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.
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...
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...
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...