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Read.Write.Repeat: a podcast for readers, writers, thinkers, and dreamers.
72 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Reading & Writing Rituals: Smelly Teens, Scared Neighbors, & Beaver Teeth-S3E6
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Rachel, and Kelsey talk about their reading and writing rituals. Come along as we discuss how doing other creative activities give our brains the space needed to tackle writing issues. We chat about reading rituals that enhance our reading experiences. Rachel talks about fanfiction’s role in her writing rituals. We revel in the beauty of creative downtime. We discuss our current projects and what we are reading. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
39 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Writing From the Heart With Grace Mattioli: Description, Miserable People,& the Meaning of Life-S3E5
A guest episode in which Kelsey chats with author Grace Mattioli. Come along as we discuss writing with a busy life. We chat about the importance of writing what makes you happy. Grace shares some writing and publishing tips and tricks. We revel in the beauty of Nathaniel Hawthorn’s writing. We discuss the new Dark Ages. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
66 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Feral Elves: pigeon holes, name rage and love triangles with author C.E. Clayton-S3E4
A guest episode in which Kelsey chats with author C.E. Clayton. Come along as we discuss what it's like crafting characters that inhabit drastically different genres. We complain about author typecasting and chat about how to avoid that pitfall. We talk about creating characters that are both relatable and products of their world. We revel in Angelfall by Susan Ee and get caught up in all manner of bookish topics. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
48 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Skewed Morals: Cultural Relativism, Slaughtered French, Confused Priests, & Drunk Monologues-S3E3
An episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey discuss crazy short stories, obvious conceits, and divine redemption. Come along as we chat about the author who inspired a genre of horror stories without supernatural elements. Kaisha talks about the author who first coined the word android in the 1800s. Take away for writers: an excellent author does not always write excellent stories. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
44 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
Splitting Vices: Reading Sins, Book Hoarding, Mossy Muppet Arms & Stingy Raters-S3E2
A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey discover what our reading styles say about us. Come along as we discuss the beauty of the bookish internet. We chat about what our astrological sign predicts about our bookish bad habit. Kaisha talks about the joy she gets from reading a book to shreds. We revel in spirit books and deathbed books and so much more. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
50 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Rogue Booksellers: Strongarming Book Club Reads, Disappearing Nerds & Dinosaur Chases-S3E1
A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey talk summer reading ambitions, bookselling delight, and wild reading experiences. Come along as we discuss Kaisha’s culling of her books and Kelsey post MFA reading liberation. We chat about using scary or intense audiobooks to motivate our running. Kelsey talks about poetry allusions in Dean Koontz and we debate the use of “literature name-dropping” as character development. We revel in the importance of all stories and debate the importance of originality. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
34 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
Shades of Purple: Writing Limitations, Boldly Overwritten Prose, & Textured Writing-Ep.59
It’s finally here: the long awaited follow-up to our Rules Suck episode. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occasional f-bomb. Come along as we discuss the pros and cons in using “purple prose” in your writing. We chat about carefully chosen detail. Kelsey urges those interest in developing their descriptive writing to try their hand at poetry to refine that skill. We revel in lush writing. We discuss the need to make your writing do more than one thing. Don’t forget to send us your best purple prose! You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
67 minutes | Dec 31, 2018
Winter Reads Part 2: Novels About the Cold, Dead Void that is the Heart of Your Fellow Human-Ep.58
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan delve into more bitter winter reads. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occasional f-bomb. Sick of the snow? Going stir crazy? Then this is the episode for you. Not only do we list some of our favorite blizzard reads, but Dylan dishes about his favorite post apocalyptic read: if you think people suck now, just wait until society collapses. We put forth an argument for reading Kafka and answer that age old question: does anyone get Kafka? Kelsey brings up a Stephen King dilema. Kaisha talks about laughing at the misery of others and so much more. Photo by Erin Walker on Unsplash. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
31 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
Winter Reads Part 1, or A Selection of Novels About Being Deeply Unhappy-Ep.57
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan delve into some bitter winter reads. Language warning: we've been known to drop the occaisional f-bomb. Sick of the snow? Going stir crazy? Then this is the episode for you. Not only do we list some of our favorite blizzard reads, but Dylan dishes about getting steamed in a theater and kicking someone’s seat. We put forth an argument for men to dress a bit sexier. Show some skin, for crying out loud. Kelsey brings up some appropriately fatalistic snowbound classics. Dylan picks reads that fit a winter mood and tone, but the settings don’t occur in winter. Kaisha provides the definitive list of items a winter read should include and so much more. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
67 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
Epic Reads 2018:Book Caressing, Irish Misery Porn, Guffaws & Mind Scoffs, Sci-Fi Sound Effects-Ep.56
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey, and Dylan celebrate their favorite read of the year. We talk about the books that surprised us, made us laugh out loud, and made us, as Dylan puts it, “emote” in some physical way. Kaisha talks about the book that was fated for her and the most underappreciated book of the season. Dylan and Kaisha swap favorite science fiction read. We chat about mermaid sex. Kelsey fills in the poetry gap in your life and so much more! Looking for your next favorite read? You don’t want to miss this episode! You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
