I Should Be Writing

by Mur Lafferty (mightymur@gmail.com) · · · CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 · 27 subscribers

Award-winning podcast for newbie writers that's been online since 2005! If you're new and unsure how get (and keep!) going in your writing career, this is the show for you.

As a device-addicted person, please know this podcast is not from some high and mighty mountain, but somewhere right beside you in addicted-land. I got up this morning and put my tablet AND switch inside my lockbox. Too much to do, and I was ready to fart away the day on Fallout Shelter! Break from streaming until August 4, when I will announce new and exciting changes to my content! July 22, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 51 (Episode 602) | murverse.com Copyright 2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-SA 3.5 License

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So happy to have back to the show to talk about how careers aren't necessarily a straight line! Streams are canceled for the near future because I'm taking some time off for vacation and birthday and stuff. Back early August! I Should Be Writing...
I've been hammered with good and bad news this week and I'm kind of shell shocked. So this is a bit rambling. You've been warned. schedule for week of July 19-24: M. CANCELED (because look at Tuesday!) T. 1pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart...
Bypassing the fact that a lot of people think that competent women are Mary Sues, we talk about what happens when your characters ARE overpowered, and how to handle their conflicts. schedule for week of July 19-24: M. CANCELED (because look...
I'm behind on posting these, but this was right after we got back from our Buffalo trip to see the in-laws for the first time since Christmas, '19. I'm a bit scattered but I'm here! I Should Be Writing credits: production by , theme song by ,...
Confidence is definitely a fake it till you make it game. Later we talk grudges and their worth. Join us on the next livestream! June 24, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 46 (Ep 597) | murverse.com Copyright 2005-2021, Mur Lafferty | BY-NC-ND 3.5 License
[ISBW] Self Sabotage June 30, 2021
I've been trying to figure out why I'm balking at doing my best with everything I do. I think I've discovered some self sabotage behind my fear reactions to things. June 22, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 45 (Ep 596) | murverse.com Copyright 2005-2021, Mur...
[ISBW] This Is A Test June 23, 2021
Im not ashamed to say that I am stuck in my WiP, and I'm asking the audience what they've learned from me to help me get over this hump, because, honestly, it helps to hear it from someone else. June 17, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 44 (Ep 595) |...
From the Discord comes a question that requires some discussion and nuance. Why are some writers judged for the monsters they create and others aren't? But it goes beyond imagining a monster. NOTE- This episode has some crude, albeit SFW, language....
[ISBW] Repetition June 16, 2021
Sometimes the best lessons need to be taught again and again. At least, they do for me, so I'm sharing with you. ___ All streams, June 14-19 -- please note nonstandard times in bold: 6.14 (M) 1:00, Live Writing for Extra Life, Audience Participation...
[ISBW] Point of View June 12, 2021
It was a weird day. I talked about POV and the like. All streams, June 14-19 -- please note nonstandard times in bold: 6.14 (M) 1:00, Live Writing for Extra Life, Audience Participation 6.15 (T) 3:00, I Should Be Writing Live 6.16 (W) 1:00, Ditch...
I encourage beginners to write as bad they want to be, because that's the only way to be good. But the same goes for those of us a little further into our careers. for beginners in creative pursuits. June 14-19: Latest stream times (EDT) ...
[ISBW] Mythbusting June 7, 2021
Look, let's be honest. Finishing a book and turning it in may not feel awesome. It may feel draining and depressing. And when you're told you SHOULD be happy, you wonder what the heck is wrong with you. Spoiler- Nothing is wrong with you. Then we talk...
It's a weird thing, realizing that persistence is simply the art of managing boredom. And it's really hard to be bored right now. June 7-12: Latest stream times (EDT) -- please note new times in bold: 6.7 (M) 1:00, Live Writing for Extra Life,...
[ISBW] ADHD Revisited June 5, 2021
I'm reading The Disorganized Mind and trying to think of some new ways to deal with ADHD and how it affects my writing. In other news, I've been thinking about my stream, and how the Monday AMA is not really doing much AMA. I'm going to be raising...
[ISBW] Audience Choice May 26, 2021
I took much more of an emotional hit this week than I thought, and so I leave the topics up to the chat. But we also talk self care. May 24 - May 28: Latest stream times (EDT): 5.24 (M), 12:30, AMA/Hangout 5.25 (T), 3:00, I Should Be Writing Live...
Well, I have redundant backups, and yet I STILL lost something. So we go over some things to keep in mind when you are thinking about your writing and not necessarily the health of your computer. May 24 - May 28: Latest stream times (EDT): ...
[ISBW] The Larpening May 24, 2021
Last day on Role Playing a writer's life. It's been a rough two weeks, which is why this is late. Sorry about that. Things are back to normal, so here come the episodes! May 11, 2021 | Season 17 Ep 34 (Ep 585) | murverse.com Copyright 2005-2021,...
By popular demand we bring you , my former agent, current friend, and freelance editor! We attempt more LARPing but overall just chat. NOTE, my producer usually cuts out the interaction with the live chat to make for a smoother experience for...
Confidence is one of those weird emotions you can fake until you make it. So if we're pretending to be a confident writer, what else can we pretend to be? We begin the Save the Cat! beat sheet as a LARP and it gets interesting. May 9 - May 15: …