Podcasts

#WriteWhatYouKnow, Your Experience Is Valuable

By KJ / Sunday, December 4, 2016

Episode 30 Show Notes: #WriteWhatYouKnow, Your Experience Is Valuable kjdellantonia.com 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 #WriteWhatYouKnow, Your Experience Is Valuable Locally Laid, Lucy B. Amundsen The Shephard’s Life, James Rebanks The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owens What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher, Edited by Lee Gutkind Searching for John Hughes: […]

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#WriterGifts, ‘Tis the Season to Write

By KJ / Thursday, December 15, 2016

Episode 32 Show Notes: #WriterGifts, ‘Tis the Season to Write kjdellantonia.com 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 KJ’s Twitter Jess’ Twitter KJ’s Instagram Jess’ Instagram #AmReading Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple Dublin Murder Squad Series, Tana French The Pie Life, Samantha Ettus Babies Ruin Everything, Matthew Swanson […]

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#GetTheFacts

By KJ / Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Episode 44 Show Notes: #GetTheFacts kjdellantonia.com 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 […]

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#OpenYourMouth

By KJ / Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 73 Show Notes: #OpenYourMouth kjdellantonia.com 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 #OpenYourMouth Sarah Stewart Taylor Katherine Roy Neighborhood Sharks, Katherine Roy The Expeditioners, S.S. Taylor, illustrated by Katherine Roy How to be an Elephant, Katherine Roy Cathedral, David Macaulay Writers House, A Literary Agency Making a Literary Life: Advice for […]

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#CheckingIn

By KJ / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Episode 60 Show Notes: #CheckingIn kjdellantonia.com 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 #CheckingIn Sarina Bowen David Sedaris BibMe We Turned Out Okay Podcast, Karen Lock Kelp Stay, Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy #AmReading The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness, Jennifer Latson Story Genius: How to […]

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#AcademicStuff

By KJ / Monday, July 10, 2017

Episode 61 Show Notes: #AcademicStuff kjdellantonia.com 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 #AcademicStuff The OpEd Project Amy Gutmann The Conversation #AmReading Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy, Mo Gawdat

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#WhatIsADraft

By KJ / Monday, July 10, 2017

Episode 62 Show Notes: #WhatIsADraft kjdellantonia.com 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 #WhatIsADraft Scrivener Jenny Milchman Jenny Bent #AmReading Flashmob, Christopher Farnsworth Ready Player One: A Novel, Ernest Cline Above Suspicion, Joe Sharkey NewYorker.com Golden Hill, Francis Spufford Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West , […]

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#PubDay

By KJ / Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Episode 64 Show Notes: #PubDay kjdellantonia.com 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 #PubDay Sarina Bowen Genius Link Canva Stencil Author Central GoodReads BookBub Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning, and Growing Together through Books, KJ Dell’Antonia & Susan Straub #AmReading The Happy Horse: An Amateur’s Guide […]

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#SummerWriting

By KJ / Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Episode 65 Show Notes: #SummerWriting kjdellantonia.com 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 #SummerWriting Sarina Bowen Scrivener Sketchnoting #AmReading Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done, Jocelyn K. Glei 21st Century Creative Podcast Happier in Hollywood Podcast, Liz Craft & Sarah Fain Invisibilia Podcast Memoirs of […]

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#CrunchedForTime

By KJ / Monday, August 14, 2017

Episode 66 Show Notes: #CrunchedForTime kjdellantonia.com 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 #CrunchedForTime   #AmReading Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel, George Saunders The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand The Almost Sisters, Joshilyn Jackson Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores, Meadow Rue Merrill Jon Ronson Jon Ronson’s Podcast, The Butterfly Effect The […]

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#MysteryWriting

By KJ / Monday, August 14, 2017

Episode 67 Show Notes: #MysteryWriting kjdellantonia.com 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 #MysteryWriting Sarah Stewart Taylor The Expeditioners Series, Sarah Stewart Taylor Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Sarah Stewart Taylor, James Sturm, & Ben Towle O’ Artful Death (Sweeney St. George Mystery), Sarah Stewart Taylor Story Genius: How to Use Brain […]

