S2 Episode 4: Resources

Addey and Nicole went over the books on their reading lists in season two episode four of the podcast. If you are interested in checking out any of the books they mentioned, the titles and authors are listed below!

Addey’s Picks

Timber Ridge Reflections series by Tamera Alexander

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

From Hell to Breakfast by Meghan Tifft

The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander

Nicole’s Picks

The Grisha Verse by Leigh Bardugo

Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

And finally, imagine that we are chatting over FaceTime, Skype, or regular old phone (#SocialDistancing for the win) about what books are on your reading list. If you’d care to share–we are always looking for recommendations–leave your picks in the comments below!

S2 Episode 4: Books to Read While Quarantined

This week on the podcast Addey and Nicole are talking about their reading lists. If you are holed up inside practicing social distancing and have some extra time on your hands, escape with some of the recommendations in this episode!

S2 Episode 3: Resources

Like we talked about in season two episode three of borrowed solace: the podcast, paragraph structure isn’t really mentioned much in creative writing circles. A quick Google search yields many different academic resources and links to university writing centers, but not much from creative writers.

If you’re interested in using your paragraphs to better serve your own creative writing, check out a post from Writer’s Digest here and another on The Editor’s Blog here.

If you have any resources of links you know of and would like to share, please leave them in the comments below.

Pretend we are spending some time out in the sunshine since it’s finally starting to feel like spring… As we relish the warm light, we start talking about paragraphs. What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments below!

S2 Episode 3: Three to Five Sentences

This week on the podcast we take a listener request and talk about paragraphs. What makes a good paragraph? Why don’t we utilize paragraph structure more intentionally as creative writers? Tune in to hear Addey, Amber, and Nicole’s thoughts!

S2 Episode 2: Resources

On our most recent episode of borrowed solace: the podcast, Nicole sat down to talk to her coworker and arts and entertainment writer Diana Nollen. Diana has had an amazing career in journalism and shared about her experience in the first episode of our Creative Careers series.

To find out more about Diana and read some of her work, check out her writer page at The Cedar Rapids Gazette.

You can also follow Diana on Twitter.

And now, pretend that we are off to see one of the performances Diana recently wrote about. On our way to the venue we are chatting about creative careers and this episode of the podcast. What questions do you have? What are your thoughts on creative careers? Share with us in the comments below!

S2 Episode 2: Creative Careers with Diana Nollen

This week on the podcast, join Nicole as she chats with one of her coworkers and entertainment writer at The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Diana Nollen. This is the first episode in a new series we are kicking off called Creative Careers.

S2 Episode 1: Resources

In season two episode one of borrowed solace: the podcast, the editors discussed how to begin a story. While there’s no consensus on what is a strictly good or strictly bad way to start a story (rules are meant to be broken after all, right?) there’s lots of good advice on ways to experiment with a beginning.

Below are links to some of the information Nicole mentioned in the podcast:

10 Ways to Start Your Story Better

10 Good Ways to Start a Story

What ways have you started a story? Pretend we are reverting back to our kindergarten ways and making homemade valentines to pass out to our friends. As we get our craft on, we’re chatting about this week’s episode. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

S2 Episode 1: In the Beginning…

It’s the beginning of a new year and the beginning of season two, so we thought it would be fitting to discuss how to begin a story. Join Addey, Amber, and Nicole as they discuss beginnings. There may not be a fool-proof way to begin a story, but we’ll try to figure out what comes close!

Season Two

Welcome to 2020! borrowed solace has many great things coming at you this year, and one of them is season two of borrowed solace: the podcast. We’ll be back in just a few short weeks in February and will return to our bi-monthly podcasting schedule. So keep your eyes (and ears) out for season two, episode 1, coming your way soon!

The End of the Season

As fall comes to a close and winter is almost upon us, season one of borrowed solace: the podcast is coming to an end. We are excited to come back in the new year with more guests, more fun topics, and more of what we are all about—community. Thank you so much for listening and being apart of our venture into the realm of podcasting. See you next year!