Episode 98: Tackling First Chapters and Green Eggs and Ham

January 20, 2019

First chapters can be the toughest part of a book. Not only does it have to hook the reader, but it has to establish so much. Halle and Marissa have tips and tricks to help you out as well as questions about Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. Like what if it was a thriller? Come listen in and find out.


Episode 97: Proofreading and Laps for Your Creativity Cocktail

January 6, 2019

The first of our new format has the last of the editing series and new writing exercises. Proofreading is often the most heard of editing as it is the last check before a piece of writing goes out. Join Halle and Marissa as they introduce new secret segments and go over exciting writing exercises!


Episode 96: Would You Buy It? #7

December 30, 2018

Would You Buy It is back and this time with some special rules! Choosing from New York Times Best Books of 2018 list. Will Halle and Marissa find a book summary that catches their attention? Come and find out!



Episode 95: What If: Hunger Games

December 23, 2018

Halle and Marissa are back asking what if questions where they then try to see the changes that would be made. Today’s book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Come listen in to what they’ve asked.


Episode 94: Conquering Copyediting

December 9, 2018

Confused by copyediting or just needing a refresher? Then Halle and Marissa have just the thing for you! Covering what is and isn’t copyediting as well as handing out tips, they have what you need. Come listen in and conquer copyediting.


Episode 93: Frankenstory

November 25, 2018

A new game is here! Come listen to Marissa and Halle face off as a guest judge listens in as they try to think of a story on the fly. If that weren’t hard enough, the guest judge throws out words at random that the speaker must incorporate into the story. Who will win and who will freeze under the pressure?


Author Spotlight: Jennifer Hart

November 11, 2018

Come meet Jennifer Hart a children's book author and illustrator. Her debut novel, "Baxter Goes To Imagination Land", is the first in a series. It is designed to teach children about creativity, kindness, and adventure starring her real-life dog, Baxter. Come listen to Jennifer, Marissa, and Halle talk about Jennifer’s books, Book for a Book, and writing children’s books.


Episode 92: Villainy At Its Finest

October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween! On this special day, it is important to look back on one’s favorite villains that terrify the soul. Who would make your top list? Grab some candy, dim the lights, come listen to Halle and Marissa list their favorite villains, and see how many would be on your list.


Episode 91: Is Co-Writing For You?

October 28, 2018

Writing can be a process of solitude...or it can be a collaborative journey filled with action, adventure, and drama, if it’s right for you. If you’re on the fence about co-writing, then come in and listen to see if co-writing is for you. Halle and Marissa are here to talk about their experiences and offer some advice.


Author Spotlight: Brian Rouff

October 21, 2018

Meet Brian who started his creative writing career during a midlife crisis. He has published four books and after many years in the advertising business, he has plenty of wisdom for everyone. Marissa and Halle sat down with him to discuss where ideas come from, using Vegas as a setting, and the hardships of writing a novel.

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