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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 308 ratings
Get ready
I finally listened. First one: 5 senses. This is what I hoped this podcast would be. Thank you for the ideas. You guys are doing the world a service. I am going to start writing. Thanks
stormyweather714 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/20
xpyxd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/20
So helpful and inspiring!
I’ve loved Nightvale and Alice Isn’t Dead for ages. Getting writing insights from the geniuses behind those works has been insanely helpful. Every writer, podcaster and artist should listen!
11Leonora1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/20
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