Write Or Die Podcast

Hosted ByClaribel A. Ortega & Kat Cho

The Write or Die Podcast shares the real stories about what it takes to become an author – the gritty, infuriating, pull your hair out because it’s been years – stories of writers who didn’t give up despite it all, and are now living out their dream. It’s hosted by authors Claribel A. Ortega and Kat Cho and releases every other Monday!


All Episodes

S3 E10: Claribel & Kat & End-of-the-Year Check-In

Claribel and Kat discuss 2020, what it was like for Claribel to debut this year, and some trends they’ve noticed in the community. Plus, they discuss methods to try...

S3 E9: Chloe Gong & Shakespeare’s Ghost is Looking Out For You

Claribel and Kat discuss #PublishingPaidMe and break down why it’s such an important conversation in publishing. Then they interview NYT bestselling debut author, Chloe Gong about These Violent Delights,...

S3 E8: Nikki Barthelmess & Growing With Your Agent

Kat and Claribel talk about virtual events and how to avoid burn out. Then they talk to YA author Nikki Barthelmess about how her life inspired her novels, how...

S3 E7: Mara Fitzgerald & So Much Wisdom With This Episode

Claribel and Kat discuss why problematic books keep getting published and why the publishing industry has to hold itself accountable beforehand so this stops happening. Then they interview Mara...

S3 E6: Paola Mendoza, Abby Sher & Please Vote!

Episode Description:  Claribel and Kat discuss how to refill the creative well (especially considering how stressful current events are on the creative mind). Then they interview NYT bestselling author...

S3 E5: Alechia Dow & Don’t Ever Lick Your Checks

Episode Description:  This week, Claribel and Kat talk about who to follow on social media to learn more about the industry and writing as well as how to discuss...

S3 E4: Alexis Henderson & A Fear Factor of Seven

Claribel & Kat discuss IP (Intellectual Property) and recent Twitter discourse. Then they interview fantasy horror author, Alexis Henderson, about her debut novel The Year of the Witching, what...

S3 E3: Janella Angeles & Emailing Andrew Lloyd Webber

Episode Description:  Claribel and Kat discuss recent Twitter discourse about sharing good news and professional jealousy. How to deal with these feelings and refer to amazing advice from Holly...

S3 E2: Shveta Thakrar & I Thought Office Jobs Would be Like TV

Episode Description:  Claribel and Kat talk about the rising discussions of diversity in publishing (both in the talent and behind-the-scenes) and how these aren’t new talks but they’re finally...

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