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#HireAPublicist

By KJ / Monday, August 28, 2017

Episode 68 Show Notes: #HireAPublicist kjdellantonia.com 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 #HireAPublicist Peabody Essex Museum Sarina Bowen Blurb is a Verb Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, Carolyn See #AmReading Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts, Ryan Holiday Horse People: Scenes […]

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#FromAtoBook

By KJ / Monday, August 28, 2017

Episode 69 Show Notes: #FromAtoBook kjdellantonia.com 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 #FromAtoBook Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction, Catherine Pearlman Gatehouse Media #AmReading The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls Stable Relation: A memoir of horses, healing and country living, […]

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#FreshFallStarts

By KJ / Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Episode 70 Show Notes: #FreshFallStarts kjdellantonia.com 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 #FreshFallStarts Gretchen Rubin Lisa Woodruff, Organize 365 Nanowrimo, National Novel Writing Month Sarina Bowen Pipsticks Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and Increase Parenting Satisfaction, Catherine Pearlman Sarah Stewart Taylor Julie Lythcott-Haims Rachel […]

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#YouAndYourBookstore

By KJ / Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Episode 71 Show Notes: #YouAndYourBookstore kjdellantonia.com 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 #YouAndYourBookstore Musing, the online magazine I edit for Parnassus Books: https://parnassusmusing.net/ Parnassus Books main bookstore site: http://www.parnassusbooks.net/ A Word on Words, the literary interview show I co-host: http://awordonwords.org/ More bio stuff about me, links to my nonfiction writing, etc.: […]

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#NaNoWriMoPrep

By KJ / Monday, September 18, 2017

Episode 72 Show Notes: #NaNoWriMoPrep kjdellantonia.com 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 #NaNoWriMoPrep National Novel Writing Month Story Genius Sarina Bowen NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program #AmReading To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines, Judith Newman You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman, Judith […]

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#BeginnersFiction

By KJ / Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Episode 59 Show Notes: #BeginnersFiction kjdellantonia.com 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 #BeginnersFiction Sarina Bowen Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning, and Growing Together Through Books, KJ Dell’Antonia Laura Vanderkam On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King Mediabistro HBO Series Girls 90 Days to […]

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#ChangingSeasons

By KJ / Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 58 Show Notes: #ChangingSeasons kjdellantonia.com 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 #ChangingSeasons Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris Naked, David Sedaris Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling Why Not Me?, Mindy Kaling Wendi […]

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#FamilyMemoir

By KJ / Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Episode 45 Show Notes: #FamilyMemoir kjdellantonia.com 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

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#GiveItARest

By KJ / Monday, April 3, 2017

Episode 46 Show Notes: #GiveItARest kjdellantonia.com 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, […]

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#SpeakingCircuit2

By KJ / Monday, April 3, 2017

Episode 47 Show Notes: #SpeakingCircuit2 kjdellantonia.com 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 **contract** **checklist** 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 […]

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#StickWithIt

By KJ / Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Episode 48 Show Notes: #StickWithIt kjdellantonia.com 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 #StickWithIt Creative Nonfiction Misery, Stephen King Laurie Abkemeier, DeFiore and Company Is it the homework, or is it your kid?, KJ Dell Antonia Write Your Book in 2017: How to Set Goals that Lead to Success, KJ Dell Antonia […]

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#BooksForWriters

By KJ / Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Episode 49 Show Notes: #BooksForWriters kjdellantonia.com 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 […]

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#WriteMore

By KJ / Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Episode 50 Show Notes: #WriteMore kjdellantonia.com 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

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#BeingAnonymous

By KJ / Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 51 Show Notes: #BeingAnonymous kjdellantonia.com 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 […]

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#WritingAdvice

By KJ / Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 52 Show Notes: #WritingAdvice kjdellantonia.com 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 #WritingAdvice Literary Hub Emily Temple On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King Kurt Vonnegut Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers, Carolyn See Sarina Bowen From A to Bee: My First Year as a […]

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#WritingIsHard

By KJ / Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 57 Show Notes: #WritingIsHard kjdellantonia.com 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 #WritingIsHard Why Time Flies, Alan Burdick At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging while Wandering the Globe, Tsh Oxenreider PodLit: The Podcast of Creative Nonfiction I’ve Taught Monsters, Jessica Lahey, Creative Nonfiction On Writing: A Memoir of the […]

