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66 minutes | 2 years ago
90. Author Career: Public Persona
JJ and Kelly start a new series on Author Career, talking today about Author Persona--how do you craft one, and why should you craft one in the first place?
84 minutes | 2 years ago
89. How to Craft a Pitch (For Twitter Pitch Contests)
Kelly and JJ share all their tips and tricks for crafting pitches for Twitter Pitch Contests. How can you distill your book into 280 characters? We've got some ideas!
64 minutes | 2 years ago
88. Deep Dive into Children's Publishing II: MG vs. YA
JJ and Kelly continue to break down children's publishing by taking a closer look at MG and YA.
95 minutes | 2 years ago
87. Deep Dive into Children's Publishing I: Overview
JJ and Kelly start a new multi-episode series about children's publishing! From Picture Books all the way through New Adult and YA/Adult crossover titles, let's break down all the ins and outs of the fastest growing categories in publishing.
83 minutes | 2 years ago
86. Catching Up on Q&A
It's Q&A time! Should published authors review on Goodreads? Are you ever too old to launch a publishing career? How do you deal with rejection? JJ and Kelly answer these questions and more in today's episode.
74 minutes | 2 years ago
85. We're Back!
The PubCrawl podcast is officially back! JJ and Kelly reunite with a sprawling discussion about organization and goal setting as it applies to writing and publishing. JJ has kicked her reading rut at last, and Kelly is deeply in love with spreadsheets, per usual. We missed you!
14 minutes | 2 years ago
Announcement: Upcoming First Pages Live Show!
Popping back in to announce that we're kicking off the quarterly First Pages Live Critique for Patreon supporters on December 8th. You can submit your page for critique to firstname.lastname@example.org. The podcast proper will be retuning in the New Year, and we can't wait!
20 minutes | 3 years ago
Updates & Announcements!
After seven months long unintended absence, JJ and Kelly are BACK! (Well, we will be shortly, at any rate). Tune in for some exciting announcements about the future of the Pub Crawl Podcast! PS. we've really, really missed you.
70 minutes | 3 years ago
This week JJ and Kelly talk reviews, publishing's necessary evil. Bottom line? Reviews are not for authors. Repeat: REVIEWS ARE NOT FOR AUTHORS.
73 minutes | 3 years ago
83. Publishing Relationships
This week Kelly and JJ discuss Publishing Relationships, or how connections help the industry move forward. Also what happens if you get orphaned by your editor, if your agent isn't interested in representing your project, and more.
64 minutes | 3 years ago
82. Crafting Characters: Arcs
This week JJ and Kelly conclude their Crafting Characters series with NARRATIVE ARCS. Apologies for sounding scatterbrained; JJ was up until the wee hours trying (and failing) to kill a video game boss while Kelly has the plague.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
81. Crafting Characters: Relationships
This week Kelly and JJ continue with their Crafting Characters series with RELATIONSHIPS. If a tree falls in the middle of a wood and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If a character is fully realized but has no other characters to witness it, are they truly three-dimensional?
78 minutes | 3 years ago
80. Crafting Characters: Strengths & Weaknesses
After another unplanned hiatus, JJ and Kelly are back once again! (We'll never be gone forever, don't worry.) This week they continue their series on characterization, this time focusing on STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES or personality traits.
68 minutes | 3 years ago
79. Crafting Characters
This week Kelly and JJ discuss HOW to write compelling characters. Once again, we talk way too much about Dragon Age and Life is Strange. 😂
94 minutes | 3 years ago
78. So You've Published a Book—Now What?
So what is life like after your first book comes out, or as Kelly would say, when you're no longer the baby of the family? This week JJ and Kelly talk about expectations and the things that change in your life once you become published. As per usual, they are On Brand with some downer talk, but hey, you love listening to us for this, right? ...right? Also, be prepared for so much discussion of the Dragon Age video games. Lots of games, actually!
71 minutes | 3 years ago
77. Conferences & Festivals
The Thanksgiving holidays are over so we are back to a regular posting schedule! This week Kelly and JJ are discussing Conferences and Festivals: what they are, which ones are worth attending depending where you are in your career, etc.
64 minutes | 3 years ago
76. We're Back!
WE'RE BACK! JJ and Kelly have at long last found a way to be together...on the metaphorical airwaves, so to speak. Some catching and answering of questions are owed y'all. We think this is the return to our regularly scheduled podcast episodes, so stay tuned!
3 minutes | 4 years ago
Not Dead, Just Sleeping
Whoops. We kinda vanished on you.
62 minutes | 4 years ago
Kelly and JJ answer questions this week! What does it mean when an agent or editor follows you on twitter? How can you be an effective moderator for a panel? How can you cancel your book contract or break up with your agent? You've got questions, we've got answers!
60 minutes | 4 years ago
74. Archetypes: The Coming of Age Narrative
JJ and Kelly wrap up their Summer of Archetypes with Coming of Age narratives! Did you read and love The Pigman in middle school? We did. Also, we can't help but discuss the Handbook for Mortals/NYT Bestseller List shenanigans! If this episode seems particularly choppy, that's because we were interrupted several times by Kelly's 3 year old daughter, who makes a guest appearance in the bloopers.
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