Episode 39: Guess the Book #2

November 19, 2017

Warning: lots of swearing in this episode

It’s time to play Guess the Book again! How well do Halle and Marissa know some of their favorite books? Listen and play along, and see if they can recognize their favorite books by a small section alone.


Episode 38: Character vs Plot: What Drives Your Story?

November 15, 2017

There are three kinds of stories: those that are driven by character, those that are driven by plot, and those that are a mix of the two. Not sure whether you have a plot-driven or character-driven story? Halle and Marissa will answer your questions and explain to you the difference.


Episode 37: Criticism

November 12, 2017

Stressed about giving or getting criticism, or just want some tips? Halle and Marissa are here to help you out!


Episode 36: Would You Buy It #3

November 8, 2017

Another round of Halle and Marissa passing judgement. From the mysterious Penpal by Dathan Auerbach to the sexually insane The World According to Garp by John Irving, we'll tell you which books we would and wouldn’t buy.


Episode 35: Writer’s Block

November 5, 2017

Most writers will have it at some point and have learned a few tricks of the trade to get rid of it. Some say it doesn’t exist, but Halle and Marissa disagree and are here to provide tips to get rid of the nasty thing called Writer’s Block.


Episode 34: Our Send-Off to YA Novels

November 4, 2017

As Halle and Marissa move on to the adult novel world, they remember their favorite YA novels. From Fallen to Clockwork Angel, join them as they say goodbye to the past and move on to a new chapter in their reading lives.


Episode 33: Trick or Treating With Your Creativity

October 29, 2017

Writing exercises is back, but this time with a Halloween twist! Come listen in to new writing exercises and examples from the dark and comical minds of Halle and Marissa.


Episode 32: The NaNoWriMo Marathon

October 25, 2017

NaNoWriMo (a.k.a. National Novel Writing Month) is a once-a-year event where writers torture and push themselves to the limit to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. Halle and Marissa will give you the tips you need to run this writing marathon to the finish line.


Episode 31: Killing Burnout

October 22, 2017

Writer's Burnout is the feeling of not wanting to write, but how does one kill the feeling? Listen to Marissa and Halle discuss how burnout can affect you and how to get rid of it.


Episode 30: Our Least Favorite Genres

October 18, 2017

Everyone has that section in the bookstore they avoid whether it’s erotica, fantasy, historical, or westerns. In this episode, Halle and Marissa discuss their least favorite genres.