The WIP Podcast

The WIP Podcast
Four creative friends talking about creative things! The WIP Podcast follows four writers as they deep dive on the creative topics that matter to them (and hopefully you too!)

#32: Crash & Burn
Sep 17, 2018 • 58 min
When we crash and burn and have to throw away parts of our writing, it can hurt - this episode we talk about how to get up and over that obstacle. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send us a line! email: Twitter:…
#31: Lather, Rinse, Revise
Sep 9, 2018 • 74 min
On the heels of our first draft episode, we discuss the art of rewriting vs revisions and the handful of projects we have in these stages now. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send us a line! email: Twitter:…
#30: Everyone Remembers Their First (Draft)
Sep 2, 2018 • 64 min
It’s time to stop hating on first draft. It’s also time to stop being precious about them, too. In this episode the WIP Pod team talks about love and hate in the drafting process. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send us a line!…
#29: WIPPOD, School of Witchcraft and Creativity
Aug 26, 2018 • 74 min
Hey friends, welcome back to the WIP Pod! This week we’re going back to school by sharing our favourite ways to continue our creative learning. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send us a line! email: Twitter:…
28 - Pew-Pew’s of Love!
Aug 1, 2018 • 70 min
Hey listeners, welcome back to the WIP Pod! This week we talk about falling in love with new projects, what we need to really get us to work on them and not just slap the idea in our slush pile. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send…
#27 - Home Is Where Your Desk Is
Jul 24, 2018 • 68 min
Hey, WIP-per snappers! This week we talk about our writing and creative spaces and what we need to get into the zone! Some of us are needier than others. Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Send us a line! email:…
#26 - Regrets, We Have a Few
Jul 8, 2018 • 68 min
This week Athena leads a conversation about regrets: things we wish we had known back when we started our creative journeys. It’s not all doom and gloom though. Think of this episode as a session of creative therapy. Have questions or topic ideas you…
Jun 26, 2018 • 96 min
Today we dig into something a liiiittle bit different than usual - fandom. We talk about The Good, The Bad, The Ugly…and of course, the fandom’s that got us started and are keeping us going. From Fall Out Boy & JPOP to Harry Potter and Steven Universe, we…
#24 - Relaxing All Cool Outside…the Podcast?
Jun 12, 2018 • 68 min
Since Maggie is off getting married, and Athena’s with her, we have a special guest today! R. R. Campbell is here to talk to us about what we do when we aren’t writing - in this case, how we “chill”. The conversation gets deep as we talk about what it…
#23 - Ending on a Cliffha-
Jun 3, 2018 • 56 min
Welcome gentle listeners, to today’s episode - where your hosts chat about cliffs, hangers, where they go and what to do with them. Also, mostly talking about how many we hated and what makes cliffhangers worth it or not. Have questions or topic ideas you…
#22: Talking the Long Game with Zoraida Cordova!
May 27, 2018 • 50 min
This week the WIP team talks about nvaigating the publishing “long game” with special guest, Zoraida Cordova! Follow Zoraida on Twitter: Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Get at us! email:…
#21: Get Your Brag On
May 15, 2018 • 83 min
When it comes to creative pursuits, it can be easy to get down on yourself, especially when you don’t think you’re accomplishing as much as you’d like. But the truth is, we all have a lot to celebrate, so this week Maggie and the team do exactly that!…
#20: We’ve Got Character
May 6, 2018 • 82 min
Characters! Love them or hate them, they’re the beating heart of any good story. This week Rey hosts an engaging convo about tips, tricks, and processes for creating compelling characters. Plus, we take a quick tangent to talk about #cockygate. Have…
#19: Be My Beta (Reader)
Apr 29, 2018 • 100 min
Beta readers are such valuable parts of the writing process. Bri hosts this week’s topic and covers what exactly beta readers do, how to find them, and how to be the best beta reader you can be! Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Get…
#18: Workin’ 9 to 5 (or, Y’know, Whenever)
Apr 27, 2018 • 80 min
Staying on top of your creative ambitions when you’ve got a full-time job is HARD. But creating full-time comes with its own unique challenges too. Athena leads this week’s conversation about the pros and cons of each lifestyle. Have questions or topic…
#17: Breakthroughs Not Break Downs
Apr 8, 2018 • 69 min
This week is full of breakthroughs: not only do we FINALLY figure out our audio woes, but we also share our favourite writing breakthroughs with you! Maggie hosts this episode full of inspiration and poop jokes. Have questions or topic ideas you would…
#16: Catch-Up Time!