65 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Arnie Dragonlance: Cannibalism, Lizards, Sewer People, Over-Developed Character Flaws-Ep.55
Explicit: some cussing & sexy talk in this espisode. A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan celebrate Kelsey’s birthday with all manner of bookish silliness. Come along as Dylan calls Kelsey old, then tries to scramble his way out of it. We talk about good, old-fashioned hate reads. Kelsey asks what would make Dylan and Kaisha quit reading a book. We chat about Kaisha’s superpower, identifying books based solely upon book covers. We talk about plot points that turn us away from a book and so much more. You don’t want to miss this snort-laugh fest! You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
45 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Dori Ann Dupré and Writing Through Grief: Literary Communities, Great Reads, & #metoo-Ep.54
A guest episode with southern fiction, women's fiction, and literary fiction author Dori Ann Dupré. Dori is the author of the international award winning debut novel, Scout’s Honor, and Good Buddy, her second novel, currently under representation. She chats with Kelsey about publishing a book in the midst of tragedy, using writing as a way to work through grief and so much more. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
63 minutes | Oct 28, 2018
Nicholas Eames, Whiskey, M&Ms & DnD: Absolute Serendipity, Public Bawling, & Panic Writing-Ep.53
A guest episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan chat with fantasy Author Nicholas Eames. Nick is the author of Kings of the Wyld and the recently released, Bloody Rose. Come along as we discuss the musical inspiration behind his books. We chat about the most unexpected part of having popular and well loved books. Nick talks about what drew him to fantasy and shares a few pet peeves. We revel in some of our favorite fantasy reads. Nick shares his writing journey and talks about what’s next. Don’t miss as he awes us with a reading from Bloody Rose and delves into all things fantasy. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
57 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
Thriller & Western Author Terrence McCauley: Genre Swaps,Zombie Survival Plans, Deep Settings-Ep.52
A guest episode in which Kelsey and Kaisha chat with thriller and western Author Terrence McCauley. Come along as we discuss the dangers of book research and the importance of setting. We chat about the difficulties and rewards of changing genre. Terrence talks about his experiences with writing fiction based on historical events. He chats about his writing journey and shares some fabulous tips on tenacity and finding your spot. We discuss the wonderful escapism available in horror novels, swap zombie survival plans, and geek out on all things reading and writing. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
53 minutes | Oct 10, 2018
That's What I'm Tolkien About: Hobbit Parties, Loosey-Goosey Magic, Smug Nerds-Ep.51
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan celebrate Hobbit Day in style. Join us fireside as we try to stump Dylan with LOTR trivia. We chat about the problem with knowing more than the question is asking in trivia competitions. Dylan talks about backing out of Trivia Night because he didn’t want to go to Lord of the Rings trivia alone and win. We revel in Kaisha’s regal authoritative voice. We learn the danger in doubting Dylan. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
76 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
David Michael Williams, Mark Engels, & the Importance of Writing Communities-Ep.50
A guest episode in which Kelsey chats with two wonderful guest authors, Mark Engels and David Michael Williams. Mark writes genre fiction featuring anthropomorphic heroes and David writes speculative fiction. Come along as we discuss fanged muses and the things we give up to write. We chat about the importance of a creative outlet. David talks about being a progress junky and the excitement surrounding putting a piece of yourself out into the world. We revel in writing and sports metaphors. We discuss the power of finding the right writing community and share a few cautionary critique tales.. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
43 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Rules Suck: Convention Breaking, Boggish Complaints, Boxed-In Writing & Douchebag Characters-Ep.49
A tangent episode in which Kaisha and Kelsey rage against the rules of writing. Come along as we discuss breaking the rules, and what you need to think about before you do. We chat about rogue authors who wrote outside the box and broke convention. Kelsey talks about how limiting and creativity crushing some of the conventions can be. We revel in some fabulous advice from Colson Whitehead and many others. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
40 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Author Kac Young & Suspended Breath: special vibrations, programming crystals & storytelling-Ep.48
A guest episode with nonfiction author Kac Young in which we talk wildfires, angry men, and the healing power of crystals. Kac talks about channeling artistic energy and overcoming writer’s block. She delves into using crystals and how they can help with intention and mindfulness. We also chat about setting aside the ego, going into a project open to learning new things, and the essentials of setting out to write a book. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
51 minutes | Aug 28, 2018
Author Bad Behavior: Terrible People, The Micro-Finger, Privilege & Rug Sweeping-Ep47
A tangent episode in which Kaisha, Kelsey and Dylan chat about what kinds of bad behavior would make us stop reading an author. Come along as we delve into some naughty authors and their misdeeds. We chat about the importance of multiple, varied voices in literature to give us options. Dylan attacks Kelsey’s movie choices. We revel in a few awesome authors whose good deeds led us to read them. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
63 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
Furry Authors Coghlan & Engels: Biffy Writing Space, Horse Porn, & Critical Creativity-Ep.46
A guest episode featuring authors Mark Engels and Stephen Coghlan. Both Mark and Stephen write wildly fun and adventurous furry fiction. Come along as we discuss the vulnerability of being a creative. Both Mark and Stephen share tips and tricks for getting that writing down. Mark talks writing either from the abundance of his heart or to fill an absence in it. We revel in furry fiction and all things nerdy. You can find full show notes on www.readwriterepeatpod.com.
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