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#TravelWriting

By KJ / Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 56 Show Notes: #TravelWriting kjdellantonia.com 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 #TravelWriting Globetrotting Mama – Heather Greenwood Davis National Geographic Travel Amanda Palmer Globetrotting Mama: Family Road Trip in an RV #AmReading At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging while Wandering the Globe, Tsh Oxenreider Home Away: A Year […]

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#HumorWriting

By KJ / Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 55 Show Notes: #HumorWriting kjdellantonia.com 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 #HumorWriting Wendi Aarons McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Wendi Aarons Listen to Your Mother, Wendi Aarons Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan The Mouthy Housewives, Wendi Aarons Sarina Bowen On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King Scary Mommy Drew Maga […]

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#ListenerQuestions

By KJ / Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Episode 54 Show Notes: #ListenerQuestions kjdellantonia.com 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 #ListenerQuestions American Society of Journalists and Authors #AmWriting with Jess & KJ Podcast: Episode 5: #AmConferencing, Writing it Down and Making Connections Edit Your Life Podcast, Christine Koh & Asha Dornfest The Mom Hour Podcast, Sarah Powers & Meagan […]

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#BookProposals

By KJ / Monday, May 15, 2017

Episode 53 Show Notes: #BookProposals kjdellantonia.com 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 #BookProposals David Sedaris The Art of the Book Proposal: From Focused Idea to Finished Proposal, Eric Maisel Gretchen Rubin’s Podcast On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King Joanna Penn Dan Blank American Society of Journalists and Authors […]

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#ActuallyTypingWords, Stay in the Chair and Write Now!

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess grapples with a perennial issue, KJ warns about using friends as writing fodder, and is it always a bad idea to procrastinate? Episode 9 Show Notes: #ActuallyTypingWords, Stay in the Chair and Write Now! Ow, It Hurts Grown & Flown ASJA Sunday Review #ActuallyWritingWords John Irving Sarah Stewart Taylor, The Expedition Logs Best Practices Stranded on Moral High Ground Chewbacca Mom’s Kids get Scholarships Octopus Video #StuffWeWishWe’dWritten Is Lizzie Grubman a Changed ‘Party Girl’? The View from […]

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#DeadofExposure, Should You Write for Free and Great Long Reads

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess’s heart acts up and KJ worries about the atrophy of certain writing muscles, and inspiration striking at the wrong time. Episode 8 Show Notes: #DeadofExposure, Should You Write for Free and Great Long Reads Should You Write for Free? I did, once, for The Atlantic. Here’s the piece I wrote for free that went viraland led to The Gift of Failure. Well Family pays! Washington Post On Parenting pays! Motherwell Magazine pays! Jess’ blog KJ’s blog College Application Essay by […]

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#AmResearching, Keep Those Notes Organized, and Remember When…

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which KJ and Jess talk about how they organize their research and wax nostalgic about their first successful pitches. #amwriting #ampitching #amprocrastinating Episode 7 Show Notes: #AmResearching, Keep Those Notes Organized, and Remember When… Best Practices: Organizing Research Scrivener, by Literature and Latte Our friend Sarah, who uses Scrivener for fiction Dropbox #AmPitching Mothering Magazine On Writing by Stephen King, in which he mentions paper clips, not staples.  Time Out: New York I wrote “Benjamin’s Bookshelf” for The King’s English Bookshop […]

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#AmRecommending, Tech Tools (High and Low) and A Special Contest

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess reminds us that word counts are not suggestions and KJ warns of the perils of the Butterfly Effect. Episode 6 Show Notes: #AmRecommending, Tech Tools (High and Low) and a Special Contest Ow, It Hurts Track Changes Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey Best Practices Bean Yoga Pillow TapeACall Olympus Digital Recorder Pound Foolish, Helaine Olen Rev.com Livescribe 3 #AmPitching Mothering Magazine Vermont Public Radio #StuffWeWishWe’dWritten Game of Throne’s Epidemic of Kid-Killing, Megan Garber Eligible, Curtis Sittenfield Nextdraft […]

