their ideas you will love this podcast. Writing coach Azul Terronez shares interviews with clients such as Pat Flynn, of the Smart Passive Income, Jon Vroman, of the Front Row Factor, and Dana Malstaff of Boss-Mom, Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies. Learn from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling authors. Want to get behind th ...
 
It’s a podcast on writing for anyone who’s “not a writer.” Best-selling author and Founder of Find Your Voice Allison Fallon explores the power of the written word to create change in yourself, your community, and in the world through interviews with authors, reviews of powerful books, and short motivational prompts to get you moving in the right direction.
 
tWoTcast is the Wheel of Time podcast featuring Jono, Joe and Tom. Enjoy rereads and commentary of the Wheel of Time book series written by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. Also, LIVE shows from conventions, rereads of other book series and other general nerd culture discussions.
 
How do I write a book? How do I create compelling characters that readers will love? How do I build a believable world for my story? What does it even mean to write a story that works? Do you have any writing tips? These are just some of the big questions that developmental editor and book coach, Savannah Gilbo, digs into on the Fiction Writing Made Easy Podcast. Each week, Savannah shares actionable tools, tips, and strategies that will help you write, edit, and publish your book. So, wheth ...
 
C-SPAN brings together best-selling nonfiction authors and influential interviewers for wide-ranging, hour- long conversations. Find this podcast every Saturday after 10 pm ET. From C-SPAN, the network that brings you "Lectures in History" and "Q&A" podcasts.
 
Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on "Good Morning America," which led him to try something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He went on to write the bestselling book, "10% Happier." In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers -- from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond me ...
 
The independent-minded book review magazine that combines good looks, good writing and a personal approach. Slightly Foxed introduces its readers to books that are no longer new and fashionable but have lasting appeal. Good-humoured, unpretentious and a bit eccentric, it’s more like a well-read friend than a literary magazine. Come behind the scenes with the staff of Slightly Foxed to learn what makes this unusual literary magazine tick, meet some of its varied friends and contributors, and ...
 
Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
Sam and Will discuss the Wheel of Time book series and the upcoming television series. We like to keep it light, because if you like fantasy you're probably looking for an escape. We will never talk politics and we try to make content that you can listen to with your niece and nephew. We will often bring up other nerd culture things if we think they're related - like Marvel, GoT, Star Wars, LoTR, Harry Potter, Star Trek etcetera. We will compare WoT to other fantasy book series. If you're st ...
 
Currently Reading is a podcast dedicated to the love of books and reading. Two bookish friends discuss what’s on their nightstands, in their earbuds, and on their Kindles right now, in addition to books they’ve loved forever, and a variety of other readerly topics. Looking for your next great book? You'll find tons of book recommendations every week.
 
The Stacks is your one stop shop to talk books and reading. Guests will join the host, Traci for two episodes of bookish conversations. In their first episode guests will talk about their reading habits, likes and dislikes, and much more. In their second episode, they'll discuss The Stacks Book Club (TSBC) pick. Get ready for fun and thoughtful conversations about books and reading. Make sure to check the website www.thestackspodcast.com for more details, including upcoming The Stacks Book C ...
 
Welcome to Goosebuds! A podcast where your hosts Paul, Chad, and Kevin dig into the Young Adult Literature worlds of R.L. Stine and give them the deep critique and respect they deserve. They also get too scared sometimes and cover 90s culture instead. Come join us and re-discover the stories you grew up with or jump in for the first time.
 
