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Method and Muse Podcast

Paul A. Cagle

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Welcome to Method and Muse podcast, a podcast for writers-in-process! join us for a clever and commiserating twist on topics related to writing from the POVs of our four writers in dogged pursuit of The Dream! Join Paul Cagle, Becky and Lance Bumgardner and Melody Wingfield as they share tips, tricks and tales from the road to help you find your method and follow your muse.

Latest Episodes

27 What Was That Noise

EEPISODE 27: What Was That Noise? – Building TensionOn this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss creating tension in your work. What are the different types of tension? How can you create tension for your readers? Can you have too much tension? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

35 MIN3 days ago
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27 What Was That Noise

26 Dr Frankenstein, I Presume

EEPISODE 26: Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume – Creating Stories with MonstersOn this episode, join Lance, Mel, Paul, and Becky as they discuss monsters and how to add them to a story. How do you go about creating a monster for your story? What types of motivation would a monster have? What are some examples of new literary monsters? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

41 MIN1 weeks ago
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26 Dr Frankenstein, I Presume

25 Ghosted By The Muse

EEPISODE 25: Ghosted By The Muse – Writer’s Block: Real or Myth?On this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss dealing with the dreaded “Writer’s Block”. How is it Defined? What causes it? How can you get past it? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

35 MIN2 weeks ago
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25 Ghosted By The Muse

24 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt 2

EEPISODE 24: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – World Building Pt. 1On this episode, join Becky, Lance, Mel, and Paul as they discuss world-building for your story. What do you do after you’ve created a map/setting for your story? What aspects of civilization, if any, do you want to develop in your world? How do you handle adding magic or tech to your world? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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24 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt 2

23 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt1

EEPISODE 23: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – World Building Pt. 1On this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss world-building for your story. What exactly is world building? How does it affect your story? How do you do it? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

41 MINSEP 14
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23 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt1

22 I Can't See Straight

EEPISODE 22: I Can’t See Straight – Writing LGBTQOn this episode, join Lance, Becky, Mel, and Paul as they discuss writing LGBTQ characters. Should you be gay to write a gay character? Why should you include LGBTQ characters into your story? Should you even try to include these characters? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINSEP 7
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22 I Can't See Straight

21 That's What She Said

EEPISODE 21: That’s What She Said! – Writing DialogueOn this episode, join Mel, Paul, Becky, and Lance as they discuss writing dialogue. Is the word “said” good or bad? How do you write good dialogue? How can you become better at it? Listen to find out their opinions on these matters. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 31
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21 That's What She Said

20 I'm Going to Science the Shit Out of This

EEPISODE 20: I’m Going to Science the Shit Out of This – Writing Science FictionOn this episode, join Lance, Paul, Becky, and Mel as they discuss writing quality science fiction. Do you have to know science to write science fiction? How important are details in sci-fi? What are the rules for writing science fiction? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 24
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20 I'm Going to Science the Shit Out of This

19 Mirror, Mirror on the Page

EEPISODE 19: Mirror, Mirror on the Page – Writing as self-DiscoveryOn this episode, join Mel, Paul, Becky, and Lance as they discuss Using writing as a means to self-discovery. What does writing teach you about yourself? Can writing expose your strengths and weaknesses? Do people think of you differently after they’ve read something you’ve written? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

37 MINAUG 17
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19 Mirror, Mirror on the Page

18 I Swear Officer, I'm Writing a Book

EEPISODE 18: I Swear Officer, I’m Writing a Book - Doing ResearchOn this episode, join Lance, Becky, Mel, and Paul as they discuss doing research for your work. Do you need to do research? What genres require the most amount of research? Can you do too much research? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 10
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18 I Swear Officer, I'm Writing a Book

Latest Episodes

27 What Was That Noise

EEPISODE 27: What Was That Noise? – Building TensionOn this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss creating tension in your work. What are the different types of tension? How can you create tension for your readers? Can you have too much tension? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

35 MIN3 days ago
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27 What Was That Noise

26 Dr Frankenstein, I Presume

EEPISODE 26: Dr. Frankenstein, I Presume – Creating Stories with MonstersOn this episode, join Lance, Mel, Paul, and Becky as they discuss monsters and how to add them to a story. How do you go about creating a monster for your story? What types of motivation would a monster have? What are some examples of new literary monsters? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

41 MIN1 weeks ago
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26 Dr Frankenstein, I Presume

25 Ghosted By The Muse

EEPISODE 25: Ghosted By The Muse – Writer’s Block: Real or Myth?On this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss dealing with the dreaded “Writer’s Block”. How is it Defined? What causes it? How can you get past it? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

35 MIN2 weeks ago
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25 Ghosted By The Muse

24 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt 2

EEPISODE 24: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – World Building Pt. 1On this episode, join Becky, Lance, Mel, and Paul as they discuss world-building for your story. What do you do after you’ve created a map/setting for your story? What aspects of civilization, if any, do you want to develop in your world? How do you handle adding magic or tech to your world? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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24 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt 2

23 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt1

EEPISODE 23: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – World Building Pt. 1On this episode, join Paul, Becky, Lance and Mel as they discuss world-building for your story. What exactly is world building? How does it affect your story? How do you do it? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

41 MINSEP 14
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23 We're Not in Kansas Anymore-Pt1

22 I Can't See Straight

EEPISODE 22: I Can’t See Straight – Writing LGBTQOn this episode, join Lance, Becky, Mel, and Paul as they discuss writing LGBTQ characters. Should you be gay to write a gay character? Why should you include LGBTQ characters into your story? Should you even try to include these characters? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINSEP 7
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22 I Can't See Straight

21 That's What She Said

EEPISODE 21: That’s What She Said! – Writing DialogueOn this episode, join Mel, Paul, Becky, and Lance as they discuss writing dialogue. Is the word “said” good or bad? How do you write good dialogue? How can you become better at it? Listen to find out their opinions on these matters. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 31
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21 That's What She Said

20 I'm Going to Science the Shit Out of This

EEPISODE 20: I’m Going to Science the Shit Out of This – Writing Science FictionOn this episode, join Lance, Paul, Becky, and Mel as they discuss writing quality science fiction. Do you have to know science to write science fiction? How important are details in sci-fi? What are the rules for writing science fiction? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 24
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20 I'm Going to Science the Shit Out of This

19 Mirror, Mirror on the Page

EEPISODE 19: Mirror, Mirror on the Page – Writing as self-DiscoveryOn this episode, join Mel, Paul, Becky, and Lance as they discuss Using writing as a means to self-discovery. What does writing teach you about yourself? Can writing expose your strengths and weaknesses? Do people think of you differently after they’ve read something you’ve written? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

37 MINAUG 17
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19 Mirror, Mirror on the Page

18 I Swear Officer, I'm Writing a Book

EEPISODE 18: I Swear Officer, I’m Writing a Book - Doing ResearchOn this episode, join Lance, Becky, Mel, and Paul as they discuss doing research for your work. Do you need to do research? What genres require the most amount of research? Can you do too much research? Listen to the show to hear their ideas on this topic. They'll have their regular segments Method to the Madness, Ask the Muse, and Feed The Fire. And some more of that accountability shit.Music: White Crow by XTaKeRuX is used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/White_Crow

39 MINAUG 10
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18 I Swear Officer, I'm Writing a Book