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Author: LS Hawker, Chloe Hawker

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Weekly writing podcast with a healthy dose of sarcasm. Hosted by cynical pro thrillerista LS Hawker and fresh-faced fantasy-writing ingenue Chloe Hawker.
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The Canoe

The Canoe

2019-06-15--:--:--

Today on the podcast, Lisa and Chloe talk about canoes (the elements in your manuscript that just don’t belong). Language warning. Stuff we mentioned today:Antonya NelsonAndre DubusLighthouse Writers WorkshopJKS CommunicationsSesame StreetBody and Bone by LS HawkerChelsey EmmelhainzApollo 13The Drowning Game by LS HawkerAaron SorkinDan BrownChelsey EmmelhainzDeep Work by Cal NewportEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookMusic from https://filmmusic.io:“Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod“Daily Beetle” by Kevin MacLeodLicence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Today on the podcast, Lisa and Chloe talk about what you don’t know that you need to know. Language warning. Stuff we mentioned today:Angie Hodapp, Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary AgencyLisa’s article about beta readers on Writers DigestSave The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need by Blake SnyderWay of the Writer by Charles JohnsonChelsey EmmelhainzHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildWaitressAnna QuindlenI Know You Know by Gilly MacMillanDigital Minimalism and Deep Work by Cal NewportImogen HeapNorthern Colorado Writers ConferenceThe Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph CampbellThe Writer’s Journey by Christopher VoglerThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Throwaways by LS HawkerAvengers: Endgame (*Spoiler alert* from 34:51 – 35:45)The Book of M by Peng ShepherdStardust by Neil GaimanAnne TylerThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (audiobook narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda)Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookMusic from https://filmmusic.io:“Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod“Daily Beetle” by Kevin MacLeodLicence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Flow

Flow

2019-04-04--:--:--

Today on the podcast, Lisa and Chloe talk about flow state and other things. Language warning. Stuff we mentioned today:Axis 360Lump and Blood of 7 by Claire L. FishbackNine Perfect StrangersConfidentialThe Kiss QuotientNeil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own AutobiographyBig Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearTo Shake the Sleeping SelfEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on Facebook
In case you missed it, Chloe recorded audio from the Q&A session at THE THROWAWAYS Denver Release Event at the Aspen Grove Tattered Cover store on January 26. We had nearly 100 people and almost sold out their stock of TT paperbacks, landing me at the #1 spot on the Denver Post local fiction paperback bestseller list.  Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on Facebook
Indie Publishing

Indie Publishing

2018-10-01--:--:--

Today on the podcast, Lisa explains about THE THROWAWAYS (release date: January 22, 2019), The Vanishing Point Press Ltd., and the exhausting process of bringing a book baby into the world outside of traditional publishing. Stuff we mentioned today:The Good PlaceJack RyanThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe OfficeLizard Lounge Poetry NightVellumReedsyJKS CommunicationsEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on Facebook
Comedy Writing

Comedy Writing

2018-08-29--:--:--

Harvard Law School Parody ShowChloe as the Draco Malfoy character in 2017’s Harry Palsgraf in Fantastic Briefs and Where to File Them.    Stuff we mentioned today:HLS ParodyEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on Facebook
InterviewWe met Chelsey Emmelhainz, Senior Editor at Crooked Lane Books, at Stella’s Coffee Shop in Denver for some catching up and industry talk.    Stuff we mentioned today:Chelsey EmmelhainzQuills ConferenceCrooked Lane Books Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on Facebook
Thrillerfest 2018: Recap

Thrillerfest 2018: Recap

2018-07-26--:--:--

Thrillerfest 2018!No LS Hawker today…only Chloe got to go to Thrillerfest this year. Here’s her recap of Craftfest Day 1 as well as an interview with prolific, versatile, and renowned author Susan Furlong.   Stuff we mentioned today:Susan FurlongJon LandKathleen AntrimR.L. SteinWalter MosleySteve BerryDonald Maass The Fourth Monkey by J.D. BarkerThe Silent Corner by Dean KoontzThe Breakout Novelist by Donald MaassThe Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
This podcast comes to you not from our usual cafe but from the road, on our way home from the 2018 Pikes Peak Writers Conference.Pikes Peak WritersLaurell K. HamiltonMary Robinette KowalJason EvansJennie MartsDarby KarchutStory GridJim GaffiganDIY MFA – Gabriela Pereira   Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
What Do You Write?

What Do You Write?