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Interview with the poet Maggie Smith, whose new collection of poems, is Goldenrod (One Signal). This week’s Write the Book Prompt, suggested by my guest, Maggie Smith, is based on the work of Joe Brainard, who wrote the book I Remember. The book is essentially prose poetry, and each line begins with the words “I remember.” Maggie says that the idea…
 
EPISODE 266I The lovely Rachel Hauck joins us again today to talk about the disciplines of writing. There are so many things we need to juggle to write a book, to have a writing career, to create our art in a way that brings us more joy than frustration. Today we talk about some of the bigger things to keep in mind as a writer. This episode will he…
 
Part 5 in our Journey to the West Series, Rob and Lee take a look at Chapters 59-61, one of the most important fights in the book. In these chapters, Monkey struggles to take the fan from the aptly named Princess Iron Fan. With the fan, he can extinguish the fire on the, again, aptly named, the Fire Mountians and continue his journey west. But ther…
 
We reveal our new 'Rules for Writing' - six ideas to inspire, excite, and to break! The musician and songwriter Damon Albarn - and award-winning poets Don Paterson and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett - all join Ian McMillan to illustrate these provocations, which are designed to help launch a new era of poetry, story-writing and performance. The composer an…
 
Tuon is exercising her power, Mat is exercising his horses, and Perrin is adjusting to normal life. Faile has a poignant ceremony to remember the friends she killed to get home. Then Rand has an incredibly painful lesson about why you don't keep Forsaken in the home. Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan. Support…
 
Accepting the unpleasant: easier said than done. Joseph demonstrates how to overcome reactivity and build the skill of acceptance. About Joseph Goldstein: Joseph is one of the most respected meditation teachers in the world -- a key architect of the rise of mindfulness in our modern society -- with a sense of humor to boot. In the 1970's, he co-fou…
 
The BTS team discusses how Amélie fits into a specific era of whimsical films, how it achieves its bittersweet tone, and how its romantic plot opens up the main characters to the larger community around them. Sponsor To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/BeyondTheScreenplay/and sign up for free. The first 200 people that visit …
 
Perhaps it was penance that brought Pierce Brosnan back to Stephen King’s Dominion. After leading 1992’s The Lawnmower Man, an “adaptation” whose producers King sued in a bid to get his name removed, the actor signed onto director Mick Garris’ 2011 miniseries Bag of Bones. Join Losers Randall Colburn, Mel Kassel, and Dan Pfleegor as they spend a go…
 
Lexie Elliott graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she swam and played waterpolo at university, and later swam the English Channel solo. She works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. How to Kill Your Best Friend is her most recent releas…
 
It gets close to kill your darlings, but if you've been working on a book for years and years, you might want to try a fresh story. No one says you have to abandon it. Don't forget to join us live on Twitch, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm Eastern! August 31, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 59 (Episode 610) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.…
 
A lot of people who have always wanted to write a book end up not writing one because they’re stuck in this phase of whether they should go the traditional publishing route or do self-publishing. Today's episode will focus on how to know what publishing path is right for you: traditional publishing or self-publishing? What We Discuss Today: Knowing…
 
Scott and Karl finish their discussion of “Good and Evil, Good and Bad,” the first essay from Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals. Nietzsche demonstrates that the Christian world is steeped in false piety and infected with slave morality. Slave morality is based on resentment over the beauty, wisdom, power, and glory of the master clas…
 
Have you ever voiced an idea or opinion, and then wished you could take it back? As people who like sharing our stories with the world, we've likely all said or written something that we wish we hadn't. Our opinion changed, or we realized how we negatively influenced others. When this happens, it's tempting to wonder if sharing our stories is worth…
 
This week, Lucy Dallas and Toby Lichtig are joined by the critic and gym-sceptic Irina Dumitrescu to consider a clutch of books about fitness – how it came to be the industry it is, what it means to us, even what the smell of sweat does; Alex Clark, a regular contributor to the TLS’s fiction pages, runs through this year’s Booker Prize shortlist, j…
 
Bestselling book coach Jennie Nash has inspired hundreds of novelists, and in her new book Blueprint for a Book she makes the case for writers defining the foundational elements of their story before writing. She also answers listener questions on self-editing, first drafts, second drafts, getting an agent, writing stand-alones and series, and how …
 
