For writers, by writers.
From left to right, top to bottom: Richard, Amy, Tessa, Gerry, Spencer, Jeremy, and Nick.
Writing is a twisting path of exploration that can lead to meaningful and impactful moments of disastrous ruin or great achievement. It’s a vehicle of self-discovery; it can change the way one thinks and lives their life. Writing can change the course of history and it can define the way the story is remembered.
We dedicate this podcast to the liberty that comes with writing, and to the writers who toil each and every day to perfect their craft. Together, we can build our muscles as writers and raise the standard of our art.
1. Why We Became Writers
What drives us to write? From where do we get our passion and inspiration? In this episode, we talk about our stories as writers, the challenges we’ve surmounted, and the reasons our writing brings us peace, joy, and fulfillment.
2. Slice Through Your Writing Block
They say, if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work again. And although we all love to write, the truth is that brilliant writing takes hard work and attention to detail. Listen in to get actionable tips on fine-tuning your prose.
3. Get Paid For Your Writing
Writing is an awesome hobby, but let’s face it — it’s better if you’re getting paid for it. We talk about our experience as professional and freelance writers, where we’ve found the best income opportunities, and we give some actionable insight on scoring your next gig.
4. Take Your Writing to the Next Level
Tessa, Nick, Amy, Jonathan, and Richard may not be perfect writers, but they are experienced writers. They share some feedback and experiences from their own lives that have helped them to take their writing to the next level.
5. Emotions and Writing
How does writing affect you emotionally? What emotions motivate you and which cause you to shut down? Join Jonathan, Tessa, Amy, Richard, and Nick as they explore the complex relationship between emotions and writing.
6. Movies That Writers Love
Which films do you think have the best writing? Can you think of any books where the movie version was actually better? What makes an excellent screenplay? Check out Amy’s debut as host of the Rogue Writers Podcast
7. Our Writing Rituals
What’s your ideal writing environment? Do you need complete silence, or do you prefer to follow along with a podcast? Are their beverages, snacks, or accessories that take your motivation to the next level?
8. What Inspires Us?
Do you get more inspiration from the park or the beach, movies or books? Join Gerry, Tessa, Jonathan, Amy, and Nick for a podcast where we discuss the many things that inspire us.
9. Useful Skills for Writers
What does it take to be a good writer? Creativity, self-discipline, and typing skills are useful, but what other skills are required. Join Amy as she hosts an episode of the Rogue Writers Podcast where we explore the issue of Writing Skills with Richard, Gerry, Nick, and Tessa.
10. We Read Our Flash Fiction Stories
Flash fiction stories are less than 1000 words, and we’ve each written one for this episode of the podcast. The stories range from dark and surreal, and thought-provoking and sweet, to straight up sci-fi.
11. Profiling Dead Writers
Who’s your favorite dead writer? If you could bring back one writer and ask them anything, who would you choose? In this episode hosted by Amy, Gerry, Richard, Tessa, and Nick each choose a dead writer to discuss.
12. Q&A with the Rogue Writers
How do you take your self out of your writing when writing about other characters? Get to know the Rogue Writers in this Q&A session that explores a variety of interesting topics. Hear a haiku about their life, recent book purchases, and more.
13. The Importance of Writing in Music
Which songs do you think have the best writing? How important are lyrics and meaning to you when it comes to music? Join Amy, Tessa, Richard, and Nick for a podcast where we explore various aspects of writing in music.
14. Mistakes, Tips, and Lessons
Join Amy, Richard, Spencer, Jeremy, and Nick for a discussion of traits we have that are both a curse and a blessing, mistakes and tips we’ve learned as writers, and times we were the hero and times we were the villain in a particular situation.
15. How We Resolve Conflict
What aspect of your life provides the most conflict? Is it ever better to avoid conflict? How do you deal with it? Join Tessa, Richard, Gerry, Spencer, and Nick in an episode where we discuss our perspectives on conflict and how we resolve the conflict in our lives.
