Scratch Paper Podcast

A writing-related podcast

Welcome to the end of “Season 1”–what I’m calling my first 1.5 years of podcasting. This will be the last episode for a while, and I hope you’ll listen in! I share my favorite episodes, books, and TV, whether or not I think my podcast was a success, and my big turning point. Links mentioned:…

Read More Scratch Paper Podcast, Ep. 33: Lessons learned after 1.5 years of podcasting!

*This draft is terrible**This draft is perfect!* Sound familiar? Listen in for five steps to get started revising that terrible/perfect draft. I share how I managed to revise my 120-page thesis in two weeks, plus my favorite way to tie a big project together (with highlighters! And lists!). Also! Scroll down for a free ebook–newsletter…

Read More Scratch Paper Podcast, Ep. 32: 5 Steps to Start Revising + Free Ebook!

After a 2-month hiatus, I decided to share how I work as a writer, from idea to draft to what feels to me like “finished”–when my work goes out on submission. My process has changed significantly since I began working with my agent, but whether or not you work with an agent, you can find…

Read More Scratch Paper Podcast, Ep. 31: My writing process & how you can make it your own

Last episode, I talked about how to interview for nonfiction writers. Luckily, the stakes are lower for fiction writers. There are a lot of fun ways you can use books and people’s expertise to help write your story. In this episode, I share how unexpected resources (like self-published ebooks) have helped me create believable characters…

Read More Scratch Paper Podcast, Ep. 30: Research for fiction writers