S4 Episode 6: Resources

In season four, episode six of the podcast, Addey and Nicole talked all about writing online with Medium and HubPages.

If you’re interested in reading what Addey and Nicole have written online, here is where you can find their articles:

Nicole on Hubpages

Addey on Medium

Now, imagine we are driving home for Christmas (or flying–whatever strikes your fancy) and discussing everything going on this week. Suddenly, the conversation turns to this episode of the podcast. What did you think about what Addey and Nicole had to share about writing online? Have you ever written for any of the websites they mentioned or others that haven’t been mentioned yet? Let us know your thoughts, questions, or experiences in the comments below!

S4 Episode 5: Resources

On season four, episode five of the podcast, Addey chatted with Barrett Laurie all about building a writing community and author platform.

If you’d like to learn more about Barrett, here is all of his information:

Barrett Laurie is an aspiring author, YouTuber, and LGBTQI+ activist. He is currently in the process of drafting his latest story and plans to return to the query trenches in the spring of 2022 in hopes of being traditionally published. Barrett’s YouTube channel features videos geared towards new writers seeking the traditional path to publishing and also features interviews, panels, and discussions with all sorts of writers in various stages of their writing journeys.

You can connect with Barrett on his website, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

…Imagine we are on a drive to check out Christmas lights around town when the conversation turns to this week’s podcast. What stood out to you about this episode? What is your biggest takeaway when it comes to building an author platform and writing community? We’d love to hear what you have to say, so leave us a comment below with your thoughts!

S4 Episode 4: Resources

On season four, episode three of the podcast, Addey was joined by Emily Paige Wilson to discuss all things poetry and online writing life!

If you’d like to learn more about Emily, here is all of her information:

Emily Paige Wilson is the author of the forthcoming full-length collection Jalubí (Unsolicited Press, 2022) and two chapbooks: Hypochondria, Least Powerful of the Greek Gods (Glass Poetry Press, 2020) and I’ll Build Us a Home (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her work has been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency and is currently on submission with her first YA novel-in-verse.

You can connect with Emily online on her website, Twitter, or YouTube.

Now, pretend we are out Christmas shopping and the conversation turns to this week’s episode of the podcast. What are your thoughts, comments, and questions? Leave them in the comments below!

S4 Episode 3: Resources

In season four, episode three of the podcast, Addey talked all about freelancing. If you’re interested in learning more about some of the resources she mentioned, check them out below.

Medium.com

Why Writing on Medium is Worth it Even if You Don’t Make Thousands of Dollars a Month

Now imagine we are catching up after the Thanksgiving holiday. The topic turns to this week’s episode of the podcast. What are your thoughts about freelancing? Have you tried it out yourself? What burning questions do you have? We’d love to read whatever you have to say! Leave a comment below.

S4 Episode 2: Resources

Season four, episode two, of the podcast features the short work “Lady Grief” as read by the author, Melanie Chartoff. “Lady Grief” was published in the fall 2021 journal, Tamed, and it was so fun to hear the work read aloud.

If you’re interested in learning more about the author and her diverse work in writing and acting, here is a bit more about Melanie, including where you can find her online:

Melanie Chartoff’s lust for acting began on the stages of Yale University and Long Wharf Theatre in her hometown New Haven. Working on and off Broadway while studying craft with Stella Adler, singing, dancing, and improv in many schools of thought, she moonlighted as a singing stand-up at the Improv Club.  While guest-starring on television in Los Angeles, she continued honing her comedy chops at the Hollywood Improv and joined the cast of Fridays, ABC’s answer to Saturday Night Live, along with Larry David and Michael Richards.  She’s best known for characters she created there and on Seinfeld, Newhart, Weird Science, Wiseguy, and Rugrats, also familiar from the notorious Andy Kaufman incident, for testifying against George Costanza in the Final Seinfeld, and for playing Grandma Minka in the first animated Chanukah Special for Rugrats and Nickelodeon.

Recently, she’s been published in McSweeney’s, Medium, Entropy, The Jewish Journal, Funny Times, Five on the Fifth, Glint, Entropy, Bluestem, Goats Milk Magazine, Evening Street Press, The Literate Ape, Mused, Jewlarious, Defenestration, Better after 50, Living the Second Act, and five editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul (Simon and Schuster). Odd Woman Out: Essays and Stories, her first book, is rated 5 stars on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. It intimately exposes the nature of identity in the life of a performing artist, snapshotting the search for a self Chartoff could love, and someone else’s self to love, too, She found and married him seven years ago and became a happy step-mother to his fabulous prefab kids.

She has been teaching “Charismatizing Improvising and Acting” in private classes and online coaching for years. For info and testimonials, go to Charismatizing.com. Her performing website is MelanieChartoff.com.  

You can find her on Facebook here for Charistmatizing and Melanie Chartoff, or @melaniechartoff & #melaniechartoff elsewhere.

Now, imagine we are preparing for Thanksgiving (can you believe it’s the day after tomorrow?) when the conversation turns to this week’s episode of the podcast. We would love to hear your thoughts–leave a comment below!

S4 Episode 1: Resources

In season four, episode one of the podcast, Addey, Nicole, and Amber talked about what it’s like running a literary journal. After taking a peek behind the literary journal curtain, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

Imagine we are talking about Thanksgiving plans (can you believe the holiday is next week already?) when the conversation turns to this week’s episode of the podcast. What did you think about the information shared in this episode? Let us know in the comments below!

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 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!