2018-07-01--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Cell by Stephen KingLaurel K HamiltonDisappointedBig Magic by Elizabeth GilbertThe Marshall Plan by Evan MarshallAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane AndersCaught Up in a Cowboy by Jennie MartsAdulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams BrownStein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by Sol SteinWicked River Jenny Milchman Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

2017-10-28--:--:--

Giveaway to celebrate NaNoWriMo:If you win NaNoWriMo, send me a link to your profile on the NaNo website showing that you’ve completed your 50,000 words and finished, and I’ll send you an autographed copy of one of my published novels for free!Stuff we mentioned today:National Novel Writing MonthNo Plot? No Problem! Chris BatyLemony Snicket’s Pep Talk Ready, Set, Novel! Chris Baty, Lindsey Grant, Tavia StewartNaNoWriMo Young Writers ProgramA Soft Murmur online sound machineStory Grid Nano podcastWrite or Die productivity siteThe 30-Day Novel Lynn JohnstonJami Gold’s worksheetsMcSweeney’sBestselling books that started as Nanovels“I Will Not Bow” Breaking BenjaminOld Man and the Sea Ernest HemingwaySave the Cat Blake SnyderThe War of Art Steven PressfieldWill and Grace#nanowrimo#nanowrimo2017#amwriting#nanoprepEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Humility

Humility

2017-10-21--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Bull DurhamSecrets of Story Matt BirdNorthern Colorado WritersGrant BlackwoodSpeak Louisa HallHow to write good legal stuffMike BirbigliaParamount TheatreEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Critique Groups

Critique Groups

2017-10-02--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Harvard Law School ParodyIllumifyMichael F. HaspilMarc GrahamLighthouse Writers WorkshopRocky Mountain Fiction WritersInternational Thriller WritersRocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Grub StreetCambridge Writers WorkshopAnthony FranzeDon’t Try to Find Me Holly BrownStolen Carey BaldwinThe Mystics of Mile End Sigal SamuelPrivate Citizens Tony TulathimutteThe Underground Railroad Colson WhiteheadEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Thrillerfest Interviews

Thrillerfest Interviews

2017-08-14--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Laura McHugh, author of WEIGHT OF BLOOD and ARROWOODCarey Baldwin, USA Today bestselling thriller authorAlex Dolan, author of THE EUTHANIST and THE EMPRESS OF TEMPERACome From AwayEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Thrillerfest 2017

Thrillerfest 2017

2017-08-05--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:The Story Grid by Shawn CoyneThe Secrets of Story by Matt BirdStory Engineering by Larry BrooksCHLOE HAWKER, WRITER. BOOK WIZARD. FUTURE LAWYER.Email us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Secondary Characters

Secondary Characters

2017-01-11--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:END OF THE ROAD by LS HawkerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter Series by JK RowlingAfter Anna by Alex LakeHunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne CollinsFallen by Lauren KateToo Close to Home by Linwood BarclayReal PlansMoanaFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Villains and Antagonists

Villains and Antagonists

2016-10-20--:--:--

Apologies for the first five minutes of the recording–the audio is badly synched. Skip to 5:50 to listen to the rest of it.Stuff we mentioned today:PresbiciaAesop’s FablesPolly’s Pancake PalaceBonfire of the VanitiesHarry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixNo Country for Old Men Cormac McCarthyX-Men MagnetoThe GodfatherSilence of the Lambs Thomas HarrisSweeney ToddJames BondThe IncrediblesThe Dresden Files Jim ButcherUnder the Dome Stephen KingMean Streak Sandra BrownSpy Kids 3DSave the Cat Blake SnyderArrowood Laura McHughOne Dead, Two to Go Elena HartwellRazor Girl Carl HiaasenA Necessary End Holly BrownThe Couple Next Door Shari LapenaThe Girl on the Train Paula HawkinsBig Magic Elizabeth GilbertThe Perfect Girl Gilly MacmillanWhat She Knew Gilly MacmillanThe New Jim Crow Michelle AlexanderJust Mercy Bryan StevensonEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Endings

Endings

2016-09-29--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Final episode Star Trek: Next GenerationThe Awakening by Kate ChopinMillion Dollar BabyJacob’s LadderHow I Met Your MotherSole Survivor by Dean KoontzEnder’s Game by Orson Scott CardThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins1984 by George OrwellDeep Wizardry by Diane DuaneFlatland by Edwin A. AbbottEragon by Christopher PaoliniChronicles of Narnia by CS LewisPeeps by Scott WesterfeldThe Giver by Lois LowrySeinfeldStation Eleven by Emily St. John MandelEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Bouchercon

Bouchercon

2016-09-22--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:Run You Down by Julia DahlChecklist for Murder by Anthony FlaccoThe Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane MoriartyDru’s Book MusingsEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
Criticism

Criticism

2016-09-06--:--:--

Stuff we mentioned today:@chloechristine21 InstagramThe Law School Diaries: Moving InPantryCheckPomotodoEveryDollarThe Unprocrastination Challenge SeptemberDropkick Murphys Pandora stationMarc Graham, authorThe Kingdom of Speech by Tom WolfeThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter SwansonTruly Madly Guilty by Liane MoriartyEmail us at LivelyGrindCafe@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @LivelyGrindCafeLike us on FacebookCall us on GoogleVoice: 412-22-write (412-229-7483)
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