Series: Shipping & Handling

Join Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary Inc. and Jennifer Udden of Barry Goldblatt Literary LLC as we discuss books, publishing, writing, fandom, and more!

Episode 65: Parental Warnings for Swears

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss trigger warnings, author responsibilities, and rapid release scheduling, among other things.  Thank you to this week’s donors, Alice, Alison, and Alyssa! Thank you also for arranging your names…

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Episode 64: Incitement & Stakes

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss inciting incidents, raising the stakes, word count, comp titles, and more! This episode’s topic was suggested by John Appel on twitter!  Got suggestions for beating writer’s block? We’d love to hear…

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Episode 63: The Slow Realization That Nothing Makes Sense

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss world building- how to do it, what not to do, and examples of when it’s done right. Also, typos, covers, and more! This episode’s topic suggested by on twitter.  Like the podcast? You can support us…

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Episode 62: Cool For The Summer

In this episode Bridget & Jen discuss what the F happens in publishing during the summer (spoiler alert: the same thing that happens every other time of the year, except it’s warmer), answer reader questions, and talk about HBO’s Chernobyl!…

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Episode 61: The belt says “I Love Them”

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss author self-advocacy, navigating cliques, and general author survivalship. Special thanks to our donors this week, L.T., Bridget, and Maria!  Discussed in this episode:  Lana Wood Johnson -…

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Episode 60: U Up?

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss what the heck happened midway through episode 59, what happens when an agent moves agencies, contingency plans for becoming George RR Martin famous, and more! Thanks to this week’s donors, Felicity and…

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Episode 59: Things That Matter Except When They Don’t

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss awards nominations, six figure deals, how much we love fake dating, Jen’s sputtering rage and fascination about Theranos, and more! This is a bit of a silly episode, for reasons that we will be able to…

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Episode 58: Pitch Contests, How Does It Work?

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss the merits, drawbacks, and etiquette of twitter pitch contests, talk about when to leave your agent (again??) and the relative usefulness of constant vigilance.  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one…

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Episode 57: Dig Two Graves

In this episode Jen and Bridget discuss SurveyGate, finding the right agenting fit as an author, and more!  Thank you to this week’s donor, Caroline!  Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and…

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Episode 56: Summarize This

In this episode, Bridget and Jen discuss synopses, writing on proposal, and how freaking cold it is outside. Like the podcast? Support us by buying one of the books we mention in this podcast and using our affiliate links (below! Currently only Amazon…

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