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Intro Music by Fretts!

Our intro and our outro music is Your Government Loves You and Wants You to be Happy, by Fretts! If you love it as much as we do, you can find more beautiful music at fretts.bandcamp.com!

Characters That Aren’t Your Main Character.

What We’re Drinking:

Camarena Tequila. It’s a reposado. I love reposados. This is a very sweet and mild repo. It’s smooth and light, an easy drinking tequila.

What We’re Saying:

What the hell just happened? Why did we spend […]

Thanks for the Memoiries.

What We’re Drinking:

Golden Gate Gose from the Almanac Brewing Company. James liked this, but he didn’t think it was as good as the other sours I’ve brought him. I liked the fact that I could taste more […]

Milieu: Finding Your Story’s Place.

What We’re Drinking: Tequila! Gracias a dios! This is only the second tequila we’ve had since starting the podcast, which is crazy since it’s both of our favorite. We’re drinking Cazadores Tequila Anejo. I tend toward reposados more because […]

Quickies: The Mystique of the Short Story.

What We’re Drinking:

St. Clement Vintner’s Merlot! Ooh, Classy. Normally Merlots aren’t my favorite, I tend toward drier wines. But this wasn’t awful. Nice mouthfeel, fresh cherries.

What We’re Saying:

Tina is with us again!

I’m not great at […]

Voice in Writing.

What We’re Drinking:

Kulshan Red Ale. Kulshan is a local brewery that makes some very lovely beer. Today we’re drinking their red ale, which is one of my preferred beers of theirs. It tends to be heavier on the […]

He Said, She Said: The Art of Writing Dialogue.

James thinks dialogue is one of my strengths as a writer. I have no accurate understanding of my abilities because impostor syndrome, so we’ll just go with it. […]

What We Hate About Science Fiction/Fantasy, Part 2!

Content warning! This episode includes frank discussion about rape in science fiction and fantasy, in both books and television/film.

What We’re Drinking:

Bernard Griffith Syrah Port, 2012. It was waaaay too sweet for both of us.

What We’re Saying:

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Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams: The Truth About Writer’s Block

What We’re Drinking:

Here Gose Nothing! A wild fermented sour beer from Destihl brewery. I love sour beer! This was one I found in the fall that was later panned by a beer podcast that I listen to as […]

Get Critical: Giving and Receiving Feedback

What We’re Drinking:

100% Rye Whiskey from the Woodinville Whiskey Company. It’s microbarrelled! I really liked this one, and I’m not a whiskey drinker. It had a really clean taste, without the overwhelming oak that puts me off whiskeys […]