Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

S2: Episode 12 – Destination: Plot Depot: The Hero’s Journey

Welcome to Plot Depot! This week we cover Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and break down each section using ‘Into the Spider-Verse’. Outlines don’t always work. The Hero’s Journey is one of the most popular ones used by fantasy authors. It certainly doesn’t work for everyone, nor should it be prescriptive. In this episode, we aim to understand how each section can move the character’s inner journey alongside the physical one. We might end up breaking our books, or possibly fix them! Happy writing!

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