Writing In Suburbia
An unedited, unscripted, uncensored pro writing podcast for pro writers or those that want to make a living with their writing. The daily grind of writing while dealing with everyday life. Caution: mad rambling ahead!





October 2015
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Welcome to another episode of Writing In Suburbia!

This week I get real about how income can flip on a dime (no pun intended). I also talk a little about getting back to my roots of being a pulp fiction writer. Okay, I talk a lot about getting back to my roots of being a pulp fiction writer.

And there might be some thoughts on soup and working food service.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep14.mp3
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That's right, Alex, I'll take potpourri for $100!

Yep, this week's episode is a hodgepodge (which I just found out is one word. Who knew?) of topics from music while writing to quantity v. quality to whatever. I'm all over the place in this one! ALL OVER THE PLACE!

And I play some blues harp, because blues harp.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep13.mp3
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Welcome to the latest episode of Writing In Suburbia!

I have survived Dragon Con! I talk about that, but mainly I talk about the importance of prioritizing your life and knowing what you are willing to sacrifice and what you are not willing to sacrifice. I get slightly choked up. Slightly.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep12.mp3
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Writing In Suburbia #11 is brought to you by toast. Yummy, delicious, nutritious toast. Find your toast, people. Find your toast.

Also, I talk about cons (conventions) and the practical and personal benefits of attending. I also talk about making sure you take care of yourself. FIND YOUR TOAST!

Oh, and the last thing- find your toast.

It all makes sense in the podcast. Trust me.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep11_9-2-15.mp3
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Here be Episode 10 of Writing In Suburbia. I talk a lot about how, as writers, we prepare for failure and rejection, but rarely do we prepare for success. You know, when things actually go right. That's a lot harder to deal with than you think.

I also enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee. Mmmmm, coffee...


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep10_7-26-15.mp3
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Welcome back to more of Writing In Suburbia!

In this episode I talk about what bugs me about being a pro writer while totally owning up to how lucky I am to be doing what I do. It's pure privileged whining, that's for sure.

And I rant about how neglected our public education system is. RANT!


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_ep9_8-19-15.mp3
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On this week's Writing In Suburbia, I go into the differences between writing on spec and writing on contract. I talk a little about the risks and rewards of each and why I have chosen one path over the other. Sort of.

And I sneeze.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep8_8-14-15.mp3
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That's right, folks! I delve into the exciting, and deadly, world of business taxes! Get thee to an accountant! Let their black magic be worked upon thee!

I also talk about laundering. Actual laundry, not money. I let my accountant do all my money laundering. Wait...is this thing on?

Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep7_7-29-15.mp3
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In this episode I chat about my specific formula for writing a novel a month. Well, not really a month. Actually, it is a... Oh, just listen to the damn podcast!

And I talk about my Jeep. And other stuffs. I probably hate on social media.


Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep6_7-24-15.mp3
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In the fifth episode of Writing In Suburbia, I discuss the juggling act of figuring out what to write next. I discuss the problem of committing to projects too soon which could lead to missing prime opportunities that haven't shown up yet. It's not a Catch-22, not a Sophie's Choice, it's a juggling act!

I also talk about cleaning the kitchen. Becuase that place gets gross.

Direct download: Writing_In_Suburbia_Ep5_7-8-15.mp3
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