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I Should Be Writing

Mur Lafferty

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I Should Be Writing

I Should Be Writing

Mur Lafferty

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Followers
331
Plays
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The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

Latest Episodes

Equipment - Rerun

The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

5 min2 w ago
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Equipment - Rerun

The Time Eater - Rerun

The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

5 min2 w ago
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The Time Eater - Rerun

WMUR - Wanting Nothing! - Rerun

Back to the spoof radio shows, this time we look at the soap opera, and how it gives us one of the basic things about characters. Namely- they've got to WANT something. Goal: 20,000

3 min3 w ago
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WMUR - Wanting Nothing! - Rerun

No Magic Bullets - Rerun

DESPITE what I posted yesterday about the power of placebos, you still have to do the work, sorry to say. Ain't nothing out there going to do it for you. And around this time you have to remember that. Just also remember you're not alone. Goal: 18,333

3 min3 w ago
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No Magic Bullets - Rerun

WMUR - The People's Placebo - Rerun

Do you need that cup of tea, or the right music, or your lucky Star Wars figure to sit beside your monitor so you can imagine it saying "you got this!" Whatever feather you need to hold in your trunk, if it helps you get the words done, then don't knock it. Goal: 16666

3 min3 w ago
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WMUR - The People's Placebo - Rerun

Write whenever you can - Rerun

I talk about good old Chuck Palahniuk and how he wrote Fight Club. If it's good enough for the NYT Bestseller then it's good enough for you! Or something more motivational. (He wasn't a bestseller when he wrote Fight Club, you know.)

4 min3 w ago
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Write whenever you can - Rerun

WMUR - Nonlinear Writing - Rerun

Write whatever scene is in your mind. Don't worry about whether it follows the last scene, or even if it's got the right characters. Just get the words down, and fix it in edits! Goal: 13333

2 min3 w ago
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WMUR - Nonlinear Writing - Rerun

Filler - Rerun

Now is the time to pull out all your description: food, drink, color, touch, adverbs, adjectives, spelling out contractions, etc. All of that and more. Get those words in, by any means necessary! Goal- 11666

5 min3 w ago
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Filler - Rerun

Distractions - Rerun

Should have run November 6. Considering how distracted/low energy I've been this week, I figured getting back to the daily show with a distractions episode was appropriate. Catching up with a lot of episodes today. Goal- 10,000 My wordcount- ...not 10k

9 min3 w ago
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Distractions - Rerun

Comparing yourself to others - Rerun

TL;DR - Don't. But the podcast is cleverer than that. Your wordcount is your own and that's OK. Me, I'm dealing with a lot of intensity with current events and confusion with my WiP. I'm behind. But I don't care. I am moving on the story and that's what matters. Goal: 8333

4 min3 w ago
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Comparing yourself to others - Rerun

Latest Episodes

Equipment - Rerun

The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

5 min2 w ago
Comments
Equipment - Rerun

The Time Eater - Rerun

The podcast for wanna-be fiction writers.

5 min2 w ago
Comments
The Time Eater - Rerun

WMUR - Wanting Nothing! - Rerun

Back to the spoof radio shows, this time we look at the soap opera, and how it gives us one of the basic things about characters. Namely- they've got to WANT something. Goal: 20,000

3 min3 w ago
Comments
WMUR - Wanting Nothing! - Rerun

No Magic Bullets - Rerun

DESPITE what I posted yesterday about the power of placebos, you still have to do the work, sorry to say. Ain't nothing out there going to do it for you. And around this time you have to remember that. Just also remember you're not alone. Goal: 18,333

3 min3 w ago
Comments
No Magic Bullets - Rerun

WMUR - The People's Placebo - Rerun

Do you need that cup of tea, or the right music, or your lucky Star Wars figure to sit beside your monitor so you can imagine it saying "you got this!" Whatever feather you need to hold in your trunk, if it helps you get the words done, then don't knock it. Goal: 16666

3 min3 w ago
Comments
WMUR - The People's Placebo - Rerun

Write whenever you can - Rerun

I talk about good old Chuck Palahniuk and how he wrote Fight Club. If it's good enough for the NYT Bestseller then it's good enough for you! Or something more motivational. (He wasn't a bestseller when he wrote Fight Club, you know.)

4 min3 w ago
Comments
Write whenever you can - Rerun

WMUR - Nonlinear Writing - Rerun

Write whatever scene is in your mind. Don't worry about whether it follows the last scene, or even if it's got the right characters. Just get the words down, and fix it in edits! Goal: 13333

2 min3 w ago
Comments
WMUR - Nonlinear Writing - Rerun

Filler - Rerun

Now is the time to pull out all your description: food, drink, color, touch, adverbs, adjectives, spelling out contractions, etc. All of that and more. Get those words in, by any means necessary! Goal- 11666

5 min3 w ago
Comments
Filler - Rerun

Distractions - Rerun

Should have run November 6. Considering how distracted/low energy I've been this week, I figured getting back to the daily show with a distractions episode was appropriate. Catching up with a lot of episodes today. Goal- 10,000 My wordcount- ...not 10k

9 min3 w ago
Comments
Distractions - Rerun

Comparing yourself to others - Rerun

TL;DR - Don't. But the podcast is cleverer than that. Your wordcount is your own and that's OK. Me, I'm dealing with a lot of intensity with current events and confusion with my WiP. I'm behind. But I don't care. I am moving on the story and that's what matters. Goal: 8333

4 min3 w ago
Comments
Comparing yourself to others - Rerun
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