My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope

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


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007: Doing Your Work

“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work.” — Toni Morrison
Writing updates, quarterly planning, and my thoughts on recent events in the romance writing world. 
This Week’s Best Thing: WHISPERS …

006: The Gods Must Be Tired

On managing decision fatigue and why high output (writing all the things!) requires high input (aka my excuse for binge reading).
This Week’s Best Thing: The Ravenels by Lisa Kleypas 
Also Mentioned:
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Robin LaFevers IG Po…

005: What’s in a Name?

This week I talk writerly intuition and do some research to come up with character names.
This week’s best thing: Trailers Galore!- Aladdin trailer- Avengers:Endgame- Bel-Air
The Writer’s Well podcast: http://thewriterswell.org
Article on the Sami Concep…

004: Blood on the Page

This week I got stuck in my writing and determined I wasn’t leaving enough blood on the page.
Show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast
Mentioned in the show:- The Umbrella Academy- Madhuri Pavamani, author & poet- Franz Kafka quote and translations…

003: Forced Rest

When the flu knocks me down, I get back up again (slowly) AKA When self-care kicks you in the face.

002: Research Rabbit Holes

Researching for my novel, while trying to stay focused and grounded in the story I’m actually telling.

001: On Beginnings

Starting something new & finding your reason for being.

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