I Should Be WritingAuthor: Mur Lafferty
23 May 2022

I Should Be Writing

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"I should be writing" is what people say, but they rarely do it. This podcast is designed to help you get past those blocks, whether it's what your teacher told you when you were a kid, to being totally sure you'll never be as good as (FAV AUTHOR) so you might as well quit.

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    [ISBW] What Can A REAL Lawyer Tell Us About Copyright and IP

    Please Note,While Solicitor Kenner is A lawyer, she's still not YOUR lawyer, so do not take anything said here as direct legal advice.
     
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    • 2022 Word Count: 68178 ??
    • Writing Retreat coming at the end of May

    Good News Good News

    • Team Rejection count: 171
    • Sourdough starters growing up and ready to go to school

    Main Topic: Your Writing, Copyright and Intellectual Properties

    • Trademarks, and referring to brands in fiction
    • Fair Use: The Rules, The Limitations, and Usages
    • Titles cannot be copyrighted
    • The defenses of intellectual properties, the good and the overreach

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    Twitch schedule for May:

    • 16th Mon: 12:00pm Ditch Diggers with Matt Wallace
    • 17th Tues: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing
    • 19th Wed: CANCELED FOR MAY
    • 20th Thurs: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing
    • 23rd Mon: 4:30pm Ditch Diggers with ??? (Live from writing retreat at the beach!)
    • 24th Tues: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing (Live from writing retreat at the beach!)
    • 26th Thurs: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing (Live from writing retreat at the beach!)
    • 30th Mon: CANCELED - VACATION
    • 31 Tues: CANCELED - VACATION

    All times EDT

    May 5, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 37 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License


  • Posted on 13 May 2022

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    [ISBW] Minor Characters

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    • 2022 Word Count: 68178
    • Writing Retreat coming in May

    Good News Good News

    • Team Rejection count: 150

    Main Topic: On Supporting Characters

    • Whydunit is more important than Whodunit
    • The Afterparty on Apple TV
    • It’s good to focus on moving the plot along, but think about doing it well
    • Babylon 5 “A View From the Gallery”, and the adventures of Mack and Bo.
    • The Contagonist as Catalyst
    • Build the back stories for the minor characters just as carefully as the main characters

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    May 3, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 36 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License


  • Posted on 12 May 2022

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    [ISBW] Unwritten Etiquette for Writers

    Main Topic: Unwritten Etiquette

    • The etiquette of talking about reading stories by your other author friends
    • Don’t ask if they read it, don’t ask if they liked it
    • The Blurb: the asking and the being asked
    • The unwritten rules for signing lines
    • Reader etiquette regarding used books
    • About well-wishes for award nominations
    • Remember, reviews are for other readers, not the writer (and potential mine fields)
    • Social Media: Promotion vs Self-Promotion (balanced by volume)
    • Networking: another minefield to tiptoe through

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    Twitch schedule for week of May 9:

    • Mon: 4:30pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart
    • Tues: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing
    • Wed: 3:00pm Gaming
    • Thurs: 3:00pm NO STREAM

    April 28, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 35 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License


  • Posted on 08 May 2022

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    [ISBW] Rejectomancy

    Main Topic: Rejectomancy Revisited

    • Diving into the alchemy of deciphering rejection letters
    • Does the story fit the magazine it’s being submitted to?
    • Social Media: the game is afoot and no one knows the rules
    • Try to level up networking skills

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    Twitch schedule for week of May 9:

    • Mon: 4:30pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart
    • Tues: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing
    • Wed: 3:00pm Gaming
    • Thurs: 3:00pm NO STREAM

    April 26, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 34 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License


  • Posted on 07 May 2022

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    [ISBW] Unboxing: Story Engine

    Main Topic: Story Engine

    • Unboxing: Story Engine… we have cards!
    • Booster: Eldritch Horror set
    • Today’s quandary is how to run a giveaway for the spare Story Engine set. Roll for wild luck.
    • Walking through the decks, and how to use them to help you tell your stories
    • Buy Your Own Story Engine deck: https://storyenginedeck.myshopify.com

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    Twitch schedule for week of May 9:

    • Mon: 4:30pm Ditch Diggers with Alasdair Stuart
    • Tues: 3:00pm I Should Be Writing
    • Wed: 3:00pm Gaming
    • Thurs: 3:00pm NO STREAM

    April 21, 2022 | Season 18 Ep 33 | murverse.com
    Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty | CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License


  • Posted on 05 May 2022

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