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March 26, 2018 @ 12:30 am

Episode 29: Short Stories

In this episode, we talk short stories, in response to a listener request. We talk about reading (and not reading) short stories, how we use them in our own writing practice, and how nonfiction writers can get in on the game with essays.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show.  

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March 19, 2018 @ 1:54 am

Episode 28: Mini episode with a new segment and what’s working now

Episode 28 is short in duration but rich in news and content. We give a shout-out to two listeners who listed us in their favorite podcast lists (LitandPie and Audrey J Martin). Thanks again for that!

Then we talk about a new occasional feature that we're calling "You can do it, too," all about margin-writers we've been reading about, who've used their day job in their writing or who talk about their day jobs.

And finally, we've got a What's Working Now/Everything's Terrible.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

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March 14, 2018 @ 10:26 am

Pep Talk 3: Hamid Ismailov | The Value of Day Jobs

Frustrated with your day job? Struggling to find time to write? Questioning why you're attempting this balancing act and ready to chuck it all? Listen to novelist and journalist Hamid Ismailov's encouraging advice in this short pep talk episode whenever you need a reminder of what matters in a storytelling life.

These short pep talks are designed to give you a little boost of motivation or inspiration and help you along with your day and your project.

You can find more information and get in touch on our website, marginallypodcast.com. 

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March 12, 2018 @ 12:30 am

Episode 27: Journalist & novelist Hamid Ismailov reminds us why we keep our day jobs

On today's episode, BBC journalist and prolific novelist Hamid Ismailov shares his inspirational but practical worldview relating to why he keeps his day job as a journalist (for the stories) and how he structures his writing life. He also tells us how he engages with the many literary traditions that he comes into contact with in his globe-trotting life - Russia, Central Asia, London and many others.

Hamid is the Editor of the Central Asia service at the BBC World Service, and he is the author of numerous books in Russian and Uzbek, which have been translated into English and many other languages. His most recent book is The Devils’ Dance. One of his first books to receive widespread acclaim in English is The Railway, which has an untraditional, folkloric structure and many fantastic characters. Since then, in English he has published several books, including The Dead Lake, about the area of Kazakhstan where nuclear testing had occurred previously, an elegy about Moscow called The Undergroundand A Poet and Bin Laden, and many more books and artistic projects that have not been tranlsated. He was formerly the BBC’s Writer in Residence, and during that time he wrote many lovely blog posts.

We really enjoyed our conversation with him and we think you will, too.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

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March 5, 2018 @ 12:21 am

Episode 26: Writing prompt responses and reveal for Feb/March

In today's episode, we read through our responses to the February writing prompts - all about adapting your work to the style of a book on your bookshelf.

And, even better, we got a listener prompt response for the January writing prompt, about describing someone's job search. We loved reading Maria's response, and we think you'll like it too.

Then we played "What's Working Now / Everything's Terrible," and both landed somewhere in the middle, muddling through some important stages of our books but kind of itching to move on.

Finally, we launched our March writing prompt, a one-word prompt.

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review us in your podcast app, as this helps other listeners find the show. 

 

Visit our website, marginallypodcast.com, for complete show notes and to get in touch.

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