S3 Episode 4: Resources

In season three, episode four of the podcast, Addey was joined by Nicole to talk about her graduate program in publishing.

For more information on the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing at George Washington University, click here.

For more information on Harlequin (the publisher Addey went on a tangent about) click here.

And, of course, we want to hear from you! Imagine we are chatting on the phone about our Thanksgiving prep and the coming holiday week when the conversation turns to this week’s podcast. What did you think? Comment down below!

S3 Episode 3: Resources

This week on borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by fiction editor, Amber, to talk about writers and how they are portrayed in pop culture. This was a fun episode with not too many serious resources discussed, but here are just some of the TV shows and books we discussed in the episode:

Gilmore Girls

Murder She Wrote

Criminal Minds

Council of Dads

Gossip Girl

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Secret Window by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

The Bold Type

So what did you think about this week’s episode? Do you think writer’s are portrayed accurately in pop culture, or not so much? Pretend we are having a socially distanced writer’s night and talking about the episode. Leave your thoughts (or some more examples) down in the comments below!

S3 Episode 2: Resources

In season three, episode two, of the podcast, Addey was joined by Rachel Hetrick to discuss her new book, Curse of Infiniti, that comes out in November. If you are interested in reading Rachel’s book or learning more about her, you can find her at the following spots on the internet:

RachelHetrickWrites.com

@Rachel_Hetrick_Writes on Instagram

Rachel Hetrick on Facebook

Have some thoughts you’d like to share? Imagine we are on our way to the pumpkin patch and discussing this week’s episode. Leave your questions, comments, or concerns in the comments below!

S3 Episode 1: Resources

In season three episode one of the podcast, Addey, Amber, and Nicole played a game of “Never Have I Ever” to introduce (or re-introduce, as it were) listeners to all of our editors. Below are the statements that were guiltily admitted to or denied vehemently:

  1. Never have I ever written a story the day before it was due for a creative writing class.
  2. Never have I ever stuck gum under a desk
  3. Never have I ever sent a mean email in response to a rejection from a literary journal.
  4. Never have I ever ridden an animal.
  5. Never have I ever said a brutal comment in a critique group.
  6. Never have I ever binged an entire series in one day
  7. Never have I ever lied about my opinion of a story in a critique group.
  8. Never have I ever climbed in/out of a window.
  9. Never have I ever hated one of my fellow editor’s picks for the journal.
  10. Never have I ever broken a bone.

Pretend we are all hanging out, drinking some hot cider, or maybe a pumpkin spiced latte, and let us know what your answers would be if you played this game by commenting below!

S2 Episode 10: Resources

In season two episode ten of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey chatted with Madison Farren about writing and self-publishing her debut children’s book, My Daddy is a Hipster!

If you would like to purchase a copy of My Daddy is a Hipster, with illustrations by Ivanna Nashkolna, you can visit Madison’s website, MadisonFarrenWrites.com.

You can also follow Madison on Instagram @madisonfarrenwrites and Ivanna @deseo.art.

Per the usual routine, we would love to hear your thoughts on the episode in the comments below! Imagine we are at the park on a breezy summer evening and chatting about self-publishing and children’s book. What parts of the episode surprised you? What was interesting? What questions do you still have? Let us know!

S2 Episode 9: Resources

On season two, episode nine, of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by her dad, Todd Vaters, to discuss how the idea is king. If you are interested in learning more about Todd and his work, you can visit his website ToddVaters.com.

As always, we want to hear any thoughts you have! Pretend we are getting ready to head to the beach on a warm (almost) summer day. As we pack up a picnic and lunch and remember to bring extra sunscreen, we’re chatting about the podcast. What do you think about the concept of “the idea is king?” Let us know by commenting below!

S2 Episode 7: Resources

On season two episode seven of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey, Amber, and Nicole discussed their favorite authors and influences. See the names of the authors they discussed below if you’d like to check them out:

Amber

Garth Nix

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket)

Nicole

Leigh Bardugo

Amanda Lovelace

Addey

Laura Frantz

Diana Gabaldon

Also, check out Rick Riordan’s character and writing advice on his website here.

Imagine we are chatting during a Netflix watch party (what else is there to do while we are socially distanced?) about this week’s episode. Who are your favorite authors? How have they influenced you? Sound off in the comments below!

S2 Episode 6: Resources

On season two episode six of borrowed solace: the podcast, Addey was joined by executive editor Nicole to talk about how to stay creative in the midst of chaos. Our current world seems to be one full of chaos, so figuring out where to put your time, energy, and creativity right now is important! Whether, for you, that means taking a step back to relish doing nothing for a little while like Addey, plowing ahead with your home improvement projects like Nicole, or something else entirely, we want to hear about it!

Imagine we are chatting in a virtual workshop (*hint, hint*–stay tuned for some future communications about this very thing) and discussing this episode. What’s your creativity looking like lately? Let us know in the comments below!

S2 Episode 5: Resources

On season two episode five of borrowed solace: the podcast, Nicole was joined by her cousin Kate to talk about her small business and what it is like working for yourself. If you’d like to find out more information about Kate & Co., please visit them on Facebook.

And, as always, please leave your thoughts below. Pretend we are touching base via video chat and discussing this week’s episode. What are your thoughts?

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!