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October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Episode 48: Manjula Martin

Today's guest is Manjula Martin, the creator of Who Pays Writers and the editor of Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living . Her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Pacific Standard, Aeon Magazine, Hazlitt Magazine, Nieman Storyboard, and The Awl, among other publications.

Martin’s next nonfiction book will be Fruit Trees for Every Garden, cowritten with Orin Martin, forthcoming in Fall 2019 from Ten Speed Press.

Martin is the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, the National Magazine Award–winning fiction and art magazine published by Francis Ford Coppola. She has previously worked in varied editorial and writing capacities with book and magazine publishers, nonprofit organizations, and arts organizations. She lives in San Francisco. You can find her at manjulamartin.com.

We talk about:

  • What Manjula has learned from many years of writing, blogging and editing about writers and money;
  • Balancing (or not) many creative projects when you have a day job;
  • The importance of prioritizing the work you consider to be your art;
  • YOLO;
  • Her gardening book coming out in 2019;
  • Branding and genre-hopping

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review usin 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.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá 

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October 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Pep Talk 11: Failure isn’t really failure

This pep talk is an excerpt from episode 23, our interview with librarian and filmmaker Ashley Maynor. It's about creative failure, and how it isn't really failure.

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

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

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October 25, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

Pep Talk 10: Touch your work daily

This pep talk is an excerpt from episode 23, our interview with librarian and filmmaker Ashley Maynor. It's on the importance of keeping in touch with your creative projects everyday, especially when life gets busy.

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

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

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October 22, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Pep Talk 9: Letting Go When Obstacles Arise

Meghan's had some unexpected travel delays, so I'm recording for you the pep talk I gave her this morning, when we were talking about how we might record.

This pep talk is all about letting go when obstacles make your life harder. You don't need to come up with new tasks to make up for the delay; maybe the best thing to do is take a nap or do some yoga. 

Use this pep talk when you're feeling frustrated about your plans getting derailed.

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

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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October 15, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 47: Following Your Intuition

We’re on today with another update episode, talking about following your intuition — when you know it’s time to move on to something new, and working through what it means to quit. We talk about how to find freedom in making a big change, getting inspiration and comfort from other writers’ journeys, and spin out some absurd metaphors, as usual.

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.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcast or Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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October 8, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Episode 46: Was There A Golden Age of Short Stories?

In Episode 46, we do some myth-busting in our exploration of whether there was really a golden age of short stories. When was it? Were people really able to make a living writing short stories? What's the short story market like now? 

What we found out:

  • We're proponents of the theory that there was a long golden age
  • Maybe it was better
  • But it wasn't really that good

We talk about Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gaskill and others, and we talk about what people say they get paid now.

Finally, we talk about the update Susan Dennard sent out to her earlier newsletter post, Income As A Writer - with comments from her agent Joanna Volpe. The original post is here.

You can listen to the episode right here on this page, or get Marginally on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever get your podcasts.

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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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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October 3, 2018 @ 12:05 am

Pep Talk 8: Just deal with it

Today's pep talk comes from a conversation Meghan had with her 8-year-old son, Thomas, and some pretty solid advice he gave.

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

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

Theme music is "It's Time" by Scaricá Ricascá

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October 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Episode 45: Catching up, and learning from Ursula K. LeGuin

This episode is one of our regular check-ins, where we talk openly about how our writing and day job balancing act is going. In this one, both of us have been really busy with various things - including finding new routines - and haven't had much chance to write lately. We talk about dealing with our expectations and about trying to be less rigid with our schedules (but still find a way to get work done).

Then, we talk about the acceptance speech that Ursula K. Le Guin gave at the National Book Awards in 2014 (video and transcript here).

As always, we'd love for you to take a minute to rate and review usin 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.

Find us on Instagram @marginallypodcastor Facebook. Meghan's on Twitter @meghanembee, and Olivia’s @roamingolivia

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