I Should Be Writing

"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.



episode 6: Words to Throw Away

S19 Ep06

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Good News Good News

  • Station Eternity gets a second printing!
  • Team Rejection Count: 19

Main Topic: There are No Wasted Words

  • Do you really need that many words before you get to the real story?
  • “In media res” isn’t always the best way to start the action/story
  • Ask questions of your characters to get going
  • Free writing can loosen the words/ideas
  • Playing with character names
  • Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe
  • All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (Edge of Tomorrow is movie adaptation)


  • The Hot Mic
  • Socials: Twitter, Mastodon, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Focusmate
  • Station Eternity is OUT by the way.
  • Support via Patreon!
  • John Anealio on Bandcamp
  • I Should Be Writing tea blends
  • Support local book stores! Station Eternity, Six Wakes, Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition and more!
  • OR Get signed books from my friendly local store, Flyleaf Books!

February 9, 2023 | Season 19 Ep 06 | murverse.com
Copyright 2023, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License

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