16. New Flash Fictions & Writing Prompts
Writing prompts are useful tools for exploring new ideas or for getting started on a work of fiction. In this episode, each participant used a writing prompt to inspire their new Flash Fiction stories and read them on the podcast.
17. Dream Jobs for Writers
What is your dream job? Have you ever worked at a job expecting great things and had it turn out surprisingly bad? The Rogue Writers team discusses their experiences with jobs they loved or hated and breaks down the three writing-related dream jobs they’d love to have.
18. The Motivation Episode
Join Nick, Amy, Tessa, Spencer, and Jeremy for a podcast that focuses on motivation – from motivating books to the most motivating person in our lives, discover some motivational resources you may not be aware of and a unique motivational lesson from each of our lives.
19. Our Fan Fiction Stories
One way to practice writing is to write a Fan Fiction using characters that already exist. In this fun, fast-paced episode, we each write a fan fiction involving a popular film franchise. Listen to fan fictions based on Star Wars, Kill Bill, Fast and the Furious, Great Gatsby, and the Avengers.
20. The Interview Episode
What was the last interview you were involved in? Whether it was for a journalism assignment, a freelancing article, or for a job you’ve always wanted, odds are you’ve done some memorable interviews in your life. Check out our interview with published author Gerry Ellen.
21. What Are Your Nerdiest Hobbies?
What is that thing that you can’t wait to do when you leave work? Join Jonathan, Jeremy, Spencer, Amy, and Nick for an episode where we each discuss the hobbies we’re most obsessed about, and how they affect our writing.
22. Tips for Improving Writing Speed
Are you a fast writer? What’s more important creativity and decisiveness or typing speed? What techniques do you use to improve your writing speed? Join Amy, Jeremy, Jonathan, Spencer, and Nick in a podcast where we discuss our greatest tips for writing faster.
23. Guess the Themes of Our Flash Fictions
Join Jeremy, Spencer, Amy, and Nick for an episode that explores themes – the themes of popular films, the themes of the new flash fictions we wrote, and even the themes that represent our lives. Can you guess the themes we used in our stories?
24. The Best Halloween Stories and Characters
What’s your favorite Halloween character or horror film? Join Amy, Spencer, Jeremy, Nick, and Jonathan for an episode that explores our favorite Halloween stories and characters.
25. Suspense in Writing and Film
Do you enjoy suspense? Listen here! If you’re brave enough. Join Nick, Jonathan, Spencer, Amy, and Jeremy for a podcast that explores how suspense is used in writing and film across various genres.
26. Our Horror Flash Fictions
Do you enjoy writing scary stories? What scares you? Join Amy, Jeremy, Spencer, Nick, and Tyler for a podcast where we read our horror flash fiction stories.
27. What are our Worst Fears?
Join Jonathan, Jenna, Jeremy, Spencer, and Nick for a podcast where we explore our worst fears. Each of us digs into our past to talk about the times we were truly afraid.
28. Our Modernized Horror Flash Fictions
Join Amy, Jeremy, Gerry, Spencer, and Nick for the last in the October Halloween series of podcasts. For this episode, the Rogue Writers have each written a story of 1000 words or less, and the theme is modernized versions of Horror stories.
29. “The Books and Films that Inspire Us Most”
Which books or films have made an impact on your life? Join Jonathan, Amy, Celeste, Jacque, and Nick for a podcast where we discuss the experiences, books, and films that influence us most.
30. The Best and Worst Endings
No matter what kind of writing you do, it’s the ending that makes it memorable. Join Jonathan, Spencer, Jacque, Celeste, and Nick for a podcast about the best and worst endings we’ve seen in various genres.
31. Date Nights and Love Stories
What’s your most memorable date night? Which movie has a love story that really stood out for you? Join Gerry, Nick, Jeremy, Jacque, and Jonathan for a podcast that explores our experiences with date nights and love stories.
32. Gratitude and Flash Fictions
What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving? Join Amy, Jeremy, Spencer, Tyler, and Nick for a discussion of Thanksgiving, gratitude, and flash fictions that have an element of gratitude.