Writing Tips and Writerly Musings

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

82 episodes of Writing Tips and Writerly Musings since the first episode, which aired on August 20th, 2020.

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    Visiting Home: A Holiday Story

    December 14th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 25 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, stories, writers, writing, writing tips

    The first year after I moved out, going home for the holidays was a little different. In this special holiday episode, I share a memory'

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    Plotting and Planning for 2018

    December 11th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 7 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share my goals and plans for 2018.

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    6 Tips To Recharge your Creative Energies

    December 7th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  3 mins 22 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    Eventually, we all need a break. In today's episode, I discuss 6 ways you can recharge your creative energies.

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    Morgan's 2017 Retrospective

    December 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  12 mins 18 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, goals, retrospectives and resolutions, writers, writing, writing tips, year end

    In this flashback episode, I share what my plans for 2017 were... and the realities.

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    So You've Finished Your Rough Draft. Now What?

    November 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 13 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    When a writer finishes a rough draft, they often feel like celebrating -- but they also know they've got a LOT of editing ahead. In this episode, I talk about the ways to handle the end of a draft, and what your next steps could be.

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    Gratitude

    November 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 10 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, gratitude, holiday, thanksgiving, writers, writing, writing tips

    In this flashback to 2017, here are the things I'm thankful for.

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    What NaNoWriMo Gives You -- Win OR 'Lose'

    November 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  10 mins 6 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    While not everyone who tries NaNoWriMo ends the month with 50,000 words or more, that doesn't mean those who don't are 'losers'. In this episode, I talk about what NaNoWriMo gives you, win or 'lose'.

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    Second Book Problems

    November 23rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  8 mins 51 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, sequels, writers, writing, writing tips

    As writers, most of us want people to read our work and love it. But sometimes? That means we have to write a sequel! Today's episode talks about all the things you might run into when you start writing that sequel -- planned, or unplanned.

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    How One Writer Made It Through NaNoWriMo

    November 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  6 mins 17 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    In a flashback to my most successful -- in terms of wordcount - NaNoWriMos, I talk about how I managed to make it to a NaNo-and-a-half in one month.

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    How To Write? You Do You!

    November 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  9 mins 42 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    There are more ways to write a novel than there are writers -- and what worked last time, may not work this time. In this episode, I talk about all the advice out there -- and ways you can use and adapt them to work for you.

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    Maintaining Your Momentum

    November 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 54 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    You had a great idea for a story, you sat down to write it, and away you went. At first, everything just flowed out of you, but usually, at least for me, somewhere around 12,000 words, my writing starts to turn into a chore. Here's wishing you luck.

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    Getting Your Words Out

    November 9th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 54 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    To be a writer, you need two things -- time to write and the ability to get the words on the paper to share the story you want to tell. Of course, it's a lot harder than that, but in this episode, I'll be talking about ways to make time for your writing, and ways to keep the story moving forward.

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    So You Wanna Be A Writer?

    November 2nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  4 mins 23 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, nanowrimo, writers, writing, writing tips

    The primary difference between aspiring authors and actual writers is the number of words on the page. (Getting published on the other hand? Is a whole different can of worms.) In this episode, I talk about how NaNoWriMo -- or National Novel Writing Month can help.

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    Twas The Week Before NaNo

    October 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  3 mins 36 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    In this seasonal parody poem, Morgan describes the prep process that many writers go through, in the run up to NaNoWriMo.

    Best of luck to all the writers out there trying for 50,000 words in November!

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    How To Create A New Mythology (or Religion)

    October 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 49 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, writers, writing, writing tips

    When creating worlds, we get to create new cultures, new peoples with their own beliefs and their own myths. In this episode, I share tips which aspects you should really consider when creating your own religion.

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    Top 7 Tips For Quick Query Rejections

    October 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  5 mins 56 secs
    beta-reading, books, critique, querying, writers, writing, writing tips

    If you're querying agents, on your way to becoming traditionally published, there are 7 things you can do to guarantee a quick rejection.