Ep 102: Discarded Ideas

June 9, 2020

Not every idea makes it from the spark of inspiration to “The End”. Some get tossed along the way. This week, the Misfits talk about what story ideas they’ve had to toss, how to know when it’s time to shelve a project, and how to move on after.

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you decide what ideas to keep and which ones to ditch?

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Ep 101: Branding

June 2, 2020

How do you tell readers who you are as a writer and what kind of experience they can expect from you time and time again?

This week, the Misfits weather the storm of branding.

Eliza’s AOTW: How do you approach branding?

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Ep 99: Language Style

May 19, 2020

What you say and how you say it says a lot about you. This week, the Misfits talk about hoe they make language choices for both their characters and their narrators.

Eliza AOTW: What type of language do you use in your writing?

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Ep 98: No Conferences…Now What?

May 12, 2020

May is the month where we all start dusting off our suitcases, order our swag, and get ready for conference season to kick off…but not this year. So what are your options for learning and networking in this new stay at home world?

Eliza AOTW: What conferences did you plan to attend? How will you spend that money now to learn and network?

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Ep 97: State of the Market

May 5, 2020

The book market is notorious for its ups and downs, but the past few months have been enough to make you want to pull your hair out. This week, the Misfits talk about where they see things going and how to weather the storm.

Eliza AOTW: How do you intend to weather the instability of the market?

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Bonus Episode: Check In

April 28, 2020

The Misfits check in with with their highs and lows while staying at home during the pandemic.

Eliza’s AOTW: Tell us how you’re doing!

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Ep 96: Heroines

April 21, 2020

What makes a great heroine? What do they tell us about the time we’re living in?

This week, the Misfits discuss what makes heroines far more than just the “female version of” anything and how critical feminine heroism is to good storytelling.

Eliza’s AOTW: What makes a great heroine to you?

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Ep 95: Heroes

April 14, 2020

The would needs a good hero right now. So that’s what Adrienne & Eliza are talking about this week–their favorite hero archetypes to both write and read.

Eliza’s AOTW: What is you favorite type of hero to read and write?

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Ep 94: Newsletters with Mel Jolly

April 7, 2020

Marvelous Mel Jolly joins the Misfits thus week to help them with their newsletter woes and she brought freebies for the whole class!

Eliza’s AOTW: Do you have a newsletter? Do you have any tips and tricks that you use to help connect with your subscribers?

Drop us a line and tell us about your newsletter!

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Ep 93: Writing During Difficult Times

March 31, 2020

This week, the Misfits check in to discuss how they are adapting to the new normal.

Eliza’s AOTW: How are y’all doing? We want to hear it. Stay safe!

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