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!

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 […]

Tina Shelton and Independent Publishing Part 2

What We’re Drinking:

We’re drinking mystery booze?

Oh no. Oh dear sweet god no.

Smells like rubbing alcohol. Tastes like rubbing alcohol. Never, ever again. I don’t know what James did to this particular listener in order to […]

Indie Publishing with Tina Shelton!

What We’re Drinking:

Today we decided to have a little bubbly, to celebrate the release of Hot Mess! Because I find proseco a little sweet, we went with Cava, a spanish style sparkling wine. I selected Poema brand cava, […]

Starting the Story

What We’re Drinking:

This episode we enjoyed a can of Top Cutter IPA, from Bale Breaker Brewing Company in Moxee, Washington. Neither James nor I are IPA fans. This was a very hoppy IPA, but it had a kind […]


What We’re Drinking:

This episode, we opened with some reposado tequila from Espolon. This is one of my favorite tequilas, and is in a reasonably affordable price range. It’s probably available where you live, and James and I both […]

It Begins!

Welcome to the Rough Writers Podcast! We’re two authors at the begining of our careers, hoping to share what we have learned (and will learn) through the process of writing and publishing our fiction. We won’t always get it right, but hopefully we’ll learn the hard way and pass it on to you so that you can avoid some of the pitfalls. […]