Endlessly Writing: A Writer’s Journey
#17 - Find a Challenging Friend

#17 - Find a Challenging Friend

March 1, 2018

Host Ian Philpot shares a challenge he received from a good friend about what he should be writing...and, while he doesn't like it, he knows it's the right thing. That's the benefit of a good, challenging friendship—a friend will challenge you to do what you need to do instead of letting you do what you want to do.

If you need a challenging friend, feel free to reach out to Ian using the contant info below.

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#16 - What the World Needs from Writers (A Motivational Rant)

#16 - What the World Needs from Writers (A Motivational Rant)

January 19, 2018

Host Ian Philpot talks about the importance of original writing in today's world and why you need to get off your butt and get your story ideas out into the world.

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#15 - Writing Goals (and an Introduction to 85K90)

#15 - Writing Goals (and an Introduction to 85K90)

January 4, 2018

It's a new year and a new opportunity to create writing goals. Host Ian Philpot shares some tips for setting writing goals for 2018 as well as some motivation to get you writing and a challenge to join 85K90 — a website focused on writing and publishing a book in a year.

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#14 - NaNoWriMo 2017 Is in the Books (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

#14 - NaNoWriMo 2017 Is in the Books (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

December 1, 2017

Alas, poor WriMo! I knew him, Listener, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.

Host Ian Philpot congratulates all participants of this year's National Novel Writing Month and looks ahead to the future of the podcast.

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#13 - NaNoWriMo Home Stretch

#13 - NaNoWriMo Home Stretch

November 28, 2017

Host Ian Philpot shares some encouragement and motivation as National Novel Writing Month nears its end.

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#12 - Writing and Breathing… What else do you need from life? (An Interview with Blair Lewis)

#12 - Writing and Breathing… What else do you need from life? (An Interview with Blair Lewis)

November 22, 2017

Host Ian Philpot interviews Blair Lewis of Alive and Healthy (aliveandhealthy.com, podcast). Blair talks about his writing process, how he manages stress, and even takes listeners through a breathing exercise to help writer's past stress and fear and toward their writing goals.

Blair Lewis is an author, integrative health professional and mentor for personal transformation. For over 30 years he has been sharing solutions for life’s pains and losses in a style of satire, truth, tenderness and eye-popping insights. His wealth of knowledge on suffering and how to recover from a total collapse of trust, health and loving relationships will inspire you and steady you.

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#11 - NaNoWriMo and Writer’s Block

#11 - NaNoWriMo and Writer’s Block

November 20, 2017

Host Ian Philpot talks about dealing with writer's block during National Novel Writing Month. 

Here is the list of Ian covers:

  • Hydrate
  • Do something boring
  • Do a breathing exercise
  • Get motivated
  • Cut off your senses
  • Change your writing setting
  • Write
  • Get in community

 

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#10 - NaNoWriMo Encouragement and Reading

#10 - NaNoWriMo Encouragement and Reading

November 14, 2017

Host Ian Philpot encourages participants in National Novel Writing Month and shares some thoughts on reading based on this quote from Stephen King: "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."

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#9 - NaNoWriMo Weekend Writing and Congruency

#9 - NaNoWriMo Weekend Writing and Congruency

November 10, 2017

Host Ian Philpot talks about this poll on Twitter and about how he's seeing his story coming together on its own.

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#8 - NaNoWriMo Safe Babies and Anti-lyrical Beats

#8 - NaNoWriMo Safe Babies and Anti-lyrical Beats

November 8, 2017

Host Ian Philpot gives a reminder to back up your National Novel Writing Month novel and encourages you to listen to music (or sounds, I guess) that set the mood for your novel.

Click here to listen to Ian's novel writing playlist. Fair warning: This playlist is dark and moody. Do not use if you're writing a happy novel. 

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