Thursday, February 8, 2018

Resolutions and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Hey, so we’ve reached February. That time-honored month where we get to replace the burden of resolutions with the burden of getting the romance thing just right. But be thankful because expensive flowers, carb-filled chocolate, and long restaurant lines serve as an excellent distraction from our disappointment from an early resolution failure.

The good news is that we’re not alone. Studies suggest that by February, nearly 70% of “resoluters” have abandoned their pesky self-promises. So, we’re all trying to move on and forget we ever made them . . . much like the way we wish to forget that unfortunate Hanson Um-bop CD we purchased.

So, in this episode, SK, Kat, Shanny (whatever her name is these days) and Raymond chat about everything “resolutions.” We’re not trying to make anyone (especially ourselves) feel bad. We just want to demonstrate that we all pretty much suck at them and why we probably shouldn't care . . . or completely give up.

Here are some of the show highlights:
  • What “Org” word does Shanny want on her resolution list.
  • The resolutions EVERYONE sets.
  • Why rewards don’t keep you motivated.
  • Why you should set (or reset) your resolution list using the “Toddler Method.”
  • And how you can see Shanny and Raymond’s fitness journey in images.




Did you make any resolutions for 2018? Do you have any tips to help Raymond stay motivated? Let us know in the comments!

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Wit Without Wisdom


 The new podcast is here! The new podcast is here!



"Exploring the artful confusion of being human 
. . . as seen through the eyes of storytellers."


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Exploring the artful confusion of being human as seen through the eyes of storytellers. In each episode, we bring you snarky discussions of today's hottest life hacks, studies, and advice—as found on the internet and . . . your neighbor's social media feed. :P





In our first episode of Wit Without Wisdom, join us as we give you a sample of what to expect in the upcoming months. Find out SK's real first name, the "study" about studies, why Raymond is afraid of nanny cams, and the nine things you should stop doing on Facebook.


Take a listen and tell us about YOUR biggest Facebook pet peeves!

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Art of Editing with Editor Lynda Dietz


For many writers, editing can be a topic more painful than even writer’s block. Grammar rules often seem better suited for a math class than for our beloved creative endeavors. So we brought our favorite editor, Lynda Dietz, into the studio to discuss the mysteries, misconceptions, and frustrations behind editing.
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Feel free to stalk Lynda over at her website: Easy Reader Editing 🙂
And here’s Lynda with Raymond & SK back in 2016
. . . celebrating meeting for the first time on Raymond’s birthday . . .
(Yes, as you can tell, alcohol was involved)

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Reviews: Trolls and Treasures

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Reader reviews can exhilarate the writer or send them to the dark pits of despair and rejection. But in all the good and the bad, there are important clues within even the most critical reviews that can help a writer improve their craft. In this episode, we discuss how to separate the hurtful from the valuable and turn every review into a positive learning experience.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Bestsellers: The Awful Truth


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Think bestseller lists are all about top sellers? Think again. In this episode, we unravel the mysteries behind the seven surprising factors that go into selecting a bestselling novel. We also discuss some of the methods that Indie authors have used to achieve a coveted place on these lists and how Amazon’s new approach may be an independent author’s best shot at becoming a household name.
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Comparing the Costs of Book Services



In this episode, we break down the novelist’s essential book services. The discussion centers around the options you need v. those you can do yourself, and we unravel the pricing systems behind each. Plus, we’ll explore the two most important considerations: the cost of an author’s copy and book distribution options.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

In the Studio: A Q&A Author’s Special



This week, we’re taking a deeper look into the minds of our two favorite authors. Unfortunately, they weren’t available so we decided to interview each other. And to add a bit of fun, we had no idea what the other might ask. So, here is an opportunity to discover what Raymond’s theme song would be, his most outrageous bar bill, which sitcom helped Kat learn English, and what it’s like for an introvert to become a podcaster.
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