I Should Be Writing

by Mur Lafferty · · · CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 · 27 subscribers

"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.

Please Note,While Solicitor Kenner is A lawyer, she's still not YOUR lawyer, so do not take anything said here as direct legal advice. Open * 2022 Word Count: 68178 ?? * Writing Retreat coming at the end of May Good News Good News * Team Rejection count: 171 * Sourdough starters growing up and ready to go to school Main Topic: Your Writing, Copyright and Intellectual Properties * Trademarks, and referring to brands in fiction * Fair Use: The Rules, The Limitations, and Usages * Titles cannot be copyrighted * The defenses of intellectual properties, the good and the overreach …

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Tags: arts, literature, science, fiction, fantasy, writing, arts/literature

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Open 2022 Word Count: 68178 Writing Retreat coming in May Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 150 Main Topic: On Supporting Characters Whydunit is more important than Whodunit The Afterparty on Apple TV It’s good to focus on moving...
Main Topic: Unwritten Etiquette The etiquette of talking about reading stories by your other author friends Don’t ask if they read it, don’t ask if they liked it The Blurb: the asking and the being asked The unwritten rules for signing lines...
[ISBW] Rejectomancy May 7, 2022
Main Topic: Rejectomancy Revisited Diving into the alchemy of deciphering rejection letters Does the story fit the magazine it’s being submitted to? Social Media: the game is afoot and no one knows the rules Try to level up networking skills Links...
Main Topic: Story Engine Unboxing: Story Engine… we have cards! Booster: Eldritch Horror set Today’s quandary is how to run a giveaway for the spare Story Engine set. Roll for wild luck. Walking through the decks, and how to use them to help you...
Main Topic: Distractions Sometimes, we just need a person, pet or thing to bounce ideas & questions off of The games more fun to play have the more intricate and fleshed out stories Writing on side projects when you get stuck on a primary project...
Open 2022 Word Count: 65178 Your Mur doesn’t pun, and your daddy doesn’t rock ‘n roll Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 141 ?? Spoilers Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff – April 30, 6pm Eastern Main Topic: Examinations of...
Please note as of April 21, 2022, I Should Be Writing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives 4.0 License. Open 2022 Word Count: 50200 Science research! Good News Good News Team Rejection count:...
Main Topic: Talking taxes, money, habits, and news Amazing reveals in 2022 Hugo Finalist announcements Spoilers Club reminder: copy giveaways next week Tangling with Taxes, what can help freelancers YNAB: How advances work (a...
Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 115 First new Ditch Diggers has arrived! Main Topic: How You Should Use Social Media (At Your Career Stage)? Elon Musk. Buying into Twitter. Because speech freedoms confuse him? Facebook is the...
Open 2022 Word Count: 44000 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 111 Ditch Diggers returns April 4, Noon Eastern! Book Club: “One for All” by Lillie Lainoff Main Topic: Important yet Boring writing related side topics Are you doing...
NOTE- Releasing early so everyone knows to come see the return of Ditch Diggers on April 4, 2022, on Twitch! Open 2022 Word Count: 43300 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 108 Ditch Diggers returns April 4, Noon Eastern! Book Club News:...
Open 2022 Word Count: 41200 (?) Does Mur need her own cruise? Signs point to “yes” Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 100 Ditch Diggers returns April 4! SFWA Membership requirements have been updated Main Topic: Applied Self Help...
Open 2022 Word Count: 41200 (?) Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 93 (maybe? Bots broke themselves) Ditch Diggers returns April 4! Horizon Forbidden West Family Game Time Main Topic: Agents, and the Magic We Need them to Do Listener...
Open 2022 Word Count: 39600ish Ursula’s word count today: 1120 Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 93 Main Topic: Ursula Vernon. ‘Nuff Said. A Wild T. Kingfisher Appears! Here There Be Cursing… Sushi Good, deep fried fish bad… wait,...
Open 2022 Word Count: 38500? Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 93 Last chance Hugo nominations (ends March 15) Upcoming changes at Escape Pod Main Topic: Brain weasels When brain weasels attack and charge down riding the avoidance...
Open 2022 Word Count: 38083 Good News Good News Team Rejection count: 81 Yay Premee Nebula nom Yay secret project update Notes on Writing the Other [ dog cam and dog treats activated ] Main Topic: Falling into those Fiction Traps, and Ways to...
Open 2022 Word Count: 37083 Good News Good News Hugo nominations are open through March 15 Team Rejection count: 81 Nebula Awards Finalists announced, and there was much rejoicing! Ditch Diggers update Main Topic: Task Avoidance Hows and Whys ...
Open 2022 Word Count: ~34809 Doing character research… ? Good News Good News Hugo nominations are open through March 15 Team Rejection count: 78 ISBW Book Club launch imminent Main Topic: Why most writers can't duplicate Sanderson, told through...
ISBW S18 Ep18 Open 2022 Word Count: ~34000 Good News Good News Hugo nominations are open for 2022 Team Rejection count: 55 Main Topic: The Agency that Characters Should Have Giving lead & side characters the ability to make choices about...