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2020 is here! What did you achieve in the 2010s? Tempest and Aleen talk about why they dislike this question, and interrogate what "achievement" really means. They go on to discuss how they're reframing what an accomplishment looks and feels like, and their creative goals for 2020. Links and...
This week, Rosemary Orchard joins Aleen and Tempest to talk about the writing process. They discuss productivity topics like getting over barriers to creativity, not holding yourself to impossible standards, and establishing a writing ritual that works for you. Also, perhaps a writer’s most...
Conferences are essential places to meet new people and expand your creative community, so in this episode Tempest and Aleen talk about their recent experiences at XOXO and why creating intentional community spaces at conferences like it matters. They also dive into the focus of many talks at the...
It's time to talk about the F word: failure. Aleen and Tempest tackle mistakes and how to frame those experiences to be productive instead of destructive. They also discuss seeking constructive criticism from trusted sources, embracing the "happy little accidents" Bob Ross taught us about, and...
You might want to grab your friends for this one, because Tempest and Aleen are talking about building small communities. Tempest talks to Alethea Kontis, Monica Valentinelli, Stina Leicht, and Shveta Thakrar about their own collective and how they lean each other for support and motivation....
Where is the line between inspiration and appropriation? In this episode, Aleen and Tempest talk about learning by copying—and what questions to ask yourself to ensure that your final product isn't still a copy. They also dive into the nuances of drawing from different cultures, how to...
Tempest and Aleen get back to the future (well, the present) with a new episode about the value of habits — and how and why they don’t work for everyone. They’ll discuss the importance of sticking with routines — and when to stop being productive long enough to do the things (like eating) that...
This week, Tempest and Aleen talk about how to stay creative under the mental toll of life in America in 2019; the importance of friends, family, and community to sustain your creativity; using data to figure out what works for you, without judgment; when you should or shouldn’t listen to...
Get your shovels, because this week, Aleen and Tempest are discussing how to bury the dreaded “shoulds,” and focus instead on what you want to be doing. Also: The importance of saying “no” to things; the powerful motivation of avoiding a 9-to-5 job; how to find a word count goal that works for...
Today the spotlight is on Tempest! Learn about her recent trip to Egypt, where she got the idea for her novel, and hear her epic retelling of Antigone. Links and Show Notes Support Originality with a Relay FM Membership Tempest's Patreon Become a Relay FM Member
This time around, Kelly Sue DeConnick joins Tempest and Aleen to talk about learning from critique and criticism (and practicing how to take the feedback), how people perceive the series Bitch Planet, and the importance of collaborative relationships. Guest Starring: Kelly Sue DeConnick Links...
We're baaaacccckkkkK! We use our triumphant return to talk about why the show was on hiatus, getting through stressful times, saying no, and letting go of The Shoulds. Links and Show Notes Writing Begins With Forgiveness: Why One of the Most Common Pieces of Writing Advice Is Wrong Jonathan...
"Drawing is a form of expressing story without using words," says our guest Grace Fong. In this episode, Tempest, Aleen, and Grace explore how artists tell stories, how they add to existing stories, why mind palaces are important, and how travel contributes to it all. Guest Starring: Grace...
In a world and an era when everyone is vying for attention, how do you you stand above the crowd, make yourself heard, build an audience? Guest Starring: Marisa McClellan Links and Show Notes Food in Jars Local Mouthful - Living the food life in Philadelphia and beyond Food in Jars: Preserving...
Sometimes you feel you've got to Run away you've got to Get away from the day-to-day things surrounding you The things you make Seem to go nowhere And you've lost your light For you try and try but just can't write! Guest Starring: Jodi Eichelberger Links and Show Notes Originality #17: Stuff...
Sometimes life takes you In unexpected directions And to unexpected places Like Portland Or Broadway Or entirely new continents and countries And then, sometimes, Life takes you right back to where you started So you can foster your own creativity And help others as they foster theirs Guest...
from an idea to toys to television to comics a musical sensation more fun than Hooked on Phonics it may be a remix but don't dismiss it out of hand this comic is packed with diversity and it's anything but bland Guest Starring: Kelly Thompson Links and Show Notes Kelly Thompson on Twitter...
Everyone can draw To some extent, at least Creating art when you write Results in an intellectual feast! Guest Starring: Nilah Magruder Links and Show Notes Nilah on Twitter Nilah's website How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder App Camp For Girls Writing the Other |...
Both here and elsewhere, you’ll hear it a lot: you need to find new points of view to have creative thoughts That means seeking out different perspectives maybe with someone with different objectives to create something unusual exciting and new Links and Show Notes Less Than or Equal #91: Lisa...
Imagination! It's a wonderful thing but Sometimes, you need more. Maybe you'll travel. Or go to the library. Librarians rock! Wikipedia! It's a place to get started. Footnotes are awesome. Links and Show Notes The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC Rosicrucian Park Tempest's Patreon App Camp 2020: Help...
Sometimes flexing the muscles of your creativity Means writing for something like an RPG What do people want to do? Where do they want to go? The possibilities seem endless And it’s up to you to help them enjoy the flow. Guest Starring: Monica Valentinelli Links and Show Notes Monica on Twitter...
It's almost time for NaNoWriMo A time to give your inner critic the ol' heave-ho Take some time to let the words flow You never know where this might go! Guest Starring: Jason Snell Links and Show Notes Jason on Twitter Six Colors: Apple, technology, and other stuff from Jason Snell and Friends...
Roses are red Violets are blue Women spies Are coming for you Guest Starring: Antony Johnston Links and Show Notes Antony Johnston on Twitter Antony Johnston on Facebook Antony Johnston (@antonyjohnston) • Instagram photos and videos The Coldest City by Antony Johnston Atomic Blonde [Blu-ray]...
Look in the mirror and say, "I'm good enough I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me. I deserve to make money!" Okay, that was a good first shot. Shoulders back, stand tall! You may not feel confident but it's okay to fake it. Speak clearly. Project your voice. You're good enough You're...
Collaboration: noun working with someone to create something amazing and beautiful and new S. J. Tucker joins us again to tell us about keeping her garden of creativity in riotous bloom by working with others Guest Starring: S. J. Tucker Links and Show Notes S.J. Tucker S. J. Tucker on...
What’s it like to be a vagabond? To move from place to place? Does it have pros in addition to cons? Does it give freedom to create? S. J. Tucker leads a life free. Traveling thither and yon, Between land and sea Making music for all to enjoy. Guest Starring: S. J. Tucker Links and Show Notes ...
In eight years, Dan Moren wrote and edited and published a novel. When it was done he sat back and hoped that it wouldn’t be a debacle. If he’d done his job, it would warm his readers’ hearts to their cockles. Now it’s here! Dan has created a new world, its danger full-throttle. What would he...
Aleen needs to be more productive She heard that bullet journals are conductive Not of electricity But accountability At least theoretically Tempest and Jay Miller explain How to get started without pain Just grab blank paper And a pen of some flavor Just get started! Now’s better than later. ...
There once was a person named Tempest Whose advice was simply the wisest “Practice your art! That’s where it all starts!” Even though sometimes it’s the toughest. Links and Show Notes Writing the Other classes Grit (personality trait) How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a...
Have you ever looked at your email with scorn and thought, “I could really use a unicorn to sort and tidy this digital thorn?” Be of good cheer, don’t be forlorn! There sidekicks who are foresworn to help fight our battles before we’re careworn. Guest Starring: Kathy Campbell Links and Show...
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