Episode 51: #BeingAnonymous

...in which Jess and KJ consider when you can or when you should use a nom de plume or no nom at all. They also debate the pros and cons of anonymizing your sources.

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#BeingAnonymous

The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

Glennon Doyle Melton

#AmReading

Rebecca Mead

Margaret Atwood's Grimly Relevant Additions to the "Handmaid's Tale", Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker

Margaret Atwood, The Prophet of Dystopia, Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker

How the Liberty Bell Won the Great War, Smithsonian Magazine

Episode 50: #WriteMore

...in which Jess and KJ compare notes about time management tools and share parts of the job they’re tiring of; Jess rethinks speaking agents and KJ contemplates strategies for writing away from home.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#WriteMore

RescueTime

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, Laura Vanderkam

#AmReading

The Teacher's Guide to Student Mental Health, William Dikel

Small Admissions, Amy Poeppel

Episode 49: #BooksForWriters

...in which Jess and KJ recommend many and sundry books to get you or the aspiring writer in your life excited about writing, some inspiring, some practical.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#BooksForWriters

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King

Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, Carolyn See

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers, Betsy Lerner

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott

The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing, Francis Flaherty

Between Me and You: Confessions of a Comma Queen, Mary Norris

Thinking About Memoir, Abigail Thomas

A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

To Show and Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction, Phillip Lopate

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing, Richard Hugo

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Janet Burroway

Story: Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting , Robert McKee

Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, Benjamin Percy

Refresh, Refresh: Stories, Benjamin Percy

The Lie that Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction, John Dufresne

Fiction First Aid, Raymond Obstfeld

The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, John Truby

The Art of the Book Proposal: From Focused Idea to Finished Proposal , Eric Maisel

Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published, Susan Rabiner & Alfred Fortunato

A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams, Michael Pollan

 

Episode 48: #StickWithIt

...in which Jess and KJ confess to not playing hooky as much as it might sound. KJ updates us on her Burn Chart and her looming May 1st deadline, and Jess shares some tools for working with editors. Also the dangers of cooking with wine, and where do dogs come from?

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

Episode 47: #SpeakingCircuit2

...in which Jess and KJ have more tips on fostering a speaking career. Jess explains the true purpose of the green M&M contract rider, and shares many other things she’s learned on the Speaking Circuit...the hard way.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

 

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#SpeakingCircuit2

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Ava Chin

Moo.com

Seth Godin

The Creative Penn

Using Improv Techniques for Creativity and Tips on Facebook Ads: Andrea Vahl

#AmReading

Language at the Speed of Sight: How we Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It: Mark Seidenberg

Will's Red Coat, Tom Ryan

AudioFile Magazine

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, J.D. Vance

Rich Roll Podcast

We Turned Out Okay Podcast

 

Episode 46: #GiveItARest

...in which Jess and KJ grapple with the challenge of not getting things done, and that’s OK! KJ’s on a media diet as her manuscript deadline looms, and Jess is repurposing work and taking naps.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#GiveItARest

#AmReading

The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest, Douglas Whynott

Smithsonian Magazine

Everywhere Wonder, Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr

I Stink! / I'm Dirty!, Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance

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Episode 45: #FamilyMemoir

..in which Jess and KJ talk with Meghan Walbert about Foster Parent Diary, her column about foster parenting from the New York Times. They discuss the many perils that come with writing about real people, especially your family, like how to share without over-sharing, how to write about your kids and the need for editors who have your back.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#FamilyMemoir

Meghan Moravcik Walbert

Episode 44: #GetTheFacts

...in which Jess and KJ emphasize the importance of good research. They explains the many facets of conducting primary research, from hiring a pollster to interviewing a source; otherwise read everything you can and keep your research straight (see episode 7)!

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)

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NY Times Well

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey

#AmWriting with Jess and KJ

The Atlantic

Vermont Public Radio

Grown and Flown

#GetTheFacts

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age, Daniel Levitin

Dinner: A Love Story: It All Begins at the Family Table, Jenny Rosenstrach

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

Lisa Belkin

Jessica Lahey Speaking

#AmReading

French Kids Eat Everything, Karen LeBillon

No Cheating, No Dying. I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried to Make it Better., Elizabeth Weil

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, Emily Esfahani Smith

The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future, Ashlee Vance

Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms, Amanda Steinberg