My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope

Hosted ByL. Penelope

Award-winning fantasy author L. Penelope shares perspectives on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing.


All Episodes

First Drafts & Second Brains

Mentioned:
– Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody – https://amzn.to/3xf7TFV
– The Anatomy of Story by John Truby – https://amzn.to/3wwAzLE
– Dan Wells’ 7 Point Plot Structure – https://blog.reedsy.com/guide/story-structure/seven-point-story-struc…

Structure Checkup

Mentioned: 
– Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland – https://amzn.to/3Mc5pjD
– Save the Cat Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody – https://amzn.to/3xf7TFV
– Agents vs. attorneys – https://kriswrites.com/2022/04/27/business-musings-attorneys/
– Doctor Strang…

Breakthrough Moments

Mentioned:
– Song of Blood & Stone – https://lpenelope.com/book/song-of-blood-and-stone/
– The Monsters We Defy – https://lpenelope.com/book/the-monsters-we-defy/
– Remarkable 2 tablet – https://remarkable.com/
– The 10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing…

Finding a Way In

Mentioned:
– Rebecca Roanhorse Black Sun & Fevered Star – https://amzn.to/3Kbl0hp
– Junot Diaz
– Whimsical.com – kanban boards, mind maps and virtual stickie notes
– Killjoys on SyFy
– Deep Space 9
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the…

Do Something Else

Mentioned:
– Atlanta on FX: Season 3, Episode 4 “The Big Payback”
– 6 Figure Author Podcast – Episode 124: Scheduling vs Winging It: Which Is More Sane for Your Author Career? https://6figureauthors.com/podcast/
– “Skip the Boring Parts” – https://austin…

What Does Success Mean?

Mentioned:
– Savage City is out! – https://books2read.com/savagecity
– What is success? https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-know-when-youre-a-successful-author/
– HB90 Bootcamp – https://heartbreathings.teachable.com/p/hb90-bootcamp
– Is i…

Existential Fatigue

Mentioned:
– Savage City book release – https://lpen.co/savagecity
– Canva graphic design – https://canva.com
– I Love That For You on Showtime – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdhfiGA8BU (Premieres April 29) w/ Paul James! (my brother)
– Beforeigners …

Fleshing Out the Story

Mentioned:
– Savage City Preorder Giveaway: https://lpenelope.com/savagecity-preorder/
– The Empires Strikes Back structure: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/movie-storystructure/star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back/
– Save the Cat Beat sheet: ht…

Creatively Inspired

Mentioned:
– The Batman
– Savage City Pre-order giveaway: https://lpenelope.com/savagecity-preorder/
– Savage City audiobook clip: https://soundcloud.com/orangeskyaudio/savage-city-by-l-penelope
– Savage City on NetGalley eBook: https://www.netgalley.com…

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