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Warp Drives with TJ & Dax
43 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Episode #49: Mary Sue Maisel
This week we talk about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—who is so marvelous that she’s amazing at everything she tries her hand at. We also go into how she puts the godfather of her career in mortal peril without thinking twice.
28 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Warp Drives #48: Maisel vs. Mando
This week, TJ and Dax take on The Mandalorian and the great big flaw in its worldbuilding.
36 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Warp Drives #47: Scraping Bacteria Poop
And we're back with a new season, starting with an episode about the new Terminator movie and how writing quality is a lie.
3 minutes | Nov 30, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #30: You’re a Winner
You've made it! As you cross the finish line, take two minutes for a celebration of what you've accomplished this month.
5 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #29: Writing Advice is Useless
After 29 days of offering writing advice, TJ finally admits that it's all garbage.
4 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #28: Play to Your Strengths
TJ talks about how to construct the perfect feast day meal using the writing skills you're best at.
8 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #27: How to Read
TJ talks about how to slow down and give a great reading that keeps the audience engaged.
9 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #26: The Myth of the Suffering Artist
You don't have to feel terrible to produce good art. TJ shares some ways to avoid falling into harmful habits and how to find someone to have your back.
7 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #25: Self-Care for Writers
Self-care is more than just long baths and hydration. TJ talks about special considerations for writers.
7 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #24: Sensitivity Readers
TJ talks about why you need--and how you find--sensitivity readers for your novel.
5 minutes | Nov 23, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #23: Know Your Genre
TJ shares how to keep up on trends in speculative fiction when your TBR pile is already toppling.
8 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #22: How to Talk
TJ goes into how writers can prepare for speaking on panels and podcasts.
5 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #21: What’s In My Signing Kit?
TJ shares all the parts of the kit she brings to book signings, readings, and panels.
5 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #20: The Spinning Plates Theory of Writing
TJ details how many plates you have to keep spinning in your writing in order to hook a reader. Spoiler... it's fewer than you think.
7 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #19: Land the Plane
TJ borrows some lessons from air traffic controllers to talk about how to manage writing deadlines.
8 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #18: Getting Unstuck
Today, TJ talks about the dreaded writer's block. There are some quick fixes to getting unstuck, but if they don't work it might be time to pull out some heavy artillery.
3 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #17: Who Are You Writing For?
You may know what you're writing, but do you know who you're writing it for? TJ goes into a very specific reader that you should choose while crafting your story.
6 minutes | Nov 16, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #16: Social Media is the Dream Killer
Social media is an insidious dream killer that can swallow your writing time. TJ takes a look at ways to ensure you get a good ROI from your time spent online.
6 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #15: Finding a Critique Group
A good critique group is incredibly valuable. But how do you find one? Especially as a newer writer, it can be hard to find people who can offer good feedback in your genre. Tune in to find out where to find people who can help you level up.
8 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Warp Drives Shortcuts #14: Celebrations & Motivations
What motivates you to get in the writing chair each time? How do you maintain that fire to create when slogging through the doldrums of a long project. Today, TJ talks about celebrations and motivations.
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