Mar 29, 2018 • 83 min
Rey pointed out that it’s been a long time since we’ve filled everyone in on what we’re working on, so that’s exactly what we do in this episode! Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Get at us! email: Twitter:…
#15: Oh, the Places You’ll Write
Mar 18, 2018 • 75 min
The band is finally back together and this week Bri leads a hot mess of a conversation about the importance of research! Have questions or topic ideas you would like to share? Get at us! email: Twitter: All of the…
#14 Assholery - A Tale of Crispy Marshmallows
Mar 11, 2018 • 69 min
This week we talk about everyone’s favorite tropes: hate-to-love and assholes with hearts of gold! We break down what the formula is for these tropes, why we love them, and cry about our examples for the entirety of the episode. This was recording in…
#13: Revisions aka Once More, With Feeling
Mar 4, 2018 • 89 min
We’re back! After a longer than expected hiatus, the WIP team (minus Rey. Boo to allergies) jumps right back into things. This week the topic is revisions and the listener questions are plentiful. Have questions or topic ideas you’d like to share? Get…
Episode #8 - What’s Up, 2018?
Feb 22, 2018 • 78 min
Technical difficulties won’t stop Rey from hosting this timely chat about our creative goals! Here’s how we won and failed in 2017, and how we’re going to make 2018 kick ass.
#12: Hard Work VS Good Luck
Feb 5, 2018 • 65 min
Is there some kind of algorithm for success in the creative industry? Rey leads this discussion about hard work, good luck, and the truth behind common misconceptions.
#11: You Can Pants If You Want
Jan 28, 2018 • 62 min
Are you a plotter or a pantser? Or Maybe you’re a plantser? However you write, Bri wants you to know there’s no wrong way to do it. Also, this episode is totally haunted and we’re very sorry!
#10: Procrastination Station
Jan 27, 2018 • 57 min
Athena hosts this conversation about procrastination. The WIP team talks about what makes them avoid doing the work and tricks for getting over it.
Episode #9 - SUCCESS!
Jan 14, 2018 • 52 min
Maggie takes something ugly and turns it into a thoughtful discussion about how we determine and measure success in our creative pursuits.
Episode #7: The Pen Name Game
Dec 30, 2017 • 61 min
Bri’s thinking about taking on a pen name. She hosts this week’s discussion about the whys and why-nots and other best practices of playing the pen name game. We answer a couple listener questions and go off on a couple tangents too!
Episode #6: Smut Smut Baby
Dec 26, 2017 • 74 min
Romance writer in residence, Athena leads a fun and sexy conversation about writing smut!
Episode #5: Anarchy in NA
Dec 17, 2017 • 79 min
We’re sober again and Athena is back! Maggie hosts our highly anticipated convo about the New Adult age category in fiction. BRACE YOURSELF FOR STRONG FEELINGS!
Episode #4
Dec 10, 2017 • 120 min
Rey, Bri & Maggie get drunk and talk about queer shit. Athena is still on vacation. Strap in babes - this is a long one (with a surprise for people who listen the whole way through!)
Episode #3
Dec 2, 2017 • 92 min
This week Bri leads a conversation about querying! We go off the rails a few times, making this another long episode. But there’s a lot of useful info in this episode, we swear!
Episode #2
Nov 26, 2017 • 64 min
Time to talk about building your characters from the ground up and killing your darlings.
Episode #1
Nov 26, 2017 • 96 min
An introduction to your lovely hosts, what they’re working on, what it means to be “published”, and how we feel about “losing” NaNoWriMo 2017.