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Start With This
The creators of Welcome to Night Vale Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink believe the only bad writing is not writing. Start With This is a podcast gone creativity playground designed to put your ideas in motion. Each episode centers around a writing topic. Then they give listeners two short assignments: something to consume and something to create. Make something—anything. Then make something else.
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4.7 stars from 347 ratings
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now that Joseph is gone I hope that we'll have some episodes of just Jeffrey monologuing for forty minutesRead full review »
A Faceless Young Woman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/21
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xpyxd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/21
Not gonna lie, I started listening to this because I’m a huge Night Vale fan, but this has easily become one of my favorite podcasts! I don’t write as a job or anything, but as someone who often uses writing as an outlet, this is super cool to listen to! Hearing what these two have to say about a...Read full review »
gabe likes things via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/21
Recent Episodes
Burnout is real and it comes around on the regular. Guest: Janina Matthewson, https://twitter.com/j9andif CONSUME: Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! (anime series) CREATE: Think of a story or project you’ve let sit idle. Write a letter from the point of view of someone who has just bought, or...
Published 08/13/21
Writing more with less. Guest: Brie Williams, https://twitter.com/briezillionaire CONSUME: Getting on with James Urbaniak (podcast), specifically episode 22 “Status” CREATE: Write a 200-400 word short story, It can be a monologue. Or it can be a dialogue. But every sentence must be short. Make...
Published 07/09/21
How do you land the ending? CONSUME: Three options: 1)The last three pages of Inherent Vice, starting where the character gets on the freeway. 2) The last four minutes of Six Feet Under. Easily found on youtube by searching “Six Feet Under ending”. 3) Pick one of your favorite ending. Could be a...
Published 06/11/21
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