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#AmConferencing, Writing it Down and Making Connections

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ go into the closet (excuse the squeaky door) and discuss the values of the writers conference, and the dangers of writing in your head. #amwriting #ampitching #amprocrastinating Episode 5 Show Notes: #AmConferencing, Writing It Down and Making Connections This American Life, The Radio Drama Episode Light Up Pen Ow, It Hurts Grit, Angela Duckworth #AmPitching Conference: Association of Journalists and Authors Parent Hacks, Asha Dornfest #StuffWeWishWe’dWritten Illicit, Moises Naim Playing the Woman Card, The Washington […]

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#AmInterviewing, The Art of the Interview and Ignoring the Inbox

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which KJ shares her love of sheep and Jess offers some sensible sources for inspiration. #amwriting #ampitching #amprocrastinating #aminterviewing Episode 4 Show Notes: #AmInterviewing: The Art of the Interview and Ignoring the Inbox Ow, it Hurts Grit, by Angela Duckworth K.J.’s piece on Angela Duckworth and Grit, “Raising a Child with Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit.” Vermont Public Radio Commentary Series Jess’ commentaries on Vermont Public Radio Stuff We Wish We’d Written “By the Light of The Moon,” […]

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#AmPitching, Good Strategies and Unexpected Hurdles

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which events conspire to put KJ behind on her assignments and Jess cancels plans for building a sauna. #AmPitching #AmProcrastinating #AmWriting Episode 2 Show Notes: #AmPitching, Good Strategies and Unexpected Hurdles The Professor in the Cage by Jonathan Gottschall The Informed Parent by Emily Willingham and Tara Haelle The Path by Christine Gross-Loh and Michael Puett Yes, I want a sauna but apparently don’t need one because it gets really hot in my eaves – I mean my podcast studio.

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#AmOverwhelmed, Killing Other People’s Darlings and Timing Pitches

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which KJ struggles with killing other people’s darlings and Jess waxes rhapsodic about audiobooks. #amwriting #ampitching #amprocrastinating Episode 3 Show Notes: #AmOverwhelmed, Killing Other People’s Darlings and Timing Pitches Foster Families Share Their Stories of Love and Loss at Well Family and the Foster Parent Diary column at what was Motherlode, now Well Family. Infomagical Challenge from the Note to Self Podcast with Manoush Zomorodi. “Six Hours, Eight Buses, the Extreme Sacrifices Detroit Parents Make to Access Better Schools.” by Erin […]

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#WriteNow, Feed Your Writing, with Reading, Bouncy Balls and Silence

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which KJ abandons her To-Do List, Jess commits to writing 1,000 words a day on her vacation; and the virtues of busying the body to free the mind. Episode 10 Show Notes: #WriteNow, Feed Your Writing With Reading, Bouncy Balls, and Silence Brock Turner Story #Butts & Chairs Talks with Teachers, Jessica Lahey #Best Practices Stephen King I On Writing Daniel Radcliffe Interview BBC Documentary, JK Rowling The Maze Runner Tom Clancy Books Joseph Campbell Medium.com #StuffWeWishWe’dWritten The Focus […]

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#AmDissecting, Adding Structure to Creativity

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which KJ works on her Moth story and her book, Jess starts a project with her son, and your assignment – take something apart. Episode 11 Show Notes: #AmDissecting, Adding Structure to Creativity The Gift of Failure #AmWriting with Jess & KJ The Moth Podcasts Amy Brill’s Future Perfect Laura Vanderkam Angela Duckworth’s Grit Jennifer Senior’s All Joy and No Fun Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy? The Secrets of Happy […]

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#MistakesWereMade, The Quest for Truth and Perfection

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ examine the spectrum of mistakes that writers can make, and they argue the merits of listening to an audiobook versus reading the book. Episode 12 Show Notes: #MistakesWereMade, The Quest for Truth and Perfection The Gift of Failure, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ #Ow,ItHurts Anne of Green Gables Best Practices Dragon Naturally Speaking Steven Strogatz #AmReading The American Academy Of Pediatrics Just Changed Their Guidelines On Kids And Screen Time, Jordan Shapiro Flow […]

