Episode 8: Resources

On episode eight of borrowed solace: the podcast, the editors discussed how we went from the Writer’s Guild–a student led club on a college campus–to borrowed solace. Check out some resources for more information below:

How To Start Your Own Literary Journal (And Why You Want To!)

So You Want To Start Your Own On-Line Literary Journal. . .

We want to hear what you think about this episode! Please comment below and join the discussion. Pretend we are carving pumpkins and watching Halloween movies while chatting about the podcast, and leave your thoughts below!

Episode 7: Resources

In episode seven of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by one of the original founders of the Writer’s Guild, Crystal Hinrichsen, to talk about what it’s like to create your own creative community.

If you’d like to read a bit more about our history starting out as the Writer’s Guild, please visit our about page.

For information on how you can embark on your own journey to finding fellow writers to create with, please visit the links below:

How To Start A Writers’ Group

4 Tips on How to Build Your Creative Community

Writing Group Starter Kit (specifically for students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, but there are lots of great tips for starting a group or club–especially at a college!)

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Writers Group

Of course, per the usual, we want to hear what you have to say! Pretend we are at a meeting of your local writing group. What would you contribute to a conversation about how to start (and continue on) with a writing group/club of your own?

Episode 6: Resources

In episode six of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey and Nicole were joined by former borrowed solace contributor and creative nonfiction writer Elle Mott.

Elle’s work appears in journals, anthologies, a national news magazine, and the inaugural issue of borrowed solace. Her debut book is Out of Chaos: A Memoir and she is currently working on her second book.

If you would like to connect with Elle and learn more about her work, you can visit her on her website or on Facebook @ellemott.author. You can also find her on Author Central with Amazon.

And, as always, we want to hear from you!

It’s pretty much fall now, so pretend we’re…picking pumpkins? As we wander through the pumpkin patch to find the perfect specimen, we’re chatting about nonfiction and this episode of the podcast. Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below!

Episode 5: Resources

This week on the podcast, we discussed finding inspiration and spurring on creativity–essentially, how we get our brilliant beyond brilliant ideas. If reading articles and doing research to help get your creative juices flowing is your jam, then check out the links below:

Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration

Where to find Creative Inspiration?

How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today!

10 Tips to Shake Away the Creativity Burnout and Find Artistic Inspiration

And, as always, we want to hear from you!

Pretend we are playing with Nicole’s new puppy and chatting about what we’ve been writing lately. What’s been inspiring you? Comment below to let us know!

Episode 4: Resources

In episode four of borrowed solace: the podcast, we heard Kelly A. Dorgan’s nonfiction piece, “Taking Care” read aloud on the show.

“Taking Care” was published in borrowed solace issue 1.1, Hinterlands.

If you liked today’s story, you can find out more about Kelly A. Dorgan and her work below:

Kelly A. Dorgan’s nonfiction work has appeared in books like Performing Motherhood, research journals like Women and Health, as well as online publications like Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk, borrowed solace, Nasiona, and Motherwell Magazine. A Pushcart Nominee who calls Southern Appalachia home, she’s a writer, researcher, and professor, specializing in the study of culture, gender, and illness. 

 To connect with Kelly, visit her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

“Taking Care” was read by Candy Bryant. Find out more about her below:

Candy Bryant is a veteran radio personality who lived up and down the dial and across the country. Before accepting a position, teaching and managing the student radio station, at East Tennessee State, Candy worked in television news, wrote and produced documentaries, and performed voice talent for many commercial and educational programs.

And, as always, we want to hear from you!

Imagine we’re savoring the last few nights of summer by gathering around a campfire. Amidst the scent of wood smoke and taste of burnt marshmallow, conversation turns to the latest episode of the podcast. Please comment below and join the discussion!

Episode 3: Resources

In episode 3 of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey and Amber discussed all things horror and suspense.

If you are interested in learning more about utilizing suspense and horror in your own writing, check out some of the resources listed below:

Suspense | Literary Devices

How to Create Suspense in Writing

9 Tricks to Writing Suspense Fiction

The Horror Genre: On Writing Horror and Avoiding Clichés

Horror Writers Association

And, as always, we want to hear from you!

Pretend we’re at a summer barbecue together, melting in the heat while in need of some good writerly discussion to pass the afternoon, and leave your comments below! Discussions only work if there’s input from all sides, and we can’t wait to hear what you think.

Episode 2: Resources

In episode 2 of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey and Nicole discussed pen names and all the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with choosing to use your real name, or opting to use a nom de plume.

If you are interested in learning more about pen names and exploring some of the resources we mentioned, visit the links below:

BehindTheName.com (a great resource for picking your pen name!)

How to Choose the Perfect Pen Name

How to Choose a Pen Name (and examples of some famous pen names to get you thinking!)

Author Pen Names: 5 Reasons they’re a Bad Idea in the Digital Age

The Purpose of Pen Names

Why Nonfiction Writers Shouldn’t Use a Pen Name

And, as always, we want to hear from you!

Pretend we’re sitting in your living room drinking some tea (Addey’s beverage of choice) or a cappuccino (Nicole’s potable pick-me-up) and leave your comments below! Discussions only work if there’s input from all sides, and we can’t wait to hear what you think.