S5 Episode 1: Resources

In season five, episode 1 of the podcast, Addey talked all about putting yourself out there creatively.

To read Addey’s edition of noteworthy (her personal writing newsletter) about putting yourself out there, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about ask vs. guess culture, check out this article in the Atlantic.

Addey referenced several podcast episodes from previous seasons that relate to what she discussed in this episode. Here are the episodes she mentioned:

Now, pretend we are outside enjoying the spring weather (or, depending on where you live, running inside to escape the spring rain showers) and discussing this week’s podcast episode. What do you think about ask vs. guess culture? Which category do you fall into? And, more importantly, how are you going to put yourself, your writing, and your creativity out there this week?

S5 Episode 1: Putting Yourself Out There

We’re back with the first episode of season five! We’re so thankful to you for listening for so many seasons–there are even more great episodes to come. In this episode, Addey talks all about putting yourself out there in writing, and how that relates to the story of the podcast itself.

Season 5 Update

Have you missed us? Season 5 of the podcast is going to start up next week, and we couldn’t be more excited for you to hear it. Make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast on your favorite platform to stay up-to-date on each episode. Talk to you soon!

S4 Episode 10: Resources

In season four, episode ten of the podcast, Addey and the other borrowed solace editors, Amber and Nicole, talked all about reading.

If you’re interested in taking on a reading challenge with some of our editors, here are the self-imposed challenges Addey and Nicole are taking on:

Read 26 books in 2022

Finish all of the series that you’ve started and never concluded in 2022

On top of reading, don’t forget to write! Without reading, our writing can lack inspiration and flounder, so remember to participate in both parts of the literary world.

Now, pretend we are getting ready for Valentine’s day (whatever that means) and discussing this week’s episode. What are your reading goals for this year? Any reading tips or bits of advice you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below!

S4 Episode 10: Reading Challenges

We love to read over here at borrowed solace! In this episode, Addey is joined by fellow editors Amber and Nicole to discuss all things reading, including reading challenges, reading tips, where to buy books, and what books are on everyone’s reading lists for 2022.

S4 Episode 9: Resources

In season four, episode nine of the podcast, Addey read “Different” by Susan Cornford–a short flash-fiction piece that was published in the fall 2021 edition of the journal, Tamed.

If you’re interested in reading more of Susan’s work, here is where she has been published and a bit about the author:

Susan Cornford is a retired public servant, living in Perth, Western Australia. She has had pieces published or forthcoming in Across the Margin, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Antipodean Science Fiction, borrowed solace, Cafe Lit, Crow’s Feet Journal, Ethel Zine, Flora Fiction Website, Frost Zone Zine, Granfalloon Magazine, Meet Cute Press, Mono, Mystery Tribune, The Mythic Circle, Quail Bell Magazine, Thriller Magazine, Worthing Flash and others.

Now imagine we are bundled up to ward off the snow (at least the snow coming down here in Colorado) and the conversation turns to this week’s episode of the podcast. What are your questions, thoughts, or comments? Leave them down below!

S4 Episode 9: Different

On this episode of the podcast, Addey reads “Different” by Susan Cornford. “Different” is a short flash fiction piece that was published in the fall 2021 issue of borrowed solace, Tamed, and we are so pleased to present this amazing piece of writing to you in audio form on the podcast.

S4 Episode 8: Resources

In season four, episode eight of the podcast, Addey and Nicole were joined by Aimar Galarza to discuss all things voice acting and recording audiobooks!

Aimar B. Galarza is a second-year Puerto Rican graduate student in the George Washington University MPS Publishing program, and has been voice acting ever since 2016. She has participated in various projects ranging from video games, audiobooks, animations, and commercials such as Nori and Zin by Taliyah Denton, PlayShifu games, and voice-over work for the National Guard. She also joined Pubvendo, a digital agency for book publishers and authors, in July 2021 serving as a Book Publicist while balancing her job as a freelance voice actress.

If you’re interested in learning more about Aimar and her work, you can connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn, or on her website.

Now, pretend we’re chatting all about our writing plans for the new year when the discussion turns to this week’s podcast episode. What thoughts, questions, or comments do you have about recording audiobooks? Let us know in the comments below

S4 Episode 8: Recording Audiobooks

We are back with another new episode after a couple of weeks off as we started the new year. This week, Addey and Nicole talked with Aimar Galarza, a graduate student in Nicole’s publishing program and a voice actor. Aimar has recorded a children’s audiobook and her voice has been featured in commercials, video games, and more.

S4 Episode 7: Resources

In season four, episode six of the podcast, Addey and Amber talked all about book-to-screen adaptations. Here are some of the books, shows, and movies mentioned:

Hunger Games

Harry Potter

Lord of The Rings

Hobbit

Pride and Prejudice

Dracula

Frankenstein

Little Women

Nancy Drew

Good Omens

Outlander

Lemony Snicket’s A Series Unfortunate Events

Now, let’s assume you are floating around in this week between Christmas and New Year’s (aren’t we all) and decide to listen to this episode of the podcast as you sleep, eat, repeat. What are your thoughts on the books and movies/shows mentioned? Do you have any favorite books that made great movies (or vice versa?) Let us know in the comments below!