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#AmProcrastinating, with Frankensock and Poop

By KJ / Thursday, August 11, 2016

…in which Jess discusses the allure of cow manure and KJ shows off her knitting prowess. Episode 1 Show Notes: #AmProcrastinating, with Frankensock and Poop Catherine Newman, K.J.’s accountability buddy and author of Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness is fantastic, and she can be found here. Jenny Lawson, a,k.a. the Bloggess, is also fantastic, and her anecdote referred to the writing process for her most recent book, Furiously Happy. A Series of Catastrophes and Miracles: A True Story of Love, Science, and […]

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#AmBlogging, Should I Start a Blog?

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ talk blogging, KJ tries bullet journaling and Jess needs help keeping her butt in the chair on the road (even her Mom is helping). Episode 20 Show Notes: #AmBlogging, Should I Start a Blog? “Bullet Journal” website “The Tech-Savvy To-Do List: A Bullet Journal,” the Wall Street Journal article on the Bullet Journal and its creator, Ryder Carrol Blogging: KJ’s blog Jess’ blog The thing KJ wrote that Jess totally loved, “I Woke Up Grumpy and Dragged […]

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#WorkingMess, Harnessing the Energy of Spontaneity

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ allow themselves to work messy. KJ picks up the pieces of a frustrating week, and Jess rushes to meet a 36-hour deadline. Episode 18 Show Notes: #WorkingMess, Harnessing the Energy of Spontaneity The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ Vermont Public Radio #AmReading Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, Tim Harford Wired to Create: Unraveling […]

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#OwItHurts, Taking Care of the Body While Flexing the Mind

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ consider how to keep your muscles from waning as you wax poetic with pen and paper. KJ recommends getting messy with your creativity and Jess speaks to a physical trainer about staying limber in the chair. Episode 17 Show Notes: #OwItHurts, Taking Care of the Body While Flexing the Mind #AmReading Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford Adapt, also by Tim Harford!  The Undercover Economist Kazoo: The Magazine For Girls […]

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#FreshFallStart, Vacation Was Nice Now Back to Work

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ get ready to go back to school. Jess works on her dialogue with Aaron Sorkin and KJ recommends using the weekend to easy the little tensions of the week. Episode 16 Show Notes: #FreshFallStart, Vacation Was Nice Now Back to Work The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ Vermont Public Radio Best Practices Scrivener Reading with Babies, Toddlers, […]

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#BeforeTheBook, Things You Can Do to Ensure the Success of Your Work

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ discuss identifying, building and engaging an audience that enjoys your work. Episode 15 Show Notes: #BeforetheBook, Things You Can Do to Ensure the Success of Your Work The Gift of Failure, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ Vermont Public Radio Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail Your First 1000 Copies: The Step by Step Guide to Marketing Your Book, Tim Grahl Blog Her Crafty Chica Jenny Lawson Heather Armstrong Ilovetowatchyouplay.com Tough Sh**: […]

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#ItTakesTwo, How to Write with a Partner

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which romance novelist Sarina Bowen returns to speak with Jess and KJ about writing with a partner from establishing a workflow, to hashing out an agreement. Episode 14 Show Notes: #ItTakesTwo, How to Write with a Partner The Gift of Failure, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ Sarina Bowen The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus The Understatement of the Year, Sarina Bowen Elle Kennedy Reading with Babies, Toddlers, and Twos: A Guide to Laughing, Learning and Growing […]

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#HowItsDone, A Step By Step for Self-Publishing

By KJ / Tuesday, September 20, 2016

…in which Jess and KJ speak with romance novelist Sarina Bowen about self publishing, everything from choosing a pseudonym to marketing the finished product. Episode 13 Show Notes: #HowIt’sDone, A Step by Step for Self Publishing New York Times, Well Family The Gift of Failure, Jess Lahey #AmWriting with Jess and KJ Sarina Bowen The Ivy Years, Sarina Bowen Purity, Jonathan Franzen Tom Wolfe MOBI EPUB Kindle Direct Author Central Draft2Digital iBooks KOBO BarnesandNoble Steadfast, Sarina Bowen Goodreads Rookie Move […]

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