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Semi-Sages of the Pages
46 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
This Too Shall Pass
In this episode, we cover:What's on My Page: We discuss COVID-19 fatigue and how it has impacted our lives.What's on The Page: The boom in Indie publishing during the pandemic.What's on A Page: Are you an Under or Over Editor?What's on Your Page: The 2022 Race to Rejection is OPEN! Join in our discord!www.semisagesofthepages.com
52 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
Turning the Page on a New Year!
Welcome to 2022! In this episode we discuss:-What's new in our lives-Is it the right time to query industry?-How to increase or decrease pacing in our works-Update from our community & the Race to Rejection
57 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Ranting about NaNoWriMo & Space Fairies!
For many of us, NaNoWriMo is great. It can be productive and motivating. But not for everyone. Do we end up ranting...yes! Hopefully you can also relate. We also end up discussing details of the non-fiction market and accidentally start brainstorming our next project.
42 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
US Department of Justice Sues Penguin Random House
Join the Semi-Sages of the Pages as we discuss current industry news, writing craft-shop-talk, and the updates on all of our pages. This week, we're talking about the Department of Justice taking on one of the members of the "Big five" as well as some important nuances for writing scenes with multiple characters.
37 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Turning the Page and Becoming a Goldfish
We're turning the page because we're turning two! Join the Semi-Sages as we talk about what's on our pages, what's on the craft pages, and, most importantly, what's on YOUR pages!Check out our website: http://www.semisagesofthepages.com/And here's the link to the book where Molly's short story is published and that Sarah and Theresa edited: https://books2read.com/u/bwax19
32 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Halloween Cookies and Horror Writing
Listen in for this special episode as we discuss our favorite Halloween traditions and the best features of horror/suspense writing all while decorating cookies! Come get spooky with us! In the background of this episode, you can hear the precious dog, Minnow, making herself known.
44 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Is anger healthy or harmful? In this episode, the Semi-Sages discuss using this powerful emotion in our writing.
58 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
The Semi-Sages discuss portraying family in writing. We explore different archetypes, tropes, and storylines on this topic. We'll answer once and for all: Is blood really thicker than water?
44 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
As a child, the adage Molly learned was: "Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone." But as a writer, perhaps a better phrase is: "Secrets, secrets are lots of fun. Secrets, secrets still hurt someone."In this episode, we talk all about secrets in writing! Reasons to use them, how to use them, how they can be used to increase stakes, informing characters, and resolving them too. Secrets are an invaluable tool in the writer toolbox, don't forget to utilize them!
58 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet...but would it be as beautiful?What aspects of beauty do we tackle in our writing? We discuss our characters' appearances, how they chose to present themselves to the world, the messages our works send about beauty & image, and more in this episode!
48 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Critical Consumption of Media
The Semi-Sages talk about critically examining the media we consume - whether it's television, movies, other books, comics, etc... More importantly, the lessons we can learn from these types of analysis and how to apply that to our own works. Mild spoilers - WW84, Black Widow
62 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
I Know Every Tree in Sacramento...or How to Maintain Momentum in Writing
Writing is difficult. Not only the craft itself, but also the process. We talk about the difficulties not only of finding balance in your schedule to write, but also how to maintain momentum and keep building on successes. We point out some common pitfalls that can drag you down and keep you from rolling with the flow - chasing perfection, falling down research rabbit holes, and over plotting. We also talk about strategies we use and that we're all just doing our best out there!
49 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Are you considering using animals as symbols in your next writing piece? Sit down with the Semi-Sages to hear them talk about the various ways to respectfully draw inspiration from animals.
43 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Don't Get Me Started on Tycho Brahe...or How to Write Animals as Characters
In this episode, we discuss how to incorporate animals into our stories. We cover aspects such as: writing animals to characterize our humans, reasons to write animals, making animals their own characters, and even animals as villains. Tycho Brahe had a pet moose. That will always be a relevant fact.
58 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 29: Healthy & Productive Writing Groups
There's only so much time in the day. Where we spend it matters and who we spend it with matters just as much. Listen in as we discuss habits of healthy and productive author groups. We also discuss the opposite - red flags to avoid!Takeaway - just come join our discord community and have fun with us there!
31 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 28: Our Experiences at Flights of Foundry
We detail all the lovely things we got to do and people we met at Flights of Foundry, an online & free virtual convention. Also, listen-in to hear some exciting updates from No Bad Books Press! https://nobadbookspress.com/
40 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 27: We Cry...But Hopefully Because It's Healing
There are many different reasons to write and today we talk about the power of writing to heal. The ladies share personal stories, strategies, and thoughts about this powerful topic. As we say during the episode, we are not professionals, we are not doctors. We are simply talking about things that have helped us grow as both people and authors.
42 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Episode 26: Dialogue vs. Description - Finding your Balance
If dialogue is yellow thread and description is blue thread, when you weave them together, does your book tapestry look green?
47 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Episode 25: Craft in Kid Lit
Molly and Morrigan talk about the intricacies in Children's Literature, specifically Middle Grade and Young Adult. What defines each age category? What topics can you address? What type of vocabulary/grammar should you use? We discuss all this and more here!
53 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 24: Deliberately Writing to Market
In this episode, the Semi-Sages discuss what it means to write marketably. Like any good topic, it starts with introspection and an understanding of what your writing goals are! We dive into style, trends, age categories, genres, tropes, and more!
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