Season 3 Update

Season three of borrowed solace: the podcast has officially come to a close! Thanks for sticking with us through three whole seasons of the podcast–we’ve loved building the borrowed solace community through audio. We are going to come back with season four of the podcast in the fall, and it’s going to be better than ever, so stay tuned!

S3 Episode 10: Resources

In season three, episode ten of the podcast, Addey and Nicole talked all about how they wrote their books–and learned that no two writers write the same.

Pretend we are discussing this week’s podcast episode while lounging at the pool to beat the heat. What did you take away from this episode? How do you write? Let us know in the comments below!

S3 Episode 9: Resources

In season three, episode nine of the podcast, Amber and Nicole took over to talk about video games (this is a part two episode, so be sure to check out episode eight before listening to this episode!)

What do you think about this episode? Imagine we are chatting about what video games have inspired your writing while walking in a spring shower (don’t worry–we’ve got umbrellas!) How have video games inspired your writing?

S3 Episode 9: Video Games & Writing (part II)

This episode, Amber and Nicole are taking over again to talk all about video games and writing. They had so much to say about the topic that we divided the episode into two parts, so go back to episode eight to catch part one!

S3 Episode 8: Video Games & Writing (part I)

This week, Amber and Nicole are taking over to talk all about video games and writing. They had so much to say about the topic that we are dividing the episode into two parts–this week is a shorter introduction, and next week they will get into the details of which videogames inspire them to write.

S3 Episode 7: Resources

In season three, episode 6 of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by Kim Malinowski–writer, teacher, and poet–to learn more about her new poetry collection, Home, published by Kelsay Books.

Here is a bit more about Kim, including upcoming events ad where you can find her on the interwebs:

Kim Malinowski is a lover of words. She earned her B.A. from West Virginia University and her M.F.A. from American University. She studies with The Writers Studio. Her debut collection Home was published by Kelsay Books. Her chapbook Death: A Love Story was published by Flutter Press. Her work has appeared in borrowed solace, Faerie Magazine/Enchanted Living, War, Literature, and the Arts, AHF Magazine, Mookychick, Amethyst Review, and others. She writes because the alternative is unthinkable. You can find out more about her on her website.

Events and Places of Word Fun and Learning

Hybrid Shorts Class (Recurring)

Mighty Networks Moon Feather Hollow: Will—O’—Wisp’s Valley of Verse

April 28, 2021: Open Mic with Kim Malinowski: Speculative Poetry

Opening May 1st: Terra Nouveau Lyceum on Mighty Networks–Kim Teaches Writing Classes and Free Tips, Techniques, Prompts, etc.

As always, we would so appreciate you sharing your thoughts and comments! Imagine we are taking a walk in the snow (yes, it snowed in Colorado today) and chatting about this episode of the podcast. What did you think? Let us know by commenting below!

S3 Episode 7: Publishing Poetry With Kim Malinowski

Today Addey is joined by Kim Malinowski–writer, poet, teacher, and friend of borrowed solace. Kim recently released her first full-length poetry collection, Home, with Kelsay Books, and she shares all about the process of writing, submitting, and editing her poems for publication (plus a few fun stories and tidbits about her life for good measure) in this episode of the podcast.

S3 Episode 6: Resources

In season three, episode six of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by Zulie Rane–freelance content creator, ghostwriter, YouTuber, and cat mom. Addey and Zulie talked all things writing online including some of her tips for writing on Medium, how she started her freelance writing business, and what it’s like talking about writing on YouTube.

If you’d like to learn more about Zulie, you can find her online in the following places:


Her website,

Write Your Future, a collaborative weekly newsletter

Her YouTube Channel



And, of course, we’d love to hear from you. Pretend we are relaxing at the park now that spring seems to have finally sprung–what did you learn from this week’s episode of the podcast? Leave us a comment down below to let us know!