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.


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Research Rabbit Hole Redux

This week’s best thing: Leverage (TV show)
JSTOR – a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
WorldCat – a global catalog of library collections
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Alexis Daria post on time tracking to create…

The Universe is Conspiring to Help You

This week’s best thing: Inspiration!
– Austin Kleon on ideas
– The Thomas Crowne Affair (1999)
– The Great American Barbecue Showdown on Netflix
– Featured podcast: First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
 
The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, be…

Selling Direct

This week’s best thing: I didn’t work this weekend! Deadlines 1/2 done!
Under a Winter Sky anthology on pre-order – https://lpen.co/uaws
PayHip.com – for direct ebook sales
The Creative Penn podcast: How To Get Your Book Into Libraries And Bookstores Wit…

Worldbuilding in a Hurry

This week’s best thing: Requiem of Silence home stretch
Sponsor:  The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea by Kerrelyn Sparks(The entire series: https://www.kerrelynsparks.com/books-embraced.html)
Jeffe Kennedy Podcast on story structure
Courtney Milan on Smart B…

Revisiting Structure

This week’s best thing: Writing the ending of REQUIEM OF SILENCE!
Courtney Milan in EW: https://ew.com/books/courtney-milan-reveals-new-romance-cover/
Author Marie Force: https://marieforce.com/
Author Christina C. Jones: http://beingmrsjones.com/
Love J…

Legacies

Video version: https://youtu.be/IZEGZUKzxpQ
This week’s best thing: Productivity!
This week’s theme song: “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” by Smashing Pumpkins
Co-promotion: Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club – https://www.buzzsprout.com/113419
Mentioned:clic…

Broken Scene Repair

This week’s best thing: Woman’s World magazine 
– https://onestopforwriters.com – writing resources and worksheets galore!
– Mysterious Galaxy event with K. Arsenault Rivera (replay)
– Lee Allen Howard on “Scene Structure: Understanding Turning Points”
–…

Stress Relief & A New Release

THIS WEEK’S BEST THING: CRY OF METAL & BONE is out now! – https://lpenelope.com/cry
Event @ Mysterious Galaxy w/ K. Arsenault Rivera – https://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/l-penelope-virtual-event-cry-metal-bone
Locus Magazine guest post “The Optimism of Fan…

Tools & Technique

Sponsor: The Rebellious Rancher by Kate Pearce
This week’s best thing: Cry of Metal & Bone releases on Tuesday, August 11
Mentioned:
My interview on Jeffe Kennedy’s First Cup of Coffee 
Pitch Wars – https://pitchwars.org/
Launch events:
Date Night with A…

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