September 18, 2020

65 - The Power of Self Talk

Today, Mary and Melissa go back into the therapy for writers well to discuss the power of self talk (both good and the bad). How can self-talk impact our writing? What are the tips and tricks we use to promote positive mental health habits in our daily lives? We share some of our lessons learned and encourage everyone to discover the joys of therapy.

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If you're interested in getting started with therapy but do not know where to start, check out this NYTimes article on how to do therapy online in 2020. There are some great resources for choosing a setup that works for you.

Also, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. So here is our reminder to remove the stigma around mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

 

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Hi All! Melissa and Mary are off this week, but thought it would be a good time for us all to revisit the idea of how to take care of yourself when you are writing about difficult subject matter. This continues to be one of our most popular episodes, so we wanted to share it again with our new listeners. Hope you enjoy!

 

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We are so excited to have Danielle Modafferi with Firefly Hill Press joining us on the podcast. Danielle is a published author who founded her own small press with the vision of creating a model that better supports writers in publishing.  We discuss what it means to work with an indie publisher and how other writers can successfully navigate the publishing space.

 

Have a question for Danielle? You can find her at www.fireflyhillpress.com. Don't forget to check out her book (under the name Andi Adams), and the other awesome authors at the press.

 

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So you've finished the 10th rewrite of your book, and you're finally ready to put your work out there? Maybe? Sort of? This week Mary and Melissa dive into the path to publication and unpack the fears and anxieties that many writers face when trying to sell their work.

 

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Once again, we welcome KW Taylor and Carrie Gessner from the Positively Pop Culture Podcast (PosPop). This week we discuss taking cues from our favorite fiction writers. We also share our thoughts on when and how to break the rules.

If you enjoyed this conversation be sure to check out PosPop on your favorite podcast apps.

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Ever wish you could go back in time to change the future? This week Mary and Melissa dig into the ins and outs of time travel with our guest authors KW Taylor and Carrie Gessner from the Positively Pop Culture Podcast (PosPop). You can listen to PosPop on any of your favorite podcast apps.

 

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Some days you can't manage the energy or the focus to write. That does not mean that the day is a total loss. There are plenty of non-writing things that you can do to enhance your writing skills and storytelling chops. Today we talk about those activities and why you should still consider them as part of your writing routine even if they don't directly lead to words on the page.

 

So take a listen and let us know some of your favorite non-writing, writing tasks. 

 

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One of the top questions writers ask us is, how do you find time to write? So today, we are going to talk about some simple tips and tricks we have used to get words on the page and still have a life.

 

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Part two of our Love Fest with Hamilton! In the second half of our conversation, we talk about originality, borrowing inspiration from others, and the treasure trove of easter eggs woven into the lyrics. 
 
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Go watch Hamilton on Disney+
Here's a clip of Lin-Manuel Miranda sharing insights on the lyrics and intention behind "My Shot."
 
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“How do you write like you’re running out of time?” We get answers from the man himself, Alexander Hamilton. J/K. We don’t have a dead founding father on the show. We also don’t have Lin Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton: An American Musical. But we do have lots of thoughts about this fantastic work of art, from the show’s creators to the story and lyrics, to the critical acclaim and its extensive fanbase.
 
Join us for Part 1 as we geek out over the best musical ever - because we’re not throwing away our shot.
 
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