The Dark Ages, Late Antiquity, the late Roman . . . however you define the years spanning the fall of Rome, the period is rich in stories, real or reimagined. In this episode Dr Andy Merrills, Associate Professor of Ancient History, joins the Slightly Foxed team to cast light on the surviving literature. We begin with Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fa…
 
Jill Louise Busby is an writer, filmmaker, and the person behind the now defunct "Jill is Black" account on Instagram. She joins The Stacks to discuss her debut book, Unfollow Me: Essay in Complicity. Our conversation examines the complexities of audience in relation to worth, real life vs. internet life, and the need for balance. You can find link…
 
Happiness levels are really high when we’re young. They then steadily dip through our 20s, 30s, and 40s, and bottom out in our early 50s–at which point, they make a sharp and sudden rise. Then, through our 60s, 70s, and 80s, they are way above where we were in our youth. Why is this? Why do we get happier even as our bodies are falling apart? Here’…
 
Estimated reading time: 16 minutes When I first got started in this book marketing business, I read every book Seth Godin wrote on marketing. He was the number-one guru. Once I finished reading his books, I started reading every marketing book he had endorsed. When Michael Hyatt wrote his book, Platform, he knew there were a lot of people like me w…
 
In this week’s episode, Kendra and Jaclyn discuss Incarceration Nations and A Prison By Any Other Name. Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra …
 
Our coverage of Stephen King's 1998 novel Bag Of Bones continues. In the second part, the Losers move beyond the History and the Hook to meet the heroes and villains, share what made them feel miserable, visit the Sematary, chown down on some gooey poundcake, stroll through King's Dominion, and, yes, give their final thoughts. Follow us on Facebook…
 
In this episode, Dani and Brett discuss chapter 53 and 54 of The Fires of Heaven. We would like to acknowledge and thank our Executive Producers Brandy and Aaron Kirkwood, Andre the Man in White Chad Welsh, Sean McGuire, Rikky Morrisette, Janes and Albert Lorenzo! We would like to welcome Eddie Costello to our Executive Producer Team! We want to we…
 
In this bonus mini-episode, Rachael talks about how to actually break free from your outline and get down to the good stuff: actually fast-drafting. How do you start? What does skeletoning your work look like? When do you know you’re ready? Don’t miss this episode, brought to you by Rachael’s awesome patrons. How Do You Write Podcast: Explore the p…
 
An interview from the archives with the author Jessica Hendry Nelson, who has a new book out - co-authored with fellow former Write the Book Guest Sean Prentiss: Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, just out from Bloomsbury. During this interview, we talked about her memoir, If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Count…
 
On this week’s episode of Currently Reading, Meredith and Mindy are discussing: Bookish Moments: kids reading to parents and grandparents blowing a budget Current Reads: family drama and non-fiction and slapdash thrillers Deep Dive: Meredith and Mindy explore the feelings around a favorite author’s new release Book Presses: a new release that needs…
 
Here’s a thought experiment: how would you handle it if you got a terrible diagnosis? Of course, many of us have no choice but to find out. This is the situation Suleika Jaouad faced when she got gravely ill at a very young age. She had to figure out how to have a sense of agency when so much was out of her control, and how to stay awake and presen…
 
Sarah Denzil is the million-copy bestselling author of Silent Child, and its sequel Stolen Girl is premiering on audio first. We discuss writing at work, writing in notebooks, how feedback boosted her confidence, and recording and releasing audiobooks in various formats, including multi-voice recordings and dramatisations. In this episode you will …
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, C.L. Polk, Charlotte Forfieh, and Mary Robinette KowalOur third M.I.C.E. Quotient episode asks about the "Inquiry" element, and the ways in which we can use this element to structure our stories—whether we're writing murder mysteries, thrillers, or anything else in which the turning of pages asks and eventually answers questi…
 
