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Episode #15 – Oh, the Places You’ll Write: The band is back together and this week Bri hosts a hot mess of a conversation about the importance of research!

Episode #14 – Assholery – a Tale of Crispy Marshmallows: This week we talk about everyone’s favorite tropes: hate-to-love and assholes with hearts of gold! We break down what the formula is for these tropes, why we love them, and cry about our examples for the entirety of the episode. This was recording in loving memory of Maggie Derrick, who succumbed to the plague and was unable to be with us during this episode. (We had some technical difficulties at minute 16, so bear with us!)

Episode #13 – Revisions aka Once More, With Feeling: We’re back! After a longer than expected hiatus, the WIP team (minus Rey. Boo to allergies) jumps right back into things. This week the topic is revisions and the listener questions are plentiful.

Episode #12 – Hard Work VS Good Luck: Is there some kind of algorithm for success in the creative industry? Rey leads this discussion about hard work, good luck, and the truth behind common misconceptions.

Episode #11 – You Can Pants If You Want To: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Or maybe you’re a plantser? However you write, Bri wants you to know there’s no wrong way to do it. Also, this episode is totally haunted and we’re very sorry!

Episode #10 – Procrastination Station: Athena hosts this conversation about procrastination. the WIP team talks about what makes them avoid doing the work and tricks for getting over it.

Episode #9 – SUCCESS!: Maggie takes something ugly and turns it into a thoughtful discussion about how we determine and measure success in our creative pursuits.

Episode #8 – What’s Up, 2018?: Technical difficulties won’t stop Rey from hosting this timely chat about our creative goals! Here’s how we won and failed in 2017, and how we’re going to make 2018 kick ass.

Episode #7 – The Pen Name Game: Bri’s thinking about taking on a pen name. She hosts this week’s discussion about the whys and why-nots and other best practices of playing the pen name game.

Episode #6 – Smut Smut, Baby: Romance author in residence, Athena leads a fun and steamy conversation about writing smut.

Episode #5 – Anarchy in NA: We’re sober again and Athena is back! Maggie hosts our highly anticipated conversation the New Adult age category in fiction.

Episode #4: A special two-hour episode in which Rey, Bri, and Maggie get drunk and talk about queer shit. Athena is still on vacay because she’s fabulous.

Episode #3: A meandering conversation about querying! This is another long episode because we go off the rails a few times but we swear there’s a lot of useful info in it!

Episode #2: Time to talk about building your characters from the ground up and killing your darlings *cue evil laughter and faint weeping*

Episode #1: An introduction to your lovely hosts, what they’re working on, what it means to be “published”, and how we feel about “failing” NaNoWriMo 2017!