EPISODES SEASON 7

This is our seventh season. This season, we plan to bring you stories we love from various publications, editors who offer insight into how to get published on their sites, stories from our class and stories our listeners submit to us. You’ll also hear stories from Andrea + Allison.


A shout out to Justina Shandler, whose song, Pleasure’s all Mine is this season’s theme music.

 

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EPISODE 61: How to Stop Procrastinating + Write Your Story.

Welcome to procrastination. We’ll talk about that eventually. Also on this episode, we get into the art of speaking directly to the reader from a place of experience. And we discuss how to give advice in your story, which is really hard in a story and in life.

Jenni Berrett reads her story called You Aren’t Lazy--You’re Just Terrified: On Paralysis and Perfectionism. Jenni is a columnist at Ravishly, which is an online magazine that celebrates the mess of being human. Now that’s a celebration. And it’s so relevant to all of us messy humans, especially the messy writers among us.

 

Episode 60: If You Want to Write About Death and Get Published, Tell the Truth.

 

In this episode we’re talking about writing about death. We have a story by Leslie Gray Streeter, a columnist for the Palm Beach Post who also contributes to Modern Loss, the online magazine dedicated to normalizing the way we talk about loss.

Leslie’s story is called, What I did with My Husband’s Life Insurance Money. Leslie uses humor and a conversational style when writing about the death of her husband, the same humor and voice she’d use to write about anything.

 

We also speak with Gabi Birkner, the editor and co-founder of Modern Loss and editor of a book with the same name. Gabi reveals her process of editing and publishing stories about death. She also speaks about working with writers who are often, not only writing about very difficult and personal topics, but also submitting stories for publication for the first time.  

 
 
 

Episode 62 available March 27, 2019