We got a new Brandon Sanderson book this year already, and it is Lux! It is an Audible original set in the Reckoners universe, and it's time for us to talk about it. Overall we liked it, but we obviously get into the weeds, because it's Shardcast. Spoilers for the original Reckoners trilogy (Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity) here, but if you hav…
 
What caused student loan debt in the U.S. to rise to more than a trillion dollars? Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell talks about this growing debt for parents and students with NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy C-SPAN
 
EPISODE 265I Bestselling author DiAnn Mills returns to share with us tips from her new book, Exploring the Art of Character. DiAnn believes a good bestselling book must have characters that we want to follow and learn more about. She gives us lots of ideas on how to dig deeper during the interview, and there are exercises at the end of each chapter…
 
Rand/Lews Therin meets Moridin/Ba'alzamon/Ishamael in a relatively laid-back hell dream. The Elaida decides to have a debate with Egwene in front of the Aes Sedai leadership, which is like a penguin deciding to debate a polar bear. Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan. Support us on Patreon! Music: Treasures of …
 
Today’s meditation is animated by two profound insights. The first is that we don’t just tend to listen to our inner critic–we tend to believe it. And the second is that the path forward requires us to treat our inner critic with compassion and kindness. About La Sarmiento: La Sarmiento is a meditation teacher and board president at the Insight Com…
 
In this episode, Dani and Brett discuss chapters 51 and 52 of The Fires of Heaven. We would like to acknowledge and thank our Executive Producers Brandy and Aaron Kirkwood, Andre the Man in White Chad Welsh, Sean McGuire, Rikky Morrisette, Janes and Albert Lorenzo! We want to welcome Alex, Melissa, TK Focht and Matt Truss to The Wheel Weaves Patreo…
 
The BTS team once again welcomes back Sage Hyden (Just Write) to discuss how Ex Machina controls the information it reveals to the audience, the clever design of Ava’s character, and how the film invites varied readings of its deeper meaning. Show Notes Sage's YouTube channel, Just Write: https://www.youtube.com/user/mythicalsage Beyond the Screenp…
 
Bag Of Bones is many things: Gothic ghost story, queasy romance, legal thriller, meditation on grief, and a ghastly reminder that the sins of the father are to be laid upon the children. It’s also horny. Really horny. Join the Losers as they shack up in Sara Laughs for a sprawling, two-part discussion of the novel’s tumultuous publication history, …
 
New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins has sold 4.5 million books worldwide and is published in more than two dozen languages around the world. Her two most recent novels were each selected as People magazine’s “Pick of the Week.” Kristan is also a cohost of the Crappy Friends podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female…
 
This week, Scott and Karl begin their discussion of “Good and Evil, Good and Bad,” the first essay from Friedrich Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals. This essay questions the value of our moral concepts and examines their evolution. Karl says, "Evil is not the same as bad. Once you figure that out, the rest of the essay is easier for you." Niet…
 
Have you ever asked, "When is my big break?" Thad has been a musician for years, and he was about to move on in his life when he got a call from Jimmy Fallon. This episode Thad shares how he, an artist who was about to stop making music, got onto Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show, and spoke to millions with his music. Art transforms us, and it transform…
 
Kristen and Jolenta talk to Love to See It's Emma Gray and Claire Fallon about who is (and is not) a real celebrity. Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kris…
 
Shayna Hammond is a leadership and life coach who has developed thousands of leaders within the education and nonprofit sectors for nearly 20 years. She's the Founder and CEO of Lead for Liberation and Shayna Renee, a coaching practice dedicated to creating spaces, methods and conditions for black women in leadership to thrive. What We Discuss with…
 
Lucy Dallas and Michael Caines are joined by Dennis Duncan, the author of ‘Index, A History of the’, to discuss how we navigate the contents between books' covers, taking in alphabets, concordances, ancient search engines and much more; What is Substack: a publishing start-up or a reboot of a nineteenth-century literary idea?; and the writer and tr…
 
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