Thinking Religion 14: Thinking Out Loud 91: Homemade Root Beer – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth is joined by UNC’s own Molly McConnell this week (Merianna is on maternity leave). They dive deep into the nature of reading, writing, and spicy beverages. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ravens in Winter by Bernd Heinrich The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead The … Continue reading Thinking Religion 14: Thinking Out Loud 91: Homemade Root Beer – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 13: Thinking Out Loud 90: Creating the Feels – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the importance of including and invoking emotions in readers. They discuss what they have to overcome as writers in order to cause suffering for their characters and create whole, full characters. Of course, they also talk about dogs, leaf blowers, and Baby Harrelson imminent arrival (who arrived on November 12, … Continue reading Thinking Religion 13: Thinking Out Loud 90: Creating the Feels – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 12: Thinking Out Loud 89: Camaraderie Over Word Counts – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of collaboration, especially during NanoWrimo. They talk about how much confidence is instilled when you connect into a network of people. They also discuss how women writers have been made more of an appearance in the publishing world and why that is. Elizabeth Gilbert on The Late Show … Continue reading Thinking Religion 12: Thinking Out Loud 89: Camaraderie Over Word Counts – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 11: Thinking Religion 57: We Can’t Stop and We Won’t Stop – Thinking.FM

Thomas and Sam discuss the role of N.C. State as an upsetter along with the role of religion in presidential politics with talk about private and public hermeneutics of the 2016 candidates (and the weather in Tallahassee). Show Notes: Why Can’t Christians Join the Revolution? | Al Mohler Fear and Voting on the Christian Right … Continue reading Thinking Religion 11: Thinking Religion 57: We Can’t Stop and We Won’t Stop – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 10: Thinking Out Loud 88: Toughening Up – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna follow up their conversation from last week about the importance of protecting your content. Then, they recount their experiences at recent conferences and how they are learning that they need to be tougher with the authors they work with in order to help authors put their best work into the world. They … Continue reading Thinking Religion 10: Thinking Out Loud 88: Toughening Up – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 8: Thinking Out Loud 87: Own Your Own Content – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth, Merianna, and Sam talk about the commodity of content and how authors should disseminate that information. They advise authors that they shouldn’t help the rich get richer, but help build their own audience. Show Notes Chuck Wendig Rebooting the Novel Chuck Wendig One Star Reviews Sell More Books Cliff Notes Indie Web POSSE 4 … Continue reading Thinking Religion 8: Thinking Out Loud 87: Own Your Own Content – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 6: Thinking Out Loud 86: 10,000 Hours Worth of Expertise – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their upcoming conference and why they continue to work in the field of publishing. They also talk about what makes you an expert and when you can call yourself an expert. Elisabeth reminds them both that: “That’s what we do, make it possible for people to get published.” Show Notes … Continue reading Thinking Religion 6: Thinking Out Loud 86: 10,000 Hours Worth of Expertise – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 5: Thinking Out Loud 85: Alternate Universes vs. Altered Universes – Thinking.FM

Show Notes Great Dane Doesn’t Want to Get Up Great Dane Doesn’t Want to Share Love Collie’s Talking Collie Singing to Puppy Survival and Adventure Stories Stormy Weather The Wild Shore: Three Californias (Wild Shore Triptych) The Year of the Flood Oryx and Crake What Elisabeth and Merianna are Reading The post Thinking Out Loud … Continue reading Thinking Religion 5: Thinking Out Loud 85: Alternate Universes vs. Altered Universes – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 3: Thinking Out Loud 84: Solopreneurs – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about building audience and expanding your market as a solopreneur. They talk about the stresses and joys of owning your business. They also talk about the progress in their own writing projects. Show Notes 5 Rules of Solopreneur 9 Reasons There’s New Never Been a Better Time to Be a Solopreneurs … Continue reading Thinking Religion 3: Thinking Out Loud 84: Solopreneurs – Thinking.FM

Thinking Religion 1: Thinking Out Loud 83: Putting Characters In Their Place – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about developing the place as you write a manuscript and the dilemma of floating characters. They also discuss the stalling or need to take a break that comes after pressing send and how to overcome that and continue to write! Show Notes A Bug’s Life Honey, I Shrunk the Kids What … Continue reading Thinking Religion 1: Thinking Out Loud 83: Putting Characters In Their Place – Thinking.FM